August 26, 2016

Technology Trends: Photography

Digital technology and the web have drastically changed how we take, edit, store, and share photos. This week, in our “Technology Trends” series, we take a closer look at how technological development has impacted the art and science of photography.

Fujifilm’s New Wireless Printer Turns Your Phone Into a PolaroidWired

Fujifilm’s second edition photo-printer lets you take a picture with your phone, apply an Instagram-like filter, and print the edited photo. The printer is portable, contains a rechargeable battery, and wirelessly connects to your phone. This miniature device creates quality photos in less than 10 seconds and weighs less than a pound.

This Pocketable Camera Gear Will Change the Way You Take Travel PhotosThe Wall Street Journal

With camera phones sending point-and-shoot cameras into obscurity, many travelers find purchasing professional DSLRs costly and bulky to carry around. This article highlights alternative options for frequent travelers who enjoy photography – namely, the lightweight camera gear, such as an attachable smartphone lens.

Xiaomi Debuts the Mi Drone, a 4K Quadcopter That Is Great For the PriceDigital Trends

While UAVs, or drones, aren’t new to the scene, adding cameras to them is. The China-based firm Xiaomo unveiled the Mi Drone, an inexpensive quadcopter with a built-in camera capable of shooting up to 4K video. What the Mi Drone lacks in aesthetically it makes up for with software. Not only can the drone remain within a virtual boundary, but it is also programmed to automatically return to the controller when it is running low on battery.

Toshiba Camera Breakthrough Adds New Dimension to PhotographyForbes

Toshiba has developed a method for capturing color images with a single lens, which is much more efficient than the traditional method requiring multiple lenses or radar emitters. This system hopes to reduce cost and save camera’s storage space. Toshiba has multiple ideas about how their innovative camera can be used, including turning it into a building parking assistant.

Raspberry Pi Zero Gets a 3D-Printable Wearable Camera The Inquirer

Raspberry Pi Zero released a wearable camera that can be worn as a necklace and used to record daily activities. This wearable device is ideal for recording long events, such as weddings or parties, without impeding recorded functionality. Aside from being used for recreational purposes, the necklace camera could also aid people suffering from memory impairments by allowing them to review the footage and help improve memory-building capacity.