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Not-a-Camera Wooden Camera Necklace is Actually a Camera

Wooden Camera Necklace

So this is the Not-a-Camera necklace, and it’s the exact opposite of what it’s name says it is. The necklace features a larger-than-the-usual wooden pendant in the shape of a camera, and even though it’s name insists that it isn’t a camera, it actually is. It’s hard to believe that this thin wooden thing is capable of taking 3.5-megapixel pictures, but it can be used to record HD video too.

The Not-a-Camera’s maker, Olivia, originally made the camera for her 101-year-old grandmother (who also happens to be named Olivia), so that the latter would have a camera at hand (or rather, around her neck) that was both light and easy to use.

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Printing Memories: Fujifilm Instax Printer

Fujifilm Instax Printer

 

Fujifilm’s Instax series of cameras are basically the newer generation of Polaroids, except they give you smaller-sized prints and are available in a wide assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes. Taking the concept of instant memories one step further, they’ve recently unveiled the Instax Printer. Granted, portable photo printers aren’t exactly anything new, but this one is still worth having for people who dig Instax and instant pictures.

The Instax Printer hooks up with most smartphones to print photos from Facebook, Instagram, or your camera roll on actual film. Just fire up the printer’s companion app to sync and edit photos, add filters, and print them. The printer retails for $200 and will be released on June 1st.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gear Hungry ]

Take 3D Images Using Your Smartphone With LazeeEye

LazeeEye

A 3D camera is expensive. A smartphone with an attachment that turns it into a 3D camera is not. I mean, you’ve already bought your phone anyway. Might as well cough up twenty more bucks to take three-dimensional images than spend hundreds of dollars on a 3D camera that you won’t be using at all times.

The attachment is called the LazeeEye and it works by making use of a laser illuminator hardware add-on and a stereo vision processing app that work together to bring you your 3D images. 

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Print Photos Anytime, Anywhere With LifePrint

LifePrint

LifePrint brings something different to the table when it comes to wireless printers. It connects to your iOS or Android device via WiFi or Bluetooth so you can print pictures mere seconds after you’ve taken them. It works with an app that lets you print 3″ x 4″ photos even when you’re away from home or wherever the printer is. You’ll also be able to beam and print images on your friend and family’s printers when you want to share moments as they happen.

LifePrint is also a “physical” photo social network as it lets you follow your favorite photographers, celebrities, family, and friends, printing out images they share to you in turn.

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Foldio is the First Foldable Studio for Smartphones

Foldio

Most smartphones are equipped with shooters that rival digital cameras. In fact, some phones capture images that are better than those captured using digital cameras, giving rise to something called Phoneography. Studios are built for standalone cameras, so isn’t it high time for smartphone camera subjects to have their own studios, too?

Orange Monkie seems to agree with this, which is why they came up with Foldio. It’s dubbed as the “first foldable studio for smartphones” and its creators boast that users will be able to take studio-quality pictures with the ultra-portable studio.

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Put That Lens Cap To Some Use, Aside From, You Know, Capping Your Lens

Snapper-Capper

Lens caps are essential. Lens caps are also pretty useless when they’re not protecting your lens. The Snapper Cap pictured above makes use of the little space between the lens and the cap by introducing a slim plastic insert that allows you to carry an extra memory card. And that right there’s pretty useful, considering how quickly cards can fill up if you shoot a lot. The inserts come in formats that accept SD cards with all size caps, CF cards with 67mm, 72mm and 77mm caps, and even little wipes in the same formats that accept CF cards. It’s cost you a $15 pledge on Kickstarter to get yours, if funding is achieved.

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You Might Be Able To Buy A Slow-Motion Camera For Almost Not A Lot Of Money

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Slow motion footage, at least the very slow kind, can be expensive to capture. Cameras that shoot at such high frame rates aren’t sold in your local Walmart, and it’s rare for anyone but the most motivated of individuals to purchase one. But if Edgertronic has its way, you could get your hands on one such device for roughly $5,000. Yeah, that’s still a lot of cash, but it’s about 10% of what a Phantom Flex would cost. What does the money get you? Up to 17,791 frames per second is what. Granted, that’s at a 192 X 96 resolution, but you can still get 494 fps at 1280 X 1024, and quite a few other combinations in between. Better yet, resolutions are adjustable axis-independently in multiples of 16, meaning you can get 4,130 possible combinations, for the exact kind of shot you want. There’s also a rolling 8 second buffer so you can capture shots even after they occur, which is pretty nifty when you’re trying to film things that happen quickly. The camera ships with a 50mm F1.8D Nikon lens, but will accept any Nikon F-mount optics.

If you’ve been itching to get into super slow-mo but just couldn’t think of a way to do it, now may be your chance.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Project Your Flash Up To 8 Times Further With This Horseshoe Attachment

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Yes, it’s better to take pictures without the flash, or at the very least, without the basic pop-up flash. But if you’re in no position to adjust your ISO settings, and stabilize the camera for a longer exposure, you really have to. Thing is, there’s a very limited range to flashes, seeing as the light goes off in all directions. The Rogue Safari DSLR Pop-up Flash Booster uses a special Fresnel lens to focus the light from the existing flash, and project it outwards up to 8 times as far as normal. Used in conjunction with 100mm+ lenses, you should be able to catch a decent shot of the raccoons stealing your trash without even having to leave your front porch.

It’s not compatible with ever model of camera, but if your device is a Canon or Nikon in APS-C or DX format DSLR built in the past five years, you should be good to go. It’s $35.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Forgot Your Tripod? Mount Your Camera On the Public Camera Stand Instead

Public Camera Stand

So you found the perfect spot to take a photo as a souvenir from your much-deserved vacation. You could use a tripod, ask some passerby to take your photo, or use the clever public camera stand instead. Unfortunately, the latter is only available in select locations, but hey, at least it’s another option.

These public camera stands are built by Sunpole, a Japan-based manufacturer of flagpoles and other outdoor products. The stand pictured above was spotted at a scenic area in Enoshima Island in Japan. It’s basically a tall structure with a small platform at the top, with a notch off to one side to hold your camera.Continue Reading