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Long-distance 3D laser camera unveiled by Edinburgh team

3D Camera - BBC

A camera able to create 3D images up to one kilometre (0.62 miles) away has been developed by a team in Edinburgh. Physicists at Heriot-Watt University developed a technique which uses lasers to scan almost any object. With extra research, the camera's range could extend to 10km (6.2 miles), the team said.


Sony upgrades entry-level cameras

Sony NEX-3N

After plenty of rumor-milling, Sony Europe has spilled the beans on two new interchangeable-lens cameras, the NEX-3N and the A58. The two cameras now sit as the entry points for Sony’s interchangeable camera lines, promising midrange performance in beginner-friendly, compact bodies. Can this little camera replace your DSLR?

Sony RX1

The Sony RX1 is an attempt to achieve the impossible: the image quality and flexibility of a 35mm DSLR in the palm of your hand. With a remarkable fixed 35mm f/2 Carl Zeiss lens, 24.3-megapixel full frame sensor, and a jaw-dropping $2800 price tag, the RX1 has certainly settled all doubts about who makes the best compact digital camera on the market.


Gadget Watch: Samsung lens flips from 2-D to 3-D

Cameras that can record in 3-D are usually pretty complicated, sporting two lenses instead of one, to mimic human binocular vision. Samsung says it has a more elegant solution: a single lens that can go from 2-D to 3-D mode with the flip of a switch.


Long Beach police to use 400 cameras citywide to fight crime

Tapping into hundreds of privately owned cameras, the system synchronizes law enforcement data with real-time video feeds from parks, beaches and business corridors. Long Beach police now have eyes everywhere.


Sony Unveils Plans to Revive Company

Kazuo Hirai said he would focus Sony’s resources away from its unprofitable television business and more toward mobile devices, cameras and games.


Nokia 808 PureView Has a Monster 41-Megapixel Camera

Nokia 808 PureView

Thought that Symbian was dead? Think again: at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has just announced the 808 Pureview, a flagship Symbian device with a 41-megapixel camera.


Kodak to stop making cameras, digital frames


Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday that it will stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames, marking the end of an era for the company that brought photography to the masses more than a century ago.


Eastman Kodak Files For Bankruptcy After Years Of Falling Sales

Kodak Bankruptcy

Eastman Kodak Co filed for bankruptcy on Thursday in a bid to survive a liquidity crisis after years of falling sales related to the decline of its namesake film business. The once-iconic photographic film pioneer, which had tried to restructure to become a seller of consumer products like cameras, said it had also obtained a $950 million, 18-month credit facility from Citigroup to keep it going.


NPD: US holiday electronics sales drop 5.9 percent

A research firm says U.S. sales of consumer electronics fell 5.9 percent this past holiday season, as smartphones cannibalize sales of standalone gadgets like cameras, camcorders and GPS navigation devices.


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