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Samsung ISOCELL technology promises better colors in low light than BSI for smartphone/smaller sensors, September 24, 2013
From the world of sensors and R&D, Samsung is promising better colors in low light than BSI (backlit) sensors with its new ISOCELL technology. The claims are made at the Samsung Tomomorrow Electronics blog. It includes an sample picture crop... Continue

R&D: Nikon patent stacks Autofocus and Imaging sensors, July 25, 2013
It is raining patents since companies hire researchers to produce research which in turn turns into ammo for the lawyers. But I'm digressing. One new interesting patent from Nikon stacks the autofocus and imaging sensors together! You can read the... Continue

EXIF this: new Sony patent adds your vital signs to the picture metadata, July 19, 2013
The convergence of digital technologies allow for all kinds of creative ways of using data and technology. One new Sony patent wants to add your vital signs (such as temperature, pulse, etc) into the picture's metadata assuming the camera or... Continue

R&D: Bell Labs research shows camera with single-sensing pixel and NO Lens, June 5, 2013
The research still flows at Bell Labs! In a new paper published at Andy Bernard's alma mater, Bell Labs researchers share their research of a single-sensing pixel taking pictures. Taking pictures _without_ a lens! The paper is available as a... Continue

Intel powered Gesture camera demoed at Engadget (will this find its way in photography cameras?), April 11, 2013
Engadget has a video demo of a new Intel-powered gesture camera by Creative Interactive. This is similar to Microsoft's Kinect technology. Of photography interest in this case, it will be interesting to see if or when or how this type... Continue

R&D: dorky glasses to block photography and facial recognition, February 14, 2013
Research at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan proposes a new pair of dorky looking glasses that block facial recognition picture taking. A summary can be found at DIY Photography along with the five page research press release in... Continue

Kickstarter: the Lynx, a Point and Shoot 3D camera for 3D modeling and printing, February 3, 2013
A new Kickstarter project is developing the Lynx, a point and shoot 3D camera for 3D modeling and 3D printing. This is a special purpose camera that has the shape of a tablet and is to be used for modeling... Continue

R&D: Panasonic offers more details on SmartFSI pixel structure, January 16, 2013
Sensor geekery now. Panasonic published some more details on their SmartFSI pixel structure at their Image Sensors page. The two SmartfSI pixel structure images may remind some of ...dentistry... (via Image Sensors World). Continue

Hands-on videos: Photo editing (and more) with 20-inch Panasonic 4K tablet (and giant HDTV), January 8, 2013
We only mentioned the announcement links for this in our morning post, but now there are more hands-on videos and pictures, so here we go again. Panasonic showed a 20-inch 4K resolution Windows 8 prototype tablet with pen input at... Continue

Practical Patent: Digital Back for Film SLRs (by Nikon), December 30, 2012
As the patent wars intensify and armies of lawyers counter-sue each other until the judges get irritated and kick them out, so do the waves of new patents filed. Some patents are for real, some are carpet-bombing, some are defensive,... Continue

Toshiba reveals Light Field Photography project (oppa Lytro style!), December 27, 2012
Lytro is not the only game in town when it comes to light field photography. Toshiba has revealed that they are working on a new digital imaging module that offers light field technology advantages. They will use half a million... Continue

Kickstarter 3D printing project raises $1.5 million in one week, October 2, 2012
Most of photography so far lives in the world of 2D. There have been attempts at 3D cameras, but mostly they have been for the boldly-going adventurous early-adopters. Part of the challenge with 3D is that 3D printing is a... Continue

Pentax Ricoh showing prototype 360-degree spherical camera at Photokina, September 19, 2012
As more and more people explore the Photokina booths, more gems are discovered! Quesabeade has spotted a prototype of what looks like a 360-degree spherical camera developed by Pentax Ricoh. It looks like a cross between an hourglass, a dumbbell... Continue

Newsbytes: Getty Images sells for $3.3 billion, GiMP 2.8, R&D 100k dpi printing, etc, August 15, 2012
The newsy buffers have filled up, so it is time to let the newsy news escape into the atmosphere... + Getty Images sells for $3.3 billion at NY Times Dealbook (via APE) and BJoP; interview with Getty Images CEO at... Continue

Newsbytes: Samsung T-primes, RED Dragon fire, Panasonic X-Ray SD, etc, August 10, 2012
A number of newsy items have filled up the buffers, time to empty the buffers with a new edition of the Newsbytes! + Samyang announces Cinema T-versions of their 14mm, 21mm and 35mm primes via dpreview and LMdlP et al... Continue

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