Smartphone cameras tread closer to high-end power

Mar 1, 2014

Smartphone cameras tread closer to high-end power

Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung Electronics Co. has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for release in April and added smarter software, following handset camera upgrades by Sony and Nokia. The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous on social ...

Helmet cameras now all the rage among skiers

Nov 22, 2013

Helmet cameras now all the rage among skiers

There are moments on the slopes when skiers wish all eyes were on them. But the next best thing is here: helmet cameras, which enable skiers to photograph and videotape their own descents, jumps and tracks to show off later. Helmet cams have become ...

New camera offers bug's view of world

May 3, 2013

New camera offers bug's view of world

Taking their cue from nature, engineers have built a camera using stretchable electronics that scans the world like a fly's compound eye — with a wide field of view and no distortion.

Photography buff thrives in the capital of cameras

Mar 23, 2013

Photography buff thrives in the capital of cameras

by Kris Kosaka

Bellamy Hunt’s name is part of his business: Japan Camera Hunter, a one-man enterprise supporting film photo buffs around Asia and the world. His work mainly involves hunting down vintage cameras, whether an elusive early model Nikon or a classic Leica. Although Hunt appreciates ...