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Polaroid's long-awaited Socialmatic camera can now be preordered for US$299

In long-awaited news for Instagram devotees looking for something a little more tangible to archive their favorite moments, the Polaroid Socialmatic is now available for preorder. The camera has the ability to capture and print photos much like the original Polaroid cameras, but is equipped with Wi-Fi to enable sharing over the internet.  Read More

CERN is currently digitizing over 50 years of old black and white photographs, but researc...

CERN is currently digitizing over 50 years worth of its old black and white photographs to make them searchable via the Cern Document Server. However, the subject of many of the photos has been lost in the sands of time and the researchers can’t work out what’s what. If you know your Large Hadron Collider from your Low Energy Antiproton Ring, then be sure to read on and lend a hand ...  Read More

Panono’s ball camera, armed with 36 tiny lenses, is capable of capturing a 72 megapixel pa...

Panoramic and 360 degree imaging capabilities have been available to photographers for years through DSLR manual mode captures and smartphone apps. The Panono offers something a little different. It's a throwable ball camera, armed with 36 tiny lenses, that's capable of capturing a 72 megapixel spherical scene from an elevated position. The developers are now pinning production hopes on a successful Indiegogo funding campaign.  Read More

Having produced the Coolpix S800c, Nikon has experience of working with Android on a camer...

It's no secret the compact camera market is taking a beating. Yes, people are taking more photos than ever, but not on dedicated point-and-shoots. Increasingly they're reaching for their smartphone when a photographic opportunity arises. Nikon President, Makoto Kimura, told Bloomberg his company is well aware of this trend and wants to create new products aimed at this bigger market, hinting at the possibility of a smartphone by saying the company is considering a "non-camera consumer product."  Read More

The IM1836 is set to feature interchangeable lenses (Photo: Dealerscope)

Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy has confirmed to Imaging Resource that the company will unveil a new Android-powered camera at CES 2013. Though there are currently few confirmed specs for the device, we do know that it will be mirrorless and will feature interchangeable lenses.  Read More

Adobe has introduced lossy compression to the DNG specification because of the gulf betwee...

While the majority of people use their digital cameras to shoot JPEG files, serious photographers swear by RAW, which offers much increased possibilities in post processing. But while RAW images are of a higher quality than their JPEG counterparts, they also take up a lot more space and require more processing power to work with. That's why Adobe has included lossy compression in the recently announced 1.4 specification for its Digital Negative (DNG) RAW file format.  Read More

Pentax has detailed the successors to its flagship K-5 digital SLR camera – the 16.28-mega...

Two years after launching its flagship K-5 DSLR camera, Pentax has announced a successor. The Mark II features the company's latest generation image sensor, an LCD display with no air gap between the panel and glass, and a newly-developed low-light-friendly autofocus sensor that promises increased AF accuracy when using fast lenses.  Read More

Astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have just made the largest ever digital colo...

A collaboration of researchers from around the world has just made the largest ever digital color image of the sky available to the scientific community and the public. The image has been put together using photographic information obtained from a powerful digital camera mounted on a telescope in New Mexico and spectroscopic surveys executed through several programs. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has presented the enormous sky map to the 217th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle.  Read More

Is Photoshop CS5 worth the upgrade? New features and improvements unboxed

The official announcement of the much anticipated Adobe Creative Suite 5 has just hit the airwaves ahead of a global online launch event taking place just hours from now. With an eye-catching, lengthy list of new features to digest, the top question is whether it’s worth the upgrade from the already feature packed CS4?  Read More

The Phase One 645DF is the result of collaboration between three global experts in imaging...

Danish firm Phase One, a leading digital imaging technology company, has unveiled the most recent result of its partnership with Japanese camera manufacturer Mamiya, boasting that its medium format 645DF can claim a number of unique benefits.  Read More

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