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Let's make the coppers wear cameras! That'll make the ba... Oh. No sodding difference

Police forces have been told to temper their expectations of body-worn cameras, as a randomised study involving almost 2,500 US cops throws up little evidence of purported benefits. The work, carried out by an applied research team at the mayor’s office in Washington DC, claims to be one of the largest randomised control …
Rebecca Hill, 23 Oct 2017

Logitech's security cams allegedly suck so bad, this US bloke is suing it

Logitech has been sued in America for allegedly selling defective security cameras and then refusing to service or replace the gear. A class-action complaint [PDF] filed Tuesday in an Illinois district court by named plaintiff James Anderson claims that Logitech's "Alert Systems" home security cameras were prone to …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Aug 2017

Conficker is back – and it's infecting police body cams

A US IT security company says it found copies of the Conficker malware infecting police body cameras. Florida-based iPower reports that body cameras it received from supplier Martel Electronics were loaded with 2009's baddest botware. Researchers Jarrett Pavao and Charles Auchinleck found that when plugged into a PC, the …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Nov 2015
Depth perception

Apple's iPhone 7 to come loaded with depth-sensing camera, supply chain spies claim

Reports coming out of Taiwan claim that the iPhone 7 will have dual rear-facing cameras. It's a move which would see Apple join the ranks of Dell, HTC, Huawei, and Samsung in adding depth-sensing technology to its mobes. A report in the Taiwanese Business Weekly claims Apple has been tinkering with dual-lens tech for three …
Simon Rockman, 26 Jun 2015
Apple camera patent

GoPro feels COLD BREATH of APPLE on back of neck

Among the fistful of patents Apple was awarded on Tuesday was a pair of eye-catching filings, one of which has already hit a potential competitor in the pocket. The first of the two, US Patent No 8,933,876, describes a 3D gesture input system that uses a camera to track user movements and respond to three-dimensional gestures …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Jan 2015
GoPro HD 2 sports camcorder

A DRONE OF THEIR OWN: GoPro tabbed for cameracopter launch

Action camera company GoPro is reportedly planning to develop and sell its own line of camera-equipped drones. A report from The Wall Street Journal cites sources familiar with the plans in reporting that the company will develop "multirotor helicopters" with built-in HD cameras. According to the report, the company would …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Nov 2014
Pentax Q interchangeable-lens compact system camera

Japanese boffins invent 4.4 TREEELLION frames per second camera

Japanese boffins have invented a way to shoot video at 4.4 trillion frames per second. You read that right. 4.4 trillion. As in a million times a million, or 1012. The camera uses a technique called “Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography” that, as explained in Nature Photonics, uses “all-optical mapping of the …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Aug 2014
The Squito camera ball

Inventor lobs spherical, throwable camera

Imagine for a moment that you’re a fire fighter and want to know if your stream of water is hitting the hot spot. The fire prevents you from getting anywhere near your spurting jet’s landing point, so you spray and hope. Now imagine the fire fighter possesses a cheap, spherical, camera he or she could throw into the flames, …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Jul 2013
The Register breaking news

Cop an eyeful of that: Moto bungs 5-megapixel cam into plod radio

Motorola Solutions' MTP6750 is a police radio with a difference: it sports a five-megapixel camera that not only takes pictures but autographs them to stop bent or bungling coppers tampering with the evidence. The handset isn't just for the plod: it uses the TETRA telephony standard common to the police, security and emergency …
Bill Ray, 22 Mar 2013
The Register breaking news

LOHAN poses for sexy wide-angle vid

There's always a frisson of excitement when we take delivery of some new kit at the Special Project Bureau's mountaintop headquarters, and last week the bloke with the big white van drew up at the door to drop off the latest piece of Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) kit - a GoPro HD HERO2 camera. Click here for a …
Lester Haines, 5 Sep 2012
The Register breaking news

China's bullet trains to get face-invading cameras

Chinese police will soon be able to use face recognition technology to catch crims, with cameras to be installed at several stations on the Beijing to Shanghai high speed railway. The technology, which was used widely at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will be installed at Shanghai Hongqiao station, Tianjin West and Jinan West, …
Phil Muncaster, 17 Apr 2012
Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon reheats Coolpix range

Nikon has refreshed its range of Coolpix cameras bringing a swathe of new features to its compact models. A year on from the Nikon P7000 debut – the company’s well-overdue answer to the Canon G-series Powershot – the Coolpix P7100 is here. Nikon Coolpix P7100 Apart from the front dial and articulating 3in LCD panel on the …
Bob Dormon, 26 Aug 2011
Sony Alpha Nex 7 compact system camera

Sony shows next Nex system cameras

Sony has unwrapped this year's additions to its Nex line of compact cameras with interchangeable lenses: the 5N and the 7. Key 5N features include a 16.1Mp APS sensor and a new, grippy rubbery coating for the camera's magnesium alloy body. Sony Alpha Nex 7 compact system camera Nex 7 The 7 likewise sports a more DSLR-like …
Tony Smith, 24 Aug 2011
The Register breaking news

Curiosity kills 3D Cameron cams

NASA has decided to ditch plans to equip its Curiosity Mars rover with a pair of 3D cameras. Avatar helmsman James Cameron was behind the move to replace the rover's two cameras with some enhanced glass, but the agency says it doesn't have time to test the kit before Curiosity sets off for the Red Planet later this year. The …
Lester Haines, 28 Mar 2011
The Register breaking news

Gov consults on new CCTV/ANPR Code of Conduct

The coalition government, as part of its plans to "roll back the over-intrusive powers of the State", has announced that it will remove supervision of CCTV from the remit of the Information Commissioner and establish a new Surveillance Camera Commissioner. The government also intends to publish a new code of conduct for use of …
Lewis Page, 1 Mar 2011
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon refreshes Coolpix range with serious zoom

Nikon has refreshed its Coolpix range of cameras, with focus on improvements in zoom and low-light shooting capabilities. The highlights include the Nikon Coolpix P500, which is a 12.1Mp camera with a tilty 3in LCD display. It's huge 36x optical zoom can be used while in 1080p video capture mode too. When in VGA mode, it can …
Caleb Cox, 10 Feb 2011
Sony

Sony touts Cyber-shot snappers with saucy specs

Sony has zoomed into focus, with two high-spec additions to its H series, as well as a fresh Cyber-shot to boost its collection of point and click snappers. The H series welcomes the HX100V, which features a flare-resistant 30x optical zoom lens, and the HX9V, with a wide-angle 16x optical zoom lens. Sony HX100V Both …
Caleb Cox, 3 Feb 2011
Canon EOS 550D

This year's DSLR stars

2010: it's a wrap 2010: it's a wrap This year, HD video on a DSLR wasn’t just something that would be nice to have, it was pretty much de rigeur. Shop around and it seems high definition video features on just about anything with a lens on it. However, there’s HD video and there’s HD video, or to put it another way, there’s full HD video 1080p …
Bob Dormon, 14 Dec 2010

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