The “Digipod” is simply a digital 35mm film cartridge, that once adjusted, will fit most still SLR cameras

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As a 58 year old ex-professional photographer I have for years been looking at a number of old analogue or as I call them wet film (refers to the developing process) SLR camera bodies that I used as a young professional, all of which are precision mechanical instruments, they all hold great memories and have taken some great images.

Some are completely mechanical others have batteries to power meters, there are Nikons, Canons and a couple of Leicas’, in my eyes they are all works of art and I have taken some wonderful images with them, but they have not taken pictures for a number of years and that’s a sin.

So for the last five years been looking for a way to make a digital film pod to replace the 35mm film for these cameras, there has been a number of prototypes and a very steep learning curve for me.

I wanted the Digipod to be as versatile as possible in the space available, so there is no hard memory, everything is saved to a micro sd card, plus it has a mini USB for direct connection to a computer and a built in battery.

Others have tried, notably “Silicon” back in 2000, but they failed due to technical problems. Having researched their attempt, I came to the conclusion that it was an overcomplicated project which made it too expensive and the hardware was just too big, given that the smallest memory cards in 1999 were the thin smart media cards and a maximum of 128mb memory (about 24, pictures at that time) so it’s no surprise that they fell by the wayside!

See full description at IndieGoGO Project Digipod Page

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Four New Canon PowerShot Models Provide Impressive Image Quality, Powerful Optics, and Fast Autofocusing

New Advanced Point-and-Shoot Lineup Includes the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS with Built-In Wi-Fi® and the New PowerShot SX170 IS Offers a Long Zoom in a Compact Camera Body

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 22, 2013 – Adding to its trademark line of esteemed digital cameras, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the release of four new feature-packed PowerShot digital cameras: the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS. Designed to help photo enthusiasts create high-quality images and videos, these cameras feature advanced DIGIC imaging technology to deliver superb image quality in portable, compact digital camera bodies. In addition, all four models have the ability to achieve faster autofocusing speeds than was possible with previous PowerShot models. The PowerShot G16 and S120 also feature the new Star mode to help users capture the brilliance of a starry night sky, while the new Background Defocus mode allows users to soften the background of their images for a portraiture look.

For the connected photographer, the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS digital cameras come with built-in Wi-Fi® technology that allows for outstanding quality images and video files to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, to a PC, or users can upload images to virtually anywhere on their compatible iOS® or Android™ device* with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app**. The Wi-Fi® setup process has been improved by Canon, making it easier than ever for users to initially setup these cameras. Software no longer needs to be installed onto a user’s computer, so all initial setup can be accomplished from the user’s smart device or computer, allowing for easy photo sharing on-the-go. Images can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridgei on select printers, including the Canon PIXMA MG7120 or PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Photo All-In-One printers, so special moments can be preserved and cherished for years to come.

“At Canon we are continually inspired to introduce the latest technological advancements to the PowerShot line of digital cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Although smartphone camera popularity is continually increasing, the PowerShot line of cameras offers features such as advanced image sensors, high-quality optics, low-light capabilities and extremely fast autofocusing speeds that, when combined, are unrivaled by smartphone technology.”

PowerShot G16 Digital Camera

The PowerShot G16 digital camera builds upon the success of the PowerShot G15 by utilizing some of Canon’s most innovative technologies. The first PowerShot in the G-series to come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology, the G16 has the ability to share images and video to social networking sites such as Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube®, and Flickr® or via email through the use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also upload images from almost anywhere via their compatible iOS® or Android™ device with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app.

The PowerShot G16 features a 28-140mm wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 – f/2.8, which helps while shooting in low-light conditions or for users who want to create a dramatic shallow depth-of-field with soft backgrounds. The G16 is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor, allowing for enhanced low-light image quality.

With improved AF times and reduced shooting lag over previous G-series models, the advancements to Canon’s AF system help ensure users never miss a shot. Continuous shooting speeds of up to 9.3 frames-per-second are possible with the PowerShot G16, allowing users to capture images in full resolution as they happen***. The G16 also captures 1080p/60p Full HD video, and includes a built-in stereo microphone and an HDMI output so users have the ability to view videos on their HDTV.

The PowerShot G16 also features new shooting modes to capture breathtaking images day or night. The new Star mode gives users the ability to capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky through the use of three scene modes. “Star Nightscape” lets users shoot the radiance of stars in a landscape image, while the “Star Trails” mode captures trails of stars to turn them into a luminous still image. “Star Time Lapse Movie” captures continuous still images of the stars and then combines each to create a stunning video replicating the motion of the stars in the night sky.

In addition, the camera’s creative handheld HDR Scene mode automatically combines multiple shots of a scene to help create an image with a greater dynamic range without the necessity for a tripod. HDR Scene mode includes Natural, Art Bold, Art Embossed, Art Standard and Art Vivid options.

For photographers who want the convenience and ease-of-use of a compact camera with the feel of a DSLR, the PowerShot G16 features dials and controls similar to those on Canon’s EOS Digital SLR cameras. It is also compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes and select accessories.

The PowerShot G16 is scheduled to be available in October 2013 for an estimated retail price of $549.99.

PowerShot S120 Digital Camera

Succeeding the PowerShot S110, the pocket-sized PowerShot S120 digital camera continues the tradition of built-in Wi-Fi® technology that allows for images and video to be shared to social networking sites or via email through the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also download the free Canon CameraWindow app to their compatible iOS® or Android™ device and upload images from virtually anywhere.

The PowerShot S120 features a sharp 24-120mm extra-wide angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. It is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor allowing for enhanced low-light image quality. The advancements to Canon’s AF system allow users to achieve significantly faster autofocusing speeds. The S120 allows for continuous capture of up to 12.1 frames per secondiiat 12.1-megapixels. The camera also records 1080p/60p Full HD video and includes a built-in stereo microphone and convenient playback via HDMI output.

Multiple creative shot modes such as the new Star mode, Background Defocus mode, and handheld HDR Scene mode give users the ability to create images they will be proud to share. Smart AUTO technology selects 58 different pre-defined scenes without the need to switch modes, making it possible to take beautiful images in a variety of situations.

The PowerShot S120 is scheduled be available in October 2013 for an estimated retail price of $449.99.

PowerShot SX510 HS Digital Camera

The compact PowerShot SX510 HSiii digital camera incorporates a 30x optical zoom 24mm wide-angle lens, Intelligent IS technology for sharp, vivid images, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor that allows users to capture high-quality images. The camera also records 1080p Full HD video. The SX510 HS is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology so that images and videos can be shared with friends and family wirelessly on social networking sites or via email through the use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also upload images from almost anywhere via their compatible iOS® or Android™ device with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app.

The camera’s Zoom Framing Assist feature automatically maintains the correct distance from the subject using a face recognition sensor to track and capture subjects for sharp still and video images. Upgraded from previous PowerShot models, the AF speed helps dramatically reduce lag time so that perfect shot will be captured with ease.

The PowerShot SX510 HS is scheduled to be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $249.99.

PowerShot SX170 IS Digital Camera

The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera offers a long zoom in a compact camera body at an affordable price. The camera’s 16x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilization captures clear, vivid images whether a subject is up close or far away. Featuring High-Speed AF and Intelligent IS system that provides smooth video and sharp images via six stabilization modes, the SX170 IS operates with a DIGIC 4 Image Processor and a 16.0-megapixel sensor to create high-quality images. With 720p HD video capability, users can shoot still and video images and view both via an HDTV using an HDMI connector.

Complete with Smart AUTO technology, the PowerShot SX170 IS automatically selects the optimal settings from 32 predefined shooting situations, which helps the user to capture the best image possible. Powered by a new lithium-ion battery that provides efficient battery life, the SX170 IS has a 3.0-inch LCD screen and an ergonomic body allowing users to comfortably hold the camera.

The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera is scheduled be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $179.99.

For more information about the PowerShot G16, S120, SX510 HS, and SX170 IS digital camera models please visit:

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About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact


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Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

#One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.

*Compatible with iOS version 6.0/6.1 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0/4.1/4.2 or later. Data charges may apply.

**This software enables you to upload images to social networking sites. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images.

***The first six shots are shot at a rate of up to 12.2 fps. From the sixth shot onward, it becomes approximately 9.3 fps.
The PowerShot G16 can continuously shoot up to 522 shots at approximately 9.3 fps when using an SDHC/SDXC UHS-I memory card based on Canon’s standard test method.

iPictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer is required.

iiThe first six shots are at a rate of up to 12.1 fps. From the sixth shot onward, it becomes approximately 9.4 fps. The PowerShot S120 can continuously shoot up to 635 shots at approximately 9.4 fps when using SDHC/SDXC UHS-I memory card based on Canon’s standard test method.

iiiThis device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

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EarthCam Debuts Construction Camera Time-Lapse for New Dunbar High School

EarthCam’s construction camera technology was onsite since December 2011 to document progress for the new Dunbar High School in Washington, DC.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 20, 2013

The ribbon was cut for the new Dunbar High School in Washington, DC yesterday, unveiling the state-of-the-art $122 million facility located next to the previous 1970s-era building. EarthCam’s construction camera technology was onsite since December 2011 to document the progress in high definition megapixel imagery.

The new 280,000 square foot Dunbar High School leads the way in integrating technology into an educational setting, both inside and out, utilizing solar panels for a source of “green” power to digital projectors and interactive whiteboards in classrooms to enhance the learning experience. EarthCam’s construction camera technology was right at home on this jobsite, documenting progress for the new building that will welcome 1,100 students this school year. Project teams from Gilbane and Smoot Construction shared views of the progress on a public web page, inviting the community, students and alumni to watch Dunbar’s transformation.

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Digital streak camera captures full-color photographs of high-speed objects

Aug 14, 2013 (

Researchers at MetroLaser, Inc., have developed a new design for a digital streak camera that captures full-color images of projectiles traveling up to 3350 m/s, which is 10 times the speed of sound. This system was designed to replace the outdated film-based streak cameras that are still in use at high-speed test tracks.

ilm-based streak photography records the motion of an object as it passes in front of a camera lens, while the film moves behind a vertical slit aperture during the exposure. The result is a long, continuous  of the object.

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Work Zone Cam Launches 12 Megapixel Do-it-Yourself Construction Camera

Professional Quality Time-Lapse Documentation with No Recurring Fee

New York (PRWEB) August 13, 2013

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Work Zone Camera

Work Zone Cam, a leading provider of construction webcam solutions, introduced a new 12 megapixel time-lapse camera designed for both professionals and amateurs seeking the ultimate do-it-yourself solution. While other jobsite webcam providers offer solutions with a monthly price tag attached, Work Zone Cam’s user-friendly system is plug-and-play and available for no monthly fee.

The powerful jobsite documentation camera is designed for extended outdoor use and provides the perfect do-it-yourself solution to create time-lapse movies with professional results. Work Zone Cam’s new value loaded offering is loaded with features not found on more expensive cameras, including superior digital SLR technology, a built-in wireless Sprint or Verizon modem and onboard storage capable of recording 3 years of images.

With applications in the construction, retail, healthcare, education and design-build industries, the rugged construction camera captures high-definition images of project progress, which the system FTP’s directly to the user’s local computer. Users can easily view and manage project images through the computer’s image directory.

For clients that don’t have a computer or simply want to outsource the service, Work Zone Cam offers a no-frills low cost hosting service. With the hosting services, the images are updated to Work Zone Cam’s secure servers and are delivered directly to the user’s website or mobile device, without the need for additional operating software. The client can easily access and navigate their image content within the provided web interface. At any time during the project, users may view, download, embed or share a high quality time-lapse movie of progress from beginning to end.

Companies can keep customers, partners and staff updated with live and archived images of project progress by promoting important updates and milestones on their website, Facebook and Twitter. The HD images are also ideal for print-quality ads and company promotions.

About Work Zone Cam
Founded by webcam specialists, Work Zone Cam provides a professional, reliable, and easy to use time-lapse camera solution for the construction industry. Work Zone Cam follows a simple approach of empowering their customers with the best Do-it-Yourself construction camera and delivering a basic, no-frills service to keep the prices low. Backed by award winning technology that is licensed from EarthCam – the industry leader, Work Zone Cam systems are wireless, all-weather digital SLR cameras that are ideal for documenting projects and producing HD quality time-lapse movies. Work Zone Cam has documented projects for many leading companies in the construction industry, including Skanska Construction, Turner Construction, Hensel Phelps, Parsons, Flintco, Ames Construction, Arco Murray and Shawmut Design & Construction.

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Unleash your camera’s inner Hulk with a free hack to the firmware

By Les Shu  —   

Last year, two Canadian teenagers, Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, successfully sent a Lego mini figure up into space using a weather balloon as the vehicle. To document the event from liftoff to crash-land, they rigged a basic Canon point-and-shoot camera to continuously snap photos. While it sounds like a complicated science project, it’s actually something many have successfully accomplished (Ho and Muhammad just made theirs unique by sending the little Lego guy with it and, oh, they’re teens). And hacking the camera might actually be the easy part, thanks to an open-source firmware update.

While cameras are often already loaded with features, software-based hacks can add new shooting capabilities not mentioned in the instruction manual. If the inner MacGyver in you is up for some tinkering – and you happen to own a Canon camera, in particular – here are some hacks that will unlock your camera’s hidden potential and add extra value. (Set aside a weekend to study up on the guides before you attemp

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