Awesome Cameras

Canon x Transformers Camera Robots

Canon x Transformers Camera Robots

Toymaker Takara Tomy teamed up with Canon to create two Transformers based on their cameras. The 80% scale EOS R5 comes in Optimus Prime and Reflector versions. They look awesome, but sadly they don’t shoot photos. The Autobot is available for pre-order from BBTS, while the Decepticon is a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive.

Building the Ultimate Bokeh Camera

Building the Ultimate Bokeh Camera

DIY Perks takes a break from building awesome computer and video game systems to focus on a photography project. At the core of his custom large-format camera is a lens from a vintage opaque projector. When used to capture images, it gulps in a huge amount of light, resulting in a dreamy depth-of-field bokeh effect.

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Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell

Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell
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With millions of packages nabbed annually by porch thieves, we dream of revenge with glitter bombs like Mark Rober makes. But it’s simpler (and less messy) to monitor deliveries and scare off thieves with the Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell’s motion detector, emergency siren, and instant video/audio alerts on your phone.

Engraving a Camera

Engraving a Camera

Cameras can create art but are rarely artful themselves. They occasionally come in colors, but that’s about it. Filmmaker Dave Knop decided to test out his drawing skills using a hand engraving tool on the body of a cheap camera, giving it more personality. Though it did nothing to improve the camera’s awful image quality.

Sionyx Nightwave Marine Camera

Sionyx Nightwave Marine Camera

This camera from Sionyx is engineered to improve nighttime safety for boaters. Its ultra-low-light BSI CMOS sensor reveals hidden obstacles even on a moonless night. Its waterproof enclosure can withstand heavy splashing, and it can output video to your boat’s multifunction display or wirelessly on your mobile device.

Spinning 360º Camera Rig

Spinning 360º Camera Rig

Learn Online Video shows off a neat rig that lets you shoot footage while circling a subject. Rather than using a dolly track, the Raubay Photography Spinner uses a counterweighted arm that smoothly rotates around a platform in its center. It can be used for shooting small items or even a person with its extension arm kit.

Birdbuddy Smart Bird Feeder

Birdbuddy Smart Bird Feeder

Get up close and personal with the birds that stop by your yard with the Birdbuddy. This modern bird feeder has a high-resolution camera that automatically captures photos and video of our fine feathered friends and alerts you to their visits on your smartphone. AI tech even identifies their species.

LEGO Ideas Polaroid OneStep SX-70

LEGO Ideas Polaroid OneStep SX-70

LEGO builder Minibrick Productions created this accurate replica of Polaroid’s iconic SX-70 instant camera. The 538-piece model features an opening front drawer, a mechanism that ejects a LEGO photograph, and a box of Time-Zero Supercolor film. It’s already hit 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas, so it’s one step closer to production.

Paracord Camera Straps

Paracord Camera Straps
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Hold on to your camera with a secure and stylish strap made from strong and versatile 550 paracord. Zander Creatives handmakes these straps in a variety of colors to suit your individual style. They’re fitted with heavy duty rings and lobster clips, and come in 38″ and 47″ lengths.

How a Polaroid Camera Really Works

How a Polaroid Camera Really Works

DanCreator builds all kinds of fun things out of cardboard. His latest creation is an oversize Polaroid 600 camera. After assembling the camera, he offers an imaginative look at how its instant photos are actually produced, with the help of a fellow artist.

Robot Spy Crab

Robot Spy Crab

The nature photographers at John Downer Productions are known for infiltrating animal communities by packing cameras into lifelike robots. In this clip from Spy in the Wild 2, one of their robots crab-walked with thousands of real-life crustaceans and played a crab version of Frogger crossing the roads on Christmas Island.

Dual 4K Drone Bundle

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Grab a great deal on a duo of camera drones, each equipped with a 4K UHD camera. Both the Alpha Z PRO and Flying Fox have wide-angle cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 6-axis gyroscope for smooth flying. The Flying Fox offers a longer flying time and one-key return functionality.

DWARF II Smart Telescope

DWARF II Smart Telescope

TinyScope’s digital telescope can capture images of the stars, moon, and planets using periscopic telephoto optics. It has an 8.4 MP Sony low-light image sensor, pan and tilt motors, object tracking, auto-focus, and IR/ND/UHC filters. It can also capture nature photography at a distance and ultrawide panoramic photos.

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iSpyPen PRO (2-Pack)

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This might look like a pen, but it doesn’t just write. The iSpyPen PRO has a full HD 1080p camera and an audio recorder built-in. It has 128GB of onboard storage and runs for up to 75 minutes per charge. Save an additional 20% on this 2-pack with code CYBER20 through 12.31.21.

Wooden Camera Replicas

Wooden Camera Replicas

Vietnam-based artists The Wooden Model Design build incredibly detailed laser-cut wood models, including replicas of professional camera equipment. Among their creations are a Sony Alpha 1, a Hasselblad 500CM, and a RED Komodo 6K, and a Mamiya RZ67.

Nitecore Blowerbaby Camera Cleaner

Nitecore Blowerbaby Camera Cleaner
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Say goodbye to canned air with Nitecore’s portable blower. This bag-friendly gadget has a 26,000 RPM motor to blast air at 43.5 mph. It’s perfect for cleaning lenses and the insides of interchangeable lens cameras, as well as keyboards and other places that trap dust and debris. The kit includes lens and body cleaning brushes.

Sony Xperia Pro-I Smartphone

Sony Xperia Pro-I Smartphone

Sony crammed the 1″ sensor from its RX100 VII camera into a smartphone for outstanding low light performance and bokeh. The main camera has a 24mm lens with f/2.0 and f/4.0 modes, flanked by 16mm ultrawide and 50mm telephoto cameras. It has a BIONZ X processor and can shoot up to 20 fps with auto-focus.

Sinji Flexible Borescope Camera

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This Wi-Fi enabled camera sits at the tip of a 2-meter-long cable, allowing you to grab images in dark and hard-to-access places, like inside of a wall or even down your drain. It’s waterproof, and has six bright LED lights for illuminating your subject. Save an additional 15% with code VIP15 through 10.5.2021.

DashCam Car Safety Camera

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Protect yourself and your car with this bargain-priced windshield camera. It shoots crisp 1080p footage, triggering when it detects motion. It has a wide 140º viewing angle, and can continuously record on a loop. In the event of a collision, it automatically locks the current recording.

GoPro HERO10 Black

GoPro HERO10 Black

The 2021 GoPro model has the most powerful processor yet, a GP2 chip that can shoot 5.3K video at 60fps, 4K at 120fps, and 2.7K at 240fps (8x slow-mo). HyperSmooth 4.0 ensures stable video in all modes, and it can shoot 23 megapixel still images too. A removable lens cover beads water and reduces unwanted lens flare.

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Fjorden iPhone Camera Controller

Fjorden iPhone Camera Controller

The cameras in iPhones are impressive, but their controls aren’t great for pro shoots. The Fjorden attaches to the back of your iPhone and adds a two-stage shutter button, a zoom lever, a control dial, and a multi-function button like those found on a DSLR. It works with various camera apps and doubles as a kickstand.

Rexing B1 Night Vision Binoculars

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Peer into the darkness with these digital binoculars. They can shoot daytime or nighttime photos and videos with 10x optical and 4x digital zoom, and offer seven levels of infrared illumination.

Rexing P1 Body Camera

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Body cams are normally associated with police work, but they’re also useful for capturing POV footage of sports or capturing a video record of any activity. The Rexing P1 Body Camera captures 1080p HD video with a 170º wide-angle lens. 64GB of memory provides continuous recording, and its battery offers up to 10h run time.

How Film Works

How Film Works

The vast majority of still and video images captured today are shot with digital equipment. But for more than 150 years, film was king. Destin from Smarter Every Day offers a deep dive into the physics and chemistry of film photography, along with some thoughts on the upsides of using the analog medium vs. digital.

Wireless HD Endoscope Camera

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This skinny, tube-shaped camera can capture images deep within walls, conduit, dryer vents, drainpipes, or other hard-to-reach places. It has bright LEDs at its tip to illuminate dark places and can send still or video images to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. Its 16.5 foot-long cable and camera tip are rated IP68 waterproof.

BlackBOX HD Dual Lens Dashcam

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This 1080p HD dashcam has a 170º wide-angle lens and automatically records only when motion is detected. It automatically loops when its memory card is full, and its image sensor offers both a wide dynamic range and night vision capability for clear recording day or night. Save an extra 20% with code WELOVEMOM through 5.9.2021.

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