This smart camera tells you when your idea is not original


Sorry, no pictures here.
Sorry, no pictures here.
Photo: Phillipp Schmitt

Imagine pointing your lens at something and the camera not letting you take the picture because what you are looking at has been photographed too many times.

Copenhagen designer and artist Phillipp Schmitt has developed the Camera Restricta, a device that first tracks its own location and searches online for photos that have been geotagged for the area within the camera’s range.

Own the camera that fired the first shot in a photographic revolution [Deals]


The 1st generation Lytro set the stage for the light field revolution in consumer photography.
The 1st generation Lytro set the stage for the light field revolution in consumer photography.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Consumer light-field cameras are changing how we think about photography, by creating images that seem less like static shots and more like dynamic moments. The Lytro started it all, a compact camera that marks a huge advancement in consumer photography. Now it can be yours for a drastic 59% off, just $79.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Pocket-size Polaroid spits out instant prints


The Polaroid Snap can turn Instagram-like shots into prints without ink.
Photo: Polaroid

The Polaroid Snap is a new 10-megapixel camera that instantly prints out photos you take without any ink. It works with ZINK paper that produces 2-inch-by-3-inch prints and essentially lets you keep physical copies of photos you’d put on Instagram and probably quickly forget about.

Believe it or not, it’s also pretty affordable.

iPhone 6s will be better at shooting in low-light conditions


Your iPhone takes some fantastic video with just a little attention to lighting.
iPhone 6s camera will be better than ever.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

A person allegedly working in Apple’s supply chain has spilled the beans on what we can expect from the iSight camera used in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, set to arrive next month.

According to the source, the 12-megapixel camera will boast a bigger sensors capable of taking in more light — hopefully enabling the next-generation iPhones to perform better when shooting in low-light situations.

Apple to repair iPhone 6 Plus cameras that take blurry photos


I still don't like that protruding camera lens. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac.
Not all iPhone 6 Plus photos are this sharp, unfortunately.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Do you have an iPhone 6 Plus which takes blurry photos? If so, then according to Apple you could be owed a fix, due a faulty internal camera component.

Apple’s website notes that the issue in question affects a number of iPhone 6 Plus handsets sold between September 2014 and January 2015. The problem relates to the the iSight camera on the back of the phone, rather than the “selfie” camera at the front.