We here at The Phoblographer love Photojojo, and tonight they are releasing a brand new item called the Look Lock. As you can assume from the picture above, the Look Lock lets you mount your phone onto your camera (via the hot-shoe) and locks it in position. Devices like these are handy for capturing the same FOV with your phone (in low light), time-lapse of your day out shooting, distract kids or as a teleprompter.
Look Lock is made out of sturdy aluminum and can hold any smartphone 3″ wide. If you are looking to mesmerize some toddlers or allow your fancy model to see her/himself while they strut their stuff, this is for you. The Look Lock is now available for $75 and be sure to check out other uses that Photojojo suggests on their website.
If you have not heard of Triggertrap before it is a way to control your camera from your phone (Android or iOS). Yes there have been plenty of these types of devices before and even some that you could make yourself for cheap. The Triggertrap has quite a few features that these other companies can only dream of. Its unique list of abilities include HDR timelapse, ability to shoot when magnetism is sensed, bramping, movement detection, ability to take a photo when a set amount of faces are detected, distance lapse, capture when a set db of noise is heard and Wi-Fi Slave.
If any of these features spark your interest I suggest that you check out their website and read into the features. Each of the features have the ability to be fine tuned within for example with “Bang” you can set what decibel is required for it to capture an image. For Star Trail it will let you set how many exposures, length of each exposure, gap of time between each shot and at the end it will give you a total for how long this task will take to complete.
What actually sold me on Triggertrap without even using the equipment, a couple of weeks ago I downloaded the app when it went free and explored the full functionality of the device without taking any pictures. The app is free till the end of the year and I suggest that you check it out before considering purchasing the Triggertrap mobile hardware. You can find the Android version here and the iOS one here. The dongle which supports up to 300 cameras can be found here, choose the drop down on the website to see if your precious is supported. The cable and dongle are priced up to $30, I hope to be reviewing it soon so look forward to that.
So, this is what happens when some crazy chaps from Utah disassemble their inline skates and mate them to Lego Technic parts. The iStabilizer Dolly for mobile devices looks like a miniature Mars rover, but it does in fact have a practical use: it takes your mobile video recording device (up to 7″ wide) and lets you shoot smooth, stabilized video clips. The only thing we miss is an RC. Imagine what you could do with a fully motorized version of this. [click to continue…]
For those who like to share their images in a quick and easy way, Eye-Fi is a familiar name. They have announced their new product, Eye-Fi’s Direct Mode. This product allows user to, wirelessly, connect their camera to smartphones for instant connectivity. We’re currently working on reviewing the X2 cards and are really liking them. Hit the jump for more of the news from CES 2011.
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Just when cameras like the S90 and others were making a strive forward, OmniVision has announced today at Mobile World Congress the introduction of a 1/4 inch 5MP sensor that will shoot RAW photos and will be available for cell phones. The sensor is also complete with backside illumination. If that wasn’t enough, it can also shoot 1080p HD video at 30p and 720p at 60p. Let’s also keep in mind that this is a much smaller sensor.
Showing ultimate megapixel restraint, it will allow photographers and users that always have a phone in their pocket to take better pictures and have more flexibility in the editing process. Next to the new sensor in the photo above is a Micro Four Thirds sensor.
While technology like this is great news, let’s keep in mind that most of America also doesn’t know that much about photography so something like this may hopefully encourage them to do more with their photos. It will also boost citizen journalism. Hopefully photo editing apps will be able to keep up, like those on Android. Let’s also keep in mind that processors need to keep up as well. More is available on the press release and technical specs are after the jump.
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