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This amazing video from a Ted Talk shows off a new camera that can capture video at 1 trillion frames per second.  As a result, the camera can record the movement of light through space.  There are lots of potential applications for this technology as it develops, including medical imaging and military applications.

How do you see this technology being used in the future?

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Nikon P100 Hands-On Review

by on February 23, 2010

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Nikon P100

At PMA 2010, I’ve had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with a number of cameras.  One of the most impressive new cameras that I’ve seen has been the new Nikon Coolpix P100.  To see what makes this camera special, check out the big hands-on review below. [click to continue…]

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Scientists at Oxford University have developed a method for capturing extremely high frame rates by expanding on existing consumer-grade photography and video camera technologies. The new capture method works by using a single sensor to capture images simultaneously. According to Dr. Gil Bub,

“This is done by allowing the camera’s pixels to act as if they were part of tens, or even hundreds, of individual cameras taking pictures in rapid succession during a single normal exposure. The trick is that the pattern of pixel exposures keeps the high resolution content of the overall image, which can then be used as-is, to form a regular high-res picture, or be decoded into a high-speed movie.”

The most interesting aspect to this new development is the relatively low cost.  While the scientists developed the technology with medical and scientific applications in mind at macroscopic and microscopic levels, the underlying hardware is primarily what we use in consumer-grade cameras.  As a result, patent licensing of this tech could see future consumer applications but, obviously, at lower than the extreme frame rates required for use by the scientific community.

[Nature Methods via Sideways and UPI]

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Imaging Resource was kind enough to post the following video of the Nikon D700 demonstrating both its standard 5 FPS frame rate and the high speed 8 FPS frame rate with the MB-D10 attached.

For more news and reviews of the new D700, see Photography Bay’s Nikon D700 Reviews and Resources.

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