Cake
  • Log In
  • Sign Up
    • Betteridge's law of headlines is an adage that states: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.

      Camera of the future? Well, let's see...here's what I look for in a camera: dynamic range, autofocus, noise sensitivity, lens lineup, low-light performance, ISO range, bracketing modes, and a bunch of other things that aren't even mentioned in the specs that I have seen.

      Somehow, I doubt that Hasselblad is feeling threatened. It might be a convenient gadget for some situations, but camera of the future? I think not.

    • Couldn't agree more with you! I guess me saying "camera of the future" more alludes to the possibility of that type of technology being included in future cameras, not exactly this model being the camera of the future, if that makes sense.

    • Fair enough...I was just being bitchy. OK, so here's the thing: cell phone cameras are so good now that it's hard for me to see much of a market for anything between them and pro-level gear. It sounds like this thing is meant to be some sort of body-cam, but given the hostility that Google Glass provoked, I'm not sure that it's going to be well received regardless of its technical merits. Dunno.

    • Disclaimer, I'm hopelessly bad at predicting how new technologies will be used and adopted.
      That said, even after reading your review, I can't figure out what it's for. No audio, mediocre to bad video, doesn't sound user friendly... the only application I can think of is using it as a home security camera, to catch the faces of burglars. Even then, they'd probably steal it because it would need to be exposed in order to function.

    • My Nest Cams serve the same function, except that they're bound by a WiFi connection and 110-volt plug. I can't really figure out what it's for.

      What will the camera of the future be? Perhaps the Google Clips is trying to be a robo-photographer: a camera that will compose and take an image autonomously. But as it stands, the Clips' stationary nature is extremely limiting. I bet small, autonomous drones and robotic camera mounts that will follow subjects will serve peoples' constant photographer needs better.