The Emerging Open Source Camera

I just might have a reason now to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi

Photofocus (old site)

Build your own Raspberry Pi powered touchscreen digital camera with interchangeable lenses! — SnapPiCam

As you look at the photo above, I am sure some of you are thinking … “I have no use for such an odd beast.”

Think again.

A while back, I wrote about what I hope to see when GoPro releases the Hero4 camera later this year. Of the five items listed, the first three are all software solutions which should be relatively simple for GoPro to execute. Sadly, as consumers, all we can do is hope that GoPro listens to such requests or a competitor comes along with a better alternative.

Everyday, technology continues the march towards the “computer with optics” as opposed to the mechanical camera. This evolution makes once difficult shots easier to obtain and opens the doors to new methods of imaging for both motion and stills. However, as a platform…

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