Absent parents can watch over babies via smartphone
Omron Corp.’s Kazoku Mesen monitoring system sends images and notifications of a baby’s condition to the user’s smartphone. (Tetsushi Yamamura)
A camera sensor device that monitors facial expressions, body movements and cries of a baby and transmits the data to an absent parent through a smartphone or tablet will go on ...
Aspiring athletes with prosthetic limbs pose on the runway at...
Women with prosthetic legs pose at a fashion show held during the Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015 at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama on Feb. 14. (Sayuri Ide)
YOKOHAMA--Shutters clicked away as women with prosthetic limbs wearing outfits of their choice posed for photographers at an annual industry trade show here on Feb. 14.
Kyoto University filmed shoppers without their consent
A video camera installed at Kyoto's Shinpukan shopping mall records the activities of shoppers. (Noboru Tomura)
KYOTO--Researchers at Kyoto University covertly recorded videos of passers-by and shoppers at a commercial complex here for nearly four years before the education ministry...
Fujifilm’s 'Cheki' instant cameras offer picture proof that film ...
One of Fujifilm’s popular “Cheki” instant cameras (Provided by Fujifilm Corp.)
Fujifilm Corp. said it is aiming to sell a record 3 million “Cheki” instant cameras for fiscal 2014, proving film is still very much in the picture, even in this digital...
Panasonic to market world’s first compact digital camera with 4K ...
Panasonic’s 4K digital Lumix FZ 1000 camera (The Asahi Shimbun)
Panasonic Corp. will launch the world’s first 4K compact digital camera July 17 that will feature this next-generation ultra-high definition video recording mode.
Canon interchangeable camera lens production tops 100 million
Canon EF lens-series lineup (Provided by Canon Inc.)
Canon Inc. reached a manufacturing milestone with the production of its 100-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras, the company said April 30.
ANALYSIS: Seoul confounded by 3rd undetected drone, likely from N. ...
SEOUL--A recent string of crashes confirmed in South Korea of drones that likely originated from North Korea is raising concerns among officials here, as Seoul apparently has...
Captured N. Korean drone had photos of South's presidential palace
A photograph published by South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper shows an image taken by the captured drone of the presidential Blue House (seen at the center) in Seoul. The unmanned vehicle crashed near the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas. (Toru Higashioka)
SEOUL--Photographs taken by an unmanned plane that South Korea believes originated from North Korea and crashed near the Demilitarized Zone last month included shots of the...
South Korea: Crashed drones likely from North Korea
A drone that fell on Paju near the Korean DMZ (Provided by South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense)
SEOUL--An unmanned plane that crashed near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas last month most likely originated from North Korea, according to the defense...
Canon moves into industrial camera market
Canon M15P-CL (Provided by Canon Inc.)
Canon Inc. entered the industrial camera market with its launch March 19 of the M15P-CL still image camera.
Revived Chinon goes retro with digital camera that looks like...
Chinon Corp.'s Bellami HD-1 digital camera goes on sale this month. (Kiyoshi Takagi)
SUWA, Nagano Prefecture--An optical equipment maker here that went under in the 1990s but was later brought back to life under a former company director plans to revive the...
Leica Camera opens new flagship store in Kyoto
"Maiko" (apprentice geisha) check out Leica Camera products in Kyoto on March 14, ahead of the store's official opening the following day. (Noboru Tomura)
KYOTO--German camera maker Leica Camera AG opened its seventh store in Japan on March 15 in the Gion district of this ancient capital.
Sony to pitch lightest mirrorless camera, also good for 'selfies'
Sony Corp.’s world’s lightest mirrorless single-lens reflex camera, the Alpha 5000, will be available domestically starting Feb. 7. (Provided by Sony Corp.)
In the competitive mirrorless digital camera market, where being lighter is a selling point, Sony Corp. announced it will release early next month a new model it claims is the...
King Jim to release computer mouse that contains a camera
The CMS10 mouse also functions as a camera. (Provided by King Jim Co.)
King Jim Co. will start selling a computer mouse in Japan that also functions as a camera from Jan. 31.
BIZ BRIEF: Flagship Pentax K-3 to be released
Ricoh Imaging Co. announced on Oct. 8 that it will launch the Pentax K-3, the flagship of the Pentax K digital SLR camera series, in early November.
BIZ BRIEF: Canon introduces 4 new compact models for indoor...
Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. have released four new compact Full HD surveillance cameras ideal for a variety of indoor environments, company officials said Sept....
Sony to release card-sized surveillance camera
Sony Corp. plans to release the SNC-CX600W surveillance camera on Sept. 9. (Provided by Sony Corp.)
Size up the specs on Sony Corp.'s latest security technology. The company's forthcoming surveillance camera model, to be released on Sept. 9, will be only as big as a business...
High-end cameras helping to return brand image to Sony
Kimio Maki, a division director of Sony Corp., shows the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R compact digital camera on June 27. (Takashi Kamiguri)
Sony Corp. is restoring its bruised brand image with products that were initially derided by its rivals.
BIZ BRIEF: Fujitsu develops technology to recognize 3-D gestures
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced May 20 the development of 3-D hand gesture recognition technology that can detect vertical and horizontal hand motions, as well as forward...
BIZ BRIEF: Canon products win TIPA awards for 19th straight year
Canon Inc. announced on May 7 that its cameras and other products have won Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awards for the 19th year in a row.