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The GeckoEye Solar Security Camera takes Peace of Mind to the Cloud…

GeckoEye the wireless solar powered security kit with cloud storage is seeking funding via crowd sourcing site IndieGoGo, and they need our help.

This sleek home security gadget is doing things a little differently, taking security cameras past the reach of power cables and all the way to the cloud. A good idea that needs a bit of a kick start.

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OTTO, The Fully Hackable Camera That’s Just Too Cool…

Photography like all forms of expression is not a static art form. Helping to keep things evolving is a brand new camera designed to be taken to bits, the OTTO.

Electronics can be added, code modified, hack the OTTO into almost anything you can imagine a camera to be. It can even be non-camera things. Developed by Next Thing Co the Otto is powered by the Raspberry Pi and the first device to use the new Raspberry Pi Compute Module, a smaller standardized Pi for embedding in devices.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the camera adding unlimited creativity to the pictures we post. Here at Highpants we can’t help but notice the world just got a little bit cooler. Sit back, relax and let the creative juices flow.

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The Nikon D300. Outed at the St Kilda Festival…

and why I can never use my much loved compact camera again, damn . . ..

When an opportunity to test a camera like the D300 comes along you have to take it. When you have that chance and it happens to fall on the day of the St Kilda Festival well the odds are off the charts. All of the photo’s in this article were taken during an afternoon at the St Kilda Festival..

The D300 today was provided by CrashPICS with a Sigma 70-200 zoom lens fitted, extra battery fitted allowing faster burst modes and a 16GB memory card. The body of the D300 is heavy duty and feels really solid with its Magnesium alloy weather-sealed shell. The optional MB-D10 battery pack, big lens and the full kit loaded the camera does become a little heavy, but it’s all worth it. The camera body alone is 825grams, loaded up your close to 2kg of technology.

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The D-300, 12.3-mega pixel – with a monster 23.6 x 15.8mm CCD chip – was officially replace by the D-300S in December 2009, this does also mean the D-300 can be found cheap second hand at the moment. Bargains can be found for as little a $1200 Au$. This won’t last as the numbers sold initially aren’t ever as high as cheaper cameras. The camera was set to max resolution 4288 x 2848, producing jpeg files of around 8meg a shot.

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