13 of History's Most Ingenious Spy Cameras

Most of us can't help it: When we think about spies, we think about James Bond. And when we think about James Bond, we think about his gadgets. But real life spies use gadgets too—and there's no more amazing category of spy gadget than the camera. » 2/11/15 6:08pm 2/11/15 6:08pm

Camera Experts Designed a New Kind of 360° Rig for Jupiter Ascending

Lovely though it is in person, Chicago can seem like a grim, grey place on film. So when the Wachowskis decided to film key moments of their new movie Jupiter Ascending there, they didn't just wait for the most beautiful light—they built a whole new type of camera to capture it. » 2/05/15 6:31pm 2/05/15 6:31pm

Researchers from MIT have developed a camera that can take pictures in almost total darkness. It works by mathematically reconstructing 3D images from single photons reflected from dimly lit objects. The achievement could result in stealthy spy cameras, or treat eyes that are easily damaged by excess light. » 11/28/13 4:00pm 11/28/13 4:00pm

These Miniature Spy Cameras Could Make You The Perfect James Bond

We've introduced you some of the oddest vintage cameras before, but what if you're in the market for something smaller, perhaps something that could be hidden in a pocket or a cigarette box? Here are some of the great spy cams ever sneak a photograph. » 6/08/13 4:00pm 6/08/13 4:00pm

Pistol Cams, the Mammoth Camera, and Other Odd Vintage Cameras

While many of us today use our cell phones as cameras, "point and shoot" had a very different effect when your camera was shaped like a handgun. Here are some of the weirdest vintages cameras, from cameras shaped like pistols and watches to one that could photograph an entire train at once. » 5/18/13 3:00pm 5/18/13 3:00pm

Curious cameras made from stuffed armadillos and turtle shells

Cameras are usually the instruments of art creation, but in their Camera Collection, artists Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs turn cameras into objects of art themselves. They remove the devices from their usual metal and plastic shells, replacing them with unexpected, and sometimes natural, coverings. » 4/20/13 5:00pm 4/20/13 5:00pm

The incredible devices that made motion pictures before there were…

Long before Hollywood and Bollywood, people wanted to watch movies. The weird part is that they were watching them. Even without cameras, people from the Cro Magnons to the Victorians invented ways to make pictures move. They even made movies in the genres that we recognize today. You could find everything from… » 10/10/12 9:37am 10/10/12 9:37am

Turn your iPhone into a Super 8 camera — and learn secrets of J.J.…

A new app lets you turn your iPhone (or other i-device) into an old-school Super 8 camera. And it's chock full of hints for J.J. Abrams new movie Super 8. It's part tie-in app, part viral marketing, part movie-making tool. » 5/19/11 1:30pm 5/19/11 1:30pm

Breathtaking SLR photos show life aboard the ISS

Yes, that's an apple floating in zero gravity. This is just one of a bunch of arresting images that just went online. Nikon sent a high-res SLR camera aboard the International Space Station with NASA's astronauts. More pics below. » 7/14/10 9:30am 7/14/10 9:30am

A $150 Space Camera Took This Photo Of The Earth

Two MIT students managed to snap this incredible picture of our planet by spending just $150 on a Canon camera, a weather balloon full of helium, and a styrofoam cooler. The camera reached 93,000 feet before crashing to Earth. [CNET] » 9/17/09 12:40pm 9/17/09 12:40pm