Just as we can never have too many paparazzi photos of female celebrities in short dresses with no underwear climbing out of their cars, it seems neither can we have too many ways in which to capture these riveting moments. The Autographer is a new (sales begin November 2012) type of wearable, intelligent camera that has been designed not only to capture images hands-free, but also to determine when an image worthy of capturing enters its frame.
In addition to a custom 136-degree eye view lens and an ultra small GPS unit, the Autographer has five built-in sensors conjoined by a precise algorithm that tell the camera when a moment is picture perfect, and deserving of snapping for posterity. The sensors, which include ambient light, accelerometer, magnetometer, PIR, and temperature, are constantly recording data when in use. Further, these readings are saved as metadata against each executed image for use as filters within a day or sequence's collection of photos. So while its silent, unobtrusive documentarian role allows the camera to capture unassisted, and sometimes unexpected photos, as its name suggests, Autographer also aims to give the neck around which it hangs complete control.
Some of Autographer's technical features:
- 8GB internal memory
- 136º field of view
- Glass, wide angle precision optics
- Fixed focus
- 5MPx low light sensor
- Dedicated smartphone app that allows for viewing, tagging and sharing the images
- Weight: 2 ounces
- Width: 1.5"; Length: 3.5"
Autogrpaher manufacture OMG Life is currently accepting email registrations for notification of the camera's availability, and subsequent purchase in time for the holidays.