By now we probably all have cameras on our person most of the time, be it on a smartphone, tablet, or a Nintendo 3DS. These devices are pretty good at taking casual photos of anything you come across, so long as you remember to take them out of your pocket.
OMG Life, a new camera outfit out of the United Kingdom, wants to change all that with a wearable camera called the Autographer that automatically takes pictures for you. The concept is similar to Google’s Project Glass, in that both cameras are hands-free devices that capture every moment of your waking hours.
The Autographer camera has a five-megapixel sensor behind a 136-degree, ultra-wide-angle lens that’s designed to mimic the human eye’s field of view. You can wear the camera around your neck or clip it to your jeans, and it comes with 8GB of storage that holds about 2,000 photos in a single day.
The camera takes photos on its own; DP Review points out that the camera is equipped with a set of built-in sensors (GPS, color sensor, accelerometer, infrared motion detector, magnetometer, and thermometer) that decide when to shoot. For instance, it might trigger automatically when you’re running after a bus or whenever the motion detector senses someone is in front of you.
You can still manually trigger the shutter with a press of one of the camera’s side buttons. There’s also another button on the side that controls the front-facing OLED screen, which displays battery life, image count, Bluetooth connectivity status, and other information.
If you’re interested in buying your own personal photo-logging device, the Autographer should arrive by November for $650 (£399) on the Autographer online store.
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