Robotic cameras have bird's eye view of Games

"At the 2012 Games, Marit and colleague Antonin Thuillier will set up a dozen robots: 10 on the roofs – including one above the Olympic Stadium – and two in the swimming complex. Among the robots deployed for aerial shots, two will have a double camera enabling wide-angle panoramic shots. With 16-to-400 mm zooms, and three axes of rotation, no angle will escape the cameras’ Cyclopes vision."

GoPro HD Hero 2 review @ Engadget

"What is new with the HD Hero 2 is what's going on beneath that unassuming little case. According to GoPro, the Hero 2 is two times as powerful in every way. That means "two times sharper image" (however that's measured); 11MP Photos, up from the original's five; ten photos per second, up from three; time lapse down to 0.5 second increments, previously 1 second; max fps 120, up from 60; and 170 degrees FOV all the way up to 1080p, previously 170 stopped at 960p, dropping to 127 degrees at full resolution. Fortunately . . . read more

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