Everyone hates people who insist on photographing everyone and everything at parties. Now, thanks to Sony, you can replace them…with a robotic photographer. Sony_Partyshot_01 Sony's Party-shot snaps pictures on your behalf The Japanese electronics giant’s Party-shot personal photographer – also known as the IPT-DS1 – is …
I really like the idea of that... not stupidly pricey either!!!
Do I really want to CCTV my own party?
A plentiful supply of 'disposable' film cameras capture the moment much better!
Great For Parties? Or...
To be honest this product could go either way, but if they sell in any great numbers I doubt they'll be getting used for parties -- I'm guessing the majority will be sold to attention-seeking internet-disease ridden camwhores.
... this is obviously a terrorist device.
Can just see these being blown up by their hundreds in NU-UK!
If they had an sdk...
...this would be fantastic for doing uber-high-res panoramas. Given that it's Sony, though, I suspect that an open API is a bit much to ask... :P
Worse than CCTV.
This thing needs an ASBO slapped on it immediately.
Has anyone told Robocop about this?
It's got a Press card in the pocket.
Don't type that when you're drunk. Or when you're Paris.
@ David W
You want one of these - featured on El Reg a few years back
How long before one of these is 'accidently' left on in the corner of a girl's dormitory.
Pity it will probably only work with shitty Sony cameras.
Automatic camera you say? Hmmm...
At the risk of sounding perverted, this sounds like it might be great for filming a couple engaged in activities that they might be embarrassed to have a photographer around for.
SEX! It was sex that I was talking about. Great for photographing sex. Yeah.
Paris, because she could have used one of these a few years ago.
Great for wedding receptions...
It gets the big argument and the fight at the end as well.
So a renaming to Sony Panty-Shot is in order then ?
The most often stolen camera in the world?
Me thinks so....
it would be good if it had a remote control with a 'force take picture' mode on it too.
I doubt it... facial recognition presumably triggers the "Oooh that'll make a nice pic" AI and unless the participants in the candid bonking session regularly lift their mugs from .. um... whatever they are doing to grin inanely at the camera, the thing is gonna sit there hunting the room for a decent picture in vain.
Oh look "decent picture" when what we mean is a "good, INdecent picture".
I made a funny.
Pars cos... well, if you need to ask then you just don't get it.