Racist Camera! No, I did not blink... I'm just Asian!

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We got our Mom a new Nikon S630 digital camera for Mother's Day and I
was playing with it during the Angels game we were at on Sunday.

As I was taking pictures of my family, it kept asking "Did someone
blink?" even though our eyes were always open.

Sheesh! RACIST! :P

-Joz
www.jozjozjoz.com

Originally posted at
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8asians.com: www.8asians.com/2009/05/13/racist-camera-no-i-did-not-bli...
(The only two places I posted this, aside from from Flickr)

AS OF 7/10/2009, I HAVE REMOVED THE CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE AS PEOPLE WERE NOT FOLLOWING MY REQUEST FOR ATTRIBUTION. THIS PHOTO IS NOW "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED."

1/22/2010 - Published with permission by Time Magazine: www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1954643,00.html
1/22/2010 - Published with permission (in Norwegian) by Nettavisen: www.nettavisen.no/it/article2810066.ece
2/9/2010 - Published with permission in the Rafu Shimpo
rafu.com/news/2010/02/taking-technology-at-face-value/

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Gizmodo: gizmodo.com/5256650/camera-misses-the-mark-on-racial-sens...
BoingBoing: gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/05/15/asian-camera-doesnt.html
BuzzFeed: www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/racist-camera-cci
Digg: digg.com/arts_culture/Nikon_has_yet_to_develop_a_camera_t...
Digg: digg.com/comedy/IMAGE_Camera_Hates_Asians * digg.com/comedy/Racist_Camera_4
Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/8kk6p/racist_digital...
Reddit pix: www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/8knw5/racist_camera/
Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/8y5g8/racist_camera/
Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/8t3f9/racist_camera_did_s...
Angry Asian Man: www.angryasianman.com/2009/05/no-not-blinking-just-asian....
Disgrasian: disgrasian.com/2009/05/racist-camera-the-nikon-s630/

Usability Counts: www.usabilitycounts.com/2009/05/15/did-someone-blink-pred...
anandtech: forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=...
Geekstir: www.geekstir.com/the-racist-camera
TheGluttony: thegluttony.com/2009/05/15/racist-camera
Blog of Hilarity: blogofhilarity.com/2009/05/15/oh-you-racist-nikon-camera-you
Daily Radar: techblips.dailyradar.com/story/racist_camera_no_i_did_not...
HardOCP: www.hardocp.com/news.html?news=Mzk2MzAsLCwsLCwx
RoastList: roastlist.com/really/nikon-s630-cant-tell-difference-betw...
GizHQ: www.gizhq.com/2009/05/16/nikon-s630-blink-detection-fail/
TheChive: thechive.com/2009/05/daily-morning-randomness-52009-25-ph...

BlogCatalog: www.blogcatalog.com/blog/infophalanx/342372d42eab12c848f6...
Boards.IE: www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=62229302
ChickenCrap: chickencrap.com/c.php?c=2804
CollegeHumor: www.collegehumor.com/picture:1911329
Contexts.org: contexts.org/socimages/2009/05/29/nikon-camera-says-asian...
Current.com: current.com/items/90085065_racist-camera-wont-photograph-...
DailyFailBlog: dailyfailblog.com/2009/10/06/racist-camera-fail/
DNB Forum: dnbforum.com/showthread.php?t=75337
ebaumsworld: www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/80657214/
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Examiner: www.examiner.com/pet-photography-in-st-louis/avoid-the-ra...
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GoLiveWire: www.golivewire.com/forums/peer-ytnnini-support-a.html
Habbo: www.habbo.co.uk/groups/107713/id/discussions/320287/id
haha.nu: haha.nu/arts/photography/a-racist-camera/
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iheartchaos: www.iheartchaos.com/content/nikon-s630-camera-smart-racis...
MotivatedPhotos: motivatedphotos.com/?id=19720
mrBadak: mrbadak.com/2009/06/19/racist-camera/
Nakidness: www.nakidness.com/images/funny/rotten/racist/racist_camera/
OMGSoySauce: www.omgsoysauce.com/3895/the-racist-camera-not-asian-eyes...
Pineapple Juice: www.pineapplejuice.net/freshly-squeezed/?p=474
PostCaption: postcaption.com/media/112/Racist_Camera/
pYzam: www.pyzam.com/funnypictures/details/10442
RaceWire: www.racewire.org/archives/2009/11/racist_camera_no_i_did_...
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  1. Ku @ MDPB 56 months ago | reply

    Nikon is a Japanese company.

  2. Shairani 55 months ago | reply

    lol .... !!

  3. Joe6801 52 months ago | reply

    ur not blinking? jk

  4. jacko94 52 months ago | reply

    The new screen message will say, either you blinked, or you are a slanty-eyed-gook

  5. Julia Manzerova 50 months ago | reply

    awful and funny at the same time! :)
    (and isn't Nikon a Japanese company?)

  6. Korosuke 48 months ago | reply

    Lacist camela is a big no no.

  7. funny picutres 47 months ago | reply

    The post is informative enough with quality information.Regarding your site looking neat and clean, i think you have done the right thing.
    keep updating

  8. angelnfreefall 45 months ago | reply

    Found on StumbleUpon- lolz too

  9. evie22 44 months ago | reply

    Now that's damned funny! Great picture too, and thanks for the laugh!
    Viewed on StumbledUpon

  10. Dayreezi 44 months ago | reply

    OMG!......thats a smart camera

  11. Oscar Devonian 40 months ago | reply

    Haha, geez. A lot of places nicked this off you didn't they? :\

  12. arachnias_potion 40 months ago | reply

    If Nikon was founded in Japan how could this POSSIBLY be a racist camera! LOL

  13. David Cowie 39 months ago | reply

    Link leads to "Handle this index with care"
    --
    Seen on tvtropes.org (?)

  14. Richard Corfield (M0RJC) 30 months ago | reply

    My guess it's identifying the eyes and looking for circles? oops. As Arachnias notes, Nikon being Japanese, you'd think they'd have thought of this.

  15. chippee 29 months ago | reply

    posting in the racist camera comments.

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