Stolen Camera Finder
Find out if people are posting photos of your stolen camera!
Have you ever lost a camera? Frustrated that you can't get the camera back? Well, there may be hope!
StolenCameraFinder can find out if someone posting photos with your camera!
Simply drag and drop an old photo that was taken with the camera, and StolenCameraFinder will search the internet for the serial number that is hidden in the photo metadata.
StolenCameraFinder currently support 1,534 cameras. You can see all the supported cameras on their website.
Every photo you take with your digital camera contains hidden information about both the image and the camera such as the make, model, and date. This information, called EXIF data, can also include a unique serial number that identifies your camera.
stolencamerafinder crawls the internet searching for photos, collecting the serial numbers of the cameras that took them.
When you use the drag & drop feature, stolencamerafinder reads the unique serial number from the EXIF data of your photo and uses it to match against serial numbers it has stored.
If StolenCameraFinder can't find your photo, it will recommend places to report your camera stolen (or lost).
Note: This won't work for smartphones as they don't store serial numbers in their photos. Maybe Apple should change this in the new iPhone?