When the GoPro Fusion is released this fall, it will be the first spherical camera the action-camera giant has ever produced. Early details: it will record 360-degree video at 5.2K30 for VR and standard video formats. In addition to 360, it features a function called OverCapture that allows users to extract a standard video file from the 360º footage. GoPro will also offer software that allows users to create a more POV-style experience rather than the circular fisheye effect produced by most of its competitors.
Winner of both a Red Dot & IF Design Award and built by Zero Zero Robotics, the Hover Camera Passport is an AI powered autonomous camera drone now available exclusively through the Apple Store. It uses body & face recognition plus AI to follow you mid-air, always keeping you in the frame as it captures 13MP pictures &/or streams video directly to your device. It you want to fly it like a normal drone simply link with the app & control it with your phone.
It’s got the classic look of an old 35mm film camera but the Pentax KP is a compact DSLR with incredible low-light shooting capabilities: a max ISO of 819K gives it better low-light sensitivity than all its peers. With a APS-C sensor it shoots a 24MP still image using a 27-point autofocus system and a 5-axis image stabilization system for clear, sharp images. It also shoots 1080p HD video.
The aim of the Chronos 1.4 is to give users a super simple professional-quality high-speed camera at about 1/10th the average cost for such technology. With virtually no set-up time, you can pull this camera out & capture stunning high-speed video at 1280×1024 resolution with frame rate ranges from 1,057fps at full resolution up to 21,600fps at minimum resolution. For example, you can capture a bullet being shot from a gun at 17,000fps. A funded Kickstarter.
Small enough to launch from the palm of your hand, the AirSelfie Drone stores in a smartphone case for quick, convenient deployment. It’s got an onboard 5MP camera for stills & captures HD video with 4GB of storage. For controls, it creates a wi-fi network with your compatible phone: iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, Huawei P9, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge & uses a simple, intuitive app with multiple flight modes.
While GoPro scrambles around like a chicken with its head cut off, DJI is slaying it in Droneland. Boasting a 7km range, flight times up to 27 minutes, and a simple set-up & interface, the brand’s Inspire 2 is a professional-quality drone system that shoots HD 4K & 5.2K video while giving the camera op & pilot full 1080p live view.
The latest version of Sony’s RX100 series, the Mark V, maintains the 20MP sensor and 24-70mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens but adds pro-level phase-detection AutoFocus to achieve focus speeds as fast as 0.05 sec. This new sensor has 315 focus points which covers 65% of the frame, ensuring razor sharp focus at shooting speeds up to 24FPS at full resolution & JPG+RAW mode at up to 150FPS.
This is the best GoPro ever, and after 2 years with no new product releases, it really needed to be. The new design is waterproof without a housing & features a 2-inch touch display. Shoots 4k video & 12MP stills. With a GoPro Plus subscription, the HERO5 can automatically upload those photos & videos directly to the cloud for easy viewing, editing and sharing on the go.
The long-awaited Karma Drone from GoPro was finally unveiled this week. It’s a compact quad-copter with a portable, fold-up design. GoPro worked hard to simplify the controls, making it easy to fly with their game-style remote. The Karma is compatible with both the existing Hero4 camera as well as the new Hero5 that just dropped. Available 10/23.
With the November release of the M5, Canon is stepping up their mirrorless model offerings. The M5 is a DSLR-style design with an upgraded Dual Pixel CMOS sensor for improved autofocus speed & tracking performance. It shoots up to 7 fps & offers 5-axis image stabilization. The camera back has a large touchscreen LCD and also offers bluetooth & wi-fi for remote shooting & file transfers.