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.
Cinebody uses the super high-quality 4K video that your iPhone 6 or 6S shoots but gives you a more simple & ergonomic way to capture cinematic video. Your phone snaps into the body, and uses an App for manual control of aperture, frame rate & exposure. Just push the trigger to start filming & press again to stop. Audio is recorded through your camera microphone.
High-end camera maker Hasselblad has teamed up with Lenovo to create True Zoom, a high-quality camera that attaches to the Moto Z phone magnetically. It is completely separate from the phone’s camera, offering 10X optical zoom, a 25-250mm lens and a 12MP sensor. It shoots in RAW & JPEG formats as well as 1080p video.
This could be the GoPro killer. Garmin’s VIRB Ultra 30 offers the convenience of voice-control for hands-free function & boasts 4k recording up to 30 fps with tri-axis image stabilization. It can also livestream to YouTube. Pretty sure your Hero can’t do that.