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    DJI Takes Stabilization to the Next Level with the Ronin 2 at werd.com

    DJI Takes Stabilization to the Next Level with the Ronin 2

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    DJI revolutionized the market when it created an affordable SteadiCam-like stabilizer for digital video & cinema production with its Ronin system. With the release of its updated Ronin 2, they’re offering a larger, more advanced Hollywood-quality rig capable of carrying a 30-lb, camera—like a Red— with longer lenses. Dual 4,280-mAh batteries deliver up to 8-hours of stabilization. It’s also equipped with a quick release mount allowing you to swap it out for different applications and through different modes, all on the fly.

    Introducing the GoPro Fusion Spherical Camera at werd.com

    Introducing the GoPro Fusion Spherical Camera

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    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.

    The Hover Camera Passport is a Mini Drone That Flies On Its Own at werd.com

    The Hover Camera Passport is a Mini Drone That Flies On Its Own

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    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.

    Pentax KP at werd.com

    Pentax KP

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    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.

    Chronos 1.4 High-speed Camera at werd.com

    Chronos 1.4 High-speed Camera

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    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.

    AirSelfie at werd.com

    AirSelfie

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    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.

    DJI Inspire 2 at werd.com

    DJI Inspire 2

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    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.

    Sony RX100 Mark V at werd.com

    Sony RX100 Mark V

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    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.

    GoPro Hero5 at werd.com

    GoPro Hero5

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    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.

    GoPro Karma Drone at werd.com

    GoPro Karma Drone

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    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.

    Canon EOS M5 at werd.com

    Canon EOS M5

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    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 S6 at werd.com

    Cinebody S6

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    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.

    Hasselblad True Zoom MotoMod at werd.com

    Hasselblad True Zoom MotoMod

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    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.

    Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera at werd.com

    Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera

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    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.

    Staaker Auto-Follow Drone at werd.com

    Staaker Auto-Follow Drone

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    Staaker is an auto-follow AI drone that makes it easier than ever to film aerial video. Offering 5 different self-flying modes, it can capture epic surf shots, biking footage, overhead cityscapes and whatever else you dream up. It tracks an all-weather sensor you wear like a watch while recording footage onto GoPro Hero 3, 3+, and 4 cameras.