Just 6 months ago, Sony’s most affordable 4K camcorder cost 4500 bucks. But this week at CES, they unveiled a more compact consumer 4K camcorder that’s less than half the price. This 14MP camera features SteadyShot image stabilization, Zeiss optics and captures video at 4K/30p, a quality far exceeding HD resolution.
With the help of a Kickstarter campaign and the burning nostalgia of our age, Bolex, the Swiss maker of classic 16mm movie cameras has now developed a new high-quality digital cinema camera that shoots in either 2K or 1080p and captures clips using uncompressed CinemaDNG raw format.
Drift Innovation is steadily adding function to their mini DV sport cameras with each new model. The new Drift Ghost-S is their latest and its upgrade includes a 7-element lens, 12-megapixel Sony CMOS sensor and a faster processor. It can also be used in Clone mode with multiple cameras allowing for multiple angles of the same action shot.
The Bubl isn’t the first camera to create 360º panoramic photos and videos. But it’s the first one that streams these images live. It also comes with easy-to-use software for quickly editing your 16MP photos and H.264 video footage.
Frank Zappa once said that the world won’t end in fire or ice. The other possibility: it will end in nostalgia. That probably has naught to do with Nikon’s new DF, an advanced digital DSLR with a full-frame sensor designed to evoke the golden age of square, clunky, knob-laden 35mm cameras of the early 1980s. Until its release next month shutterbugs and retro fetishists will be squirming in anticipation.
December 1st is the drop date for Sony’s highly anticipated new 24.3-megapixel A7. It will be the lightest interchangeable lens camera with a full-frame optical sensor on the market. First shipments are already projected to sell out.
Panasonic’s new Lumix GM1 is like a miniature version of their popular GX7; and just as powerful despite it’s small size. It’s got the same 16-megapixel sensor, Venus engine, and an array of available lenses.
GoPro is the leader of the action-camera pack and their newest, the Hero3+ camera got some sweet improvements: a new 2.8f lens that is sharper and brighter is aided by improved imaging software, Auto Low Light Mode, and a battery that lasts 25% longer. It’s also a bit smaller and lighter than it’s predecessor.
We have reached the point where technology has begun to eat its own tail. Here’s more proof: the Impossible Instant Lab will quickly turn any image on your iPhone or iPod Touch into an old school Polaroid print. For more info on what a Polaroid print is, just ask somebody old.
It sorta seems like all cameras should be shockproof and waterproof. Of course they would last too long and camera companies wouldn’t need to release new camera models every 3 days like they do now. So, here we are again at day 3 and Nikon has unveiled the AW1. Yup, shockproof and waterproof. It also offers the versatility of interchangeable (waterproof) lenses.