For the creation of the A-Series, high-end, high-tech camera maker Phase One teamed up with Swiss camera maker Alpa to create a mirrorless medium format system blending classic manual controls with premium digital imaging technologies. At $47k, the big question is… new car or camera?
Maybe you really like having that GoPro jutting up off the top of your helmet like an electronic tusk. If not, the HD2 Camera Goggle from Zeal Optics is a great alternative. With its integrated camera you can still capture 1080p HD quality video of your epic airtime just without all that apparatus up on your head.
When the widest wide-angle is nowhere near enough, you need the full 360º panoramic images and video from the V.360 action camera. It goes all the way around, in 4K. And it’s the first camera of its kind to do so. It records video up to 30fps and shoots 8MP stills, plus it’s compatible with GoPro mounts, meaning you can stick it just about anywhere.
So what if Nobody wants to film you—you don’t need them. You only need the SoloShot2. It’s a device that mounts between your camera and tripod and automatically pans the camera toward you so you never miss the action. It can pan a full 360º at 80º per second & also tilt the camera 150º at a rate of 35º per second. It has a range of 2000 feet.
Sony’s compact, prosumer A7 just got a serious upgrade. The new Sony A7 Mark II now features 5-axis stabilization to compliment its full-frame sensor. Other improvements include a bigger & better grip with re-arranged buttons, plus video options pulled over from the A7s. Available in December.
The Stealth 2 is the smallest action camera yet from Drift Innovation, half the size of the previous model & just a bit larger than a GoPro. It features a 135-degree 7-element aspherical lens that can be rotated 300 degrees & has a 3-hr. battery life recording at full HD 1080P. Drift also offers a full array of mounts for the Stealth 2.
The Hexo+ is an autonomous flying camera that follows and films you. The 6-blade heli drone links with your phone & the Hexo+ App making it nearly effortless to do your own automated aerial film shoots.
Watching other people’s GoPro footage is bad enough. When it’s all shaky, it’s even worse. Get your enthusiastic but jittery friend the Luuv camera stabilizer. It’s lightweight, compatible with all action cameras & smartphones mounting with a standard 1/4” tripod screw.
GoPro just released a pair of their most advanced cameras yet: The Hero4. The Black edition features a new processor with twice the power for capturing ultra high-resolution, high frame rate 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video. The Silver edition features the first-ever built-in touch display. Both offer Bluetooth & Wi-Fi for instant sharing or remote camera control.
This compact camera boasts a 24-75mm Leica zoom lens, a large Micro Four Thirds sensor and has a full aperture control ring and dedicated shutter speed control dial making it easy to switch from automatic to full or partially manual modes as needed. And yes, this one captures 30fps, 4k video.