Photography

Pixii Rangefinder Balances Tech & Technique at werd.com

Pixii Rangefinder Balances Tech & Technique

Designed to mimic the feel of manual rangefinder photography in a compact digital camera, the Pixii A series combines classic function—manual controls, Leica M-mount compatibility, and no LCD display panel. Instead it connects with your smartphone, allowing that to be your screen, with an app that allows for easy editing & sharing. It features a 12-megapixel APC-S CMOS sensor and 8GB of on-board SSD image storage.

Canon Introduces R5 & R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras at werd.com

Canon Introduces R5 & R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

With the release of the EOS R5 and EOS R6, Canon is giving its full-frame mirrorless lineup a serious reboot. The R5 boasts an all-new Canon-made 45MP CMOS sensor and a Digic X processor, enabling 8K RAW video capture at up to 30p, 4K at up to 120p, and still images at up to 20fps. The R6 is equipped with a 20.1MP CMOS sensor enabling 4k capture at up to 60p & crispy slow-mo in 1080/120p. Both feature Canon’s 5-axis image stabilization. Pre-order is open now.

ProGrip Easily Upgrades Your Phone Photography at werd.com

ProGrip Easily Upgrades Your Phone Photography

The ProGrip from ShiftCam is designed to make your smartphone perform better as a camera; it’s an ergonomic grip, case, wireless charging dock and battery back-up in one. With its comfy, weighted grip, your phone feels more like a camera, shifting easily between portrait & landscape mode shooting. It features a bluetooth shutter button plus it offers charging via a wireless Qi pad & USB-C plug-in. A funded Kickstarter.

The Lumix G100 is Vlog-Ready at werd.com

The Lumix G100 is Vlog-Ready

With its 180º articulating LCD display, the Lumix G100 mirrorless camera is optimized for vloggers and content creators. It features an electronic viewfinder nearly 3X brighter than its G90 predecessor, an auto-selfie function when the screen is flipped to the front, and media-friendly video feature that lets you film for YouTube or Instagram with easily adjustable aspect ratios & in-camera clip editing. It’s also compatible with the brand’s whole line of interchangeable lenses. Available late July in two different configurations.

Sony’s 4K ZV-1 Camera is Built To Vlog at werd.com

Sony’s 4K ZV-1 Camera is Built To Vlog

Optimized for the demands of vloggers & mobile 4K content creators, Sony’s compact ZV-1 is similar in design to the brand’s popular RX100 but offers smart, self-shooter tech like Background Defocus and Product Showcase that highlight foreground subjects with the touch of a one-button control. There’s also an improved on-camera three-microphone array with a wind guard, a front-facing recording indicator & Sony’s multi-interface shoe for attaching lights, other mics & accessories.

Mavic Introduces Safer, Smarter Air 2 DJI Drone at werd.com

Mavic Introduces Safer, Smarter Air 2 DJI Drone

Similar in size and design to its pocketable predecessor, Mavic’s new Air 2 DJI drone is smarter than all that have come before it. New object avoidance technology called the Advanced Pilot Assistance System 3.0 ensures that the Air 2 will be much better at automatically avoiding obstacles in its path. It also has Air Sense technology, which works with the FAA’s surveillance relay signals to keep the drone from causing mid-air collisions with other aircraft. On top of the safety features, automated flight path tech and a larger optical sensor mean your 4K footage & 48MP photos will look better than ever.

Canon’s Mirrorless EOS R5 Is An 8K Video Powerhouse at werd.com

Canon’s Mirrorless EOS R5 Is An 8K Video Powerhouse

With the launch of the forthcoming EOS R5 camera, Canon is aiming to regain ground in DLSR video; a revolution it kicked off more than a decade ago and has struggled to lead for the past few years. For filmmakers seeking a new pro-quality rig, the R5 is impressive. The mirrorless design offers 8K RAW video capture, using the full sensor at up to 29.97 fps and 10-bit color, an improved 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system, a the choice of it 12 fps mechanical shutter and the 20 fps electronic shutter.

Ecobee Introduces Alexa-Equipped Smart Camera at werd.com

Ecobee Introduces Alexa-Equipped Smart Camera

The latest indoor security camera from Ecobee is highlighted by its smooth, streamlined design and the convenience of voice-control. It gives you a crystal clear view of your interior space, offering 1080p HD video with a 180º field of view as well as Alexa built-in and seamless support with Apple HomeKit, night vision, two-way talk, and stores a 14-day video history with the brand’s Haven home monitoring as an add-on service.

Fujifilm’s Mirrorless X-T4 Will Give You A Steady Shot at werd.com

Fujifilm’s Mirrorless X-T4 Will Give You A Steady Shot

The latest addition to Fujifilm’s ever-advancing & popular-for-a-reason range of mirrorless cameras, is the X-T4. While it features the same (outstanding) 26.1-MP sensor and X-Processor as its peers in the lineup, this new model boasts in-body image stabilization, a redesigned mechanical shutter with up to 15fps continuous shooting capability, and a more powerful battery. The X-T4 is also equipped with a vlog-friendly touchscreen that can be rotated 180-degrees to the front. The new battery allows you to blast off up 600 photos before it needs a recharge. Available Spring 2020.

The Fujifilm X100V Looks Classic But It’s All New at werd.com

The Fujifilm X100V Looks Classic But It’s All New

The latest iteration of Fujifilm’s popular rangefinder-style X100 digital camera is the X100V. Its full-frame mirrorless sensor was upgraded to a larger 26-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor. It also got a quad-core X-Processor 4 CPU, upgraded 23mm lens, improved weather resistance features, a flip-out LCD screen, 30 FPS continuous shooting & 4K video capability. Available later this month.

Hasselblad Adds Ultralight XCD 4/45P To Its X1D Lens Lineup at werd.com

Hasselblad Adds Ultralight XCD 4/45P To Its X1D Lens Lineup

Hasselblad’s new XCD 4/45P is the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens on the market today. That means legendary Hasselblad image quality in a really portable package. Weighing in at just over a half a pound and not even 2-inches tall, the f4 45mm lens is comprised of 9 elements, for state-of-the-art optics & that timeless square format in the brand’s compact X1D camera system.

The PowerEgg X is a Drone & AI Tracking Camera in One at werd.com

The PowerEgg X is a Drone & AI Tracking Camera in One

With its 3-axis gimbal, the PowerEgg X drone from PowerVision captures smooth, stabilized 4K video at speeds up to 60fps and utilizes AI capabilities to double as a stationary tracking camera. The drone boasts a 30-minute flight time and offers features like obstacle avoidance even in winds up to 43mph. In tracking camera mode, the PowerEgg stands on a compact tripod & uses advanced sensors and AI to keep whatever you’re filming perfectly framed as it moves.

This Camera Drone Flies for 50 Minutes at werd.com

This Camera Drone Flies for 50 Minutes

Zero Zero Robotics’ V-Coptr Falcon camera drone has only 2 rotors rather than the normal 4 but that’s not what makes it such a standout. This thing is all about flight time. 50-minutes. About twice what similar competitors can claim. So that’s a big deal. The camera captures 4K video at speeds up to 30fps and video transmission boasts a range of 4.3 miles. Object avoidance, auto-homing—all the features you’d expect and then some.

Display Your Photos Like Fine Art with Netgear’s Meural Canvas II at werd.com

Display Your Photos Like Fine Art with Netgear’s Meural Canvas II

Netgear’s Meural Canvas II is a wi-fi-enabled digital picture frame that brings your digital photos to life up on the wall. It will also display famous works of art in 1080P HD through a subscription-based service. Available in 16” X 14” or 19” X 29”, the Canvas can be hung vertically or horizontal & the gesture-control screen lets you swipe through physically, like your phone.

This iPhone 11 Case Gives You Lots of Lenses To Choose From at werd.com

This iPhone 11 Case Gives You Lots of Lenses To Choose From

Designed specifically for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, & 11 Pro Max, the ShiftCam multi-lens phone case makes it easier than ever to capture epic images on your phone. The sleek, streamlined case allows you to switch lenses in a fraction of a second, for Pro & Pro Max users, choose from: 10X Macro, 180º fisheye, 4X telephoto, & 4X Macro or for the standard iPhone 11, the 3-in-1 ShiftCam offers 10X Macro & 180º fisheye in addition to the phone’s built-in lens. A funded Kickstarter.

DJI’s Mavic Mini is So Small it Flies Under the FAA’s Radar at werd.com

DJI’s Mavic Mini is So Small it Flies Under the FAA’s Radar

The soon-to-be-officially released Mavic Mini drone from DJI is so small that no FAA registration is required. Which simplifies things. Fewer barriers to flight, right? The palm-size drone boasts a 30-minute flight time but only a 2.7K camera; its big brothers have 4K—but what you lose in rez you gain in stealth. The price is also pretty lightweight. Due out this week.

Nikon Introduces Z 50 Compact Camera at werd.com

Nikon Introduces Z 50 Compact Camera

With a 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor and lightweight design, Nikon’s new entry-level Z 50 is built on the same platform as the brand’s popular Z6 & Z7 full-frame cameras. 11 fps continuous shooting, 4k video capture, and compatibility with the full range of Sony’s DX lenses make this a very versatile & valuable camera for the price.

GoPro’s Hero Max 360 Shoots Everything Around You at werd.com

GoPro’s Hero Max 360 Shoots Everything Around You

With the launch of the Hero Max 360, GoPro is hoping to erase any lingering memory of its last foray into 360º panoramic video. The camera uses a dual lens configuration to capture 360º video with ambisonic spatial audio from a 6-mic array and it features a selfie-screen as well as offering all the functionality of the brand’s Hero8 Black model. As a hero camera & vlog tool it’s powerful and now with 360º capabilities, you can get more creative than ever. Available for pre-order now.

The Lumin8 Light Shines Bright for Video, Adventure & Everywhere Else at werd.com

The Lumin8 Light Shines Bright for Video, Adventure & Everywhere Else

The makers of Lumin8 call it “the world’s most versatile LED light” and it’s hard kinda to argue. They thought of everything: it’s a lightweight, 1000-lumen cylinder that delivers consistent, flicker-free light, 95+ CRI and a color temp range from 3000-5600K. That means precise color in your HD video & photos. The rugged design, IP68 water-resistance, 7-hour battery life, & wireless remote make it a worthy companion for all types of action. Included 1/4”, hotshoe, and magnetic mounts make it easy to rig. A funded Kickstarter.

OCLU Introduces 4K Action Cam at werd.com

OCLU Introduces 4K Action Cam

Arizona-based OCLU is a new brand with a brand new 4k action camera. In addition to shooting 4k at 30 fps, it shoots 1080p at 120 fps for super slo-mo and 12mp still images. It features a 150º wide-angle lens, wi-fi, waterproofing to 50-meters, and it’s compatible with GoPro’s many mounts.