Photography

    The One X is a 360º Action Camera You Can Throw at werd.com

    The One X is a 360º Action Camera You Can Throw

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    The One X camera from Insta360 is a throwable 360º action camera that features advanced omnidirectional image stabilization, twin ultra-wide lenses & captures video in 5.7K at 30 fps. For super crisp super-slow-mo, it has 2 Slow motion modes: 50 fps at 4K and 100 fps at 3K. And because it’s throwable, it will open up possibilities for tossing—literally throwing—this thing right into the action to grab insane 360º slo-mo’s you just couldn’t get with other action cameras.

    Pictar Pro Makes Your Phone More Like a DSLR at werd.com

    Pictar Pro Makes Your Phone More Like a DSLR

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    With a Pictar Pro, your phone camera is upgraded to deliver better images with more DSLR-like controls. It gives your iPhone or Android device a camera-like grip as well as a viewfinder, shutter button, a zoom toggle, manual control wheels for exposure & mode adjustment, and an extra battery. And even with all these features and controls, it doesn’t require a wi-fi or wired connection to your phone.

    The Hero7 Black is GoPro’s Most Advanced Camera Yet at werd.com

    The Hero7 Black is GoPro’s Most Advanced Camera Yet

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    GoPro just dropped a new flagship action camera, the Hero7 Black. This new model is the same dimensions as its predecessors in the 6 series lineup but features much improved image stabilization called Hypersmooth, livestreaming capability, and a hyperlapse time-lapse mode. 4K video capture at 60 FPS, fully waterproof & secure cloud storage via subscription. Overall a solid upgrade.

    Lumapod is the Tripod You’ll Never Leave at Home at werd.com

    Lumapod is the Tripod You’ll Never Leave at Home

    Posted in Gear and Photography and Tech

    Lumapod has created the world’s first ultra-portable tripods specifically for smartphone, GoPro, Mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Designed for speed and convenience, the 2 models weigh practically nothing (.88lbs. & 1.65lbs) set up in seconds, and are ultra-compact, so you’ll never leave it at home. The Lumapod Kickstarter funded in just 90 minutes.

    Litra Lights Are Bright Alright at werd.com

    Litra Lights Are Bright Alright

    Posted in Gear and Photography and Tech

    The lights from Litra deliver pro-level light in a crazy compact package. They call it “Studio Lighting In Your Pocket.” We can’t argue. The 4-mode LitraTorch delivers up to 2200 lumens with waterproof & military grade ruggedness—at 810G MIL SPEC rating. For photos & video, they deliver flicker-free (5700 kelvin) day light & for biking, camping & general life-after-dark applications, they’re unbeatable. 4-hour battery life, waterproof to 30m & they feature multiple mounting points for shedding light on all your nighttime adventures.

    The EOS-R is Canon’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless DSLR at werd.com

    The EOS-R is Canon’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless DSLR

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    Canon’s latest DSLR launches a whole new system for the brand. The EOS-R is their first 30.3 MP full-frame mirrorless camera, which also features a new lens mount system. In addition to the sensor, it features a Digic 8 image processor capable of 8 FPS continuous shooting, ISO that ranges from 100 up to 102,400, plus a Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus that offers an incredible 5,655 selectable AF points; Canon claims it also has the fastest AF system in the world. The RF lens mount system is designed to improve speed & communication between camera & lens electronics while still working with existing EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses.

    The Insta360 Pro 2 is a Straight Up Beast of a VR Camera at werd.com

    The Insta360 Pro 2 is a Straight Up Beast of a VR Camera

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    Insta360 Pro 2 is a tricked-out, pro-grade 360º VR camera that records six 8K quality digital video & HDR 3D using 6 lenses as well as delivering seamless auto-stitching, advanced FlowState stabilization, & high speed motion tracking. Footage is recorded on 6 separate Micro SD cards, one-per-eye, and a special plug-in enables you to edit footage easily without dealing with the massive 8K files.

    DJI’s Mavic 2 Pro Drone Has a Hasselblad Camera at werd.com

    DJI’s Mavic 2 Pro Drone Has a Hasselblad Camera

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    DJI gave their Mavic Pro Drone a serious upgrade in image quality with the integration of a Hasselblad camera. It captures images through a large 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor. Hasselblad also improved lens definition, image optimization and processing as well as implementing its Natural Color Solution for JPEG and raw images to improve color accuracy. DJI’s 10-bit D-log & hybrid log gamma for HDR 4K video are also part of the feature set.

    Panasonic Introduces Upgraded & Updated Lumix LX100 II at werd.com

    Panasonic Introduces Upgraded & Updated Lumix LX100 II

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    The evolution of Panasonic’s popular Lumix LX100 camera continues with the release of the LX100 II, a compact micro four/thirds system that features a new & upgraded 17-megapixel sensor and a touchscreen that will make adjusting the settings faster & easier. Like the older model, it captures 4K video and comes equipped with a Leica 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 lens.

    Yuneec Introduces Voice-Controlled Mantis Q Drone at werd.com

    Yuneec Introduces Voice-Controlled Mantis Q Drone

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    The Mantis Q drone from Yuneec captures 4K & stabilized 1080P video, uses voice commands and features a 33-minute battery. Gesture control and facial detection are also on the list, as well as a tiny, portable controller. It’s got a top-speed of 44mph, weighs less than a pound and it’s designed for easy portability with fold-up arms. The camera also shoots 13-megapixel photos in either JPG or DNG format.

    Capsule360 is the World’s Most Versatile & Compact Motion Box Ever at werd.com

    Capsule360 is the World’s Most Versatile & Compact Motion Box Ever

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    The Capsule360 from MIOPS is a multi-function motion box to move your camera in every possible way and direction. It offers versatile pan, tilt, slide & time lapse to add smooth, cinematic motion to your videos, and it works with every camera—from your phone to a full size DSLR. It can also track you for first-person videos as well as offering automatic star tracking. Available accessories include a slider track, gimbal arm, and turntable; all of them controlled wirelessly & intuitively with the Capsule360 app.

    Mystic is an Advanced, Self-Driving Drone at werd.com

    Mystic is an Advanced, Self-Driving Drone

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    The Mystic Drone uses AI technologies for autonomous flight, 3D Tracking, Intelligent Object Recognition, and gesture interaction, making it the most advanced AI drone available. The complete “set it & forget sky camera” that delivers unrivaled and basically effortless aerial photography and video—its 3D tracking lets the drone follow you autonomously while detecting objects and avoiding obstacles—intelligence similar to that found in self-driving cars. A funded Kickstarter.

    Nikon’s COOLPIX P1000 Has An Ultra-Mega Zoom Lens at werd.com

    Nikon’s COOLPIX P1000 Has An Ultra-Mega Zoom Lens

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    With the introduction of the COOLPIX P1000, Nikon gives you a 3000mm optical zoom, the most powerful zoom lens ever offered in the COOLPIX range. It shoots 4K ultra HD video with HDMI out, stereo sound and has an accessory hot-shoe. It features rock-steady dual detect image stabilization and great low-light capability as well as raw shooting mode and full manual controls.

    Parrot Introduces Foldable Anafi Drone at werd.com

    Parrot Introduces Foldable Anafi Drone

    Posted in Gear and Photography and Tech

    Designed to fold up into a compact package for easy transport, the Anafi drone from Parrot features a 21-megapixel camera on a 180-degree tilt gimbal. It records in 4K HDR at 30 fps or 1080p HDR at up to 60 fps as well as hyper-lapse and slo-mo capability. The Anafi also has a follow mode for shooting selfie footage and will fly for up to 25-minutes on a charge at speeds up to 32MPH.

    Go Deep with the Lumix TS7 Waterproof Tough Camera at werd.com

    Go Deep with the Lumix TS7 Waterproof Tough Camera

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    If you’re diving down to depths of more than 100-feet, you’ll want to capture what you see and the Lumix TS7 Waterproof Tough Camera is the perfect companion. Designed to capture subjects in low light, it features a 20.4 megapixel MOS sensor and records 4K video at 30p. The lens is a 28mm wide-angle with up to 4.6x optical zoom range. It also offers 22 special effects filters, plus panorama, as well as a 4K Photo Mode that allows you to convert 4K video frames into high-res pictures.