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Get All the Tripod at Half the Size & Weight at werd.com

Get All the Tripod at Half the Size & Weight

Peak Design’s Travel Tripod manages to pack all the features of a full-size photo & video tripod into a lightweight, compact package. The sleek, 2.8-pound design eliminates wasted space with quick-deploy cam lever legs, a universal ball head, and an integrated phone mount. Works with all kinds of brackets & tripod plates. A funded Kickstarter.

DJI’s Osmo Action Camera is 4K Vlog-Ready at werd.com

DJI’s Osmo Action Camera is 4K Vlog-Ready

The 4K Osmo Action camera outshines GoPro with its 1.4-inch full color display on the front—rather than black & white—for selfies & 1st-person shooting. On the back is a 2.25-inch touchscreen display. Images are captured by a 1 /2.3” 12MP CMOS sensor that can shoot in 4K at up to 60 frames per second with a 100Mbps bitrate. You can shoot in HDR at up to 30 frames per second & slow-motion to 240fps in either 1080p or 720p resolutions.

Spry Underwater Drone Goes Literally Everywhere at werd.com

Spry Underwater Drone Goes Literally Everywhere

Designed to capture watersports up close, Spry is a quadcopter underwater drone that captures 4k video from the air, the surface of the water and underwater. The fuselage floats, so the drone simply floats up to go from underwater to aerial shooting at speeds up to 40 MPH. The controller is also waterproof & floats, or if you prefer, run it in autonomous Follow Me mode while you: surf, swim, kitesurf, wakeboard, SUP, skim, kayak, fish, bodysurf, sail, cliff dive, etc.

Shoot Phone Photos Like a Pro at werd.com

Shoot Phone Photos Like a Pro

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, and pretty much all other phones, the clip-on Phone Lens Kit by Black Eye gives you 3 premium-quality lenses to seriously enhance your phone photography: a 2.5X telephoto, a distortion-free 120º cinema wide-angle, and a super-wide 180º fisheye. The kit comes with a rugged case for travel.

Sony’s RXO II Compact Camera is Purpose-Built for Vloggers at werd.com

Sony’s RXO II Compact Camera is Purpose-Built for Vloggers

According to Sony their new RXO II is the world’s smallest and lightest premium compact camera. What does that mean? It’s about the size of a GoPro but features a 24mm lens with Zeiss glass, backed by a 1.0-type stacked 15.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor, and a BIONZ X image processor. Image stabilization, a rotating selfie screen & a high-quality microphone make it a solid choice for committed vloggers.

Leica’s Compact Q2 Camera Has a Super-Size Sensor at werd.com

Leica’s Compact Q2 Camera Has a Super-Size Sensor

With the introduction of the Q2, Leica adds some serious firepower to its compact full-frame camera. Namely, a super high-res 47.3-megapixel sensor as well as 4K video capture. It’s fitted with a Summilux 28mm f/1.7 prime lens with a cropping/zooming feature that can make your shots look like you used a 35mm, 50mm or 75mm lens. The camera also offers continuous still shooting at 10 fps & is dust and weather resistant.

The Theta Z1 from Ricoh is the Brand’s Best 360º Camera Yet at werd.com

The Theta Z1 from Ricoh is the Brand’s Best 360º Camera Yet

Ricoh’s latest addition to its 360º Theta line, the Z1, is a pocketable prosumer model that’s the brand’s first to feature dual, 1-inch image sensors—an upgrade that delivers much-improved image quality. These sensors offer 23-megapixel-resolution for 360-degree still images and digitally stabilized 4K spherical video. It can also stream in 4K at a bit rate of 120Mbps. It supports Adobe DNG image format & uses Ricoh Theta Stitcher for editing spherical images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.

Canon Introduces Full-Frame, Mirrorless EOS RP Camera at werd.com

Canon Introduces Full-Frame, Mirrorless EOS RP Camera

Canon’s all-new EOS RP is the smallest and lightest full-frame EOS camera ever made. This compact mirrorless model is lighter and more affordable than the EOS R that precedes it and only slightly less powerful. The RP features a 26.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, with an expandable ISO range of 100-40000 & 5 FPS continuous shooting capability. For video, the camera shoots 4K footage at 25fps with 8-bit color depth. The camera also offers wi-fi/bluetooth connectivity & USB charging. Available for pre-order now.

Leica Unveils a Limited M10-P Rangefinder with New Cinematic Functions at werd.com

Leica Unveils a Limited M10-P Rangefinder with New Cinematic Functions

Created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers, Leica created a special limited-edition ASC variant of its M10-P digital rangefinder camera. Aside from ASC branding on the top plate and the gold-finished Leica Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH lens, it looks like other M10 models. But it’s got what they don’t: 2 built-in cinematic modes. The“ASC Cine Classic” mode recreates the look of 35mm motion-picture film & the “ASC Contemporary” mode mimics the digital look of more modern movies.

Step-Up Your Video Shoots with the SwitchPod Tripod at werd.com

Step-Up Your Video Shoots with the SwitchPod Tripod

For vloggers and content creators of all sorts, the SwitchPod will come in handy. Literally. This lightweight, compact handheld tripod works with any camera, from a phone to a DSLR, and seriously simplifies the video making process as well as delivering solid selfies. Its magnet-loaded legs allow you to switch between handheld handle and tripod with the flick of the wrist to keep your shooting running smooth and seamless. The universal 1/4-20” mount allows you to not only attach any camera but even pro-quality release plates and ball heads. A funded Kickstarter.

The Black Hornet PRS is a Combat-Proven, Pocket-Sized Drone at werd.com

The Black Hornet PRS is a Combat-Proven, Pocket-Sized Drone

FLIR’s Black Hornet PRS is an “airborne personal reconnaissance system for dismounted soldiers.” Translation: it’s a pocket-size drone originally designed for military units who need undetectable recon in combat situations. This combat-proven drone is extremely light, nearly silent, and boasts a flight time up to 25 minutes. It uses EO & infrared optical technologies to transmit live video & HD still images day or night. The imagery is transmitted through an encrypted data link with ranges up to 2 kilometers & is stored on removable SD cards in the device. No word yet on civilian availability.

For Better Phone Photos, Pull Out the Pocket Tripod PRO at werd.com

For Better Phone Photos, Pull Out the Pocket Tripod PRO

You’d probably carry a tripod if it fit in your wallet, right? Okay, well the Pocket Tripod PRO does. It’s the size of a credit card and twice as thick, so it slides right into your pocket or wallet. And despite its small size, it delivers all the essential functions you’d expect from a full-size tripod: Carbon fiber legs, angle indicator, soft-contact grip, and fluid tilt adjustment.

Human Eyes Technologies Unveils 5.7K VR Camera at werd.com

Human Eyes Technologies Unveils 5.7K VR Camera

The Vuze XR is the world’s first 5.7K VR camera, a handheld system that uses two lenses to capture VR content and shoot ridiculously sick 2D 180-degree footage or stabilized 3D 360-degree footage at 5.7K resolution at 30fps and 4K at 60fps. With a cross-platform editing app, you can dial in footage either in-camera or on your desktop.

The 4K Arlo Ultra Security Cam is Your Eyes & Ears for Home Security at werd.com

The 4K Arlo Ultra Security Cam is Your Eyes & Ears for Home Security

The Arlo Ultra is the security camera brand’s most powerful device yet. It features a 4K Ultra HD resolution sensor with high dynamic range (HDR), a 4K lens with a 180º field of view and it has an integrated spotlight that lights up anyone or anything that moves within its view. There is also audio detection that listens for odd noises. When something suspicious is seen or heard it can sound a screeching siren and even call 911. Comes with a 1-year subscription for storing your footage.

DJI’s Osmo Pocket Will Turn You Into a Gimbal God at werd.com

DJI’s Osmo Pocket Will Turn You Into a Gimbal God

The Osmo Pocket is the smallest action camera & handheld 3-axis gimbal the drone lords at DJI have ever created. It records 4K 60fps video with mechanical stabilization that gives your motion clips a cinematic look no matter how radical you’re getting. It has features like Auto-track to follow the motion of your subject, a 3X3 panoramic mode and the battery lasts for 140 minutes.

Stealth Style: The Killspencer Camera Pack at werd.com

Stealth Style: The Killspencer Camera Pack

Designed to carry your compact camera & one lens, the cross-body Camera Pack from L.A.-based Killspencer is constructed of premium black full-grain leather. It features Swiss-made Riri zippers, a cordura and mesh padded interior and multiple pockets for photo accessories & personal items. The nylon waist/shoulder strap is adjustable. Made in the USA.

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

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

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.