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Shoot Video Like a Pro with Panasonic’s GH5 Mark II at werd.com

Shoot Video Like a Pro with Panasonic’s GH5 Mark II

Panasonic’s video-friendly GH5 has been updated to deliver even more prosumer performance. With a new processor, improved autofocus, and enhanced image stabilization, the GH5 Mark II is pretty much all new. It captures 4K UHD video at 60p and Cinema 4K at 24p with 10-bit 4:2:2 color output. A 20.3-MP Live MOS MFT sensor does this free of ghosting & flairing thanks to a new anti-reflective coating. The Venus Engine image processor is new, as well as up to 6.5 stops of compensation for smooth, stable moving shots in all kinds of conditions. Available for pre-order now.

The MOZA Slypod Pro is for Content Creators at werd.com

The MOZA Slypod Pro is for Content Creators

The MOZA Slypod Pro packs a lot of function into a slim, lightweight piece of camera gear. It’s a 3-in-1 electric monopod that also functions as a slider & jib arm for endless creativity and cinematic effects. A dedicated app allows remote control and programmable motion for shots like dramatic time-lapse & panning dolly movements. A funded Kickstarter.

DJI Sends Up Beginner-Friendly, All-In-One FPV Drone at werd.com

DJI Sends Up Beginner-Friendly, All-In-One FPV Drone

DJI’s latest drone-camera combo is the FPV, a compact quadcopter designed for use with the brand’s FPV (first person view) goggles, to give users a bird’s eye view. Made for beginners and intermediate “flyers” it works easily, right out of the box. DJI claims “It can fly like a racer, hover like a traditional drone, accelerate like a homebuilt project and stop faster than any of them.” The brand’s best safety & autonomous technologies help keep it in once piece as you learn.

Sony Introduces FX3 Compact Cinema Camera at werd.com

Sony Introduces FX3 Compact Cinema Camera

With the launch of the FX3, Sony has created a pro-grade 4K cinema camera that is not just powerful but smaller and definitely more affordable than others in its class. They call it a “compact cinematography” camera but it’s essentially an A7S outfitted for filmmaking. It captures 4K video at 120 fps and 1080p video up to 240fps. A 10.5MP sensor and 15 stops of dynamic make it a very capable low-light rig while in-body image stabilization keeps shots steady.

Blackmagic Introduces 6K Pocket Cinema Camera Pro at werd.com

Blackmagic Introduces 6K Pocket Cinema Camera Pro

For the upgrade to their astoundingly powerful 6K camera, Blackmagic Design’s new 6K Pocket Cinema Camera Pro got a rotating & super-bright 1500-Nit HDR display and some sweet pro functions like a built-in motorized infrared neutral-density filter that simplifies shooting & controlling bright-light settings. It records in ProRes, Apple RAW or Blackmagic RAW formats at up to 6K resolution. There is also an optional OLED electronic viewfinder.

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Track Stars Across the Sky with the Polaris Tripod at werd.com

Track Stars Across the Sky with the Polaris Tripod

Polaris is a wireless, smart electric tripod head that enables photographers and filmmakers to frame-up perfect shots for nature, landscape, and astrophotography. Through the Polaris app, users can control all camera settings for dramatic, perfectly bracketed time lapse, panoramic, and sunrise/sunset shots. Built-In GPS allows for automatic star tracking. A funded Kickstarter.

Sony’s All-New 8K Alpha 1 is a Compact Powerhouse at werd.com

Sony’s All-New 8K Alpha 1 is a Compact Powerhouse

Sony has just unveiled its most advanced mirrorless camera yet and, as expected, the flagship Alpha 1 is truly a beast: 50.1MP full-frame sensor, 8K video at 30fps, and continuous shooting at 30-images per second. Alpha’s incredible, standard-setting Eye AF autofocus systems is now ever faster. Flash sync speeds got bumped to 1/400th. With an external recorder, the camera’s 10-bit video output can be pushed up to 16-bit. Release date: early March 2021.

Sony Introduces Airpeak Drone to Launch it’s Alphas at werd.com

Sony Introduces Airpeak Drone to Launch it’s Alphas

Just unveiled at CES 2021, Sony’s Airpeak debuts as the Japanese tech giant’s first aerial drone. Designed to support their Alpha camera lineup, this pro-quality quadcopter is the smallest drone on the market to fly their pro-grade digital content cameras. So far, details are scarce but the video teaser is looking good.

This 3-Axis Phone Gimbal Makes Smooth Streaming Easier Than Ever at werd.com

This 3-Axis Phone Gimbal Makes Smooth Streaming Easier Than Ever

Designed for seamless mobile vlogging and streaming, the Atom 2 is the world’s first auto-foldable 3-axis phone gimbal, enabling users to achieve smooth & stabilized cinematic video using their smartphone. The pocket-sized tripod design offers 3-axis stabilization, AI-powered smart tracking, auto-folding & auto set-up, plus 1-hour fast charge. A funded Kickstarter.

This Little Security Camera Hides In Plain Sight at werd.com

This Little Security Camera Hides In Plain Sight

The HD Mask USB Camera is a stealth, super powerful & simple wi-fi security camera. It offers full HD 1080 footage, live streaming, 24/7 monitoring, motion detection, & continuous real-time recording. You can set up multiple cameras around the home or office to secure the perimeter and monitor everything from your phone. It effectively gives you the monitoring power of expensive CCTV systems without intrusive or obvious cameras.

DJI Mavic Mini 2: Small Drone, Big Upgrades at werd.com

DJI Mavic Mini 2: Small Drone, Big Upgrades

The Mavic Mini 2 is the follow-up to DJI’s smallest drone and this new model got some impressive upgrades. First & foremost, it now captures UHD 4K video at 30fps. They also gave it 4X zoom, with 2X lossless. For shooting stills, it now captures images in RAW format as well. And to replace wi-fi, it runs DJI’s own OcuSync 2.0 streaming system for increased distance. Battery flight time: approx. 30 minutes.

Panasonic Introduces LUMIX BGH1 Mirrorless 4K Camera at werd.com

Panasonic Introduces LUMIX BGH1 Mirrorless 4K Camera

Designed to capture cinematic 4K video, the Lumix BGH1 is a little guy, a mirrorless, micro 4/3rds box camera optimized for expandability and versatility. The camera’s small size makes it ideal for intimate shoots & easy portability but belies its impressive abilities. It features a 10.2MP sensor and in addition to 10-bit 4K, it can also capture broadcast-ready Hybrid Log Gamma. Ports include: 2 UHS-II SD card slots, 1 USB-C 3.1, & 1 HDMI output. Wi-fi & bluetooth enable seamless connectivity including networking multiple cameras for simultaneous shooting. Available in December.

DJI’s Pocket 2 is a Smart & Steady Action Cam at werd.com

DJI’s Pocket 2 is a Smart & Steady Action Cam

The DJI Pocket 2 is a stabilized 4K camera that fits in your pocket. As the 2nd generation model, it offers fresh features like a larger 1.7” CMOS sensor, a redeveloped auto-focus system & a wider 20mm lens. Great for vloggers. The camera captures 4K, 60-fps video at 100-Mbps and offers improved sound and streaming capabilities.

DJI’s New Gimbals Smooth Everything Out at werd.com

DJI’s New Gimbals Smooth Everything Out

DJI just debuted two gimbal stabilizers: the Ronin RS 2 and smaller Ronin RSC 2. The prosumer 3-axis S 2 model can support a dynamic payload of up to 10-pounds, delivering cinematic stability with upgraded motors and a lighter-weight design. The SC 2 is designed for compact mirrorless rigs. Both feature DJI’s new Titan Stabilization Algorithm, a predictive technology to make your stabilized shots even smoother.

GoPro Steps Up To 5K with HERO9 Black at werd.com

GoPro Steps Up To 5K with HERO9 Black

With an upgrade to stunning 5K clarity and dual-screen design, the latest & greatest from GoPro is the HERO9 Black. It delivers 5K UHD resolution at 30fps, boasts 8X slo-mo, & HyperSmooth 3.0 image stabilization for steady, cinematic shots. In addition to its 2.27-inch rear LCD, the 9 also has a 1.4-inch front-facing LCD, enabling vloggers and content creators to compose their shots before filming. Voice control is another new feature, & this camera will livestream at 1080p.

Sony’s Alpha 7C is a Tiny Full-Frame Camera at werd.com

Sony’s Alpha 7C is a Tiny Full-Frame Camera

The all-new Alpha 7C is Sony’s smallest and most compact full-frame mirrorless camera yet. Measuring just 5 x 2.8 x 2.3 inches, it packs in a ton of tech & features, while being 20% smaller than the A7III. It boasts a 24.2-MP sensor, 5-axis image stabilization, and the brand’s hyper-fast autofocus system with Eye AF, found in Sony’s up-range cameras. The brand has also developed a compact lens, an FE-28-60mm f/4-5.6 that weighs just over 5 ounces.

Shoot Steady with DJI’s OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer at werd.com

Shoot Steady with DJI’s OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer

Drone-maker DJI dropped a couple letters from its OSMO line of gimbals rebranding it as OM. The OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer is the latest & greatest. The foldable design features a simple & secure magnetic attachment for your phone and offers 3-axis stabilization with pro features like Gesture Control & ActiveTrack 3.0 as well as a range of preset shooting modes for time & motions lapse, slo-mo, Dynamic Zoom, and more. Ships with a wrist strap and a protective, compact carry case.

The Pentax VD 4X20 Gives You Superhuman Sight 3 Ways at werd.com

The Pentax VD 4X20 Gives You Superhuman Sight 3 Ways

With the ability to instantly switch from binoculars to monoculars to telescope, the Pentax VD 4X20 WP is the world’s first 3-in-1 binocular system. Weighing less than 1 pound, these compact binocs feature a central hinge that allows it to open & quickly swap functions. From 4X binocular to a pair of single monoculars for 2 users, to a 16X magnification pocketable telescope, it gives you the ability to see clearly at 1000-yards & even glimpse the cosmos in superhuman detail.

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.