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Canon Unveils Dual 8K 3D VR Lens at werd.com

Canon Unveils Dual 8K 3D VR Lens

Developed to work with Canon’s R5 mirrorless camera to create immersive 8K VR video, the RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens features side-by-side L-series optics positioned 60 mm apart to deliver lifelike 3D through a compatible VR headset. Using the camera’s 45-MP full-frame sensor, it captures a simultaneous dual image, converting into a single image at up to 8K DCI 30p. This lens will be on sale by late December.

See Space Up Close with eVscope 2 Telescope at werd.com

See Space Up Close with eVscope 2 Telescope

Nikon and Unistellar teamed up on an eVscope 2, an innovative telescope optimized for astrophotography. The unique eye-piece developed by Nikon digitizes the telescope’s live image and uses Unisteller’s “Enhanced Vision” image processing to create stunningly detailed deep-space images delivered through its dedicated app.

Sick Shot: GoPro Unveils HERO10 Black at werd.com

Sick Shot: GoPro Unveils HERO10 Black

Action cam innovators GoPro just dropped their new flagship device. The HERO10 Black is powered by an upgraded processor, the all-new GP2, enabling it to capture 5.3K resolution video at up to 60 frames per second with 4K quality maxing-out 120 FPS. For insane slo-mo, 2.7K video goes to 240 FPS. HyperSmooth 4.0 technology improves stabilization and still image size is 23.6 MP with 3D noise reduction. Available now.

Transport Your Camera Kit Safely & Securely with FlipPack at werd.com

Transport Your Camera Kit Safely & Securely with FlipPack

With its magnetic easy-access pockets, the versatile FlipPack camera bag was an instant hit with pro and amateur content creators alike. Now, the FlipPack has been improved and upgraded. It boasts waterproof construction with YKK zippers, adjustable, removable padded pockets, a pocket for a 16” laptop, a TSA-approved combo lock for the main compartment, and improved ergonomics for all day comfort. A funded Kickstarter.

DJI Mini SE Drone Gives You More Freedom to Fly at werd.com

DJI Mini SE Drone Gives You More Freedom to Fly

DJI’s compact Mini SE drone has finally made it stateside. The wallet-friendly drone is also light on weight—at just 249 grams, it’s about the same weight as a smartphone—and light enough to bypass many FAA drone regulations. With a 2.7K camera mounted on a 3-axis gimbal, this little guy shoots “Quad HD” video & 12MP stills. Flight-time 30 min, with a range of 4km.

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Optimize Your iPhone for Image-Making with Fjorden at werd.com

Optimize Your iPhone for Image-Making with Fjorden

Fjorden is a tool that makes the most of your iPhone’s camera. It’s a comfy camera grip that not only feels right, it offers DSLR-like controls so you never miss the shot. Unlike the phone’s internal controls, Fjorden responds like a real camera. It features a 2-stage shutter button, custom control dial, multi-function button, and a zoom lever. All together, they give you unrivaled creative control. A funded Kickstarter.

Protect All Lenses with Pelican’s Rugged Lens Cover at werd.com

Protect All Lenses with Pelican’s Rugged Lens Cover

Going “beyond rugged” is kind of what Pelican does. All their gear is built for hard-hits and harsh environments. The Rugged Lens Cover follows suit. Designed to work with & protect every lens you own, the silicone cover fits most pro-grade lenses. Constructed of high-density elastic silicone, it will keep your glass covered & keep out dirt, moisture, and guard against impacts, offering total protection.

Shimoda Built an Even Better Adventure Photo Pack at werd.com

Shimoda Built an Even Better Adventure Photo Pack

Purpose-built for hauling a camera safely & securely in extreme environments, Shimoda’s Explore V2 pack is an updated & upgraded version of their original. Sized for carry-on, it features padded & removable internal organization, TSA-friendly locks, padded laptop storage, and a host of pro-grade features for unquestionable function in the field. Another funded Kickstarter.

Nikon Z fc Blends Classic Looks with Today’s Tech at werd.com

Nikon Z fc Blends Classic Looks with Today’s Tech

The latest addition to Nikon’s compact mirrorless lineup is the Z fc, which, if the aesthetics don’t make it obvious enough, stands for “film camera.” Oddly, it happens to capture your images on a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor, not film. Digital not chemical! The nostalgic design also extends to its manual control set. An ISO range is 100-51,200, so yeah, a bit more dynamic than film, too. And it’s not just for stills, the fc captures 4K motion at up to 30fps and it’s compatible with all Nikon’s DX/APS-C lenses.

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.

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.