Photography

    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.

    DJI’s Ronin-S is the One-Handed Stabilizer for your DSLR at werd.com

    DJI’s Ronin-S is the One-Handed Stabilizer for your DSLR

    Posted in Gear and Photography

    With the ability to support a camera payload up to 8 pounds, the DJI Ronin-S stabilizer is a 3-axis gimbal perfect for stabilizing the most popular DSLR rigs: Canon 1D and 5D, Panasonic GH and Sony Alpha series cameras. The gimbal’s motor is powered by a 4.4-V Intelligent Battery that can run for up to 12 hours on a 2-hour charge.

    Fujifilm’s X-T100: A Modern Mirrorless with Classic Style at werd.com

    Fujifilm’s X-T100: A Modern Mirrorless with Classic Style

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    With the looks of a classic 35mm film camera, Fujifilm’s latest, the X-T100 is actually an entry-level mirrorless digital with an electronic viewfinder & a 24.2MP CMOS APS-C sensor that shoots at 6fps with a 2.36-million dot resolution OLED EVF. It also shoots 1080p video at 60fps and in a limited 4K mode, at 15fps. Available June 18 as body-only or with a Fujinon XC15-45 F/3.5-5.6 lens.

    DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2: Quieter & Dialed for FPV Flight at werd.com

    DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2: Quieter & Dialed for FPV Flight

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    Like the Phantom 4 Pro & Advanced before it, DJI’s newest quad-copter drone, the Phantom 4 Pro V2 features a 1-inch 20MP sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps & burst mode stills at 14 fps but now is 40% quieter & also features an OcuSync HD transmission system, enabling wireless connection to DJI goggles and supporting automatic dual-frequency band switching. There’s also a new FlightAutonomy system for enhanced obstacle avoidance.

    Blackmagic Unveils 4K Pocket Cinema Camera at werd.com

    Blackmagic Unveils 4K Pocket Cinema Camera

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    Six years after its debut, Blackmagic Design has completely overhauled & updated their groundbreaking Pocket Cinema Camera. The new model records 4K footage at 60fps in 10-bit ProRes and 12-bit RAW, and with its special windowed HD setting, it can record at up to 120fps. The ISO range has been expanded to 25600 for improved low-light shooting and other key features include a larger 5-inch touch screen and 13 stops of dynamic range. Available later this year.

    The Gnarbox 2.0 SSD is Purpose-Built for Content Creators at werd.com

    The Gnarbox 2.0 SSD is Purpose-Built for Content Creators

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    For serious photographers and filmmakers, backing up your files is crucial. The Gnarbox 2.0 SSD makes this process simple, secure & quick, without the need for a laptop, tablet or phone. With transfer speeds of 75MB/s using the SD card slot or 450MB/s via USB-C, it offers one-touch backup using the on-board OLED screen and gives you access to your preset folder trees for organized backups.