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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
With the release of the EOS R5 and EOS R6, Canon is giving its full-frame mirrorless lineup a serious reboot. The R5 boasts an all-new Canon-made 45MP CMOS sensor and a Digic X processor, enabling 8K RAW video capture at up to 30p, 4K at up to 120p, and still images at up to 20fps. The R6 is equipped with a 20.1MP CMOS sensor enabling 4k capture at up to 60p & crispy slow-mo in 1080/120p. Both feature Canon’s 5-axis image stabilization. Pre-order is open now.
The ProGrip from ShiftCam is designed to make your smartphone perform better as a camera; it’s an ergonomic grip, case, wireless charging dock and battery back-up in one. With its comfy, weighted grip, your phone feels more like a camera, shifting easily between portrait & landscape mode shooting. It features a bluetooth shutter button plus it offers charging via a wireless Qi pad & USB-C plug-in. A funded Kickstarter.
With its 180º articulating LCD display, the Lumix G100 mirrorless camera is optimized for vloggers and content creators. It features an electronic viewfinder nearly 3X brighter than its G90 predecessor, an auto-selfie function when the screen is flipped to the front, and media-friendly video feature that lets you film for YouTube or Instagram with easily adjustable aspect ratios & in-camera clip editing. It’s also compatible with the brand’s whole line of interchangeable lenses. Available late July in two different configurations.
Optimized for the demands of vloggers & mobile 4K content creators, Sony’s compact ZV-1 is similar in design to the brand’s popular RX100 but offers smart, self-shooter tech like Background Defocus and Product Showcase that highlight foreground subjects with the touch of a one-button control. There’s also an improved on-camera three-microphone array with a wind guard, a front-facing recording indicator & Sony’s multi-interface shoe for attaching lights, other mics & accessories.
Similar in size and design to its pocketable predecessor, Mavic’s new Air 2 DJI drone is smarter than all that have come before it. New object avoidance technology called the Advanced Pilot Assistance System 3.0 ensures that the Air 2 will be much better at automatically avoiding obstacles in its path. It also has Air Sense technology, which works with the FAA’s surveillance relay signals to keep the drone from causing mid-air collisions with other aircraft. On top of the safety features, automated flight path tech and a larger optical sensor mean your 4K footage & 48MP photos will look better than ever.
With the launch of the forthcoming EOS R5 camera, Canon is aiming to regain ground in DLSR video; a revolution it kicked off more than a decade ago and has struggled to lead for the past few years. For filmmakers seeking a new pro-quality rig, the R5 is impressive. The mirrorless design offers 8K RAW video capture, using the full sensor at up to 29.97 fps and 10-bit color, an improved 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system, a the choice of it 12 fps mechanical shutter and the 20 fps electronic shutter.
The latest indoor security camera from Ecobee is highlighted by its smooth, streamlined design and the convenience of voice-control. It gives you a crystal clear view of your interior space, offering 1080p HD video with a 180º field of view as well as Alexa built-in and seamless support with Apple HomeKit, night vision, two-way talk, and stores a 14-day video history with the brand’s Haven home monitoring as an add-on service.
The latest addition to Fujifilm’s ever-advancing & popular-for-a-reason range of mirrorless cameras, is the X-T4. While it features the same (outstanding) 26.1-MP sensor and X-Processor as its peers in the lineup, this new model boasts in-body image stabilization, a redesigned mechanical shutter with up to 15fps continuous shooting capability, and a more powerful battery. The X-T4 is also equipped with a vlog-friendly touchscreen that can be rotated 180-degrees to the front. The new battery allows you to blast off up 600 photos before it needs a recharge. Available Spring 2020.
The latest iteration of Fujifilm’s popular rangefinder-style X100 digital camera is the X100V. Its full-frame mirrorless sensor was upgraded to a larger 26-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor. It also got a quad-core X-Processor 4 CPU, upgraded 23mm lens, improved weather resistance features, a flip-out LCD screen, 30 FPS continuous shooting & 4K video capability. Available later this month.
Hasselblad’s new XCD 4/45P is the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens on the market today. That means legendary Hasselblad image quality in a really portable package. Weighing in at just over a half a pound and not even 2-inches tall, the f4 45mm lens is comprised of 9 elements, for state-of-the-art optics & that timeless square format in the brand’s compact X1D camera system.
With its 3-axis gimbal, the PowerEgg X drone from PowerVision captures smooth, stabilized 4K video at speeds up to 60fps and utilizes AI capabilities to double as a stationary tracking camera. The drone boasts a 30-minute flight time and offers features like obstacle avoidance even in winds up to 43mph. In tracking camera mode, the PowerEgg stands on a compact tripod & uses advanced sensors and AI to keep whatever you’re filming perfectly framed as it moves.