Compacts and Camcorders Sun, 26 Mar 17 03:19:31 -0600 Compacts and Camcorders en-CA What GoPro optics are the same? Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:33:14 -0700 Brumbazz 16485@/talks/discussions Does anyone know, what GoPro optics are the same: focal length, sensor, and distortion?

My guess is that most GoPro cameras have similar optics and maybe even similar sensors (at least in size), and that the differences mainly lie in processing and/or a sensor update with identical resolution. Without actually knowing, I expect GoPros 3-5 and Session 4-5 to be identical, maybe even including the budget GoPro Hero.

Can anyone confirm, or refute any of this?

I only have the Hero4 Black myself, but I have had most of the GoPro cameras at one point.

EKEN H8 PRO/PLUS/H8s - True 4K Actioncam for 120$ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 04:29:06 -0700 fatpig 16535@/talks/discussions This cam is pretty cool. IMX 117 Sony sensor (used on GoPro 3) and true 4k30p , as well as a load of other good framerates. It supposedly has the same shape as the gopro and is therefore compatible with all accessories. But it comes with every accessory you could imagine already included ( 20 pieces or so) Here is a comparison of the different models:

And here is a test vs The Xiaomi Yi 2:

I ordered my H8 Plus (with 720p240 and 1080p60 stabilized) for 119$ on banggood. There is a "ProTune" mod in the works here:

Adding a 36$ 90°FOV lens, and some higher bitrates, this thing is a brilliant bang for the buck! Anyone have any experience with it?

Xiaomi Yi 4K Action topic Fri, 06 May 2016 23:20:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15053@/talks/discussions Specs

Sony FDR-X1000V: Better than GoPro? Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:21:45 -0600 markr041 13387@/talks/discussions Testing sites agree that the 4K video from the Sony FDR X1000V has noticeably higher resolution than that from the GoPro Hero 4 Black, and that this is in part due to the higher bitrate (100Mbps versus 50 or 60 Mbps).

The Sony also has other advantages over the GoPro:

  1. You can use it without the waterproof case, and it still has water resistance. The body has a standard tripod hole. The GoPro outside the waterproof case cannot be mounted on anything without an extra cost frame, and it is not weather resistant at all.

  2. The Sony built-in mic is stereo, and the audio recording in XAVC S mode is uncompressed and higher (in specs) than CD quality. The fact that you can use the camera without the waterproof housing, even in the rain, also means that the audio will not be muffled.

  3. Digital stabilization in HD mode.

  4. Buit-in GPS (accurate time automatically).

  5. Time code.

The attributes that are worse:

  1. Lower dynamic range, although this has not been as systematically tested, with most reviewers using the default Sony ‘Vivid’ color setting, which ups saturation and contrast (crushed blacks). It may be that in “Natural’ mode the dynamic range is better.

  2. Bluish tint (as opposed to the GoPro yellow tint).

I have also found that the Sony, like all darn Sony cameras, overexposes. That can contribute to blown highlights and video that looks like it has low dynamic range.

Indeed, the out-of-camera 4K video does not look very good, precisely because of overexposure and the blue. But both can be corrected, either in post or by using AE shift in the camera along with manual WB.

I shot a test video in 4K at 100Mbps using the Sony in its default modes. I was horrified by the video. But, by merely reducing luminance and correcting WB in post (using a white reference) I thought the resulting video looked very good. The video was shot while it was raining and used without the waterproof case (you can hear the drops and see in one clip a droplet on the lens). The audio quality can be assessed as well, with passing cars (l to r) and bird calls and songs.

Here is the test video I shot and edited (as described above - no grading, just correcting):

To give an idea of the difference between the ooc video and the end result, here are two frame grabs: one from the ooc video and the other corrected in post (from the uploaded video):



YI 4K+ 4K 60fps camera official topic Fri, 16 Dec 2016 23:45:25 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16192@/talks/discussions

  • IMX377 sensor
  • Ambarella H2 SOC, 14nm video processing/encoding
  • 7 layers of glass lens, 155° FOV
  • 2.19” touch screen, 640*360 screen
  • 4K 60, 50, 30, 25fps, 2.7K (16:9) 60, 50, 30, 25fps
  • 4000x3000 30, 25p, 1080P 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25p
  • up to 120Mbit modes
  • Voice command technology
  • RAW shooting for stills
  • Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for 4K 30p
  • Live streaming
  • Compatible to all YI 4K acessories
  • USB 3.0 Type-C port (up to 40Mbps speed)

Full specs


YI Technology, the leading, international provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, today announced plans to unveil the YI 4K+ at CES 2017, the first action camera to capture 4K photos and videos at 60 frames per second (fps). The company also plans to fly the YI Erida drone, the world’s fastest tricopter, for the first time live in the U.S.

“2016 has been a whirlwind of product launches including several new action and home security cameras, the YI Erida drone, our first mirrorless camera the YI M1, as well as an exciting partnership with Google to develop a virtual reality camera rig,” said Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology. “CES 2017 is an important milestone for us as we look to demonstrate our full product line and reveal novelty solutions. As a challenger brand in the changing imaging technology market, we are constantly looking for ways to push the boundaries and set new standards for the global industry.”

Based on the award winning YI 4K, the YI 4K+ is the third action camera in YI’s successful line of high quality and affordable solutions. The faster frame rate of 60fps is double that of competitor’s products and allows for more realistic, high quality video content.

YI will demonstrate its full line of connected imaging technology solutions, including the YI Erida drone, YI 4K+ Action Camera, home security cameras, dash camera, and the professional grade mirrorless camera, the YI M1, at two different locations during CES 2017:

Pepcom’s Digital Experience!: Wednesday, January 4, 7pm – 10:30pm PT, The Mirage Hotel The Sands, Tech West: January 5-8, Booth #46324

To schedule a one-on-one briefing with an executive from YI Technology, please contact:

Sony FDR-AX53 4K 2016 camcorder Wed, 06 Jan 2016 02:10:47 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14387@/talks/discussions image


  • 1/2.5-inch 16:9 8mp sensor
  • 4K at 30fps and 100Mbit
  • No cropping in 4K
  • 4K timelapse
  • Slo-mo video at 1080p120
  • 20x zoom
  • $999 price
  • Available in March

The new FDR-AX53 features a newly developed 20x optical zoom lens with advanced aspherical (AA) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens elements that allow it to produce a crisp, high resolution image within a compact size. The lens also has a ZEISS® T* coating that reduces unwanted reflections and flare.

The new camera is also equipped with a new image sensor with large pixels (approx. 1.6x larger than previous model) that is optimized for video shooting and delivers beautiful low-noise images in all conditions including low-light scenarios. These two key components – lens and sensor – work together to deliver stunning 4K video.

The new camcorder also has the acclaimed Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology, which ensures that video output is smooth, stable and blur-free at focal lengths ranging from wide-angle (26.8mm) 3 to the extended 20x optical zoom. Additionally, 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensates for vibration in five different axes to ensure movie footage is smooth and free of jitters or shake in even the most unstable of conditions.

Other new features on the FDR-AX53 include an enhanced AF algorithm that achieves approximately 40% faster autofocus speed and more accurate subject capturing, as well as a new microphone structure that collects sound from five different directions to produce sound with about 40% less noise and clearer than the previous model 4. The camera also has Full HD 120fps high-speed recording, allowing it to create superbly detailed slow-motion movies6. It can capture time-lapse images in 4K for high resolution 4K time-lapse video as well.

For the more advanced videographers, the new 4K camcorder includes an electronic viewfinder for accurate framing plus a customizable manual ring and manual button that can be assigned to key functions like zoom, focus and exposure adjustments and more. The FDR-AX53 is also compatible with time code and user bit functions and can record at an incredibly high bit-rate of 4K 100 Mbps through use of the XAVC S™ recording format, allowing each frame to be filled with astonishing 4K detail.

Post shooting, 4K video content from the camcorder can be played back directly on a compatible 4K television through the supplied HDMI cable, or in super-sampled Full HD when connected to an HD TV. The new model can also ‘trim’ a selected portion of a 4K video frame to fill the screen with Full HD quality. In this mode, trimming size8 can be changed with zoom lever or on-screen icon. Also, with support of 4K still image capture, users can extract and save 8.3 MP still images from 4K movie footage without impacting the impressive 4K video quality.

Sony X3000 Action Cam - Optical Stabilization in 4K, and AS300 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:18:49 -0600 markr041 15265@/talks/discussions image


GoPro Hero 5 Black and GoPro 5 Session topic Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:44:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15471@/talks/discussions image

Black Specifications

  • 4K 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 1080p120
  • 6 elements, aspherical lens
  • electronic stabilization only
  • 62mm x 44.6mm x 33.7mm
  • Battery - 1220mAh, 3.85V
  • 118g with battery, 90g without
  • USB-C port, HDMI output port
  • MicroSD card usage, UHS-I compatible
  • 802.11ac support for Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1 LE
  • GPS
  • Cloud connected
  • Internal mono mike
  • $399, 429 EUR Available at October 2nd,


Session specifications

Panasonic 4K 2015 camcorders - HC-WX970 and HC-VX870 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:19:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12107@/talks/discussions Panasonic HC-WX970


Panasonic HC-VX870


  • Upgrade to last year V770
  • 4k 30fps
  • 1080p120 (p240 via frame interpolation)
  • Same 4 drive AF lens
  • 5 axis optical stab
  • HDR mode (can have issues with motion and do not work in 4K)
  • Remote Shooting / Remote View
  • Real-Time Broadcasting
  • $900 price

More coming

Panasonic HC-VXF995 and other 2017 camcorders Thu, 02 Feb 2017 02:42:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16394@/talks/discussions image

The three 4K-enabled models come with 20x optical zoom Leica Dicomar lenses, back-illuminated sensors and lightweight, stable bodies, along with 5-axis Hybrid O.I.S+ stabilisation. They include Wi-Fi and Wireless Multi Cam, which can connect with up to three smart devices to record two additional perspectives simultaneously. A 4K Cropping feature allows users to edit 4K videos in-camera after they are recorded, using panning or zooming to crop the frame to produce professional-looking Full HD movies. Other features include Panasonic's Crystal Engine 4K processor and 4K Photo suite. Cinema-like effects include slow & Quick Video recording, Slow Zoom, Slow Motion Video and Dolly Zoom. The HC-VXF995M includes built-in memory and Twin Cam, a physical sub-camera that can record a second perspective.

The entry-level HC-VXF985M 4K model is priced at AU$999 and will be available in March. The flagship HC-VXF995M has an RRP of AU$1399, while the VXF995 model is priced at AU$1299 (RRP). both are scheduled for release in April 2017.

The top-of-the-range FullHD model, the HC-V785 (RRP AU$749) features a large, 1/2.3-inch type sensor and 20x optical zoom lens. It comes with a programmable manual dial and creative smooth slow motion video mode.

Model includes 5-axis Hybrid O.I.S+ stabilisation and an Auto O.I.S. Lock, which engages when scenes require stronger shake compensation. Will go on sale in March 2017.

4K Zerotech Rollcap, small camera with internal gimbal Thu, 26 Jan 2017 01:56:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16375@/talks/discussions image

Kodak PixPro Orbit360 VR 4K Camera Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:16:53 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16307@/talks/discussions image


  • Dual 20MP CMOS sensors
  • Three multi-view angles:
    • 360° Spherical View: Two integrated curved lenses 155° + 235°
    • 4K Full frame View (Front Mode) w/197° super wide angle lens
    • Hemisphere View (Globe Mode) w/235° angle lens
  • Facebook™ and YouTube™ 360° Photos & Videos
  • Supports microSD card up to 128GB


JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, announced today its 2017 line of digital cameras and devices, featuring an expanded offering within the highly popular and growing 360° VR interactive camera category. This year's lineup will include the brand new KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K VR Camera, adding yet another option to the award-winning KODAK PIXPRO 360° VR camera family within the highly regarded KODAK PIXPRO brand.

Further expansion of the highly regarded 360° VR Camera category within the 2017 KODAK PIXPRO lineup is proof of JK Imaging's commitment to video enthusiasts worldwide. The expanded line includes the addition of a third 360° VR camera to their popular KODAK PIXPRO lineup, joining the award-winning SP360 4K that has been embraced by creative visionaries and content creators worldwide. The ORBIT360 4K will enter the market with a base MSRP of $499US and will follow the existing KODAK PIXPRO 360° models with optional bundles that include valuable accessories and complimentary PIXPRO software for editing and stitching on Mac and PC's. All KODAK PIXPRO 360° VR camera models are YouTube™ compatible for 360° interactive videos and Facebook™ compatible for 360° photos and videos. The new ORBIT360 4K is aimed at passionate consumers looking to capture their adventures, travel and special moments with 360° video and photos to broaden their options when it comes to capturing memories and sharing them on the go. KODAK PIXPRO cameras are available on:


JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced the next generation KODAK PIXPRO 4KVR360 Camera, a compact, single-body design to target the rapidly growing 360° VR video consumer market.

The 4KVR360 adopts a minimalist and stylish approach to an all-in-one 360° VR camera, with two 4K fixed focus lenses housed on either side of the futuristic camera body. Each lens is designed to work in tandem, to capture and automatically stitch full 360° 4K video* and easily upload 360° photos and videos to Facebook™ and 360° interactive videos to YouTube™ via the camera’s smart device app on the go.

“The 4KVR360 will join our award winning 360° VR camera line up and is the third 360° camera added to the KODAK PIXPRO portfolio,” said Mariame Cissé, Marketing Director for JK Imaging Ltd. in EMEA. “We are continuing to innovate and lead the interactive 360° VR camera market and are committed to providing multiple devices and options to not only consumers, but also to professional content creators when it comes to choosing a quality 360° VR camera based on their specific needs.”

JK Imaging is no latecomer to the 360° VR party and is considered one of the industry pioneers to bring one of the first 360° VR cameras to market over 2 years ago. As the VR market continues to take the tech sector by storm, JK Imaging is positioned as one of the leading companies to watch. Armed with world-class, hardware and software engineers, their dedicated product planning continues to push the envelope and evolve the 360° VR space.

Award winning hardware is not the company’s only strong suit. JK Imaging takes a very unique approach, by not only developing a streamlined process to capture and share VR videos directly to social media, but also offers value-add accessories and software with their cameras, which is another key differentiator from other companies in the VR camera space. All KODAK PIXPRO 360° cameras in the line include complimentary PIXPRO Editing and Stitching software for both Mac™ and PCs and include an assortment of useful camera accessories and mounts with each camera bundle at no extra cost.

With more and more consumers becoming increasingly tech savvy and personally engaging on a day-to-day basis with 360° videos on their social media feeds and more, they are looking for not only better video quality solutions, but also easier set up and simplified options to multi-camera rigs and countless hours of editing and stitching.

The 4KVR360 features two 20MP CMOS sensors and uses a Micro SD card (up to 128GB, class 10 or higher) to record 360° photos and videos. The 4KVR360 camera incorporates Wi-Fi® and NFC® compatibility for smart device apps to control and view the camera’s feed remotely. The 4KVR360 also features Bluetooth® compatibility in an optional remote control device that can be worn or mounted to the camera’s optional accessories for even easier control for the camera.

JK Imaging anticipates availability of the new 4KVR360 in the first quarter of 2017. The 4KVR360 base model will retail for 499€ and the company will continue to provide their customers with optional bundles that will include useful accessories and software designed to work in tandem with the 4KVR360 camera

Insta360 8K VR Camera Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:49:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16312@/talks/discussions image

  • 8K resolution
  • 6 cameras, totally 60mpix with result being 360 degree 3D stills.
  • HDR and RAW are supported
  • Can capture of 3D images
  • Livestream ability
  • Up to 100fps video
  • Real-time stitching
  • H.264 and H,265 compression
  • $3000 price
Lytro Illum, 1" sensor, 30mm-250mm F2.0 zoom Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:58:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10221@/talks/discussions image

Mountain View, Calif. – (April 22, 2014) – Lytro, Inc. revealed today its powerful vision for the future of photography with the unveiling of LYTRO ILLUM, a light field camera and software platform designed to redefine the way we portray the world around us. Built to harness the full power of the light field, the professional-grade LYTRO ILLUM will give photographers a new medium capable of capturing visual experiences in their purest form — not as a static cross-section of reality but an authentic, interactive window into their world.

The camera paves the way for an immersive brand of storytelling in which images can be brought to life in multiple dimensions through Light Field Photography — a transformative new category that empowers artistic creation and expression beyond what is possible in the 2D world of digital and film. In capturing the color, intensity and direction of every light ray flowing into the camera, LYTRO ILLUM provides a massive amount of visual information that allows photographers to recreate sights and scenes on a truly experiential canvas.

"With LYTRO ILLUM, creative pioneers — ranging from artistic amateurs to experienced professionals — will tap into a new wave of graphical storytelling. Now artist and audience alike can share an equally intimate connection with the imagery, and, in a sense, jointly participate in the magic of its creation," said Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal. "By combining a novel hardware array with tremendous computational horsepower, this camera opens up unprecedented possibilities to push the boundaries of creativity beyond the limits inherent in digital or film photography."

To enable such rich, layered compositions, LYTRO ILLUM delivers unparalleled optical versatility by merging custom-built hardware with a powerful software platform. The camera offers a 40-megaray light field sensor, 8x optical zoom range, constant f/2.0 aperture and a high-speed shutter capable of freezing motion under a wide variety of conditions. After image capture, the innovative software platform empowers photographers to adjust aspects of images that were previously fixed, such as focus, tilt, perspective shift and depth of field, which allows the photographer to create images that will resonate for the viewer not just in one dimension, but in every dimension.

"My photography style pushes me to look for ways to tell a more compelling story with every image. LYTRO ILLUM gave me that ability by incorporating an interactive element that captures different visual touch points at every depth," said Kyle Thompson, a Chicago-based photographer known for his surreal conceptual style and one of the early users of the camera. "With LYTRO ILLUM, I've been able to make a multi-dimensional image with more perspectives to explore."

LYTRO ILLUM's totally unique photographic experience reflects the technological revolution around virtual reality and 3D graphics as powerful new storytelling formats in the Digital Age. In the hands of creative pioneers, the camera is a catalyst for a transformational shift in which the world will increasingly look for opportunities to craft a more immersive artistic experience.

"Light Field Photography is following the classic pattern for a transformational concept," said Lytro founder Dr. Ren Ng. "The original Lytro camera, which launched in 2012, introduced an entirely new era in photography. LYTRO ILLUM will advance this movement to a new level. We are very excited by the potential of this camera to ignite a photography revolution on the magnitude of the transformation from film to digital."

In addition to enabling post-capture image adjustments, LYTRO ILLUM's proprietary software platform enables users to view images in 3D, build custom animations, export images into common formats like JPEG and share to the Web or mobile devices. LYTRO ILLUM's workflow is also compatible with existing photo-editing suites like Adobe's Photoshop and Lightroom software and Apple's Aperture software, allowing creative pioneers to use the tools they already know and love.

LYTRO ILLUM Availability

The LYTRO ILLUM camera will ship starting July 2014 for a retail price of $1,599.

As part of the launch, Lytro is offering a variety of exclusive opportunities to those who pre-order the camera before July 15. In addition to receiving a specially- engraved LYTRO ILLUM for a special introductory price of $1,499 and an extended two-year warranty, they'll be eligible to join an inner circle of Lytro users with insider access to product development insight and support. Even after the product ships, this nucleus of early adopters will continue to receive ground-floor insight and training from the Lytro team, with opportunities to contribute to exclusive developmental projects.

As part of their status as early adopters, individuals who pre-order will have the opportunity to submit their own photo series to earn a spot in the Ultimate Lytro Photo Experience — a once-in-a-lifetime trip to shoot alongside a prominent photographer on an all-expense paid photo shoot. The Lytro team and this pro photographer partner will be on hand to provide high-caliber, hands-on training and practice for getting the most out of LYTRO ILLUM. As the larger photography community gets acquainted with this new style of digital art, these early adopters will have an inside edge on techniques for producing cutting-edge Light Field Photography.

For more information about LYTRO ILLUM, please visit For a demonstration of interactive living pictures, visit the Lytro Picture Gallery here.

LYTRO ILLUM Technical specs

  • Custom-designed 40-megaray light field sensor
  • 8x optical zoom lens (30mm-250mm equivalent)
  • Constant f/2.0 aperture across the entire zoom range
  • 1/4000 of a second high-speed shutter
  • Extreme close-focus macro capability
  • Combination of tactile-controls and smartphone-class, articulating touchscreen
  • Dimensions: 86mm x 145mm x 166mm; 940 grams
  • Hot shoe supports all leading flashes

Software Platform

  • Integrated workflow with leading photo software from Adobe and Apple
  • Interactive depth feedback display
  • Virtual camera controls in post-processing, including aperture focus and perspective adjustments and physically accurate tilt control
  • Instantly displays 3D photos on 3D-capable devices
  • Integrated sharing to leading social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+
  • Library of drag-and-drop cinematic animations,including pan,zoom,focus, perspective shift
  • Adobe's Photoshop and Lightroom software and Apple's Aperture software compatible


Olympus TG-Tracker Tue, 24 May 2016 03:17:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15116@/talks/discussions image

Sony Cyber-shot HX350 topic Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:52:11 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16228@/talks/discussions image


  • 20.4 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor
  • 50x optical zoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens (24-1200mm equivalent)
  • Optical steady shot, with Intelligent Active Mode
  • Lock-on AF and Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
  • 3" screen (921k dots)
  • EVF: TFT with 201k dots
  • Full HD video recording 50p, 50i, 25p, 24p
  • P/A/S/M shooting modes
  • 300 shot battery life


  • ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 50x optical zoom and 100x Clear Image Zoom[i] for awesome close-ups
  • Shoot like a pro with manual controls and electronic viewfinder in a compact DSLR-style body
  • Back-illuminated Exmor RTM CMOS sensor with 20.4 effective megapixels and BIONZ X™ image processing engine
  • Optical SteadyShot™ and Intelligent Active Mode for smooth, stable stills and Full HD movies
  • Sharp, speedy focus of moving subjects with Lock-on AF and DMF (Direct Manual Focus)

From expansive landscapes to exotic wildlife and family portraits: every scene’s covered with the Cyber-shot HX350 high-zoom camera from Sony.

Discerning photographers graduating from smartphone snaps will love the mix of easy-to-use features and DSLR-inspired styling. Fitting beautifully in your hand, the HX350 packs big camera performance into a compact body – for limitless creative possibilities with a fixed lens.

You’re good for any shooting situation, with the ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens offering a huge 50x optical zoom range – corresponding to 24mm wide angle to 1200mmsuper telephoto (equivalent in 35mm format).Clear Image Zoom doubles maximum magnification to a breathtaking 100xi, bringing distant buildings, people and animals jaw-droppingly close.

Camera shake is the enemy of high-zoom shooting, as any pro knows. Optical SteadyShot cuts handheld wobbles for crisper stills, rapidly shifting a group of lens elements to correct for the slightest hand tremors. Intelligent Active Mode keeps Full HD videos equally sharp and blur-free with Sony’s proprietary frame analysis technology.

Enthusiasts will be impressed by the high-resolution back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with 20.4 effective megapixels and speedy BIONZ X image processing engine. Even if you’re shooting handheld indoors or in low light, you’ll value crisp, low noise images and pristine Full HD video footage.

The easy to use Cyber-shot HX350 is loaded with serious shooting options. There’s a manual ring for smooth adjustment of zoom/focus, plus an easily-accessible mode dial and custom button for quick adjustment of favourite settings. And with full P/A/S/M controls, you’ve got all the exposure options you need to craft stunning pictures and Full HD videos. Movie-makers will also welcome the extra detail of a 24p shooting mode that gives footage that authentically cinematic look.

The choice is yours when it comes to framing shots with confidence. Look through the camera’s high-contrast electronic viewfinder – just like you’d expect on a DSLR – or switch to the manually tiltable 7.5cm (3.0-type) LCD with 921k dot resolution.

Extra shooting refinements include Motion Shot Video that traces your tennis serve or golf swing as a split-second series of superimposed images. After shooting, connect the camera to your 4K television for a big, beautiful view of your photos. Support for TRILUMINOS™ Colour on compatible BRAVIA™ TVs ensures still shots bursting with vivid, vibrant colours.

Samsung S7 and Edge, F1.7 camera, now with dual pixel tech Sun, 21 Feb 2016 13:43:05 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14624@/talks/discussions

  • 12Mp CMOS sensor (actual pixels 24Mp), 1.4 micron pixels
  • RGBW like BRITECELL sensor
  • Optical stabilization
  • Canon like dual pixel tech
  • Front camera - 5Mp, F1.7

Photos samplescan be seen at

DxO ONE for your iPhone, 1" sensor and F1.8 lens Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:59:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13211@/talks/discussions image



  • 13.2 x 8.8 mm 20.2MP sensor, BSI
  • Video - only 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 120fps (H.264)
  • 32mm F1.8 lens
  • Focus range: 20 cm – Infinity
  • 1/8000 to 15s shutter
  • lack of OIS
  • Tiny OLED screen with settings display, touch control
  • Shoots raw images
  • microSD UHS-I U3 support
  • 108 grams
  • 2.65” x 1.9” x 1”
  • Works with iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (4th generation), iOS 8 or later
  • $479 at

See more at

Panasonic DMC-TZ80, ZS60, 30x zoom, CES 2016 announcement Thu, 31 Dec 2015 00:54:10 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14333@/talks/discussions image


Casio EX-FR110H strange little fella Wed, 14 Dec 2016 01:36:56 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16181@/talks/discussions image

Sony FDR-AX100, 4K camcorder for the masses Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:24:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9276@/talks/discussions Specs:

  • 1" 20Mp BSI CMOS sensor
  • Full sensor readout like RX10
  • 14.2M pixels used in video
  • Built-in ND filters (3 steps - 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 ND)
  • 12x F2.8-F4.5 zoom, 29-348mm
  • 4k24p and 4k30p with XAVC S encoding.
  • Video modes : XAVC-S 4K : 3840×2160/30P, 24P; XAVC-S HD : 1920×1080/60P, 30P, 24P;AVCHD:1920×1080/60p(PS),24p(FX,FH),60i(FX,FH), 1440×1080/60i(HQ,LP); MP4: 1280×720 30p
  • 120FPS slo-mo
  • Wi-Fi
  • price below $2000
  • Available in March



Samsung Gear 360 camera Sun, 21 Feb 2016 15:31:25 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14628@/talks/discussions

Kodak Ektra Camera Phone Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:00:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15912@/talks/discussions image


  • Android 6.0
  • 21mp 1/2.3" sensor, F2.0 lens, PDAF, OIS, Dual LED Flash
  • 13mp AF front-facing camera, F2.2 lens, PDAF
  • Helio X20 2.3GHz Decacore processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB flash memory, can add more via MicroSD cards
  • Manual Mode – ISO, White Balance, Shutter Speed, etc
  • Integrated high quality printing app
  • Super 8 Video Recorder
  • Integrated social media sharing
  • 3000mAh,
  • USB 3.0 Type C fast charger
  • $550 price

This is why I love capitalists. You just get average Chinese phone, leave all same camera and lens, just add cool looking lens like plastic, add fake leather like look, and here you go. Your price can be now more than double from source phone, and your margin is around 8x from source.

Ricoh Theta SC - new 360 camera Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:45:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15874@/talks/discussions image


Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. today announced it has added a full-featured, affordably-priced mid-range model to its pioneering line of Theta 360-degree spherical imaging cameras. Merging advanced imaging capabilities with simplified operation, the new Ricoh Theta SC is designed to appeal to the growing numbers of consumers interested in capturing and sharing 360-degree photos and videos.

Market demand for cameras that capture immersive imagery is on the rise, and experts predict that devices required for augmented- and virtual-reality experiences—such as 360-degree cameras and VR headsets—will be at the top of consumers’ holiday 2016 gift lists.

Ricoh offers the industry’s most extensive line of spherical imaging cameras, known for their high image quality, sleek design and ease of use. First introduced in 2013, Theta cameras are unique in their ability to allow consumers to record fully spherical images that show the entirety of a scene in photos or videos. The pocket-sized Theta SC is the fourth-generation Theta, joining the award-winning, top-of-the-line Theta S and entry-level Theta m15 series cameras.

Like its predecessors, the Theta SC boasts a stylish and sleek design, lending itself to quick and convenient operation. The camera can be handheld with one-button operation or placed on a flat surface or tripod to be remotely controlled by a smartphone and the newly updated Theta S app. It comes in a range of attractive colors including beige, blue, pink and white for a wide range of users.

The Theta SC delivers the same high level of image quality provided the Ricoh Theta S—with a high-performance CMOS image sensor and large-aperture dual lenses—in a more lightweight package. It captures 14-megapixel, high-resolution stills and records high-definition (HD) video clips up to five minutes in duration, in keeping with consumers’ interest in shooting and sharing short video clips. The resulting spherical images can be easily uploaded to the dedicated website; posted and shared via Facebook, Google+, Google Maps and YouTube, as well as shared via Twitter and Tumblr.

With the introduction of the Theta SC, Ricoh is also unveiling an updated Theta S app for iOS and Android devices. The newly updated Theta app is designed to be even easier to use— making capturing, viewing, managing and sharing fully spherical imagery a snap.

“Our goal is that the Theta SC will introduce more people to 360-degree spherical imaging,” said Kaz Eguchi, president, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. “With the growing popularity of immersive imagery, augmented and virtual reality, we wanted to produce a high-quality camera at an affordable price point that appeals to anyone who is interested in capturing and sharing the world around them in this new, exciting digital imaging format.”

Pricing and Availability

The Ricoh Theta SC is now at and retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $299.95 .

GoPro Hero3 , 4K is here in Baby Steps for $399.99! Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:35:45 -0600 NickBen 4910@/talks/discussions

4K HD at 15fps and 2.7K at 30fps is AWESOME for $399.99, and actually outdoes the BMCC resolution in a matchbox.

4K HD at 15fps; 2.7K at 30fps, 25, 24fps; 1440p at 48fps; 1080p at 60fps

Looks like we are in for some awesome footage coming soon! GoPro Cinema 4K is coming pretty fast, just need a few more frames and a little more time!

If Vitaliy manages to hack this baby for the few extra frames, BIG BUCKS! Lovely how GoPro manages to have a small partly useable 4K mode, while the GH3 skips it entirely...

Available at:

GoPro Hero4 cameras official topic Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:00:07 -0600 Rambo 11397@/talks/discussions GoPro HERO4 Black


GoPro HERO4 SIlver


Old HD3+ now becomes the HD4 Hero Silver with a few additions.

  • NEW - integrated Touch LCD screen on the rear.
  • NEW - Battery door on bottom of the GoPro
  • NEW - Settings button in place of Wifi button the side of the camera
  • NEW - Front LCD now has record and Wifi lights.
  • Same physical size
  • Has rear Bacpac port
  • LCD sleep ( save battery)
  • 4k-30
  • 2.7k-60
  • 12MP Stills - with own settings menu and NightLapse has intervals from 15s to 60m
  • Bluetooth capabilities
  • GPS, Environmental data (temperature, etc)
  • Internet streaming (secondary GOPs)
  • Many other features unconfirmed to be announced - Available 15th Oct regional based.
Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:29:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15765@/talks/discussions image


  • Two 20MP BSI CMOS s
  • Front lens - 155 degrees F2.4 aperture
  • Second lens - 235 degrees F2.4 aperture
  • Two modes - normal 4K video from front lens or 360 degree video
  • Autostitch works at 15pfs, computer based - 24fps
  • 4 build in mikes
  • Splashproof, 2m shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof
  • Connector for external mike
  • Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth
  • MicroSD card slot supporting 128GB cards
  • Available - January 2017
  • $499
Sony HDR-AS50 Action Cam Sun, 10 Jan 2016 10:24:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14408@/talks/discussions image


  • 11.1P Exmor R CMOS image sensor
  • 3x Smooth Zoom
  • 8MP interval recording
  • 4K Time-lapse capture
  • Burst Motion Shot LE
  • Upside-down Flip
  • Full 1080p HD Video Recording
  • HFR (High Frame Rate) 720p @ 120p and 100p
  • PAL mode (25p/50p)
  • 2-ch stereo mic
  • Live Streaming
  • Wind Noise Reduction
  • Audio ON/OFF
  • Manual setting White balance / AE shift
  • Loop recording
  • Upgraded Highlight Movie Maker
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Built-in Tripod Socket
  • INCLUDED 60m Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)

Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging, has today introduced the latest addition to its acclaimed Action Cam POV camera lineup, the HDR-AS50 model.

The new camera brings the benefits of Sony's latest and most innovative video technologies to more customers than ever before, including SteadyShot™ image stabilization, smooth zoom and field angle adjustability, high-bitrate XAVC S™ video recording4 and 4K Time-lapse capture. There is also a new, smaller, lighter Live-View Remote that acts as a perfect complement to the new Action Cam. It is offered together with the camera in a kit, model HDR-AS50R.

The new action camera features an 11.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor paired with a ZEISS® Tessar lens and utilizes SteadyShot image stabilization to keep footage steady and smooth when shooting everything from motocross stunts to aerial landscapes. The stabilization system is also specially tailored to reduce low amplitude vibration typically caused by radio-controlled helicopters or drones.

New to the HDR-AS50, users can now adjust the field angle of a shot with "wide"1 and "narrow" options available to help ensure the scene is captured properly based on the environment. The new camera also features an enhanced 3x smooth zoom, allowing shooters to get even closer to the action during movie recording.

Based on extensive feedback from athletes, filmmakers and more casual users, the HDR-AS50 offers an enhanced interface with larger, more intuitive icon and button operability. Additionally, the new Live-View Remote2 acts as an extension of the camera, with the ability to fully control its capabilities including start/stop recording, power on/off and more. Thanks to its versatile design, the remote can also be attached to various accessories such as Shooting Grip (model VCT-STG1) and Handlebar Mount (model VCT-HM2) using supplied mount adaptor, or worn as a wristband using supplied strap. As with select Action Cam models, users can also control the AS50 with their smartphones and tablets3 through use of the PlayMemories Mobile application. The new camera also has adjustable beep sounds as well as three tally lights on the top, front and back to allow greater awareness of recording settings in bright or noisy environments.

The HDR-AS50 model is compatible with the high bitrate XAVC S format4, allowing it to capture all scenes with impressive detail and resolution, and has a Time-lapse Capture feature that shoots still images in pre-set intervals. The images can then be turned into a stunning 4K time-lapse movie utilizing the Action Cam Movie Creator software. 5 The Action Cam App can also create Time-lapse movies in Full HD6.

Additionally, Sony's own in-built movie creator - Highlight Movie Maker - is available in the AS50 model. The innovative feature, which now utilizes face detection technology, automatically assembles a video highlight package that can be viewed, paired with custom music.

The HDR-AS50 comes with a large range of accessories including a supplied Underwater Housing MPK-UWH1 that is certified down to 197 ft. / 60m in depth. An optional Cap Clip accessory (AKA-CAP1) is a perfect fit to any casual uses from travel to fishing.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 action camera Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:56:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15633@/talks/discussions

iPhone 7 147Mbps video Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:05:33 -0600 QuinEtiam 15562@/talks/discussions Dual lens camera at 147Mbps, Is it true?