Compacts and Camcorders Wed, 12 Dec 18 13:02:29 -0700 Compacts and Camcorders en-CA GoPro Hero 7 topic Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:46:32 -0600 EspenB 19918@/talks/discussions After the discovery that the Hero(2018) is hardware identical to the Hero5 it might not come as a suprise to learn that the Hero7 seems to feature the same hardware as the Hero6. Only packaging and firmware might differ this year!

The model number SPCH1 is exactly the same as the GoPro Hero6.

The new GoPro action camera does not get a new name. The recent inspections of the device show that GoPro sticks to the usual designation and chooses Hero7 Black. For example, the action camera was approved last month by the Canadian ISED under this name with the model number SPCH1. Presumably this was not desirable as this inspection was quickly removed from the database. The screenshot below, however, shows that the Hero7 Black is indeed inspected including the product name and the model number.

Google Pixel 3 XL Sat, 06 Oct 2018 10:15:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20622@/talks/discussions

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:47:18 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18872@/talks/discussions image


  • Android 8.0
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Samsung Exynos 9810 LSI, both octa core
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5 LE
  • MicroSD slot
  • USB 3.1 port
  • NFC and MST
  • 3.5mm jack, stereo speakers
  • Samsung S9
    • 5,8" AMOLED 2960 × 1440 screen
    • 12MP Dual Pixel camera
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB NAND using UFS 2.1
    • 3000mAh battery
    • $999 price
  • Samsung S9+
    • 6,2" AMOLED 2960 × 1440 screen
    • 2 x 12MP Dual Pixel camera
    • 6GB RAM
    • 128GB NAND using UFS 2.1
    • 3500mAh battery
    • $1299 price

Samsung marketing will pitch S9+ especially, as most expensive flagship phone to date.
Focus will be on rich people.

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.

Canon VIXIA GX10 4K UHD 60fps Camcorder Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:06:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17715@/talks/discussions image


  • 1″ CMOS sensor
  • Dual pixel AF
  • 15x 4K optimized 25.5-382mm f/2.0-4.5 optical lens, multiple aspheric elements.
  • 5-axis image stabilization, optical and electronic Dynamic IS
  • Dual DIGIC DV 6 i
  • Wide dynamic range
  • 3 built in ND Filters
  • 0.24 inch EVF and LCD touch panel
  • MPEG4
  • XF-AVC
  • 4K UHD
  • 4:2:0 8bit 60p, 50p, 24p
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 5 assignable buttons, including one on the lower left corner of the touch screen (touch assignable button)
  • Detachable handle that has two XLR terminals that record two channel AAC or 4 channel 16 bit
  • Output via HDMI 4K is 4:2:0 8 bit, in full HD 4:2:2 10 bit
  • Built-in mic, and a 3.5 inch stereo terminal
  • Built in wifi for remote operation
  • Small wireless remote that operates several features (start, stop, zoom)
  • Firmware update will support XF-AVC recording
  • 5.3in (l) x 3.8in(h) x 8.4in(d)
  • 40.5oz and 40.3oz respectively
  • $2499
  • Available in November 2017
  • Preorder
Sony FDR-AX35 and AX33 4K, balanced steadyshot camcorders Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:34:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12111@/talks/discussions Sony FDR-AX33


Sony FDR-AX35

  • Same specs, but also has 50lm projector

Sony PXW-Z190 and PXW-Z280 4K 60p Camcorders Sun, 08 Apr 2018 16:41:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19409@/talks/discussions image


  • 17x zoom lens (25x optical zoom for Z190), Full manual control rings for focus, iris, zoom
  • PXW-Z190 - 3x 1/3” CMOS sensors
  • PXW-Z280 - 3x 1/2″ CMOS sensors
  • 4K 60fps 4:2:2 10-bit recording
  • Three independent rings for focus, iris and zoom
  • XAVC Intra/Long, MPEG HD422/MPEG HD and DVCAM
  • Uses SxS or SD cards
  • Proxy automatic parallel recording
  • 12G-SDI output
  • Electronic variable ND filter
  • S-Log3 or Instant HDR workflows
  • Advanced Face Detection AF
  • Streaming and FTP with Integrated Wi-Fi module, Cellular modem or Ethernet connector
  • Supports XDCAM air (QoS Streaming, Remote Control, Metadata)
  • 4ch Audio recording with independent volume control, Dual MI Shoe

Canon XF400 and XF405 4K 60fps Camcorders Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:12:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17717@/talks/discussions image


GitUp Git2 camera with 2160p24 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:51:53 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14511@/talks/discussions image

  • Sony Exmor IMX206 16MP
  • 1.5 inches LCD screen
  • Gyro stabilization (electronic stabilization ala active mode in cameras)
  • Video:
    • 2160P HD video: 2880 x 2160; 24fps;
    • 1440P HD video: 2560 x 1440; 30fps;
    • 1296P HD video: 2304 x 1296; 30fps;
    • 1080P HD video: 1920 x 1080; 60fps;
    • 1080P HD video: 1920 x 1080; 30fps;
    • 720P HD video: 1280 x 720; 120fps;
    • 720P HD video: 1280 x 720; 60fps;
    • 720P HD video: 1280 x 720; 30fps;
  • External mike support
  • Time Lapse shooting
  • 64g

From $119

Galaxy A9 - three cameras not enough Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:13:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20646@/talks/discussions image

Actually it is same two cameras, just added ultrawide one for special occasion and camera that helps with depth.

Panasonic FT7 - one of the last Panasonic compacts ever Fri, 11 May 2018 09:07:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19686@/talks/discussions image


  • 20.4mp Live MOS 1/2.3" sensor
  • 4.6x optical zoom lens, f/3.3-4.9, 28-128mm equiv.
  • 3" screen, 1040K dots
  • 1170K dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), with dioptre adjustment
  • 4K UHD video, 30,25,24fps
  • 4K photo, 30fps (8mp images)
  • 31m waterproof
  • 2m shockproof
  • 10C freezeproof
  • Shockproof (100kgf)
  • Dustproof
  • 10fps continuous shooting (5fps with C-AF)
  • ISO 80 to ISO 3200 (extends to ISO6400)
  • Wi-Fi, Altimeter, Compass
  • Flash, LED light
  • Available in black, blue or orange

Video Samples


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

  • 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)
  • Available at

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:

LG V40 ThinQ - another smart with 3 cameras Wed, 03 Oct 2018 23:13:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20609@/talks/discussions

Xiaomi Mijia 4K action camera Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:55:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17590@/talks/discussions image

  • 1/2.5″ 8MP Sony Exmor sensor, IMX317
  • 7 glass lens 145-degree wide angle lens
  • Ambarella A12 processor
  • 4K – 3840 x 2160p (16:9) – 30 fp, 1080p – 1920 x 1080p – max. 100 fps, 720p – 1280 x 720p – max. 200 fps
  • Supports time-lapse and slow-motion shooting modes
  • Supports nine scene photo modes
  • Six-axis EIS: three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer
  • WiFi: IEEE802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Version: 4.1
  • 1450 mAh exchangeable battery
  • 71.5 × 42.7 × 29.5 mm; 99g.
  • $122 with GBCE coupon at
Samsung Galaxy S10 - record price and triple cam Wed, 03 Oct 2018 14:07:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20602@/talks/discussions image

Specs of all cameras.

Price is expected to hike around 10-25% compared to S9.

Samsung can also make elite version with $1600 or even $2000 price.

Canon X11, X15 and Vixia G21 camcorders Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:54:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18403@/talks/discussions image

Key Features:

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of three new compact and lightweight Full HD camcorders, the Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21. Delivering first-class optics, powerful sensors and a range of versatile features, these camcorders are perfect for a broad range of video productions.

“The ability to capture high-quality video on-the-go in a compact and lightweight form factor is extremely valuable to videographers of all skill levels,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These camcorders were designed to help professionals and enthusiasts who are in the field capture action as it happens.”

Professional Performance and Functionality

The Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 Full HD camcorders each provide videographers with a spectacular 20x 26.8mm-576mm optical zoom lens allowing a user to easily capture a variety of scenes with superb image quality. Canon’s HD CMOS Sensor and the powerful DIGIC DV4 image processing platform deliver great performance in low-light and the ability to capture superb Full HD images in 60p at 35Mbps. Wide DR mode supports the smooth compression of high luminance areas to achieve 600 percent DR making it possible to shoot with smooth color gradation and suppressed overexposure. This is applicable to any shooting environment where the difference between light and dark areas is prone to causing overexposure. Flexible image expression is supported by a Slow/Fast Segment function that enables users to select shooting speeds from 0.4x to a maximum of 1,200x, and a Hi-UD lens supports the reduction of chromatic aberration and drives vivid imaging.

These camcorders are capable of recording in both AVCHD and MP4 formats, at multiple bit rates, simultaneously, to Dual SD card slots. All camcorders offer HDMI, headphone jack, optional GPS support and the XA15 and XA11 models offer XLR professional audio terminals. Additionally, the XA15 model also features a HD-SDI output. Comprising of a compact and lightweight body, each camcorder is ideal for high-action shoots when both speed and mobility are essential. Dynamic Mode provides 5-Axis image stabilization – roll axis, horizontal roll, vertical roll, up-down and left-right – to help facilitate smooth image capture in various styles of fast-paced shots. The VIXIA HF G21 is identical to the XA15 and XA11 in performance, but does not include a handle.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 Full HD camcorders are all scheduled to be available at the end of December 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1899.00, $1399.00 and $999.00 respectively*. For more information please visit,

Xiaomi Yi Action Camera Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:18:53 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12509@/talks/discussions
  • Ambarella A7LS image processor
  • 16 megapixel Sony Exmor R BSI CMOSsensor
  • F2.8 155 ° super wide-angle lens
  • Three-axis gravity sensor
  • 1080P 60fps/ 1080P 48fps / 1080P 30fps / 1080P 24fps / 960P 60fps / 960P 48fps / 720P 120fps / 720P 60fps / 720P 48fps / 480P 240fps
  • Audio - Dual-channel, 96KHz sampling, 92dBA SNR.
  • Photo - 4608×3456 maximum resolution
  • Time lapse - 0.5S / 1S / 2S 5S / 10S / 30S / 60S
  • $64 price in china, slightly higher in their international shop

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

    Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Rugged Compact Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:16:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18858@/talks/discussions image


    FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced the FinePix XP130, the newest addition to the rugged XP series. The XP130 is the first in the line to feature the latest Bluetooth® technology for easy to use, instant image transfer, and is also equipped with new shooting functions such as an Electronic Level and Eye Detection to provide even greater versatility. Equipped with a FUJINON lens and four rugged protection features in a lightweight body, the new XP130 is durable and delivers high quality images, making it the perfect companion for any kind of adventure.

    Four-Way Rugged Protection for Worry-Free Use

    The XP130 is waterproof up to 65 feet / 20 meters, shockproof up to 5.7 feet / 1.75 meters, freeze proof to 14°F / -10°C and dustproof, and features a protective, double-locking mechanism for the battery compartment. With a grip design for firm one-handed grip, the new XP130 is designed for ease of use and is tough enough for shooting in all situations.

    Bluetooth® Pairing and Wireless LAN Connectivity for Photo Transfer and Instax Printing

    Now featuring the latest Bluetooth® technology, the XP130 can instantly transfer images to a smartphone or tablet, while syncing time and location information from the camera to the images. Utilizing the free "FUJIFILM Camera Remote" app, users can take advantage of this new feature to quickly and easily share photos and videos with family or friends. Images can even be transferred from the XP130 directly to an Instax SHARE™ Printer.

    Premium Image Quality Achieved with High-Performance Sensor and Lens

    The new XP130 is equipped with a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and FUJINON 5x optical zoom lens that includes a 28mm wide-angle setting and provides unique color reproduction technology and advanced sharpness to deliver outstanding image quality. With Intelligent Digital Zoom technology, the optical zoom range can be doubled to 10x, and, utilizing optical image stabilization, the XP130 minimizes the effects of camera shake even in low light conditions.

    Compact and lightweight with a Large LCD monitor and Ease of Use Design

    Compact and lightweight, the new XP130 features a large 3.0-inch 920K-dot high definition LCD monitor with anti-reflective, enabling users to comfortably check composition and pictures taken in bright daylight or underwater. The operation buttons on the XP130 are of optimal size and positioned to enable smooth operation and ease of use even while wearing gloves or holding the camera with one hand.

    Versatile Shooting Functions for Enhanced Photography

    The XP130 features a new Electronic Level feature that is particularly useful when capturing horizontal subjects such as beautiful landscapes, scenery or architecture. There is also a new Eye Detection feature that is designed to focus on the eyes of the subject, enabling the user to capture portraits with ease. Additional features include Cinemagraph mode that produces still images with moving elements, the Time-Lapse Video function that automatically converts images to video format utilizing the interval timer, the Burst Mode that captures up to 10 fps and smooth HD video recording of 60 fps.

    FinePix XP130 Key Features:

    • 16.4MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and FUJINON 5x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle setting
      • Intelligent Digital Zoom function extends zoom range up to 10x
    • Four-way protection:
      • Waterproof up to 65 feet/20 meters, shockproof to 5.7 feet/1.75 meters, freeze proof to 14°F/ -10°C and dust proof
    • Compact lightweight design with 3.0 inch 920K dot high definition LCD monitor with anti-reflective coating
    • Bluetooth® Pairing and Wireless LAN connectivity, Smartphone Transfer and the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app
      • Transfer photos and videos from the XP130 to your smartphone or tablet, or directly to the Instax SHARE SP-2 or SP-3 Printer for quick, high-quality prints
    • Scene Recognition Mode quickly determines the scene before optimizing focus, exposure and shutter speed for best possible results
      • Underwater and underwater macro functions available
    • Electronic Level Feature: Can be used to capture a horizontal subjects
      • Eye Detection feature helps to capture portraits easily by automatically focusing on subject's eyes
    • Remote Shooting function: Allows for wireless connection from the XP130 to a smartphone or tablet for remote camera operations such as releasing the shutter or zooming in and out
    • Interval Timer Shooting: Automatically shoots any number of images in set intervals
      • Interval can be set to either 5 or 10 minutes, or 15, 30 or 60 seconds
    • Burst Mode up to 10 fps, and Advanced Burst Mode capable of shooting at up to 60 fps
    • TimeLapse Video: Automatically converts images taken with interval timer to video
      • Frame rates of 10fps, 30fps or 60 fps can be selected along with three different types of movie size, including full HD. Allows for capturing transitions in nature from a stationary point, such as sunsets or opening flowers
    • Cinemagraph mode: Produces still images with moving elements
    • Motion Panorama 360° function for superb panoramic shots, and the Advanced Filter function to create advanced artistic effects with ease
      • Select from 11 filters when taking pictures or 7 filters during video recording
    • Records smooth Full HD video at 1080/60p with a dedicated movie button
    • Wind Filter Setting: reduces wind noise which is often a problem with outdoor movie recording

    Availability and Pricing

    The FinePix XP130 will be released in March 2018 in the U.S. and Canada for USD$229.95 and CAD $239.99.

    Panasonic launches FZ47/FZ48 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 04:36:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 452@/talks/discussions

    You can read press release here:

    I'll just focus on two things,

    First. It has full manual movie mode.

    Second. List of modes make me optimistic about next cameras:

    AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (17Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)
    AVCHD: 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (17Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)
    MP4: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (20Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)
    MP4: 1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (10Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)

    We see that progressive container is present and bitrate is raised.
    So, with very high probability we'll see higher bitrates and more fps choice in next GH.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 22:53:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20218@/talks/discussions

    Panasonic HC-WXF991, VXF981 and other 4K camcorders Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:33:27 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14381@/talks/discussions image

    Gopro: From bad to worse Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:24:30 -0700 EspenB 18463@/talks/discussions

    "My research suggests that GoPro is not having a good holiday season. Consequently, I don’t think fourth quarter numbers will be that good. Considering more than a third of this year’s revenues are expected to be generated in the fourth quarter, bad Q4 numbers could send the stock to new lows."

    "GoPro’s Bad Holiday 2017 It doesn’t look like GoPro cameras and drones are selling that well this holiday season. While GoPro cameras are the best-selling action camcorders at Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY), it looks like this whole action camera space is shrinking.

    Just look at search interest trends for GoPro’s cameras over time. Each new product launches to less fanfare than prior products. The Hero4 had higher search interest than the Hero5, which had higher search interest than the Hero6. This is a bearish trend that only accelerated this year, implying GoPro action cameras aren’t a popular gift item this year."

    Here in Norway the biggest consumer electronics retailers have started a price dump on the Hero6 which is now rebated by more than 100 euro.

    Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Mon, 23 Jul 2018 22:40:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20119@/talks/discussions image


    • 20.3mp small sensor
    • 40x Optical Zoom
    • DIGIC 8 (read - issues with 4K video)
    • 5 Axis vibration reduction
    • 10 frames / sec (no AF!), and 7,4fps with AF
    • 7.4fps
    • 4K Video with time restrictions
      • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
      • 1280 x 720 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 3.0" Tiltable LCD
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
    • 110.1mm x 63.8mm x 39.9mm
    • 299g
    • Black and Silver colors
    • $399 at
    Sony PXW-Z90 and HXR-NX80 camcorders Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:35:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17756@/talks/discussions image


    October announcement.

    We see same approach as Canon - universal body.

    GoPro Hero 6 - from rumours to delivery Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:56:33 -0600 EspenB 17457@/talks/discussions image

    Olympus TG-5 topic Sat, 20 May 2017 07:23:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16974@/talks/discussions image

    Apple iPhone X match Samsung with $1000 price Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:58:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17733@/talks/discussions

    IDOLCAM - Pocket 4K Vlogging camera Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:27:20 -0600 jleo 19928@/talks/discussions image



    3 axis Gimbal: A mini 3 axis gimbal with close-loop sensors and motors that stabilize the lens to achieve stable video.

    Magnetic Interchangeable Lens: One of the kind lens mounting system leveraging the readily available M12 lens from the action camera and security camera industry. Making lens changes a snap!

    Magnetic Interchangeable Ring light: Even lighting to fill in shadow on user's face. Making lighting changes a snap!

    Magnetic Interchangeable Animal spot light: Mysterious mood lighting on the subject, providing lighting on the central area of the frame only.

    180 Rotational Touchscreen: Preview for selfie shots and video recording when looking down. Also allow quick navigation toreview video and change settings.

    Moving TimeLapse: Dynamic Time-lapse without the need for additional motorized time-lapse head.

    Remote Framing: Allow users to control the angle of the lens with our App through the smartphone. User will be able to preview video and snap the perfect selfies and self narrative video remotely and no longer limited by the arms length.

    Frame Rates: 4K/30fps, 4K/25fps, 2.7K/30fps, 2.5K/60fps, 2.5K/30fps, 1080/120fps, 1080/60fps, 1080/30fps, 720/240fps (24fps in development)

    Mic Port: Connect to external mic to get high audio quality.

    RC control and Drone Port: Extension to more application such as drones and filming remotely.

    APP: Preview of images and video and ability to control the aim of the lens remotely (in development)

    4th Axis: A mechanical spring device that reduce in vertical movement from walking, jogging that all 3 axis gimbal can not completely compensate. It can also serve as a handle. (Optional)

    Battery Grip: This serve as a handle and provides additional power for a full day operation and can also charge smartphones too. (Optional)

    GoPro HERO (2018) hardware identical to Hero5! Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:39:57 -0600 EspenB 19917@/talks/discussions

    We purchased a GoPro HERO (2018) the other day and after some cursory inspection we realized this camera is actually a GoPro HERO5 with the firmware crippled. To confirm our hypothesis, we decided to trick the camera to loading the GoPro HERO5 software. It loaded properly and all the features were unlocked. Even GPS and 4K at 30fps work great!