Hasselblad unveiled it’s “Special Edition” models from the Stellar collection. The three new models come with Carl Zeiss lenses, full HD, 3.6X optical zoom, wide range ISO for increased image quality in low light conditions, elegant aluminum bodies with metallic controls and grips ranging from black carbon fiber to Wenge and Padouk – also check the Sigma DP3 Mirrill and the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1.
“The first and only mountable action camera that will capture everything around you“.
How cool is that? An action camera that records a all around you not only the direction where is pointed. Here’s how it works … you mount the camera, you turn it on, you choose between the photo and video modes and you’re ready to go. Behind the scenes three cameras record images simultaneously and automatically combine them into 360 degrees footage. Once the recording is completed, simply connect the camera to your laptop and the movies are downloaded automatically in common JPEG and MP4 formats and can be enjoyed immediately (no post-processing is required). The footage can be processed in any video processing software in case you need to remove or edit anything – also check the GoPro Hero 3+, the Sony HDR-AS15, and the Panasonic HX-A100 action cameras.
The Geonaute 360 Video Action Camera weights only 200 grams, is shockproof , sports a 3,000 mAh rechargeable battery, is compatible with microSD cards up to 64GB (the 360 degrees video takes about 5GB per recorded hour) and has a wide array of accessories available (including a waterproof housing and a remote controller). Geonaute also features a play platform where users can upload their movies, share them and allow other user to embed them in their website 9like I have done with this video)
Check out the attached video clip and let me know your take on the 360 degrees recording mode. The clip is interactive, so move your mouse on it, click the left button and start dragging the view in any direction (quick note – your browser might freeze for a couple of seconds but everything will run just fine).
The Geonaute 360 action camera should hit the market soon with a price tag turning around $399 US.
We welcome the Hero3+ upgrade and, even if this update is a not really a game changer, we can only appreciate GoPro’s attention to details, performance and at least but not the last customer satisfaction.
Good job guys!!!
While released back in 2006, the Swiss made Seitz 6×17 Digital Camera still packs a lot of punch (check the post pics made by David Osborn) even compared with today’s monster cameras – also check the Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 monster lens built back in 1972.
Here are a couple of the Seitz 6×17 technical specs:
Fast image capture – 300 MB per second
High Resolution 6×17 images – 160 million pixels (160MP)
Schneider, Linhof or Fuji 617 lenses on Seintz board
Raw (uncompressed) pictures go up to 950MB
ISO/ASA (100, 200, 400, 800)
Powered by included rechargeable battery (110-220V universal charger)
Focal lengths from 90mm to 250mm, 150mm macro option
Ergonomic hand grips help you handle the camera
Ideal for high resolution landscapes, panoramas, architecture photography
The Seintz 6-x17 is available for consumers only on rental bases with prices starting at $1.015 US per day.
GoPro action cameras are great to record 1st person movies with one’s adventures! But what happens if someone wants to use them as handheld cameras and record family events using them? Well … not much – they’re still great cameras and I am sure the recorded movie will be just as good (if not better) than any vid filmed with any of the latest handheld camera on the market.
But what if you want more than that? What if you want to use your GoPro camera to capture professional looking movies (smooth recording, no shaky footage)?
The EasyGimbal is what will help you do just that. While the EasyGimbal will not transform you into a Quentin Tarantino instantly, it will help mechanically stabilizing your camera so you can freely move around and focus on recording the event.
The EasyGimbal is a handheld stabilizer designed to fit your GoPro Hero 3 camera. The stabilizer mechanically compensates your moves in all 3-axis (it will pan, tilt and roll the camera) to allow you record smooth video footage. EasyGimbal is smaller and lighter than traditional stabilizers, and, being based on position adjusting motors and not on weights as the older generation stabilizers, it does not require any balancing to operate. Basically you hook it up to your GoPro 3 camera and you’re ready to roll.
The EasyGimbal is in project stage on KickStarter and you can secure one for an early bird price of $599.
If you’re into action cameras (eg: GoPro) just enough to want one but not enough to justify buying it (I mean the heart says yes, but the brain declines the acquisition request …) here you have an alternative solution that allows you to record your stunts using your beloved iPhone – Also check the Camera Demon Helmet Mount.
The Optrix iPhone cases are designed to use your iPhone as an action camera. The cases are crush proof and waterproof so your iPhone is well protected while you mind pulling those amazing stunts, feature a protective touchscreen membrane that allows you to fully operate your iPhone while in the case and upgrade your iPhone’s movie recording capabilities with a 175 degree wide-angle lens.
The Optrix cases come in two models – The Optrix XD designed to protect iPhone models 4 and 4S and the Optix XD5 built for iPhone 5.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 is Fuji’s newest addition to their camera line-up.
The Instax Mini has a neo-classic look which makes me think at Fujifilm’s X-Series cameras. But don’t be fooled by it’s classy looks, there’s a full kit of modern features under the hood! The camera features a f/12 60mm lens, up to 1/400/sec shutter speed, macro compatibility, double exposures and a Bulb mode that keeps the shutter opened for up to 10 seconds for some neat photo effects.
Just as the Polaroid Z2300, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 has the ability to instantly print your pics or store them on digital support and download them on your PC for editing and storage. The camera will be available in Japan in September 2013, and in US in the first months of 2014 for a rumored price of around $120.
While lately many action cameras where released on the market, Canon takes a different approach to personal video recording and creates the Canon Vixia Mini Video Camcorder which allows users to record themselves from a 3rd party view. Here are some of the Vixia Mini Personal Camcorder‘s technical specs:
12.8 MP full HD camcorder
Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens (160° video/170° stills)
Built-in adjustable stand and tripod socket for flexible hands-free positioning
High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
Smart AUTO – Automatic intelligent selection for 23 predefined shooting presets
Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC card compatibility
2.7 inch capacitive touch paned LCD
Built in Wi-Fi and Live streming
High-quality built-in stereo microphone
Low weight – only 5.6 ounces (around 1528 grams)
The Canon Vixia Mini Camcorder is available in white and black and you can pre-order on Amazon via the below links. Delivery is scheduled for September 23rd 2013.
The HDR-AS15 is Sony’s answer to the popular GoPro action cameras.
The Sony HDR-AS15 comes with an impressive set of features, high quality hardware and compatibility with a whole range of accessories that give it great additional capabilities:
Carl Zeiss lens with 170-degree view
SteadyShot – image stabilization with Active Mode
Exmor R™ CMOS sensor for incredible low-light sensitivity
Full HD 1080p recording
HD recording in 4X Slow motion mode
Built in stereo mic
Wi-Fi sharing by email and social networks
Wi-Fi connection to other phones and tablets (via the PlayMemories Mobile Android and iOs free app)
Remember those times before digital cameras? Those times when you used a film roll classic camera and you had to bring it to a photo shop to develop it and print the pictures? If you remember those times, you surely remember the Polaroid Instant Cameras too! At that time they revolutionized picture taking by allowing you to instantly print your pics.
The Z2300 features a 10MP sensor, a 3.0in color LCD, SD card compatible (up to 32GB) and allows you to edit (on camera) and print your shots in 2″x3″ format. Basically, in less than a minute since you took a pic you have a fully bright color paper picture ready in your hands. The camera comes with a retail price of $179 and, for instant printing, uses special Zink Paper Packages available for $13.95 for 30 print (higher packages are available too).