Category: Digital Video Cameras

Friday, June 23, 2017

LucidCam Launches

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Lucid VR today officially announced the availability of their easy-to-use, pocket-size 3D 180° VR camera, the LucidCam with a preview sale launch campaign starting June 26th. Exceeding the original specifications of the LucidCam crowdfunding campaign, the engineers at Lucid VR enhanced it and developed a robust 4K 3D 180° VR camera with on-the-go VR content processing of pictures and videos, plus livestreaming capabilities. With the addition of Lucid’s viewing clip or phone case, you can create and view your own 3D 180° VR anywhere with a click of a button. “It’s been an incredible journey to bring this product to life while the industry was chasing 360° VR. 180° VR is much more appealing for the masses, as its simplicity and user experience allows more users to easily capture VR content. With Google’s announcement one of the major players in VR is realizing the benefits of 180° VR video for consumers,” said Jin. “LucidCam creates images and videos which let you for the first time see the world through someone else’s eyes as if you were really there. I want everyone to have such incredible superpowers.” Lucid kicks off the one-month preview sale campaign starting Monday, June 26th, where the camera will be discounted 15 percent off the retail price and delivered August 9.

Lucid VR today officially announced the availability of their easy-to-use, pocket-size 3D 180° VR camera, the LucidCam with a preview sale launch campaign starting June 26th. Exceeding the original specifications of the LucidCam crowdfunding campaign, the engineers at Lucid VR enhanced it and developed a robust 4K 3D 180° VR...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

YI Technology Develops 3D VR180 Camera with Google

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Yi Technology today announced the development of a new 3D stereoscopic camera. Technical details, pricing, exact availability dates, quantities and the product name remain undisclosed but the company says the new VR180 camera will be as easy to use and as compact as a conventional 2D model. Yi is working in close co-operation with Google Daydream to enable users to shoot their own VR180 videos and upload them directly to YouTube.

Yi Technology today announced the development of a new 3D stereoscopic camera. Technical details, pricing, exact availability dates, quantities and the product name remain undisclosed but the company says the new VR180 camera will be as easy to use and as compact as a conventional 2D model. Yi is working...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

New Insta360 Pro Footage Released

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Insta360 has released all-new footage shot on the Insta360 Pro, its six-lens professional VR camera. One of the newly released videos, shot in 8K, showcases the Insta360 Pro’s low-light image quality while giving viewers an immersive look at Tokyo’s famous Kabukicho district. The other shows what the Insta360 Pro’s onboard image stabilisation technology can do with a Segway ride around a sunny park. The Insta360 Pro is available for $3,499 via Insta360’s online store.

Insta360 has released all-new footage shot on the Insta360 Pro, its six-lens professional VR camera. One of the newly released videos, shot in 8K, showcases the Insta360 Pro’s low-light image quality while giving viewers an immersive look at Tokyo’s famous Kabukicho district. The other shows what...

Monday, June 12, 2017

Benjamin Button Wearable Camcorder for Kids

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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The team at Benjamin Button have just launched the first smart wearable camera in the shape of a button created for kids. Parents simply clip Benjamin Button to their child's clothing and they will get authentic Full HD content from their child's perspective with up to three hours of recording time. Based on sound recognition, face recognition and action recognition, parents will automatically be given only the best parts of the day that have been captured with Benjamin. There's an option to manually choose the best moments. The button is large enough to eliminate any risk of choking, has advanced encryption privacy security, and is made of BPA-free plastic. The company is taking pre-orders for Benjamin Button exclusively through Kickstarter until 3rd July.

The team at Benjamin Button have just launched the first smart wearable camera in the shape of a button created for kids. Parents simply clip Benjamin Button to their child's clothing and they will get authentic Full HD content from their child's perspective with up to three hours...

Friday, June 9, 2017

Detu Twin 360° Camera Now Available

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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The Detu Twin dual-lens 360° camera, previewed at CES 2017, is now available to purchase. The slimline camera is ultra lightweight and allows you to upload 360° videos and photos straight to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Configured with dual back to back optical F2.0 fisheye lenses, the Detu Twin produces 360-degree, 30fps videos with a resolution of 3040x1520 pixels. The Detu 360 camera app, available for iOS or Android stitches all footage from each individual source, automatically and in real time. The Twin will also livestream to YouTube and Facebook. The camera is available for $228 on Amazon.

The Detu Twin dual-lens 360° camera, previewed at CES 2017, is now available to purchase. The slimline camera is ultra lightweight and allows you to upload 360° videos and photos straight to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Configured with dual back to back optical F2.0 fisheye lenses, the Detu Twin produces 360-degree, 3...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Canon Unveils New “Canon See Impossible” Videos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Canon U.S.A. has released two new “Canon See Impossible” videos. Available for viewing now on the Canon U.S.A. website, these two new movies – “See Beyond Darkness” and “See the Light” – showcase the capabilities of Canon imaging technology in extremely low-light conditions. In “See Beyond Darkness,” the impossible assignment for Director of Photography Andy Casagrande was to record images of a rare biofluorescent turtle found only in the remote, unspoiled reefs of the Solomon Islands. The low-light capabilities of Canon’s ME20F-SH Multipurpose Camera and EOS-1D X DSLR camera enabled researchers to capture vivid images without disturbing the natural environment. In “See the Light,” Canon’s technology captured the beauty of bioluminescent creatures under the sea, the grandeur of the extremely difficult-to-photograph Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), and the wonder of the earth from far above it. The technology used by Canon to create these videos takes viewers to seemingly impossible dark places that were previously beyond what the human eye could see and technology could perceive.

Canon U.S.A. has released two new “Canon See Impossible” videos. Available for viewing now on the Canon U.S.A. website, these two new movies – “See Beyond Darkness” and “See the Light” – showcase the capabilities of Canon imaging technology in...

Monday, June 5, 2017

Panasonic AU-EVA1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Panasonic has previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera, at Cine Gear Expo 2017. Positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera, the EVA1 contains a newly designed 5.7K Super 35mm-sized sensor for capturing true cinematic images. By starting at a higher native resolution, the 5.7K sensor yields a higher resolving image when downsampled to 4K, UHD, 2K, and even 720p. The increased colour information results in a finer, more accurate finished image. Additionally, like the VariCam lineup of cinema cameras, the EVA1 contains V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver high dynamic range and broad colours. V-Log has log curve characteristics that are somewhat reminiscent of negative film and V-Gamut delivers a colour space even larger than film. The EVA1 will also import the celebrated colourimetry of the VariCam line. Ideal for indie filmmakers, the EVA1 records to readily-available, lower-cost SD cards. The camera can record in several formats and compression rates, and offers up to 10-bit 422, even in 4K. As a professional video production tool, the EVA1 offers dual balanced XLR audio inputs and 4K-capable video outputs in both HDMI and SDI. In a future firmware upgrade, EVA1 will offer 5.7K raw output to 3rd party recorders. The EVA1 will ship this autumn for under €8,000 (body only).

Panasonic has previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera, at Cine Gear Expo 2017. Positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera, the EVA1 contains a newly designed 5.7K Super 35mm-sized sensor for capturing true cinematic images. By starting at a higher...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Canon EOS C200

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Canon today announced the Canon EOS C200, the latest addition to their Cinema EOS range. As the first Cinema EOS camera to support the new raw recording format – Cinema RAW Light – the EOS C200 provides the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema RAW in a smaller file size, enabling filmmakers to record internally to a CFast 2.0 memory card. Newly developed Canon Dual DIGIC DV6 processors provide the ability to record internally 4K UHD/50P MP4, 4K DCI RAW and continuous 120fps High Frame Rate in Full HD without crop. At the same time, advances in Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus technology and a new touch screen LCD monitor provide smooth AF operation and effective tracking. Supporting up to 15-stops of dynamic range with Cinema RAW Light and up to 13-stops of dynamic range in MP4 (Canon Log / Log 3), the camera is capable of capturing both highlight and shadow details. An ISO range of 100 to 102,400 guarantees excellent performance, even in difficult lighting conditions, such as when quickly switching between locations. The built-in optical ND filters of up to 10 stops provide further flexibility and convenience. Integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows for browser remote control and the ability to transfer files via FTP. Available from August, the new EOS C200 will set you back $7,499 with an LM-V1 LCD Monitor, LA-V1 LCD Attachment, GR-V1 Camera Grip and HDU-2 Handle Unit; or $5,999 without these accessories.

Canon today announced the Canon EOS C200, the latest addition to their Cinema EOS range. As the first Cinema EOS camera to support the new raw recording format – Cinema RAW Light – the EOS C200 provides the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema RAW in a smaller file...

Monday, May 29, 2017

Garmin VIRB 360

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Garmin have announced the VIRB 360, a compact, rugged and fully spherical 360-degree camera. The waterproof VIRB 360 is an easy-to-use device that captures high-quality video up to 5.7K/30fps with sound, courtesy of four built-in microphones, as well as 15-megapixel spherical stills. Taking advantage of its built-in GPS and numerous other sensors, the VIRB 360 provides owners with customizable G-Metrix data overlays in a captivating 360-degree augmented reality setting. “The VIRB 360 lets you relive personal experiences and share them with your friends – from a different point of view, every single time,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “VIRB 360 owners will no longer need to worry about trying to capture the perfect angle or setting up the perfect shot. The camera’s easy-to-use feature set will make even the most inexperienced users look like experts.” The Garmin VIRB 360 has a suggested retail price of $799.99 and is expected to be available in June.

Garmin have announced the VIRB 360, a compact, rugged and fully spherical 360-degree camera. The waterproof VIRB 360 is an easy-to-use device that captures high-quality video up to 5.7K/30fps with sound, courtesy of four built-in microphones, as well as 15-megapixel spherical stills. Taking advantage of its built-in GPS and numerous other...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

YI 360 VR

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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YI Technology today announced the new YI 360 VR consumer-grade Live VR camera, which enables 360-degree 5.7K VR capture, 4K instant in-device stitching, and 2.5K live-streaming. “Virtual reality is exciting. It promises a whole new range of opportunities for creating and sharing truly immersive experiences,” said Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology. “But it can also be really intimidating. For VR to truly take off it has to be easy and fun. At YI Technology, we challenge ourselves to bring the most innovative technologies together in a way that is simple, enjoyable and useful for anyone, from kids to professionals. VR is no exception. Too many of today’s solutions are exciting in theory but really complicated in practice. That is why we worked so hard to perfect YI 360 VR. Using the best components, rigorous industrial design and many years of testing, we eliminated the cables, confusing interfaces and bulky components and added 5.7K fidelity, 4K in-device stitching and 2.5K live-streaming, all in a handy, affordable package so everyone can share exciting moments live, from any angle.” Scheduled to be released in June 2017, the YI 360 VR is available for early ordering now and will be on display at this week’s NAB 2017 show in Las Vegas.

YI Technology today announced the new YI 360 VR consumer-grade Live VR camera, which enables 360-degree 5.7K VR capture, 4K instant in-device stitching, and 2.5K live-streaming. “Virtual reality is exciting. It promises a whole new range of opportunities for creating and sharing truly immersive experiences,” said Sean Da,...

YI HALO

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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YI Technology today unveiled YI HALO, a next-generation virtual-reality camera built with Google's Jump technology. "We announced Jump in 2015 to make high quality VR video easier to create; streamlining capture, post production, and playback processes," said Amit Singh, VP of Business for Google VR. "Since then, Jump has helped produce immersive, compelling work, and we're excited to see what's possible using YI's next-generation cameras." YI HALO consists of 17 camera units including the Jump platform’s only up-view camera unit, allowing users to experience a scene in every direction. Leveraging industrial design, electrical, firmware and optical engineering yielded a product that generates high quality 8K x 8K, 360º stereoscopic VR video at 30 frames per second, or 5.8K x 5.8K, 360º stereoscopic VR video at 60fps. The company also announced today the consumer-grade YI 360 VR camera, the only camera to offer 360-degree capture up to 5.7k and automatically video/picture stitching in the device. Both new products are on display at NAB 2017, Booth N1121VR.

YI Technology today unveiled YI HALO, a next-generation virtual-reality camera built with Google's Jump technology. "We announced Jump in 2015 to make high quality VR video easier to create; streamlining capture, post production, and playback processes," said Amit Singh, VP of Business for Google VR. "Since then, Jump has helped...

Friday, April 21, 2017

GoPro Fusion Pilot Programme Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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GoPro today announced a pilot programme for GoPro Fusion, its 5.2K spherical camera. Billed as "the ultimate spherical capture solution for innovative, envelope-pushing content creators," GoPro Fusion enables a new OverCapture creative solution that gives users the flexibility to produce conventional non-VR video and photos in HD-quality "punched out" from the spherically captured angles. Starting today, professional content creators can apply to participate in the pilot programme, which is expected to roll out during the summer of 2017.

GoPro today announced a pilot programme for GoPro Fusion, its 5.2K spherical camera. Billed as "the ultimate spherical capture solution for innovative, envelope-pushing content creators," GoPro Fusion enables a new OverCapture creative solution that gives users the flexibility to produce conventional...

Preorders Begin for Insta360 Pro 8K VR Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Insta360 kicked off preorders today for the Insta360 Pro, a six-lens camera capable of recording 8K VR experiences and broadcast to the world live in immersive 360°. It captures 60-megapixel 360° 3D stills and supports both HDR and raw image file formats to bring out levels of detail and low-light performance unprecedented in a 360-degree camera of this size. When recording 4K video, the camera supports up to 100fps. In addition, the VR time-lapse mode adds a new dimension to videos and the live preview function allows users to get the best angle before shooting. As a standalone camera, it can be used with both the dedicated Insta360 Pro iOS and Android apps and connects via WiFi, Ethernet or 4G, ready to livestream any event or share instantly on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The camera is now available to pre-order for $3,499.

Insta360 kicked off preorders today for the Insta360 Pro, a six-lens camera capable of recording 8K VR experiences and broadcast to the world live in immersive 360°. It captures 60-megapixel 360° 3D stills and supports both HDR and raw image file formats to bring out levels of detail and low-light...

Ricoh to Showcase 4K Theta 360° Camera at 2017 NAB Show

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Ricoh today announced it will be showcasing a prototype of its newest Theta 360-degree camera, capable of capturing high-resolution 4K video in a single shot, at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show. In addition to capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second, the new camera will enable 4K 360-degree livestreaming, and a built-in 4-channel microphone will record spatial “surround-sound” audio. The product will be featured at the Ricoh booth, C11139, located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Ricoh today announced it will be showcasing a prototype of its newest Theta 360-degree camera, capable of capturing high-resolution 4K video in a single shot, at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show. In addition to capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second, the new camera will enable 4K 360-degree livestreaming, and...

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nikon KeyMission 360 Firmware Version 1.3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Nikon have released a firmware update for their KeyMission 360 action camera. According to the company, Version 1.3 fixes a bugwhich resulted in connections between the camera and iOS 10.2-compatible versions of the SnapBridge 360/170 app becoming unstable. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Nikon Download Centre

Nikon have released a firmware update for their KeyMission 360 action camera. According to the company, Version 1.3 fixes a bugwhich resulted in connections between the camera and iOS 10.2-compatible versions of the SnapBridge 360/170 app becoming unstable. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below. Website: Nikon Download Centre

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CAMEO360 4K Active Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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The CAMEO360 is the World's smallest dual-lens 360°4K active camera. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, the CAMEO360 takes 24-megapixel photos and records 4K video at 24 frames per second. “There are many high-quality cameras, but many are expensive, bulky and very inconvenient to carry around,” says creator Roland Nguyen. “There are also many social media channels available to us today that can be very time consuming when it comes to editing videos and managing multiple platforms. We embraced these two issues and created a versatile, high-quality pocket size camera with easy-to-use features – along with our own social media platform. This makes it easy for CAMEO360 users to create and share their creation in our community and other social media channels.” For more information about CAMEO360 and the accompanying Flicksee smartphone app, visit the project's Kickstarter Campaign Page.

The CAMEO360 is the World's smallest dual-lens 360°4K active camera. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, the CAMEO360 takes 24-megapixel photos and records 4K video at 24 frames per second. “There are many high-quality cameras, but many are expensive, bulky and very inconvenient to carry around,” says creator...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Samsung Announce New Gear 360 Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Samsung today announced a new Samsung Gear 360, a 4K resolution 360-degree camera offering enhanced features for producing high-quality content. When paired with the Gear 360 application, users can control the camera remotely as well as stitch, edit and share content on the go. Equipped with 8.4-megapixel image sensors, the Gear 360 can also capture 15-megapixel high resolution images. Whether creating a 360-degree video or still image, users can access various viewing modes, and editing tools to use on their own content. “As consumers turn more to video to share their experiences, we want to deliver accessible and innovative products to make digital content easier to create, share and stream. The Gear 360 is no exception,” said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The updated Gear 360 continues to expand the horizons of what consumers can experience and share.”

Samsung today announced a new Samsung Gear 360, a 4K resolution 360-degree camera offering enhanced features for producing high-quality content. When paired with the Gear 360 application, users can control the camera remotely as well as stitch, edit and share content on the go. Equipped with 8.4-megapixel image sensors, the Gear 360 can...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

YI 4K+ Action Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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YI Technology have launched the YI 4K+, the first action camera to capture 4K video at 60 frames per second. Available now for $339.98, the YI 4K+ is the first camera to use an Ambarella H2 SoC offering a maximum bitrate of 120Mbps and a low power consumption enabling the YI 4K+ to maintain a battery life of approximately 71 minutes for 4K 60fps video mode. In addition, the 4K+ includes Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) support for 4K/30fps and high-quality outdoor audio. A future firmware update will offer live streaming, RAW image format, and voice command technology for hands-free control. The YI 4K+ is backwards compatible with all the YI 4K accessories.

YI Technology have launched the YI 4K+, the first action camera to capture 4K video at 60 frames per second. Available now for $339.98, the YI 4K+ is the first camera to use an Ambarella H2 SoC offering a maximum bitrate of 120Mbps and a low power consumption enabling the YI 4K+...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sony F5 vs FS7 - Which is Better?

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras
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Both of these camcorders shoot 4K video, but which is the better buy? Find out the key differences between the Sony FS5 and the Sony FS7 by reading our handy guide.

Both of these camcorders shoot 4K video, but which is the better buy? Find out the key differences between the Sony FS5 and the Sony FS7 by reading our handy guide.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 Pricing and Availability Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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JK Imaging have announced pricing and availability for their new Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 camera, a compact device targeting the rapidly growing 360° VR video consumer market. The 4KVR360 adopts a minimalist approach to an all-in-one 360° VR camera, with two 4K fixed focus lenses housed on either side of the futuristic camera body. The lenses are designed to work in tandem, to capture full 360° 4K Video and easily upload 360° content to Facebook and YouTube via the camera’s Smart Device App. “The decision to continue expanding our award winning 360° VR camera line up with the new Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 was a natural progression,” said Mariame Cisse, Marketing Director for JK Imaging Ltd., Europe. “We are committed to the interactive 360° video format and want to give yet another option to consumers when it comes to choosing a quality 360° VR camera based on their specific needs.” The 4KVR360 will feature a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and use a Micro SD card (up to 128GB) to record 360° content. The 4KVR360 camera will incorporate Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity compatibility for Smart device APPs to control and view the camera remotely. 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.

JK Imaging have announced pricing and availability for their new Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 camera, a compact device targeting the rapidly growing 360° VR video consumer market. The 4KVR360 adopts a minimalist approach to an all-in-one 360° VR camera, with two 4K fixed focus lenses housed on either side of the...