tech e blog

Insta360 One X

There's GoPro, and then Insta360's One X, a 360° 5.7K VR action camera with FlowState stabilization, which replaces the need for a physical gimbal device, even if it's attached to a helmet or bike. That's not all, TimeShift allows users to slow down or speed up after it's been recorded using the Insta360 app. The app also includes editing features, in addition to the manual mode, HDR setting and live video features on the camera itself. Available now, priced at $400. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

Continue Reading


Facebook RED Manifold 360 Camera

Ever wonder what a camera by RED and Facebook's VR arm Oculus would look like? If so, then look no further than the Manifold 360. This camera packs sixteen 8K lens-sensor combos from RED for 6DoF captures, which makes it the first end-to-end solution for 3D 360 content. What does 6DoF mean? The viewer can move in six directions while viewing that footage and see it'd be what you'd see if you moved that way in the real scene. It uses Facebook's depth estimation technology to generate the 3D view that allows for that volumetric data. Continue reading to see it in-action and for more information.

Continue Reading


Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton LV Edition

Photo credit: LuxuryLaunches]

This Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton edition may look official, but it's actually just a fan creation by photographer Boonlert Rojanaboworn, the operator of Nikon Club Thailand. According to its creator, this 24K gold camera, limited to 7-units worldwide, would probably be wrapped in soft albino buckskin and then covered with the famous LV monogram. Continue reading for pictures of real special edition Nikon cameras and more information.

Continue Reading


GoPro Hero 7

Photo credit: Austin Mittelstadt

Austin Mittelstadt managed to capture a glimpse of the upcoming GoPro Hero 7 camera, which is set to be officially unveiled later this month. No technical specifications have been announced, but from the display we can see that it will come in three different models: white, silver, and black. Other features include: image stabilization and waterproofing up to a depth of 33 feet. Continue reading for two more pictures and additional information.

Continue Reading


Roav C2 Pro Dash Cam

Anker's Roav C2 Pro Dash Cam not only has a Sony Starvis sensor, but NightHawk technology to clearly capture license plates in case of a hit and run, all for $89.99 shipped, today only, originally $139.99. Built-in GPS automatically tracks and indexes the route and speed of every journey, while an f2.0 wide-angle aperture lens simultaneously captures 4 lanes of traffic. It comes packaged with a 32GB Samsung SD card to ensure you're good to go - right out of the box. Product page. Continue reading for test footage, more pictures and information.

Continue Reading


PIVOT Camera

The problem with most point-and-shoot cameras is that image stabilization isn't the best, especially while in motion, but say goodbye to shaky footage, and hello to the PIVOT Camera. This device features a self-stabilizing system (3-axis gimbal) that eliminates the need for any external accessories. At the push of a button, the gimbal system is activated and the structure ensures optical pitch, heading, and roll axes to keep the lens in position. Continue reading for more pictures.

Continue Reading


DSLR Battery Flames

Photo credit: Vidar A. Bøen via Peta Pixel

Lithium-ion batteries are found in everything from portable game consoles to smartphones and tablets, but they shouldn't be loaded into the cargo hold of planes. "FAA battery fire testing has highlighted the potential risk of a catastrophic aircraft loss due to damage resulting from a lithium battery fire or explosion. Current cargo fire suppression systems cannot effectively control a lithium battery fire," said an FAA representative. Photographer Vidar A. Bøen learned why when he plugged in his Hahnel HLX-EL15HP battery and charger at home. After an hour, the battery just burst into flames out of nowhere. Continue reading for two full-sized images of the battery and aftermath.

Continue Reading


Falcon 9 Launch

Photo credit: Bill Ingalls via Peta Pixel

NASA photographer Bill Ingalls set up a remote DSLR camera pointed at the launch pad of the Falcon 9 rocket yesterday during the launch, and when he went to retrieve it, he found the melted mess you see above. Unfortunately, both the $3,500 Canon 5DS DSLR and L were both destroyed. "Well, one remote cam outside the pad perimeter was found to be a bit toast(y). Sigh. And yes, it made pix until its demise," said Ingalls. Continue reading to see the final shots the DSLR camera took.

Continue Reading


Sony A16 Camera

The problem with many point-and-shoot cameras today is that they are jam-packed with features, so much so, that you can't just pick it up and use all of its functions, without reading the instruction manual. Sony's Alpha 16 is the complete opposite, as there are no buttons, just a large touchscreen display on the back that can be used to access any of the camera's functions. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Continue Reading


KanDao Obsidian VR Camera

Not just an 360° camera, the KanDao Obsidian can shoot in 3D, thanks to an innovative algorithm that processes both left / right channels, and then stitching together the videos and images captured, in real-time. That's not all, it can also capture 8K footage at 30fps. One caveat: it'll set you back a hefty $6,999. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.

Continue Reading