Designed by Ping-Hsun ‘penk’ Chen and Ruha Cheng, the open source RUHAcam digital camera is powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero W computer connected to a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera module, which boasts a 12.3MP Sony IMX477 sensor. Other features include a 2.2-inch TFT display that functions as a viewfinder, a 2,000mAg Li-Pi battery, and a 3D-printed case inspired by retro-style SLR cameras. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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EarthCam’s new GigapixelCam X80 is now the highest resolution, outdoor panoramic webcam yet. It captures images with a resolution 700 percent higher than the company’s previous maximum resolution webcam, thanks to a 360° ultra-precise, military-grade pan/tilt/zoom base as well as fast, responsive control over IP, 4G LTE, or now 5G networks. This means that this single camera can capture more ground than dozens of fixed cameras. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Canon is best known for their optical,imaging, medical equipment, scanners, and industrial products, but once in a while, they’ll release something that thinks outside the box, like Posture Fit. Put simply, this egg-shaped device is used to monitor just how long one sits at a desk, and if that duration is over 60-minutes, a notification is sent. How so? Once that threshold has been reached, the device starts wobbling, blinking and dancing. read more for a video and additional information.
The Panasonic LUMIX G7 4K Digital Camera with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens is perfect for both vloggers as well as amateur filmmakers alike, and you can get the bundle for $497.99 shipped, today only, originally $799.99. What sets it apart from other compact cameras is its ability to record amazingly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4 as well as Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p video in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time Auto Focus (AF). Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The DJI Osmo Pocket is the perfect 4K vlogging camera, complete with an integrated 3-axis gimbal, and you can get one for $189 shipped, today only, originally $399. Its sandstone handle is non-slip and sweat-proof, providing a comfortable grip even during extended use sessions. A multifunctional expansion interface lets you connect the Osmo Pocket to your smartphone, as well as accessories that give you many more ways to shoot. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Sony Alpha 1 has officially been unveiled, and it combines high-resolution and high-speed performance at a level never before seen in the world of digital cameras. Boasting a new 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RS image sensor, up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video and lots more. Further enhancing the shooting capabilities is its 9.44 million dot OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder, with a refresh rate of up to 240 fps. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
The Anker Roav DashCam Duo is perfect for ride sharing drivers or just anyone who wants to record the interior / exterior of a vehicle simultaneously, and you can get one for $73.09 shipped, today only, originally $87.99. Best of all, it has dual 323 Sony sensors with F1.8 lenses and NightHawk Vision technology to provide extra clear night-time footage. Built-in GPS allows you to track your driving route, location, and speed without needing to plug in an external device. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review with road footage and additional information.
The All-New Blink Outdoor Wireless HD Security Cameras can monitor your home at all times, complete with infrared night vision, and you can get three of them for $149.99 shipped, today only, originally $249.99. There are no wires, as each camera runs on two AA lithium batteries capable of lasting for up to two years so you can see what’s happening in and around your home without the stress of having to replace them. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Designer Benjamin Bezine wanted to create an automated film scanner, but in an unconventional way. So, he decided to use a Raspberry Pi mini computer, LEGO pieces, and a mirrorless camera that uses machine learning to scan entire rolls of film. The version you’re about to see is the fourth-generation Roboscan model, with the biggest upgrade being the Raspberry Pi and using machine learning to detect when a photo is properly framed before activating the camera to fire. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Canon’s EOS R5 DSLR camera has no issues snapping photos, but when you want to record footage in 8K RAW for longer than 20-minutes, you’ll need to let it cool down for 2-hours before being able to capture footage again. Photographer and gadgets modder Matthew Perks might have the solution for anyone interested: watercooling. After tearing down the camera, he found that the R5’s main processor generates copious amounts of heat during recording and its thermal pads aren’t optimally located. Read more for a video and additional information.