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Sony A6400

The Sony Corporation today introduced the latest addition to its E-mount mirrorless camera lineup – the a6400 (model ILCE-6400). This camera brings Sony’s most advanced technologies from their acclaimed full-frame lineup to a compact, lightweight 24.2MP APS-C camera, and it’s designed for vloggers. Featuring the world’s fastest autofocus (AF) acquisition of 0.02 seconds, while also introducing the new advanced “Real-time Eye AF” and “Real-time Tracking” capabilities. Plus, it’s capable of high-speed shooting at up to 11 fps with AF/AE tracking, while utilizing a next-generation BIONZ X image processing engine that produces excellent image quality, 4K video recording, a fully 180-degree tiltable LCD touch screen and more. Read more for two hands-on video, additional pictures and information.

Sony Mirrorless Camera LEGO Skin
Photo credit: LIFE+GUARD
Have you always wanted a functional LEGO camera, and already own a Sony mirrorless shooter? Well, Taiwan-based company LIFE+GUARD has the LEGO skin just for you. Not only does it look cool, but this colorful brick pattern also acts as a protective skin for the Sony a7 III and a7R III cameras. Each piece was carefully cut and is designed to fit snugly around the camera. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Nikon P1000 Digital Camera

The Nikon COOLPIX P1000 is no ordinary digital camera, as it’s the powerhouse of superzooms, with an incredible 125X optical zoom (24-3000mm equivalent) powered by high performance NIKKOR optics. It’s the ideal companion camera for birding, sports, wildlife and yes, even celestial-photographers seeking superior performance from extreme distances. The 16-megapixel COOLPIX P1000 also captures 4K UHD video and offers a host of manual controls, as well as user-friendly functions including built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, making it easy for photographers of all levels to explore and share their creativity. Product page. Read more for two more videos and additional information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.