Digital Cameras


Amazon Camera Gear 13000 100
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Amazon Prime Day may have offered items at the lowest prices you’ve seen this year, but one person managed to snag over $13,000 worth of camera gear for just $100+ shipped. The story begins with a $548 “Sony a6000 and 16-50mm lens bundle” being listed for $94.48 on Amazon, which was quickly shared on bargain hunting website Slickdeals. Users there noticed that other camera bundles were also showing up as $94.48 shipped, so they began scouring the camera gear section for these deep discounts. There was one person who made out with a $1299 Fujifilm X100F for $102.27 shipped, while another managed to get a $13,000 Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS lens at just $94.48. Read more for a few of the order / shipment confirmation pages and additonal information.

DJI Ronin Gimbal

The DJI Rōnin-SC Gimbal is designed for full-sized mirrorless cameras and built to go anywhere, thanks to its magnesium and aluminum construction, along with high-strength composite materials. At just 1.1 kg, its modular design allows for quick setup, while packing away neatly into a carrying case in limited spaces. One new feature is Force Mobile, which is a lighter mobile version of Force Pro that synchronizes the movement of a compatible mobile device with the gimbal, allowing you to control its movement by moving your phone from up to 82-feet away using a Bluetooth 5.0 connection. Product page.

Sony Alpha 7R IV

Sony today unveiled the Alpha 7R Mark IV, the world’s first 61-megapixel full-frame camera, which is 50% more pixels than its predecessor. Featuring a back-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor design and BIONZ X processor that work together to produce exceptionally clean images quickly, complete with up to 15 stops of dynamic range, making the a7R IV perfect for challenging lighting environments. A 5.76m-dot UXGA OLED electronic viewfinder improves resolution during capture, giving you the option of setting a refresh rate of 60 or 120 fps, depending on what you are trying to capture. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.

Sigma fp

Weighing in at just 370g (without battery or lens) and measuring 112.6 × 69.9 × 45.3mm, the Sigma fp is touted as the world’s smallest full-frame mirrorless camera, thanks to an electronic shutter instead of a mechanical one for quieter shooting. This rugged go-anywhere camera boasts a die-cast aluminum alloy body, which is dust as well as splash-proof, and features 4K video capture at 24fps using its 24.6MP BSI-CMOS sensor. This sensor is weather-sealed and equipped with a 3.2-inch 2.1M-dot touchscreen. Other features include an SD card slot, HDMI port, flash sync port, mic / headphone ports, USB 3.1 port, and a remote shutter port. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.

YI Compact Dashcam 1080p

YI’s Compact Dashcam records clear images in 1080p at 30 frames per second using a 130° wide-angle lens with an f/2.0 aperture for full HD images across three lanes, all for $24.99 shipped after clipping the on-page coupon, today only, originally $39.99. Featuring a 3-axis adjustable gravity sensor for accurate emergency recordings, the high sensitivity image sensor and infrared filters ensure detailed videos even at night or extreme low-light conditions. The Emergency Recording function means that it will automatically record, save and lock a collision, along with the moments leading up to it. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.

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.