Photo credit: Michael Clark
At $9,999.95 and set for release on June 27, the Fujifilm GFX 100 is the word’s first 102-megapixel mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. Featuring five-axis in-body image stabilization, a spring-suspension system for reduced “shutter shock”, on-board phase detection hybrid auto-focus offering “approximately” 100% coverage, and the ability to record 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at up to 30fps, with the option to output uncompressed footage via HDMI. “This dramatically broadens the scope of situations where a user can hand-hold the camera and still enjoy the world of 100MP+ ultra-high resolution, pushing the boundaries of photographic expression,” said Fujifilm. Read more for a more in-depth hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Steve Biro
Photographer Steve Biro was shooting at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario when he just so happened to be in the perfect place and time to capture a stunning bald eagle, named Bruce, flying straight towards him. What really stood out was its symmetrical reflection on the surface of calm water below. For the photography geeks, he used a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 100mm L macro lens,at f/7.1, 1/2000s, and ISO 2500. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Denis Smith via Peta Pixel
Photographer Denis Smith specializes in light painting, and to most, this technique may sound complex, but his latest series, titled “Liquid Light,” is designed to make a splash, literally. Simply put, Smith utilizes the camera’s intervalometer and sets an exposure of between 1 and 5 seconds. As the camera begins snapping, he stands in front of it and swings his tools around the water to create the effect you see above. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Trump administration has requested an additional $1.6 billion for NASA’s $21 billion 2020 budget request to kick start plans to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024, four years earlier than previously planned. The space agency is developing plans for the lunar “Gateway” space station that will be assembled in orbit around the moon to serve as a staging base for eventual piloted flights down to the surface using commercially landers and ascent vehicles. “Our charge is to go quickly and to stay, to press our collective efforts forward with a fervor that will see us return to the Moon in a manner that is wholly different than 50 years ago. We turn towards the Moon now not as a conclusion but as preparation, as a check point toward all that lies beyond,” he adds. “Our greatest adventures remain ahead of us. We are going,” said William Shatner in the newly released video. Read more for a selection of fascinating images from around the web.
The DJI Osmo Action has been officially unveiled, and this 4K resolution camera is most certainly a worthy GoPro rival. At $349, it features a front 1.4in display for selfies, a rear 2.25in touchscreen, two microphones, the ability to live-stream footage via a companion smartphone app, waterproofing, up to 60 frames per second 4K resolution video, 8x slow-mo video in 1080p resolution, 12 megapixel photos, and voice-activated controls. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.
Videographer Guy Jones managed to get original Lumière Company footage of Paris, France during 1896-1900, and wanted to do some restoration work. So, instead of just cleaning up the artifacts, he added color, thanks to DeOldifty software, corrected the speed, and added a few authentic sound effects to really give people today a glimpse into the life of Parisians during those years. Read more for the clip and additional information.
Photo credit: Photo Rumors
The DJI Osmo Action has been leaked ahead of its official reveal later this week on May 15th. It’s speculated to feature a 1/2.3-inch Sony IMX377 12-megapixel CMOS image sensor and can record video at up to 4K @ 60fps and 120fps @ 1080p. The Ambarella H2 image processing chip include an image stabilization system and also comes equipped with a dual LCD display as well as a 145-degree capturing angle (f2.8) lens. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Photo credit: Davi Jr.
It’s not unusual to see a flock of birds while driving or as a passenger in a moving vehicle, but have you ever wondered what they would look like if filmed with a camera / smartphone in slow-motion? If so, then wonder no more, as Davi Junior from Brazil decided to find out using his iPhone from inside a moving car. As you can see from the screenshots above, they birds seem to be frozen in time. Read more for the clip and additional information.
Astronomers have stitched together the most detailed image yet of our evolving universe. The mosaic you see above consists of thousands of individual photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, or more than a quarter of a million galaxies, which is 30 times more than previous “deep field” photos. “The galaxies are scattered across time, from 550 million years ago to 13 billion years ago. Their light is just arriving at Earth now, after crossing space for billions of years,” said Garth Illingworth, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the leader of the team that created the image, to NBC News MACH. Read more for another image and additional information.
Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) researchers in Florida recently conducted a test with the 165-pound humanoid robot, known as “Atlas”, where it was tasked to walk across narrow terrain by using human-like control, perception and planning algorithms. It managed to walk across a balance beam using body control created using LIDAR, which pulsed a laser beam to measure the distance between objects. All of this data was then processed by the machine so it can step correctly on the narrow terrain. Read more for a selection of fascinating images from around the web.