GoPro’s latest Hero9 action camera has much more 5K video for shooting those iconicaction sports videos in mind, thanks to a new front facing camera and the ability to use it as a webcam. But there’s also a new ultra wide lens mod that means one thing … interchangable lenses are finally coming to the Hero line.
By James DeRuvo
There’s been talk of a new professional grade mirrorless camera on the horizon from Canon, and it promises to shoot stills at up to 20fps in burst mode, plus 8K 30p video. But is the EOS R-5 the latest in Canon’s new initiative, or just another rumor based on a prototype sighting?
When it comes to out of the box thinking from a camera gear company, nothing flares up my gear acquisition syndrome (GAS) more than Edelkrone. The company is notoriously disruptive with unique, yet compact designs that offer filmmakers a low footprint with high performance. And now, with the JibONE, Edelkrone is taking that same kind of out of the box thinking to the JIB arm by introducing motion control into the mix.
by James DeRuvo
When you hear the name Manfrotto, you instantly think of professional grade tripods and fluid heads that have set the standard for photography and videography over the last 50 years. But now you can add media cards to that, as the company is going head to head with Sony with a tough line of SD and CF media cards.
Well, after a few days downtime dealing with “convention crud” from CES, I’m back in the saddle and am ready to share this fun gadget from KesslerCrane, which will enable you to use the batteries from any DeWalt Cordless tool to power your camera, lights, or even charge your mobile devices. It’s called the Mag Max 3A and it could be your next best friend on, or off, the set.
Day 3 of CES still finds plenty of cameras to see, including a modular action camera from Insta360 that could actually challenge GoPro’s dominance in the ACam space. If they can get their software locked down. Then, Nikon finally shows off the long overdue successor to their D750 full frame camera, the D780. But is it just a Z6 with a mirror in the way? And there’s a $250 LED Lighting kit that may be all you need if you’re a beginning filmmaker.
Day Two of CES2020 is here and I was wondering just what one company would have in store … RAZER. Known for their out of the box designs, this computer hardware company has come up with a modular PC that users can build easily in a matter of minutes. Meanwhile, Panasonic has showed off a trio of ultra compact 4K camcorders, and Canon’s 1DX Mk. III may prove that the DSLR isn’t dead. YET.