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Canon Unveils Dual 8K 3D VR Lens

Developed to work with Canon’s R5 mirrorless camera to create immersive 8K VR video, the RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens features side-by-side L-series optics positioned 60 mm apart to deliver lifelike 3D through a compatible VR headset. Using the camera’s 45-MP full-frame sensor, it captures a simultaneous dual image, converting into a single image at up to 8K DCI 30p. This lens will be on sale by late December.

Sick Shot: GoPro Unveils HERO10 Black

Action cam innovators GoPro just dropped their new flagship device. The HERO10 Black is powered by an upgraded processor, the all-new GP2, enabling it to capture 5.3K resolution video at up to 60 frames per second with 4K quality maxing-out 120 FPS. For insane slo-mo, 2.7K video goes to 240 FPS. HyperSmooth 4.0 technology improves stabilization and still image size is 23.6 MP with 3D noise reduction. Available now.

Optimize Your iPhone for Image-Making with Fjorden

Fjorden is a tool that makes the most of your iPhone’s camera. It’s a comfy camera grip that not only feels right, it offers DSLR-like controls so you never miss the shot. Unlike the phone’s internal controls, Fjorden responds like a real camera. It features a 2-stage shutter button, custom control dial, multi-function button, and a zoom lever. All together, they give you unrivaled creative control. A funded Kickstarter.

Shimoda Built an Even Better Adventure Photo Pack

Purpose-built for hauling a camera safely & securely in extreme environments, Shimoda’s Explore V2 pack is an updated & upgraded version of their original. Sized for carry-on, it features padded & removable internal organization, TSA-friendly locks, padded laptop storage, and a host of pro-grade features for unquestionable function in the field. Another funded Kickstarter.

Nikon Z fc Blends Classic Looks with Today’s Tech

The latest addition to Nikon’s compact mirrorless lineup is the Z fc, which, if the aesthetics don’t make it obvious enough, stands for “film camera.” Oddly, it happens to capture your images on a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor, not film. Digital not chemical! The nostalgic design also extends to its manual control set. An ISO range is 100-51,200, so yeah, a bit more dynamic than film, too. And it’s not just for stills, the fc captures 4K motion at up to 30fps and it’s compatible with all Nikon’s DX/APS-C lenses.

The MOZA Slypod Pro is for Content Creators

The MOZA Slypod Pro packs a lot of function into a slim, lightweight piece of camera gear. It’s a 3-in-1 electric monopod that also functions as a slider & jib arm for endless creativity and cinematic effects. A dedicated app allows remote control and programmable motion for shots like dramatic time-lapse & panning dolly movements. A funded Kickstarter.

Panasonic Introduces LUMIX BGH1 Mirrorless 4K Camera

Designed to capture cinematic 4K video, the Lumix BGH1 is a little guy, a mirrorless, micro 4/3rds box camera optimized for expandability and versatility. The camera’s small size makes it ideal for intimate shoots & easy portability but belies its impressive abilities. It features a 10.2MP sensor and in addition to 10-bit 4K, it can also capture broadcast-ready Hybrid Log Gamma. Ports include: 2 UHS-II SD card slots, 1 USB-C 3.1, & 1 HDMI output. Wi-fi & bluetooth enable seamless connectivity including networking multiple cameras for simultaneous shooting. Available in December.

DJI’s New Gimbals Smooth Everything Out

DJI just debuted two gimbal stabilizers: the Ronin RS 2 and smaller Ronin RSC 2. The prosumer 3-axis S 2 model can support a dynamic payload of up to 10-pounds, delivering cinematic stability with upgraded motors and a lighter-weight design. The SC 2 is designed for compact mirrorless rigs. Both feature DJI’s new Titan Stabilization Algorithm, a predictive technology to make your stabilized shots even smoother.

Shoot Steady with DJI’s OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer

Drone-maker DJI dropped a couple letters from its OSMO line of gimbals rebranding it as OM. The OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer is the latest & greatest. The foldable design features a simple & secure magnetic attachment for your phone and offers 3-axis stabilization with pro features like Gesture Control & ActiveTrack 3.0 as well as a range of preset shooting modes for time & motions lapse, slo-mo, Dynamic Zoom, and more. Ships with a wrist strap and a protective, compact carry case.

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Pixii Rangefinder Balances Tech & Technique

Designed to mimic the feel of manual rangefinder photography in a compact digital camera, the Pixii A series combines classic function—manual controls, Leica M-mount compatibility, and no LCD display panel. Instead it connects with your smartphone, allowing that to be your screen, with an app that allows for easy editing & sharing. It features a 12-megapixel APC-S CMOS sensor and 8GB of on-board SSD image storage.

Canon Introduces R5 & R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

With the release of the EOS R5 and EOS R6, Canon is giving its full-frame mirrorless lineup a serious reboot. The R5 boasts an all-new Canon-made 45MP CMOS sensor and a Digic X processor, enabling 8K RAW video capture at up to 30p, 4K at up to 120p, and still images at up to 20fps. The R6 is equipped with a 20.1MP CMOS sensor enabling 4k capture at up to 60p & crispy slow-mo in 1080/120p. Both feature Canon’s 5-axis image stabilization. Pre-order is open now.

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The Lumix G100 is Vlog-Ready

With its 180º articulating LCD display, the Lumix G100 mirrorless camera is optimized for vloggers and content creators. It features an electronic viewfinder nearly 3X brighter than its G90 predecessor, an auto-selfie function when the screen is flipped to the front, and media-friendly video feature that lets you film for YouTube or Instagram with easily adjustable aspect ratios & in-camera clip editing. It’s also compatible with the brand’s whole line of interchangeable lenses. Available late July in two different configurations.

Sony’s 4K ZV-1 Camera is Built To Vlog

Optimized for the demands of vloggers & mobile 4K content creators, Sony’s compact ZV-1 is similar in design to the brand’s popular RX100 but offers smart, self-shooter tech like Background Defocus and Product Showcase that highlight foreground subjects with the touch of a one-button control. There’s also an improved on-camera three-microphone array with a wind guard, a front-facing recording indicator & Sony’s multi-interface shoe for attaching lights, other mics & accessories.

Mavic Introduces Safer, Smarter Air 2 DJI Drone

Similar in size and design to its pocketable predecessor, Mavic’s new Air 2 DJI drone is smarter than all that have come before it. New object avoidance technology called the Advanced Pilot Assistance System 3.0 ensures that the Air 2 will be much better at automatically avoiding obstacles in its path. It also has Air Sense technology, which works with the FAA’s surveillance relay signals to keep the drone from causing mid-air collisions with other aircraft. On top of the safety features, automated flight path tech and a larger optical sensor mean your 4K footage & 48MP photos will look better than ever.

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Ecobee Introduces Alexa-Equipped Smart Camera

The latest indoor security camera from Ecobee is highlighted by its smooth, streamlined design and the convenience of voice-control. It gives you a crystal clear view of your interior space, offering 1080p HD video with a 180º field of view as well as Alexa built-in and seamless support with Apple HomeKit, night vision, two-way talk, and stores a 14-day video history with the brand’s Haven home monitoring as an add-on service.

Fujifilm’s Mirrorless X-T4 Will Give You A Steady Shot

The latest addition to Fujifilm’s ever-advancing & popular-for-a-reason range of mirrorless cameras, is the X-T4. While it features the same (outstanding) 26.1-MP sensor and X-Processor as its peers in the lineup, this new model boasts in-body image stabilization, a redesigned mechanical shutter with up to 15fps continuous shooting capability, and a more powerful battery. The X-T4 is also equipped with a vlog-friendly touchscreen that can be rotated 180-degrees to the front. The new battery allows you to blast off up 600 photos before it needs a recharge. Available Spring 2020.

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The Fujifilm X100V Looks Classic But It’s All New

The latest iteration of Fujifilm’s popular rangefinder-style X100 digital camera is the X100V. Its full-frame mirrorless sensor was upgraded to a larger 26-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor. It also got a quad-core X-Processor 4 CPU, upgraded 23mm lens, improved weather resistance features, a flip-out LCD screen, 30 FPS continuous shooting & 4K video capability. Available later this month.

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