ARRI has announced the ALEXA Mini, a cube-shaped camera with all of the horsepower of an ALEXA in a much smaller carbon fibre casing. Pros looking for ultimate high-end equipment for use with drones, MoVis and other portable shooting solutions should see this as a strong alternative to the RED EPIC.
Nikon today announced a variation on the flagship D810 DSLR, the D810A, a model optimized for astrophotography and other scientific applications. The camera, featuring a modified infrared cut filter, is designed to capture celestial bodies in all of their glory.
As was rumored as recently as last week, GoPro has rolled out update v02.00.00 for Black and Silver HERO4 cameras. As suspected, this update gives the HERO4 Black impressive 720p at 240 frames per second.
With every new GoPro release we have come to expect better, faster, wider, more dynamic and generally cooler footage and features out of the little camera system. Well, the gumshoes at Gizmodo got their gloves on a firmware-updated GoPro capable of shooting smooth as silk HD at 240 frames per second, and the results are stunning.
Blackmagic Design today rolled out Blackmagic Camera Utility 2.0, an update to camera firmware for their entire camera lineup, save for the Blackmagic Design 4K Production Camera. In the announcement they also rolled out Blackmagic Desktop Video 10.3.5, an update to their desktop video software for the DeckLink 4K Extreme and the UltraStudio 4K.
All Videomaker footage from CES 2015 was shot with equipment from BorrowLenses.com.
The Zano Nano Drone won our best gadget of CES 2015. Shooting in 1080p @60fps to an on board Micro SD card or via wifi to a mobile device in 720p @30fps.
Excellence in an action camera, Sony continues to show commitment to making their camera better. In the FDR-X1000V they’ve included 4K recording at 3840x2160 and 30 frames per second. At the respectable 720p, it can shoot 240fps.
We seen drones, we’ve seen remote shutters and now at CES, we’ve seen the ZANO, a nano drone. It’s small, with four tiny propellers, an onboard flash and Wi-Fi module, and could pass as a Transformer toy.
Cameras from Sony get smaller. This is a trend that we’ve seen at CES for quite some time, and the smaller they get, the more features per square inch a user gets. Speaking of inches, the back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensors on both the HDR-AS200V and the FDR-X100V are 1/2.3-inches, that’s bigger than many camcorders.