The YouTube Policy team has announced that they have staffed up in an effort to reduce the impact that mistaken video takedowns have on YouTubers. This comes on the heels of a grass-roots effort to get YouTube to improve the enforcement of their own community guidelines.
Sony today announced their newest 4K camcorder, the PXW-Z150. The camcorder features a stacked 1.0-type Exmor sensor for enhanced low-light performance and 4K recording capabilities. This, along with its compact form factor and multiple file transfer options, sets up the Z150 for fast-paced run-and-gun, ENG or documentary productions.
Last night, Nikon announced the new DL Premium Series of compact cameras, which includes three models: the DL24-85, DL18-50 and DL24-500. All three sport 20.8-megapixel (CX-format) 1-inch BSI CMOS sensors and new EXPEED 6A image processors, promising impressive noise reduction and and low-light performance. 4K UHD recording, high-speed Autofocus (AF) and new Nikon SnapBridge connectivity round out the feature set.
Samsung announced Saturday their new Gear 360 camera, which rounds out their ecosystem of VR and 360-degree video offerings. This marks the first instance of a company with plans for offering the entire suite of VR products — phone, headset and camera. While light on details, Samsung's plan smells Apple-esque.
Today Ricoh announced the new PENTAX K-1 full-frame DSLR. The full frame CMOS sensor has 36.4 effective megapixels and as well the K-1 has a weather-sealed and dustproof body. Shooting Full 1080 HD video, Dual SD card slots and the ability to switch between APS-C and Full Frame shooting.
Last night, Canon announced the new EOS 80D Digital SLR camera. The 80D offers a new autofocus system, 24.2 megapixels and a touchscreen. Additionally, they’re introducing a new lens, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. The lens is intended to be a high-speed autofocusing lens with quiet and smooth zoom for video.
GoPro’s stock is tanking. It’s currently sitting at $10.50; that’s 88% below its peak back in 2014. Even though they’re still market leaders by a wide margin, it’s becoming increasingly clear that GoPro is a one-trick pony.
Today in New York City, Videomaker saw the introduction of Sony’s new a6300 — with what they claim is the world’s fastest autofocus. A mirrorless camera with a 24.2 MP APS-C sensor, the Sony a6300 shoots 4K video internally and boasts the ability to lock focus in just 0.05 seconds with its 425 phase detection AF points.