Logitech has been on top of the webcam game for years now, and it looks like it will continue that lead with their new Brio 4K Pro webcam.
Logitech's new Brio 4K Pro webcam is capable of streaming 4K HDR directly onto the internet, and it shoots real 4K - so we have 4096x2160, versus 3840x2160 that we have on TVs and monitors right now.
Comparing Logitech's new Brio 4K Pro webcam against some of their competitors like Razer's new Stargazer and Logitech's own C922, both of them shoot 1080p. Logitech's latest webcam is capable of streaming 4K video at 30FPS, or 1080p 60FPS if you want something smoother.
Logitech's new Brio 4K Pro webcam also has 5x digital zoom, Windows Hello facial recognition support, and HDR support - which won't be used that much, as there are not many 4K HDR monitors on the market right now.
Logitech is selling its new Brio 4K Pro webcam for $199.99.
One of the most successful parts of Sony is its mobile camera division market, with the company having their sensors in many flagship smartphones - but their new one? Yeah, it's going to be even better.
Sony has been teasing a new sensor that will be capable of capturing 1000FPS at 1080p, which allows you to slow the video down 64x. In the current smartphone camera sensors, there is no mechanical shutter, which is why we have that horizontal scrolling effect when panning quickly, or with fast-moving objects.
A new layer of DRAM has been added to Sony's new camera sensors, directly into the camera sensor - something that will let the sensor process and buffer frames at a much quicker rate, resulting in a higher frame rates. This will reduce the horizontal scrolling effect, resulting in smoother video.
We should expect Sony's new camera sensor to be inside of Apple's new iPhone X smartphone - well, at least I expect it to be, and upcoming flagship smartphones from Samsung next year, or maybe the Galaxy Note 8 later this year.
CES 2017 - In a move that is so Razer-worthy, the company has revealed Project Ariana, a unique device that essentially opens up a doorway to a scintillating world of color in your gaming space.
RGB lighting is everywhere today; OEMs are slapping LED strips and effects onto RAM, motherboards, fans and even audio headsets. But what if you could add RGB lighting effects into your entire room? Razer's new Project Ariana is the answer to this particular scenario: it's a high-def video projector that uses an ultra-wide fish-eye lens to project Chroma's 16.8 million different colors and lighting effects onto a given space.
The Chroma effects are actually powered by the games you play. Using Razer's Chroma Module API, developers can basically sync up the RGB lighting and effects to the game itself, making Chroma-enabled devices pulse to the rhythm of any specific game sequences. Games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Overwatch, and Shadow Warrior 2 support the API, and hardware OEMs like Lenovo, Lian-Li, NZXT and Antec have signed up to help make these environments come alive.
GoPro has announced the latest member in their action camera family, with the introduction of the new Hero5 Black.
The new Hero5 Black is the most powerful and easy-to-use GoPro ever, according to the company, with the Hero5 Black capable of shooting 4K at 30FPS and 12MP still images. Both of which can be shot in either RAW or WDR (wide dynamic range), as well as capture distortion-free wide-angle photos with a new linear-view setting.
GoPro also adds that the audio recording on the Hero5 Black is improved, courtesy of a new triple microphone array. There's now an integrated 2-inch LCD touchscreen on the back with improved controls, voice control, and support for seven languages. We also have a built-in GPS for geotagging, electronic image stabilization, and it's waterproof to around 33 feet (10m) without the need of a separate waterproof case.
Panasonic has just unveiled its new monster GH5 camera, a worthy successor to the already incredible value for money GH4 camera that provided some of the best footage on the internet - just look at Dimitry's godlike skills at HWC.
Onto the new Panasonic GH5, which features an 18-megapixel sensor and the ability of shooting 4K at 60FPS and a futureproof 6K at 30FPS. Not only that, but the new Micro Four Third lenses arrive in a wide 8-18mm, standard 12-60mm, tele 50-200mm, with all the of the lenses at f/2.8. We also have 8MP burst photos at 60FPS, and 10-bit 4:2:2 ready.
There's no pricing on the 6K-capable Panasonic GH5, but the camera is expected to drop in the first half of 2017.
GoPro has an instant threat in Garmin, with Garmin announcing its new Virb Ultra 30 action camera, which features everything the GoPro does, and more.
Garmin's new Yirb Ultra 30 shoots 4K video at 30FPS, has a built-in LCD touchscreen, and incredible 3-axis stabilization. The list doesn't end, with the Yirb Ultra 30 capable of livestreaming to YouTube, as well as voice commands where you can start recording by saying "Okay Garmin, start recording". There's GPS capabilities, as well as other sensors that will display how fast, far, and high your movements are - right into the video if you want.
GoPro might have the action camera market right now, but we all know how quickly things can change with a capable competitor with a product that's cheaper, and possibly just as capable.
Chinese giant Xiaomi has announced that it's upcoming Yi 4K action camera will cost just $249.99 while its competitor in the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition costs $499.99 - double the asking price from Xiaomi and its Yi 4K action camera. Xiaomi provides an LCD screen on its Yi 4K action camera, something the HERO4 Black Edition lacks, but is included on the Silver Edition.
Xiaomi's new Yi 4K action camera has a 1300mAh battery that's good for 2 hours of 4K 30FPS recording, which is pretty damn good considering the HERO4 Black Edition isn't capable of recording more than an hour at the same 4K30 standard. Xiaomi is offering a bundle package with a selfie stick and Bluetooth remote, which will cost $30 more at $279 total.
We all know 360-degree and VR cameras are the new thing, but HumanEyes Technologies has just unveiled a flashy new camera known as Vuze.
Vuze rocks 8 x 1080p camera, two on each side with a 120-degree horizontal/180-degree vertical field of view. When it all works together, Vuze captures 360-degree video at 4K 30FPS. Better yet, you can control Vuze through the Android and iOS applications for Vuze.
The company will be providing post production software that will be capable of near real-time processing that will allow Vuze owners to process a 60-second clip in less than a minute. HumanEyes also has some footage on their YouTube page, but the video stitching isn't perfect, something the company says it's working on right now. What about price? How does $799 sound? For $799, you'll get the Vuze, a VR headset, mini tripod, and Vuze Studios. Vuze Studios is the company's VR production and editing software.
Facebook is reportedly working on its own standalone camera app, alongside its own live video app platform. The company is hoping people will create, and share more content, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Their sources also say that the app will have two standout features: still photos, and the ability to broadcast live video, quickly. Thanks to video/picture sharing services like Snapchat, Facebook is wanting to jump into the same pool, and it makes complete sense.
Facebook already has plenty of apps and services for sharing photos and videos, acquiring the likes of Instagram. Facebook is reportedly seeing original content, like status updates and other personal sharing, is on the decline - so this new injection of competition against Snapchat could work. The social network says that the amount of sharing done in your News Feed is at "similar to levels in prior years".
GoPro has unleashed pre-orders of its Omni camera, the company's first foray into consumer VR cameras, at a cost of $5000.
The GoPro Omni does rock 6 x GoPro Hero4 Black Edition cameras, synched together to create what I'm sure is going to be a new wave of VR content. Omni is headed directly into the wave that is competition, especially against Google, as it has been using YouTube to deliver VR content to the masses over the last year or two.
GoPro Omni is capable of shooting 7K in the 4:3 aspect ratio, which will see the Omni shooting 7940x3970 at 30FPS or 25FPS. You can shoot at 5338x2819 at 60FPS, as well as 50FPS, too.