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New camera tech can see 28 miles away, through smog and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: May 14, 2019 3:34 am

A new camera has been designed by researchers using photodetectors, something that is so advanced it can see up to 28 miles away (45km) as long as it is placed high enough off the ground as it will be capturing photos across Earth's curvature).




The new camera technology has been created by researchers out of the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai that is capable of snapping a photo some 28 miles away in a smog-filled urban environment. Technology Review reports that their technique "uses single-photon detectors combined with a unique computational imaging algorithm that achieves super-high-resolution images by knitting together the sparsest of data points".


Zheng-Ping Li and his team made the low-cost, compact camera technology that blends the worlds of laser imaging technologies and AI, with Lidar-based imaging technology capable of shooting photos 10 miles away by bouncing a laser on the subject, this new technology takes it to the next level. Whereas previous camera technology was limited to 2D images at up to 10 miles away, the new camera snaps 3D images at a record-breaking 28 miles away.

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Facebook teams with RED to build new camera for 3D VR video

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: May 2, 2018 3:32 am

RED might have seen better days with its failed relationship with AMD over the Radeon Pro SSG, but the camera giant has teamed with Facebook on a new "all-in-one" camera.




The new camera sounds impressive, where it offers six degrees of freedom (6DoF) for 3D and 360-degree video capture. RED will team up with Facebook's depth detection technology, while using RED's low-light performance to capture all of the 3D information in the scene, and not just the well-lit ones.


We don't know when this will happen, as RED and Facebook only announced the news without giving a proper date, but we should expect that you'll need a VR headset with 6DoF support. This means that you can't use VR headsets like the Oculus Go, and instead will need proper VR HMDs like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

RED unveils new 5K camera sensor, designed for OUTER SPACE

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Mar 29, 2018 5:50 pm

RED has just unveiled their new 5K Gemini sensor which fits inside of their new Epic-W camera, a new 5K shooter with dual-ISO mode that lets you switch between dynamic range and light sensitivity.



In the video above, RED explains: "Images exposed at ISO 3200 in low-light mode will be just as clean as images exposed at ISO 800 in the standard mode". RED unveiled the Gemini 5K sensor earlier this year, saying that it was designed with a specific use case - in outer space, and most people thought this was Elon Musk as RED teased it was for "a very special customer".



RED's new 5K sensor can shoot RAW 5K videos at up to 96FPS, and 2K videos at a huge 300FPS. The new RED Epic-W with Gemini 5K is available right now for $24,500 while RED says that it will be offering users an option to upgrade to current RED Epic-W 8K and Weapon Carbon Fiber owners in the near future.

RED and Foxconn working on cheaper, smaller 8K cameras

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Feb 14, 2018 3:33 am

Foxconn is preparing a big shake up of the high-end camera market, with news that the company is going to be making cheaper, smaller 8K cameras where they've teamed up with RED.




Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said: "We will make cameras that will shoot professional-quality films in 8K resolution but at only a third of current prices and a third of current camera sizes". We should expect a new 8K-capable camera at around $10,000 and then weighs less than a traditional DSLR.


The company is pushing itself from being a contract manufacturer of smartphones, into a market that is dominated by just a few in the manufacturing world. RED's cinema cameras have been used in some of the biggest TV shows and movies thanks to their more portable size and price, but shoot some of the most detailed and beautiful footage on the market.


We're talking about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Hobbit, and even Netflix series House of Cards. RED has always manufactured everything in the US, but the move over to China for Foxconn is a strange one. If Foxconn expanded their manufacturing bases into the US, maybe RED could come back and manufacture the new 8K cameras on US soil.

Samsung's rumored new camera: shoots 4K video at 120FPS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Feb 8, 2018 3:30 am

Samsung will sell millions and millions of its new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 smartphones this year, but the company could really shake up the camera market with its new Exynos 9810-powered camera.




A new leak teases that Samsung is testing a new high-end APS-C camera that's powered by one of its Exynos 8910 processors, with the tipster saying that the sensor inside of the camera is a 30.1-megapixel sensor with stacked (3-stack FRS) ISOCELL with Tetracell and dual-pixel AF.


This new sensor would shoot 6K 30FPS, 4K 120FPS, and even 1080p at 480FPS:


  • Full sensor (6720*4480) @ 30fps
  • 5376*3024 @ 60fps
  • 3840*2160 @ 120fps
  • 2688*1512 @ 240fps
  • 1920*1080 @ 480fps


The 4K 120FPS feature will reportedly be full sensor read-out, with 2.7K and 1080p with higher FPS at 2x2 pixel binning, and then down-sampling meaning that we could be looking at Samsung's new camera shooting 480FPS with the whole 30.1-megapixel sensor.

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Hasselblad's new camera snaps 400-megapixel photos

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Jan 19, 2018 4:49 am

Hasselblad might be a brand you don't hear much, but they're the company that made the cameras that the Apollo astronauts used to capture images on the moon all those years ago, and now they're back with a monstrous new camera.



The new Hasselblad H6D-400c MS has a strange name, and is the company's new medium-format digital camera that produces 100-megapixel photos with single exposure courtesy of its 53.4 x 40mm CMOS sensor. But when the camera is used in its multi-shot (or "pixel shift") capture feature, the images can be snapped at up to 400 megapixels, which is insane.


Inside, the G6D-400c MS can capture 4K video using Hasselblad's proprietary RAW video format, but also packs support for Wi-Fi, HDMI, and USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity. It also rocks dual media card slots, and an ISO range between 64 and 12,800.


All of this will cost a swift $59,000 or day rentals of around $500 when it ships in March.

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Samsung's new 360-degree camera requires 2 x GTX 1080 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Oct 19, 2017 5:24 am

Samsung has just announced its latest 360-degree camera, with 17 x 2-megapixel sensors inside of its new 360 Round camera.




The new 360 Round camera features the aforementioned 17 x 2-megapixel sensors, six microphones, and will create high-res 3D VR video. Samsung promises livestreaming 4K VR video at 30FPS, with software in between that will stitch together the video with next to no lag.


Samsung will be releasing their new 360 Round camera later this month in the US, but in order to get some post-processing done with it you're going to need a damn fast machine. At a minimum, you'll need a Core i7-6700K, 16GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. If you want to livestream and preview the 4K VR, you'll need a beefier Core i7-6950X (10C/20T), 32GB of RAM, and 2 x GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.

GoPro Hero 6 Black should shoot 4K at 60FPS, costs $499

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Sep 18, 2017 4:18 am

GoPro isn't the only action camera company on the market, with multiple competitors on the market with just as powerful - and sometimes better featured action cameras, with some of them being much cheaper.




How can GoPro compete with that? With their new GoPro Hero 6 Black, of course. There are some unofficial pictures of the new Hero 6 Black online, teasing that GoPro's new action camera shoots 4K video at 60FPS, as well as super slow motion 240FPS video at 1080p.


GoPro is saidti be pricing the new Hero 6 Black at $499, with an announce/release date of September 28 - not far away at all. One of the standout tidbits about Hero 6 Black is that GoPro is reportedly using their own custom processor, GP1. This is a big move for GoPro, because since some of the first Hero cameras used processors from Ambarella.


We will report about the Hero 6 the minute that GoPro announces it on September 28... but the main question is: will you be getting one? Another question I have is: do you use an action camera, and if so: what is it?

Razer debuts Chroma-based RGB LED strips for desktop PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Aug 7, 2017 6:33 am

Razer already has its Chroma lighting system, showing off its beautiful RGB LED goodness that syncs your RGB LEDs between gaming mice, keyboards, and mousepads - oh and even laptops, and a cup holder.



Well now, Razer has unveiled their new Chroma Hardware Development Kit that uses Chroma-compatible LED light strips that you can add to your gaming PC, or behind your displays and the sides of your desk. The results? Absolutely GORGEOUS.




Razer is selling the full Chroma Hardware Development Kit for $79.99 - currently sold out, which normally includes the base module, and 4 x lighting channels and 2 x LED strips. You can buy additional LED strips with a 2-pack costing $29.99.

Corsair's Commander Pro controls all case fans, lighting

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: May 24, 2017 8:07 am

Corsair has just unveiled its upcoming Commander Pro system controller, something that will take care of all of your RGB LED lightstrip controllers and fans.



The new Commander Pro is a little black box that requires a SATA power connector, along with a USB 2.0 internal header for data.




Corsair's Commander Pro can handle four temperature sensors, six PWN fans, two LED lightstrips, and two more USB 2.0 internal headers.

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