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 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 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 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.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now out, with a new behind the scenes video detailing how director James Gunn used the incredible Red 8K Weapon camera.
The team used Red's new 8K Weapon camera for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it shows, it's an incredibly vibrant and highly detailed result. They could use the Red 8K Weapon camera for handheld close ups, or weird angles and rigs - versus an IMAX camera that is a mammoth beast in comparison.
I've personally seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in IMAX recently, down here in Melbourne, Australia - and I wondered how the movie looked so utterly gorgeous. I knew IMAX quality was great, as I've seen plenty of flicks in IMAX (including Interstellar in 70mm IMAX which was freakin' mind blowing) - but Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is one of the best-looking movies out there - and now we know why: Red's 8K Weapon camera.
Sony is going on the offensive in the camera market, launching its new Alpha A9 camera - the most expensive, feature-rich mirrorless camera yet.
Sony's new A9 snapper features a full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, a first ever, where speed - and not resolution, is king. Sony has its Alpha 7R II camera and its huge 42.4-megapixel sensor, but Sony opted for a 24.2-megapixel sensor on the A9. Alpha A9 can shoot up to 241 RAW, full-frame images at 20FPS - courtesy of Sony making the A9 up to 20x faster at processing speeds over previous models.
There's also a 693-point focal plane phase detection autofocus that is capable of 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second.
Facebook seems to be going all-in with 360-degree camera technology, announcing its new x24 and x6 cameras during its F8 developer conference. The new x24 and x6 are 360-degree cameras with 24 cameras and 6 cameras, respectively.
Facebook wanted to provide better VR experiences with 360-degree video, so these new rigs will help shoot the most immersive 360-degree content yet. The new x24 rocks 24 cameras, and looks absolutely huge - but the new Surround 360 entry won't be sold by Facebook. Instead, the social network will be licensing out its new x24 and x6 designs to a "select group of commercial partners". Thermal imaging camera giant FLIR worked with Facebook on the x24 camera, while Facebook made the x6 prototype in-house.
But what makes these new 360-degree cameras stand out from the pack? Well, they feature the elusive 6DoF that VR and 360-degree content producers have been pushing for a while now, so instead of feeling like you're being yanked out of The Matrix each time you look around in a 360-degree/VR video, you'll be able to tilt your head forwards/backwards, and even up and down. You can walk around a 360-degree video or photo shot on the new x24 and x6 cameras, versus just looking at a spherical photo displayed in 360 degrees, or VR.
Canon is taking to the skies with its new PD6E2000-AW-CJ1 drone, a six-rotor drone that has been designed to use Canon's high-end ME20F-SH camera into search and rescue operations, reports Engadget.
Canon's new PD6E2000-AW-CJ1 drone isn't radically different from other professional drones from DJI, but Canon wins in the camera department for low-light emergency situations thanks to the huge 4 million ISO. The new drone is also weather proof, and features a two-axis gimbal that can take 10kg of weight.
The drone costs $20,000 - but don't worry, your rewards points will be happy with the additional $20,000 required for the ME20F-SH camera as well.
Corsair has just unveiled their new Lighting Node Pro kit, which includes 4 x RGB LED strips, and the Node Pro controller - giving you total control over the look of your gaming PC.
The control provides the ability of adjusting both the color and the animation of the lights, while the strips have adhesive and magnetic mounting hardware - thank you, Corsair! Corsair lets you control each strip individually, with the ability of adjusting the lighting setup, while the controller itself plugs into an internal USB 2.0 header.
Corsair makes it easier for you to throw in 6 of their RGB LED fans, but this isn't included - requiring a separate hub. The entire kit is run through Corsair LINK, and inside you'll find:
- Node Pro controller
- 4 x 16-inch (41cm) lightstrips (10 lights per strip)
- 4 x extension cables for lightstrips
- 2 x fan hub adapater cables
- 1 x power cable
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.