Cameras News - Page 1
Sony has just announced its flagship Alpha 1 camera, which the company proudly says is "the most technologically advanced, innovative camera".
Sony's new Alpha 1 camera rocks a new 50.1-megapixel full-frame sensor, and can shoot 8K 30FPS and even 4K 120FPS videos all day long. If you want to shoot fast-moving objects like sports and action photographers, the 50.1-megapixel sensor lets Alpha 1 owners shoot "up to 155 full-frame compressed RAW images or 165 full-frame JPEG images at up to 30 frames per second with the electronic shutter while maintaining full AF and AE tracking performance".
The new Sony Alpha 1 camera features a high-resolution OLED electronic viewfinder with a refresh rate of 240Hz, pretty baller for a mirrorless camera. Sony claims this is a world first, and it is a big one. There's some next level Eye AF that focuses perfectly on people, pets and birds.
Canon launched its own CE-SAT-1 satellite into space, packing onto it a modified Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera on it, and is now letting people take photos with it.
The company has opened up an interactive website where you can take control of its CE-SAT-1 satellite and snap simulated photos of locations like New York City for example. The website will let you snap photos of multiple places, showing you the location and altitude of the image.
It will use pre-captured imagery, which means you aren't actually taking live photos from space -- so I don't really get what Canon is trying to show us here. Canon is, I guess, trying to illustrate to us what the satellite can do and what time of image quality it is capable of capturing.
You can check out the website here.
Sony teased its Airpeak last year, but now the company has just fully unveiled its first-ever drone at the all-virtual CES 2021 this week. Check out Sony's new Airpeak drone:
The new Airpeak is the smallest drone that is capable of mounting a full DSLR camera, with Sony saying that its Airpeak is "capable of dynamic filming and precise, stable flight" with the heavy DSLR camera attached. Sony isn't aiming at casual users with Airpeak, but more so professionals.
Sony President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida explained that its new Airpeak drone infuses both AI and robotics, which "enables video creators to explore new frontiers for visual expression". Sony adds that it already has a huge array of cameras ready for Airpeak, adding that with "Sony's Alpha camera, stable dynamic remote shooting is possible".
Intel is expanding its family of RealSense products with the introduction of RealSense ID, a new product that was designed to give machines depth perception capabilities.
RealSense ID is an on-device solution that packs an active depth sensor, adds in some of that magic machine learning, and will spool it all around into Intel's push for facial recognition. Intel says that RealSense ID is capable of adapting to the physical features on users' faces, including features like facial hair and glasses -- right down to working in lighting conditions for people "with a wide range of heights or complexions".
Intel head of product management and marketing Joel Hagberg explained: "We've done extensive data collection of all ethnicities from Asia, Europe, Middle East Africa. We were very careful to ensure that we have all ethnicities covered".
Fox Sports is going for more cinematic feel in its matches it seems, with a recent match seeing operator Mike Smole using what he calls a "poor man's Steadicam" for some of the cinematic shots below:
The rig itself is nicknamed the "Megalodon" consisting of a Sony A7R IV, Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens, DJI Ronin-S gimbal, a field monitor and a 1080p wireless transmitter. The rig costs around $10,000 but that is miles cheaper than a broadcast camera and full Steadicam rig.
The micro-HDMI port on the Sony A7R VI is outputting 1080p, so Fox Sports color corrected the signal live in order to match the broadcast camera
Ring has unveiled its new Always Home Cam, a new autonomous drone that will lift up from its dock and fly around your house in case someone breaks in -- recording it all on-the-fly. Check it out:
The new Always Home Cam can be remotely enabled, and fly around your house when you're out and about -- and once it's done it will fly back and float down into its dock to recharge.
Ring will be selling its new Always Home Cam for $249, and will ship it next year. It all seems like it's out of an episode of Black Mirror, with Ring founder and "chief inventor" Jamie Siminoff explaining that the company spent 2 years developing the Always Home Cam saying that it was an "obvious product that was very hard to build".
Sony is gearing up for the launch of its next-gen A7S III camera, with the company confirming that it will be making the official debut of its new camera on July 28 at 10AM EDT.
What do we know about the new Sony A7S III camera? We are to expect a "complete redesign of the whole system, including the image sensor" according to Kenji Tanaka, Senior General Manager of Sony's Digital Imaging Group during an interview earlier this year with DPReview.
As for what's inside of the new A7S III camera, we're to expect a new 12-megapixel sensor that will have 15 stops of dynamic range, a super high resolution electronic viewfinder, and a new cooling system. The cooling system will see the Sony A7S III sustain long sessions of video recording, unlike the current A7S II.
Blackmagic has just unveiled its new Ursa Mini Pro 12K camera, the new crown jewel in its family of cameras and boy does it have some industry leading features.
The new Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 12K packs a huge 80-megapixel 12,288 x 6480 (12K) sensor that is capable of shooting native 12K footage at 60FPS. Not just that, but the new Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 12K can shoot 8K video at 110FPS, and 4K video at 220FPS.
There's an interchangeable lens mount, and dual UHS-II SD card slots (I'm sure you're going to need a lot of them in order to shoot 12K 60FPS video).
Canon is one of the biggest makers of DSLR cameras in the world, and it currently has a new app that launched called the EOS Webcam Utility Beta app. Anyone who has a Canon DSLR camera and needs a webcam for business or keeping in touch with family and friends can use the app to turn their DSLR into a very high-quality webcam. The new app is particularly welcome during the coronavirus pandemic as webcams can be hard to find.
The new EOS Webcam Utility Beta app will be appealing to owners of both new and old Canon DSLR cameras. While the newer cameras have HDMI outputs, additional software is still required to capture and stream live video. In some instances, capture cards are also needed.
The EOS Webcam Utility Beta eliminates the need for any additional hardware for compatible cameras. Only certain cameras are supported but the list is long.
Raspberry Pi has a new product for tinkerers to integrate into their builds called the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera. The camera add-on uses a 12.3-megapixel Sony IMX477 sensor. The camera is designed to accept CS-mount lenses, and with the supplied adapter, it will also fit C-mount lenses.
Raspberry Pi notes that the CGL 6 mm CS-mount and the 16mm C-mount lenses are examples of third-party products that are compatible with the High Quality Camera. The lens mount is made from milled aluminum for durability, and the camera has an optional tripod mount. The sensor is 7.9 mm diagonal and can output RAW/12/10/8 and COMP8 formats.
The focus is adjustable between 12.5 mm and 22.4 mm. The High Quality Camera has an integrated IR cut filter and a 200 mm long ribbon cable to connect to the Raspberry Pi developer board. The IR filter is removable to enable IR sensitivity, but that modification is irreversible. The camera should provide users with a new way to get high-quality photos using various Raspberry Pi build possibilities.