In 2006, Google purchased YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars. Today, more than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. The popularity of streaming video ranks the medium among the most dominant media outlets in the world. Of course, YouTube is just one provider, but was among the first to inspire content creators and audiences alike by empowering anyone—with a few simple tools—to upload... READ MORE
The ikan FLY-X3 is a handheld, 3-axis electronic gimbal designed to give the camera operator the independence of handheld shooting without camera vibration or shake. Powered by three brushless motors, the gimbal has the ability to keep cameras level on all axes as the camera operator moves the camera.
Electronic gimbals have come a long way over the last few years, thanks to the rising... READ MORE
On the surface, Convergent Design’s Odyssey7 is a high-quality, 7.7" 1280 x 800 OLED monitor with a touchscreen interface that delivers true blacks, accurate colors, and comes packed with a full set of... READ MORE
We live in an age where smaller, lighter, and faster applies to everything we do, from our phones to our computers, from our audio listening devices to our video games, and even to our camcorders. They even have their own category—action cams—and you can buy them to fit... READ MORE
Rokinon continues to impress with the production of durable, metal-barrel prime lenses in a range of focal lengths, and has recently been releasing more and more lenses specifically geared toward digital filmmaking. The most recent announcements include a full-frame-compatible, fast-aperture 50mm, and a 12mm fisheye photo lens, as well as a 12mm fisheye for the company’s DS Cine lens line. ... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker presents an overview of the Canon PowerShot G7 X digital camera, and focuses on its unique attributes relating to speed, image quality, and handling. The video begins with an introduction to the DIGIC 6 image processor and 1" 20.2MP CMOS sensor, along... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker presents an overview of the Sony Alpha a5100 mirrorless digital camera and covers its performance and imaging capabilities, along with a comparison to other current Sony mirrorless cameras. The video begins with an introduction to some of the camera's specifications, including its 24.3MP... READ MORE
Happy Halloween! It felt like a spooky week, as the camera world was fairly quiet when it came to new product announcements. The calm before the holiday storm? Regardless, there is some cool new stuff out on the market for you to check out!
This week in the news:
PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2014
The Photo District News PhotoPlus Expo is under way this week and weekend in New York City (just a few... READ MORE
Over the years, Tascam recorders have found themselves right at home in the rigs of both amateur and professional filmmakers and sound people alike, thanks to their versatility and forward-thinking features. In that tradition, the company has announced the... READ MORE
With PhotoPlus just a few short blocks from B&H, I was lucky enough to get out of the office and spend a few hours walking the exhibition floor. As always, I found a multitude of exciting products. Here are a few that I found to be interesting.
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The Manfrotto Befree is a 3.0 lb tripod/ball head combo with four leg sections and a rapid column that rises to a combined height of 56.69”, folds down to 15.75” and can support still or video cameras weighing up to 8.8 lb. The Befree is an easy choice for hikers,... READ MORE
Nikon has been busier than ever during the past 2 years, releasing a total of 9 full-frame DSLRs. Less than three months after the release of the D810, Nikon rolled out the D750, with a mid-range 24.3 MP sensor, 51-point autofocus system, 6.5 frame-per-second continuous... READ MORE
For many computer users, the quest for a computer that does it all and takes the creative process a step further is like Dr. Frankenstein trying to discover the secret of life. From the engineers at HP, by combining parts of an all-in-one desktop computer, interactive display, digitizer tablet, and a 3D scanner, the company has created its own technological Frankenstein’s monster, the... READ MORE