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The StabCam stabilizer works with GoPro mounts

Motorized actioncam stabilizing rigs are becoming increasingly common, although most of them are hand-held affairs. The GoPro-specific StabCam is a little different, however, in that it can be attached to any existing GoPro mount. As an added bonus, it can automatically track a moving subject.  Read More

Housed in a 3D-printed body, the prototype device is of low resolution at present, but the...

By using the light reflected from the object being recorded, researchers claim to have created a prototype video camera that could potentially record indefinitely under its own power. By incorporating energy-harvesting photodiodes within the pixels of its image-capture array, the new camera produces self-sustaining electrical power while simultaneously capturing video footage.  Read More

The Virb X and XE are a pair of new action cameras from Garmin

Garmin has announced two new action cameras which it hopes can de-throne GoPro with the addition of more action data. The new Virb X and Virb XE models boast a new more GoPro-like form-factor, and come in standard and high-end versions like the Hero4 Silver and Black cameras. However, the new cameras are waterproof without the need for an external case, and are packed with sensors which allow users to display data overlays on their action videos.  Read More

The Blackmagic URSA Mini is a compact Super 35 digital film camera designed for solo or cr...

Blackmagic has unveiled what it says is the world’s lightest handheld Super 35 digital film camera. Designed to be comfortable enough for all-day handheld use, the URSA Mini comes in four models, with either a 4.6K or 4K sensor and EF or PL lens mounting.  Read More

The Panasonic HX-A1 is a compact and tough wearable HD action camera

Panasonic has revealed its latest action camera in the form of the compact and wearable HX-A1. Decidedly less quirky than the 4K-toting HX-A500 it launched last year, the new model does away with the cable-connected screen and recording unit in favor of a self-contained cylindrical device. The tough compact body houses everything it needs to record Full HD point-of-view footage.  Read More

Sony has revealed new compact travel cameras which all pack in a big 30x zoom lens

Sony has updated its line-up of point-and-shoot cameras with three new super-zoom models, including two which feature a pop-up OLED viewfinder and lens control rings. The HX90, HX90V and WX500 all use the same 18-megapixel sensor, 30x zoom lens and BIONZ X image processor, but there are a number of important distinguishing features between the cameras.  Read More

The GoPro HeroCast is a professional micro transmitter for broadcasters that want to use a...

Footage from live events could soon become more immersive and extreme after GoPro announced the launch of its HeroCast micro transmitter. The new system will make it easier for broadcasters to incorporate GoPro footage into live productions, enabling them to offer viewers unique perspectives of that death-defying stunt or bone-crunching tackle as it happens.  Read More

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera - light enough to fly on a compact quadcopter, but with an ...

Blackmagic Design has just announced yet another disruptive pro video product – the US$995 Micro Cinema Camera. Weighing just 10 ounces (300 grams), the BMCC is designed to be a GoPro killer action camera that puts an unprecedented level of control into a package small enough to be carried by a compact quadcopter. Here's a drone camera that will let you mount your choice of micro 4/3rds lenses, and control everything from focus to iris and even zoom from your remote control. Plus it will record everything in uncompressed CinemaDNG raw video for extreme editability in post production. The world of drone videography just got a lot richer.  Read More

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a rugged compact camera that can shoot RAW files

Olympus has announced the latest addition to its line of rugged compact cameras, with the Stylus Tough TG-4. Along with the usual tough credentials which can see the camera submerged in water, dropped, or used in freezing cold temperatures, the new shooter brings photographer-pleasing RAW file support for better image post-processing potential. Also announced by Olympus is the wider availability of the previously Japan-only Stylus 1s high-end compact camera.  Read More

Canon has revealed the 4K shooting duo of the C300 Mark II and the XC10

Canon has revealed two new professional 4K-toting cameras in the form of the C300 Mark II and the XC10. The EOS C300 M2 is designed for film makers and broadcast producers with its Super 35-mm CMOS sensor and internal 4K recording, while the XC10 is a smaller hybrid camera with a built-in 27-273-mm equivalent lens aimed at indie film makers and multimedia journalists.  Read More

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