2018 was a quiet year for Olympus, but the Micro Four Thirds company will start 2019 with the launch of what appears to be a high-end camera geared toward sports photographers. After releasing two teasers focusing on sports photography, Olympus released a third video depicting a landscape photographer in a series of teasers for an unnamed OM-D camera with a launch date of January 24. The first 18-second teaser reveals little about the upcoming camera save for a few glimpses of the body and the situations in which it’s apparently meant to excel. While the camera is unnamed, the video does end on the OM-D logo, suggesting it could be a replacement to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II that’s going on three years old. A silhouette of the camera shows a body that appears to be a bit taller than a typical OM-D — or has a battery grip accessory attached. But what perhaps offers more clues to the new OM-D is where the camera is. The teaser shows the camera shooting at several different sports events, in..
Previous Next 1 of 6 With 1.4x teleconverter. One of the core promises of the mirrorless Fujifilm GFX 50s is to make medium-format as accessible in the field as it is in the studio. On January 17, Fujifilm revealed a new lens designed to deliver on that promise. The GF 100-200mm F5.6 R is a weather re..
GoPro is currently working on new firmware for its Fusion 360 camera that will add 5.8K recording, among other new features aimed at high-end users. Currently available in public beta, firmware version 2.0 offers a new 5.8K mode that results in 5.6K output when the two hemispheres from the Fusion’s dual lenses are stitched together. This offers a modest increase over the 5.2K resolution previously offered. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a company bump up the resolution on a 360 camera with a firmware update. Rylo also added 5.8K support late last year, although in that case, we found the quality to be limited by heavy compression. Whether Fusion users will actually benefit from the additional resolution may be debatable, but in our experience, it really does take a lot of pixels to make 360 videos look good, so GoPro is at least moving in the right direction. Beyond increasing resolution, firmware version 2.0 adds support for 24 frames per second video (and 24 fps time-lapse vi..
The best digital camera for you isn’t necessarily an expensive hunk of metal and an accompanying backpack of lenses — it might be something as simple as a point-and-shoot. That term has grown increasingly broad, encompassing everything from pocketable cameras to larger superzooms or advanced models that rival DSLRs in image quality but don’t have interchangeable lenses. Just a few short years ago, we thought the point-and-shoot’s days were over, thanks to the increasing capabilities of smartphone cameras. Companies were cutting models or pulling out of the sector entirely. Sony, which manufacturers a significant percentage of camera sensors, saw overall sales of point-and-shoot cameras continue to decline — year over year — based on its research. Despite the gloomy forecast, there is a bright spot. While sales are down at the low end, there’s an uptick in premium point-and-shoot models that offer advanced features and high-end specs that phones can’t match. This growth could be attri..
Love Sony's autofocus, but can't stomach the full-frame price? The Sony A6400 mirrorless camera uses some of the same autofocus technology and the processor of the A9 in a compact, more affordable crop-sensor camera. The post Sony crams its best camera tech into the new $900 A6400 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Trying to shoot a selfie video, but can’t stay in the frame? An artificially intelligent camera could soon help. During CES, Remo Technology teased the Obsbot Tail, what the company calls the first artificial intelligence-powered autonomous director camera. The camera-gimbal combo uses A.I. to keep the subject in the frame. Now, the Obsbot Tail is now live on Kickstarter and has exceeded its funding goal. The Obsbot Tail mixes a 4K 60 fps camera with a three-axis mechanical gimbal and a 3.5x optical zoom lens. The camera uses artificial intelligence (and that gimbal) to follow a pre-determined subject. The Obsbot Tail uses different filming modes to determine how the camera frames the shot, from following full-body action to maintaining an upper-body crop. Previous Next 1 of 6 ..
Mirrorless cameras offer a lot of photography firepower, inside a compact body. Explore the best mirrorless cameras, from the pro-level to the beginner-friendly shooters, in this guide. The post The best mirrorless cameras for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
An example of Adobe Stock’s Creative Democracy trend Now that 2019 is here, data from the biggest searches in 2018 can help photographers, videographers, and other creatives determine which projects will resonate most. Stock photography companies like Adobe Stock, StoryBlocks, and Shutterstock are looking to search data from 2018 to pinpoint the year’s trends. Knowing what images people search for also provides a glimpse into our collective feelings about what’s going on in society, what events are most important to us, and the commonalities that draw us together. Many of these predicted trends tie into a humanitarian, holistic thread using imagery to make a statement on social issues. Others point to the increased importance of authenticity and inclusion, while also showing changes in the industry like an increasing coverage of news and the faster pace of content creation. Other trends point to trends from decades past seeing a new resurgence. Identifying trends isn’t just about kno..
Any camera that shoots video can technically be used to create a vlog (which is just short for video blog, but we’re guessing you know that already if you wound up here). However, there are certain features that make some cameras better suited for the task — even cameras that may not otherwise offer the best performance or image quality. If you’re a seasoned vlogger, you likely have a good idea of which features are important and which you could live without, but if you’re just starting out, you’ll want to consider the specific requirements of your blog. Is it a travel blog? A daily journal? Will you be shooting primarily indoors or out? Audio quality is one thing that new vloggers may not immediately think about, but this can actually be more important than video quality. While your viewers will easily forget if you’re shooting in 4K, 1080p, or 720p, they won’t likely be able to ignore distracting background noises or difficult-to-understand speech. We’ll be sure to draw attention t..
Smartphones put 4K video in our pockets — but there’s still a lot they can’t do. Try to find a 50x optical zoom in a smartphone. Or a large 1-inch-type sensor. Or advanced manual settings. Plus, with a dedicated video camera, you won’t ever have to delete or old photos apps to make room for more footage. Dedicated video cameras aren’t quite what they used to be, however. The glory days of the early 2000s, when digital camcorders reined supreme, are over. If you exclude the 360-degree category, which is still struggling to find its place, new video cameras haven’t really been that exciting for several years now. But as the options decrease, the feature list increases — because a video camera better have a long list of features not found on a smartphone if it’s going to attract anyone. Chances are, a smartphone may be enough for you, but if you’re ready to step up to a real camera, here are the best video cameras you can buy right now. At a glance Product Category Rating Blackmagic PC..
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