The concept of a camera that can follow a subject all by itself isn’t a new idea. Well, I say all by “itself”, the camera was usually paired with some kind of “homing device” on the wearer to tell the camera in which direction to point. But the Obsbot Tail needs no homing device. It uses AI tracking to follow a subject automatically, even if visual line of sight is broken.
Shure has announced their new MV88+ Video Kit for smartphone video shooters. The kit builds on the success of Shure’s previous MV88 iPhone microphone. This time, though, it’s compatible with Android, too, via Type-C USB and it comes with a Manfrotto Pixi tripod, phone clamp, and shoe mount microphone clip.
Wacom has announced $649 Cintiq 16, their most affordable pen display yet. At the price of $650, it’s aimed at aspiring creatives and hobbyists who want to make a transition to more professional devices.
Panasonic’s announcement from CES today talks about the upcoming Lumix S1 and S1R cameras announced at Photokina. On initial announcement, not a lot of information was released. We know that the S1 will house a 24-megapixel full frame sensor, and the S1R will be 47-megapixels. We also know that they would both utilise Leica’s L mount.
But beyond that, there’s still not a lot out there. But now Panasonic has released information two of the features that will be coming to the Lumix S series cameras. High Resolution Mode and “HLG Photo” (High Dynamic Range). Oh, and we also have a release date.
Gudsen has today announced the new Moza Mini-S 3-axis motorised gimbal for smartphones. Gudsen says that their goal with the Mini-S is to increase flexibility, compactness and user-friendliness while packing in the features of the other Mini-series gimbal line up.
Venus Optics has launched a new lens for DJI X7 cameras on DJI Inspire 2 drones. Laowa 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D is the widest lens yet for these cameras, and the “Zero-D” stands for “zero distortion.” Despite the very wide angle, the lens is designed to reduce the optical distortion to a close-to-zero level.
At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nikon announced that Z series of lenses is going wide: NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is the latest addition to the Z family. It’s not only the first ultra-wide lens for the Z system but also the world’s first ultra-wide full-frame lens that lets you attach filters on the front.
While the Kodak name doesn’t have the same impact it once did, Kodak is still out there and they’ve kicked off CES 2019 with several new gear announcements. There are two new models of Kodak Smile instant camera. There’s the Kodak Smile Classic and the regular Kodak Smile.
There’s a Kodak Smile Instant Digital Printer, too, compatible with iOS and Android devices and can be sent photos via Bluetooth for printing from your Smartphone. And, finally, Kodak is also expanding their Luma range with three new Luma 75, Luma 150 and Luma 350 projectors.
Just a few short years ago, nobody had ever heard the name Insta360. Established in 2014, they’re now one of the first names many people turn to when it comes to 360° cameras. And they’re constantly pushing themselves with bigger and better. Now, at CES 2019, Insta360 has announced the new Insta360 Titan, which shoots 11K 360 video footage.
The new Titan contains eight Micro Four Thirds sensors and is capable of shooting 11K footage at 30 frames per second, or you can take a slight drop in resolution for 3D, which is 10K at 30 frames per second. The Titan also offers 8K at 60fps or 5.3K at a very impressive 120 frames per second.