So GoPro announced its latest round of action cameras in the form of the GoPro Hero 10 recently. As usual, it’s seen a lot of hype, although perhaps a little less than in previous years. One thing there’s definitely been no shortage of, though, is reviews. Overall, they’ve been largely positive, talking about the slow-motion, stabilisation and other features.
But it seems to have one huge flaw – at least for some users. When shooting 5.3K 60p footage with “zero airflow”, it’ll overheat and stop recording in just 20 minutes. YouTuber GadgetsBoy highlighted the issue in his review video, and GoPro has confirmed the limit and gone on further to say that the 4K 60fps limit is 25 minutes.
New York City’s Rockefeller Centre wants to build a rooftop amusement ride that would simulate the famous historic photo Lunch atop a Skyscraper, albeit minus the risk of a freefall to your death.
The rooftop of the Rockefeller Plaza has long had a viewing deck where spectacular vistas across Manhatten can be seen, but a real estate investment company apparently want to upgrade the ‘Top of the Rock’ observation deck to something a little more Instagram worthy.
This one’s been rumoured for a long time, but the most recent leak at the end of August suggested an announcement date for either October 2021 or January 2021. I think from a business standpoint, October is more likely, given that nobody will be buying them up as Christmas presents in January, but now the entire specs appear to have leaked, suggesting that an official announcement may be imminent.
The leaks come via Twitter user @JasperEllens and the website DroneDJ, showing the complete specifications for two new upcoming DJI Mavic 3 drones. It looks like DJI’s dropped the “Pro” and “Zoom” monikers. One of the new models will simply be the “Mavic 3” and the other will be labelled “Cine” and features a built-in SSD.
New Zealand pet photographer Ben Sheehan found himself in the dog eat dog world of Photo Stealers, a site dedicated to outing cheating and stealing photographers.
The award-winning photographer ended up on the front page of the Photo Stealers site when several photographers noticed an uncanny resemblance to many stock images in the backgrounds of his dog images. Compositing images together from various photos is a common and reasonable way to create original art, but usually, there is some unwritten understanding that the artist acknowledges the fact that they are composites and doesn’t usually try to pass them off as their own.
Samsung’s 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP1 smartphone sensor has been creating quite a store since it was first rumoured back in January. For some, it’s got them very excited, while others have been quite critical without even having seen (let alone tried) a real working sensor inside a camera. But whatever your thoughts on it, it’s a pretty impressive feat.
A new promotional video about the new sensor has been released by Samsung explaining in simple terms how some of its features work, like its “ChameleonCell” technology, Smart-ISO multi-sampling and how they all adjust themselves depending on what it is you’re shooting.
ProGrade Digital has announced its new CFexpress Type A cards. At the moment, this means that their only real competitor is Sony and their target market is Sony shooters. The new cards offer read speeds of up to 800MB/sec, with sustained and burst write speeds of 400MB/sec and up to 700MB/sec respectively for high-resolution video capture.
It’s the stuff of nightmares: you’ve been asked by a close friend to photograph their wedding. You feel like you can’t say no, but you’re not a professional wedding photographer. So what do you do? One Reddit user said ‘I do’ to her friends, only to regret it bitterly during the actual event when a heated argument with the groom caused her to take extreme measures.
There’s been a lot of hype about the camera in the latest crop of iPhones from Apple. And it seems that it’s been somewhat justified. At least, certainly more justified than past iPhone releases, that have turned out to not be quite as good as most of their Android contemporaries. The new iPhones look to have seen some decent camera upgrades.
With the iPhone 13, there are four different models, offering a couple of different camera arrays and Apple’s put together this seven-and-a-half-minute video to help you figure out which model is right for you. While the video does talk about other factors like battery performance and construction, the overwhelming majority of the video is focused on its photography and video abilities.