After some pretty detailed leaks, GoPro has now officially launched Hero 7, their latest action camera. Or better to say: three cameras. The Hero 7 comes in Black, Silver and White version, and each of them has different specs and expectedly – different prices.
Although we aren’t supposed to see the upcoming GoPro Hero 7 until later this month, a recently leaked set of photos gives us quite a good glimpse at the camera. A store display shows three variants of the new action cam, and it appears that only one of them will have the front-facing display like its predecessor.
The guys at Corridor are fairly well known for their flying cameras. From others, we’ve also seen action cameras stuffed into a giant nerf football and attached to kites to get an airborne view. And then there are a million drone videos. So, video from the air needs to be pretty interesting to catch our attention these days.
Well, this one sure is interesting. The Corridor Crew actually attached an Insta360 One camera to an arrow. Yes, one that you fire out of a bow. And the results are pretty cool. Even if it does require a repair after each time it’s fired.
One of the biggest problems with action cameras today is their ability to deal with very low light. Or, to be more accurate, a lack of ability to shoot under very low light conditions. The new Aurora from US-based night vision company SiOnyx is a new action camera that claims to be able to shoot under light levels as low as moonlight.
While camera companies are racing who will use more advanced and modern tech, GoPro has decided to go a different route. They have just launched HERO, a simplified and budget-friendly action camera. For the price of $220, HERO (no number, just HERO) is aimed at capturing your everyday stories and adventures.
Do you remember the first GoPro ever? It wasn’t a tiny digital camera that shoots both 12MP photos and 4K videos. It was a 35mm film camera and it was a size of an average disposable camera. Derald of Thirty Five Studio bought one in perfectly good condition and he took it for a test ride. So, how do the photos from the first GoPro ever look today?
This looks like a pretty interesting little camera, although I have to say, given its shape, I’m a little disappointed it’s not 360°. It’s being funded through Kickstarter, and has already smashed way past its $50,000 goal, currently sitting at almost $300K with 29 days still to go.
The PITTA is spherical in design but comes apart into two pieces to attach “modules”. The action camera module contains 1/4-20″ socket for mounting to tripods, selfie sticks and gimbals. The drone module contains four propellers to send it up into the air. The charging cradle acts as the third module allowing to use it as a security camera in your home.
In November 2017, an SJCAM HD 1080P action camera washed up on the shores of Süderoog, a tiny island off the coast of Germany. A man picked it up and after a long online search, the camera was reunited with the owner.
What makes this story especially interesting is that the camera filmed its own disappearance. It was wrapped in a waterproof housing, which meant that the memory card was still intact when the camera was stranded on the shore at Süderoog. The photos and videos show that it belonged to a young boy who lost it while he was exploring a beach. And apparently, his camera crossed 350 miles to find its way to Germany.