Sometimes, you see a project that’s just so cool and so out there that you just have to find out more. That was me when I saw the photo above from Rattanak Sorn. Rattanak live streams his e-bike journeys to Facebook and it’s turned his bike into a self-sufficient multicam live streaming machine, complete with Raspberry Pi and an Atem Mini Pro.
People do put GoPros in some strange places. This one is courtesy of the Matt Mikka at Warped Perception. When Matt decided that he needed to change the tire on his car, he thought “hey, why don’t I stick a GoPro in here while it’s open and see how that looks from the inside as I drive?”. So, that’s exactly what he did.
Inside the rim, Matt mounted a GoPro Hero 7 Black with an LED light so you could actually see what was going on in there, along with a Mophie power bank to supply everything with power. The camera shows a fixed point inside the wheel, and he drives fairly slowly, but it kinda reminds me of a beating heart – except without all the blood.
It looks like GoPro has gone with a complete redesign for the new GoPro Hero 8, expected to be announced at some point next month. Leaked photos posted to Photo Rumors show what looks like a rather impressive looking built-in microphone, and even a hotshoe mount for attaching various accessories.
The DJI Osmo Action camera has been officially released. When it was first rumored, many of us had the same thought: how does it compare to the GoPro Hero7 Black? It seems that GoPro got themselves a new competitor in the world of small action cameras, but can DJI beat them? Here are a few side-by-side reviews to show you how the new Osmo Action stacks up against GoPro’s newest action camera.
When the GoPro Hero 7 Black was announced it was lauded as the “Gimbal killer” with some pretty amazing built-in image stabilisation. It’s even convinced a few people to finally upgrade from their GoPro Hero 4. But has DJI just announced a “GoPro killer”?
DJI recently announced the new DJI Osmo Pocket. A teeny tiny gimbal that seems to easily match the Hero 7 on specs, but features a true mechanical built-in gimbal rather than electronic image stabilisation. Dave Altizer at Kinotika took the two out for a spin to see how they compare.
Ever since the GoPro Hero7 leaked online, the emphasis was on the new and improved stabilization. Then, the company promised “hypersmooth” and “gimbal-like stabilization” when the camera was announced. To show off the capabilities of the new Hero 7, GoPro strapped the camera to an eagle and let it fly over a soccer field. And apparently, they weren’t joking when they said that “shaky video is dead.”
With all of the mirrorless stuff going on recently, it’s easy to forget about the little GoPro. But it seems that they’re still here, and they’re getting ready to launch the Hero 7. Unlike the past couple of generations, though, it’s not one camera, but three. With Session discontinued, and the Karma completely dead, it looks like GoPro are going back to their old ways.
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.