Category Archives: IMAGING

Digital and analog cameras, video cameras, film making equipment, lenses and basically anything that captures or help to capture images.

Polaroid Steps Up Its Game In The Camera Drone With 1080p Capability

Ok, maybe the current Polaroid drone is a tad too toyish for your taste, but if you hold out a little longer, there’s a trio of new camera drones from the famed instant camera maker destined for US market offered by its authorized licensee, Abrim Enterprises, Inc. The three drones, namely, PL2500, PL2300, and PL1000, boasts features including HD cameras, 6-axis gyroscope flight stabilization system, multiple flight speeds, altitude hold, headless mode, dedicated 2.4GHz remote controller, live stream video, up to 200 feet ceiling, up to 15 minutes of flight time, auto return home, and 360-degree flip capable – all in a ready-to-fly package. Continue reading Polaroid Steps Up Its Game In The Camera Drone With 1080p Capability

DJI Gives Phantom 4 An Oriental Makeover For Chinese New Year

If you recall, we made a post about Apple’s Chinese New Year (CNY in short) event. In it, Apple offered a handful of CNY-themed products, along with some products in CNY-appropriate colorways, namely, red and gold. Though it is worthy to note that Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is commonly known in modern times, is not about gifting, but still, it provides businesses an opportunity to dish out something special and in the case of China-based drone maker, DJI, it has prepared a special limited edition version of the Phantom 4, aptly named Phantom 4 Chinese New Year Edition, which was also featured on Apple’s Gifts inspired by this festive season. Continue reading DJI Gives Phantom 4 An Oriental Makeover For Chinese New Year

Polaroid Pop Shoots, Print In 3×4” Format, Print For Other Devices Too

Polaroid has a new instant digital camera and it is called Pop. So what’s makes Pop pops? First and obviously, it makes instant print, courtesy of an integrated printer that uses ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology and second, it prints in the iconic 3×4” format with the Polaroid Classic Border Logo, giving you the familiar 3.5×4.25” print. Now, that’s freaking awesome! Unfortunately, it does not get the classic look; instead, it gets a contemporary form factor in a fun two tone color with a contrasting iconic red shutter button (designed with renowned design studio Ammunition). Continue reading Polaroid Pop Shoots, Print In 3×4” Format, Print For Other Devices Too

This Lens Will Turn Any DSLR Into One That Captures 360-Degree Video

When it comes to 360-degree videoing, you will have to ditch your beloved DSLR for something a lot more dedicated, but a startup called Sphere Optics Company is here to change that. With the company’s (sphere) 360-degree Lens, you can turn your trusty DSLR into one that captures breathtaking 360-degree video with 180-degree field of view vertically. Billed as the first and only single camera full-spherical video capture solution for VR, (sphere) (it’s ‘sphere’ stylized with brackets) negates the need for multi-camera setups and more delightfully, dispense with the need for stitching software when recording 360-degree footages. Continue reading This Lens Will Turn Any DSLR Into One That Captures 360-Degree Video

Sony Announces Compact 50x Zoom Cyber-Shot HX350 Outside Of U.S.

If you ever wanted to capture images or videos from a very far off distance and thought only full-fledged DSLR could do it, well, think again. These days, many compact shooters, or the so-called prosumer cameras, are more than capable of going to length and the recently announced Sony Compact 50x Super Zoom Cyber-shot HX350 Digital Camera is one such camera. The HX350 was announced for the European and Asia Pacific market and as the model name implies, it is indeed a successor to the HX300. Having said that, it does share some features with the HX300, most notably, the 20.4MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor and of course, the insane 50x zoom lens. Continue reading Sony Announces Compact 50x Zoom Cyber-Shot HX350 Outside Of U.S.

Relonch Is The Marriage Of Lo-fi And Digital Imaging, Less The Intricacies

If the science behind photography stops you from picking up a proper camera and kneel in submission before a smartphone, then a new service called Relonch is here to help. First, it wants you take the bold step in using an actual camera without you actually owning one. How’s that going work, you ask? Well, the Palo Alto-based company will loan you camera and to ensure you won’t get dizzy and/or distracted by all the buttons on a typical shooter, the camera, which in this case is a Samsung NX, is all wrapped up in leather and leaving you with just two buttons for power and shutter. That’s it. You need to be bothered by how to set exposure, ISO or whatnot. Continue reading Relonch Is The Marriage Of Lo-fi And Digital Imaging, Less The Intricacies

Look, Another Underwater Drone, But This One Is The First To Record In 4K

Claiming itself as a professional-grade Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), CCROV is indeed the first of its kind to offer 4K videoing capability. Unlike iBubble we saw earlier, this thing appears to be ready to get into the ocean and also, offered a much deeper depth of dive, going as deep down as 100 meters (328 feet). Six thrusters affords the ROV pretty much all the freedom of movement necessary while a removable and replaceable battery pack, located in the Tether Deployment System, provides up to an hour of operation in between charges. Continue reading Look, Another Underwater Drone, But This One Is The First To Record In 4K

This Is iBubble, The Underwater Equivalent Of An Aerial Imaging Drone

Sporting action footages on land and on the surface of a waterbody are covered by imaging drones, but what about underwater? Well, it is covered too, by this little guy called iBubble Autonomous Underwater Camera – the underwater equivalent of a personal aerial imaging drone. iBubble is propelled by no less than eight brushless motors, each rated at 1,300 kV, allowing it full freedom of movement underwater and at a briskly speed of one meter per second (3 ft/s). Continue reading This Is iBubble, The Underwater Equivalent Of An Aerial Imaging Drone

Selfie Drone Reinvented, Fits Right On The Back Of Your Smartphone

Forget about selfie stick or the desperate act of stretching your arm to capture a selfie or welfie, because AirSelfie is here to help. So what the heck is AirSelfie. Well, it is an imaging drone, designed specifically to capture selfie/welfie. I know. You probably would sneer and said, “that’s not even new.” Actually, it kind of is because AirSelfie is designed from the ground up to be extremely – like really, really portable and as such it is part of a smartphone cover. When not in use, it slips into the included smartphone cover without the need for foldable parts. Everything, including the four brushless motors that enable it an altitude or a distance of 20 meters (66 feet), is packed within the smartphone-size drone which in itself, is quite an engineering feat. Continue reading Selfie Drone Reinvented, Fits Right On The Back Of Your Smartphone

DJI Announced Inspire 2 And Phantom 4 Pro Video Drones And We Want Both!

If Samsung is the juggernaut of the electronics industry, then we supposed DJI would be the equivalent in the drone industry. I am not kidding. The rate the outfit is rolling out drones is mind-boggling. Just this year alone, there are already three new drones and mind you, those are just what we have covered and not including the variety of accessories it has introduced. With so many drones for 2016, you may thought the drone maker would have chilled out for the end of the year and dig more into marketing for the holiday season. But no. They are far from done yet. In fact, the outfit has just announced two new drones: the ‘Pro’ version of the Phantom 4 introduced in March, Phantom 4 Pro, and a second-generation Inspire, dubbed Inspire 2, of course. Continue reading DJI Announced Inspire 2 And Phantom 4 Pro Video Drones And We Want Both!