Category Archives: IMAGING

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

Picam360 SurfaceWalker Drone Lets You Do “Remote Snorkeling”

I love the idea of going out into the ocean and explore the world under the water line, but thanks to Jaws, I am apprehensive for obvious reason. If you are like me, then you will like idea of Picam360 SurfaceWalker Aquatic Drone. It is not an underwater drone. It is an unmanned sea vehicle, or USV, designed with a 360-degree panoramic camera below its hull. Continue reading Picam360 SurfaceWalker Drone Lets You Do “Remote Snorkeling”

Because Of An Imaging Drone Like This, Selfie Stick Is History

The maker of the sci-fi-ish imaging drone, Hover, is back with smarter imaging drone simply called Hover 2. Like its predecessor, Hover is feature a unique cage rotors, but with the boon of un-caging to go into “BlastOff” mode that affords you to capture breathtaking aerial footage up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) and up to 23 minutes per charge. While it can do that, make no mistake that this is a selfie stick killer, now touting a very sophisticated 360-degree obstacle avoidance and tracking system – made possible by a ship-like optical radar and artificial intelligence. Continue reading Because Of An Imaging Drone Like This, Selfie Stick Is History

DJI Unleashes Mavic 2 Enterprise Suited For Search And Rescue, And More

You have seen DJI’s drone being use in agricultural operations, now meet the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise. DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise is DJI’s solution to go beyond aerial imaging. As the product name implies, it is based on the Mavic 2 which was unveiled back in August. So, yeah, it is essentially the Mavic 2 and thus, it has all the perks and features the Mavic 2 has to offer, but the Enterprise edition can do more – thanks to the support for payloads that give operators more functionality. Continue reading DJI Unleashes Mavic 2 Enterprise Suited For Search And Rescue, And More

Photographer Proved That Iceberg Ice Can Focus Light To Capture Images

Camera lenses are made of glass, or in the case of some low-fi imaging devices, plastic. Whether it is of glass or plastic, they both have one thing in common: a clear, transparent material that allows light to be focused. We didn’t think other than those materials, there are anything else that could do the job, until now. What you see here is a camera lens that has optics made out of ice from an iceberg. Out of curiosity, photographer Mathieu Stern decided to experiment if ice could focus light and took six months to realize a working iceberg camera lens. Continue reading Photographer Proved That Iceberg Ice Can Focus Light To Capture Images

Meet The World’s Smallest Travel High Zoom Cameras From Sony

The new Sony Cyber-shot, the DSC-HX99 and DSC-HX95, maybe incredibly compact, but they packs quite a punch, especially with respect to zooming. Affording them with high zoom is the ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* optics which allows it a zoom range of 24 mm up to an astonishing 720 mm super-telephoto. Furthermore, it gets 4K movie recording and at the heart of both models, is the BIONZ X image processing engine, paired to a front-end LSI that affords it with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with a buffer limit up to 155 images. Continue reading Meet The World’s Smallest Travel High Zoom Cameras From Sony

Russia Camera Maker Zenit Lives Again, Unveiled Its First Leica-based Camera

I am not a photography buff myself, but I have sure seen and read about Zenit, the famed USSR-era Russian camera brand, in my younger days (don’t ask how). So what about it? Well, like many brands that have saw demised and ‘rebooted subsequently, it is coming back. Starting with the Zenit M Rangefinger. Krasnogorsky Zavod had announced it will be bringing Zenit back to take on Leica, but in strange move, it has partnered with Leica to work on its first camera after the revival. The camera is design by Zenit alright, but it is based on Leica M Type 240 platform. Continue reading Russia Camera Maker Zenit Lives Again, Unveiled Its First Leica-based Camera

24K Gold Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton Edition Should Not Be A Joke

Oh, so you think Leica isn’t expensive enough? How about a “$7 million” Nikon DSLR, like this example here called Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton edition? This luxe pro-shooter has everything any luxe enthusiast photographer would have dreamed of, including soft albino buckskin adorned with Parisian fashion house’s signature monogram and a fair amount of 24K matte gold on it. It really is a dream device that had an amateur, non-DSLR using person like me swooning over it. Continue reading 24K Gold Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton Edition Should Not Be A Joke

Leica SOFORT Instant Camera Have A New Matte Black Finish

Unless you are a shutterbug who have been watching the camera hardware scene closely, you wouldn’t have known Leica, maker of high-end cameras, has an instant camera line called SOFORT. If you don’t already know that, now you know and now, you also know that it has a new black matter finish version too. Announced recently, the Leica SOFORT Black comes hot after the release of the super quiet Leica M10-P. Noteworthy design features include a contrasting ‘SOFORT’ branding across the black leatherette and a matte black finish around the back. Continue reading Leica SOFORT Instant Camera Have A New Matte Black Finish

GoPro Unveiled Three New HERO7 Cameras, Has Voice Command Support

After much leaks that non-hardcore fans probably won’t care, GoPro has finally taken the wrap of the new HERO7 cameras and it has not one, not two, but three in the family. The range topper is, obviously, the GoPro HERO7 Black and the middle ranger would be the GoPro HERO7 Silver and the GoPro HERO7 White takes the spot as the entry level of the newest action cam family lineup. The new HERO7 is touted as “the simplest GoPro cameras ever” and they are rugged, waterproof without a housing, and features voice command support and WiFi connectivity. Continue reading GoPro Unveiled Three New HERO7 Cameras, Has Voice Command Support

Spry Is The Imaging Drone Of Choice For Water Sports, Because Waterproof

You have seen drones that swim underwater, a drone that is inflatable, and there is one that’s even biodegradable, and another that dives underwater and also flies. However, the last one is something reserved for research, commercial or military use. Well, that’s until now. Enters Spry Waterproof Imaging Drone, a unique drone that can dive underwater and take to the sky, and one which you and I can own. It is an imaging drone, but unlike water-fearing, popular drones like DJI, Spry can briefly submerge underwater and float on water, while remaining flight capable. Continue reading Spry Is The Imaging Drone Of Choice For Water Sports, Because Waterproof