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DJI Unveils the Gesture Controlled Spark Mini-Drone

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In a splashy launch at New York’s Grand Central Station, DJI announced their latest “shut up and take my money already” product, the Spark Mini Drone. The Spark, is about the same size as a pop can when fully collapsed, making it the most portable of all of DJI’s line up of personal drones. The Spark features all of the features of it’s big brother the Mavic Pro such as active track, flight autonomy, return to home and GEO System but adds some really cool new features into the mix. Intelligent Flight Modes Looking like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, the new Palm Control…

Sony a9: The Most Technically Advanced Camera Sony Has Ever Created

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The just announced Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera, is already being hailed as “The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, offering a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created – mirrorless, SLR or otherwise.” Key Features of the new Sony a9 include: World’s First full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, 24.2 MP resolution Blackout-Free Continuous Shooting at up to 20 fps for up to 241 RAW/ 362 JPEG images Silent, Vibration-free shooting at speeds up to 1/32,000 sec 693 point focal plane phase detection AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per…

Just in Time for Summer: Nikon Announces D7500 Mid-Range DSLR

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Nikon has announced the successor to the D7200, the D7500 mid-range DSLR that slots in nicely just below their DX- Format flagship D500 in terms of capabilities. While the D7500 may look similar to the D7200, it’s inherited the 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 20.9-megapixel DX format APS-C sensor (without the antialiasing filter) and Expeed 5 image processor (30% faster than the D7200’s Expeed 4 processor) found on the more expensive D500. Other features similar to the D500 include: 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors 180,000-pixel sensor Snapbridge, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi file-transferring system (however, no NFC) Nikon D7500 w/ AF-S 18-140mm VR The…

The Panasonic Lumix GH5: The Filmmakers Dream Camera

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Small budget filmmakers already love the Panasonic GH4 for its ease of use and high-quality footage, so when Panasonic unveiled the LUMIX GH5 last fall with a notable lack technical details and since then, filmmakers and photographers alike were left waiting eagerly for more detailed information about it. Yesterday, Panasonic came through with the full specs and boy oh boy, it was worth the wait. Video Improvements The GH5 features a 20-megapixel sensor (a first for the GH line) without a low-pass filter, meaning images should look much sharper than on previous versions. Panasonic has also introduced their new Venus Engine…

Sony Set to Expand HDR Production Capabilities for PXW-FS5 & PXW-Z150

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From Sony Press Release: Basingstoke, UK: 23rd March 2017: “As the expanding need for HDR content continues, internet video platforms and professionals producing corporate or event content are paying more attention to the added value of HDR. They need to deliver content quickly, without compromising on imaging expression and quality of content. To meet this demand, Sony now offers HDR capability on the entry level handheld XDCAM camcorders, PXW-FS5 and PXW-Z150.” “Both feature HLG recording for easy file-based workflows, whilst achieving the image quality of HDR. This simple workflow enables the shooting, editing and viewing of HDR content in HLG,…

New Rules for Canadian Recreational Drone Pilots: What You Need to Know Before You Fly

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Updated March 2017: We’ve updated this post to reflect the new Transport Canada rules that Canadian recreational drone (UAV) pilots should be aware of before they fly. With the use of multi-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), a.k.a. drones increasing in Canada, it’s important that you know which Canadian UAV laws apply to you before taking your drone on its first flight. We’ve found a US based website called Airmap that might be a useful resource for mapping out where you can fly your drone. Because it’s US based, it uses FAA (American) flight restrictions, but it has Canadian cities and…

New Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro & DaVinci Resolve Tools

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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro Imagine having the versatility of three different camera types in one compact body… Well, Blackmagic says their new URSA Mini Pro gives shooters just that. With the URSA Mini Pro, Blackmagic has combined high end digital film quality with the features & controls of a broadcast camera meaning that it’s possible for shooters to use one camera for multiple applications, such as digital film projects, broadcast production and even live studio production. This could be great news for small to medium broadcasters, independent filmmakers and even online content creators looking to improve their workflow but not break the bank while doing…

Meet The New Canon EOS Cameras: The Mirrorless M6, 77D Rebel & T7i Rebel

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Meet the 3 new Canon EOS cameras, the new M6 mirrorless entry level and two new Rebel models, the 77D and T7i. The Canon EOS M6 is their newest Mirrorless interchangeable lens system available in Black and Silver. Here is the press release with all of the details: EOS M6 Camera Fuses Outstanding Image Quality, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Improved Manual Control in a Small and Lightweight Digital Camera Body BRAMPTON, ON., February 14, 2017 – Designed with the advanced enthusiast photographer in mind, Canon Canada, Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the latest addition to…

FUJIFILM GFX 50S Medium Format Camera – Hands-on Review

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At first glance, the FUJIFILM GFX 50s doesn’t look that much different than other cameras in the FUJIFILM X Series line-up, but maybe, that’s the point. Unlike other Medium Format (MF) bodies that can feel large and cumbersome, the GFX 50s sits in your hand as comfortably as a regular sized DSLR. For those used to other X Series cameras, it is slightly larger and heavier than say an X-T2, but it has to be in order to accommodate that massive 43.8 x 32.9mm (FUJIFILM G Format) 51.4MP CMOS sensor. Initially, FUJIFILM is offering a selection of three new FUJINON lenses –…

FUJIFILM Announces Beautiful Graphite Edition X-T2 & X-Pro2 Cameras

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Fans of the FujiFilm X-T2 and X-Pro2 have something new to covet with the announcement of the Graphite versions of each of these beautiful cameras. X-Pro2 Graphite Edition “The special Graphite Edition of the X-Pro2 features a uniquely durable and aesthetic triple layer coating finish that serves to both protect it and give it visual appeal. Compared to Graphite Silver Editions within Fujifilm’s lineup, this Graphite Edition adds more black pigment to the coating process to produce a richer, more metallic appearance that complements the exterior of the X-Pro2 body. The camera is also bundled with a matching Graphite Edition of…

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