If you are looking for a camera that can fit in your pocket and shoot high-resolution photos and videos wherever you go, Sony’s newly launched RX100 VI is definitely something to consider.
The latest addition to Sony’s Cyber-Shot lineup packs a 24-200mm zoom lens with a 20.1-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS sensor for faster processing and better image quality. The zoom lens allows for both wide-angle photos to telephoto thanks to its aperture range of f/2.8-4.5, powered by Sony’s SteadyShot image stabilization technology.
The RX100 VI’s sensor is integrated with an upgraded BIONZ X processor that allows photos to be captured at a much faster rate. The sensor also has 315 phase detection points and Advanced Eye AF for faster image capturing and more accurate motion tracking. Sony believes that the RX100 VI has the fastest AF sensor, clocking in at 0.03 seconds.
The RX100 VI is also the first camera in the Cyber-Shot lineup to gain a touchscreen display for touch focus and shutter. The display can tilt up to 180 degrees upwards and 90 degrees downwards for better flexibility when shooting images and videos. The camera also has Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth functionalities.
For video capabilities, the RX100 VI is capable of capturing 4K HDR thanks to its Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) technology. The technology features S-Gamut and S-Log3, which allows for capturing wider ranges of brightness and color suitable for greater post-production creativity. The camera also captures super slow-motion videos at 250, 500, or 1000fps at 1080p with support from its motion tracking Fast Hybrid AF sensor.
The Sony RX100 VI will ship in July starting in Europe, and is priced at US$ 1,199.
GoPro HERO 7 goes official with plethora of video and imaging features
The best GoPro yet
After the hiatus, GoPro is back in the game! Well, they weren’t really gone but their presence in the action camera realm has been pretty non-existent lately. To set off a great comeback, GoPro announced the HERO 7 action camera family. We don’t only have one or two new cameras to play — we have three!
The main highlight is the HERO 7 Black which boasts in-camera HyperSmooth stabilization that’s said to rival those bulky gimbals. Then there’s the TimeWarp feature which will undeniably be popular for travel. The Black is also capable of online livestreaming straight from the camera.
GoPro’s best camera is capable of shooting 4K at 60fps or 1080p at 240fps slow-mo, but it’s not just for videos. It can also capture photos with a new smart scene recognition that applies necessary settings to get the best shot possible. It has better audio capture and supports hands-free voice commands as well.
If the Black is too much for you, there’s the HERO 7 Silver. It’s cheaper but it lacks the HyperSmooth stabilization and 4K 60fps video recording. No worries, GoPro said it still has a “significantly improved” video stabilization and other important features from the Black.
The most of basic of the bunch is the HERO 7 White. It boasts about the same features as the Silver model but it maxes out at just 1080p at 60fps. If you really just want to have a high-quality action camera for your trips, you can’t go wrong with this.
Here’s a simple table to help you understand more about the differences between the three new HERO 7 cameras from GoPro:
All three HERO 7 models are now available for pre-order, with retail launches starting on September 27 internationally. The high-end HERO 7 Black goes for US$ 399, the mid-tier HERO 7 Silver is at US$ 299, and the entry-level HERO 7 White is available for US$ 199.
Polaroid OneStep+ puts a modern twist to old-school photography
Don’t judge a camera by its vintage appearance
As the throwback trend continues to be popular, print photos are coming back in style. And in a time where the Fujifilm Instax line has taken the world by storm, Polaroid jumps back in to take back the crown with their latest release, the Polaroid OneStep+.
Inspired by the 1977 OneStep model, the Polaroid OneStep+ takes the classic Polaroid camera and packs it with a bunch of cool features to pull it right into the late 2010s. You can still snap a photo instantly, just like old-school Polaroids, but now you can also use a new app that lets you do fancy stuff with your camera.
Remote Trigger, Self Timer, and Noise Trigger make it so that you can get the perfect group shot even without having to ask a stranger to take it. Give your photographs more character with Double Exposure and Light Painting. And enhance the quality of your captures with Portrait and Manual mode.
Just like that, your instant photography game just got much more elevated. And apart from the i-Type film that’s specially made for this line, you can use their 600 film which gives this new and innovative little machine even more of a vintage feel. For the price you pay, I think it’d be well worth it!
The Polariod OneStep+ is available now, and you can get it for US$ 159 on their website.
Snap’s new Spectacles are here
And they actually look real good!
The idea of having cameras built into eyeglasses has always been a great one. When Snap (creator of Snapchat) decided to make that a reality with Spectacles, it almost seemed like the greatest idea ever — except it only came in one style and it wasn’t a style I was particularly fond of.
When they released the Spectacles 2, the shades-camera combo came in more colors, but the same size. I still wasn’t sold.
But, Snap’s latest Spectacles release has me wanting the famed frames. Finally, the company has announced Specs I’m on board with. Introducing, the Nico specs:
There’s also the Veronica:
Now these glasses, I’d definitely wear! They feature the same 105-degree camera and the same LED light design found on previous Spectacles. Both are only available in black and retail for US$ 200 each.
BRB, getting these glasses!
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