Eric Reagan

Sony RX100 Cutaway

A recently published patent application reveals a new 10-36mm f/1.8-2.8 lens designed for Sony’s 1″ sensor cameras, which results in a 28-100mm equivalent zoom range. The current RX100 and RX100 II feature a 28-100mm equivalent lens; however, the variable max aperture ranges from f/1.8 at the wide end to f/4.9 at the long end. [click to continue…]

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Hero 4 Mockup

The chip manufacturer for GoPro cameras have released specs for its new system on chip (SOC). The company building this chip, Ambarella, has been exclusively providing SOCs for GoPro, so it looks like this could be the real deal on what to expect from the GoPro Hero 4.

If not the actual physical board shown in the A9 release, the tech specs should/could be the equivalent to a customized board built specifically for GoPro. In fact, the A9 board in Ambarella’s press release is marketed toward the imaging industry as a whole and would almost certainly not be the final GoPro Hero 4 SOC.

Notably, the SOC delivers 4K video at a full 30p, along with 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps. In addition to the powerful video features, it also delivers on multi-exposure HDR and WDR tone mapping.

GoPro Hero 4 Board

Actual A9 4K Board from Ambarella

If these specs show up in the GoPro Hero 4 later this year, it likely means GoPro will taken even more of the market share that it created while everyone else plays catch up.

Of course, we would expect these specs to only land in the top end model, like we currently see with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition, while cheaper models get a reduced set of features. [click to continue…]

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Samyang Cinema Teaser

Samyang has dropped another teaser for new lenses coming April 28. [click to continue…]

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Canon EOS 100D White

Canon UK announced a white editing of the EOS 100D (known in the US as the Rebel SL1). As with other white DSLRs, the common nickname “Storm Trooper Edition” has been attached to the camera.  [click to continue…]

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Dancing in the waves

It’s time for our weekly break from the gear for a few minutes so we can enjoy another round of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group.

Check out the rest of the photos below. [click to continue…]

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Manfrotto LED Lights

Manfotto announced the Spectra 1×1 LED lights earlier this year and had the new units on display at NAB 2014. The Spectra LED fixtures offer a CRI>90 and are flicker free. [click to continue…]

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