This guy is a better drone pilot than you.
In this seamless flight, drone pilot Paul Nurkkala toys with a passing train by performing a variety of stunts around, and even under, the train.
I’ll be honest; I get sucked into the drone racing shows on TV. Personally, I have to worry about hitting a tree in an open field, but this is just next level stuff.
Yes, he probably broke a dozen or so laws in the process, and scared one train conductor for sure, but it was an incredible moment when he passed under the train between the tracks and the bottom of the train car. While it looked like he knicked the edge of the train car, his drone lived to tell about it.
Kudos for the incredible flight, and don’t try this at home folks!
The new update for Aurora HDR is coming later this month – September 28 to be exact. Aurora HDR 2018 adds a ton of new features, including a completely redone tone mapping algorithm that automatically reduces noise, and produces more realistic and natural initial results.
If you’re not familiar with Aurora HDR, it is the software co-created by Trey Ratcliff and the folks at Macphun, which makes other popular photo software apps like Intensify, Tonality and Snapheal.
Aurora HDR 2018 is avialable for pre-order through September 28 with $10 off upgrade and new user pricing. You can find more details here on the Aurora HDR website.
Amazon has the Panasonic LX100 for $559.95 right now (compare at $797.99). The LX100 features a 16.8MP 4/3″ sensor and a Leica 24-75mm equivalent lens with a bright f/1.7-2.8 aperture. The camera captures 12.8MP still images in 4:3 aspect ratio. Additionally, it captures 4K video at 30/24 fps and 1080p video at 60 fps. Check it out while it lasts here on Amazon.com.
Canon has announced the development of MM100-WS Multi-Purpose Camera. It’s incredibly compact with a body size of approximately 1.57 in (w) x 1.57 in (h) x .85 in (d), which is about the same size as the GoPro HERO5 Session. The Canon camera is even a little thinner though.
Canon is positioning the MM100-WS as a solution for a variety of industries. It suggests professional and industrial applications, such as monitoring in narrow spaces, piping inspections and automotive industry, among others. It will be dust and moisture resistant and can capture images in very low light, considering it only needs 1 lux of illumination.
No word yet on pricing or availability; however, I expect to see the camera up close at PhotoPlus next month.
The Sony RX10 IV is the latest in its line of superzoom cameras featuring the popular 20MP 1″ class sensor. This newest addition uses the familiar 24-600mm equivalent zoom lens and adds an incredible 24fps still image capture rate thanks to the BIONZ X processor.
The RX10 IV’s AF system features 315 AF points with on-sensor phase-detection. Impressively, the AF and AE continues to track during the 24fps still image bursts. [Read more…]
Apple announced three new iPhones earlier today – the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
Apple’s iPhone has been the standard for smartphone photography since the first version was released 10 years ago. The latest update continues this tradition with some incremental and some ambitious upgrades.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the direct successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, respectively. The iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone Ten”) features a number of cutting edge upgrades that sets it apart from the current crop of smartphones in the market and positions it as the new standard-bearer. [Read more…]