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.
B&H has the Joby Action Base Kit for $49.95 (reg. $99.95) right now. This kit includes GoPro and action cam accessories like a Gorillapod Action Tripod, Floating Action Grip and Gpod Mini Magnetic Tripod, along with GoPro mounts and an action camera bag that holds the accessories and a GoPro camera. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
This killer kit, which includes the GoPro HERO4 Black with LCD Touch BacPac and Dual Charger, is back for $329 (reg. $579). The last time B&H has this deal up, it only lasted for a day, so check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
B&H has a solid deal on the GoPro HERO4 Black for $299 that includes the GoPro LCD Touch BacPac and the GoPro Dual Battery Charger with a spare battery. I’ve been a bigger fan of the HERO4 because of the built-in touchscreen but the inclusion of this LCD BacPac, along with the external charger and battery, makes this a very tempting deal. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
DJI has grown to be the 800 lb gorilla in the drone industry. Other challengers like Yuneec, 3DR and GoPro appear to be in a race for a distant second-place spot.
We thought GoPro might be able to make a big splash and a bit of a comeback with its Karma drone last year. Of course, we all know how that went.
GoPro’s Karma looked great with a collapsible form factor. Then, DJI dropped the Mavic Pro on us a few days later that made the Karma look much less attractive. It was smaller, lighter and cheaper, as well as having an arguably better spec list. And then, to top it off, GoPro issued a recall for the Karma drones that it had sold because they kept falling out of the sky – thanks to a faulty battery latch. [Read more…]
While drone prices continue to drop, they still aren’t exactly cheap and still come with plenty of restrictions. Birdie is a new GoPro accessory that borrows the name and physics of a badminton birdie to help you get aerial POV shots with your GoPro HERO3+ or HERO4 (and it should support the HERO5 by the end of the year). [Read more…]