Use a GPS Tracker for DJI Phantom as Another Flyaway Defense

Phantom Vision 2 Plus

The DJI Phantom quadcopter is a pretty awesome tool for photographers and filmmakers; however, one negative component of the Phantom is the frequent complaints from those who have lost their Phantom as a result of a flyaway.

While the cause of Phantom flyaways is a constant source of debate, there are certainly things that can be done to minimize the risk. Still, that may not be enough.

According to several reports from Phantom users, every setting can be made by the book and the Phantom can still be affected by an uncontrollable flyaway.

We’ve previously looked at ways to minimize the risk of flyaways; however, there is one more measure you can take that improves the likelihood of recovery in the event of a flyaway . . . . [Read more...]

Memoto Wearable Camera Aims to Log Your Life 30 Seconds at a Time

Memoto Camera

The Memoto camera is a new, wearable 5MP camera that is roughly the size of a post stamp and is designed to capture an image every 30 seconds.  It packs in GPS and an accelerometer, which appropriately orients the images depending on just how you wear the camera.  One you connect the camera to your computer, it uploads the images to Memoto’s servers and organizes them for your search and browsing access via iOS/Android apps or a web browser.

The Memoto camera will retail for $279 when it finally hits store shelves next year. [Read more...]

Canon 7D Firmware Upgrade Due in August… Bigger RAW Buffer, GPS Adapter Compatibility and Manual Audio Levels

Canon 7D

The previously teased firmware update for the Canon 7D is now officially set to be released in August.  The firmware set looks to be a mighty big one with a RAW image burst buffer that now allows 25 consecutive images over the previous 15. [Read more...]