The Chronos 1.4 high speed camera is chugging along in it’s production process to backers of the project and also now to purchases outside the project which you can find here. There is a lot of info on the update that you will find interesting including the pictures that show parts of the machined case.
The OnePlus 3T is a phone that is really a near clone of the OnePlus 3 but with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 / Quad-core Kyro CPU vs the Snapdragon 820 on the previous one. The main improvement is that the 821 chip is able to run at full speed without overheating the phone and force a throttle down. Another improvement is a 3400mAh battery instead of 3000mAh on its older brother.
For slow motion however the camera should be the near the performance as camera improvements are “Intelligent Pixel Technology” which reduces noise in low light, New Saphire coated lens with slightly enhanced electronic image stabilization. The front selfie camera however offers 16MP on the 3T vs the 8MP of the OnePlus 3 which should yield much more detail for these types of captures.
The Chronos 1.4 high speed camera Kickstarter campaign has just a few days to go towards the final stretch. The extreme success of the campaign now nearing $500k Canadian Dollars or $370k USD is due to several factors including a compelling product, price point and good social media promotion.
There are just over 5 days to go before you can back this campaign. The 180 backers of the project are eager to get the camera scheduled to be delivered early next year by March or May depending on the pledge time. The early bird backer production is one week early according to David Kronstein the creator. PCB boards were sent for production last Sunday!
The end of 2016 is upon us and now it is time to look back across the year and see what delivered in affordable slow motion gear. While many cameras had higher frame rates, only a few really shined and delivered on the promise of offering HD quality and higher than normal frames per second “fps” at an attractive price point.
Many promised lots of performance and didn’t deliver and some have yet to ship which means they will not be counted in the running. Only cameras that are shipping and fully available are being considered for this list. However we will mention upcoming promised cameras as a side note for future consideration.
The Chronos 1.4 Kickstarter project has already surpassed $400k Canadian Dollars or close to $320K USD in funding with 150 backers. The passing of the $400k Canadian hits the Second Stretch goal post for the camera. The Android Control app is now going to be developed to interface with the camera allowing live view shooting and other features.
The Camera prototypes have also been used on a variety of YouTube channels which help spread the word about the campaign. Credit goes to the social media message distribution that David along with his connections was able to muster. It is very likely that the campaign would not have been as successful this early without the powerful push by Youtube channels. This should be a lesson to other projects on Kickstarter.
The Chronos 1.4 high speed camera launched just last week on Kickstarter has gathered so much support that it broke the $300 thousand US Dollar mark earlier today with 140 backers. The fact that a talented engineers in a garage “Apple Style” can crank such complex and full featured high speed cameras speaks volumes about the stagnation of camera companies when it comes to professional high speed adoption.
A company like Sony which has provided acceptable results with their RX100 and RX10 series lately in the low end of the range has the resources and technology to create something truly revolutionary in the high speed segment with a real professional high speed product launch. However we will have to do for now with the talented engineers that do create these fully featured cameras for the rest of us.