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Black Friday Slow Motion Deals 2017!

Black Friday Slow Motion Deals 2017!

It is that time of the year again when you get to use your savings to get that piece of gear you have been eyeing for a while. Discounted cameras and lenses start to inundate the web to make way for new upcoming releases next year.  We have distilled the slow motion capable gear that has a discount and listed it for easy access.

Be mindful that many cameras are being discounted for the sake of clearing inventory, which means that new models that may replace that line will come sometime soon usually after CES and NAB events.  If you still feel you can wait for new gear, by all means, do so but if you simply need a camera or lens right now and want a good deal, we try to make that task easier. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Black Friday Slow Motion Camera Deals!

Black Friday Slow Motion Camera

It’s that time of year when we examine the best deals out there for super slow motion capable cameras. Some discounts are hard to pass while others are downright ridiculous compared to retail prices when the gear was launched. If you are thinking to buy a gift for someone or yourself that does high frame rates then we have a few picks that will make it easier.

There is a plethora of options to choose from but we will focus on the best category contenders that have received a type of deal that does justice to either Black Friday or Cyber Monday! We will outright reject anything that just barely does higher frame rates and focus on cameras that do them well and have in some cases room for going head to head with very expensive ones. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

DJI Mavic Pro vs GoPro Karma Slowmo!

DJI Mavic Pro vs GoPro Karma

There has been extreme excitement over the last month for both the GoPro Karma Drone and the DJI Mavic Pro being the first truly portable and collapsible drones that offer professional features and a quality camera. However when we focus on the video quality it is clear that by several measures the Mavic Pro seems to be a step down compared to the DJI Phantom 4 and here lies the main issue between these two competing platforms.

GoPro has not been a quality champ ever since the DJI Phantom 3 came out. The Hero Camera with much more wide angle distortion and less sharpness was a letdown by being pretty much the same since the last refresh of the GoPro Hero 3+ several years ago. The GoPro way has been footprint reduction and feature addition instead of image quality hikes. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

DJI Mavic Pro Drone Takes Aim At GoPro Karma!

dji mavic pro drone

DJI the maker of the Phantom drone has answered GoPro back with a direct competitor to the Karma drone announced last week. The new DJI Mavic Pro drone is extremely portable; even more so than the Karma and has obstacle avoidance technology along with ground awareness which is missing from the GoPro completely. It also has the follow me feature in more modes than ever which makes shooting with it a breeze. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

GoPro Hero 5 Black and Karma Drone Lift Off!


There was probably no other camera out there with more expectations to raise the high frame rates threshold than the GoPro Hero 5 Black.  Disappointingly they stayed the same as what we had in the Hero 4 Black of last year.  However there is a lot to like in the new update and the Karma Drone might be the real upgrade for the camera line by using a handheld stabilizer that works in your hand and in the air within the same bundle.

The Hero 4 Black and Silver are still relevant and usable in the new Karma drone with no adjustments. It is good of GoPro to still support their camera line but it is hard to fathom why the GoPro 3 Black and 3+ are not supported since they basically are very close in shape and design to the Hero 4. It may be time for some creative people to come with a way to use these cameras in the drone. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

DJI OSMO Stabilized 120fps in your hand!


DJI Has announced a portable 3-Axis Gimbal camera system called DJI OSMO that rivals the best handheld  camera options from the competition with an integrated ZENMUSE X3 camera “Same as the one found in the DJI Inspire 1 drone.    You get a ton of standard features like an intelligent panning mode and auto panorama with also a timelapse & intervalometer to boot.   You will need to supply a Phone or other portable device with iOS or Android in order to have a live preview screen and set up the camera / adjust settings.

Specs for the DJI OSMO portable stabilized camera:

Video Resolution:
  • UHD: 4K (4096 x 2160) 24/25p
  • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) 24/25/30p
  • 2.7K (2704 x 1520) 24/25/30p
  • FHD: 1920 x 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p*
  • HD: 1280 x 720 24/25/30/48/50/60p
Sony Exmor R CMOS; 1/2.3” Effective pixels: 12.40M (Total pixels: 12.76M)
Still Photography Modes:
Single Shot Photo Burst Mode: 3/5/7 shots Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames @ 0.7EV bias Interval Timelapse Auto Panorama Selfie Panorama
Video Recording Modes:
Auto; Slow Motion Max. Video Bitrate: 60 Mbps

Video Formats: MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) → Continue Reading Full Post ←