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Grip Gear Movie Maker Set

Grip Gear Movie Maker Set

A set of portable accessories for smartphones, GoPros and small digital cameras which lets you capture pro-quality motion shots. Includes a remote-controlled 8-speed motorized slider that works horizontally or vertically, or as a 360º head for time-lapse and panoramic shots.

Panasonic Lumix GH5

Panasonic Lumix GH5

Panasonic’s beast can shoot 4K video at 60fps or 1080p at 180fps, has 20.4 mp resolution, a 2.36m dot OLED viewfinder, 5-axis stabilization, 9fps continuous shooting with autofocus, dual SD slots, and a full-size HDMI port among other upgrades over its predecessor, the GH4.

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SteadXP+

SteadXP+

This compact accessory adds sophisticated digital stabilization capabilities to any camera with a flash mount and a microphone input. As your camera captures video, it records motion information which is later used to remove shake. A GoPro version is also in the works.

GoPro: Best of 2016

GoPro: Best of 2016

2016 wasn’t exactly a stellar year for GoPro. But the company still makes damn good cameras, and their brand is still synonymous with the action camera market. Here’s a sampling of the shots made possible by GoPro from this year alone.

YI M1 Mirrorless Camera

YI M1 Mirrorless Camera

Looking for an interchangeable lens camera that won’t break the bank? YI’s digital camera has a Micro-4/3rds Sony sensor that shoots 20MP stills, and 4K video, has built-in Wi-Fi, and can currently be had with two lenses for just about 550 bucks. Available in black or silver.

Overhauling a Pentax

Overhauling a Pentax

Let’s observe Halifax, Nova Scotia shop Camera Repair Centre Ltd. delicately disassemble, clean, and reassemble the intricate mechanisms and delicate wires inside an old Pentax K1000 35mm camera. Isn’t everything better set to In the Hall of the Mountain King.

PureNight Photo Filter

PureNight Photo Filter

Shooting starlight photos can be a challenge. Even if you get the timing and exposure right, you can still get artifacts from light pollution. Lonely Speck’s filter cuts reflections and yellow and orange wavelengths, resulting in awesome shots straight from your camera.

Disk Based Cameras

Disk Based Cameras

The 8-Bit Guy shares four relics from the dawn of consumer digital photography. Sony’s Mavica line and Panasonic’s competing PalmCam used either floppy disks or mini discs for storage. They were slow and bulky, but already had the defining features of digital cameras.

Yuneec Breeze Drone

Yuneec Breeze Drone

The biggest challenge with most reasonably priced drones is that they’re hard to fly. Yuneec’s Breeze a 4K video quadcopter offers five automated flight modes to help you get the aerial shot you want without being an expert pilot. For a limited time save $100 at BestBuy.

Cineik Hot Shoe Handle

Cineik Hot Shoe Handle

Assuming you don’t keep a flash or a microphone in your camera’s hot shoe, this nifty gadget provides a new and easy way to carry your camera, with a sturdy quick-release aluminum handle that slides into that spot. It’s also great for stabilizing low-angle shots.

The First Ever Webcam

The First Ever Webcam

The 8-Bit Guy dusts off his Connectix QuickCam to show us how quickly time flies. The first commercially available webcam, this bad boy shoots in black and white at a resolution of 0.08 megapixels at up to 15fps, requires connection to two different ports and originally cost $100.

Fun with Thermal Imaging

Fun with Thermal Imaging

ElectroBOOM promotes the new Seek CompactPRO smartphone thermal imaging camera. He shows us a couple of fun and educational applications for the camera, such as making sure that your kid is still alive and just sleeping.

DJI Osmo Mobile

DJI Osmo Mobile

The Osmo Mobile is a 3-axis gimbal for smartphones. Together with DJI’s mobile app, it lets you shoot not just steady videos on the move but also motion timelapses and large panoramas. It also has a tracking mode, manual camera settings and an adjustable joystick.

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AER GoPro Dart

AER GoPro Dart

While it’s not likely to produce the kind of smooth and controlled video of a pricy drone, the AER looks like a fun way to capture short snippets of aerial footage and overhead stills on the cheap. It’s made from sturdy foam, and protects your camera from impact and water.

Sony RX100 V

Sony RX100 V

The premiere compact camera now has hybrid autofocus. The RX100 V is the first point-and-shoot to have 315 phase-detection focal points and the ability to shoot RAW at 24fps for up to 6s at a time. Shoots 4K video, 960fps super slow mo, and has a 24 to 70mm zoom lens.

GoPro Hero5 Black & Hero5 Session

GoPro Hero5 Black & Hero5 Session

Both the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session are waterproof up to 33ft out of the box, have voice control and shoot up to 4K video. In addition, the Hero5 Black shoots up 12MP images and has built-in GPS and electronic image stabilization up to 1080p.

How Phantom Cameras Are Made

How Phantom Cameras Are Made

The Slow Mo Guys built a career on the backs of Vision Research’s Phantom high speed cameras. So it’s only fitting that the YouTubers checked out the company’s factory in Wayne, New Jersey to see how the cameras are assembled.

Sony X3000R

Sony X3000R

The 4K-capable X3000R action camera has optical image stabilization, a new 8.2MP backlit CMOS sensor and a more user-friendly interface. If you’re fine with shooting only up to 1080p, check out the AS300, which is $100 cheaper.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

Garmin’s newest action camera looks a lot like a GoPro – it’s housing is even compatible with GoPro accessories – but the Virb Ultra 30 has a couple of unique features, including voice commands, 3-axis electronic image stabilization and performance data overlays.

Lomo’Instant Automat

Lomo’Instant Automat

Lomography’s newest instant camera is named after its user-friendly mode that automatically adjusts its shutter speed, aperture and flash timing for optimal lighting. It also has a long exposure mode and multiple exposure mode, and can be fitted with a wide angle lens.

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Povie Smartphone Mount

Povie Smartphone Mount

It may look silly, but Edelkrone’s necklace-style smartphone holder is actually quite useful. It’s perfect for shooting unboxings, instructional videos, or any scene you want shot from your point of view. Its angle can be adjusted and can hold up to 1/2 lb.

Laowa Ultra Wide Angle Lens

Laowa Ultra Wide Angle Lens

Venus Optics claims that its upcoming Laowa 12mm F/2.8 lens provides a 122º field of view with close to zero distortion. It’s also small and light enough to be used in a variety of situations, from professional use to documenting your travels.

Nico360 VR Camera

Nico360 VR Camera

Currently up for funding on Indiegogo, the Nico360 aims to be the tiny champion of 360° imaging. It uses dual fisheye lenses and on-board stitching to make 1440p VR videos, or 25mp stills. Built-in wi-fi allows for live streaming without a PC. It’s also waterproof.

Nest Cam Outdoor

Nest Cam Outdoor

The weatherproof version of Nest’s security camera. Nest Cam Outdoor plugs into a socket, and in return it gives you 130º 1080p video at all times. It also has a microphone and speaker so you can interact (or scare away) with the folks onscreen using Nest’s app.

Pearl RearVision

Pearl RearVision

An accessory for vehicles that don’t have rear-facing cameras. It has a pair of wide-angle cameras in a frame that mounts over the rear license plate. Video is sent via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android device. The app also alerts you of nearby objects.

Switchback GoPro Mount

Switchback GoPro Mount

A simple but much-needed accessory for GoPro cameras. The Switchback has a quick-release mechanism that stays attached to your camera, while its base is compatible with practically all GoPro mounts. It also lets you rotate the camera in 90º increments while it’s mounted.

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm builds on its beloved rugged mirrorless camera. The X-T2 has a new 24.3MP CMOS sensor, a significantly improved hybrid autofocus with 325 AF points, a 3″ LCD with three-way tilt, 4K video capability and an optional battery grip.

Tiny1 Astronomy Camera

Tiny1 Astronomy Camera

The Tiny1 is a compact camera designed to take pictures and videos of the night sky. It has a backside illuminated 4MP CMOS sensor, a removable IR-cut filter and proprietary noise reduction. It can also be used as a normal point-and-shoot and has optional lens adapters.

Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D

The X1D-50C is the world’s first compact mirrorless medium format camera. It has a 50MP sensor, 14 stops of dynamic range and 1/2000th of a second to 60 minute shutter speeds. It has its own range of lenses and an optional adapter for Hasselblad’s other lenses.

Restrap Sling Camera Strap

Restrap Sling Camera Strap

Restrap’s Sling uses magnets to secure the connectors with the strap itself, making it easy to transfer the strap between multiple cameras. It also has a magnetic lens cap holder and a pivot and quick release system to make it easy to bring the camera up to your face.

Olympus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Tough TG-Tracker

Waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, dustproof, and freezeproof, this action camera is ready to take on whatever you throw at it, shooting 4K video via a wide-angle F2.0 lens, with 5-axis image stabilization, and built in GPS, compass, altitude sensor, and accelerometers.

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