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…]
Deal: ION Air Pro 2 Action Camera for $114
B&H has the WiFi-enabled ION Air Pro 2 action camera with an accessory mount kit for $114.99 (reg. $199.99). It captures 1080p video, 14MP stills and is waterproof down to 30-feet. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Contour Sues GoPro for Patent Infringement
It seems that GoPro just can’t catch a break lately. After whiffing on the launch of the HERO4 Session, GoPro was subsequently sued by Polaroid because the Session rips off the Polaroid Cube‘s design. Then, GoPro had to drop the HERO4 Session price down to half the original retail price in order to move a few units during the holidays. Of course, holiday 2015 sales turned out woefully inadequate and GoPro is now restructuring and laying off employees. Of course, GoPro’s stock is in freefall and now shareholders are filing class action suits against GoPro because they think GoPro has been too optimistic about future sales.
In the midst of all of this turmoil, GoPro was sued by Contour, the bastard of the action camera industry, for patent infringement. [Read more…]
Sony’s AS50 Action Cam Offers 1080/60p XAVC S Capture & New Wristband Remote
Sony introduced the new HDR-AS50 action cam at CES 2016 last week. It feeatures an 11.1MP CMOS sensor and captures 1080/60p footage using the solid XAVC S codec for bitrates up to 50Mbps. It will also capture 720p video at 120fps. [Read more…]
Nikon Enters Action Cam Market with KeyMission 360° Camera
Along with the new D5 and D500‘s arrival at CES 2016, Nikon unveiled its upcoming action camera – the KeyMission 360. [Read more…]
PolarPro Nabs Mark Cuban as Investor on ABC’s Shark Tank
PolarPro, maker of action camera and drone accessories, just got a nice influx of $1-million on the ABC show Shark Tank. CEO Jeff Overall appeared on the show to pitch his company to the sharks.
After getting a $500,000 offer for a 10% stake in the company from Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec joined in for another $500,000 investment for an additional 10% stake. Overall accepted the deal with Cuban and Herjavec to secure a $1-million investment in his company. Check out the clip from Shark Tank below. [Read more…]
iOgrapher GO is a Grip and Rig for GoPro and Other Action Cams
The iOgrapher started as a way to turn the iPad into a more professional video capturing device. It worked and the company has since produced variations for several other iOS devices. It’s a relatively affordable (by iOS and video production standards) mount/grip/rig for the iPhone and iPad and now the company is launching the iOgrapher GO for use with GoPro and other action cameras. [Read more…]
Polar Pro’s PowerGrip H2O is a Waterproof Battery-Powered GoPro Grip
I reviewed PolarPro’s PowerPole earlier this year and it’s pretty awesome. However, as I said in the review, it could be better if it was waterproof. Now, Polar Pro has a product that does just that – the PowerGrip H2O. [Read more…]
DJI Launches Osmo 4K Camera & Integrated Gimbal
DJI is finally bringing its handheld gimbal 4K camera to market. After DJI previewed the tech back in January at CES 2015, DJI has announced the Osmo 4K camera with integrated gimbal will be available next week for $649. [Read more…]
Pakpod is a Versatile New Tripod for GoPro & Smartphone Cameras
Pakpod is a reimagined tripod designed specifically for GoPro and smartphone shooters. It launched as a Kickstarter project yesterday and has already received over 50% of its pledge goal. [Read more…]
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