Alpine Labs Pulse

As a camera remote you can really do much better than this. The Alpine Pulse began life as a project on kickstarter, a project which was very successful. The Pulse is a great looking little device, which simply hooks up to your camera’s USB port and then once connected you can remotely shoot photos, video or time-lapse footage from your smartphone or tablet from up to 100 feet away.

Use the smartly designed app to access basic settings such as aperture, shutter and ISO, or play with advanced features that include time-lapse, long exposure and HDR bracketing. You can even control several cameras at once via the app. The pulse is small, cool looking and will last more than 24 hours on a full charge. It supports both iOS and Android platforms, the device will work with Over sixty Canon, Nikon and Panasonic cameras.

DJI introduces folding 4K drone

DJI has introduced the Mavic Pro, a portable drone that be folded down to fit into a backpack. It features a stabilised 4K 12 megapixel camera, a visual navigation system, a 4.3-mile (7km) range and up to 27 minutes of flight time on standard batteries. The Mavic Pro can be operated via a dedicated long-range remote controller, or through your smartphone for shorter distances. The Mavic Pro will retail for around £999.00.

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Ricoh reveals Theta SC

Ricoh have announced the arrival of their Theta SC. Ricoh have said that the SC enables ease of use for first-time 360° camera users’ and offers ‘high-resolution, fully spherical images with an output of approximately 14MP. Its large-aperture, twin-lens folded optics and a large image sensor, also offer improved sensitivity over the original Ricoh Theta, which was launched in 2013, and was the world’s first consumer 360° camera. The Theta SAC will be available from this month, priced at around £249.99.
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Sony Release the A6500 and the RX100 Mk V in time for Christmas

Sony have launched their A6500 SYSTEM camera, and also a ‘Mark V’ version of their RX100 flagship compact, have been launched in time to make the Christmas market. The 20.1 megapixel RX100 Mk V has what Sony claims is the world’s fastest AF acquisition at 0.05 seconds and also uses the world’s highest number of AF points on a sensor: 315 in total. Its one-inch sensor has been developed specifically for this model. The lens is a 24-70mm zoom with an f/1.8 maximum aperture. Sony have also added 4K video.

The new A6500 features a ‘4D Focus’ system and comes with 425 phase-detection points. It has a capture rate of 11fps with continuous auto focus and supports up to 8fps in live view shooting mode. It also features five-axis in-body image stabilisation and a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sized sensor. 4K-video is available for shooters in Super 35mm format.