DJI has just announced the DJI Mini 4 Pro, the latest model in its Mini series of compact and foldable sub-250g drones.
The single camera on the Mini 4 Pro has a Type 1/1.3 CMOS sensor with dual native ISO, a 24mm (equiv.) lens, and a fixed F1.7 aperture. It can capture 48MP images and rests on a 3-axis gimbal that can tilt 60º upward. The camera is capable of cropping in up to 2X for photos and up to 4X when capturing video.
The Mini 4 Pro with DJI RC-N2 Remote Controller and one Intelligent Flight battery starts at $759. This same package, with the RC 2 Remote Controller, is $959. The DJI Mini 4 Pro Fly More Combo, which includes the RC 2, three Intelligent Flight batteries, a two-way charging hub, and a carrying bag costs $1,099 while the Fly More Combo Plus, with Intelligent Flight Plus batteries that power the drone up to 45 minutes, comes out to $1,159.
OM SYSTEM today officially announced the new OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 camera.The US price is $549.99 and it will be released in September 27, 2023. The price of the TG-7 at $549 is $100 more than the MSRP of the TG-6 ( (Amazon | B&H | Adorama)) when it launched. It will be available in red or black when it ships later this month.
The new OM SYSTEM Tough TG-7 is available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama.
GoPro officially announced the new GoPro HERO12 Black camera. The US price is $399 and it will be released in September 13, 2023. Now the new GoPro HERO12 Black is available for pre-order at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Sony has announced the ZV-E1, a new full-frame interchangeable lens mirrorless camera which uses the same 12MP sensor as the Sony Alpha A7S III. It’s a camera with the sophisticated selfie mics and face-the-camera approach of the existing ZV models but one that shares many of its internals with the Sony a7S III and FX3.
The new ZV-E1 will be available in May 2023 at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers, for an estimated retail price of $2,199.99 USDand $2,999.99 CAN. Preorders in US available atB&Hphoto, Amazon, Adorama.
12MP full-frame CMOS sensor with no mechanical shutter
UHD 4K video at up to 60p without crop
Full HD (1080) footage at up to 120p
4K/120p and 1080/240 will be added later (a paid upgrade in some regions)
5-axis image stabilization
UVC 4K/30p video stream when plugged in as USB device
4k60 & 4k 120 (no crop), 4k120 will NOT be launch at first, will come with firmware update after the summer
no pixel binning
Cheaper than the a7s III (now over 3000 dollars/Euro)
The new Sony ZV-E1 body will be a mix of the FX3 and the a7C, and if the AF is based on the a7R V, it is possible that the new ZV-E1 will be equipped with an AI chip, which will take its performance to a whole new level.
In terms of video capabilities, the ZV-E1 is expected to offer 4K60 and 4K120 without any crop, which is a significant improvement over the a7S III. However, it is worth noting that the 4K120 feature will not be available at launch and will be released via a firmware update after the summer.
Sony officially announced the new compact Sony ZV-1F vlogging camera with a Type 1 (13.2×8.8mm) sensor and a fixed 20mm equivalent lens. The US price is $499, $300 less than the launch price of the existing ZV-1 model.
According to latest Sony rumors, Sony will announce a high-power zoom camera with a fixed lens in late 2022. This rumor refers to the highly anticipated Sony RX 10V.
“The main differentiator (from the current model) is that AI / Computation Photo technology will be introduced for the first time as a Sony camera. Also, the design and ergonomics have been improved, the flash has disappeared, and the α6600. The same battery will be used. The lens will be the same as the old model. This camera will be blackout-free and will have a continuous shooting function of up to 24 frames / sec.”
Since the information is unreliable, it seems better to ask about half the story at the moment, but if Sony RX10 V really appears, it will be the first model change in 5 years.
Currently, the market for integrated lens cameras is significantly smaller than before, but Panasonic, Nikon, and Canon still have a lineup of large integrated lens cameras equipped with high-power zoom, so Sony is in this category. It may not be so strange to introduce a new model with.
If the specs are as rumored, the new model is likely to be a normal evolution model that uses AI technology.