Panorama video is a neat concept that you find utilized in the sneakiest of places. Sporting events such as Formula 1 often have a camera mounted on the top that swivels to catch action, but doesn’t quite give a sharp 360-degree experience. A new Kickstarter campaign could change that, aiming to bring 4K shooting to your entire field of view.
As monitors continue to get more pixel-dense, one well-heeled standard is being scaled equally to remain pertinent. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is announcing the DisplayPort 1.3 audio/visual standard, which brings in more bandwidth to help you push pixels along without lag or degradation.
Panasonic has a new set of firmware updates for the GH4 and FZ1000, bringing higher quality 4K video recording as well as the company's new "4K Photo" mode for grabbing a still out of Ultra HD footage. The updates, which will be released in October 2014, also bring USB tethered shooting to the GH4.
4K video recording looks to be the must-have feature for compact cameras in 2014, and the Panasonic DMC-LX100 ticks that box and more, replacing the LX7 in the process. While its 12.8-megapixel sensor may seem low, Panasonic argues that it's actually all by design: the signal to noise ratio is kept down, with the LX100 capturing more light.
Samsung keeps pushing photographers toward a smarter breed of camera, and the Samsung NX1 SMART Camera is the latest attempt, complete with 4K video recording and a new 50-150mm f/2.8 S lens. Packing g 28-megapixel, BSI CMOS sensor with, so Samsung claims, the company's fastest autofocus to-date, the NX1 packs in a new NX AF System III with a whopping 205 phase-detection autofocus points.
Yes, that isn't a typo. It's actually $999.99, which practically makes it $1,000. Granted, the app's purpose is quite noble and the results it gives might very well justify the costs. i4software's Vizzywig 4K lets you produce and distribute 4K videos from your iPhone 5s. A complete 4K video workflow all from the convenience of your 2013 iPhone model Unfortunately, for now, it will have to be only that model and only on iOS 7. If you want to keep on using this app, you shouldn't upgrade to iOS 8 until further notice.
Nokia has long been known for great cameras, and Microsoft seems eager not to let that reputation slide, promising a new update for Lumia Windows Phones that puts photography front and center. Lumia Denim builds on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 version with some Lumia-specific exclusive features, most notably the new Lumia Camera.
At IFA 2014 next week, LG will be on a roll not just with mobile devices but with its TV and display business. Following the announcements of several of its new units over the past few weeks, the manufacturer has just announced the start of pre-orders for its newest pair of curved OLED TVs, claimed to be the first in the market to sport 4K resolutions using this display technology.
Acer has taken the wraps off of its latest gaming notebooks, the Aspire V Nitro series, along with a clutch of new 4K2K and WQHD displays for those who demand extra pixels. Powered by a choice of 4th- or 5th-gen Intel Core processors paired with NVIDIA GeForce graphics up to GTX 860M, the Aspire V Nitro range will be offered in 15- and 17-inch sizes, with the range topped by the Aspire V Nitro-Black Edition.