Nigel S

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on May 19, 2011

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Lee Jay: Every single GoPro remains the wrong shape for me. I'm going to be moving them through the air at 100mph on a model airplane so a big rectangular box with all that frontal area is a non-starter. I need one shaped like a Mobius but with the ability to remotely trigger 12+MP still captures. I also need a narrow-angle option like 60 degrees instead of these 120-170 degree devices.

Still can't find exactly what I need so I still haven't bought anything.

The Gitup F1 meets that spec, and is intended for that purpose including photos via the aircraft remote control, except that the narrow lens option is 90 not 60 degrees and it's not available for another week or two: http://www.gitup.com/home/78-gitup-f1-4k-wifi-action-camera.html
(And it has a 16:9 sensor so photos are 4K, not 12MP)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 07:56 UTC
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Hard to believe that an electric helicopter can fly 30 minutes on a charge. Simply amazing. This means that an electric airplane should be able to fly for at least 2 hours, since airplanes are at least 4 times more efficient than helicopters.

What's more surprising is that it can do it while traveling at 30mph, it generates extra lift at that speed relative to hovering. My P4 made a 3 mile round trip the other day including a 46mph flight to the target location, several minutes hovering to take some photos and an autonomous return flight, and on landing back at base the battery was still at 57% full. Changing batteries takes 5 seconds.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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blackcoffee17: Why no one makes a 1080p action camera with 2 megapixel sensor and huge pixels for amazing low light? Instead of 10MP on on tiny sensor.
I am sure would be a market for it.

Gitup Git1 - Native 1080 16:9 Sony IMX322 sensor, very nice in low light:
http://www.gitup.com/home/8-gitup-git1-action-camera-pro-packing.html

Same sensor is used in a lot of dashcams because of low motion blur at night.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
On article Just posted: Our in-depth Olympus E-PL3 review (45 comments in total)
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sbjaerum: Why can't sensor shift IS be used during video recording?

"Are there other reasons?"

One very big one is noise - you don't want IS sound on the soundtrack.

Also it is not really needed, at a frame rate of 60/s the exposure time for each frame must be less than 1/60th and so will have very little motion blur anyway. What is needed is to align the frames (remove the movement between frames) and that is best done in software.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 21:03 UTC
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