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29 Mar

4 Awesome Things to Do With a GoPro Karma

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The GoPro Karma is finally back on sale after being on recall for nearly 3 months! With fixes to their battery compartment, GoPro has now ensured that its Karma drone is fully functional and ready to hit the skies "flying." With GoPro being the founding father of action adventure camera equipment, it was only logical for them to expand to the skies. Here are some neat feats you can accomplish with the GoPro Karma. Grab N' Go Photo via BlessThisStuff The Karma was built on the simple GoPro idea of making the world's most versatile camera. Whether it be on the ground or the air, the Karma was meant for situations where you want to capture an amazing shot....
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15 Feb

Heavyweight Battle of the Drones: Phantom 4 vs. Mavic Pro

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As the commercial drone market starts its long awaited boom, there has only been one clear front runner to lead the charge. The French company Parrot has struggled to produce top of the line products and American born GoPro just entered the drone scene with a major setback due to the recall of the Karma drone. That leaves us with two primary players, DJI and 3D Robotics (3DR). With strong initial funding, 3DR seemed to go round for round with DJI, but as time wore on, 3DR shifted its emphasis toward software solutions. Hence, DJI remains the only strong candidate in commercial drone hardware manufacturing. That leaves us to wonder, which of the DJI drones will continue to dominate the commercial...
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2 Feb

4 Most Popular Drone Uses For Aerial Photography

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Whether you're an established photographer with years of experience or just starting out and learning the basics, aerial photography is undoubtedly in the future of the industry. The ability to capture angles and shots that were largely unachievable has made drones an incredibly popular instrument for a number of different forms of photography. Below are some of the most popular uses and the best drones with tips on how to shoot stunning aerial images. Wedding Photo & Video Production Due to the once in a lifetime singularity of wedding photography, there is a ton of pressure to get the perfect shots. Every couple wants their wedding to be special and documenting those precious moments bares a challenging task. In addition to the standard,...
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19 Jan

Top 4 Anticipated Drones of 2017

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It’s 2017 and drones are here to stay, whether they are soaring in the skies capturing majestic aerial shots or crashing oh so elegantly into skyscrapers. The public opinion that drones are used primarily for military deployment are slowly dwindling as the idea of using drones for photography, surveying, and agriculture are becoming vastly popular. Commercial market leaders such as DJI, Parrot, and Yuneec are all developing the latest technology to make drone flight more reliable, safe, and thoughtless for the everyday user. That being said, 2017 is a novel year for these companies to come out with revolutionary technology to take aerial photography to the next level. Here are the top four drones we are anticipating to make a huge...
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11 Jan

Lumoid’s Favorite Cameras of 2016

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If you didn’t get the new gear you were hoping for during the holidays, it’s not too late for a little from-me-to-me present. And with some seriously powerful cameras released in 2016, why not start the new year off right and go for something that will completely change the way you shoot. So if you’re in the market for a new camera, or just want to drool over the new gear that’s out there, this list is here for you. 1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Fans of Canon’s 5D series rejoice! The new Mark IV is even more powerful than the previous cameras in the series, with an upgraded 30.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor paired with an advanced DIGIC 6+ Image...
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27 Sep

The Photo Gear You Need for Your Tropical Vacation

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When you're jet-setting to a warm island locale for some well-deserved vacay R&R, you definitely want to bring along a camera to document all the beautiful sites and landscapes you're bound to explore. However, it's also pretty important that you're not weighed down by cumbersome photo gear - who wants to lug a massive telephoto lens and tripod to the beach? Not to mention, there's also the chance of ruining your gear thanks to pesky sand and salt water. To get the best shots possible with the least amount of hassle, the next time you're headed to some gorgeous, balmy spot like Hawaii, The Bahamas or Cancun, try out this beach-ready gear from Lumoid. 1. The Weekender This camera kit is small in size,...
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23 Sep

GoPro Launches New Hero5 Models and Highly Anticipated Karma Drone

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Action camera and drone enthusiasts, the day is finally here! GoPro has unveiled their two new camera models, the Hero5 Black and the Hero5 Session, as well as their much-awaited (and first ever) drone, the Karma. Let's break down each of GoPro's latest goodies below. Hero5 Black & Hero5 Session GoPro's new camera models come with some great upgrades over their predecessors, including native waterproofing and voice control features. The Hero5 Black is designed with a 2-inch touchscreen, a sensor that takes 12-megapixel images and a handy-dandy GPS. Much like the Hero4, it shoots 4K at 30 frames per second. Another cool upside to the Hero5 is its ability to auto-upload photos and videos to your GoPro Plus account, meaning you can...
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20 Sep

Garmin Releases New Action Cam with Voice Control

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Though many have tried to usurp GoPro from the action camera throne, there’s a reason the name GoPro remains the dominant and most reputable brand in the field – they make a quality product that many consumers adore. However, an unlikely newcomer to the action cam market might finally have a formidable weapon to pull off what so many others have tried and failed to do. Garmin, heretofore most known for their navigation systems and line of fitness-minded smartwatches, has announced the release of the VIRB Ultra 30, an action camera that possesses something no GoPro does: voice control features. At a time where most have been impatiently awaiting news and details regarding the GoPro Hero 5 and its release, Garmin crept...
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5 Aug

This Action Camera Has Built-In Cell Service for Live Streaming on the Go

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Watch out, GoPro! There’s a new action camera on the market, and this one has built-in LTE cell service to enable instantaneous live streaming from the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest bodies of water. Startup Sioeye has unveiled two versions of its live streaming, cell servicing action camera: the Iris4G Blink and Iris4G 4K. Currently, the Iris4G 4K is available for a price tag of $429, while its little cousin, the Iris4G Blink arrives this October for just $249. The essential difference between the two cameras is – shocking spoiler alert! – the Iris4G 4K can record and stream in 4K, while the Iris4G Blink taps out at 1080p. Both of Sioeye’s cameras support 3G...
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3 Aug

Must-Have Gadgets For Your Summer Beach Vacation

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As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise higher, many of us will be taking some time to bask in summer’s glory by heading to its defining environment: the beach. With every excursion, the proper gear is necessary to complete and enhance the experience. While bathing suits, sunscreen and beach towels are the obvious culprits, this list is to broaden your mind and introduce you to some tech gear that will complement your beach vacay perfectly and make you cool for the summer. Whether you’re pulling a day trip or a week-long adventure, the gear below will take your beach experience to new heights. Best of all, all of these gadgets are available to rent for a trial period...
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