The year has barely just started and we’re thirsty for new stuff. Well, can’t blame ourselves, can we? Technology, these days, has been making such rapid progress and it’s not unlikely that many things will change in just one year.
As we’re living in a time in which everything is shared, especially pictures and videos, this is an industry that has been growing rapidly too. After all, who doesn’t want to be recorded with the best lenses, or maybe, go live on Facebook or Instagram in the best resolution?
If you can relate, well, here’s where you belong: people who just love technology. This post is specially for you. I’ve searched for the 10 top gadgets you can use to create your videos and pictures this year. You won’t believe your eyes, it’s just so much new stuff and technology. I dare even say you’ll feel you’re inside an episode of Black Mirror. Check it out:
Is there anything more convenient than just grabbing your own smartphone and taking amazing pictures? Even better if you can put one of the Olloclip lenses on your phone. Their new lenses, called Lens Set, enhance the quality of your picture making it quite similar to a professional one.
Besides, they fit your front and back cameras so perfectly. Which means your selfies can also look incredible now. According to the manufacturer, with the Olloclip lenses you can create pictures with Fisheye, Super Wide and Macro (the one that captures all the smallest details) effects.
And if you want to make a cool video, the brand also features an articulating hub with 225º rotation to shoot or photograph nearly anything around you. It’s just too much technology for one only gadget. I gotta say it: If I were you, I’d get one of these lenses right now, so I’d get the best pictures ever (not to mention likes and shares).
And to keep your pictures and videos safe and sound, risking no chance of having your phone crash and losing everything, an external hard drive is a nice pick. I’d recommend the Seagate gadget.
Their Backup Plus line features four versions, with capacities that range from 500GB and 4TB. I’m sure it’s enough space for all your memories and adventures.
Who said we wouldn’t live to see drones around? Well, Mavic Pro can prove you wrong. This small gadget is everything you could ask for when it comes to record beautiful images from up there.
Its compact size makes it hard to believe its technology. With 24 powerful computing cores, an all-new transmission system with a seven-kilometer range (that, according to the manufacturer, when the drone is unobstructed and free of intereference), five vision sensors and a 4K stabilized camera. We’re talking about endless technology here.
Very similar to those tripods used with cameras (however, with much more technology this time), this gadget makes your smartphone stable and turns it into a static camera.
In accordance with the manufacturer, you can shoot cinematographic videos at any time at all (with the DJI Go app), capture timelapses or live stream. And forget the shake of your hands. No such thing.
Besides that, with the ActiveTrack technology the app features allows Osmo Mobile to keep your phone facing you as you move. You know when you’re unsure as to shoot some scene or be in it in fact? Now you can do both with this gadget.
If you’re aiming at something even more professional-like in terms of videos, you must get this microphone. The Rode VideoMic Pro was developed to be used with DSLR cameras, video cameras and portable audio recorders.
According to the info on the manufacturer’s website, the microphone features a 1/2 inch condenser capsule which guarantees high-quality transmission by means of a connector that reduces the noise.
Compact, the condenser mic has quality for broadcasting. It says it’s got a 70-hour battery life and comes with a boompole for easy mounting. Tell me? Isn’t it everything you needed to make that professional video and get a bunch of new followers?
The Apple phone, which always causes a buzz, was no different this time. For the technophiles out there, I believe the biggest change Apple made has to do with iPhone 7 Plus new camera. The phone comes with two lenses.
Other than the 12MP with the wide-angle lens, they’ve added a 12 megapixel camera, but with a telephoto lens, which zooms closer without losing quality, even if from far. And this double camera has yet more advantages: you can take clear pictures from short distances and make videos with a 2x optical zoom.
Their greatest increment is related to the fact that the camera does not prevent you from taking breathtaking pictures, even if the lighting is not the best. So that it is possible, it relies on an F1.7 lens that captures more light than usual so that the pictures look more clear and detailed.
Plus, Samsung has also added a lens with two focuses. Which makes the imaging amazing and much more clear, not to mention the nearly zero risk of losing the focus as well as that unique moment you’re about to record.
Sony’s mirrorless camera is recommended for professionals and casual photographers. That’s because its technology can make your pictures look much better. According to Sony, the camera features the world’s first back-illuminated 35 mm full-frame CMOS image sensor. Besides its high-resolution technology, that’s been upgraded. Now it’s possible to make 4K videos.
Featuring compact design (which couldn’t be better since it means we can bring it everywhere), this camera brings a sensor called CMOS, which makes the capture of high-quality videos and pictures much easier.
Plus, this gadget features 20.1 megapixel resolution. Needless to say that if you’re planning to print some picture, you won’t believe its quality (you can even put it up a wall). And that’s not all. This gadget keeps your video in high quality, even if you’re editing it in the camera. So you can make a scene even more interesting – without lacking in resolution.
Let’s say there’s an image or a video you want to make, but you’re afraid it’ll look shaky. Then there’s nothing better than having a tripod on you, right? My suggestion is getting this one by Joby. With flexible joints, this accessory can be used in all kinds of terrain (including uneven surfaces, grids and rails).
And there’s more: it can secure cameras weighing up to 3kg. So if you really want to take the most amazing pictures and videos, this is a gadget you just can’t miss.
A plethora of new stuff
These are some of the incredible gadgets I’ve found. And that’s not all. I’ll make sure to show you the new stuff as they came out throughout the year. You won’t believe how technology can outdo itself. You just wait, pal.