Rollcap 4K action cam will have a built-in 3-axis image stabilizer

rollcap zerotech 4k action cam 3 axis image stabilizing gimbal 2
Apparently there aren’t already enough action cameras on the market. Chinese drone manufacturer ZeroTech has announced that it will soon launch Rollcap, a 4K-capable action camera that features an integrated 3-axis stabilization gimbal, later this year.

Smaller than the size of a pop can, Rollcap is designed to negate the need for an external gimbal by building it right into the frame of the camera itself. To help stabilize the 4K video and 13 megapixel stills, Rollcap’s self-contained gimbal rolls, tilts, and pans +/- 85 degrees, +/- 30 degrees, and +/- 40 degrees, respectively.

rollcap zerotech 4k action cam 3 axis image stabilizing gimbal 0920cs4

In front of its sensor is a 94-degree lens that is roughly equivalent to a 21mm lens on a full-frame camera. On the side of the camera is the power button, as well as a MicroUSB port, presumably used to charge the camera and transfer data if you’re in a hurry.

rollcap zerotech 4k action cam 3 axis image stabilizing gimbal 4

A dedicated smartphone app is used for composing shots and changing camera settings, while triggering the camera can be done both through the app as well as on the camera using the Rollcap’s single button. Various camera modes include a high-speed burst mode for stills, a timelapse mode, a self-timer mode, an HDR mode, and a slow-motion video mode designed for capturing video at higher frame rates.

rollcap zerotech 4k action cam 3 axis image stabilizing gimbal

There’s little additional information in terms of detailed specs or an exact release date, but ZeroTech has confirmed that Rollcap will retail for between $500 and $600 when it drops in late 2017. This price point puts it on the higher end of the action-cam market, but considering it effectively includes a gimbal as part of the setup, it comes out to about the same as what you would expect to pay for a 4K action cam and separate gimbal.

Emerging Tech

Light, speed: Lighting kit for DJI Mavic 2 lets you fly and film in the dark

Lume Cube, maker of small battery-powered LED lights for mobile photography, has announced a new lighting kit built specifically for the DJI Mavic 2 -- the first of its kind. Already our favorite drone, this makes the Mavic 2 even better.
Smart Home

Ward off porch pirates with the best outdoor security cameras

Worried about porch pirates stealing your packages, or intruders entering your home? Always be in the know about who or what is on your property by installing one of these outdoor security cameras.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Mobile

The Galaxy S10 may be announced before MWC, sell for up to $1,750

While we still may be months away from an announcement, there's no doubt about it: Samsung is working hard on its successor to the Galaxy S9. Here's everything we know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10.
Photography

These are the best action cameras money can buy

Action cameras are great tools for capturing videos of your everyday activities, whether it's a birthday party or the steepest slope you've ever descended on your snowboard. These are the best money can buy.
Photography

Canon holiday sale features the Rebel T6 2-lens kit for just $449

If you have a budding photographer in your life in need of a real camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 could make the perfect gift. Canon is currently offering the camera in a two-lens bundle for just $449 through December 29.
Mobile

Leave the laptop at home, the iPad Pro is the travel buddy to take on vacay

The iPad Pro is a powerful tablet that's perfect for creatives and professionals. How does it fare when traveling with it as a laptop replacement? We took it on a two week trek in Japan to find out.
Social Media

Instagram’s 2018 year in review shines a light on where our hearts are

What did Instagram users share the most in 2018? A lot of heart emojis, heart face filters, and heart GIFs. The platform recently shared the year's top trends, including hashtags like #fortnite and #metoo along with a few surprises.
Deals

Want a fun, affordable instant camera? The Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S is just $49

Instant cameras have had a surprising resurgence of late, and no brand is better recognized in the instant photo space today than Fujifilm Instax. Walmart is currently offering the Instax Mini 7S for just $49.
Photography

Not just for Lightroom anymore, Loupedeck+ now works with Photoshop

Loupedeck+ can now help photographers edit in Photoshop too, thanks to physical controls for swapping tools, running actions, and more. The photo-editing console expanded to include Photoshop in the list of compatible editing programs.
Emerging Tech

The best drone photos from around the world

Most of today's drones come equipped with high-end cameras, which are quickly revolutionizing the world of aerial photography as we know it. Here are some of the best drone photos from around the world.
Computing

Need a monitor for professional photo-editing? These are the very best

Looking for the best monitor for photo editing? You'll need to factor in brightness, color accuracy, color gamut support and more. Fortunately, we've rounded up the best ones for you, to help you make an educated purchase.
Photography

2018 was a terrific year for new cameras. Here are our favorites

This year, we saw the unveiling of several exciting new cameras. We look back at our favorite models -- each delivering something unique, yet all are powerful and feature-rich. Camera fans, rejoice!
Photography

Grit and gear: How Chris Hershman went from retail clerk to music video director

How did Chris Hershman go from working a music retail job to working with bands like NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot? The music video director and filmmaker talks to us about video, tech, and Nikon's new mirrorless.