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Benro Announces New Rhino Tripod Kits As Well As The Benro Snoppa VMate Gimbal Camera

Benro has introduced a new tiny gimbal camera along with a new range of tripods available in kits with all new VX ball heads.

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Benro is today announcing the launch of Rhino, its new range of tripods available in kits with all new VX ball heads and they've also created a new gimbal camera with a 3-axis micro-stabilising system called the Benro Snoppa VMate.

 

Benro Rhino Tripod Series

Rhino Tripod from Benro

The new Rhino tripod series features four models with the smallest of the new tripods weighing 1.2kg with a maximum capacity almost 10 times that of 10kg and measures 35cm when folded. The largest stands over 170cm when fully extended and supports a max payload of 20kg, making it more than capable of supporting even the bulkiest of camera units along with a range of additional kit for studio shoots.

Features of the Rhino range include: 

  • Significant reduction of overall weight with no loss of quality or performance
  • New braided carbon fibre tube design allowing for improved weight capacity
  • The ability to attach accessory arms to the main tripod casting via three 3/8" threads
  • Auto-hold trigger making it easier than ever before to adjust tripod leg angles
  • Lengthened centre column locking mechanism to improve locking strength
  • Ergonomic grips to improve operation of twist leg locks
  • Three step self-adaptive rubber feet to improve stability
  • Reverse folding legs
  • Easy conversion to a monopod

Rhino Tripod from Benro

Rhino tripod kits feature three new Benro VX ball heads which offer: 

  • Significantly streamlined, simplified design to reduce weight and create an efficient, high-performance head
  • Dual panoramic function: both the base of the head and the camera release platform offer 360o pan movement
  • Newly designed QR platform and Arca-compatible plate to reduce weight with no loss of performance
  • Safety catch to prevent accidental plate removal

 

The Rhino range will be available from Benro Authorised Stockists from September 2020 with prices ranging from £200 to £290. 

 

Benro Snoppa VMate

Vmate camera

 

Benro has launched the first product out of its new Benro Imaging Lab, a technology thinktank for product designers, engineers and technology experts to collaborate on next-gen tech for creators. The Benro Snoppa VMate is a tiny gimbal camera with a 3-axis micro-stabilising system that captures 4K video with surround sound.

Benro's stabilising technology and a 90-degree rotating lens deliver video capture that is completely smooth, whether shooting while walking, running, on uneven terrain or from a moving vehicle. It can shoot vertically for social media or flip horizontally at the touch of a button for widescreen filming.

A professional-level 12-million pixel sensor enables film-quality 4k video capture at 60 frames-per-second, while its tiny 118g weight means it is truly take-anywhere. It also boasts a dual-mic system, allowing creators to choose between noise-cancelling or full stereo sound, while Bluetooth compatibility enables connection of external mics for even more audio options.

Vmate camera

The VMate has a 1.2-in touchscreen with high brightness (850 nit) for full onboard filming and control, even in bright sunlight. A built-in mobile phone holder enables phones to be used together with the gimbal for increased screen size or for remote control of the camera. Onboard Wi-Fi means phone and camera can connect seamlessly.

The Benro Snoppa VMate has a range of features and modes designed to help creators get the most from its groundbreaking technology. These include:

  • Broadcast mode enables use of the gimbal camera together with phone’s selfie camera to film commentary alongside image capture
  • POV mode: the gimbal automatically follows users’ movements to record first-person-view footage
  • Smart tracking to keep subjects automatically centred in frame
  • Class-leading slow-motion capture, up to 8x
  • Time-lapse and motion-lapse modes
  • Night mode for clear filming at night or in dark environments
  • Panoramic mode for stitching together horizontal images
  • Class-leading 210-minute battery life
  • 200Mbps bitrate and USB C 3.1 connectivity to download video files easily and quickly
  • Dual microphones on board for surround sound or noise-cancelling recording, with Bluetooth support for external audio

 

The VMate was launched on Indiegogo following its conception in the Benro Imaging Lab, achieving more than $1 million in funding and smashing its original target by almost 2000%. It is available to buy now from Benro Authorised Stockists priced at £269 SRP inc. VAT. 

For more information, visit the Benro website. 

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