This here is something very interesting. It appears that the company View Factor has modified the latest GoPro Hero 3 camera to accept C-Mount lenses. Not only have they cracked it open, they have also given the camera the ability to enable or disable auto exposure–because without this the modification would just be a gimmick. On top of that the added CPU module can also punch in digital zoom for checking critical focus.
GoPro has become a (photography) household name over the last couple of years, and these cameras are used professionally already intercut with much more expensive cameras. Their quality and small size makes them quite unique, but this modification brings them to a whole new level. Which is surely exciting for those professionals who need a camera with more creative control.
At the moment, sadly, there are no plans to make a mass released product due to costs, but they are planning on renting the camera out at Radiant Images in Lost Angeles. The camera is compatible with all C-Mount lenses, but the rental package will include custom geared lenses and accessories. Here are some additional images of the Novo Digital Camera.
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