The Novo is As Small as a GoPro But Takes C Mount Lenses


NAB 2013 is showing us lots of cool stuff–and the latest is the Novo from Radiant Images (which was actually released back in February). Specifically being marketed as taking away lots of the limitations that a GoPro has, the Novo also will use C-Mount lenses (but no word on the sensor size) Micro Four Thirds users should be very familiar with these as many of them love to hack them onto their cameras. But we’ve also previously done a round up of which lenses are actually worth trying. But beyond that, you can take off the auto-exposure function because you can adjust the aperture of the lens manually. Radiant Images also will unveil brand-new accessories available for the camera, including a wireless follow-focus system and a wireless video solution.

The Novo has an aluminum body that is being billed as 20 percent thinner than the GoPro Hero3, and includes three bottom and two front 1/4-20 mounting points. Also, four buttons on the front (REC, PWR, WiFi & AUX) are assignable to several functions depending on the application. The Aux button turns the auto exposure on/off, but can also be utilized for other functions, such as digital zoom. And just like the Hero, it incudes things like the LCD touch screen, power backpack and WiFi connectivity for wireless camera control and can shoot, “cinema-quality 2K and 4K resolution.”

We’re going to try to get one in our palms as soon as we can–so stay tuned!

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.