Saturday, January 7, 2017
CES 2017 - TinyMOS Tiny1 brings Astrography to a pocket friendly size
Design and specs
The camera features a aluminum shell which gives it a solid boxy feel similar to that of the Chronos camera (another great crowdfunded project)The camera body comes in either silver and black and has a touchscreen interface at the back - which is powered by Android .
The camera , designed by a bunch of university students has ability to adapt Nikon F and Canon EF lenses and even mount to telescopes with a custom made 1.25" adapter and thanks to its 4mp 1" sensor with a retractable IR filter , the larger pixel size means that you will have more light hitting the sensor -resulting in better low light performance than say a 12 or 16 mp sensor of the same size .
The small 1 inch sensor also has the ability to create a higher field of view value - for example - popping in a 70-200mm at the 200 end will give you about 1400mm equivalent on the Tiny1 -resulting in you being able get a closer image of whatever you are shooting at . The camera also has the ability to track celestial objects via its built in star map -app allowing the user to sync both both his or her phone to the camera for better tracking . Once the photo is taken , it can be shared directly to the connected smartphone in a few taps for social media sharing .
The camera "Body only" is said to be $484 upwards or $449 for Indiegogo-ers
Full specs of the TinyMOS Tiny 1 are not revealed yet as it still is a ongoing project with Indiegogo . If you are interested , click the links below to explore more details on this device
Indiegogo link - Indiegogo/tiny1
Source - Androidauthority