Robotic dSLR Rigs at the Olympics Supply Previously Impossible Shots

Robot Cameras.jpgExpect to see some very cool new photos coming out of the Olympics this year. Thanks to 11 cameras set up by Reuters, you'll be seeing shots that were previously impossible to get. Instead of simply using fixed remote cameras, the photographers will be using Canon 1-DX cameras mounted onto crane like devices that allow for six-axis control.

The folks at Wired have a full story and plenty of pictures, and you can check out a behind-the-scenes video for more. Though some photographers worry that this will become a standard, the cameras are only being used for very specific shots that a human couldn't possibly get.

(via PetaPixel)