It was only a couple of days ago that the Blood Moon (September 27-28) generated immense hype across the world. And we saw images of the moon being captured even with smartphones, although the experience of shooting with an inadequate camera left a lot of people disappointed.
Clearly, astrophotography is quite unlike selfies and snapshots–it requires the right gear, and even the most basic options are not within everyone’s budget. Well, hopefully that won’t be the case for ever.
When the unassuming GoPro arrived, the world of photography changed for good–just the way it did when smartphones came equipped with powerful cameras. Action photography is now within the reach of ordinary people with limited technical expertise in operating cameras more advanced than their mobile devices.
The Tiny1 from TinyMOS aims to do the same in the field of astrophotography.
Tiny1–tiny body, powerful performance
Housed in a tiny aluminum-body, this camera is the budget answer to DSLRs (with mighty lenses) and telescope systems that can burn a hole in your pocket. The sensitive sensor of this camera can capture the night sky and its near-invisible detail with an exposure range of 30 seconds–even allowing for timelapse videos in 2.5K
The Point-To-The-Stars feature
The camera also comes with a useful Point-To-The-Stars feature that helps you identify and pinpoint objects in the sky that you wish to photograph, with the help of live previews and star charts.
Interchangeable lens camera
When you’re not shooting stars (pun intended), you can use the Tiny1 as a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. That’s a neat trick to make sure everyone’s happy.
Sample images from the camera
Evidently, this camera is targeted at the masses who would like a more powerful and capable alternative to their smartphones. The Tiny1 scores on size and performance both. Unless you’re a professional or serious astrophotographer, this is one good camera to carry around.
The camera is expected to launch in November this year. The future certainly looks brighter.