There’s a difference between having a DSLR camera and knowing how to effectively use it. It’s even become difficult for the professionals to sometimes capture the best shot in an unfamiliar environment. Manually adjusting the camera is also time-consuming. However, now there’s a new device called Arsenal, which is a new attachment for your DSLR or mirrorless camera that will help you take the best shot using artificial intelligence.
No matter what is the condition of the environment, light, temperature, this intelligent assistant for your DSLR will help you get the perfect shot every time. This ultra light device comes with a compatible app for iOS and Android device to let you control your camera with your smartphone.
Missing the perfect shot? Never again!
Activating Arsenal’s AI assistant setting is just a matter of a single tap. Trained on thousands of great photos, its AI assistant can visualize the optimal settings for the scene you’re about to shoot. Using 18 different environmental factors, it then fine tunes those settings and provides you perfect settings for any shot.
Go wireless and control your camera with your smartphone
With the help of its compatible app, you can now control your camera with your smartphone from up to 100 feet away. Just take your phone and adjust the shutter speed, aperture and ISO, preview the shot and finally trigger the shutter from your smartphone. Also, instead of reviewing images from your camera’s tiny screen, you can now review it on your smartphone and share it on social media.
Tricky light? Not a problem anymore
Arsenal makes it easier for you to capture scenes with High Dynamic Range (HDR) by automating advanced photo stacking techniques. It lets you take multiple exposures in seconds and merge them into a single RAW or JPG file on your camera without any post production.
Arsenal lets you capture your entire scene in sharp focus with the help of focus stacking. It first measures the optimal number of exposures, then puts them at various focus positions, and finally unites them into a single crystal clear image.
No need of expensive neutral density filters
If you’re planning to buy some expensive neutral density filters for your camera, avoid it. Arsenal helps you capture images with rich color and dramatic motion blurs.
There will be fewer photographers who don’t like time lapses. Ryan Stout, the creator of Arsenal and his team claim to design the best time-lapse interface. All you have to do just adjust the parameters, and then ask this intelligent assistant to synthesize the exposure in changing the light for a smooth day-to-night transition. It will do the rest of the work. You can then leave your camera working and come back in the middle of the process and make some adjustment.
Supports popular DSLRs
Dozens of popular DSLR and mirrorless camera brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Fuji are supported by Arsenal. This device connects to your camera via USB and you can control it from your smartphone.
Backed by Artificial Intelligence
To create this AI device, Stout taught a number of convolutional neural networks (or CNNs) to analyze images. This is the same algorithm used in self-driving cars. To train basic feature recognition for his neural sets, he drew on a number of public datasets, and then fed Arsenal with high-quality photos taken from Flickr to teach it what good camera settings look like.
The device is currently on Kickstarter where it has already raised $769,087 with 19 days remaining in the campaign. If you want to get one for yourself you can pre-order one now for $150 as a Kickstarter exclusive. It’s time to see if the mainstream camera companies consider this tech worthy.