Although traditional photography companies were thin on the ground at the show there was a photography section complete with a presentation theatre (click on the photo below to read the theatre schedule):
One novel product that caught my eye was 'Soloshot' - a tripod with a special motorised head that is able to automatically follow a subject. It works by using GPS, which is fixed by a GPS receiver that is worn by the subject if that is a person or placed on the object being tracked.
The receiver communicates with the tripod head and the range is up to several hundred metres. It was developed for use in sunny climes with wind surfers and the like in mind. The unit doesn't control the camera, it simply points it in the right direction but the potential for both stills and video use is there with some additional accessories.
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