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The 2016 Olympics Games in Rio has had a lot of old records broken, new records set, and new technologies used. Photo and video equipment must be of the highest quality to be able to capture those priceless history making moments. Usually, the athletes make history, but this time, we also have robotic cameras not only capturing history, but making history as well.


According to an article written by Terry Collins for CNET, photographer Adam Pretty of Getty Images has achieved an Olympic first. Pretty was able to use special remote controlled robotic cameras to capture shots from several vantage points on the bottom of the Olympic swimming pool.


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This feat was accomplished with a robot outfitted with a Canon 1DX Mark II camera.  In order to capture those record breaking athletic performances, no ordinary camera would do.  Want to break records at the 2016 Rio Olympics, do it with a Canon.

Canon 1DX Mark II – Price $5,999.00 (Amazon)



The Canon1DX Mark II can deliver outstanding performance at speeds of up to 14 fps, and up to 16 fps in Live View.  It can capture 4K video at up to 60 fps and 1080 HP up to fps.  This camera even has built in GPS.

The Mark II was fitted inside a robot which was attached to pool floor.  Photo shots were taken using remote controls which allowed panning, tilting, and zooming of the camera.


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Source: Robot cameras snap splash shots i Rio





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