The technology giant Nikon and MLBs Red Sox have partnered up in the fight against Covid-19. The Red Sox had Nikon Robotic Pods, which are powered by the Nikon D5 DSLR cameras, installed throughout the Boston stadium, i.e. Fenway Park.
The robotic cameras offer a one-of-a-kind way to continue proceed with covering sports with photography despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Robotic Pod system, which was produced by Mark Roberts Motion Control, a Nikon-owned company, features Nikon D5 DSLR, which was once the best camera for photographing sports until the company launched their D6.
The cameras are controlled remotely, thus allowing photographers to capture still images of the game, as well as 1080p video. The cameras can even generate GIFs that can be used on social media channels. Because the Pods are operated by remote, photographers can maintain their distance to prevent the spread of the virus.
Not only does the system enable photographers to keep their distance, but they also provide photographers with special perspectives that were never available before, such as new camera angles.
The Pods are placed on the roof of the press box, positioned over center field and the bullpen, and on the third and first baselines.
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