Nikon and Red Sox beat COVID-19 with robotic camera system

Red Sox using robot cameras! Nikon D5 RoboPods installed at Fenway Park
(Image credit: Mark Roberts Motion Control)

Nikon has partnered with the Boston Red Sox to install stadium-wide robotic cameras at Fenway Park, offering a unique way to continue photographic sports coverage in spite of the ongoing health crisis.

Throughout the stadium, Fenway has been outfitted with the fascinating Robotic Pod system. Produced by Nikon-owned company Mark Roberts Motion Control, at the heart of each of these Pods is a Nikon D5 DSLR – formerly Nikon's best camera for sports photography, until it was succeeded by the Nikon D6

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.