CLASSIFICATION AND PARAMETERS OF DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERAS
You may find the question in the headline strange, but it is by no means random. Now everything is mixed up in the established notions of what is good and…

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What to buy in the camera first of all, what can be postponed for later?
Suppose the cost of the camera of your dreams turned out to be several thousand rubles less than you planned to spend. In this case, you are tempted to buy…

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“The camera should be small and light.”
On the experience of using Canon C300 and C500 cameras when shooting documentaries At the end of 2013, documentary director Vitaly Mansky and I began working on a picture of…

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Introducing the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
At the end of February 2013, Sony introduced a camera that can be safely described with the words “all at once”. This Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 is a compact camera with 50x optical zoom. Today this handsome man came to our editorial office. He is waiting for a large field test in the format of “week with an expert.” For seven days I will describe my shooting experience with the HX300 and its functions, test the camera in different conditions and show the results of real shooting.

But we’ll start by exploring the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300. The main advantage of this model is a 50x zoom lens. Its range of equivalent focal lengths is simply amazing: from 24 to 1200 mm at aperture f / 2.8-6.3. I recall how in ancient times I had a 1000 mm lens for a DSLR. At f / 10 aperture, it weighed 2.5 kg and did not fit into a standard photo backpack. For comparison, the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 weighs only 630 grams with the battery. Continue reading

5 best IP cameras

The main feature of any IP camera is its electronic filling. Depending on the cost of the device, it may have different additional functionality. For example, there are models that have a night mode – they do not need to turn on the light in the room. There are also IP cameras that can be accessed from absolutely any other gadget – in particular, from a smartphone. In a word, if you do not regret money and get the best model, you will sleep peacefully, as your store, bank or some other object will be reliably protected.

Corum CCTV was founded recently. For a short period of existence, she managed to make herself a big name. Now Corum IP video cameras are installed in retail outlets and premises of any type.

Buyers are not confused by the relatively low cost of such devices – it is much more important that the cameras stably perform their task. Many models produced by Corum have a waterproof housing, which allows them to be installed even on the street, attaching to the facade of the building. Continue reading

First look at the camera Sony Alpha a99 Mark II. Back to the Future?

Sony’s ten years of presence in the interchangeable lens camera market is an obvious example of a success story. Starting with an absorption collaboration with an industry veteran, the company quickly found the right path, becoming a recognized leader in the class of mirrorless devices and developing from scratch its own system with an E-Mount mount.

The trump card with which Sony beats its competitors is innovation. The company is not afraid to experiment, does not save on technological research, it has enough energy and strength to push even products whose prospects at first are not at all obvious.

Of the frank misses made by Sony over the years, we can only mention the release of a series of “open-frame” camera lenses of the DSC-QX series. Continue reading

DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA PARAMETERS
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Review Panasonic HC-VXF990 Camcorder
The popularity of amateur camcorders is gradually declining. The reason is simple: if earlier buying an inexpensive video camera was the only way to record video on family holidays and…

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Which camera is the best?
Crop or full frame? Optics - replaceable or non-replaceable? Mirror or mirrorless? Smartphone or soap box? What to buy in the first place General conclusion Introduction The topic of choosing…

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Optical or electronic viewfinder?
The optical viewfinder is good because it transmits the picture "as is" - without any embellishment, delay, flicker, etc. Since it is just a system of mirrors and lenses, it…

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