Standard Definition Video Recording Formats
First of all, it should be noted that, without exception, all modern digital video cameras use certain compression algorithms and compression of the original video, and the “recording format” just…

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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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OVERVIEW CANON POWERSHOT G9 X, G5 X CAMERAS
Common features: sensor, functionality and additional features Despite the external differences of the three cameras, they received a similar functional arsenal and advanced shooting capabilities. Therefore, they have more common…

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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

Pentax Optio 60

With the development of digital photographic equipment, two main trends are steadily observed – an abrupt increase in the resolution of CCDs and a gradual decrease in prices in each of the categories of cameras. However, there are a number of market niches in which the price remains the same, but at the same time there is a constant qualitative improvement in cameras. By “quality improvement” we should understand not only the increase in sensor resolution, but also the improvement of lenses, ergonomics, a set of service functions – in short, all that allows you to get good pictures without extra effort on the part of the user. In one of these market niches can be attributed cameras, the cost of which ranges from 200 to 300 $. In the second half of the nineties of the last century, for the amount mentioned, it was possible to purchase a product of a little-known brand from Southeast Asia, equipped with a plastic similarity to the lens and a CMOS sensor with a resolution of less than a megapixel, moreover, the manufacturer often considered the flash and LCD display to be an excess and did not equip their products. 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

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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Optimal Godox flashes for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic Lumix, Olympus, Fuji
Choosing the optimal system flash for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Lumix, Olympus, Fuji cameras. Everyone who likes to take pictures faced with the situation that in the dark and in dark…

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DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA PARAMETERS
Now let's talk about some parameters of digital video cameras that can still be used as selection criteria. Number of CCD Perhaps this is the parameter, at a glance at…

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CHOOSE THE HD VIDEO CAMERA
If you decide to buy a camera by the summer, and decide that this camera must be highly accurate, then the main choice that confronts you is the choice of…

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