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 on trips, today most users use smartphones for this purpose. In addition, in recent years, the video capabilities of SLR cameras and mirrorless cameras with interchangeable optics have greatly expanded. They are most often chosen for commercial shooting, when artistry is important.
However, classic amateur camcorders are in no hurry to retire. Recently I happened to get acquainted with one of the top camcorders in the amateur segment – Panasonic HC-VXF990. The main question that interested me was: what modern video cameras of this category can contrast their competitors in the form of smartphones on the one hand and SLR cameras on the other. Continue reading
“Any camera in the hands of an amateur is amateur, any camera in the hands of a professional is professional.” This common phrase, popular among filmmakers, is largely true, because a person shoots a movie, not a camera.
After choosing the artistic solution to the film, its style, the director of photography selects the desired technological solution for the implementation of the creative tasks of the director. An interesting, high-quality film image, in addition to the filming process itself, is based on three main parameters: camera selection, optics selection and image processing at the stage of color correction and post-production. All these components are closely related to each other and inextricably affect how the film will end up. Today we’ll talk about choosing a camera to create a movie. Continue reading
For the past few years, Canon has continued to produce bulky SLR cameras while competitors have been busy selling mirrorless products. As it turned out, all this time, Canon did not waste time in vain, but for a long time meticulously prepared its completely new device, which can make a splash in the world of photographic equipment. Meet – the first mirrorless camera manufacturer Canon EOS R.
Appearance and design
Case Canon EOS R turned out to be unusual, having almost nothing in common with previous models. It is made of strong and at the same time lightweight magnesium alloy – the weight of the camera is only 660 grams. The camera is protected from dust and water, so the EOS R can be taken for shooting in almost any weather. Canon also introduced a simple but useful feature: in the off mode, the camera shutter is lowered, and the likelihood of dust entering the lens is minimized. Continue reading