Kodak, one of the largest manufacturers of digital cameras and a leader in the development of photosensitive sensors, has traveled a path of 126 years. To its founder George Eastman, we owe a great deal to the transformation of photography from a very expensive and time-consuming activity for the elite into a mass and public phenomenon. And most of the modern giants of the photo industry once took and still adopt technologies developed by Kodak engineers.
History of Kodak: History of Inventions
George Eastman, who served in 1878 as a junior clerk of the Rochester Savings Bank, “fell ill” with a photograph, when a friend advised him to bring a camera with him before his next vacation. Continue reading
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 characteristics than it might seem at first glance. First of all, it is worth noting that all models have a 1-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20.2 MP, which provides optimal photo performance in the sensitivity range of ISO 125 – ISO 12 800. In addition, the new processor uses a DIGIC 6 image processor with a proprietary Canon HS system, capable of delivering stunning photo and video quality even in low light conditions. Continue reading
A newcomer to the photography industry, no, no, and one wonders: which camera company to choose? The market is replete with diversity, each camera is full of features, reviews on the sites are different. In this case, manufacturers’ ratings become a reliable lifesaver.
Recognized firms that have won the forefront in the market are Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic. Slightly behind competitors Olympus, Samsung, Pentax, Fujifilm. Each manufacturer presents models of cameras from various classes. Each has “successful” and “not quite” models, which differ in parameters, price, and audience. Therefore, when reading reviews, do not forget to listen to the inner voice: what is the soul longing to receive? Continue reading
Which brand to choose
Today, when the overall demand for digital cameras continues to grow, the shares of specific brands and models are evening out, so it’s becoming increasingly difficult to advise anything specific. Reliable data on the brands sold in Russia, of course, are not available, but according to the number of requests on the Internet in Russia, Canon digital cameras are most interested in more than 30%, then Olympus / Nikon – 15-17%, then Sony / FujiFilm – 10- 15%, then Konica-Minolta / Pentax / Samsung – less than 10% and, finally, Casio / Panasonic – about 5%. In this sense, we are closer to Europe than to America or Japan, where the statistics differ markedly from European. For example, Europeans also prefer Canon – a little less than 30%, then Nikon / Sony – about 12-15%, then Olympus – about 10%, followed by FujiFilm / Konica-Minolta / Kodak – 5-7%, then Panasonic / Pentax / Casio – about 5% and, finally, HP / Samsung – 1-2%. For some reason, Americans love Sony – more than 20%, then they have Canon – 17-19%, then Olympus / FujiFilm – about 15%, Nikon – less than 10%, Kodak / Casio – 5-7%, and finally HP – 2-3%. Continue reading
Despite the fierce price war with camera phones, well-known companies did not want to lower the price of digital cameras below $ 100 for a long time. Instead of lowering the price of cameras as much as possible, they began to be equipped with additional functions, such as online photo printing and new peripherals: photo printers, and in addition , expanded the capabilities and range of digital cameras. But the market played a cruel joke with them: for example, the American company CVS Pharmacy decided to produce disposable digital cameras! While she is going to sell them only in her own pharmacies and under her own brand. To be more precise, two models were launched on the market at once: CVS Digital One-Time-Use Camera: the first, more expensive, has a 1.4 “LCD display on which you can view photos taken and delete failed ones, the second is devoid of a display, but it costs only $ 10 (with a display – $ 20). According to CVS Pharmacy, users can take up to 25 pictures, although the parameters of these pictures are not specified, nor are the technical characteristics of the cameras. Continue reading