Crop or full frame?
Optics – replaceable or non-replaceable?
Mirror or mirrorless?
Smartphone or soap box?
What to buy in the first place
The topic of choosing a camera has probably always been and will be relevant. Time is passing, technology is changing, old materials written on this topic are hopelessly out of date. General principles remain unchanged, but a huge number of nuances make us look at the problem of choice differently. The purpose of the article Which camera is the best is to dot all the i in the matter of buying a digital camera given the current market situation. The article is primarily aimed at beginning amateur photographers, but I am sure the article will be useful to experienced users as well. Continue reading
You have long wanted to buy it …
The time has come. To take high-quality pictures, you need to make a choice. A quick glance at the catalog of cameras is enough to understand how difficult it is today – the choice of a camera (it doesn’t matter, digital or SLR). A universal recipe, which one to buy a camera, no one will give. Not out of harm, but because it is impossible. This is an answer to the question about watermelon and pig cartilage. We are all different, we have different views, tastes and we go to different places. In addition, the products of companies manufacturing digital cameras are almost impossible to rank in terms of quality or resolution – it all depends on the specific models, the price of the camera and its scope. That is, there is no universal recipe for buying a camera. Just like there is no perfect camera. Although – some kind of universality in the tips of aka photography is still present. Continue reading
Despite the general decline in the global camera market, premium devices continue to gain popularity among consumers, also contributing to the growth of the interchangeable lens market. This situation is in the hands of sellers of digital cameras, almost 70% of the profits of which come from the sale of devices worth over 1,000 euros.
Smartphones continue to crowd out cheap cameras
World sales of cameras in the first half of 2018 decreased by 11% compared to the same period in 2017 and amounted to 3.9 billion euros. In real terms, the market declined by 15%. The only sector where sales and sales are growing are premium cameras. Gfk, the largest German research company, came to such conclusions. Continue reading
Fujifilm is one of the few companies that has managed to master almost all areas of the photo industry: from the production of film, paper and mini-laboratories to the production of cameras and professional optics. And susceptibility to new technologies allowed Fujifilm not only to fit into the digital age, but to become one of the world leaders in the development of photosensitive matrices.
Fuji or Fuji – the famous volcano on the Japanese island of Honshu, a sacred mountain to which the Japanese relate with no less reverence than the rising sun or flowering sakura. It is not surprising that during the industrial boom of the 1900s, many Japanese entrepreneurs wanted to perpetuate the national symbol in the name of their plants or the products they produce. Among these traditionalist industrialists was Mokichi Morita, president of Dainippon Celluloid, a celluloid company. Continue reading
Sony ILCE-7RM4 Feature Overview
Sony Alpha 7R IV became the first serial full-frame camera to break through the psychological barrier of 50 megapixels. The camera took this height with a margin: the resolution of the new matrix is 61 megapixels! And this at a rate of up to 10 frames / s. However, first things first.
ILCE-7RM4 came to the editorial office of Prophotos for several days, so we are ready to present you with a small express review where we will pay attention to some differences from the previous model, as well as image quality.
But first, let’s get acquainted with the main features of the new items. Let’s start with the matrix. It is made using CMOS technology with backlight, as in the previous model. Continue reading