Nikon D5600
The current line of SLR cameras Nikon covers the entire spectrum of interests of customers. It has cameras with full-frame matrices (FX, frame size about 36 × 24 mm) and…

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How to choose a 4K camcorder?
While there are many important components in the process of creating 4K video content - such as a 4K encoder and latest-generation streaming / recording tools - the first step…

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“Imagine a world without limits. What would you create in it? ”
When we talk about Carl Zeiss, we mean the word "Legend." Indeed, thanks to the optics of the company, the world's first man stepped on the moon was photographed. All…

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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 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

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

Sony Alpha 7R IV test: a first look

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

“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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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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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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Canon or Nikon? We put an end to the question
Who makes the best SLR cameras - Canon or Nikon? If there was a definite answer to this question, one of the companies would have long flown out of the…

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