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 market. Indeed, Canon and Nikon produce the best cameras, flashes and lenses, and they have been doing this for decades. Whatever brand you choose, you will get a wide, well-supported system for any level of development, from beginner to professional. Onliner.by tried to understand the issue by evaluating the capabilities of modern SLR cameras of both systems.
Answering the question posed in the title, we are not comparing the camera with the camera, but the system with the system. Unlike other competitors focused on consumer electronics, both Nikon and Canon have billions of projects in the production of semiconductors and space programs. Continue reading
According to a legend born in the bowels of Sony, the first amateur analog video camera was created in 1980. However, the real consumer war begins in 1985, when Sony launches a video film of the analog standard Video 8, and the JVC introduces the VHS-C analog format – the “compact” version of the VHS analog format. The consumer gets access to the equipment connecting in one case both the camera and the recorder-recorder. But more recently, video lovers walked with two separate “boxes”: one shot, and the other recorded the image. So there was a camcorder (camera & recorder).
The very first camcorders were analog, and the image quality was noticeably worse than what we used to see on the TV screen. In television in England, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in some countries of Western Europe, the PAL color television standard is adopted, which forms a television image of 625 horizontal lines. Continue reading
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 which two or three years ago, the class of a video camera immediately became clear. Now, the mere fact of having three CCDs in an amateur camcorder says almost nothing. For cameras with three matrices, using a special prism, the image is divided into three primary colors, and each color is transmitted to its own CCD matrix. It is clear that in cameras with three CCDs in most cases an optical stabilizer is used. Only in recent years, Panasonic began to produce 3-CCD cameras with electronic stabilizer, then this “initiative” was picked up by Sony. Continue reading