Nikon COOLPIX 8400
Compact digital camera with an excellent wide-angle lens 24-85 mm *, a matrix of 8 million effective pixels and a wide range of additional functions. * equivalent for 35 mm…

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Standard Definition Video Recording Formats
First of all, it should be noted that, without exception, all modern digital video cameras use certain compression algorithms and compression of the original video, and the “recording format” just…

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A brief history of the camcorder
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…

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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 North Korea, “In the Sunshine.” Before that, we shot the film “The Trumpet” (2012) with him on the Canon 5D Mark II, and I also participated in the filming of his film “The Book” (2013), which used the Canon 5D Mark III camera.

When we started working on the film “In the Sunshine” it became clear that we had to look for a new camera. The fact is that in this picture Vitaly attached great importance to the expressiveness of the image and the general plans. Continue reading

The best budget camera of 2019: from the “soap box” to the “DSLR”

For a professional who makes a living by taking pictures, a quality camera is all. However, for most people, it makes no sense to spend such an impressive amount. Therefore, even manufacturers from above have to compete in a very narrow niche of budget cameras. With the advent of smartphones, it has become even smaller, forcing them to go on tricks.

That is why today it is so easy to lure an inexperienced lover into traps set by market experts. In the end, few of them understand that buying a camera is the tip of the iceberg. Often a consumer who is lured by a low price buys only a “carcass” from a full-fledged camera. Only with time does it come to the realization that she still needs a full-fledged lens and flash. To avoid this, it is advisable to study the rating of budget cameras. Continue reading

Optimal Godox flashes for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic Lumix, Olympus, Fuji

Choosing the optimal system flash for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Lumix, Olympus, Fuji cameras.

Everyone who likes to take pictures faced with the situation that in the dark and in dark rooms you have to take pictures with a flash. At the same time, the flash built into the camera gives a flat picture with an overexposed foreground and hard shadows behind the subject.

If you decide to purchase a flash, you have three options for purchase:

Branded flash
No name flash with or without TTL mode
System flash units from well-established Chinese manufacturers.
Branded flash units are fully compatible with their respective cameras, and if you have sufficient means to purchase a branded flash unit, you can dwell on this option. Continue reading

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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Digital movie cameras: introduction. What cameras were filmed and filmed a movie?
“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…

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Which camera is the best?
Crop or full frame? Optics - replaceable or non-replaceable? Mirror or mirrorless? Smartphone or soap box? What to buy in the first place General conclusion Introduction The topic of choosing…

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