Optical or electronic viewfinder?
The optical viewfinder is good because it transmits the picture "as is" - without any embellishment, delay, flicker, etc. Since it is just a system of mirrors and lenses, it…

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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…

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History of Kodak: History of Inventions
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,…

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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

“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 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

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 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

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…

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Canon The history of development.
The company traces its history from its foundation in 1939. optical laboratory, which occupied one room on the 3rd floor of the Takikawa building in Tokyo. The laboratory was opened…

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Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Camera Review: the best travel camera?
Fujifilm X-T30 is a mirrorless camera with an X-Trans CMOS IV sensor of APS-C format, with a resolution of 26.1 megapixels and an image processor X Processor 4. Exactly the…

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OVERVIEW CANON POWERSHOT G9 X, G5 X CAMERAS
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…

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