Choose a compact camera in 2019
Modern compact cameras are extremely convenient for traveling, hiking and simple walks in a busy city, and are able to provide high-quality images that are not inferior to the sometimes…

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The most expensive camera in the world
Hasselblad H4D 200MS is the top model of the camera from one of the best manufacturers in the world. The camera has an amazing resolution of 200 million pixels, allowing…

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Which camera to choose for a novice photographer in 2019?
Solving the problem of which camera to buy for a novice photographer in 2019 is not so simple. The reason for this is a lot of parameters that need to…

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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

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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The collapsed camera market is kept afloat by very expensive cameras. Figures
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…

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GOPRO HERO 4 VIDEO CAMERAS OVERVIEW
It is no exaggeration to say that with the phrase “action camera” most people associate a very specific device. “Camcorder for extreme sports? Is it like Gou Pro, or what?…

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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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