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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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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HOW TO DIGIT AN OLD VIDEO CASSETTE UNDER HOME
VHS video cassettes and VCRs designed for playing them first appeared on the market in 1976 and successfully outlived Sony Betamax and Video 2000 technologies. In the 1990s and 2000s…

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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

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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Hasselblad H6D-100c Review and Test
I know that many people are interested in the fact that the photo industry can offer the best, even if this is not the best for everyone. And today we…

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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…

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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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