History of Fujifilm: mastering the entire photo industry
Fujifilm is one of the few companies that has managed to master almost all areas of the photo industry: from the production of film, paper and mini-laboratories to the production…

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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,…

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“Imagine a world without limits. What would you create in it? ”
When we talk about Carl Zeiss, we mean the word "Legend." Indeed, thanks to the optics of the company, the world's first man stepped on the moon was photographed. All…

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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

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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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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Review of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera
Zero-zoom cameras are no longer news in the world of digital technology. And many were waiting for Canon's first mirrorless camera. I have often heard that with the capabilities of…

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