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
Sony’s ten years of presence in the interchangeable lens camera market is an obvious example of a success story. Starting with an absorption collaboration with an industry veteran, the company quickly found the right path, becoming a recognized leader in the class of mirrorless devices and developing from scratch its own system with an E-Mount mount.
The trump card with which Sony beats its competitors is innovation. The company is not afraid to experiment, does not save on technological research, it has enough energy and strength to push even products whose prospects at first are not at all obvious.
Of the frank misses made by Sony over the years, we can only mention the release of a series of “open-frame” camera lenses of the DSC-QX series. Continue reading
Who makes the best SLR cameras – Canon or Nikon? If there was a definite answer to this question, one of the companies would have long flown out of the market. Indeed, Canon and Nikon produce the best cameras, flashes and lenses, and they have been doing this for decades. Whatever brand you choose, you will get a wide, well-supported system for any level of development, from beginner to professional. Onliner.by tried to understand the issue by evaluating the capabilities of modern SLR cameras of both systems.
Answering the question posed in the title, we are not comparing the camera with the camera, but the system with the system. Unlike other competitors focused on consumer electronics, both Nikon and Canon have billions of projects in the production of semiconductors and space programs. Continue reading