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 history of Polaroid began in 1922 at the Mouven Summer Camp for Boys, which was located on a lake in Connecticut. Barney Griden worked as a mentor in the camp, he was passionate about physics and later patented eight inventions for scuba diving.
Barney demonstrated scientific experiments to teenagers, woke them in the middle of the night to show a thunderstorm and explain its nature. Seen experiments so influenced his students that in the future many of them took up science.
The most famous among those students was Edwin Land, he patented 535 inventions – only Thomas Edison received more patents. Land’s inventions include a polarizer, an X-ray film, 3D films, night vision devices for the army, and much more. The scientist led the development of the U2 spy plane when he was an adviser to U.S. President Dwight Continue reading