The mirrorless market is undoubtedly getting stronger and stronger. Some photographers argue that this will soon kill DSLR, while the others claim that DSLR won’t be dead any time soon. If you’re just buying a new camera, or your first one ever, it can be tough to decide. In this video, David Manning discusses whether you should buy a mirrorless or a DSLR in 2020. He believes that “you’d be crazy to buy a DSLR in 2020,” so let’s see if you agree with his arguments.
Since Nikon and Canon joined Sony on the mirrorless bandwagon, the competition has been hotting up quite nicely. All three manufacturers have a comparable basic model full-frame mirrorless camera; the Sony A7III, Canon EOS R and Nikon Z6. They all have advantages and disadvantages over the other two, although in the early days, the Sony was still the clear favourite.
In the last 18 months, though, all three cameras have seen some pretty major firmware updates released to add a bunch of different features. So, how do they compare today with the latest firmware? This video from Chris and Jordan at DPReview is a rematch between the three, testing their current capabilities side-by-side.[Read More…]
360° cameras have come far in the last couple of years. I remember trying out the first version of the Ricoh Theta and thinking that it was a cool idea, but the quality and feature set just wasn’t there. When the YI 360 VR was released, offering 5.7K resolution, I felt they were finally starting to hit that point. But the tech that goes into 360° cameras has come much further since then.
But what are the top consumer picks when it comes to 360° cameras? In this video, Daniel The 360 Guy shows us his top five 360° cameras that you can get today. Daniel points out the good, the bad and the “ok” for each of the cameras. Possibly not surprisingly, there isn’t really a single “best” camera that’s good for all uses, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages over the others for different needs.
There aren’t many companies out there making UHS-II microSD cards, as there are virtually no cameras out there that can fully support them yet (still). One of the companies that does make them, though, is ProGrade Digital. They launched their initial V60 UHS-II microSD cards back in September 2018 with read and write speeds of up to 200MB/sec and 80MB/sec respectively.
Now, ProGrade has launched new V60 UHS-II microSD cards with increased read and write speeds of 250MB/sec and 130MB/sec respectively. As well as speeding up the cards, a new higher capacity 256GB version will be available. Oh, and they’ve cut the prices virtually in half.
Lomography has announced Analogue Aqua, a film camera that will capture your underwater adventures. Basically, it’s a revamped version of the company’s Simple Use disposable camera, with an important change that makes it more convenient. In addition to the waterproof housing, you can now also reload the camera when you’re out of film.
Canon has just released EOS Webcam Utility Beta software that lets you turn your DSLR, mirrorless or PowerShot camera into a webcam. With most of us working from home now, the demand for webcams has increased immensely, so this solution could be great if you just want to use the camera that you already have.
This video was absolutely EPIC to make and a lot of fun. Thank you to all the creators who joined in so that you didn’t have to listen to me the whole time. Also a huge thank you to SONY for letting me borrow all of this Glass.
Many of these lenses are not made for portraits so the sample image may not be relevant to the lens. I just thought it would be interesting to see how the lenses looked when compared side by side. This wasn’t scientific and I’m not sure if we learnt anything but I can say that we had a lot of fun.
It’s felt like a long wait since it was first shown off at IBC last year, but now it’s finally here. Aputure has now taken its flagship Light Storm 300 series COB LED lights bicolour, with the new Light Storm LS 300X. Aputure says it that it goes beyond the standard bicolour systems, though, which utilise multiple side-by-side LEDs of different Kelvin values, by incorporating a custom colour-blending element in front of the LED to turn it into a single colour-changing light source.
German lens manufacturer Voigtländer has just announced three new fast primes for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras: 35mm f/1.2 SE, 40mm f/1.2 SE, and 50mm f/1.2 SE. The “SE” stands for “Still Edition,” meaning that they’re aimed particularly at still shooters. The reason for this is clickable aperture, but it also makes them more affordable than the Sony counterparts.
Canon has announced its latest cinema camera, the EOS C300 Mark III. Contained within is a Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor with up to 16 stops of dynamic range “for superior HDR recording and low noise”. As one might expect, it has an EF lens mount on the front which means it works with Canon’s range of EF mount photography lenses, but also cinema lenses, including 2.0 and 1.33 anamorphic lenses.