With both Nikon and Canon soon joining the mirrorless game, the old question of the faith of DSLRs rises again: will this be the end of DSLR cameras? In this video, James Popsys gives his take on the topic. He believes that DSLRs will stay with us regardless of the mirrorless cameras, and let’s see if you agree with his arguments.
Full frame vs. crop: which one should you buy? Whether you’re getting your first camera or want to upgrade from the one you already own, this is one of the decisions you need to make. Photographer Sheldon Evans shares his experience with both types of DSLRs. He switched from full frame to APS-C, now he’s going back to full-frame, and he’ll give you some reasons why you should choose one over the other.
Aside from their long-awaited mirrorless camera, Canon has launched two new DSLRs: EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) and EOS 4000D. Both cameras are very affordable, so their primary goal could be making newbies join team Canon. Canon EOS Rebel T7 will be sold for $550 with a kit lens, whereas Canon EOS 4000D (body only) will set you back for only about $380. So, if you’re in search of your first DSLR, I guess Canon had you in mind. Take a look at the specs and more details under the jump.
Well, this is a pleasant surprise. For the first time in a long time, camera and lens production and sales has gone up! Seeing an overall 8% increase in cameras and 2% lenses. Sure, not massive amounts, but compared to a 33% drop from 2015 to 2016, that’s mighty impressive. Of course, there have been a whole lot of new amazing cameras come out in the past year, so lots of people are updating their kit.
Our friends at Lensvid took a look at the numbers over the last year, as they have been doing each year for the last several years. And what’s interesting, if not all that surprising, is that while camera sales are up, DSLR sales are down. It seems the world is going mirrorless. At least it’s looking better than last year!
For most people, exactly how phase detection autofocus in a DSLR works is a mystery. All we know is that the AF in the camera we’re using either sucks or it’s awesome. While autofocus can indeed suck, it often fails us because we don’t understand it enough to work around its potential pitfalls. This video from ZY Productions demystifies DSLR autofocus and explains why cross type AF points are a big deal.
A new Canon patent has recently been published which highlights a long-awaited feature. It shows what looks like a Canon 7D or 5D style body, with technology for illuminated buttons. It’s taken quite some time for Canon to catch up on this minor but important feature. Nikon have had it for years, and even Pentax have figured it out.
With Black Friday and Christmas on the way, there’s plenty of things out there begging for our money. Whether we’re buying a gift for somebody else or for ourselves, we want to get the best bang for our buck.
So, in this first part of our 2017 Gift Guide series, we’re going to cover cameras. There’s quite a variety here, from instant to medium format, but here are ten of our current favourites.
Nikon D850 is finally here. After the leaked specs and photos, here comes the official announcement from Nikon, along with the detailed specs and the price. The D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with a backside illumination CMOS sensor. Together with the camera’s low-noise performance, it allows a maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 25600 (expandable to ISO 102400).
Nikon D850 features the full-frame recording of 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p movies, as well as 4x and 5x slow-motion movies in Full HD, and 8K timelapse.
They say that a camera’s shutter life expectancy is only a guide. Chances are your shutter will die either long before that expectancy, or long after. At least, that’s been my experience. Most dead shutters I’ve heard of have been nowhere near the life expectancy. And I have a couple of bodies myself that are well over the number Nikon suggest.
When YouTuber ContinueCrushingTech had a problem with his Canon 7D Mark II, he decided to test its life expectancy for himself. He had to send it back to Canon for repair anyway, so why not? Canon gives the 7D Mark II a life expectancy of 200,000 actuations. Surprisingly, it was pretty close to that when it died.