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.
We’re now only days away from the official announcement of Canon EOS 6D Mark II. It’s planned to replace the 6D, and new information and rumors keep coming up. The latest information is about the price, and it seems that 6D Mk II will cost $100 less than its predecessor did when it was first launched.
There are plenty of ways to customize your camera. And this time, I’m not talking about adding bling to it. This is something far more useful, and intended for Nikon shooters.
Steve Perry goes through seven Nikon tricks for customizing the controls. They work on most Nikon cameras, and they will make your shooting faster, more efficient and more enjoyable.
After some rumors about announcing Nikon D7500, it’s now officially here. The latest Nikon camera from D7x00 series is available for preorders, and it’s the update of the Nikon D7200, released two years ago. Let’s see what are the novelties and key features of the new member of Nikon family.
The battle is over, and full frame cameras have lost the race. Here’s why:
I’ve been selling photos through a high end stock agency for the last two years. In my collection are images from a full frame DSLR, an APS-C DSLR, and several Micro 4/3rds cameras. After tallying my sales for an entire year, my highest selling image was taken with the Olympus OM-D EM10. That’s right, the entry level OM-D model. What’s more significant is that I would not have even been able to create the photo with a DSLR. To capture the traffic on the Vegas strip I used the Live Composite mode which is unique to Olympus.
2016 wasn’t exactly the best year ever, and it appears it was also pretty bad for photography. LensVid has issued a report on the camera industry facts from 2009 to 2016. When you compare camera manufacturing, sales, and shipment, you will get pretty unexpected and drastic differences. 2016 seems to be the worst year for the entire camera market so far, with the total drop of whopping 81% when compared to 2010? So, what happened? What caused these enormous drops?
Ricoh has introduced their newest DSLR camera, Pentax KP. On the first sight, it’s just another DSLR. But it has a unique feature: ISO of 819,200. Yup, you read it right. This tiny titan can see in the dark. It’s equipped with 24.32MP APS-C CMOS sensor, and features 5-axis in-body image stabilization for maximum sharpness.