I thank you so much for all your advice. I wil buy the Sony RX100 III. It is for sale in the Netherlands. I read your advice about filming in concerts but I will be pleased with the results. I filmed a lot of my concertvideo’s on Youtube with the Olympus MR25. It’s not great but for me it’s good enough.
A digital camera or digicam is a camera that captures photographs in digital memory. Most cameras produced today are digital, and while there are still compact cameras on the market, the use of dedicated digital cameras is dwindling, as digital cameras are now incorporated into many devices ranging from mobile devices to vehicles. However, high-end, high-definition dedicated cameras are still commonly used by professionals.
Jump up ^ Wagner, D.; Reitmayr, G; Mulloni, A; Drummond, T; Schmalstieg, D (2008). “Pose Tracking from Natural Features on Mobile Phones” (PDF). Proceedings of the Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-06-12.
Since the consumer market favors ease of use, portability and price, most consumer-grade camcorders emphasize handling and automation over audio and video performance. Most devices with camcorder capability are camera phones or compact digital cameras, in which video is a secondary capability. Some pocket cameras, mobile phones and camcorders are shock-, dust- and waterproof.
Glass plates were later replaced by sheet film in a dark slide for sheet film; adaptor sleeves were made to allow sheet film to be used in plate holders. In addition to the ground glass, a simple optical viewfinder was often fitted. Cameras which take single exposures on sheet film and are functionally identical to plate cameras were used for static, high-image-quality work; much longer in 20th century, see Large-format camera, below.
Sensor Size Full-Frame (24 x 36mm) mm Full-Frame (24 x 36mm) mm APS-C (15.7 x 23.7mm) mm APS-C (15.7 x 23.7mm) mm APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm) mm 1″ (13.2 x 8.8mm) mm APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm) 1/2.3″ (6.2 x 4.6mm) mm 1/2.3″ (6.2 x 4.6mm) mm 1/2.3″ (6.2 x 4.6mm) mm
You should also pay attention to magnification and coverage numbers for pentaprism finders, as they give you an idea of the actual size of the finder and how much of the captured image can be seen. In both cases you’ll want to look for a higher number.
Another popular lens choice is a fast, normal-angle prime lens. Before zooms were popular, film SLRs were often bundled with a 50mm f/2 lens. Because of the smaller sensor in consumer DSLRs, a 35mm f/2 is the current equivalent. The standard-angle gives you a field of view that is not far off from that of your eye, and the fast aperture makes it possible to shoot in lower light, and to isolate your subject by blurring the background of your photos. Prices for these lenses vary a bit depending on your camera system, but you can expect them to run you between $175 and $350.
Vlogging can be a fun way to tell your stories, get your creative juices flowing, or even earn a living. Whether you are looking to make vlogging your career or just wanting to make funny videos to entertain your friends, there is a camera out there for you! And remember that if you’re having trouble making up your mind, renting a camera can be just the way to get started. Taking a bunch of different cameras for a spin before dropping cash on one is a great way to be sure that you’re getting exactly what you want and have confidence in your purchase.
If you can track one down for cheaper, last year’s Panasonic HC-V750K is essentially identical to the V770K. Excluding some rather minor features you’re probably unlikely to rely on (a new HDR video mode, a switch from mini HDMI to micro HDMI), they’re pretty much the same camera. So if you can find last year’s model for a notably lower price somewhere, then it’s probably worth picking up.
In early 2014 Sony released the FDR-AX100 which represents the next generation of camcorders. It is capable of shooting in 4K resolution. It currently has a price tag of £1,699 and 4K camcorders are not expected to come into the mainstream market for at least another eight to ten years as most current Blu-ray players are not capable of playing 4K video. Virtually all mainstream TVs are not 4K ready either with the only 4K TVs available being very expensive at £2,500 or over. The only means of archiving 4K video is the 100 GB Blu-ray Disc XL but the discs are very expensive.
Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Resolution: 24.2MP | Lens: Canon EF-S | Viewfinder: Optical | Monitor: 3.0-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 6fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Beginner
As camera a lens technology developed and wide aperture lenses became more common, rangefinder cameras were introduced to make focusing more precise. Early rangefinders had two separate viewfinder windows, one of which is linked to the focusing mechanisms and moved right or left as the focusing ring is turned. The two separate images are brought together on a ground glass viewing screen. When vertical lines in the object being photographed meet exactly in the combined image, the object is in focus. A normal composition viewfinder is also provided. Later the viewfinder and rangefinder were combined. Many rangefinder cameras had interchangeable lenses, each lens requiring its own range- and viewfinder linkages.
While in our last round of reviewing we were less than impressed by Sony’s offerings, they announced two new camcorders at CES that look more promising. The $550 HDR-CX675 and $400 HDR-CX455 both look interesting, and the CX675 takes features from a higher end camera with a built-in projector, and strips away that rather useless add-on. However, the sensors are still notably smaller than the Panasonic’s, which doesn’t make us too hopeful.
You have some options but none of them perfect. There is the RX10 IV (https://www.borrowlenses.com/product/Sony-Cyber-shot-RX10-IV?INTPR=BLOG-BL-FIELD-2016-VLOGGING) but it’s a “bridge” camera and a little big compared to the RX100 IV or V. The screen also just tilts – it doesn’t articulate. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 is also a bigger bridge but has the fully articulating screen. Both have mic inputs. DPReview has a nice “Camera Feature Search” where you can choose your form factor, features, and price point and see what’s available on the market (sorry for the long and ugly URL): https://www.dpreview.com/products/search/cameras#criterias=SpecsCoreParams%2CSpecsMicrophonePort¶mSpecsCoreParamsBodyType=UltraCompact%2CCompact%2CLargeSensorCompact%2CSLRLikeCompact¶mSpecsMicrophonePort=Yes
The camera phone was invented by Kenneth Parulski and James Schueckler, two engineers at Kodak, in 1995. Their patent application was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 24, 1995. The patent application specifically described the combination as either a separate digital camera connected to a cell phone or as an integrated system with both sub-systems combined together in a single unit. Their patent application design included all of the basic functions camera phones implemented for many years: the capture, storage, selection, and display of digital images and the means to transmit the images over the cellular telephone network to any number of receivers via stored numbers or keyboard input. Upon receipt of the patent application the USPTO published the complete application in both a monthly printed volume of new patent applications and on the USPTO.gov web site as they do for all patent applications. Publishing the full disclosure of the diagrams and text of the patent application allowed any other party to file a claim of pre-existence. Publishing of all the details also enabled the concept and technology to spread; any other person or company could understand the technology so they could either license the patent from Kodak or extend the concept (e.g. rear-facing camera). On September 9, 1997, the USPTO granted US Patent 5,666,159 to Parulski and Schueckler. This patent is cited by 207 later patents as the invention of the camera phone. 
Once you’ve collected your favorite images, you might want to retouch, manipulate or totally transform them with the latest photo editing software. Choose the right software, and you’ll be able to brighten colors, sharpen edges, organize your photos, and join online communities to get feedback from other photographers.
In consumer units these adjustments are often automatically controlled by the camcorder, but can be adjusted manually if desired. Professional-grade units offer user control of all major optical functions.
If you want to take professional quality photos, there’s really no comparison between smartphones and DSLRs. A top-notch DSLR has a better-quality image sensor (up to 50 times bigger in area than the one in a smartphone) and a much better lens: these two fundamentally important things make the “raw” image from a DSLR far better. Add in all those fiddly manual controls you have on a DSLR and you’ll be able to capture a far greater range of photos across a far wider range of lighting conditions. If you really care about the quality of your photos, instant-uploading to sharing sites might be a less important consideration: you’ll want to view your photos on a big monitor, retouch them, and only share them when you’re happy. Having said that, you can now buy hybrid digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi that offer similar instant-sharing convenience to smartphones. And, of course, there’s nothing to stop you carrying a smartphone and a DSLR if you really want the best of both worlds!
The Leica CL might be forgiven some of its oddities and omissions at a lower price. But if you’ve been waiting for a Leica mirrorless that looks like a traditional Leica and consider its quirks part of the experience, then go forth and spend.
Stamas: “Over the past two years battery life has definitely trended downward. In our test we just let the camcorder continuously record without adjusting any controls or using the zoom. The Panasonic HC-V720 actually did ok (114 minutes), especially compared to the Canon HF R30 from last year (43 minutes). Canon has supposedly “doubled” the battery life on its [R400/R40/R42] camcorders, but that’s still not great even if it’s true. The only time we’re ever impressed with battery life is on big prosumer camcorders. Those usually ship with larger battery packs, and they often last over two hours in our tests. Basically, you have to go with a bigger battery if battery life is important to you.”
Cherish received a BFA in Cinematography from the Academy of Art University. She has gone on to work as a freelance 1st camera assistant under award-winning directors of photography and continues to crew on high production films and commercials.