I’m sorry, but I think you’re missing the point. The word is “beginner”. I know someone who doesn’t know how to turn her camera ON. Everyone is already using technical jargon, when the operative word is “beginner”. Doesn’t it make more sense to start with a lessor expensive piece of equipment BEFORE delving into complicated technical information? I mean, we’re talking about beginners. And to dump hundreds of dollars into something you’re really not sure of yet, because, again, you’re a beginner? I say less expensive at first…..see how things go…….and develop, possibly , to a more advanced camera.
Hi I’m a make up artist and I’m looking into getting a camera for pictures and videos because I want to go into vlogging too for beauty videos.I was thinking of getting a sony a5100,is this fine or which other one will you recommend.
The OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a great alternative to an entry-level DSLR. Some will criticise the smaller Micro Four Thirds sensor format (roughly half the area of APS-C) but the effect on image quality is minor and it means that the lenses are as compact and lightweight as the camera itself. Sporting a 5-axis image stabilization system, decent electronic viewfinder, an impressive 8.6fps burst shooting speed and 4K video, it’s no toy – the E-M10 Mark III is a properly powerful camera.
so after YEARS, panasonic have FINALLY made a camcorder that beats my super old canon HF M506. Canon fitted that particular range with a HD CMOS PRO sensor, the same thing in their high end models, and as a result it gave Brilliant picture quality in low light. A few years later i tried Panasonics equivalent on price – the 770’s predecessor, and returned it back as it was worse than the canon. Canon discontinued that range and all their Legria type products since have been fitted with a crap sensor, which is why i had no reason to replace my M506. I just tried the HC V770 today, and 3 major things stand out – better picture quality in low light than my canon, the smartphone remote functionality works perfectly with my HTC One M8 (latest android version), and its lens is much wider angle than my canon (which i use with their optional wide angle attachment….clearly not wide enough). The 1 thing that sucks – Price of batteries. The canon has a bunch of alternative ‘cheapo’ batteries that work perfectly and last – i can’t seem to find ANY for the panasonic, so now i’m going to have to spend another £100 on spare batteries alone. Oh well.
When digital cameras became common, many photographers asked whether their film cameras could be converted to digital. The answer was yes and no. For the majority of 35 mm film cameras the answer is no, the reworking and cost would be too great, especially as lenses have been evolving as well as cameras. For most a conversion to digital, to give enough space for the electronics and allow a liquid crystal display to preview, would require removing the back of the camera and replacing it with a custom built digital unit.
Frames per second. The number of frames that a camera can shoot in a second matters mostly for photographers who want to shoot moving objects. The more frames you can take in a second, the better chance that you are going to get exactly what you are trying to capture. Photographers who shoot sports, wildlife or energized toddlers will especially appreciate faster shooting rates.
As a network-connected device, megapixel camera phones are playing significant roles in crime prevention, journalism and business applications as well as individual uses. They can also be used for activities such as voyeurism, invasion of privacy, and copyright infringement. Because they can be used to share media almost immediately, they are a potent personal content creation tool. On January 17, 2007, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a plan to encourage people to use their camera-phones to capture crimes happening in progress or dangerous situations and send them to emergency responders. Through the program, people will be able to send their images or video directly to 911. Camera phones have also been used to discreetly take photographs in museums, performance halls, and other places where photography is prohibited. However, as sharing can be instantaneous, even if the action is discovered, it is too late, as the image is already out of reach, unlike a photo taken by a digital camera that only stores images locally for later transfer (however, as the newer digital cameras support Wi-Fi, a photographer can perform photography with a DSLR and instantly post the photo on the internet through the mobile phone’s Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities).
Photo: The pros and cons of digital cameras and smartphones summarized in three photos. Even point-and-shoot digital cameras like my old Canon Ixus have bigger, better, telescopic lenses (top) and sensors compared to the ones in the best smartphone cameras, like my new LG (middle). But smartphones undoubtedly score on connectivity and they have bigger, better, and clearer screens (bottom). Here you can see my smartphone’s huge screen pictured in a preview photo on the Canon’s tiny screen.
Those Sonys you listed Vin p may weight less (and I’m sure they do just looking at them; smaller size) and other specs you listed but they don’t beat the Nikon 3300 in price. Just checked B & H Photo and the Nikon is listed at $369 and the Sony a6000 is listed at $548 and the a6300 is over $1000. A bit pricey IMO for someone just starting out. I have both a Nikon and a Sony mirrorless I know so either company makes a quality product.
As camera phone technology has progressed over the years, the lens design has evolved from a simple double Gauss or Cooke triplet to many molded plastic aspheric lens elements made with varying dispersion and refractive indexes. The latest generation of phone cameras also apply distortion (optics), vignetting, and various optical aberration corrections to the image before it is compressed into a .jpeg format.’
They’re actually pretty different beasts (barring the obvious fact that both record video). A video camera is larger than a GoPro; and has a lens that can zoom, where a GoPro has a fixed focal length. The GoPro’s lens is also very wide angle to get as much of a scene as possible, but that makes it pretty poor at interviews because you have to get it uncomfortably close to your subject. It’s totally doable, but kinda weird. A video camera will also have a longer battery life than a GoPro, and have more manual controls for tweaking how you record. It will also (probably) record better footage in low light.
A digital camera is a hardware device that takes pictures like a regular camera, but stores the image as data instead of printing it to film. Many digital cameras are capable of recording video in addition to taking photos. The picture is of a Casio QV-R62 with 6.0 Megapixel resolution, an example of a typical digital camera.
Best Buy is selling the HC-VX870K now for $899. I know this one is 4k, but if I’m not using it for 4k, does the 1080p quality compare to the 770? I’m going to Europe for 3 weeks in a couple of days and was thinking of replacing my Panasonic SD90 that has been a great camera. Maybe no need to replace? Thanks.
Canon Elura 100 20x digital video camcorder and it takes a video tape cassette but I use flash memory and transfer video to my computer. It was probably a decent little cam in it’s day but pretty outdated now. i shoot myself working problems on a whiteboard like in a classroom. Not very fancy but it works.
Since most manufacturers focus their support on Windows and Mac users, users of other operating systems have difficulty finding support for their devices. However, open-source products such as Cinelerra and Kino (written for the Linux operating system) allow editing of some digital formats on alternative operating systems; software to edit DV streams is available on most platforms.
It sounds like you want to primarily shoot from the top-down (bird’s eye point of view), which means you’ll need to think about how you’ll support the camera first. You’ll want something that can hold your camera like this: https://www.screencast.com/t/ebcekr0mIJ. We rent Magic Arms that clamp to something stable and then can be arranged to hold a camera over your hands (https://www.borrowlenses.com/product/Manfrotto_magicarm) or you can look into something with a tripod + boom, like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BQ1D4C?psc=1. The next thing to think about is how close you want the camera/lens to be to your hands. The 24-70mm or the EF-S 17-55mm need about a foot’s distance to focus properly, for example. Since you’re already familiar with the Rebel, you might want to just stick with that series and get a newer Rebel, like the T5i or T6i, plus a simple shutter cable (either one with a longer wire for you to reach easily, or a wireless one). Here’s an example of a very simple one: https://www.amazon.com/Progo-Shutter-Release-Replacement-PowerShot/dp/B00A83H2XC/ref=sr_1_3. We rent remotes, too, but they are more expensive because they are also intervalometers, which you don’t need. Lastly, lighting can get expensive quickly. I really like this light because it is flexible, easy to use, lightweight, and water resistant: https://www.borrowlenses.com/product/continuous-video-Lighting/Westcott-Flex-1Light-Daylight-Kit. But retail is spendy so you might want to rent it and see if you even like how it operates first and find possibly a cheaper version online (or spring for the Westcott if you just love it, it’s around $500). Overall, I think you should be able to keep your budget under 3K, especially if you stick to EF-S lenses (the EF-S 17-55mm is a good one to try: https://www.borrowlenses.com/product/Canon_17-55_f2.8_IS_EF-S), which are designed specifically for crop sensor cameras like the ones found in the Rebel series and can save you $ thanks to their smaller overall builds which use fewer materials. They are sharp enough for most web video needs – especially if your environment is well lit. Hope that helps!
The size and complexity of ciné cameras varies greatly depending on the uses required of the camera. Some professional equipment is very large and too heavy to be hand held whilst some amateur cameras were designed to be very small and light for single-handed operation.
You can opt for a fixed-lens camera that’s sized and shaped a lot like an SLR—a bridge camera. These models tend to have really long lenses—up to 83x zoom power in models with the 1/2.3-inch sensor size—and sport electronic viewfinders, hot shoes, and articulating rear displays. If zoom is what you’re after, a bridge camera may be your best bet, although understand that they won’t handle dim light as well as an SLR.
Many digital cameras include a video output port. Usually sVideo, it sends a standard-definition video signal to a television, allowing the user to show one picture at a time. Buttons or menus on the camera allow the user to select the photo, advance from one to another, or automatically send a “slide show” to the TV.
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As of January 2017, the only major manufacturer to announce new consumer camcorders at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas was Canon with its entry-level HD models. Panasonic only announced details regarding their Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera called the LUMIX GH5, capable of shooting 4K in 60p. This is the first time in decades that Panasonic & Sony haven’t announced new traditional camcorders at CES, & instead carried over 2016’s models, such as Sony’s FDR-AX53. This is due to there being far less demand in the market for traditional camcorders as more & more consumers prefer to record video with their 4K-capable smartphones, DSLRs, and action cameras from GoPro, Xiaomi, Sony, Nikon, and many others.
The collodion wet plate process that gradually replaced the daguerreotype during the 1850s required photographers to coat and sensitize thin glass or iron plates shortly before use and expose them in the camera while still wet. Early wet plate cameras were very simple and little different from Daguerreotype cameras, but more sophisticated designs eventually appeared. The Dubroni of 1864 allowed the sensitizing and developing of the plates to be carried out inside the camera itself rather than in a separate darkroom. Other cameras were fitted with multiple lenses for photographing several small portraits on a single larger plate, useful when making cartes de visite. It was during the wet plate era that the use of bellows for focusing became widespread, making the bulkier and less easily adjusted nested box design obsolete.
The smaller the f/number, the larger the effective aperture. The present system of f/numbers to give the effective aperture of a lens was standardized by an international convention in 1963 and is referred to as the British Standard (BS-1013). Other aperture measurement scales had been used through the early 20th century, including the European Scale, Intermediate settings, and the 1881 Uniform System proposed by the Royal Photographic Society, which are all now largely obsolete.:30 T-stops have been used for color motion picture lenses, to account for differences in light transmission through compound lenses, are calculated as T-number = f/number x √transmittance.:615
Although the idea for a digital camera originated in 1961, the technology to create one didn’t exist. The first digital camera was invented in 1975 by Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak. It primarily used a charged-coupled device, a type of image sensor, but originally used a camera tube for image capture. That functionality was later digitized by Kodak. The first digital cameras were used by the military and for scientific purposes. Medical businesses and News reporting companies began to use digital cameras a few years later.
The large-format camera, taking sheet film, is a direct successor of the early plate cameras and remained in use for high quality photography and for technical, architectural and industrial photography. There are three common types, the view camera with its monorail and field camera variants, and the press camera. They have an extensible bellows with the lens and shutter mounted on a lens plate at the front. Backs taking rollfilm, and later digital backs are available in addition to the standard dark slide back. These cameras have a wide range of movements allowing very close control of focus and perspective. Composition and focusing is done on view cameras by viewing a ground-glass screen which is replaced by the film to make the exposure; they are suitable for static subjects only, and are slow to use.