What would you recommend for kid portrait, kid action and low light pictures? I am an amateur mom who loves taking picture of my kids. I have currently now Canon Rebel xsi but it is terrible in low light. Wanting to upgrade a better one but not spending thousand.
There is a way to turn photos from an ordinary film camera into digital photos—by scanning them. A scanner is a piece of computer equipment that looks like a small photocopier but works like a digital camera. When you put your photos in a scanner, a light scans across them, turning them into strings of pixels and thus into digital images you can see on your computer.
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I’m going to upgrade my old ’07 Sony camcorder, and I think these Panasonics are the right choice. I’m just not sure which one to get: the 770 or the 850. Both are ” plus” – versions of the 750, and about the same price-category. Which one would you recommend?
Vlogging isn’t just about making visually beautiful videos—it’s also about sound. The internal microphones on cameras are notoriously bad, which means that if you’re going to take your vlogging seriously, you’re going to want an external mic.
Rangefinder cameras allow the distance to objects to be measured by means of a coupled parallax unit on top of the camera, allowing the focus to be set with accuracy. Single-lens reflex cameras allow the photographer to determine the focus and composition visually using the objective lens and a moving mirror to project the image onto a ground glass or plastic micro-prism screen. Twin-lens reflex cameras use an objective lens and a focusing lens unit (usually identical to the objective lens.) in a parallel body for composition and focusing. View cameras use a ground glass screen which is removed and replaced by either a photographic plate or a reusable holder containing sheet film before exposure. Modern cameras often offer autofocus systems to focus the camera automatically by a variety of methods.
Common values for field of view crop in DSLRs using active pixel sensors include 1.3x for some Canon (APS-H) sensors, 1.5x for Sony APS-C sensors used by Nikon, Pentax and Konica Minolta and for Fujifilm sensors, 1.6 (APS-C) for most Canon sensors, ~1.7x for Sigma’s Foveon sensors and 2x for Kodak and Panasonic 4/3-inch sensors currently used by Olympus and Panasonic. Crop factors for non-SLR consumer compact and bridge cameras are larger, frequently 4x or more.
The thing is that I feel that the video quality though good is not the best and I fear the camera is a little bit costly and it really has no added assets more than the camera and some zoom. The sound quality is pretty good, but not excelent.
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As with the Panasonic, the difference between this year’s R600 and last year’s R500 are so minor that even Canon wasn’t entirely sure what they are. After enquiring with the company multiple times, we were told the R600 has a new battery pack—even though the official specifications list them as having exactly the same battery. Other than that, they’ll handle exactly the same. So again, get whichever is more affordable on the day.
The Cromemco Cyclops was an all-digital camera introduced as a commercial product in 1975. Its design was published as a hobbyist construction project in the February 1975 issue of Popular Electronics magazine, and it used a 32×32 Metal Oxide Semiconductor sensor.
I don’t know if we can help with the former, but with the latter, we really do like the Panasonic V750—that’s why we spend thousands of words talking about how good it is for most people, especially for those trying to video their kids from a good distance away.
All of these video cameras fit well and are comfortable in the hand, and your fingers fall naturally on to the control buttons and adjustable hand straps for different sized hands. The Panasonic adds a number of extra options, with a dial just behind the screen that you can use to access its manual settings, which some other camcorders lack.This definitely makes it easier to use for more serious shooters who want to get in and control the video capture process themselves.
Sony has now introduced four versions of the camera (because Sony likes to make things complicated). There’s the Sony RX100, RX100 II, RX100 III, RX100 IV. Any of them are great, but roughly speaking get the RX100 (original) if you want to save money, and the RX100 III if you want to spend more. The RX100 IV is only worth it if you need 4K video or 1,000fps high speed capture.
Want less white noise? Try using an external mic. Even a cheap dynamic mic will blow away anything on the cam. Want even better? Boost the signal with a cheap pre-amp and turn the camera mic level down. This is audio 101 level knowledge. No brainer stuff.
You really miss the boat by eliminating anything without heart rate sensing. The Misfit Flash should be your Best Buy. It doesn’t have heart rate, true. No silent alarms. But for the basic activity tracking and sleep monitoring, it is as good as any. And it costs only $20. And it runs on a battery, so it never has to be charged. My Fitbit Charge now requires almost daily charging. The results of the two on fitness and sleep monitoring are very similar. So I’ve stopped the difficulty of daily charging my Fitbit and am quite happy with the Misfit Flash.
If there is a camera that can give Canon’s T6i a run for its money for beginning photographers it is the Nikon D3300. This camera is a well-priced powerhouse, boasting 24 megapixels, and a burst rate of 5 FPS. A 3″ LCD (but fixed) screen and the ability to record 1080p video at 60 FPS makes this a good choice for videographers as well. The D3300 was released in 2014 and has been a very popular choice for beginners ever since. Because this camera is only sold as a kit, you won’t have to purchase lenses to go with it.
DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras largely replaced film-based SLRs during the 2000s. DSLRs are the most advanced and versatile cameras available to consumers today. They give you the most control over how your pictures are taken, and are thus meant for more serious amateur photographers and professionals. DSLRs allow you complete control over exposure settings, including aperture priority, shutter priority, and various program modes. Their fast autofocus produces great shots when shooting fast-moving subjects or scenes. They also utilize an interchangeable lens system, enabling photographers to use the most appropriate lens for whatever they are shooting. Finally, DSLRs have large sensors, which generally produce higher-quality images. Learn More About DSLRs.
If you’re feeling limited by what your point-and-shoot can do, there are plenty of reasons to consider an interchangable lens camera, whether it be a traditional DSLR or a more modern mirrorless camera. These advanced shooters feature larger image sensors, superior optics, robust manual controls, faster performance, and the versatility of changeable lenses.
Medium format cameras are reserved for serious professionals. Their large sensors allow for larger individual pixels, and for more light to enter the camera. They also allow for a much greater dynamic range, which means larger tonal value, and greater color accuracy. The end results are stunning “real world” photos which capture scenes close to how your eyes and brain process them. If your goal is to take a photograph and enlarge it considerably, then medium format cameras are your best option. Be aware, though, that they often come with a steep price. Learn More About Medium Format Cameras.
At the opposite end of the spectrum to some of the full-frame DSLRs here, the D3400 is cheap as chips, has one of the sharpest APS-C sensors there is and a neat retracting kit lens. It’s proof that you don’t have to pay a fortune to get a great camera, and we say its sheer value for money makes it just as impressive as much more advanced (and much more expensive) alternatives. It has a great 24MP sensor and although the controls are designed to be simple for novices, in the right hands the little D3400 is a match for cameras costing far more. A great DSLR for the first-time user.
But there are reasons to opt for an SLR. If your eyesight isn’t perfect, an optical viewfinder may prove to be a better match rather than an electronic one, you may simply prefer their familiar feel, or you may already have access to compatible lenses. When moving beyond entry-level, SLRs catch up to mirorlesss in capability quickly, and typically offer a larger library of lenses and accessories from which to choose—although it’s mainly in exotic, very expensive lenses offered by Canon and Nikon that the wider selection comes into play.
Professional video cameras, such as those used in television production, may be television studio-based or mobile in the case of an electronic field production (EFP). Such cameras generally offer extremely fine-grained manual control for the camera operator, often to the exclusion of automated operation. They usually use three sensors to separately record red, green and blue.
Camera lenses are made in a wide range of focal lengths. They range from extreme wide angle, and standard, medium telephoto. Each lens is best suited to a certain type of photography. The extreme wide angle may be preferred for architecture because it has the capacity to capture a wide view of a building. The normal lens, because it often has a wide aperture, is often used for street and documentary photography. The telephoto lens is useful for sports and wildlife but it is more susceptible to camera shake.
The imager converts light into an electrical signal. The camera lens projects an image onto the imager surface, exposing the photosensitive array to light. This light exposure is converted into an electrical charge. At the end of the timed exposure, the imager converts the accumulated charge into a continuous analog voltage at the imager’s output terminals. After the conversion is complete, the photosites reset to start the exposure of the next video frame.
How frequently is “Amazon price” updated? Your site says that Panasonic HC-V750K costs 598$, whereas it is 690$ right now. Similarly, your site says 200$ for HF R500, and right now on Amazon it is 248$.
Single-shot capture systems use either one sensor chip with a Bayer filter mosaic, or three separate image sensors (one each for the primary additive colors red, green, and blue) which are exposed to the same image via a beam splitter (see Three-CCD camera).
Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 20.9MP | Autofocus: 51-point AF, 15 cross-type | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilt-angle touchscreen, 922,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 8fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate
I am using a Lumix FZ-200 which takes very sharp pictures and good video, but it is difficult to frame a moving subject such as a bird in flight at a higher zoom, and focusing is somewhat problematic. I’m wondering whether a dedicated videocam might make it easier to acquire the subject, focus it, and keep it in the frame, later allowing me to extract stills from the footage. Will I be disappointed?
There are also some mirrorless and translucent mirrored interchangeable lens digital cameras that can be used much like a DSLR. The translucent mirrors do not move (or reflex). Instead they only reflect a fraction of the light to the viewfinder and the rest is allowed to pass through to the lens. Most mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras use the main image sensor for composing the scene and focusing as well as recording the image. Many still have some form of mechanical shutters, many others do not.
After some discussion, we focused on models that did not include built-in memory. Although built-in memory does have some advantages (it offer lots of capacity, and you can add even more with an SD card), it is more expensive than going without and just recording straight to SD card. We also removed models that had gimmicky extra features, like shooting in two directions at once.
dkerov, the V550 has a different image sensor than the V750, so I can’t draw any direct comparisons there. We did consider the V550, but we decided to test the V750 alongside the other two as it is generally a better camcorder (better manual controls, etc).
My only complaint is that the built in mic jack sounds terrible. It’s very muffled sounding. This was not a deal-breaker for me because I use a Zoom H4n to record high quality audio separately so I can get by with never using the mic input jack on this camcorder. The built in mics on this video camera sound fine however so it seems that Panasonic optimized the audio for the built in mics but neglected the audio quality on the mic input jack.
Is there a way you could provide the sample videos shot above for download? (Just the Panasonic please). This way I could verify compatibility with my desired downstream workflow of the video format from the camera directly.
At CES 2013, Sakar International announced the Polaroid iM1836, an 18 MP camera with 1″-sensor with interchangeable sensor-lens. An adapter for Micro Four Thirds, Nikon and K-mount lenses was planned to ship with the camera.
If you’re buying into a system, or don’t have a huge investment in lenses and accessories, the first thing I’d recommend doing is identifying which lenses you’d like to have in your bag and factoring those prices into your decision. You may find that spending a bit more on a body is worth it if lenses you’re going to buy are significantly less than the competition.
Box cameras were introduced as a budget level camera and had few if any controls. The original box Brownie models had a small reflex viewfinder mounted on the top of the camera and had no aperture or focusing controls and just a simple shutter. Later models such as the Brownie 127 had larger direct view optical viewfinders together with a curved film path to reduce the impact of deficiencies in the lens.
Video is only half the story: the rest comes from the sound that accompanies it. A video camera’s weak point is often audio, but these models show that there has been some improvement in recent years.
I’ve spent more than 20 years reviewing tech such as video cameras at Reviewed.com, PCWorld, and a number of other other fine publications. I designed and revised most of the testing used by Reviewed.com to test products like camcorders, cameras, and a huge range of other technology and appliances.
Once you cross the $1,000 price barrier, you’ve entered into a realm where you likely have a very good handle on whether you prefer an SLR or mirrorless camera. If you’re buying in this range, you need to take a serious look at the lenses and accessories available for each system, and weigh the pluses and minuses of different image sensor formats.
In a digital camera, exactly the opposite happens. Light from the thing you are photographing zooms into the camera lens. This incoming “picture” hits the image sensor chip, which breaks it up into millions of pixels. The sensor measures the color and brightness of each pixel and stores it as a number. Your digital photograph is effectively an enormously long string of numbers describing the exact details of each pixel it contains. You can read more about how an image sensor produces a digital picture in our article on webcams.
The models we looked at can use memory cards of 32 or 64 GB in size, enough to hold hours of video. Unless you’re packing 128 GB or so, your cell phone or tablet probably won’t have that much available space after accounting for music, apps, movies, and everything else.
Camcorders can be broken out into two main groups: action camcorders, and traditional or professional camcorders. To decide which is right for you, consider where you most want to shoot footage. If you’re constantly on the go or taking shots of your latest adventure vacation, you’ll want a wearable, waterproof and easy-to-use action cam. Choose one with remote control features if you’re really into action photography. However, if you tend to shoot footage of sporting events or school concerts, you’ll want to make sure you have the zoom capability found in traditional camcorders.
If you’re willing to live without a viewfinder of any sort and use the LCD to frame shots, you can find solid mirrorless models for under $500, including a kit lens. Like SLRs, different manufacturers support different lens formats. If you buy a Sony mirrorless camera, you’ll stick with Sony E and FE lenses, and if you opt for Fujifilm you’re locked into the X lens system.
The first photographic camera developed for commercial manufacture was a daguerreotype camera, built by Alphonse Giroux in 1839. Giroux signed a contract with Daguerre and Isidore Niépce to produce the cameras in France, with each device and accessories costing 400 francs. The camera was a double-box design, with a landscape lens fitted to the outer box, and a holder for a ground glass focusing screen and image plate on the inner box. By sliding the inner box, objects at various distances could be brought to as sharp a focus as desired. After a satisfactory image had been focused on the screen, the screen was replaced with a sensitized plate. A knurled wheel controlled a copper flap in front of the lens, which functioned as a shutter. The early daguerreotype cameras required long exposure times, which in 1839 could be from 5 to 30 minutes.
Unfortunately, I hate to admit this, but I might have lead you slightly astray. While a review from a source I trust says that you can in fact do this (http://www.imaging-resource.com/cameras/sony/rx100-iii/vs/canon/g7x/ ), a number of people have reported that this function was available in the RX100 I and the RX100 II, but not in the RX100 III.
It’s no secret that smartphones have seriously hurt the demand for entry-level point-and-shoot cameras. You can buy any number of sub-$100 no-name cameras at online retailers, but none are worth your money if already own a decent smartphone. But if you move up to the $100 to $200 bracket, you have some solid options from Canon and Nikon.
The frames are later played back in a ciné projector at a specific speed, called the “frame rate” (number of frames per second). While viewing, a person’s eyes and brain merge the separate pictures to create the illusion of motion. The first ciné camera was built around 1888 and by 1890 several types were being manufactured. The standard film size for ciné cameras was quickly established as 35mm film and this remained in use until transition to digital cinematography. Other professional standard formats include 70 mm film and 16mm film whilst amateurs film makers used 9.5 mm film, 8mm film or Standard 8 and Super 8 before the move into digital format.