Thursday, August 17, 2017

Smart-Review: DSLR & Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide 2016-2017

DSLR & Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide 2016-2017: Digital SLRs (also known as DSLRs) have become more popular recently, because of improved features and a dramatic drop in prices. Once only professionals could afford a DSLR. The main advantage of a DSLR versus a point and shoot camera is higher image quality due to larger imager […]

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Panasonic DC-GH5 Lumix 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera | Review 2017 Model

March 28, 2017 by  
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*New for 2017* Panasonic’s flagship DC-GH5 Mirrorless 4K Micro Four Thirds Camera has just been released. This model has extreme improvements over the previous popular GH4 model that it replaces. Panasonic listened to its users and has included many of their requests, especially to the video taking community. The best new features include a brand new micro 4/3rds sensor with 20.3 megapixels and without an anti-aliasing filter for sharper images. Panasonic has added the much praised IBIS and 5 Axis Dual IS 2 Image stabilization that was seen in the GX85 and G85 4K camera models. Works even when recording 4K video. The 4K Ultra HD recording now jumps to 60p (60 frames/second) for silky smooth 4K for sports and other action scenes. For 4K you can record in UHD (3840 x2160) the same dimensions as 4K TVs, or DCI Cinematic 4K (4096×2160) the same dimensions used for Movie Theater 4K projectors. Dual card slots allow you more flexibility, such as backing up, or relay recording. The GH5 has a new OLED EVF (3,680k-dot), and larger higher resolution 3.2-inch LCD (1,620k-dot) flip out screen … …More …

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 30.4 Megapixel Full Frame 4K DSLR Camera | Review 2016-2017

February 27, 2017 by  
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*New for 2016-2017* The new 30.4 megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is Canon’s newest Full Frame digital SLR, the follow on model to the extremely popular 5D Mark III. The new 5D Mark IV is not only upgraded to address picture quality, but is putting in features that will make filmmakers more productive. This model adds 4K Cinematic Video recording capability (24, 25, & 30 fps). You can shoot 4K Video and later extract 8.8 megapixel screen grabs from each frame of the 4K video. Previous 5D versions have been used to film both TV shows and Movies, including Walking Dead, Hawaii Five-O, 24, and many more. This model will be popular with photo journalists that require both photos and video. This is the first EOS 5D version with Touchscreen Capability and the resolution has been bumped up 1.62 million dots. The latest Dual Pixel CMOS AF Autofocus system is installed (first introduced in Canon 70D & 80D models). For speed the camera has upgraded to the latest Digic 6+ chip, and the burst rate has increased to 7fps even with the higher megapixel count. Other features include 61 AF points, ISO 100-32000, Added WiFi, NFC and GPS, New Meter Sensor. This model won our BEST OF 2017 Award for Full Frame Cameras.
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Canon EOS 80D Dual Pixel CMOS AF DSLR Camera Review | 2016-2017 Model

February 25, 2017 by  
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*New for 2016-2017* The Canon EOS 80D is Canon’s Best mid-range APS-C SLR. Upgraded from the 70D to a full 24.2 megapixels. It shares many of the features from the Canon 5D Mark III, but at a lower cost and weight. This is the first Canon DSLR to introduce the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology that greatly enhances autofocus capabilities, especially when filming video. The 80D HD movie mode shoots at Full 1080p HD Video at popular frame rates 1080p @60fps, 30fps, 24fps and 720p @60fps and with manual exposure control. The 80D includes an HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV and an External Microphone Jack for better sound options with manual audio control. For 2016, the 80D adds a headphone jack, and a 60fps 1080p video mode. The 80d has a high resolution articulating 3-inch LCD touchscreen (1,040,000 pixels). Built-in WiFi & NFC wireless functionality. Fast 7.0 fps continuous shooting, Use the large LCD touchscreen with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Gapless micro-lenses in the sensor helps to capture more light and reduce noise. Upgraded to ISO 12800, 63-zone evaluative metering system, Upgraded to 45 AF Focus points, Upgraded to the new DIGIC 6 Image Processor. Higher Dynamic Range. BEST of 2017 Award. …More …

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Best Rated Mirrorless & 4K Compact Interchangeable Lens Cameras | Comparison and Reviews 2016-2017

January 20, 2017 by  
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Best Compact Interchangeable Mirrorless Lens System Cameras (2016-2017) – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated Compact Mirrorless System Cameras (CSC). These cameras have a much smaller footprint than the larger regular sized SLR cameras (half the size and weight) and are easier to use than standard SLRs. A smaller camera is more likely to […]

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Best Digital SLRs over $600 and under $1000 – Comparison and Reviews 2016-2017

January 5, 2017 by  
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Best Digital SLRs priced over $600 and under $1000 – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated mid-range Cropped Sensor Digital SLRs. Prices of digital SLRs have dropped dramatically over the years, while features and capabilities have increased. This price range has more features than the low end SLRs, including HD video capture, Live View, […]

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Best Rated DSLRs $1000 to $2000 – Comparison and Reviews (2016-2017)

January 5, 2017 by  
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Best Rated Digital SLRs priced over $1000 and under $2000 – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated high end DSLR Cameras. Prices of DSLRs have dropped dramatically over the years, while features and capabilities have increased. This price range has more features than the low and mid range SLRs. Below is a comparison of […]

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Best Affordable DSLR Cameras Under $600 Comparison and Reviews (2016-2017)

January 5, 2017 by  
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Best Affordable DSLR Cameras Under $600 – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated low priced entry level DSLR Cameras. Prices of digital SLRs have dropped dramatically over the years and gotten more affordable, while features and capabilities have increased. Even full HD and Built-in WiFi is beginning to be available in these lower priced […]

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Best Digital DSLRs that Shoot HD Video – Reviews & Comparison 2016-2017

January 5, 2017 by  
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Best Rated Digital DSLRs that shoot HD Video – This is a roundup of the Top-Rated Digital SLRs that have a built-in HD (High Definition) 1080p / 720p movie/video mode. Until recently, no SLRs had video capability. Over the last several years this has changed dramatically. The SLRs below all have built in HD Video […]

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Best Rated Full Frame DSLRs – Comparison and Reviews (2016-2017)

January 5, 2017 by  
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Best Rated Full-Frame Digital DSLRs- This is a roundup of the top-rated full frame digital SLRs.. Full frame Digital SLRs have the same size imaging sensor as a frame of 35mm film (used in film SLRs). These type of SLRs are used by Professionals as they will give you a bigger and brighter viewfinder, more […]

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Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2 Megapixel DSLR Camera Review | 2016

June 25, 2016 by  
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*New for 2016* The Canon Rebel T6i DSLR is the latest in the EOS Rebel series. Upgraded from the T5i to a full 24.2 megapixels. It shares many of the features from the Canon 80D, but at a lower cost and weight. The T6i HD movie mode shoots at Full 1080p HD Video at popular frame rates 1080p @30fps, 24fps and 720p @60fps and with manual exposure control. The T6i includes an HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV and an External Microphone Jack for better sound options with manual audio control. Hybrid CMOS AF and Full time autofocus helps keep you locked onto your subject while taking video, or still pictures. The T6i has a high resolution flip out articulating 3-inch LCD touchscreen (1,040,000 pixels), to get hard to get shots. New Digic 6 Image Processor. Fast 5.0 fps continuous shooting, Use the large LCD touchscreen with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Built-in WiFi wireless functionality. Fast 5.0 fps continuous shooting, Use the large LCD touchscreen with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Gapless micro-lenses in the sensor helps to capture more light and reduce noise. Native ISO: ISO 100-12800, 63-zone evaluative metering system, Upgraded to 19 AF Focus points, Upgraded to the new DIGIC 6 Image Processor …More …

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Nikon D5500 DX DSLR Touchscreen WiFi Camera | Review (2015-2016 Model)

June 22, 2016 by  
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*New for 2015-2016* The mid range Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera is Nikon’s new DSLR entry for 2015. The D5500 replaces the popular D5300 and has some improved features. The D5500 has an imaging sensor with 24.2 megapixels. The camera has Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound. Subject-tracking AF. Body mounted stereo microphones. The native ISO for low light photography is 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600). Its side articulating 3.2 inch high resolution display (1,037,000 dots) allows you to get hard to get low angle and high angle shots. The big upgrade for 2015 is the new touchscreen display, for better control over focus and other features. This is the first Nikon DSLR with a touchscreen. Built-in camera effects filters for both picture and video modes. Other features include LiveView so you can frame your movies and pictures, the EXSPEED 4 processor, higher 60fps movie mode, 5.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically, Active D-Lighting function which can vastly improve shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. 39 AF points (with 3D tracking). High Dynamic Range mode. Subject-tracking AF tracks and maintains focusing on a moving subject. The camera is lighter and slightly smaller, and has better battery life than the D5300 it replaces. …More …

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Canon EOS Rebel T6 18.0 Megapixel DSLR Camera Review | 2016 Model

June 21, 2016 by  
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*New for 2016. The entry level 18.0 megapixel Canon Rebel T6 (1300d) is the lowest cost SLR from Canon in 2016 which shares many of the features of more expensive DSLRs. The T6 is the follow on to the popular Rebel T5. Its HD movie mode can shoot Full HD Video with manual exposure. This is the first Canon DSLR to have continuous autofocus in video mode. This allows you to catch fast moving action, without having to manually focus. The new feature uses Canon’s new STM lenses with silent autofocus. HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV. Large high resolution 3-inch LCD screen (920,000 pixels). 3.0 fps continuous shooting. Use the large LCD with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. Dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button. You can capture a still image while shooting a movie. …More …

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Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel CMOS AF DSLR Camera | Review

June 20, 2016 by  
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The Canon EOS 70D is one of Canon’s Best mid-range APS-C SLRs. Upgraded from the 60D to a full 20.2 megapixels. It shares many of the features from the Canon 5D Mark III, but at a lower cost and weight. This is the first Canon DSLR to introduce the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology that greatly enhances autofocus capabilities, especially when filming video. The 70D HD movie mode shoots at Full 1080p HD Video at popular frame rates 1080p @30fps, 24fps and 720p @60fps and with manual exposure control. The 70d includes an HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV and an External Microphone Jack for better sound options with manual audio control. The 70d gets a new high resolution articulating 3-inch LCD touchscreen (1,040,000 pixels). Built-in WiFi wireless functionality. Fast 7.0 fps continuous shooting, Use the large LCD touchscreen with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Gapless micro-lenses in the sensor helps to capture more light and reduce noise. Upgraded to ISO 12800, 63-zone evaluative metering system, Upgraded to 19 AF Focus points, Upgraded to the new DIGIC 5+ Image Processor (same as the 5D Mark III) …More …

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