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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 Model

February 25, 2017 by  
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*New for 2016* 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. …More …

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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 […]

Panasonic Lumix DC-G85 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera | Review 2017 Model

January 5, 2017 by  
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*New for 2017* Panasonic’s DC-G85 Mirrorless 4K Micro Four Thirds Camera is a power packed mid-range model. This model has substantial improvements over the previous popular Lumix G7 model that it replaces. Panasonic has added the much praised IBIS and 5 Axis Dual IS 2 Image stabilization to the camera. This stabilization even works when recording 4K video. With built-in body stabilization, you can use lenses with no stabilization and still have a steady shot for photos and video. The new Electromagnetic Drive Shutter is quieter and helps eliminate shutter shock in photos. The new 16 megapixel sensor has no anti aliasing filter, for sharper pictures and video. The 4K Ultra HD records in UHD (3840 x2160) the same dimensions and resolution as 4K TVs. 4K Video has four times the resolution of Full HD, giving you sharper video, even if you convert the footage back to HD. By shooting in 4K, you are future proofing your videos, as 4K is quickly becoming the standard. The G85 has an OLED EVF (2,360k-dot), and a 3.0-inch LCD Touchscreen (1,040-dot). WiFi 802.11b/g/n, allows you to wirelessly control your camera from your smartphone. … …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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Nikon D810 36.3 Megapixel FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (2015 Model)

June 19, 2016 by  
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*New for 2015* The Full Frame FX Nikon D810 36.3 megapixel SLR has the most megapixels of any SLR Nikon has produced to date (other than the D800 it replaces). The D810 shares many of the features of the best Nikon SLRs and some new ones as well. It is capable of 36.1 megapixel medium format images with low noise. This model has increased the ISO range (64-12800) and drops the optical low pass filter for greater detail. Full HD 1080p 60fps Video mode with a headphone jack, microphone jack, uncompressed HDMI out, Audio monitoring, and a dedicated movie record button. You can shoot in either FX or DX movie formats. Video can be shot with full manual control and you can view live video with an external monitor through the HDMI. Another new feature is the built-in HDR (high dynamic range) function which can create a single image that combines two exposures for a better image. A time lapse photography mode is included. Dual Slots for SD and CF cards. New EXPEED 4 processor is 30% faster (lower noise & faster AF)
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Nikon D7200 24.2 Megapixel DX-Format DSLR Camera (2015-2016)

June 13, 2016 by  
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**New for 2015-2016. The Nikon D7200 DX SLR is Nikon’s answer to Canon’s EOS 70D. The D7200 replaces the popular Nikon D7100. Its updated APS-C sized sensor has a full 24.2 megapixels. New for 2015 is an upgraded AF system borrowed from the high end D4. No Optical Low-Pass Filter (OLPF) on the D7200 to offer higher resolution than the filtered DSLRs. The D7200 offers Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound. New 60p mode was added in. To complement the video, the D7200 incorporates a headphone jack and an external microphone jack for high-quality stereo sound recording options. Other features include LiveView so you can frame your movies and pictures with the upgraded high resolution The camera has a high resolution 3.2-inch LCD screen (1,228,800 pixels). The Burst Rate of the D7200 is 6.0 fps continuous shooting, increased buffer size, now can hold 18 (RAW, Lossless 14-bit) photos, 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. 51 point AF system with 15 sensors cross type. 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix) exposure sensor. Native ISO has improved to 100-25,600 to allow for a wider range of lighting situations. 100% frame coverage viewfinder. Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots. The D7200 is made with a magnesium alloy body with moisture and dust resistance which will protect the D7200’s internal parts from the elements. …More …

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Dual Pixel CMOS Digital SLR Camera Reviews (2015-2016 Model)

June 12, 2016 by  
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**New for 2015. The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II is Canon’s top higher end APS-C SLR for 2015-2016. Upgraded to a full 20.2 megapixels. This model now includes the highly acclaimed Dual Pixel autofocus system introduced on the Canon 70D a year ago. We used the 70D for shooting video at CES 2015 & CES 2016 with great success. This Dual Pixel technology allows your DSLR to shoot like a camcorder, and have faster (more accurate) AF for still shots. The new HD movie mode can now shoot Full 1080p HD Video at faster frame rates 1080p @60fps and with manual exposure control. HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV, monitor, or an external recorder. External Microphone & Headphone Jacks are provided. The 7D Mark II includes many features formerly reserved for Canon’s top SLRs including, Blazing Fast 10.0 fps continuous shooting, and 65 AF focus points. The high resolution 3-inch LCD screen (1,040,000 dots) can be used with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. The 7D Mark II’s magnesium alloy body is dust and weather resistant and has shutter durability of up to 200,000 cycles.

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Nikon D3300 24.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera | Review (2014-2015 Model)

May 17, 2015 by  
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**New for 2014-2015** The entry level Nikon D3300 SLR is Nikon’s best selling DSLR. The D3300 is designed for anyone who wants to take pictures without worrying about settings, but with advanced features. It replaces the popular Nikon 3200. New for this DSLR is a new lens that retracts to a more compact size for easy transport, the video mode with full-time autofocus and stereo sound can now do up to 60 frames/second, and improved ISO to 12800, and new EXPEED 4 processor. With the built-in LiveView you can frame your movies and pictures with the large 3-inch LCD screen (921,000 pixels). Good solid performance from one of Nikon’s least expensive and compact DSLRs. Improved 5.0 fps continuous shooting, Ultrasonic Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. The Active D-Lighting function vastly improves shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. Includes the new compact 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens (with image stabilization). New easy mode, for beginner photographers. …More …

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Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera with WiFi (2014-2015 Model)

May 10, 2015 by  
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*New for 2014* The mid range Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera is Nikon’s new DSLR entry for 2014-2015. The D5300 replaces the popular D5200 and is loaded with improved features. The D5300 has an upgraded imager 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. Built-in camera effects filters for both picture and video modes. Other features include LiveView so you can frame your movies and pictures, the new 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. …More …

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