• March 20, 2017

Canon EOS M10 vs. M3 vs. M5 – Comparing the Mirrorless Cameras with EF-M Lens Mount

When it comes to mirrorless cameras, Canon has long been in the race with one foot constantly on the brake. There was no flagship model, a very limited selection of lenses, and probably a lack of motivation on Canon’s side to really make an impression on the mirrorless-market.

Since the introduction of the EOS M5 however, these notions seemed to have been overcome. The camera is a worthy opponent to the it’s rivals by Sony, Fuji, and co.

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  • March 15, 2017

Canon G7X vs. G7X Mark II vs. Sony RX100 III vs. RX100 IV vs. RX100 V vs. Panasonic LX15: The Professional Compact Cameras Comparison

Should I get the Canon G7X Mark I or Mark II, or a Sony RX100 III? Or maybe even a camera that supports 4k video shooting? If so, the Panasonic Lumix LX15 or Sony’s RX100 IV?

Are you asking yourself these questions? Me too. That’s why I have tested all of them.

I personally owned a Sony CyberShot DSC-RX100 III and loved it. The only drawback being that I managed to break it. I replaced it with a Panasonic Lumix LX15.

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  • February 28, 2017

Sony RX100 IV vs. RX100 V: what’s the difference?

So, Sony just announced their 5th generation of the RX100 series of cameras as sort of a side note.

Naturally, such an announcement really excites me and of course, the RX100 V is a great camera … I am still somewhat disappointed however.

Sony RX100 V

But let’s start from beginning.

The most important technical data of the RX100 IV & V

RX100 V RX100 IV
Dimensions (WxHxD) 101.6 x 58.1 x 41.0 mm
Weight incl. Battery and memory card 299g 298g
Sensor Exmor RS 1″ with Phasen-AF Exmor RS 1″
Focal length (KB) 24-70mm
Max.cover f/1.8
Min. cover f/11
Exposure time 1/32000s – 30s
LCD swivel 180/°45°
Display Size 3″ (4:3)
Display Resolution (pixels) 1.228.800
Optical viewfinder Yes
Internal image stabilizer Yes
Image processor BIONZ X
ISO sensitivity 80 – 12.8000
Accessory shoe No
Microphone input No
Headphone output No
Video bit rate 4k 100MBps (XAVC S)
ND filter Yes
Wi-Fi & NFC Yes
Recording 24 frames / second 16 frames / second
GPS nein
Autofocus 315-point phase detection Contrast detection
Battery life (CIPA) 220 280
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Sony RX100 V vs. RX100 IV – How is the New One Better?

Autofocus

The biggest improvement inside the RX100 V is the new sensor that now offers phase-detection autofocus. It sports 315 phase-detection AF-points that cover around 65% of the image.

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  • February 28, 2017

Canon EOS Rebel T7i vs EOS 77D vs EOS 80D, what’s the difference?

When the entry-level EOS Rebel was rolled out into the market by Canon some years back, launched simultaneously with it was the Rebel T61. Basically, both have a striking resemblance and more or less showcase the same set of features. In terms of body-mounted controls, the T6s definitely had more to offer, as well as a small LCD display which has been designed to appeal to users with more experience, who require having more control. 

Fast track to just two years and canon is at it again, with the roll out of the EOS Rebel T7i, as well as the 77D which will comfortably rank among the company’s best entry-level camera. (More information about T7I and 77D, please read this article)

To make things a bit clear and ensure that Canon’s model numbering is well understood, the EOS T6i will be replaced by the EOS T7i, whereas in canon’s enthusiast EOS DSLR range, the successor of the T6s is the EOS 77D and ranks just a little below EOS 80D.

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  • February 23, 2017

Canon T7i vs 77D vs T6i vs T6s, what’s the difference?

The latest product in the long chain of entry level Canon DSLRs are the Canon EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77d. The origin of the Canon DSLRs can be traced back to the original EOS Digital Rebel that was introduced sometime in 2003.

From then till date, all the updates and iterations following it have all been generally accepted as a market choice by both experienced and new users. The latest EOS Rebel T6i/T6s from Canon has proven to be a market best choice entry-level DSLRs. It comes with features that make it suitable for new users, while its polished handling makes its usability easy.

The T7i and the 77D can be considered as two different models of the same product. While the T7i follows the model style of the classic Canon XX0D series in manipulation, the 77D takes 80D as an example, as it is not only equipped with a top LCD display but also has an installed Quick Canon Control dial, forming the classic double-command dial control style of Canon.

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  • January 25, 2017

Sony A6300 vs. A6500 comparison, what’s the difference?

In October 2016, Sony introduced the A6500, its new hybrid camera featuring an APS-C sensor. A direct descendant of the Sony A6300, this new device – which we have been able to test – offers some nice innovations such as a 24 Mpx APS-C sensor with 5 axis stabilization, a faster image processor, a tactile display, as well as other improvements. Are these improvements enough to outperform the A6300?

We tested the A6500 equipped with a 55mm f/1.8 lens. Here is what we found.

Sony A6500

An ergonomic design

Sony seems to have found the perfect mold in which to cast their line of A6XXX hybrids, and ever since the A6000, very little has changed. The newest model looks almost identical to the previous one and noticing any external differences requires paying close attention.

Spotting the differences

In the process of trying to spot the differences between these two models, you will notice that the customizable C1 button next to the shutter release button has now been split in two and the C1 and C2 buttons are now a little bit higher up, leaving more room around the shutter release. A C3 button is also available at the rear of the device: the button labeled with the trashcan icon (C3 is available while focusing). These three buttons are customizable as is the four-way navigation switch situated at the rear. The FN button still allows for the customization of secondary functions on several of the buttons. This feature is very handy for those photographers who enjoy tweaking their camera to perfection.

Sony A6500

Sony A6500

At the rear, can still be found the switch for selecting between AF/MF – AEL which allows for choosing between manual and automatic focusing or automatic exposure locking.

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  • November 25, 2016

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D3400, what’s the difference?

Nikon has presented their new D3400, an entry level DSLR camera with which they intend to win the hearts of newbie photographers who wish to have a camera with much more features than a smartphone camera or a compact camera. However, it doesn’t have a lot more features than the Nikon D3300. That is why we’re comparing them. Which camera should you buy and why?

Almost the same technical specifications

If you’re wondering if there’s going to be a big difference between the photos that these cameras take, the answer is no. On a technical level, you have the exact same possibilities with both cameras. They have the same sensor, the same processor, the same ISO range and the same shutter speed. This means that the new features aren’t present in these aspects. Video quality also isn’t improved; it remains Full HD. This means that if you want a relatively cheap quality camera, with which you can take good pictures, there’s no reason to buy the Nikon D3400 over the D3300. Even though this is logical, there sure are differences between both cameras.

The specs comparison of Nikon D3300 and Nikon D3400:

  Nikon D3300 Nikon D3400
Picture Nikon D3300 Nikon D3400
Sensor 24.2MP 24.2MP
Processor EXPEED 4 EXPEED 4
LCD Fixed 3.0" 921k-dot LCD Fixed 3.0" 921k-dot LCD
AF System 11-point (one cross-type) 11-point (one-cross type)
ISO Range 100-12,800 (expansion to 25,600) 100-12,800 (expansion to 25,600)
Viewfinder magnification (coverage) 0.85x (95% coverage) 0.85x (95% coverage)
Connectivity  With optional WU-1a Mobile Adapter Bluetooth LE (Works with SnapBridge to enable photo sharing. )
Video Capture max res. 1080/60p 1080/60p
Continuous Shooting 5 fps 5 fps
Built in Flash (Range) Yes (12m) Yes (7m)
Sensor Cleaning Ultrasonic No
External Mic Port Yes No
Weather Sealing No No
Battery Life 700 shots 1200 shots
Dimensions 124 x 98 x 76mm 124 x 98 x 76mm
Weight 460g 395g
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Nikon D3400

Why buy the Nikon D3400?

What could make you choose the Nikon D3400? Well, there are two innovative features on this camera. One of them is integrated Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with Nikon Snapbridge platform,  thanks to which we can share pictures we take instantly with our smartphone and upload them to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It’s a feature we expected, only because more and more users are sharing their pictures, and this can be a deciding factor if you’re someone that uses social media a lot.

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  • March 18, 2016

Canon EOS 70D vs 80D vs Nikon D7200, what’s the difference?

Canon recently announced a new addition to its lineup of mid-range DSLRs christened EOS 80D. It claims to be a good replacement for its predecessor the EOS 70D that was launched in July 2013. The 80D offers better handling control along with still and video enhancements.

Looking back at earlier versions, it packs a higher resolution Canon Dual Pixel CMOS sensor. Not only this, the on-senor autofocus system has also been improved greatly. Now those are some features to look out for. While Canon designed this camera for the typical action-shooting enthusiast, their real target is wedding photographers on a stringent budget, who have shown an interest in the 70D.

In this article, we will weigh the Canon EOS 80D against the 70D for its features.

The Design:

The 80D has not changed much in its overall design and construction. It retains the same polycarbonate, water and dust resistant exterior we got to see on the 70D.

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  • March 7, 2016

Fujifilm X-T1 vs. X-Pro2, Which Should You Buy?

Sometimes the main enemy is inside the house. The truth is that new Fujifilm X-Pro2 comes to seduce professional and advanced photographers that are looking for a classic design and quality in ASP-C format and to convince them that it is a better option than the traditional reflex, the most economic Lumix DMC-GX8 by Panasonic or the also new Pen-F by Olympus, to name a few examples.

However, if there is a question that during these last few weeks many users interested in the new camera without a mirror have asked, is whether the X-Pro2 is worth it compared to the X-T1. A kind of fraternal dual that can only be resolved in one way: putting one against the other while we keep working on a detailed test if the X-Pro2, which we have already been working with for weeks.

Obvious Differences

A quick glance is enough to understand that we stand before two models that, in reality, don’t have much in common between them regardless of them sharing a family. It’s not about the design or viewfinder, but also philosophy. Something that is pretty obvious but it’s worth remembering those undecided between these cameras which also claim to be two different worlds: The X-Pro2’s storytelling and the X-T1’s versatile and all-terrain character.

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  • February 8, 2016

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II vs. Nikon D5 Specs comparison, what’s the difference?

The idea of permanent struggle between Canon and Nikon, with poisoned darts, overtaking on the right and last-minute changes to win the opponent- is something that seems to be liked a lot by photography enthusiasts and hardcore label snobs, but has very little to do with reality.

Over the years in which there was a clear brand in command and the rest followed its steps, for some time now the balance between the two historic photographic brands in the professional segment has been set. Some models stand out more than others, there are details that one brand exceeds the other, but overall the balance is favored more for economic or logistical issues (system, laziness to change …) than by quality or performance.

It is true that once the Nikon D3 set a new time, and coinciding with the problems of the EOS-1D Mark III and Mark IV that balance between major powers -it seems that we are talking about the Cold War- staggered.

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