• November 30, 2015

Sony A7 vs A7ii, what’s the difference?

Late last month, Sony silently launched the latest full-frame mirrorless camera A7II. I can’t help but admire how well Sony kept this innovation confidential before its release. Sony is perhaps one of the few companies that could afford to launch a new model of a full-frame camera at a yearly rate. Actually, it’s no wonder that the A7 series has been selling so well. Their integral market performance since their release is surpassing Sony’s expectations. The latest A7II may have caused some confusion for those planning on purchasing one– Sony α7II and Sony α7, which model is better?

Before that, we all regarded the three models of A7, A7R, and A7S with different positioning as the three brothers of the full-frame SLR cameras in the Sony A7 series. However, the latest A7II is the brother with the closest kinship to A7. Even so, between these two brothers, which one should we choose? This is a question we need to ponder. Since the A7II was just launched, currently its single body price is $1698. The A7 has been marketed for more than a year and features a higher performance price ratio, but its current price on Amazon is only $1298. With that price difference of $400, we can almost buy another Sony A6000. So what justifies this gap of $400?

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  • September 20, 2015

User experience: Nikon D5500 vs Canon Rebel T6i/T6s

(Thanks the Author: Mavis) Until now, I have had a great experience with the Nikon D5500 and I was curious to see if there were substantial differences with the Canon Rebel T6i. The T6i has a long vacation behind it and within this period it encountered many opportunities for different photo situations. I like to take photos a lot, but I am still only an amateur photographer and thus I can only describe this camera in a rather light way. Whoever wishes to get more details or wishes to know more technical data, can inform him or herself through the many answers from professionals in these messages. I share my experience with this camera targeting interested beginners.

Product Delivery: Alongside with the camera, a battery, a battery charger, a carrying strap, and interface cable and the selected lens (18-55mm), as well as a manual with the detailed instructions in German were delivered. Furthermore, two DVD / CD-ROM, one of which included an instruction manual, while the other ones contained various softwares, e.g. for editing photos.

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ChristopherR
ChristopherR

Snapsort.com reports the D5500 as having better color depth, more dynamic range and much lower noise at high iso and…

  • July 17, 2015

Sony RX100 III vs RX100 IV comparison, what’s the different?

Sony is the “go-to” brand for cameras. If you are out on the market for a high-performance, budgeted, portable compact camera, the RX 100 series fits the bill. It garnered attention for the large sensor it packs in a small housing. And, it just gets better with every installment.

RX100 IV

The recently unveiled Sony RX 100 IV brings in a significant performance boost making it hard to choose between it and the RX100 III. Here we compare the two models for their features so that photographers can make the best pick.

Sony RX100 III vs RX100 IV comparison

The Design

Sony hasn’t changed anything in the looks department. The design of the RX 100 IV is identical to its predecessors RX100 III. It has a compact size and sleek lines with a manual control ring around the lens. We cannot give the smooth matte finish a miss. The only difference is that it is heavier by 8 grams.

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  • June 11, 2015

Canon Rebel T5i vs T6i vs T6s, what’s the difference?

The T6s is an upgraded product of the T5i. Canon has released a total of two replacement products for the T5i, which are the more advanced T6s and more entry level T6i. Unlike the T5i, which almost didn’t upgrade the T4i at all, Canon has taken a lot of care in the upgrade of the T6s. The T6s is the best entry-level SLR camera of the Canon line, if not the best of the SLR camera market, because it has promoted the manipulation of the entry-level SLR camera to a new level.

Canon 750D and 760D

The T6i and the T6s can be considered as two different models of the same product. While the T6i follows the model style of the classic Canon XX0D series in manipulation, the T6s takes the 70D 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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Kari
Kari

So does the t5i have wifi??? I'm trying to buy my daughter one for Christmas and can't decide between t5i…
admin
admin

You should choose the t6i version, The T6s/T6i has a built-in Wifi supporting NFC function, you can transmit to phone…
Tamapo Major
Tamapo Major

rebel t5i is canon700d what is rebel t6i called in Europe
admin
admin

750D.
frank
frank

note that all 9 auto focus points are cross type, not just the center

  • June 10, 2015

Nikon D5300 vs D5500 vs D3300, what’s the difference?

The Nikon D5500 is the successor to the Nikon D5300. Although it is directly designated as “D5500”, skipping the intermediate “D5400”, we can find only “tiny differences” from D5300.

New in the Nikon D5500:

Touch screens are not a novelty among digital cameras but the Nikon D5500 is the first DSL camera adopting this feature from Nikon. It is one of the main features of D5500 that’s the successor for the D5300, inheriting its APS-C size CMOS with 24 megapixel resolution and a low-pass filter.

Nikon D5500

The WiFi connection premiered with the D5300, also mentioned in the Nikon reflex catalog, is present on its successor whose monitor becomes the main focus for this renewal. An articulated touch screen grows in size up to 3.2 inches and has a resolution over 1 million points.

The Expeed 4 processor remains untouched from the previous version, and so is the burst with up to 5 frames per second with a maximum Native Sensibility ISO 25,600. Nikon promises optimized performance in terms of noise control.

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Sue Hord
Sue Hord

Very accurate review of cameras. very well put together and I like the feed back options that you have. The…
Tony Azzurro
Tony Azzurro

I recently purchased a D5300 PACKAGE, Nikkor AF S DX 18-55mm VR II 3.5-5.6G; Nikkor AF S DX 55-300mm VR…
jacob
jacob

Hi admin...could you please help...I'm at dubai.... D3200 is 273 USD now and D5300 462 USD... have D5200 also in…
Corrie
Corrie

The D5500 does not have NFC
Geir
Geir

Very nice and informative info. I went for d3300 due to a second hand great price offer vs a small…

  • March 19, 2015

Nikon D7100 vs D7200, what’s the difference?

In the past two months, Nikon did not release its own popular new products in this important exhibition CP +, it just launched the SLR camera the D810A for the special use of astrophotography, from average consumers’ point of view, this new product is the one that almost no one pays attention to. But today, just a month later, Nikon suddenly launches the D7200, the new generation of the D7100. I wonder whether the sudden release of the upgraded version after only one year will bring us more surprises, unfortunately, the Nikon D7200 rarely has something new in its specification table, it is not because the Nikon D7200’s upgrading is not forceful, but many of its upgraded points have appeared on other products too, so it has few original new points.

Nikon D7200

Compared to the D7100, the Nikon D7200 does have improvements in many functions, but the new features are too familiar. The EXPEED 4 processor is the standard configuration of the Nikon SLR, what’s more, the functionality of WiFi and NFC are already popular features, the “flat” mode and functions for recording sound with movies have appeared in many new products, the increase in the frames of continuous shooting and strengthening of the battery life are something that every user knows. The highlight of the new product is the new time-lapse feature with smooth exposure transitions in video shooting, which makes the exposure value of interval shooting more stable, and sudden changes impossible. This is a new feature which was not launched in the past.

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babak
babak

Thanx a lot,this article was so good for me to make a choice between d7100 and d7200. i will owned…
cbvraju
cbvraju

1-what is the best radios range when we take photos with build in Wifi in D7200...? 2- what is…
Chetan jadhav
Chetan jadhav

Book linls photos

  • March 19, 2015

Nikon D5300 vs D5500 vs D7200 comparison, Which one is worth buying?

In the past three months, Nikon continuously released two SLR cameras: the entry-level camera the D5500, and the high-end ASP-C camera the D7200. Comparing the D7200 and the D7100, we can know the D7200 has improved a lot, but it lacks surprises. With the new sensor and processor, its picture quality improves in some way compared with the D7100, the increase of Wi-Fi module can solve the problem of the buffer that people have criticized for long, so it can be regarded as the best DX camera currently. Needlessly to say, the D7200 is more powerful than the latest entry-level D5500, but there is a 400-dollar gap between them, my suggestion is, if the D5500 can meet your needs, you don’t have to spend $ 400 more to choose the D7200, you can get better effects if you spend the money saved on better lenses. Here I will introduce the difference between the D5300, D5500 and D7200 to help you how to choose them:

Nikon D7200

Nikon D5500 vs D7200: What’s the Difference?

Nikon D5300 Nikon D5500 Nikon D7200
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500
Sensor
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000 6,000 x 4,000
Effective Megapixels 24 megapixels 24 megapixels 24.2 megapixels
Total Megapixels 25 megapixels 25 megapixels 25。2 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Processor Expeed 4 Expeed 4 Expeed 4
Image
White balance presets 12 12 12
Custom white balance Yes Yes Yes
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic Fine, Normal, Basic Fine, normal, basic
Autofocus
Number of focus points 39 (9 cross type) 39 (9 cross type) 51 (15 cross type)
Face Detection Yes Yes Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes Yes
Lens mount Nikon F mount Nikon F mount Nikon F mount
Focal length multiplier 1.5× 1.5× 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Screen size 3.2″ 3.2″ 3.2″
Screen dots 1,037,000 1,037,000 1,228,800
Touchscreen: No Yes No
Articulating LCD: Yes Yes No
Viewfinder Type SLR type: eye-level pentamirror
Viewfinder coverage: 95%
Viewfinder magnification: 0.82×
SLR type: eye-level pentamirror
Viewfinder coverage: 95%
Viewfinder magnification: 0.82×
SLR type: eye-level Pentaprism
Viewfinder coverage: 100%
Viewfinder magnification: 0.94×
Photography features>
Shutter speed Range 1/4000 to 30 sec 1/4000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes Yes
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec 1/200 sec 1/250 sec
Continuous Speed 5 fps 5 fps 6 fps
Movie Resolution: 1920×1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1280×720 (60p/50p)
640×424 (30p/25p)
1920×1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1280×720 (60p/50p)
640×424 (30p/25p)
1920×1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1280×720 (60p/50p)
640×424 (30p/25p)
Battery life 600 shots 820 shots 1110 shots
Built-in focus motor No No Yes
Weather sealed No No Yes
Wireless Build-in Wifi with NFC Wifi with NFC
GPS Yes No No
Storage slots 1 1 2
Body Size 125 x 98 x 76 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm 136 x 107 x 76 mm
Weight 480g 420g 675g
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Body.

Since they are user-oriented, the three cameras have a big difference in structure, The D5300 is constructed with carbon fiber reinforced plastic material, the D5500 uses Carbon-fiber composite material, while remaining sturdy, it is even lighter, While the d7200 is weather sealed and uses magnesium alloy on the top and the back shell of the camera in order to meet the needs of the special environment, firm, dust-proof and water-proof;Due to the use of composite materials and relatively smaller design, also uses a smaller battery, the D5500 is the lightest with its weight of 420g compared with the D7200’s weight of 675g and D5300’s weight of 480g.

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Jane
Jane

Nice incremental upgrades. I might have been tempted by the D7200 instead of the D750 I ended…
Roger Andout
Roger Andout

Great comparison review but if syntax could be corrected pre-publication, it would make reading much easier. Still, made me…
Tony Jones
Tony Jones

Which can shoot the best in low light with higher ISO but no noise?
chsieh
chsieh

Great comparison!
Eric
Eric

Low light on aps-c are all extremely close the 5500 has the least noise (barely) but 7200 will pick up…

  • February 14, 2015

Compare Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810, Which one is worth buying?

Nikon has released the D810 which will occupy for some time; the segment of second-master for Nikon. It will be the second full-frame enclosure after the flagship D4s. Everything is now clear. For this Nikon, if you want a professional full format slr camera, you will have the choice between the D4s and the D810. Contrarily, for Canon, it is the EOS 1DX or the EOS 5D Mark III. Therefore there is no ambiguity; the D810 and the 5D Mark III are indeed on the same segment. Moreover, if I were to make a list of the most commonly asked questions, the Canon versus Nikon rivalry would undeniably be at the top of the leaderboard. Between the two, the court may seem balanced, but probably not the reasoning behind the two. Then, what should you choose? The EOS 5D Mark III? Or maybe the D810 would be better? There’s not an easy answer to this question, for one simple reason—whatever you choose will engage you in a sustainable manner, Canon or Nikon. You are going to buy a dslr—but, more importantly, you are embarking on an optical journey that over time will make you realize that your choice was the right choice, even if it seems at the time to the contrary. As long as you have this mindset, you will have made the right choice from the start. To help make this choice easier for you, I’ll discuss here the key components which must be taken into account in your choice, while also comparing the performances between Canon and Nikon.

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The Autofocus

A good photo is a clear photo — I think it was Andy Warhol who said this. This has been problematic for the digital slr. Historically, the quality of the AF has always been the strong point for Nikon while for Canon it has been less than perfect. The D700 for example, with its 12 megapixel sensor, was known for quality development by line while at the same time the 5D Mark II had a tendency to stomp. Things have changed significantly. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III, with its 61 AF points and its 22mp sensor is very responsive, even if it tends to show a few signs of weakness in low light or if there is light behind your subject. D810 side, we do not change a winning team. We take the same product and it is optimized, again and again. The D810 is fitted with 51 AF points of legend and the Expeed 4 processor, the same as that fitted D4s. There must be at least a caliber like that for driving the 36mp sensor of the beast. Nikon also makes the choice to go with the low-pass filter and has completely rewritten his algorithms. We think that the sharpness is the strong point, and it’s not to say, especially as Nikon puts forward the new AF mode group, that from the D4s will allow a development and a monitoring of extreme precision. No doubt. In terms of autofocus is Nikon, and that’s all.

Score:
Nikon: 5 points
Canon: 3 points (more…)

  • February 5, 2015

Nikon D5500 vs D7100 comparison, which camera should you buy?

This very same night, in the CES 2015 scope, Nikon, the photography company has introduced their new mid-range APS-C camera, the Nikon D5500 – forgetting all about the Nikon D5400, because in Japan, 4 is means bad luck. A new camera that has very little or almost no improvements over its predecessor D5300, a very good camera for its segment and price.

This very same night, in the CES 2015 scope, Nikon, the photography company has introduced their new mid-range APS-C camera, the Nikon D5500 – forgetting all about the Nikon D5400, because in Japan 4 means bad luck. This new camera has very little or almost no improvements over its predecessor D5300, a very good camera for its segment and price.

This camera introduces a series of small improvements. The first one is the 3.2 inches touch-type screen with more than one million dot resolution, a relative enhancement that can improve its use, but is still a minor improvement. Also, you can find small design tweaks, the camera dials have been changed a bit and it also looks like the handle has a new shape. The truth is that even without testing it, it looks like the camera is quite comfortable.

Nikon D5500

The operation and performance over its predecessor is very similar. They both have the same 24 megapixel CMOS sensor with an APS-C size, with the same image processor; the Expeed 4 that will take 5 frams per second, 39 focus points and a maximum ISO of 25,600. Nothing new there. Although, the Japanese company assures that the performance will be better and they have improved the image processing and it’s supposed to reduce a bit the high sensitivity noise, which is necessary because even low end cameras like the D3300 have a better performance. So we could say that the difference is minimum, but still a difference.

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Kylie
Kylie

Wow this article was so helpful! I think i decided on the d7100. Thank you :)
Kax
Kax

As a serious (non-professional) photographer and being a smaller person compared to average Americans, I like the lighter weight and…
hadi
hadi

so thanks for your information i decide go to D7100.
john wewege
john wewege

Which one would be more suitable for wildlife photography? Any other cameras you would recommend for this?
gerald
gerald

Thanks top article - I am still making my choice between 5500 5300 and 7100 .. But…

  • January 8, 2015

Canon EOS 7D Mark ii vs 6D Comparison, what’s the difference?

A few days ago, Canon launched the EOS 7D Mark II at photokina. Like the previous model, which now goes back to 2009, it is a top-of-the-range reflex with APS-C sensor, made for professionals or advanced amateurs. Given the excellent technical specifications – and the fact that it’s just been launched -, the list price is important: $1799 for the camera alone. So, many have been asking if this type of model had been improved given the presence of Full Frame at a lower price, like the EOS 6D to stay in the Canon house. We’re ruling out of the evaluation the condition in which a user already had a Full Frame or APS-C camera, in case they want to deal with the choice to keep the investment made active, and we focus instead on comparing those two models as though it’s a first purchase.

Canon EOS 7D Mark ii vs 6D

Signal/noise ratio

The advantages of the 6D’s 35mm full frame sensor are obviously divided in two fundamental areas: a better output at high ISO and lesser DoF (depth of field) with the same focal length and aperture. In short, a Full Frame we had imagined to be cleaner with the same sensitivity and that has a greater “tridimensional effect”. In reality, this last factor may be considered for some uses to be an advantage, because on the APS-C we had the possibility of using the same aperture that we use on the Full Frame and have more focus area. It all depends on the result we want to achieve; however, it’s always about a difference between the two worlds. We say that if we usually take pictures with ISO superior to 3200 for necessity reasons, then the 6D has a first important advantage.

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