• August 18, 2017

Best / Fastest Micro SD cards for Gopro and cameras Buying Guide

A Quick Guide to buying a suitable memory card for your camera.

Card Types:

The majority of entry-level and intermediate range SLR cameras use an SD (Secure Digital) type card. Professional SLRs usually use the CF (Compact Flash) format. To look at they are easily distinguishable because the SDs are smaller, rectangular and have one of the corners cut at an angle, while the CF are larger and almost square.

Micro SD cards

Inside, the SD cards have evolved with regards to capacity and speed of recording. Regarding capacity:

  • SD: It is the oldest, original format with capacity up to 2 GB. These days they are rarely used.
  • SDHC: Capacity up to 32GB
  • SDXC. Capacity over 32GB (up to 2TB)

While the capacity is important, the speed of recording is even more important. SD cards are organised into classes, each class ensures a certain minimum recording speed (sequential write speed, more on this later).

Micro SD cards

There are currently three different classifying systems: Speed Class (C2 to C10), UH Speed Class (U1 and U3) and the new classes aimed at video Video Speed Class (V6 to V90). They are independent of each other, but for practical purposes, what matters is to know what can work for our camera and what is the most appropriate.

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  • July 18, 2017

Nikon D7500 Review: the difference between Nikon D7500 vs. D5600 vs. D500

It has only just been released and it has already been tested! I have just spend over a week testing the new professional reflex camera from the Nikon DX product line: the Nikon D7500.

More than 2000 photos later, here is all the information you will need to determine whether or not this reflex camera – which is situated between the D5600 and the D500 – is right for you!

Test of the Nikon D7500: presentation

The Nikon D7500 is an APS-C reflex camera with an impressive technical datasheet which completes the Nikon DX product lineup:

  • 20 megapixel sensor without a low-pass filter from the Nikon D500,
  • Expeed 5 processor,
  • 8 images/second burst mode,
  • integrated flash,
  • 4K video in mp4 format.

You can consult the list of differences between the D500 and the D7500 here.

The Nikon D7500 is the answer for photographers who are in search of a DX camera with professional ergonomics and with the best currently available Nikon DX sensor within a compact and light-weight format. In other words, performance characteristics very similar to those of the D500 – if you don’t mind living without certain technical and ergonomic features – all for a lower price of around 700 euros (according to a comparison of publicly available prices).

Nikon D7500

As I do for every camera, I conducted this test of the Nikon D7500 under different shooting conditions in order to evaluate its general performance. In the text that follows, I will give you my opinion of this camera after having used it, in comparison to other models which I have recently tested – the D500 in particular.

Test of the Nikon D7500: ranking

With the introduction of the Nikon D7500, Nikon was able to reorganize its professional DX product line. Instead of offering only one professional model, as was previously the case with the D7000, D7100 and D7200, it is now possible to choose between two models:

  • the Nikon D500,
  • and the Nikon D7500.

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500

Both of these models use the same sensor, meaning that the image quality of both is the same. It is in terms of performance and ergonomics that these two cameras differ:

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  • June 30, 2017

Best Professional and budget(General- public) Compact Cameras 2017

These days, compact cameras are struggling against smartphones which have become people’s everyday cameras – always at hand. By the way, we cover our favorite smartphones in another guide.

Compacts cameras are starting to loose their appeal, to such an extent that manufacturers of these types of cameras are constantly offering ever larger sensors in order to compete with reflex cameras. These professional compact cameras are perhaps the right answer to competing with smartphones since they easily fit in your pocket. They are often the ideal secondary camera for highly mobile reflex camera owners. And if you have no need for the other features of a very expensive smartphone, a conventional compact camera might be right for you.

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  • February 16, 2017

Best Camera phone 2017: Camera Buyer’s Guide: the Best Camera-Phones, Applications and Accessories

While certain segments of the camera market are struggling to keep their heads above water (single lens reflex, hybrids) and others have almost ceased to exist (compacts), there is one segment which has continued to grow to the point of reaching omnipresence: smartphones. If having a smartphone was considered being at the forefront of technology just a few years ago, these products have since been popularized to the point where even entry-level models already offer all the indispensable features.

Best Camera phone

This mass popularization has had a striking effect on the world of photography: the device which you always have on you, the one you take out of your pocket in all circumstances, is no longer a compact camera, but rather your telephone. Its always there, turned on, ready and connected. Nevertheless, all smartphones are not created equal where photographic capability is concerned, and the cheapest models are to be avoided if you are looking for a high-quality camera.

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Andrew
Andrew

Lumia 1020 is the best of them all
Subash
Subash

Yeah, I am also finding difficult to buy Lumia 1020
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achilleslstand

Pure B.S. - The Lumia 1020 Blows 'em all away!
Drew
Drew

I'd really like to see how the Nokia 808 compares. Someone had to say it,and new ones are…
Farhad Ahmad
Farhad Ahmad

I would like to talk about the latest phone developed by iDROID USA, the iDROID Tango 2 has a great…

  • February 6, 2017

3 waterproof cameras for Adventurers, Children and the Intrepid (Choose yours!)

Are you one of those people who loves to dive into the water and swim among fish and corals? Or is skateboarding, snowboarding, kitesurfing or, any other sport where water or ice is nearby, your thing? Or your extreme sport is taking photos with children near the water? If you are an adventurous person, a sportsperson and besides that love photography, or at least, portraying your stunts, you have no other option than to take a look at these cameras (that is, if you don’t already have one).

1. Olympus TG-4

Replacing the Tough 3, in addition to the macro functions and the high quality of this, the Olympus TG-4 adds a very versatile and luminous lens. Lets look at it in more detail.

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  • January 12, 2017

Panasonic Lumix GH5 – First impressions

Among all the novelties presented by Panasonic on the occasion of the CES 2017 the one that couldn’t be missing was the Lumix GH5, announced at Photokina 2016. The GH5 is the new brand flagship and recently we had a brief opportunity to experience it during a press conference held in Madrid days before the official presentation.

Although according to the intentions stated by the manufacturer, that the product has been made having in mind wildlife & adventure photographers as well as videographers, by reviewing the list of innovations of this new Micro Four Thirds Camera, it’s clear that the latter will crave it more than the former. Especially those who are professionally involved in event recording, broadcasting and filmmaking will find in the GH5 features unique to large and expensive high-end equipment.

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  • May 11, 2016

Leica M (Typ 262) Digital Rangefinder Camera Review

While cheaper cameras available to users are becoming more versatile devices, there are some manufacturers who are more traditional in recent releases. One of these examples is Leica, the conventional camera brand that despite the demands of the market, it always surprises us with excellence, but also with high prices. In this article we will be talking about its latest release: the Leica M-D Typ 262. Shall we delve more into the characteristics of this device?

The most significant aspects of the Leica M-D Typ 262

One of the most relevant aspects of the Leica M-D Typ 262 is that it embodies the entire concept of Leica on a single camera. Precisely because its main focus is doing photography, rather than giving the user edit or even review the photos it on a screen. It only allows the user to modify certain technical parameters such as openness, ISO sensitivity, and others. It is truly an almost blind experience, but always offering the best possible image quality.

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  • January 17, 2016

Best Compact Camera 2016 that will make you forget your DSLR

It is undeniable that the business of compact cameras is in decline. After the arrival of smartphones, these camera types began to be worthless, since their functions could be perfectly fulfilled with another gadget that you can always carry in your pocket.

Thus, camera sales began to plummet. It doesn’t make sense to buy a 100 dollars device for taking photos, as our smartphone could fulfill this very same function in a way that is even more satisfying. Besides being more convenient, in some cases it offers more quality.

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  • December 15, 2015

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless, staying in the top

We are accustomed to reviews of photographic devices of Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and others. However, we tend to forget other major brands which have been entering the cameras and lenses market. In this case, we have to talk about a camera of a giant: it is the Samsung NX1 Mirrorless, a camera without mirror of the Korean brand. We will study the most important features of this device. Come with me to explore what are their strengths and capabilities.

The most significant of the Samsung NX1 Mirrorless

Although this is a camera launched during the first quarter of this year (2015), the Samsung NX1 Mirrorless remains a high bet in the market for photographic devices, above all because it was the first to offer extensive Wi-Fi control function. In addition, it was responsible for incorporating the iconic brand operating system (Android) in camera handling. As always talking about Samsung, it is a fairly innovative device that led to other releases with similar functions.

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Features

Sensor. The Samsung NX1 Mirrorless has an incredible square format CMOS sensor, that means, APS-C, offering 28.2 high resolution megapixels. Thus, the picture quality is evidenced through the ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 51.200, to portray any type of light and condition of it. Also, the shadows are drawn perfectly on each frame thanks to the same technology.

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  • November 27, 2015

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.8 MSC Lens Review

In this test you will see the M.Zuiko 45 / 1.8 MSC, a lens that Olympus, within its range, classifies it as Premium. With 90 mm of equivalent focal length and maximum aperture, as well as its optical design, makes it the ideal portrait lens. In this test you will see that in addition to these premises, it performs outstandingly in this field.

Small, light, well finished and with a fairly reasonable cost, this 45 mm lens within the Micro 4/3 system comes with a highly attractive approach.

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