The Syma X5C quadcopter is an affordable model that offers an opportunity to get your feet wet piloting a drone without the fear of trashing or losing a thousand dollar drone and camera kit. For $50, it offers plenty of fun and practice at very low risk. [Read more…]
I received my new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens today and wanted to share my initial impressions.
This lens is situated as the next Nifty Fifty in Canon’s line-up, offering the popular 50mm focal length at an affordable $125 price point. Of course, on APS-C cameras like the Canon EOS Rebel series will provide a field of view equivalent to an 80mm lens on a full frame camera. This makes it a nice option as a beginner’s portrait lens for the Canon Rebel shooter. [Read more…]
The Nikon D5500 is the latest starter camera in Nikon’s DX line. It is a step up from the D3300 and a step below the D7200. As such, it serves a nice position as an upgrade camera for beginners and a powerful package for enthusiasts.
The D5500 goes head-to-head against the Canon Rebel T6i and Rebel T6s models. In many sections of the spec sheet, the D5500 best the Canon alternatives and rivals even more advanced models. [Read more…]
The Canon PowerShot G7 X is one of those cameras that we have all been waiting for Canon to deliver. At the moment it was announced, there was a collective mumble of “finally” uttered among Canon enthusiasts around the world.
While Canon has attempted putting larger sensors on compact cameras (e.g., the G1 X), nothing had risen to the level of what Sony has been doing with its RX100 line of cameras. The Canon PowerShot G7 X is, in many ways, a knock-off of the Sony RX100 line. It even appears to use the same Sony 1″ sensor found in the RX100 cameras with its 20MP resolution, which is perfectly fine with me since Sony makes such a great product in the RX100 line. [Read more…]
DPReview has posted its review of the Samsung NX1. For the most part, it is a glowing review.
The 28.2MP backside-illuminate CMOS sensor seems to really set the NX1 apart from other APS-C cameras. Additionally, the 15fps frame rate with autofocus is not just a spec-line to boast about – but a real, bonafide feature that works as promised. [Read more…]
The Transcend Ultimate 64GB UHS-I SDXC Speed Class 3 85MB/s write speed card is one of the better “fast” cards available today. Note the W85MB/s speed rating. That refers to the data write speed, which is what matters when using it in your camera. [Read more…]
Digital Rev has posted its latest video review with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with Kai at the helm again. While he’s not a fan of the retro styling, he seems to think the E-M5 Mark II is a solid Micro Four Thirds camera.
Last week, we showcased an image stabilization comparison between the E-M5 Mark II and the Panasonic GH4, in which the E-M5 Mark II again performed very well.
It looks like the E-M5 Mark II is shaping up to be quite the versatile camera.
The Canon 7D Mark II is going to sit on the APS-C throne for Canon over next few years. It has been a hot topic of discussion since it was first announced and initial impressions of the camera have been very positive.
I have used the camera for a couple of months and have been very impressed with most aspects of the camera. While there is no one feature that is a “Wow!” factor when you look at the Canon 7D Mark II’s spec sheet, all of the little things start to add up for a solid-performing camera born from the pedigree of the original Canon 7D. [Read more…]