Category: Camera

Best Alternatives To The ‘GoPro Hero 5 Black’ Action Camera

GoPro has had the action cam market in the palm of their hands for the past decade, but their dominance is slowly diminishing as they fail to provide the same amount of innovation in the space as they used to with their yearly product updates. With large imaging competitors like Sony and Nikon getting involved in the mix, there are some great options available for consumers who are looking to purchase a new action camera and do not want to dish out the $399 for GoPro's newest Hero 5 Black for one reason or another. In the following article, I'll discuss...

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Photo & Video Camera Related Gift Guide – Holiday 2016 Edition

Buying a gift for someone who enjoys shooting photos or video can be a tough task especially for those who aren't familiar with the industry. In the following article, I'll share some of the “hottest” pieces of gear in the photography and video industry this 2016 holiday season and provide general suggestions for those who need to buy a photo/video-related gift this Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or another celebrated holiday. The list is in descending order by price, and I’ve included the current sales price (as of the time this guide was written) of each item next to the product name....

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The Best Places To Buy Used Canon DSLR Cameras & Lenses Online

Canon is well-known for their DSLR and cinema cameras, but the brand is has been around for decades long before the digital imaging world was present. Canon's 5D Mark II was a crucial pioneer in the growth of DSLR video shooting, and their various Rebel cameras are some of the most popular among the entry-level, beginner crowd. In the following article, I'll be touching on the best online retailers or platforms where you can find and score deals on used, pre-owned or refurbished Canon DSLR cameras. While I will be focusing on the DSLR market, many of these outlets will...

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Best DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras Priced Under $1000 – August 2016

The last time I compiled a round-up of the best DSLR cameras priced under $1000, the article received a heavy amount of traffic and helped thousands of readers choose the right entry-level camera for their specific needs. It is about time we update this list with the newest models falling under this price range, but I have also included mirrorless models as they have quickly invaded the market and are in direct competition with traditional DSLRs. This list takes into consideration the pricing of a new camera body only without any included lens so be sure to factor this...

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Best Third-Party Battery For Sony’s a7II, a7SII, a7RII & a6300 Mirrorless Cameras

Sony's line of mirrorless cameras is quickly gaining market share, making it an attractive option among the consumer and prosumer crowd. Unfortunately, one of the biggest flaws with these mirrorless bodies is their poor battery life especially if you are planning on shooting primarily video. Due to this poor efficiency, it is important to have several spare batteries on hand should your two that were included with the camera become on a long shoot. Most people view third-party batteries as a waste of money with poor build quality or performance yet I have had extensive experience purchasing in this area...

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How To Use 3rd Party LUTs In Final Cut Pro X (FCP X)

Having just made the transition from Adobe's Premiere Pro CC to Apple's Final Cut Pro X NLE, I have had to get used to a lot of changes. While there is some built-in LUT (Look Up Table) support within FCP X, there isn't the native ability to add your own LUTS like in Premiere Pro CC's Lumetri color panel. Since I'm shooting primarily with an FS7 in sLog3, I am almost always relying on a custom Rec 709 LUT based on ARRI's Log profile. Final Cut offers some stock sLog3 LUTs, but they are a bit too contrasty and...

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7 Of Most Expensive DSLR/Mirrorless Photography Cameras – October 2015

Back in January of 2014, I wrote up an article that showcased the most expensive DSLR cameras currently on the market. Since the article went live, it attracted a tremendous amount of traffic, and 1.4K readers even took the time to vote which of the six models they wanted most. The result of this poll was the Canon 5D Mark III with a popularity of 29.8%. Now that almost two years have passed since the original article, I realized it was about time to update it with a new list of the most expensive DSLR models although I decided...

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Q&A: Can You Use The Dropcam/Nestcam Outdoors?

Reader Question: I'm looking to pick up an affordable wireless security system for my home, but I mainly want these cameras to be outside instead of in. Will a Nestcam work in this situation? Are they weatherproof? UPDATE (7/14/2016): Nest released an outdoor version of their popular camera dubbed the Nestcam Outdoor which is available on Amazon. When it comes to an affordable home security camera that is wireless, there are a few models on the market to choose from. The Dropcam Pro now known as the Nestcam is the most popular option among consumers likely due to the...

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Cheaper Alternatives For Sony FS7 XQD Memory Cards & Batteries

Sony's FS7 is currently one of the best video cameras on the market for anyone with a budget of $10K. However, this budget can be quickly surpassed when you consider the additional cost in Sony-branded memory cards and batteries. Having recently picked up an FS7 of my own, I recently ran into this dilemma and decided to do further research to see if there were any cheaper alternatives available which gave me similar performance to native offerings at a more affordable price-point. XQD Memory Card Alternatives For Sony FS7 Considering the FS7 doesn't include any XQD card and it has...

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9 Canon EF Lenses Recommended For Real Estate Photography

Real Estate photography can be a fun and lucrative business to get involved with as proper photos of a house can be an essential element to attracting the right buyer. Whether you are a photographer looking to jump into the business or a realtor who just picked up their Canon DSLR to shoot your listings, the following article should help you decide which lens to invest in to improve your real estate or architectural photography. My criteria for choosing the lenses listed below were based on a few things that I looked for in particular when choosing a proper...

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