Small wonder…!-PANASONIC LUMIX TZ100

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Compact cameras are not dead! Certainly, not yet. Clever manufacturers have identified three segments of the compact camera market which cannot be touched yet by smartphones. The first is the super zoom sector where super zoom or bridge cameras have lenses extending from ultra-wideangle to super telephoto(e.g.24- 500mm). The second segment is semi professional cameras where the … [Read more...]

Canon Strikes Back! – Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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Many camera manufacturers make successful cameras. Very few camera manufacturers however end up making cameras that become iconic. The 5D series from Canon is certainly an iconic product. It all started with the introduction of the 5D in 2005. It saw immediate success. The 5D Mark II (2009) and 5D Mark III (2012) followed and the success story continued. Past experience … [Read more...]

A Joy To Use – Pentax K1

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The K1 is the first full-frame D-SLR from Pentax. Looking at its easy-to-use user interface, it seems to me that Pentax engineers have really put their heart and soul in designing this model. Most features, which are generally found deep under complex menu sets, are right where they should have been. The K1 is also the first D-SLR with a LCD panel that can be tilted … [Read more...]

With a Longer Reach – Sony RX10 III

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Sony is one camera manufacturer that has a clearly defined ‘professional’ line-up of compact cameras. The RX-series, consisting of three distinct line-ups, the RX100, RX10, and the RX1, has broken new grounds in image quality when it comes to compact cameras. The RX10 III (officially known as the RX10 M3) is an improved version of the RX10 II with an extension of 3x optical zoo … [Read more...]

Raising the Bar – Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

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The 1D X Mark II is the new Canon flagship model incorporating a full-frame 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, with a machine-gun frame rate of 16 frames per second in Live View shooting, 14 frames per second when using the viewfinder. You can also select the AF point using the Touchscreen. Nikon and Canon both released their top-gun cameras (Nikon’s D5 and Canon’s 1D X Mark II) in tim … [Read more...]