Lots of free time during the pandemic brought many budding content creators out of hibernation as they began to document their days and family milestones with a newfound voraciousness. As they upgraded their gear, they may have come to understand what numerous freelance filmmakers and hobbyists already discovered: The built-in microphones of DSLR cameras leave much to be desired.
The Saramonic Vmic5 Pro endeavors to
A future career path wasn’t even a blip on the radar when Sara Dietschy first displayed the determination and moxie that would catapult her to Internet stardom in the traditionally male-driven arena of tech. As a 4-year-old in Grapevine, Texas, she just wanted to play sports with the boys.
Dietschy credits her parents, particularly her mother, with the total support that has allowed her to always follow her dreams. “From that early on I was like, ‘You know what mom, the ladies aren't taking this as seriously as I would like to, I think we're
by Justin Dise and Val Lazarev · Posted 12/01/2016
Although the idea of a wearable POV camera dates back several decades, the first action camera to be offered on the consumer market was a GoPro.
The Story Behind GoPro
A young man was off on a surfing trip somewhere far off, and wanted to capture quality photos of all the action, but found there was no way to get close-up angles. This same young man also very badly wanted to invent something. That was in 2002, and that same year, Nicholas “Nick” Woodman founded GoPro. Two years of work later, the first GoPro was introduced, the
by Megan Iverson · Posted 11/16/2012
Even with the dropping prices of DSLRs and the rising appeal of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, the so called “bridge” camera is as popular as ever. “Bridge cameras” are big-bodied, big-zoom point-and-shoot cameras that have the look and heft of a more expensive and feature-heavy camera but still maintain the simplicity of the standard and compact point-and-shoot cameras.
People will usually purchase “bridge cameras” as they become more serious about photography. They may want to experience shooting with a bridge camera before
Each year, action-camera technology continues to improve and action-camera popularity continues to grow. Most major camcorder manufacturers now have at least one action camera, and there are a handful of other companies that specialize exclusively in action cameras and accessories for those cameras. Companies like GoPro, Drift and Contour have had the most success because they dedicate the bulk of their research to developing exactly the sort of performance the customer wants. Initially, the major manufacturers were a step behind, but in the
In the days when film was the dominant medium in photography, everyone had tangible prints made from nearly every roll of film they shot, in order to choose which to keep and which to toss. Nowadays, we will sometimes make this decision within seconds of taking a photo and previewing it on a 2- or 3-inch screen. Then we either shoot it again or move on. We’ve all been guilty, at least once, of using our camera’s memory card like a time capsule: capturing more and more photos of different places and events, but never storing, backing up
Sony has unveiled its new camcorder lineup at CES, and there are many impressive models to choose from. Let’s see what sort of features these new models are packing.
Aimed squarely at amateur videographers and consumers looking to capture high-quality 3D HD video, the HDR-TD20V is a top of the line, flash-based consumer camcorder that’s easy to use but also offers manual settings for iris, shutter, exposure and white
by Anonymous · Posted 05/17/2011
In the summer of 2008, Nikon released the D90, a DSLR with an extra feature: HD video recording. It rocked the digital photography and video worlds. Suddenly photographers could shoot dynamite video and videographers could get the look and feel of a cinema camera without the cinema camera price tag. HD video quickly became the feature to look for in a DSLR. A new category of camera was born: the HDSLR.
HDSLRs are truly revolutionary. Their large sensors capture light better than any prosumer camcorder. SLR lenses are sharper and more