Previous Next 1 of 2 Like Batman versus Superman, the Red Sox versus the Yankees, or paper versus plastic, the Canon versus Nikon debate has been raging for decades. Long two of the top-selling brands for professional and consumer cameras alike, the names are likely the first that come to mind when thinking about buying a new camera. That long-standing rivalry means the two companies are constantly trying to one-up each other — but it also makes for a tough decision for photographers choosing a new camera. Once you’ve made a choice, you’re invested into a system — and switching becomes a huge expense, since you need to replace lenses, flashes, and potentially other accessories instead of just a camera body. Understandably, that puts a lot of pressure on the initial purchase decision. But photographers concerned about the name on the front of the camera are worrying about the wrong things. Why? Because choosing between Canon and Nikon … [Read more...] about Canon vs. Nikon: Everything you need to know about the camera heavyweights
Samsung’s SmartThings Tracker uses the LTE-M network to locate wandering pets, let family members know where you are, or even find your car keys. You can also configure the Tracker as a proximity sensor to the universe of SmartThings home automation devices. As long as the Tracker is within range of a cellular network, you will be able to see its location on the Samsung SmartThings App, available for both iOS and Android LTE mobile devices. The LTE network coverage extends nationwide, inside buildings as well as outside. The Tracker has a power button that can also be used to send pre-configured notification alerts. For example, you can set it up so a double button push sends an “I’m home” or “I’m ready to be picked up” or “My flight just landed” notification. The tracker can also send an SOS signal if someone is in trouble. Tracker location alerts and signals are restricted to users with pre-configured shared access to the … [Read more...] about Samsung SmartThings Tracker locates people, pets, and things
Previous Next 1 of 2 Canon has been the best selling interchangeable lens camera brand for more than a decade, but Sony is catching up — and just became the number-one brand of full-frame cameras in 2019. Thanks to other formats, Canon maintains the edge overall, but the race is neck and neck. The question of which company makes the better camera is no different than the Apple vs. Android debate — the answer depends on exactly who’s asking. If you’re a photographer who demands an optical viewfinder, a DSLR is the way to go — and that’s Canon’s bread and butter. But if you’re looking for the best performance in a mirrorless camera, that’s where Sony shines. Canon entered the full-frame mirrorless category in 2018 with the EOS R, but it’s still catching up to Sony in this department. In the end, it’s the little details — and what and how you shoot — that will end the tug-of-war … [Read more...] about Canon vs. Sony: Which camera brand belongs in your bag?
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Score Details DT Recommended Product “Canon DSLRs remain top sellers because they take good stills – and in the case of the EOS Rebel SL1 – good videos.” Quality Canon 18MP stills Good 1080/30p videos Very fast, accurate focusing Grip may be too small for some Mono onboard sound Quality falls off after ISO 800 The race to see who has the smallest Interchangeable lens camera continues. Pentax, Samsung, Panasonic, and Sony have introduced very small Compact System Cameras, while Canon’s EOS Rebel SL1 ($750, including an 18-55mm kit lens) is still the “world’s smallest and lightest DSLR.” We were quite impressed with Sony’s feathery Alpha A5000, the “world’s lightest interchangeable lens camera” as of early 2014; the even smaller Samsung NX Mini won’t be available for testing for some time, but the trend is clear – camera … [Read more...] about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 review
Both Nikon and Canon now have two choices in the full-frame mirrorless segment, with the Canon EOS R and Nikon Z 7 being the range-topping models, at least for now. While both cameras are the current flagships, the two don’t are not direct competitors. At $2,299, Canon’s EOS R is more closely matched with Nikon’s budget-friendly option, the Z 6, than the $3,400 Z 7. Yet, some specs are more closely aligned with the Z 7 than the Z 6. Canon may have played it safe by launching cheaper mirrorless models — the EOS RP is even less, at $1,300 — but there’s more to consider than price when looking for the better camera. Can the EOS R keep up with the more expensive Z 7? Let’s take a look at how these two cameras compare. Read more: Nikon Z 6 vs. Canon EOS R vs. Sony A7 III Canon EOS R Nikon Z 7 Sensor 30.3 megapixel full-frame sensor 45.7-megapixel full-frame sensor Burst Speed up to 8 fps (5 fps with continuous AF) up to 9 fps … [Read more...] about Nikon Z 7 vs. Canon EOS R: Full-frame flagship mirrorless cameras compared