Nikon and Canon have both announced new additions to their entry-level DSLR offerings in recent weeks. And at first glance, the Nikon D5500 and the Canon Rebel T6i look like pretty similar cameras in terms of the specifications. But are there any real and discernable differences between these two very capable units? Today I’m going to sift through the available data and see what I can decipher.
Flash can be a pretty unflattering style of lighting, and yet there are pros who use it successfully all the time. Today we're going to look at some of the different ways you can use flash to make amazing photographs.
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This Valentine's Day, spoil your special someone with more than just flowers and chocolates. Show your loved one how much you care by giving her a thoughtful gift that reflects her interests. Whether she's a fashionista, adventure junkie, or true romantic, you can sweep her away with a thoughtfully planned gift or date idea from this Valentine's Day guide.
One of the main reasons we buy cameras is to take photographs of people, i.e. portraits. This week I'm going to give you some tips and ideas to push you further and help you make portraits that you'll be proud to hang on your walls.
It’s the start of another year, full of possibilities and potential. A good friend of mine recently mentioned that she’s planning to get serious about her photography this year, and I’m sure there’s a lot of people out there who’ve had the same idea. So I thought I’d put together some ideas to help our readers here on the Plug-In blog push their photography further.
There’s no denying that the 65x zoom on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is the headline grabbing feature, and when you use it it will just blow you away. It’s like having a telescope that can also take photographs, and HD video.
Well if Christmas is on the way, then the end of the year must be just around the corner. And as ever, it’s a great time to look back on the year that was and reflect on the highs, the lows, and the in-betweens. As I have the good fortune to get to play with new cameras from time to time, I thought I’d look back at the best models I got to hold in my sweaty paws in 2014.
Video capture technology has come a long way in a short space of time. Up until a few years ago you had to have a specialized device to capture moving images, whereas nowadays it’s pretty much a given that your camera or smartphone will capture video and stills.
Today I’m going to look at 5 cameras that have awesome video capture capabilities.
December is here and it’s time to start planning the perfect Christmas - no pressure at all! Well you can reduce the stress levels by getting at least one present out of the way early. If you’re lucky enough to have a camera fanatic in your life, this is an easy one to knock out of the park because camera fanatics love new gear and here at Best Buy, we’ve got you covered.
Today I’m going to pick out a few items that I personally would be very happy to find in my stocking on December 25th.
I have always been a big fan of GoPro cameras – well the Everio Quad Proof video camera is sort of the GoPro of “camcorders.” Unlike the GoPro, which has a separate case that makes it waterproof, the Everio Quad Proof camera is so durable that the camera as it is can go underwater, in snow, dust storms, and won’t get damaged if it is accidentally dropped. A great camera for all you outdoorsy types that don’t want the elements to prevent you from getting the perfect shot. I had a chance to test drive one and here’s what I found.
As the mirrorless (or compact system) camera segment has mushroomed over the last few years, one company has stood out from the rest for consistently releasing high-quality, stylish cameras that produce gorgeous images: Fujifilm.
Today I'm reviewing the rugged, durable X-T1, a camera capable of taking gorgeous images in the most demanding of circumstances.
Holiday season is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me then you'll be doing a lot of headscratching when it comes to choosing presents for everybody this year. Digital cameras are one of those go-to gifts that are bound to be super-popular again this year, but given the array of models available it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find the right one. Today I’m going to offer you some insight into my favourite cameras, and the kind of user that might appreciate each one.
Today I’m going to offer you some photography tips to help you make the most of those priceless holiday moments, like the visit to Santa’s grotto, the kids unwrapping presents, and of course everyone’s favourite, Dad asleep with the remote in his hand.
Today we’re going to look at two separate, but connected, areas of photography: macro photography, which is concerned with making images of very small objects, and close-up photography where, as the name suggests, we get very close to our subject.
I was pretty excited to test out the Sony ActionCam With LiveView Remote, and if you watch point of view action sports videos on Youtube the way most of my family does, you’ll instantly know exactly what this camera is for. Designed specifically to capture live action video in all the crazy places you’d go to for action sports and recreation, the Sony ActionCam has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a camera of this type. It was created for the ski hill, it shines on the side of a mountain, and you can take it with you while you hang ten on a wave near a tropic beach.
Since the release of the original wearable camera, GoPro has been a go-to for the outdoor action crew who want to capture videos of their wild exploits. GoPro has just announced the release of their latest batch of cameras under the name Hero4. This time last year they released two cameras in the Hero3+ range, and this time they’ve actually announced three different models; Hero, Hero4 Silver, and Hero4 Black.
The number one reason that people buy cameras is to make portraits of friends and family.Today I’m going to offer you some advice on how to make better portraits, and also recommend some Canon lenses to help you do just that.
Nikon has just announced it's latest full-frame offering - the D750, which sits between the D610 and the D810 in Nikon's FX range. According to Nikon this camera is aimed at the 'adept enthusiast', but judging by the specs, this is a camera that will easily satisfy most professional shooters too.
Photographing nature offers some of the best and most varied opportunities to make beautiful images to hang on your walls, it’s hardly surprising that it’s one of the most popular pursuits in photography. Today I’m going to give you some ideas and inspiration to take your nature photography further, and also recommend some Canon lenses that can help you on your journey.
FUJIFILM has unveiled its high-end, third-generation compact camera. The FUJIFILM X30 promises to bring back the joy of shooting. Highlights include a high-quality CMOS sensor, real-time viewfinder, high capacity battery and dual ring controls.
Wedding photography is one of the most rewarding fields in photography, because it offers so many unique opportunities to make powerful and moving images. Today we're looking at some of the best Canon lenses for capturing images that will bring tears to the eyes of your bride and groom for years to come.
Knowing the best focal length for your subject is an important part of photography, but sometimes there's a difference between the focal length you think you're using, and your true focal length. This is a result of the crop factor, which comes into play because of the variety of camera sensor sizes on the market today.
There are a number of key skills that every photographer needs to master. One piece of the photography puzzle is reading and understanding light, not in the scientific sense, but in the way we use it to enhance our photography. Today we’re going to give you a brief introduction to some of the concepts and scenarios that will help you make beautifully lit photographs.
Travelling to new places gives you a chance to practice your photography skills, but if you don't have the right equipment you might find yourself at a disadvantage. Today we're looking at three very different lenses from Canon that you might want to consider for your next big trip.
The RX100 is a high-end point-and-shoot, offering excellent image quality in a small package. It has gained loads of fans and garnered lots of praise for packing enough features to satisfy the most demanding of shooters into the smallest possible space.
Today I'm going to take an in-depth look at this pocket rocket, and tell you about the two killer features of the RX100 that really set it apart from the rest.
My experience with SLR cameras (however ancient) made me the perfect person to try out three of Canon’s latest and greatest DSLR’s – The Canon EOS Rebel SL1, the Canon EOS Rebel T5i, and the Canon EOS 70D. The goal of this test? To get behind the lens of these three for a few days and share the features of these beauties from a mom’s perspective, so you’ll know before you pick it up what it’s best for.
So you love photography and you’ve decided you want to push your images to the next level. Maybe you’ve had a point-and-shoot for a few years now and you’ve used it to death. Maybe you’ve found yourself looking at photographs on blogs and in magazines and thought "How can I make my images look that good?" Well chances are those images were made using a DSLR. Today I’m going to look at some of the advantages of the DSLR over the point-and-shoot, and some of the reasons why you might want to make the leap to the world of the DSLR.
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