Although I love my Sony NEX-7, it's not ideal for the sort of videos I've been recording for Foskett Services. So I recently picked up a pair of decent HD camcorders to add to my road video kit. The Canon Vixia HF M50 was ideal for my needs: A good sensor and optics in a compact and affordable package. But the extras, especially the built-in WiFi, offer little value. My … [Read more...] about Canon Vixia HF M50: Hands-On Review
The CompactFlash Association announced a new media card format last month, and now Sony and Nikon have introduced the first media and digital cameras, respectively. But what exactly is an XQD memory card? Read on for the details. A Different Type of Media for Different Type of Camera Most consumers have grown used to the standard SD card for digital media. It is become … [Read more...] about What Is an XQD Card? The New Media for Pro Cameras!
The world of photography is like so many others: A vast gulf separates the amateurs and enthusiasts, from equipment to nomenclature to skills. I am decidedly in the amateur camp when it comes to photography, but I recently upgraded to a new compact interchangeable-lense camera, the Sony alpha NEX-5. It is an excellent match for my needs, allowing me to expand my skills and … [Read more...] about Sony NEX-5 Camera Review
Apple's recently introduced mid-2009 MacBook Pros sure do look nice! I am definitely tempted to trade up my late-2007 model, leveraging the excellent resale value that Mac hardware commands. But two of Apple's trick features for 2009 are already present on my old workhorse: An integrated SD card slot and up to 7 hours of battery life. … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Jealous Of The New MacBook Pros!
Over the last year, I have purchased two Canon digital cameras. Both are excellent, and I would recommend them to anyone. But each came with a worthless 32 MB SD flash card. So did the (now broken) HP point-and-shoot I picked up last year. And the Nikon that preceded the Canon. In fact, it appears that just about every digital camera comes with a tiny, mostly-useless "starter" … [Read more...] about E-Waste: 32 MB Flash Cards