The technology of photography has continuously evolved and improved since the turn of the 20th century. The demand for traditional camera that used films has long been decreased. With the current technology, digital cameras have been introduced. People who love capturing every single moment are indeed amazed by the digital cameras. This is because of the ease that the camera offers for those who are not really into photography. Technology isn’t only for those who are not into photography; it also offers something to those who consider photography as a profession and science. Professional photographers find their job and profession easier to manage and do and at the same time more relaxing with an SLR Digital Camera.
A digital single-lens reflex camera (digital SLR or DSLR) is a kind of digital camera with an automatic mirror system. The automatic mirror system applies the theory of prentaprism wherein light is directed from the lens through the use of the viewfinder. Its design is completely different from an ordinary digital camera. An ordinary digital camera exposes the sensor directly to the light which is projected by the lens whereas as DSLR uses its mirror arrangement to prohibit the scene from being viewed on the LCD. Now, new models of DSLR have a live preview feature where LCD can be used as viewfinder.
If you are contemplating of buying an SLR Digital Camera, you have to take note of its features and operation system. Be aware of its differences from a standard one. Be sure to distinguish which one is good and which is not.
A good SLR Digital Camera has complete features including the unusual ones. Check if the SLR Digital Camera you are buying has the ability to record the ultraviolet spectra of light. Check if the camera has a mode dial feature. It is used to access the camera settings. A good one should also have an automatic scene-mode feature.
Check the focal length and sensor size of the camera’s lens. A good SLR Digital Camera has a big sensor. This gives a bigger angle view depending on the focal length. Thus, a good SLR digital camera has a more than average focal length. This type can be more expensive but you are assured of the greater quality of the image.
A good SLR Digital Camera should have depth of field control. It is possible to limit the depth of field. It is not good if the photographer cannot adjust or limit the depth of field because he can’t take pictures where the background is sharpened. A good SLR Digital Camera should have wide lens. The wider the lens, the greater the depth of field can be and it is easier for the photographer to adjust it to the limit and depth he wants.
SLR Digital Cameras are generally big in size, greater in cost and has lack of video mode. But camera manufacturers have started releasing cameras better than usual. Compared to the first releases of SLR Digital Cameras, newly released SLR Digital Cameras are now smaller, although still larger than the ordinary digital camera. A good SLR Digital Camera is a little smaller than the usual and has a better video mode than the standard SLR Digital Camera.
Due to SLR mirror mechanism, it is normal for the camera to create some noise when being used. But manufacturers have it improved by minimizing the noise produced in its operation. A good SLR Digital Camera is the one which is more quiet than the usual.
Changing of lens is possible for an SLR digital camera. Thus, contamination caused by dust particles when changing can’t be avoided. It is therefore advised that you look SLR Digital Camera which has the ability to clean the dust from its camera sensor.
A good SLR Digital Camera also has a 3 Asic (application specific integrated circuit). It is a digital engine that supports the camera to perform mask generation. This is for the purpose of increasing the speed accuracy and sharpness of the photo. It is best when the camera you are buying has an auto focus system design. This is recommended for those who love taking moving images. Without the auto focus, it is very difficult to get the perfect angle. It should also have the white balance system increase and maximize the output of the photo.
What makes the SLR Digital Camera good is that it is user friendly. With all the complicated features mentioned above, one will find in the end that it’s simple. With the programmed mechanism and operation, it is easy for the photographer to just find the image, snap and print it.
Indeed, technology is quite amazing. This can be proven in digital cameras. All you need to do is find one that suits your style, your profession and your budget. You’ll make one good photographer with a good SLR Digital Camera on your hands.
Many years ago, attaching a camera to a drone would have been a ludicrous idea to simply put, would not have been possible. However, dramatic advancements in technology has now meant that small yet powerful cameras are now built-in to most drones that are available on the market today. Although you can still find quadrotors without a camera, it is rare and most do include a high quality option for both pictures and video. Because of the addition of cameras to drones, the industry is now huge and growing ever more popular every single year.
In 2014, the well-known drone manufacturer, DJI, introduced HD to their drones and the game was changed forever. The quadrotor was also equipped with a three-way gimbal which keeps the camera steady during rough weather conditions as well as the vibrations of the drone itself. As a result, drones are now being used worldwide for a number of tasks including film production and crowd control.
If you are still picturing a photograph from a drone to be from a ‘fisheye’ point of view then think again. DJI’s Phantom 3 is one of the most popular choices of drones for photographers because of its high quality camera and 94 degree field of view (non-fisheye). The new Phantom 3 also includes features that can be found on some of Sony’s most popular camera products and the pro version even allows the user to shoot 4k video at up to 60fps. This is the same as can be found on Phantom 3’s sister product, Inspire 1; the Inspire 1 offers more extras and is therefore more expensive. With the Inspire 1, you will also be benefitting from the increased control with which you can fly and therefore take pictures as well as a 360 degree gimbal. The Phantom 3 gimbal can only be turned 90 degrees to 30 degrees which means that the drone itself has to be moved in the direction that you want to shoot. A 360 degree gimbal removes this necessity and can even be controlled independently of the drone by a second remote control.
The 3D Robotic Solo (3DR) is thought to be the two aforementioned products’ biggest rival in the camera department as it allows the user to shoot in HD and stream to a chosen mobile phone or tablet. The 3DR also includes a detailed app where you can access the drone’s inflight telemetry as well as adjust the settings to your personal preference. The 3DR does differ slightly in that it uses a GoPro camera rather than an own-brand device; this means that you will get a slightly more natural fisheye look which can be altered in editing but is something that should be noted if you are unsure of which one to buy. Despite this, the 3DR offers an array of options on the app via a segment called ‘smart shots’ that allows you to get the perfect shot that you require. This is a unique function and maybe the reason why they are starting to compete with the big boys in the industry.
So those are two of the best camera options when it comes to drones but there are many other options in-between so why not have a search and see what ones stand out for you?