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9 May

To Upgrade Or Not To Upgrade To The Mark IV

Canon's 5D series of DSLRs has been a cult favorite, serving full-frame photographer to a larger, wider audience while transforming the video market with Full HD video capture. Building on the features and performance of the Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark IV is really quite special. Here's how it matches up with the Mark III.                   1. Sensor There wasn't much of a difference in terms of resolution between the Mark II and the Mark III – from 21.1MP to 22.3MP – but the IV boasts a 31.7MP sensor that outputs images at an effective 30.4MP; and according to Canon, it's a brand new design. Worth the upgrade? Yes. 2. Expanded Sensitivity With a new sensor, the Mark IV has a slightly broader native ISO...
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7 Nov

No, Your iPhone Camera Isn’t Just As Good As A DSLR

Movements like the 'Shot on iPhone6' campaign make some DSLR owners tremble with the fear that, at the end of the day, their expensive equipment is overkill compared to the recent high quality of cell phone cameras. But tremble not, you DSLR enthusiasts. Because, although the newest cell phone cameras might have breathtaking quality, they will never - or at least no time in the near future - live up to the power and complexity of a DSLR. As cell phone technology advances, and apps like Instagram become more and more popular, everyone now thinks they're a professional photographer. Gone are the days of complicated large format cameras and hours spent working over chemicals in a darkroom with expensive sheets of film. Gone, even, are the days of...
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6 Apr

Apple Watch vs Fitbit Blaze: Which is Right for You?

Apple Watch vs Fitbit Blaze
There's no shortage of wearables on the market right now. With offerings from lesser-known brands like Huawei and Pebble struggling to stay in the game, it's hardly a stretch to say that Fitbit and Apple are dominating the wearables game (sorry, Samsung). Thing is, these two companies take very, very different approaches to how wearables fit into our everyday lives. Fitbit pioneered the wearable market, making fitness trackers a common gadget and paving the way for smarter bands. Meanwhile, Apple did what it's always done: it waited, watched and released a sophisticated piece of hardware once the market matured a bit. Fitbit, as a response to the Apple Watch, recently released the Fitbit Blaze, a more utilitarian smartwatch to attract people who want...
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21 May

Under the Scanner: Comparing the Fitbit, Jawbone, Misfit and Garmin Options

The fitness tracker and smart watch market is crowded. Countless makes and models are jostling for shelf space and your attention. It is easy to be confused when choosing just one. So we've made it easy and with a quick review of eight of the latest and the most sophisticated activity and fitness trackers from four major brands: FitBit, Jawbone, Garmin, and Misfit. In this piece, we examine the Surge and Charge HR (FitBit), UP24 and UP3 (Jawbone), Forerunner 910XT and fēnix 3 (Garmin), and Shine and Flash (Misfit). Because these fitness trackers are some of the most sophisticated to have come out from their respective stables, they pack in an array of features. All the fitness trackers under our scanner...
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