Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 18MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen: 3-inch articulating, 1,040,000 dots | Continuous shooting speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast
Large format SLR cameras were probably first marketed with the introduction of C.R. Smith’s Monocular Duplex (U.S., 1884). SLRs for smaller exposure formats were launched in the 1920s by several camera makers. The first 35mm SLR available to the mass market, Leica’s PLOOT reflex housing along with a 200mm f4.5 lens paired to a 35mm rangefinder camera body, debuted in 1935. The Soviet Спорт (“Sport”), also a 24mm by 36mm image size, was prototyped in 1934 and went to market in 1937. K. Nüchterlein’s Kine Exakta (Germany, 1936) was the first integrated 35mm SLR to enter the market. Additional Exakta models, all with waist-level finders, were produced up to and during World War II. Another ancestor of the modern SLR camera was the Swiss-made Alpa, which was innovative, and influenced the later Japanese cameras. The first eye-level SLR viewfinder was patented in Hungary on August 23, 1943 by Jenő Dulovits, who then designed the first 35 mm camera with one, the Duflex, which used a system of mirrors to provide a laterally correct, upright image in the eye-level viewfinder. The Duflex, which went into serial production in 1948, was also the world’s first SLR with an instant-return (a.k.a. autoreturn) mirror.
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Stick the EOS Rebel T5i (EOS 700D outside the US) next to the T6i or the T7i and you’ll struggle to tell them apart. The EOS Rebel T5i is really intuitive to use, regardless of your ability, but the T5i’s sensor can trace its roots back to the T2i that was released in 2010 and it’s now outclassed in terms of noise suppression and dynamic range. The 9-point autofocus system is also dated and you don’t get Wi-Fi connectivity. The T5i’s slashed price does make it a tempting proposition though, but the T6i or T7i is a more future-proof choice.
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Costing a bit more than the Nikon D3400, but offering quite a bit more in the way of features, the Canon EOS Rebel T7i (known as the EOS 800D outside the US) is a great entry-level DSLR. The new sensor impresses, as does the 45-point autofocus system backed up by excellent live view AF, while the newly designed graphical interface will certainly make this camera even more appealing to new users. The absence of 4K video and the quality of the exterior materials disappoint, but this aside, if you’re looking for a well-rounded and easy to use camera for your first DSLR the EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D is certainly a very good bet.
The EOS Rebel T6 (known as the EOS 1300D outside the US) is Canon’s most affordable DSLR in its line-up and while it doesn’t share the same latest tech as newer models, it’s still a great a solid choice for first time users. The 18MP sensor is starting to show its age a little, while the AF in live view is a bit on the slow side, but when you consider you’re getting a DSLR for the price of an average compact, then it doesn’t look too bad at all.
If you want to take pictures anywhere wet, whether the beach, by a waterfall or just out in the great British weather, a compact waterproof camera is worth considering. They’re built inside a waterproof, dustproof and usually shockproof casing, meaning you can take them to the pool, to the beach, snorkelling or even diving and still get good shots. They will work at depths of up to 15 metres, although 10 metres will be good enough for all but the keenest divers.
Small and lightweight but still brilliantly high quality, there’s never been a more conveniently sized camera to take on holiday than our compact digital cameras. They provide superb photographic capabilities in a handy smaller size
Olympus used a built-in sensor cleaning mechanism in its first DSLR that had a sensor exposed to air, the Olympus E-1, in 2003 (all previous models each had a non-interchangeable lens, preventing direct exposure of the sensor to outside environmental conditions).
Preserve happy memories with digital cameras that capture everything from action shots to family portraits in vivid color and sharp focus. Durable waterproof cameras let you photograph all the fun your family has at the beach or the water park, and compact, slimline cameras easily slip into your pocket or purse for fast access. Point-and-shoot models make photography simple without sacrificing clarity, and DSLR bundles that include long-range lenses, separate flashes, tripods, and extra memory cards provide professional-quality shots for photographers who prefer to make manual adjustments. Whether you’re photographing your kids at the park or producing a marketing video for your company’s website, Overstock.com carries brands that fit your needs, including Fujifilm instant cameras for fast printouts of images and GoPro kits that help you record every second of a thrilling adventure.
An instant-print camera, is a digital camera with a built-in printer. This confers a similar functionality as an instant camera which uses instant film to quickly generate a physical photograph. Such non-digital cameras were popularized by Polaroid in 1972.
Cameras can be equipped with a varying amount of environmental sealing to provide protection against splashing water, moisture (humidity and fog), dust and sand, or complete waterproofness to a certain depth and for a certain duration. The latter is one of the approaches to allow underwater photography, the other approach being the use of waterproof housings. Many waterproof digital cameras are also shockproof and resistant to low temperatures.
Syrp has announced the Magic Carpet Pro: a slider that offers filmmakers an ‘infinitely extendable’ range thanks to built-in track levers that let you connect lengths of track without the use of tools.
If you plan to shoot many different types of photo—from night-time party shots to portraits to landscapes—you may need to buy some extra lenses. Whether you’re looking at a fixed lens or interchangeable lens camera, you’ll see some technical terms in the lens specs. The f-number is how wide the lens aperture can open to allow light in—the wider the better. It gets a little tricky because a lower f-number actually indicates a wider aperture. So, a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 will let in more light than a lens that can only open to f/2. Lenses that don’t zoom typically open wider than those that do, so you have to consider which is more important when buying a new lens. The f-number of your lens also has a huge effect on the amount of depth of field you get in a photo. The more wide open you shoot, the less depth of field you have and the more background blur you’ll see. This is why portrait photographers typically use a very fast lens to isolate their subjects.