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The Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD boasts an impressive zoom range in a relatively compact package. How does it perform? We took a look.
'People and Events' spans a wide range of use-cases, from informal portraiture to major undertakings like shooting a wedding or conference. Despite the wide range of possible shooting scenarios though, there are some consistent technical requirements. You'll need a camera with a decent autofocus system, which won't give up in low interior lighting. Good image quality at medium/high ISO sensitivity settings is a must, and great colors straight out of the camera will make your life much easier.
These days, portrait and events photographers are increasingly being asked to provide video, too, alongside stills. Our top picks in this category will allow you to confidently capture both stills and high-resolution video without hassle.
The Sony a7 III is capable of capturing excellent images in a wide range of shooting situations. It’s our top pick for people and events because of its excellent image quality, reliable autofocus and detailed video capture.
The a7 III’s 24MP sensor will offer you enough resolution for prints without eating up all of your drive space. Eye-AF is a strong point for shooting portraits, reliably and tenaciously focusing on your subject’s eyes, and Lock-On AF tracking is dependable enough to keep up with erratic kids. Rounding out the package is detailed 4K video with a full suite of capture aids, and detailed customization options mean you can switch from stills to video and back again without missing the action.
The Fujifilm X-T3 can't match the a7 III for absolute image quality, but it's a great choice for portraiture and event photography thanks to its excellent colors, eye-detect autofocus and compatibility with Fujifilm's high-quality range of prime lenses.
The X-T3 features a range of built-in Film Simulation modes, which deliver excellent results. These can easily be sent wirelessly to Fujifilm's SP-2 Instax printer. These tiny instant prints make great gifts and conversation-starters at events. As well as high quality stills, the X-T3 is one of the best video cameras we've tested and one of the easiest for quick swapping between stills and video shooting.
We considered the cameras below when picking our winners, and even though we think the a7R III is the best all-rounder (and the X-T3 a solid runner-up,) the cameras on our short list are also worthy contenders.
If you're not convinced by our pick, take a look at the following cameras for a detailed breakdown of their strengths and weaknesses.
Our Buying Guides cover virtually every major camera on the market, most of which we’ve tested in-depth. This includes testing of sensor performance and image quality, experience with the video shooting and extensive real-world photography in a range of situations. We selected our recommendations by prioritizing the features and performance aspects central to video shooting.
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We took the Nikkor Z 100–400mm F4.5–5.6 VR S for a spin around Oregon and Washington to see what it's capable of when attached to Nikon's Z9 and Z7 cameras. Check out our sample gallery to see how it performs. And, before you ask, yes, there are cat photos.
The Sony a7 IV is the company's latest mid-range full-frame mirrorless camera, but it's common to see the older, higher-end a7R III for a lower price. So which makes the better purchase?
The new Sony a7 IV offers a range of updates over the popular a7 III, but at a higher introductory price. Are the new features worth the cost of upgrading? In this week's episode of DPRTV, Chris and Jordan get to the bottom of what makes the two cameras different, and which might be right for you.
The four firmware updates bring improved autofocus performance in a number of different shooting modes, as well as support for Nikon's new FTZ II mount adapter and Nikkor Z 24-120mm F4 S lens.
What’s the best camera for around $2000? These capable cameras should be solid and well-built, have both speed and focus for capturing fast action and offer professional-level image quality. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing around $2000 and recommended the best.
What's the best camera for shooting landscapes? High resolution, weather-sealed bodies and wide dynamic range are all important. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting landscapes, and recommended the best.
If you're looking for the perfect drone for yourself, or to gift someone special, we've gone through all of the options and selected our favorites.
Most modern cameras will shoot video to one degree or another, but these are the ones we’d look at if you plan to shoot some video alongside your photos. We’ve chosen cameras that can take great photos and make it easy to get great looking video, rather than being the ones you’d choose as a committed videographer.
Although a lot of people only upload images to Instagram from their smartphones, the app is much more than just a mobile photography platform. In this guide we've chosen a selection of cameras that make it easy to shoot compelling lifestyle images, ideal for sharing on social media.