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Aperture priority is where you designate the aperture and the camera calculates the best shutter speed, if the exposure is outside of the cameras range (either over or under exposing) the aperture will flash red on the LCD screen. However used properly Aperture Priority can be invaluable as it has a direct effect on depth of field (the distance in front and behind the focal point which will be in focus when taking the shot). Example of aperture priority (simple example F11 produces more depth of field than F2.8) - for more read my digital photography glossary:
|Aperture Priority mode:
F2.8, 1/60s, ISO100
Aperture Priority mode:
Two positive things about the C2000Z and Aperture Priority mode, firstly the fast lens means that you have a wider range of apertures (even at full tele aperture is a fast F2.8), secondly the C2000Z gives you a very wide choice of apertures:
F2.0, F2.2, F2.5, F2.8, F3.2, F3.6, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11
This means that as a photographer you get a very large amount of flexibility to choose the appropriate aperture (or to experiment!).
Shutter priority is where you designate the shutter speed and the camera calculates the best aperture, if the exposure is outside of the cameras range (either over or under exposing) the shutter speed will flash on the LCD screen. In the example below shutter priority was used to set a slower exposure of 1/10 seconds to produce the blurred effect of the water in the fountain - for more read my digital photography glossary:
|Shutter Priority mode:
1/320s, F2.8, ISO100
Shutter Priority mode:
Again the C2000Z offers a wide range of shutter speeds (speeds slower than 1/2s must be "overridden" by holding down the OK button):
16s, 8s, 4s, 2s, 1s, 1/2s, 1/2.5s, 1/3s, 1/4s, 1/5s, 1/6s, 1/8s, 1/10s, 1/13s, 1/15s, 1/20s, 1/25s, 1/30s, 1/40s, 1/50s, 1/60s, 1/80s, 1/100s, 1/125s, 1/160s, 1/200s, 1/250s, 1/320s, 1/400s, 1/500s, 1/650s, 1/800s
The manual focus function of the C2000Z is kind of limited, you can only lock the focus at either 2.5m (8ft) or infinity which is a little disappointing for a digital camera touted with "manual features". A diagram in the manual (below) explains that at wide angle (F2.0/2.8) at 2.5m focus everything from 1.1m to infinity will be in focus, at F11 that's 0.35m to infinity. However, at the tele end things are not so rosy and I really would like to have seen a more flexible manual focus feature on the C2000Z.
The internal flash is powerful and well measured with generally very good flash results, it really does go off with a big bright POP indicating the large amount of light it's producing.
|Skin tone test, taken from about 30cm away, produced a good natural skintone, not overly warm but not "pasty" either.||Macro Flash, the C2000Z shows that it can control the flash output very accurately. This shot taken from about 20cm is both well lit (but not washed out), sharp and well colour balanced.|
|Another Macro Flash test, this one an attempt to fool the camera with a reflective surface but again the C2000Z coped very well.|
Readers of my
reviews will know I'm not a huge fan of digital zoom as it's
often a badly implemented and seldom used (by owners). On
top of the C2000Z's 3x optical zoom, it also has a range of
digital zooms. These zoom levels are 1.6x, 2x and 2.5x. When
digitally zooming In the C2000Z it drops down to SQ resolution
(the currently selected SQ resolution, which in the case of
the examples below that was 1024 x 768.
When "blowing up" the cropped sections of the image the C2000Z does no interpolation of the pixels which means that the results are simply a blocky "zoomed" version of what you'd get if you weren't using digital zoom, the example below demonstrates that often (if you have the storage space) it's better to shoot at high quality and crop/zoom the required portion of the image in a good photo package such as Photoshop which uses Bicubic interpolation between pixels.
zoom 2.5x in camera.
(no interpolation between pixels)
/ zoomed using Photoshop.
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When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived, it was more than just a modest upgrade to the already impressive X-T1. While the new X-T3 hasn't changed the overall design of the camera, this model is way more than an upgrade; rather, it's a quantum leap.
The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.
Nikon's Z7 is the first camera to use the all-new Z-mount, the company's first new full-frame mount since 1959. We've put together our first impressions based on quality shooting time with a pre-production camera - check out what we've found.
What's the best camera for a parent? The best cameras for shooting kids and family must have fast autofocus, good low-light image quality and great video. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for parents, and recommended the best.
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|The Lone Photographer by ed rader|
from My Best Photo of the Week
|_ERN9064 by ernesto juarez|
from Shoot yourself ! (with your camera)
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from Zoo trip ~ Cute...
GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.
The latest Samsung midrange smartphone offers a super-wide-angle lens in its triple-camera setup.
The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.
Apple released iOS 12 a few days ago and some iPhone X users are less than happy with how the new operating system has made their phones look.
Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced mark II backpacks for its ProTactic AW range with models that are said to feature an improved handling experience as well as a collection of accessories that can be attached to the outside.
Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.
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Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.
British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.
Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.
The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.
Canon's new normal is seriously sharp wide open. After shooting with it for a few days, we've prepared a gallery of real-world sample images.
Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.
Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.
The GoPro Fusion is designed to make it easy to capture 360-degree video and stills. We took it out recently on a typically hot Seattle summer day to see what it can do.
We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.
Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.
Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.
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Blackmagic Design has announced the public beta of its new Blackmagic RAW video codec. The company says the new format combines the benefits of shooting Raw video with the ease of use and smaller file sizes usually associated with non-Raw video files.
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The Atomos Ninja V external video recorder and monitor will be ready to ship at the end of this month. The 5.2in Ninja V is designed to provide a smaller option, while still offering many of the features of the larger 7-inch models.
Having shot with the camera, spoken to Canon and read the tea leaves, here's what DPR Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks the EOS R tells us about Canon and the RF's mount's future.
After last week's teaser, lighting manufacturer Profoto has announced its 'small big' new product. The B10 is designed to be used as studio flash head but in a very small body, and has a powerful continuous light source for videographers as well.