Just the other day, after decades of being in the camera business, Olympus announced that they would be selling off their camera division. This is undoubtedly a sad day for many, especially Olympus camera owners, but it seems that the company is still planning on supporting its users.
Sony’s A7 series of mirrorless cameras come in a variety of models. If you’re a low-light photographer or someone who prefers a camera that is more adept at shooting in low-light, then the A7S series is one worth checking out, although the downside is that it has been many years since Sony gave it an update.
Many, many years ago, when cameras were either a compact camera or a DSLR, Olympus came onto the scene and helped to popularize the Micro Four Thirds system. This removed the mirror box from the camera’s design, which led to the mirrorless design, resulting in many of the popular cameras we know and use today.
Last month, Fujifilm announced that they would be releasing the Fujifilm X Webcam software for computers. In case you missed the announcement, basically this is a software that turns Fujifilm digital cameras into webcams pretty much as a plug-and-play method, and the good news is that it will be coming to Mac computers next month.
While our webcams these days have certainly improved massively in terms of picture and video quality, it’s nowhere close to capable of doing what a dedicated camera like a mirrorless camera can do. This is why it shouldn’t be surprising to see that many professional streamers turn to using their DSLRs or mirrorless cameras as webcams.
The vast majority of digital cameras these days come with an electronic viewfinder (EVF). This allows users to look through the viewfinder to take photos like they normally would a more traditional camera, but if the rumors are to be believed, Nikon could be looking to take a different approach with the upcoming Nikon Z5 mirrorless.
Fujifilm’s flagship X-T and X-Pro series of digital mirrorless cameras are pretty amazing and have been highly-reviewed, but they are also pretty pricey. For budding photographers looking to get into the game, the prices of these cameras could put some of them off, but Fujifilm does have several mid-range cameras as well.
Back in April, Canon announced that they would be releasing software for Windows PCs in which it would allow users to turn their Canon cameras into webcams. Given that video conferencing is rising in popularity these days due to the coronavirus pandemic that has forced many to work and study from home, this was excellent news.
Some of you might recall that not too long ago, Canon released a software that allowed users of its cameras to turn it into a webcam. We also reported recently that Fujifilm was planning something similar, and the good news for Fujifilm camera owners is that it looks like the software has since been released.
The vlogging concept is still very much alive and well, and if you’re looking to maybe hop on the bandwagon, naturally you’re going to need a camera. In case your phone doesn’t quite cut it as a vlogging camera, or maybe you want something a little better quality with additional features, then Sony has you covered.
The ability to turn your digital camera into a webcam isn’t new. Streamers have been doing it for quite a while now in order to achieve the best possible quality for their streams. However, the problem is that it isn’t always the most straightforward of solutions as sometimes it involves purchasing additional hardware and downloading third-party software.
Sony recently started to tease the upcoming announcement of a new camera which we heard could be known as the Sony ZV1 and could be aimed at vloggers. Now thanks to photos shared on Twitter by Camera Nokishita, it looks like we now have a much better idea of what the camera could look like.
Vlogging still seems to be a pretty popular thing that many YouTubers are doing these days. So much so that it seems that Sony wants to cater to these users specifically, and in a series of teasers, the company seems to be working on a new camera that they could be aiming specifically at vloggers.
A digital camera, much like other gadgets, comes with a processor that helps process the images. For the most part, you could shoot all day as long as your battery permits, but when it comes to recording video, that’s when things get tricky as some cameras aren’t as well-equipped as others.