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.
Due to the fact that we have a camera on our phones, it’s easy to go trigger happy with them and snap everything in sight. As a result, our phone’s storage can fill up pretty quickly, which is why companies like Apple have introduced the HEIC file format. This is basically a file format that makes photos smaller in file size compared to more traditional formats like JPG.
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.
Timelapse photography is a very time-consuming process, although for the most part, we imagine that the majority of timelapse photography and videos don’t take quite as long as 3 years, which is how long it took Danish photographer Jonas Høholt to make his stunningly beautiful timelapse of his home in Jutland, Denmark.
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.
These days thanks to mirrorless cameras bridging the size of a compact camera and a DSLR, there is less need than before for compacts. However, there are still several compacts that are very popular, like Sony’s RX series which are commonly used by vloggers and YouTubers as an alternative to bulkier DSLRs or more expensive mirrorless cameras.
Stop motion animation can be intensively labor exhaustive if you’re trying to create something good. Obviously, having an awesome camera helps, like Canon’s EOS R series. If you do have an EOS R and would like to dabble in stop motion animation, then there is a $100 firmware update you could be interested in.