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The FinePix F600EXR from Fujifilm is a smart, feature-packed camera that is reasonable priced. It lets you take great pictures, and is loaded with smart features such as GPS, 16 megapixel camera and flash.

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Specifications

Resolution 16.0 million pixels
Sensor type 1/ 2-inch EXR CMOS with primary color filter
Storage media Internal memory  (approx.33MB)
SD/SDHC/SDXC(UHS-I) memory card
Digital zoom EXR Auto mode: Intelligent digital zoom approx. 2x (with 15x optical zoom, up to approx. 30x)
Other than EXR Auto mode: Intelligent digital zoom approx. 3.4x (with 15x optical zoom, up to approx. 51x)
Face detection Yes
Focus Mode
Single AF/Continuous AF (EXR AUTO, Movie)
Type
TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
AF frame selection
Center, Multi,Tracking
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom
Self timer 10 sec. / 2 sec. delay / Auto release / Auto release (Dog,Cat)
Flash Auto flash (super i-flash)
Effective range: (ISO AUTO)
Flash modes Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, approx. 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage
Movie recording 1920x1080pixels/1280X720pixels/640 x 480pixels (30 frames/sec.) with stereo sound
Optical zoom function can be used.
Photography functions EXR mode (EXR Auto/Resolution priority/High ISO & Low noise priority/Dynamic range priority), Face recognition, Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Film simulation, Auto release, Framing guidline, Power management, Frame No. memory,
Advanced mode (Motion panorama360,Pro focus, Pro low light,)
High Speed Movie  (80/160/320  frames/sec.)
GPS Measurement
Advanced Anti Blur
Dimensions 103.5 (W) × 62.5(H) × 32.6 (D) mm / 4.0 (W) ×2.4(H) ×1.2 (D) in.
(Minimum depth: 22.9mm / 0.9 in)
Battery life approx. 300 frames (AUTO mode)

 

Image Quality

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is a smart compact camera that offers excellent picture quality, thanks to its 1/ 2-inch EXR CMOS sensor with primary color filter and a massive 16.0 million pixel count. The camera also offers fantastic video quality at 720p, which is at par with the finer video cameras.

 

Performance

The EXR Processor with its 2 CPUs, EXRCORE and a reconfigurable processor, delivers high quality still images with adequate sharpness and perfect colour saturation. The compact camera also features full HD movie capture, high-speed continuous shooting and enhanced scene recognition. Pro Modes help to get professional quality pictures from the camera. Its newly integrated vector graphics deliver a high-quality GUI.

 

Here are some of the important features of the F600EXR

  1. Face detection mode to ensure that faces of people in the picture appear sharp with right brightness and contrast
  2. Panaroma mode to let you click ultra-wide landscapes
  3. Anti Shake feature for blur-free pictures
  4. Film Simulation Modes such as Provia / Standard, Velvia / Vivid, Astia / Soft, Black & White and Sepia for added effects.

In addition to its many great features, the Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR camera also offers great looks and ease of use. It has an ergonomic design, making it easy to hold and use. But the fact that the camera has a multitude of features (including P, A, S, M modes) and advanced technology, makes it difficult to use in the beginning. It is only with time that you will get used to the functioning of the F600EXR.

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Gifting your dad the best gift can be difficult. But if your dad loves electronic products, then your task might get slightly easier. Croma Retail brings you 4 unique gifting ideas for Father’s Day:

 

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Upgrade your dad to a professional quality device. A DSLR will provide superior control over image quality which produces stunning photos. Your dad’s work might even rival the work of professional photographers. This Father’s Day, gift him a DSLR if he’s critical about white balance, adjusting the focus, and shoots beautiful photos. .

 

Digital camcorder

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Your life is a movie and your dad is the director. Bring his film-production expertise to professional level with a digital camcorder. He can then record your next family event or a vacation and then edit it with his cinematic creativity. A camcorder can record in resolutions upto 1080p which looks good on widescreen TVs.

 

Headphones

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A dad may want to retreat into relaxation after a hard day with his favorite music. Give your dad a great noise-canceling headphones with a music player loaded with his favorite songs. Such headphones are designed to provide superior audio quality for music and movies. Give your dad the tool to block out the world for a few minutes to relax and rejuvinate.

 

Gaming console

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Many dads are gamers and video games are not restricted to a particular age group. Gift your dad a gaming console which will help him play games with the rest of the family or with his friends. Don’t forget to add some interesting multi-player games and extra controllers for you two to get in on the action.

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The launch of Nikon D7000 was surprising for camera lovers as it had features similar to D300S. Although the new SLR camera has far more features than the D300S. Its overall design and feel is like the latest D90 due to its magnesium alloy body and thicker rubber coating on the hand grip and the rear of the camera. It has 16.2MP resolution which makes it the second highest resolution camera among all the Nikon DSLR cameras available in India. It has a CMOS sensor that provides a higher ISO span of 100-6400.

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Design
Even though the size of the Nikon D7000 camera is small, it has a great body that makes it comfortable to hold. It has massive Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens that have the 18-105mm zoom lens. This camera gives great stability while shooting because of the placement of the shutter release button. It has a 3 inch display having 16.2 megapixel camera that gives excellent colour and accurate tones to your pictures. The review button is now placed on the top left side besides the trash button. It also has a record button and a digital viewfinder button. Apart from this, there are three main connectors namely; MicroUSB, mini HDMI and GPS signal port.

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Display
The Nikon D7000 camera has a 3 inch display with 920k dot resolution screen that allows users to manually activate the feature to compose images. This is done by the Live View (LV) lever that enables users to record videos at 1920×1080 pixels at a standard frame rate of 24fps.

 

Controls
The Nikon D7000 SLR camera offers four AF point selection modes which are Single-point, Auto-area, Dynamic-area and Dynamic-area (3D tracking). When the user wants to specify the AF to be used, it is preferable to make use of the single-point mode. The full-time autofocus mode of the camera gives continuous lens focus without pressing the buttons. It also has the continuous servo mode that lets users to select the initial AF point when the subject is in motion.

 

Image Quality
The Nikon D7000 SLR camera provides amazing colour accuracy, light sensitivity, contrast as well as the four lenses it comes with. The four lenses it offers are 50mm f/1.8 Nikon, 30mm f/1.4 Sigma, 18-105mm Nikon and 55-200 f/3.5-5.6 Nikon. Its 16.2MP resolution makes it easy to get high ISO in individual photos. So when the camera is zoomed out, it gives low ratings that can go up to 2000 while it gives 1250 ratings when it is zoomed in. The format used for saving pictures are JPEG and RAW.

 

Video Quality
The Nikon D7000 camera gives great quality videos though the performance is not optimum. It doesn’t give 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps but instead gives only 1080p at 24fps or 720p at 30fps. The autofocus in video mode is not good and most of all it lacks focusing and accuracy. The videos the user might be capturing can get very blurry because of the poor stability that this camera provides.

 

Verdict
The Nikon D7000 is a combination of D90 and D300 that is available at an affordable price in India. It makes for a worthy alternative for people who can’t afford the D300 camera and yet need the features it offers.

 

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The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V is a super-zoom camera offering a host of great features like a 30x, 27-810 mm zoom lens; 16.2 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor; and a built-in GPS tracker complete with a compass. It also provides full 1080p high-definition video recording with stereo sound and HDMI output along with 3D Sweep Panoramas and 3D Still Images.

 

Ease of Use
Compact, lightweight and easy to handle, the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V boasts of a 30x extending optical lens with optimum apertures of f/2.8 at the 27mm wide-angle setting and f/5.6 at the 810mm full telephoto setting. It is smaller and lighter than most DSLRs with a typical 3x kit zoom and also has a good grip. The zoom is incredibly fast and smooth in operation, considering the huge focal range it covers. This is possible due to the fly-by-wire manual control ring on the lens barrel, which is used to adjust either focus or zoom through a side switch. The amalgamation of the fast f/2.8 aperture, efficient optical image stabilizer and maximum ISO speed of 3200 makes this camera well suited for low-light photography.

 

In spite of its massive zoom lens, the HX100V is still quite compact and weighs just 577 g along with the battery and memory. The camera is further equipped with a large 921 k-dot resolution LCD screen at the rear that tilts 90 degree upward and downward, making it pretty flexible. It also provides great outdoor visibility.

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Design and Build
Most of the buttons of this camera have been placed at the top instead of the rear panel. The focus and custom function buttons are neatly concealed behind a lip in the chassis. Exhibiting a long soft stroke and good tactile feedback, the shutter release is extremely user-friendly. The directional pad and menu button are positioned like usual on the main control panel. However, the menu button has a shallow depth and care should be taken to remember its position at night, because of a shaped adornment bordering it on the top and sideways.

 

Display
The camera has 921,600-dot resolution LCD screen at the rear with a tilt-out panel. The screen moves a full 90 degree vertically upward and downward, and is great for handling videos along with shooting in a crowd. The HX100V is also equipped with a complete swing-out arm that is even more flexible than the tilt style. These arms offer a wide horizontal viewing angle and do a remarkable job at keeping this display functional at every angle. Its plastic surface, though prone to smudging, is covered with an anti-reflective coating that supports shooting in clear sunlight.

 

Image Quality
The Sony HX100V produces images of high quality and gives an average image size of around 4.5 Mb using the 16mp JPEG setting. For such a small image sensor, it also handles noise exceedingly well. Chromatic aberrations are controlled with some restricted purple fringing effects appearing in high contrast situations.

 

The macro performance setting allows you to focus as close as 5 cm from the object you wish to capture. Barrel distortion is also ably restricted even at the 24mm wide-angle focal length of the versatile 16x zoom lens. Its superb built-in flash works well indoors, sans any red-eye effect and it also provides sufficient overall exposure. The camera also captures enough light for most nighttime situations, due to its maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds.

 

Moreover, the backlight correction HDR feature radically enhances detailing in the shadow and highlight areas. Both, the hand-held twilight mode and sweep panorama modes work as stipulated, making it possible to effortlessly take hand-held low-light and wide-vista shots with this camera.

 

Video
This camera delivers full 1080p HD video at up to 60fps, to go along with its super-zoom stills capability. More impressive is the fact that it delivers such high quality output in AVCHD at 24Mpbs. Even though scene modes are available, the camera works best in automatic mode. It is possible to zoom while shooting, but lens noise will creep in. Moreover, this camera is also equipped with an active image stabilizer.

 

Verdict
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V has proved that Sony certainly comes out trumps in most departments. It has one of the best color accuracy scores ever. It is also equipped with other professional features like DC input; manual zoom and focus; and an accurate viewfinder that collectively empower the user.

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Like the entry-level consumer DSLR camera, the Canon EOS 700D camera is packed with high-quality and creative features that are ideal for people who want to take their photography skills to the next level. This is Canon’s flagship camera and is designed to suit certain user requirements. It is also known as Canon EOS Rebel T5i and has features similar to the EOS 650D model. The only difference between this camera and its successor, EOS 650D is that it is five grams heavier. It has a stainless steel body which is made of polycarbonate resin with glass fibre. The EOS 700D is three quarters the size and two thirds in weight when compared to the EOS 5D Mark III so it is quite strong as well as light-weight.

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Design and Build
The Canon EOS 700D camera has a stainless steel chassis which is clad in polycarbonate resin with glass fibre to add strength. The textured cladding finish on its body makes it feel leather-like. Like its predecessor, it also has a 3-inch, vari-angle touchscreen monitor and pentamirror viewfinder. Its capacitive display is similar to the touch screen of smartphones supporting gestures like pinch-to-zoom and image-to-image swiping in playback.

 

Features
The Canon EOS 700D has 18 megapixels resolution which is lower than its competitors like Nikon D5200 and Sony Alpha 65 which have 200 megapixels resolution. This camera uses the latest generation chip that uses Hybrid AF system that has central pixels for phase detection AF. It also has better contrast detect AF system which is designed to improve focusing performance in Live View and video modes. It features a broad native ISO range of 100-12,800 as a standard as well as the latest DIGIC 5 image processor. It sports a 9-point diamond formation AF system which reduces hunting and improves the AF speed.

 

Interface
The interface and control buttons are placed conveniently on the Canon EOS 700D so customers can use thiscamera without having to use the touchscreen. The quick menu display is well-designed making it easier to toggle between the different settings. It is capable of shooting at 5fps and maintains only 6 raw files before the buffer slows. When shooting JPEG files, this camera gives a frame rate of 22 frames. It also has built-in mics that manage to capture a good range through bass, middle and treble.

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Performance
The Canon EOS 700D has the same image sensor and processor chip as the EOS 650D but the Iatest tests showed that the EOS 700D gave a slight edge on its predecessor. It gave better results that were expected for the 18 megapixel sensor. It also delivered higher resolution for raw files as compared to the JPEG files.

 

Image Quality
The Auto white balance of the Canon EOS 700D enables users to get natural looking shots and gives the facility to select from a host of white balance presets. It also has a huge picture styles selection that lets users to choose from like landscape, portrait and monochrome. It also features the auto lighting optimizer that balances shadow areas while HDR backlight control ensures that extreme HDR images are not produced. Apart from this, its 18MP sensor ensures that the pictures are good while the base ISOs do not have any kind of image noise.

 

Verdict
The Canon EOS 700D gives top level, sharp and well saturated quality pictures. It features AF action, creative filters and so on that give DSLR shooting experience at affordable price.

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Imagine photographing a large group of people within a small room and clicking a close-up of a bird sitting on a tree branch far away, all with a single camera that doesn’t even require professional skills. Canon makes it possible with the PowerShot SX50 HS high-end advanced digital camera that features a whopping 50x optical zoom power. This simply means, the camera offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length from an ultra wide 24mm to an overwhelming 1200mm super telephoto angle. Besides, the HS series camera features sensitivity up to ISO 6400 that lets you shoot clear pictures under very dim light conditions. Let’s get up close with this new generation compact camera that seems to threaten any average DSLR counterpart.

 

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Design & Build Quality:
The SX50 HS is an upgrade from the SX40 HS and continues with the similar design SLR-like body. The buttons are well spread out keeping in mind ergonomics. Canon has conventionally placed the zoom button around the shutter release button so that you can zoom in or zoom out conveniently while clicking pictures. The protruding-type lens comes marked with 35mm equivalent focal lengths. It is designed with 3 ultra-low dispersion lens elements to minimize aberration. Whenever you turn the camera off, it automatically retracts the lens into the barrel.

 

Features:
The camera features a 12.1 Megapixel sensor that gets you large enough pictures for getting A4 size high quality printouts. Canon incorporates the DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure high quality images with sharp and vibrant colours. The ultrahigh zoom factor is supported by Zoom Framing Assist Seek and Lock functions and 2 dedicated buttons assigned for these can be conveniently accessed with left thumb. High-speed autofocus lets you click sharp action photographs. Also there is inbuilt image stabilization function that Canon claims to offer a compensation of up to 4.5 f-stops.

 

Apart from an electronic viewfinder, the high-end compact camera features a 2.8 inch Vari-angle LCD that can be rotated in many angles. There is a dedicated hot-shoe that accepts Canon’s Speedlite flashguns. On the movie recording front, the SX50 HS camera is capable of shooting Full HD video clips.

 

Performance:

It’s a boon that the lens starts at an ultra-wide 24mm angle and it lets you shoot wide landscapes as well as cover a large group of people in the frame from pretty close. On the other hand, 1200mm equivalent telephoto angle is quite useful for wildlife photography to get close-up pictures. At long telephoto angles, the image stabiliser comes to rescue effectively. While it’s quite easy to lose the subject from the frame at telephoto angles, a zoom seek and a lock button help to follow and lock sharp focus on subjects (even those that are moving). This Zoom Assist Function renders the camera suitable for sports and action photography to an extent. Having said that, capturing a flying bird’s close-up shot is quite a challenge, especially under low-light conditions. This is primarily because the lens aperture narrows down to f/5.6 to f/6.5 at tele angle, leaving you fully dependent only on the increased ISO sensitivity.

 

Sensitivity up to ISO 400 gives very good results. Images come up vibrant and well exposed. However, 100% crop shows slight colour fringing. The autofocus system works best and fastest at widest angles and as you zoom in, it tends to slow down a bit. At extreme telephoto end, there are some focus-hunting issues under dim light condition. Apart from JPEG, the camera can capture RAW format photographs. Shooting movie in wide angles provides good results. There is stereo mic input which is practically welcome. However, in spite of a movie wind cut feature, the microphones catch sound noise when there is crosswind.

 

The Bottom line:
As a all-in-one camera, the camera fairs well, whether it’s image fidelity or the details received from the 12.1 MP sensor. The 50x optical zoom with image stabiliser and Zoom Assist Function is the star feature to look out for this camera. Although there is slight image fringing, amateur photographers wouldn’t go into such detail to notice this. If you are a frequent traveller and want a camera that can shoot wide to ultra telephoto shots, this is the one.

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As always, you are again trying to think up just the thing that will cheer your sister this Raksha Bandhan, and possibly your head is leading you nowhere, or further than a wad of notes(that’s what her uncle would give her), or boring trinkets. If you are one of those brothers, here’s a little bit of help we offer.

 

1. Gift Vouchers

 

Needless to say, gift vouchers or shopping vouchers look much better than the actual cash. If your sister likes to shop, you can surely arrange a beauty therapy voucher or a spa voucher. You can always present her a customized voucher that will allow her to buy a set number of things of her choice.

 

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2. Gadgets and accessories

 

We all are digital natives and nothing pleases us more than a little addition to our list of gadgets. It can be a new mobile application or a designer mobile cover. A huge variety of such products are available in the market and what’s more, you can browse through the products online which gives you the whole spectrum to choose from. A gift like this will earn you some points for creativity as well.

 

3. Earphones

 

It won’t be an exaggeration to say that people are alwayslooking for better earphones. It doesn’t matter if they have one, you can always give better. The trends don’t last long and this festive season, you can gift your sister the newest arrivals. They are easily available and you can decide them based on trusted user and expert reviews. In a matter of minutes, you can order them online.

 

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4. Camera

 

Same goes for cameras. If you have a sister growing up, you can as well come up with a gift as meaningful as a camera. Camera as a gift will only encourage her to take up creative hobbies. It can be a point and shoot camera, or if you have a sister who is into photography for a while, go for an SLR. A perfect Rakhi gift in our opinion.

 

5. Mobiles

 

Give your sister a step up this Raksha Bandhan by gifting her better phone. May be she hasn’t told you so in many words but take the cues. People change phones every quarter, you will only put a smile on your sister’s face by gifting a smart little phone to her. We just hope you don’t go wrong with the colour.

Comment and tell us what special do you plan to do for your sister!

Check out what Croma has in store for you this festive season, right from gift vouchers to presents to celebrate with your family.

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It is that time of the year again. The Great online Shopping Festival (GOSF) is here in a new avatar. It is going to be the third such occasion and it is getting better each year. It is our promise that this time around, the festival will be much grander, much bigger, and will offer unheard of discounts on virtually everything.

 

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Croma is going to roll out a lot of discount coupons and great deals for its customers. If you were waiting to buy a camera, or a music system or anything electronics related, the sale is just the right time to do that. This year’s most awaited sale will offer you so much that you won’t be able to swallow it. The festival will run for three days, from 10th to 12th of December and going by the excellent response it got last year, projection are that it will see an even better turnout this year.

 

In addition to the regular offer, Croma retail is offering special incentives to Axis bank cardholders. They will get incentive coupons which will be valid during the festival. But even if you don’t have an Axis bank account, the offers will be so many that you will probably exhaust your wish list of a few months. You will order from the comfort of your home without having to push your way through jostling crowds and will get timely and guaranteed delivery without any compromise on the quality and brand. Trust us. December is going to be more awesome than ever.

 

 Also Read : 3 upcoming phones worth waiting for

 

Do share this article with everyone and let them know about the mega sale.

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It is said that, A picture is worth a thousand words. Would it not be great if all your memorable photos turn out to be crystal clear and the best in quality? Investing in a DSLR camera can help you achieve this. Owning a DSLR camera is not just restricted to the professionals now. It has become an important and indispensable gadget for everyone. These cameras offer ease of usage and always provide outstanding results. All that one needs to do before becoming a pro at taking amazing photos, is to put effort into understanding how to operate a DSLR. Once you know how to play with the settings, you can surely click some beautiful and stunning images. The Indian market is flooded with a variety of DSLR options to choose from. We are making the task easier for you, by listing the best DSLR cameras available at affordable rates! 

 

1) Nikon D5100

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This camera has a relatively small size and an attractive look. It is new in the market, but is surely impressive. It can prove to be an ideal choice for those starting out as budding photographers or for those who are going to use a DSLR camera for the first time.

 

Advantages:

 

This 16.2 mega pixels camera has a digital and optical zoom that allows you to take close ups of images. It can record high quality full HD videos.

 

Price: Rs 31,960

 

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2) Canon E0S 600D 

 

This powerful camera is also known as the Digital rebel T3i. It has a fairly small but strong body with a durable plastic shell.

 

Advantages:

 

This 18 megapixels camera has a 4GB memory slot that lets you click and store many pictures. It is packed with features such as zoom and self timer, and also supports various aspect ratios like 4:3, 16:9 and 1.1. Its scene intelligent auto feature automatically chooses the scene that best suits the settings you are in. The manual mode can be used to make personalized changes such as no flash, video mode and aperture speed.

 

Price: Rs 35,885

 

3) Nikon D3200  

 

The Nikon D3200 is equipped with many impressive features that ensure you photos are clear and high in quality. This attractivebuy-nikon_d3200-online-300x225.jpg camera with a compact design is a good buy for first time photographers and photography enthusiasts. Its simple design makes it easy for you to learn and understand how to operate a DSLR. The results are awe-inspiring and will surely hook you to photography.

 

Advantages:

 

It is an ideal low budget camera that has a 24 MP CMOS sensor, auto red eye reduction, optical zoom and continuous shooting options. This camera has some amazing features such as full HD recording, 24.2 megapixels camera, 35 MM equivalent focal length and supports different types of resolutions, such as  4512 x 3000 (M), 3008 x 2000 (S), 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720 and 640 x 424. This amazing camera also supports video display resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p.

 

Price: Rs 31,960

 

4) Canon EOS 1100D 

 

buy-Canon-EOS-1100D-online.jpgThis camera is the perfect choice for those who don’t wish to burn a huge hole in their pockets and don't want to compromise on quality either. Canon EOS 1100D is equipped with various key features that the much more expensive DSLRS have. Its light and sleek design allows you to use it for long spells of time.

 

Advantages:

 

This camera has an auto pop up flash that lights up a dull setting. It has a 12.2 megapixel camera with optical and digital zoom. The TFT colour LCD screen and HD recording further uplifts its appeal.

 

Price: RS 32, 975

 

 So why wait? Go ahead and purchase the DSLR that you have been longing for. Above are best budget DSLR Camera one can decide easily among the Best DSLR Camera under $500 according to his needs and budget constraint.

 

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If you are planning to buy an HD camcorder, it’s certainly a good time as there are more models on the market right now than they’ve ever been, and they’re available at reasonable prices. However, there are a few things you should know before you invest in an HD camcorder.

 

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1. First thing you should know: almost all HD camcorders on the market will give you a great video output—comparable to the video you see on satellite TV. However, the video will not be as sharp and detailed as an HD DVD or Blu-ray.

 

2. May it be professional photography or shooting videos for school projects, you must decide on the right specifications and quality before making a decision. For simple video shooting, a point-and-shoot camera will suffice. Consider your goals and make sure you really need an HD model.

 

3. HD camcorders can be plugged directly via HDMI to an HDTV. All you need to do is connect your HD camcorder to an HDTV and control it with a remote—this is the easiest way to use camcorders. HD camcorders that have built-in editing software are mind-boggling and practically unusable.

 

4. Editing AVCHD video is not easy. All latest models of HD camcorders use a compressed AVCHD format. Editing HDV videos from old camcorders is a simple task as those videos are in an HDTV format, one that has been in existence for nearly 4 years. However, AVCHD is a completely different matter. AVCHD is a newer format and one that is not easy to edit. You will find editing softwares that support AVCHD, but it’s still a hard task getting the footage from an HD camcorder to a computer system (but less clumsier if you’re on a Mac).

 

Also Read: Best Budget DSLR Cameras!

 

5. If you do plan to edit HD video footage despite the difficulty level, get a Mac or PC. If you can, opt for a dual-processor system featuring eight cores. The more powerful the PC, the easier the editing process will be. Transferring files and compressing them is no child’s play when you’re dealing with HD video, so you require a powerful system that can cope up with the daunting tasks and not keep you waiting forever during rendering.

 

6. Consider where you’d be distributing the footage from the camcorder, as it’s not an easy task either. Remember that you’re no longer dealing with old school camcorders where you could easily lay down the video to a VHS tape or burn it on a DVD. HD videos work well on a Blu-ray disc, but do you have the right gear to burn or play Blu-ray?

 

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7. Do you want your HD camcorder to record on DVD, HDV, Blu-ray, memory card or hard disk? Weigh your options. Hard disks have larger memory but are bulky and delicate. Flash memory cards can only store up to 40 minutes of footage. DV and Blu-ray recording seem outdated but facilitate immediate playback on DVD and Blue-ray players. HDV tape recording seems even more outdated but delivers good results.

 

8. How often are you really going to use that HD camcorder you’re planning to buy? Also, do you have the patience to cut the footage, and an audience to watch all your work? If you just need to cover one event, it would be wiser to rent equipment. After learning all this about HD camcorders, buy one only if you’re sure you will be using it frequently.

 

9. HD camcorders are available at fairly reasonable prices. Set a budget and find something within your means.

 

10. Last but not the least, look up reviews of the latest camcorders on the market and read all specifications carefully. Compare different HD camcorders before you finally settle on one.

 

If you found this blog interesting and informative, then share it with your friends and family.

 

Also Read: 7 Points to Consider Before You Buy DSLR Camera

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A compact digital camera is the perfect accompaniment for your holiday—it is lightweight, small and easy to carry around. In fact, you can fit a compact camera in the pocket of your jacket or anywhere in your handbag. The best camera is a blend of affordability and good features. Some of the best compact cameras in India—including Nikon cameras and Canon digital cameras—are pocket-friendly and take few minutes to pack. Compact digital cameras are all-rounder photography devices that are great for capturing memories during vacations. But not all compact cameras deliver good results, so if you plan to buy a digital camera, you need to consider some factors before you make a purchase. Here are some tips on buying digital cameras. These pointers are useful and will help you choose the best camera available on the market.

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1. Megapixels: This factor isn’t be a big consideration when you buy a digital camera. Most compact digital cameras have a minimum of 10 Megapixels. But a higher megapixel count means clear pictures will less distortion.

 

2. Photo Quality Settings: The quality settings of compact cameras can vary greatly from one camera to another. Shooting at low resolution creates files of smaller sizes, so images are easier to share and edit. Small file sizes also enable you to fit more files on a memory card. So if you’re on a long vacation, this option will come in handy. So consider a camera’s photo quality settings to verify if it suits your needs or not.

 

3. Optical Zoom: Zoom systems can be of two types. Optical zoom refers to the lens’ real magnification ability. It shows you just how much you can zoom in. On the other hand, digital zoom only expands an image’s pixels after you have clicked it, resulting in blurred photos. Hence, optical zoom results in sharper images. Pick a digital camera with at least 10x to 15x optical zoom.

 

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4. Weight and Size: The best compact cameras in India are those that are truly compact in size and lightweight, making them easy to carry around anywhere. If portability is your main priority, go for ultra-compact models that have a thickness of up to 20mm. However, you may have to settle for some compromise on the viewfinder and manual controls for the slim body. Ultra-compact cameras have buttons and dials that can be difficult to use. However, they can take good photos. 

 

5. Lens: Wide-angle lens mean you can fit more in a frame when fully zoomed out. A good wide-angle lens comes in handy when taking group photos or landscape shots. In case of wide-angle lens, the lower the number, better the lens. Go for a lens that is at least 25 mm. Steer clear of cameras with wide-angle of 30mm or more.

 

6. Flash Range: Go for a digital camera that has a minimum flash range of 5 meters. Anything below 5 meters is best avoided. When you use the camera’s in-built flash to take group photos at night time or at a dimly lit party, a good flash range will ensure that the whole shot it properly lit.

 

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