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The Oppo Reno 2 is on its way already, just a few short months after the first Oppo Reno was announced in April.
What does it mean?
(Canon 6D Mark II)
Cameras! What do you need a big heavy camera for, in the age of the smartphone? Well, it’s about full frame shooting, it’s about lenses, it’s about multiple focus points, and megapixels that mean something.
We asked Android Authority’s resident photographer (and motorcyclist) Edgar Cervantes to help out the DGiT faithful with camera recommendations.
These three options are noted for their serious performance at a price - but of course, DSLRs have never come cheap. Do take a look on second-hand markets, and look for low frame counts (ie. how many times the camera has taken photos) while you’re at it.
Here we go:
You know things are getting serious when the base price for a camera is nearly $3,000 for the body. The Nikon D850 is praised among photographers worldwide. Its 45.7MP full frame sensor is great for low-light performance and has good dynamic range.
The D850 can take photos at 7fps in continuous mode, has 153 focus points, features a tilting screen, and can record at 4K at 120fps. Serious photographers really get what they pay for with this one.
While Canon makes great cameras at a lower price, we believe the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is worth the upgrade. Not only does it have a great build quality, it also matches some of the features that come only with the expensive cameras: swiveling screen, 4K video recording, WiFi, Bluetooth, and dual-pixel autofocus. It’s also super light and compact. The reason why it’s affordable is that it has a 24.1MP APS-C sensor and a 9-point autofocus system. $650 or so is your budget here.
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is the company’s most affordable full-frame DSLR camera. It goes for $1,299 or so on Amazon and is for those who really want to take their photography to the next level. The 26.2MP full frame CMOS sensor is better at handling noise in low light situations and producing better quality images.
Big thanks to Edgar, and check out his instructional work as well - this has been a popular read this week: What is focal length in photography? All your questions answered, and if you need proof the man is talented, the “What a pro photographer can do with a cheap Android phone camera” gallery, using a $129 phone, is just showing off.
🆕 Apple will unveil new iPhones on September 10, leak suggests (Ars Technica).
💻 Microsoft’s latest Surface updates are causing CPU and Wi-Fi issues. Unless you like your laptop running at 400MHz. (The Verge).
🗣 Google Assistant now lets you assign reminders to other people (Venture Beat).
🙅♂️ Microsoft’s Xbox chief says no plans for streaming-only console (GameSpot).
🔋 New Nintendo Switch battery life tested: How much better is it? (Tom’s Guide). Spoiler: it lasts almost twice as long.
📷 GoPro’s Hero 8 and Max 360 camera pictured in new leak (The Verge).
🤖 UPS has been delivering cargo in self-driving trucks for months and no one knew. 100-mile journeys, still a driver in the seat (Gizmodo).
⚡ Washington driver had Pokemon Go open on eight phones at once. This is not news, except for being caught by police (CNET).
🐟 Here’s how that internet-famous salmon cannon/fish tube works (Smithsonian).
🦜 Why do we invest so much time and money building telescopes and radio arrays to scan the Universe for signs of alien life, when we haven’t even tried talking to parrots? A parrot has questions for us all (Nautilus).
✈ Deal: 97% off this Lonely Planet Europe travel guide collection (Android Authority).
🍼 Elysium and the quest to bottle the fountain of youth (TechCrunch).
🍀 Where the hell can you find broccoli in the wild? (r/nostupidquestions).
As an Australian TV reporter noted on Twitter: “Some people claim the Sistine Chapel is the peak of human made beauty. Wrong. It’s Viennetta being made”
Have a great, tasty weekend!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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