Go, or not, to a digital SLR (DSRL) It is the dilemma of many people. A question we will try to clear today with 9 reasons why it is worth taking the step to the Sisters of photography.
1. Image quality – Since they have larger sensors, DSLRs allow higher sensitivities ISO with less noise than the Compact. To this must be added the quality of lenses of objectives, normally very by up to the of the compact.
2. Adaptability – The possibility of changing lens offers a wide range of possibilities to any photographer. You can have both a wide angle, and a super-tele depending on what you want to photograph. In addition there are plenty of other accessories (flashes, filters, etc…) that you can also adapt to your reflex without any problem.
3. Speed – SLR are usually very fast to start-up, autofocus or delay the shot, however the compact does not. According to Abbreviationfinder, SLR stands for single-lens reflex camera.
4. Reflex viewfinder – Thanks to the pentaprism of mirrors, when you look through the viewfinder, you see directly by the objective, on the other hand in the compact what you see is a digital recreation with its corresponding delay.
5. Wider range of ISOS – They offer a wider range of Isos, which gives flexibility in different shooting conditions.
6. Manual controls – Although many Compact have manual features, the reflex are specially designed for this, and it has specific buttons to take advantage of these controls.
7. Market value – While a compact is devalued and updates more quickly, the reflex tend to keep their value for a longer time, since leaving fewer models than compact. In addition when you invest in objectives, you can keep them to if you refresh the body later, provided that it is compatible format. This means that investing in lenses can be a good investment for years.
8. Depth of field – The ability to play with the depth of field is greater with the reflex than with the compact, especially when using TVs and quality lenses.
9. Optical quality – As we have said, the quality of lenses which form the objectives of SLR cameras, usually above the of any compact, which has a positive impact on image quality.
Expected better these cameras
After launching, 2 years ago, the concept of the “Smart lens” Cameras that resemble targets, sony is expanding its range with two new models. Unfortunately, our tests of the qx1 and the qx30 show that some teething problems inherent in these cameras to be connected to a smartphone have not been resolved.
After the qx10 and its zoom 10 × then the qx100 with its light sensor, sony continues its breakthrough in the smart lens market by launching two new models. With its 30 x zoom, its optical image stabilizer and its
locking of the update, the qx30 is the most versatile of all. As for the qx1, it is the first of its kind to offer the possibility to change the lens to the image of the hybrid cameras.
Like their predecessors, the qx30 and the qx1 are cameras, with a sensor, a rechargeable battery, a memory card reader and a trigger. The qx1 sports even a built-in flash. A first for this type of device. If they can work alone, however, they are intended to be connected to a smartphone or tablet in wi – fi. Just download and launch the application playmemories mobile (available for ios and android) to frame, trigger the shot, change settings, and view photos that have been taken since the smartphone. Smart lens and smartphone can be several meters (perfect for finding original angles suv), but the qx1 as the qx30 can also be attached to the back of the phone through their system of claws.
Practices, innovative, original… But not necessarily up to our expectations in terms of performance. Our laboratory test shows that if their definition is correct, it is nothing exceptional. Some smartphones, including the xperia z3, the sony high-end smartphone, are doing even better. The qx1 and the qx30, however, have the advantage of better manage the shooting in low light as the cameras in phones. Our test also shows that for the videos, better is to turn to the qx1. The images of the qx30 indeed tend to be underexposed (in any case with the provided 16-50 lens). Furthermore, if both devices include microphones, they tend a little too to capture the noise. Finally, even if the process has been improved compared to previous versions, the qx1 connection time and the qx30 to the smartphone and the delay between each shot are still too long. It must indeed 4.9 seconds with the qx30 and with the qx1 5.7 seconds before taking the first photo. The delay between each shot is also too large (1.7 seconds with qx30, for example). In addition, simply close the playmemories mobile application on their smartphone disconnects the smart lens. Restart the connection procedure for taking new photos!