Like many of our favorite gadgets today, modern digital cameras are essentially mini-computers. And like many of these devices, cameras are regularly tweaked and improved upon via firmware updates from the manufacturers. Firmware is a piece of software code embedded into your camera, typically on a motherboard or other electronic component. Like any software, it can be changed, updated or overwritten. And because technology development and innovation is lightning quick in the digital era, our cameras need those updates and changes to keep pace. But camera firmware updates are often […]

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If podcasting is on your list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2020, then we’ve got some good news for you. According to The Canadian Podcast Listener 2019, nearly 11 million Canadians over the age of 18 have listened to a podcast in the past year, and while the amount of podcast content is expanding, it is not being produced at the same rate as it’s being consumed. Podcast listeners are eager for content, and the next great podcast could be yours! So, let’s get back to that podcast you’ve been […]

You probably don’t print as many photos as you used to, and that makes sense. In this digital age of cloud storage, social media, and instant messaging, the process of storing, sorting, sharing, and editing the pictures we take has really never been faster and easier. But remember those days of pulling a heavy photo album off of a shelf, and flipping through the pages of yellowing and sepia-toned photos? Remember staring up at walls lined with framed photographs of smiling faces? Whether the image captured a rare family gathering, […]

2019 has been a great year for mirrorless cameras. All of the major manufacturers have flagship mirrorless cameras in market, and each is expanding their mirrorless lens offerings. Features- and specs-wise, mirrorless models are on par with their DSLR companions, and in many cases, are driving innovation and new features ahead of DSLRs. Which means the competition for the best model you can buy has only heated up. As we head into 2020, what is the best mirrorless camera to buy? The Sony a7R IV is a great mirrorless camera […]

Finding the best camera for filmmaking or vlogging  Most of today’s top digital cameras are capable of shooting video as well as stills — and for the average user, simply having the option to shoot video is often enough. But there are specific uses for digital video, including a new one — vlogging — and a classic one — filmmaking — that require specific features, specifications and accessories. Let’s take a look at the difference between filmmaking and vlogging, and what to look for in a filmmaking camera — and […]

Whether you’re just stepping outside on a snowy day, shooting zebra on a dusty plain or climbing to the top of an icy mountaintop for the perfect panorama, if you like taking photos outdoors, you’re going to have to face a variety of weather. And you don’t want that weather to affect your shots, or worse — the lifespan of your camera. That’s why ruggedness and durablity of both the body and lenses you choose should be top of mind when you think about investing in a camera for travel […]

If you’re thinking about starting up your own vlog, chances are it’s because you’ve been inspired by some of the many great vloggers on YouTube. You’re probably familiar with what’s in front of the camera – whether it’s comedy, travel, or beauty – but what about the camera itself? As viewers, we might not think about it, but it takes the perfect combination of the right camera equipment and smart videography skills to create those top quality videos. Here’s our guide to everything you need to know to you start […]

Panasonic S1H: A Deep Dive In August, Panasonic released the Lumix S1H, a full-frame mirrorless camera that prides itself on being a cinema-quality video camera with the world’s first 6K/24p (3:2)*1 recording capacity. The S1H is a powerhouse loaded with features specifically designed and built to help real world filmmakers overcome obstacles and produce the finest possible quality work. But, is it the right camera for you? Notable Features With a plethora of professional-level standards compacted into a hand-held design, the S1H is undoubtedly powerful. Here are seven notable qualities […]

Every Hallowe’en, most people pull out their camera. Whether it is at a gathering with friends or taking kids out trick-or-treating, you are bound to see people out there at festive events capturing memories with either their camera or smartphone.

Why Eye-Tracking Autofocus for Video is a Gamechanger When it comes to shooting footage of subject’s face, the clarity and sharpness of the image can really make or break your masterpiece. Crisp, fine details tell a story; vague or out-of-focus imagery prevents the viewer from being fully submersed in the world you’ve captured. That’s why Eye-Tracking Autofocus for video is such a gamechanger. This built-in feature will not only automatically locate and focus on a subject’s eye, but will follow the eye through any movement. Eye AF is an easy-to-use […]