Sunday, July 30, 2017

review canon EOS 1300d

Key Features

  • Review Price: £329.00
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 9 AF points
  • 3-inch, 920k-dot screen
  • ISO 6400 (12800 expanded)
  • 3fps shooting
  • Digic 4+ processor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
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What is the Canon EOS 1300D? 

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Canon’s latest entry-level model DSLR represents excellent value, and provides many photographers with the opportunity to get on the first rung of the DSLR ladder.  
It features an APS-C-sized sensor and some other interesting features, but nothing too revolutionary. In terms of an upgrade from the 1200D, it’s relatively minor: there’s a bump in screen resolution, a slightly better processor and the addition of Wi-Fi and NFC. 
As well as appealing to first-time DSLR owners as a result of its low price, it’s also an attractive proposition for owners of the more advanced models in Canon’s lineup as a back-up or travel camera.
Related: Best camera 2016

Canon EOS 1300D – Design and Handling  

If you’ve used or seen a 1200D, then you’ll be familiar with the 1300D’s build and layout – Canon hasn’t strayed too far from the blueprint here. 
As befits an entry-level camera, it’s on the relatively small side for a DSLR, but it’s chunky enough to be satisfying for those upgrading from a compact camera. The grip is slightly contoured, as well being textured, which helps it to sit nicely in your hand. 
Atop the camera sits a mode dial, which means you can switch between different exposure modes quickly. As well as manual and semi-automatic options (such as aperture priority), there’s also a range of scene and automatic modes too, which is great if you’re just starting to get to grips with DSLR photography.  

There are quite a few buttons on the rear of the camera, but they’re grouped in one place to make changing settings easy. There are direct keys for some settings – such as ISO, AF type, white balance and exposure compensation – and a Q button to gain access to some of the other commonly used settings, such as metering.  
A scrolling dial can be found close to the shutter-release button, which you use to set the aperture (when shooting in aperture priority mode), or the shutter speed (when shooting in shutter priority mode). If in manual mode, you’ll use the dial to control both, holding down the exposure compensation button to switch between the two.  

review hp core intel i7

HP is one of the first manufacturers to offer its business notebooks with Intel's new Kaby Lake processor generation. The devices from the ProBook series represent the entry into the business segment, followed by the much more expensive EliteBooks. Compared to consumer systems, business laptops have a bigger focus on security and good input devices.
Our review model today is the ProBook 430 G4. The 13.3-inch subnotebook is the smallest and most portable system. HP currently charges around 1,050 Euros (~$1101) for the configuration Y8B47EA with a modern Kaby Lake chip from Intel, 8 GB RAM, an IPS panel as well as a dual-storage system consisting of a 256 GB SDD and a 1 TB HDD.
The office devices from other big manufacturers like Dell and Lenovo were not updated yet, but we expect new systems in Q1 2017. We therefore use the following comparison devices for our article: Dell XPS 13 FHDLenovo ThinkPad 13 UltrabookLenovo IdeaPad 710S and Acer Aspire S 13.ProBook 430 Series)

HP ProBook 430 G4-Y8B47EA (
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 1050 MHz
8192 MB  
, DDR4-2133, Single-Channel, 1/2 Slots free, up to 16 GB
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 166 PPI, LGD052D, IPS, glossy: no
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002, 256 GB  
, + 1TB HDD (WD10SPCX, 5400 rpm), 1200 GB free
1.577 kg ( = 55.63 oz / 3.48 pounds), Power Supply: 295 g ( = 10.41 oz / 0.65 pounds)
1050 Euro

review samsang galaxy note 8

What you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date is probably not that far away, but will the phone be any good – and will it explode? In this article, I’ll cover:
  • What’s the latest Galaxy Note 8 news?
  • What is the Galaxy Note 8 release date?
  • What’s new about the Galaxy Note 8 design and specs?
  • Will the Galaxy Note 8 be safe?
  • What’s the Galaxy Note 8 price likely to be?
  • Should you wait for the Galaxy Note 8?
(Update: July 21, 2017): Samsung has announced a Galaxy Unpacked event which almost certainly reveals the true Galaxy Note 8 release date to us. Read on to find out more.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 met an untimely end in late 2017, recalled over battery issues that caused some phones to explode. So the pressure is on for Samsung to get this year’s Note phone just right. The good news is that if Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 is anything to go by, we’re expecting the Galaxy Note 8 to be awesome.

Samsung has already confirmed that there will be a Note 8 handset, so the branding isn’t being killed off after last year’s phone fire debacle. Unfortunately, we still haven’t seen enough leaks to have firm details about specs or pricing. That said, there’s plenty to chew over in terms of educated guesswork

samsang s8 review

Key Features

  • Review Price: £689.99
  • 5.8-inch quad-HD Infinity Display (AMOLED)
  • Samsung Exynos 8895 (Europe and Asia) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (USA)
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (microSD up to 256GB)
  • 3000mAh battery with wireless and fast charging
  • Rear camera: 12 megapixels, f/1.7 aperture and Dual Pixel sensor
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What is the Samsung Galaxy S8?

Phones have become a little stale. Whether it’s an iPhone 7Huawei P10Sony Xperia XZ Premium or any other flagship phone, they all look and feel the same. But just when I thought a phone couldn’t surprise and delight me any more, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has proved me wrong.
From the moment I picked up the S8 – and its larger, 6.2-inch sibling the Galaxy S8+ – I realised it was even more special than I expected. This is a phone that feels innovative, a phone that I can’t help but recommend – even if it will set you back £689/$720.

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and price

The Galaxy S8 goes on sale globally on April 28 and is priced at £689 in the UK or $720 in the US if you want to buy it outright.

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Design

Nothing comes close to the Galaxy S8 design-wise. It’s the best-looking phone I’ve ever seen, leaving every other handset trailing in its wake.
The curved rear, as seen on the Galaxy S7, nestles perfectly in your palm, while the glass shimmers as the light hits it. The device is available in three colours – a dark black, bright silver and a grey with a blueish tinge – with no ugly white front plate in sight.
My review unit is the black option, and it’s properly black all over, with shiny sides that blend into the display. It feels like one complete piece, with the glass, screen and metal combining all together.

review for iphone 7

If Apple had released the iPhone 7 in place of the iPhone 6S in 2015, it would probably have been the phone of the year.

We're all used to the pattern of the S variants where there are minimal changes, but the myriad of changes on the iPhone 7 would have been fantastic in place of the iPhone released a year and a bit ago.

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Instead the upgrades for the iPhone 7 didn't have such an impact in 2016 and it's already starting to struggle to keep up with phones released at the start of 2017.

There's a brighter and more colorful screen, a waterproof design, dual speakers, and a boosted 12MP camera, but it doesn't keep up with what most Android manufacturers are achieving at the moment.

Apple has also changed the home button from a clickable entity to something that responds to pressure, lost the headphone jack and included a 256GB storage model. 

If Apple had released this in 2015, it may have cast off the 'tick-tock' mentality of keeping the smaller upgrades confined to the S variants and shaken up the iPhone cycle. But that didn't happen, and now the metronomic quality of Apple's upgrades seems to have come to a halt – or the pendulum is stuck.

After the bigger iPhone? Check out the iPhone 7 Plus review
We've also ranked all the iPhones in our best iPhone roundup
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review 4k caméra

The bottom line is that to at least some extent, all 4K cameras, from DSLRs to video production cameras, are capable of both taking photos and shooting video at least to some degree. Thus, to keep things simple, we need to distinguish between two basic kinds of 4K camera category that exist on the market today.
The first are video production cameras. These include models such as the Black Magic Production Camera and very well known Red Scarlet X. They are designed for full blown cinematic video production, of commercials, movies, documentaries and whatever else. They can also take superb still shots but their main design features are oriented far more towards filming movies in studio or field settings.
With very few exceptions, cinematic production cameras are not only not cheap but are also designed with professional cinematographers in mind.
After film production cameras, come the DSLR/Hybrid cameras. The DSLRs basically look and feel just like any other high end DSLR from Sony or Nikon but with their far greater 4K resolution and associated features. The hybrids on the other hand, such as the Canon EOS 1D-C, are cameras that could easily double as lite versions of serious video production cameras while still having the easy to carry and maneuver body designs of their smaller DSLR cousins. Thus, they’re hybrids, because while any 4K DSLR has video shooting ability, they take it to a higher level while also being designed for flexible photo taking.
Finally, we should mention camcorder style 4K cameras such as the Sony FDR-AX100. These are basically hand held small camcorders but with the power and video development features of much more powerful 4K film cameras. While they too can take beautiful still shots, they’re mainly designed for amateur mobile 4K video recording on a budget much smaller than the cost of a full 4K video camera.
What is 4K camera Technology?
4K camera technology, just like the 4K capacities of TVs and 4k projectors gives the cameras which have it the ability to take extremely detailed photo or video shots with a minimal resolution of 3,840 x 2160 pixels and more commonly an industry standard resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels at a 1.9:1 aspect ratio.
All 4K cameras are capable of shooting video in these resolution settings but some can also take still shots at a much higher 5K resolution of 5120 x 2700 or even larger resolutions of 8K or higher in some rare cases. A notable example being the RED Scarlet X video production camera. These resolutions are possible due to specialized internal pixel shrinking technology and very powerful processors built into all such cameras. Many brands even have multiple processors running simultaneously for the sake of rendering such immensely clear resolutions.
In essence, when you film 4K video content with a camera that’s capable of rendering it, you’re creating native 4K content that you can later display on a UHD TV or 4k monitor under the same crystal clear resolution.
In addition to their enormously powerful resolution, all digital 4K cameras include a whole host of other photo/video features designed to make the most of their innate resolution power. While these developments vary between DSLR/Hybrid cameras and full scale professional video production cameras, they include capacities such as very large sensor sizes, numerous types of manual and automatic focus control, extremely powerful ISO settings and powerful internal processing software.
How Much Do 4K Cameras Cost?
4K cameras can vary in price enormously depending on what you’re looking for and which major type you choose. Full scale video production cameras like the above mentioned Black Magic or the RED Scarlet X will easily cost you $10,000 or more if you also buy all their needed attachments. On the other hand, hybrid cameras like the Canon EOS 1D-C can also take a solid 10 grand out of your bank account.
On the other hand, 4K DSLR cameras and mini camcorders, both of which are capable of shooting some absolutely spectacular 4K photos and videos will cost you anywhere from $800 to $4000 dollars. Still expensive in some cases, but much cheaper than their video production counterparts.
Furthermore, we should now also add that many flagship smartphones offer up 4K video recording that’s steadily getting more robust. This includes the ability to shoot UHD video at reasonable frame rates of 30fps (comparable to the frame rate of many 4K stand-alone cameras) and great light capture and color. One particular example of this technology is the iPhone 6S Plus, which has even been used to record professional documentaries with just its 4K video camera being used. In simple terms, some of the best value for your dollar on the market is found in these types of recording devices. You’re already getting your hands on a premium smartphone, which you need, and can also get a lot of the core benefits of ultra HD video recording.