Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder Review

Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder Review

Highlights Of the Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder

  • Advanced HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with Improved Low-light Performance
  • 3.5-inch OLED Viewscreen
  • Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization System
  • 20x High Definition Optical Zoom
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® Technology with FTP Transfer Capability.
  • Dual SD Card Slots
  • Highlight priority mode 

VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder Specs.

  • Sensor: 2136 x 1362 pixels
  • Resolution: 1.23 million dots
  • Display size: 3.5 in.


  • Responsive touchscreen
  • Excellent low light performance
  • Efficient dynamic range
  • Great image stabilizer
  • Remarkable image quality


  • Deserves better AF
  • WiFi is difficult to setup


One thing that we liked a lot when we built the Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder review is that the camera comes with an awesome 20x zoom for this kinds of  VIXIA Camcorders, and even though it is still not at the level of other camcorders made by Canon, it is at a great level.

The AF is also good, but not as quick as the HF R800. We think that the AF shouldn’t be the main reason to purchase the HF G40.

Other aspect that we consider positive is that the size, without been excessively big, is substantial enough to get a good handle of the camera.

In low light the performance is remarkable for its price range, and you won’t find many camcorders that gives you this low light images quality for this price. Besides that, the camera displays also extraordinary outcome regarding scenes that are recorded in low contrast situations, showing a softness that makes look the images really attractive after the editing process. Check out the best vlogging camera kit equipment we recommed.

All in all, we think that without been an extraordinary camcorder like the Canon VIXIA HF R800 , the item still represents good value.

Camera Connectivity

The VIXIA HF G4o comes with a Built-in, dual-band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi technology that allows sharing HD videos using several methods. You can connect with wireless hotspots, compatible networks, and iOS smartphones using the free Canon Movie Uploader application.  It is also possible to share videos using the internet with the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# that is an online photo storage service that allows uploading to social networking sites, and finally transferring files to selected FTP servers if you need it.

The camera also is able to be used wirelessly to watch videos stored on the camera’s memory cards, and use your computer or smartphone to browse remotely videos that had been recorded earlier with a remote browse function that not requires a special application.

This WiFi feature also makes possible to manage remotely the camera’s controls like; zoom in different speeds, recording start/stop, focus modes,  and exposure functions.

Canon VIXIA HF G40 Memory Cards Speeds

Manual Controls

Although the manual controls are very good, it is needed to adjust them in the touch screen every time that you do a recording. This feature called custom key and dial, make possible to use functions like the one that adjust the aperture and the shutter speed, the manual exposure that makes that when the manual control is chosen the dial is able to adjust speed, aperture, gain and shutter speed or exposure lock that can be set on or off.

The camera also comes with controls that help to improve the composition, like for example level the marker feature, which enhance the right camcorder level for a more exact framing or the grid marker that gives you a reference grid for the viewfinder. You can choose between gray or white according to the background color of your shot for better viewing contrast.

The manual controls of the Canon VIXIA HF G40 allows to setup the Gain in a range from 0 dB to 24 dB with 1 dB increments, and beyond that, the auto Gain Control Limit permits us to input the maximum gain limit for the sensitivity of the image sensor. The result of this , is that noise and brightness can be setup to achieve a proper balance.

Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder Zoom

This Canon VIXIA camcorder displays a original 20x HD Video Lens with a 35mm equivalent of 26.8–576mm with a minimum object distance of just 23.6 inches. It reduces flare with the addition of a sophisticated  filter which also avoids other annoying effects that distort the delivery of neat images.

Also the 8 blade Circular Aperture reduces a starburst distortion that is often seen in some camcorders which lack  of circular apertures.

For people that are gifted with a professional touch, the manual focus ring is perfect to achieve accurate control and extra flexibility using the manual focus to set the zoom. Beyond that the power zoom can be applied in constant or variable settings that allow; Fast from 1.9 to 60 seconds, normal from 2.5 to 180 seconds, and Slow from 4.0–285 seconds modes. In addition to that the constant mode displays 16 stages.

Video Recording

This Camcorder from Canon shows excellent AVCHD and MP4 recordings execution, being especially remarkable the 1080/60p recording which captures fast-moving objects neatly. The edges of the moving subjects are rendered with awesome details adding improved tonal gradation and realistic color.  Also with a maximum bit rate of 28 Mbps for AVCHD recording, the camera is able to capture images utilizing the useful MP4 format at up to 35 Mbps as well.

The item also comes with a Native 24p Progressive Mode that can records up to 24 frames per second, for persons that like a more classic cinematographic style.

Beyond that, the dual recording can be used at the same time to record AVCHD format videos to one of the SD card, and in MP4 to the other card.  The AVCHD format is thought to allow watching videos on a high definition television, and also to keep them in Blue-ray discs.

To switch from the SD card that is full to the alternative card, the HF G40 uses “In Relay Recording” to facilitate the use of the feature.

Wide DR Gamma and Highlight Priority Mode

This VIXIA Camcorder shows the Wide DR Gamma mode to record more realistic images that capture what the user is really watching. The mode works suppressing the overexposure in areas that presents excessive illumination. Also the tone degradation is almost nonexistent thanks to the wide dynamic range of 600%.

The highlight priority mode is intended to record realistic and saturated colors and to transmit gradation features as is perceived by the human eye. It also helps to avoid lack of detail in highly illuminated zones limiting mid to high brightness compression of the standard gamma mode. To ensure the optimal use of the effect, the recordings should be captured in Highlight Priority using the high brightness setting.

Canon VIXIA HF G40 Manual


Buyers Opinion

Buyer 1:

The camera itself shows awesome performance and is a huge improvement from my beginner camera. If it were not for the complicated menu, I would say that the camera is nearly perfect. Even though, I am far from be a professional, I expected to get a nice camera to record family episodes, and that is what I got.

Buyer 2:

I am happy with the VIXIA HF G40 because I was looking for a camcorder from Canon that were not excessively small, like the most of the new models of these kinds o cameras are nowadays. The reason why is, because I have a big hand, and I don’t feel comfortable managing a camera that is too tiny. Being that said, I cannot complain and the grip that I get when using this camera is almost perfect.

Buyer 3:

In my opinion the best of this Camcorder is great image stabilization that can be compared with the same feature of several top of the line video cameras. Also the selectable function buttons works well, and the remote control is a nice addition. The only drawback is that the WiFi is not easy to set up.

Buyer 4:

This VIXIA captures neat images, and the audio is really good. I also think that the dual memory card capability is extremely useful for people like me that like to record long videos, meaning that you will not get interrupted in the middle of a session for lack of storage in your card. Besides, the data can be transferred via the WiFi connectivity, and the necessary software to do that can be downloaded online.

Buyer 5:

If you consider that this camera comes with a 1/2″ sensor, the picture quality is more than acceptable. The low light performance is another interesting outcome when using this Camcorder, and I was positively surprised with the quality of the images. Nevertheless for some people can be kind of noisy,  overall this is a good product. The conclusion is that for this amount of money the item is good value.


Question: Does it work well with an external Mic?

Answer: The performance is good, providing that you use a good microphone. In short depends on the quality of the microphone that you use.

Question: Does the camera package include a remote control? And is it possible to use it with a tripod?

Answer: It comes with a remote control, and yes it is mountable.

Question: Can you do live steaming using a PC?

Answer: Yes it is possible with most of the desktops, and it is only needed to have the jacks and cables that you will use.

Question: Which is the angle that can shoot?

Answer: It comes with a 35mm equivalent of 26.8-576mm with a minimum object distance of 23.6 inches.

Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder Review Wrap Up

Even though the VIXIA HF G40 was discontinued, it is still possible to get it on Amazon. We think that one of the reasons why Canon is not producing the camera anymore, is because its strange menu display, which is very cumbersome making annoying when recording images. Its a shame, because the machine has several high quality features that are difficult to find in Camcorders in this price range. Anyways we have many reviews of availables Camcorder cameras that suits different flavors and requirements.

Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D3500-Which is Better Value?

The comparison between the Nikon D3500 vs the Nikon D3400 is an interesting one, due that 2 models are entry level DSLR cameras made by Nikon. The Nikon D3500 was an upgrade of the D3400 that was released in August of 2018, 2 years later than the D3400.  A nice exercise is to observe what had happened in those 2 years of difference, and how the technology that Nikon applies in these kinds of cameras have evolved.

To do that, we have prepared a detail comparison of the features that both cameras present.

Nikon D3500

Nikon D3400

Specifications Of The Nikon D3500

  • Effective Megapixels: 24.200.000 
  • ISO: Sensitivity: 100-25.600
  • Sensor size: 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
  • Monitor size:3.0 in. diagonal
  • Top continuous shooting speed at full resolution: 5 frames per second 
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.9 in.
  • Camera body weight: 12.9 ounces 

Specifications Of The Nikon D3400

  • Effective Megapixels: 24.200.000 
  • ISO: Sensitivity: 100-25.600
  • Sensor size: 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
  • Monitor size:3.0 in. diagonal
  • Top continuous shooting speed at full resolution: 5 frames per second 
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.9 in.
  • Camera body weight: 14 ounces

Nikon D3500 Features                              

  • Monitor type: Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
  • Image Sensor Format: DX
  • Storage Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Battery: EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion
  • Viewfinder: Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex

Nikon 3400 Features

  • Monitor type: Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
  • Image Sensor Format: DX
  • Storage Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Battery: EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion
  • Viewfinder: Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex


We think that the verdict in this case is quite straightforward, because the Nikon D3500 is clearly an upgraded version of the Nikon D3400.

That been said, some of the highlights of this new version is the significant input that the new DSLR design has given to the old APS-C sensor of the D3400. It seems to us that the approach here was trying to attract amateur photographers who wanted to jump from smartphones or basic cameras to some kind of product that without been complicated to use, could give them the ability to try some more sophisticated features like DX formats, F mount or the great variety of accessories that are available from Nikon.

In our opinion there is little doubt that most of the times people would choose the D3500 that with only a little increment in price, gives a more complete experience for evolving photographers.

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D3500 Video Tutorial: How To

D3400 Video Tutorial- AF

Strengths of the D3500 Vs D3400

  • The D3500 is lighter than the D3400(12.9 oz. vs 13.9)
  • The D3500 can shot more picture with 1 charge of battery than the D3400(1550 vs 1200).
  • The D3500 supports UHS memory cards , and The Nikon D3400 not.

Strengths of the D3400  vs D3500

  • The Nikon D3400 shows a flash coverage that is longer that the D3500  (13 yards vs 7.6 yards)

What About the Designs?

When analyzing these entry level cameras, sometimes people tend to compare them with mirrorless, and obviously, a camera like the Nikon D3500 is going to look somehow plump. The point is that both cameras the D3500 and the D3400 are DSLR that needs this kind of design to accommodate the mechanism that characterize these models.

Nevertheless, the good news is that this layout give you a proper handling of the camera, an also helps you to avoid the undesired pressing of buttons which were not intended to.

When looking for beginners DSLR there is a big chance that the interested are going to see cameras that have rear screens that are not touch-sensitive, and the user needs to utilizes the physical buttons and dials of it. Again in both models the screen is fixed, but we think that most of the people understand that is a tradeoff between amount of features and price.

The settings are displayed in an efficient manner, showing information about the ISO settings, lens aperture and also the shutter speed, allowing you to have a better impression of the interaction of the different parameters.

Dimensions and Weight

Even though a lighter product is always appreciated, the marginal ounce that the D3500 saves in weight would difficulty change the mind of a buyer. The D3400 weighs almost 14 ounces, meanwhile the D3500 nearly 13 ounces, both without inserting the memory card or battery inside them.

Talking about dimensions the cameras are very similar, and for example both products shows the same width (almost 5 inches), but they display different length, being the D3500 four inches long, and almost imperceptibly slimmer.

These numbers seems almost insignificant, but if you think about their direct competitors (the mirrorless), any difference counts.

Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D350 Top View

Cameras Video Performance

Although these somehow budget cameras don’t have the ability to shoot 4k videos, they do have the possibility to do full HD videos with a length of 30 minutes at its best.

The D3500 gives this option for beginner photographers with its 1920 x 1080 pixel clips, and features like the selectable frame rates, which are the same that its predecessor the D3400. The sensitivity settings that are accessible in both cameras are from ISO 100 to 25600.

Also both products can achieve a maximum video frame rate of up to 59.94fps, and have also the option to apply 50fps, 29.97fps, 25fps and 23.976fps. Beyond that the items come with a manual control exposure feature that can be used when recording videos.

Regarding the audio performance, the first thing to say is that both the D3500 and the D3400 don’t show a port to connect an external microphone, and the small mono microphone that comes embedded, is not a quality one that matches the class of the camera.

Sensor and Processing System

The sensor of the two cameras is an APS-C that releases a remarkable 24.2 mill. Pixels effective, resolution and the processor is the EXPEED 4, which is the fourth model of processors from Nikon and can burst shooting at 5 fps and Full HD video recording up to 60p.

Thanks to the potent partnership between a great sensor and a really quick processor the cameras own one of the most recognized characteristics of the cameras made from Nikon, which is the ability to capture realistic images, giving the photographers the chance to manipulate the images later on.

Needless to say it is that no matter that we are talking about entry level cameras, the 24.2 megapixels APS-c sensor is the best that could get someone that is looking for a beginner camera in this price range, and want to climb to the next level in her or his photography adventure.

Finally, beyond that the cameras lack the optical low-pass filter that sometimes negates the possibility to get clearer images that show greater details.



Screen view

Nikon D3500 vs Nikon D3400- Viewfinder and Screen

Regarding frame coverage the Nikon D3400 and D3500 come with a 95%, and if the LCD screen DSLR is not placed in Live View mode, the cameras display information about the shooting and also a menu. Also the 2 machines show a screen of 3 inches with a 921,000 of resolution, but when using viewfinder the coverage is with an angle of with170 degrees and a 100%, with an extra option that allows adjusting the brightness.

The drawback in both cameras are that the camera is fixed and cannot change the position or shooting angel, and also that there is no touch screen capability, which is understandable in these kinds of entry level cameras price range. The only difference between the 2 items, in this aspect is that the layout of the D3500 makes hard to activate buttons by accident which in our opinion is a great advantage.

Video-Nikon D3500 vs Nikon D3400 Detailed Comparison

Battery Life

If you see the positive comments about these models of Nikon, you will observe that almost all of them talk about their battery life. Why? Because normally beginner cameras can only store nearly 600 or 700 frames per charge, and these items pursuant to CIPA evaluations can handle the awesome amount of 1,200. Well if that was awesome, we have acknowledge that the Company has been able to increase that numbers to 1550 frames with the D3500, using exactly the same EN-EL14a battery.

That make possible to shot nearly 30% more of photos per charge, figure that will tempt many buyers to finally choose the product, due that they will be able to use the camera for nearly a complete day without to be obliged to access a power outlet.

Nikon D3500 vs D3400-General Features

Regarding picture manipulation, both cameras come with some nice classic controls from Nikon, like for example the ‘toy camera” and the super vivid options that help to give a personal touch to your pictures.

Even though both machines don’t come with connectivity capability they do have the ability to use the SnapBridge application from Nikon that allows sharing photos and videos.

Also the cameras come with a guide feature that is intended to facilitate the managing of the products, and giving an option for people that needs a simpler way of using them. The feature works showing a question mark and explaining the use of a specific function.

Many of the features of the D3400 are still present on the D3500, that in order to preserve characteristics that have been proven to be efficient.

Price Comparison

When the Nikon D3500 was launched the price was much more tempting that the D3400, which is nice when you get an upgraded product. The variety of prices is wide, because these kinds of cameras are usually sold in bundles that have different components. This is an important factor when analyzing the cost of buying most of the cameras, and if you want to get the best deal it is a good idea to check the prices of the components out, individually to get the right conclusion about the best price according to your own preferences.

The price structure in which these items are valued is different in each country, but we think the analysis is valid independently of the  country in which the interested wants to buy them..


Cameras AF Capability

The newer D3500 and the original D3400 use the phase detection AF system, that consists in 11 selectable focus points and one cross type sensor, that most of these types of beginner DSLRs present.

The approach has been there for many consecutive models of budget digital cameras, and somehow seems that is intended to highlight more sophisticated feature of more advanced products.

The system is activated or locked by pressing the shutter release button halfway, or by doing the same with the AE-L/AF-L button. The system comes with several modes like the; Dynamic area AF, single point AF, auto area AF and 3D tracking.

Instructions on how to operate the system in beginners cameras are paramount, no matter how simple they are, and this aspect is covered by the two of the cameras.

Talking about performance we think that the AF locking on to objects is good enough, despite some lack of speed in low light situations.

Nevertheless, we have to point out that the AF will sometimes lose targets that are next to the frame, but we would say that generally speaking the AF of both cameras is good considering that are entry level products.

Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D3500-Which is Better Value? Conclusion

During our research about the similarities and differences of both cameras we learned that they are quite the same, but with the D3500  including some upgraded features, and a lighter weight. The two are entry level or beginners cameras that comes with some more sophisticated instruments to enhance the quality and performance of them. Prices are affordable, like most of these types of machines, but the opportunities to use features that normally are reserved for more expensive products, is there.

As we said the D3500 is more developed and easier to handle because its difference in  weight, that even though this is not significative, is  good news for the fans of this line of cameras from Nikon.

At the beginning when the Nikon D3500 was launched the D3400 was more expensive, but these days the valuation is a little more complex due that the D3400 is often sold in bundles .

Nevertheless our option would be for the D3500, because we estimate that all in all is a better camera, and represents better value.

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera Review

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera Review

Digital cameras have evolved enormously these days, and if you remember just a decade ago, to have high tech cameras like you can have right now it was like a sweet dream. Nevertheless, there is no free ride in this life, and if you want to get one of these great sophisticated toys, you will have to pay a considerable amount of cash.

This is the main reason why we decided to recommend the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera Review, which in our opinion have several features that the more high tech cameras have, but at the same time is easier to handle, and is a budget friendly camera price.

Specifications Of The Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

  • Pixels (effective): 20.2 
  • Megapixels: 21.1  approximately
  • Digital zoom: 4.0x
  • Optical zoom: 5x
  • Self timer: Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom
  • LCD Pixels: 922.000 dots approximately
  • Flash range: 1.6-13.0 ft. (W), 3.3-6.6 ft. (T)
    50.0cm – 4.0m (W), 1.0-2.0m (T)

PowerShot SX620 HS Features

  • Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Technology guarantee easy connection 
  • 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Smart AUTO feature


  • Easy to carry
  • Great optical zoom
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
  • Efficient video capability
  • Good features for this price range


  • No dedicated viewfinder
  • Limited action shot performance
  • No articulated screen


Even though the Canon SX620 HS doesn’t come with a premium lens, we thing that the new optics that this model displays are adequate for a camera in this price range, and also .much brighter than preceding releases. Beyond that if you think about that this product maximum aperture starts from f/3.2 at wide angle and falls to f/6.6 at the photo position,  you will see that the feature performs much better than the  earlier model.

The camera also shows the Intelligent IS image stabilization system from Canon, which  works as a helping feature to makes the shots more steady when shooting  longer focal distances, avoiding the excessive blur from the movements of the camera.

However, there’s nothing the stabilization can do to freeze subject motion, and so at the dim telephoto end of the range you’ll have to rely on raising sensitivity (at the expense of increased noise levels) if you want sharply-rendered subjects in less-than-optimal lighting. The alternative is that you can back the zoom off q little, and live with a less tightly-framed image but a brighter aperture.

The layout is quite comparable to that of the Canon SX610. But the front grip in the new model promotes a steadier grasp by getting a wider surface.

The mode switch is now totally surrounded by a textured pad that facilitates the grip on the rear area.

If you dig deeply, you will see that the similarities between the Canon SX620 and the SX610 are more abundant .

For example both have exactly the same imaging pipeline, the pairing is 20.2-megapixel,  and both cameras have 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor with a DIGIC 4+ image processor.

Definitely this is a camera that shows the great quality of the products made by Canon, but with an emphasis in simplicity, easy handling and economic price.

The Canon SX620 HS is a product that we highly recommend for people that are looking for a premium camera, but at a reasonable price.


Again, the design of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS look alike the previous model, the SX610 HS, with an upgraded zoom which is somewhat faster when talking about maximum apertures at both ends of the range.

The camera is slightly smaller and also 9 grams lighter than the SX610 HS which makes it much easy to handle and carry it when you go out. The front finger edge, and the rear thumb support area are a little more notorious than its predecessor which helps to feel confident when managing the body of the camera. 

This Canon model has a LCD screen that comes with 922,000-dots which makes the precision of the color shades, very accurate, and also the viewing angles, premium quality

To be a small size camera the performance when shooting in an extremely bright environment is remarkably good, in contrary with the most of the compact cameras that struggle to take quality photos in those conditions.

The bad news is for the sensitive screens addicted photographers, which will be frustrated for the lack of their favorite kind of screen.

Zoom Of The PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera


These days digital cameras without connectivity are unthinkable, and the PowerShot SX620 will not disappoint when talking about smart technology, and on the contrary, using the wireless built-in WiFi and Bluetooth features you will be able to share your images on social media instantaneously through Canon image gateway that is specially designed to make possible the upload and sharing of images. This capability also allows you to choose the people that you want to share with and add comments to the desired images.

Beyond that the Canon Camera Connect app that is available without charge, helps you to edit and upload images using the remote control hands free functionality. Needless to say is that connectivity features of the PowerShot SX620 HS and Canon Camera Connect app are compatible with all of the latest iOS and Android smartphones releases.


To measure the performance of the Canon SX620 HS we can observe that the camera has a 20.0MP 1/2.3″ sized BSI-CMOS sensor and features a DIGIC 4+ processor. Also have the ability to shoot at maximum resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

The ISO range goes from 80 to 3200 but it is fair to say that the SX620 HS lack of RAW file support, so if this kind of support is indispensable for you, you should consider other cameras like for example the PowerShoot SX730.

Even though this product is not the highest resolution Small Sensor camera, the item performs well for a camera in this price range.

If you want to assess the physical characteristics of the SX620 HS from Canon, we can tell you that its weight is between the average of the weight that most of the compact cameras present, and its thickness is also average at 28 mm.

Camera Modes

Most of the times when persons are looking for a new camera, the first thing that they ask is about the modes that are available in the different models.

In that sense this camera shows several useful modes. For starters the free application give you access to the remote shooting mode in which you can manage the optical zoom, timer, shutter and the settings of the flash using a tablet or a smartphone.

The ability to shot videos is also present with a number of special features that we will detail in the next paragraphs.

  • Smart Auto: Optimizes any shooting mode directly.
  • Hybrid Auto: Works similarly to the smart but also combines still images into a video presentation.
  • Portrait: Utilizing the zoom in wide angle settings focuses particularly on a specific subject.
  • Smart Shutter: After detect a subject, it analyze it, and then shot the images in a timely manner.
  • High Speed Burst: when the shutter is kept pressed the functionality shoots quick still images.
  • Creative Shot: Uses settings to create different images versions for each shot.
  • Handheld Night Scene: Improve low light environments images using optimized sensor capability, and intelligent IS.
  • Low Light: Sets the CMOS sensor dynamically for several low light settings.
  • Movie:  A single sound channel is used to create premium quality videos.

Buyers Opinion

Normally the buyers of Canon products are really loyal and the most of the times have positive opinion about their cameras. In this case the SX620 HS is not the exception, and many of the clients say that the easy to use feature, and its compact size are the most remarkable characteristics of the camera.

This product is recognized because its balance between its technical capacity, and the great maneuverability that gives to its users.

The camera can be carried easily and at the same time provides a series of features for the more ambitious photographers that want make their photos stand out from the pack.

Also some buyers seems surprised that this level of quality product can be acquired with a reasonable amount of money, making it a very good value product.

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Manual

Link to Manual

Final thoughts of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera Review

Reviewing the SX620 HS was not difficult, because is such an intelligently designed product that have an array of features that without to be complicated to use give to the user features that correspond to a much more sophisticated camera. Also the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS price is affordable for most of the photography aficionados. Off course these kinds of compact cameras are intended to be used for amateurs photographers, but surprisingly this camera shows several characteristics that we see often in only professional items. We think this camera is an excellent example of the great capacity of Canon to release new improved products.

Canon EOS Rebel T5 1200 D Digital SLR Camera Review


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Canon EOS Rebel T5  1200 D Digital SLR Camera Review

Canon has a long tradition of producing some of the best entry-level SLR cameras on the market, combining ease of use and multifunctionality, which made them a hit for those taking the first steps in the world of digital SLRs.

However, recently, entry-level Canon SLR cameras have faced increased competition. This situation is associated, firstly, with an increase in both the quantity and quality of amateur SLR cameras offered by other manufacturers, and secondly, with an increase in the number of compact system cameras offering the user almost the same set of functions, with more compact dimensions cameras.

In general, Canon cameras, thanks to constant innovation, are confidently holding their positions in the top ranking of entry-level DSLRs, and the Canon EOS Rebel T5 seems to be no exception. So, let’s figure out its specific features.

We will show you one of the best models in our Canon EOS Rebel T5 1200 D Digital SLR Camera Review.

Specifications Of The Canon EOS Rebel T5

  • Image Format: C22.3mm x 14.9mm approximately
  • Megapixels: 18.00 approximately
  • Viewfinder coverage: 95% horizontal and vertical
  • Aspect radio: 3:2
  • AF points: 9
  • Self timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
  • Working Temperature Range: 32-104°F/0-40°C
  • Weight: 1534 ounces approximately (only body)

EOS Rebel T5 Features

  • Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash
  • Auto white balance with the image sensor
  • Soft-touch electromagnetic Shutter release


  • Beginner camera with many advance features
  • Light weigh
  • Long battery life
  • Good price.
  • Easy to use


  • The drawbacks are consequence of the price


As was the case with previous entry-level Canon models, and, as you might expect, the camera design is designed for those who are just starting to get acquainted with digital SLR cameras. The T5 is very minimalist in terms of the controls that can be found on its case.

Here you will not find special buttons to control autofocus modes or ISO settings. Instead, they are accessible through a D-pad camera. In addition, next to the D-pad, there is a large button for accessing the “Quick Menu”.

In Canon EOS Rebel T5, the “Quick Menu” access button is very useful, because it, with one touch, gives access to the most frequently used functions and settings, which can be located deep in the camera menu. Thus, the “Quick Menu” makes it easy for beginners to use the camera, simplifying access to the basic functions and settings without the need for a long and in-depth search in the main menu.

Speaking about the quality of the assembly, first of all, it should be mentioned that the camera is made of carbon fiber based on a polycarbonate-reinforced case. Taking the camera in your hands, you immediately feel that the body material is plastic.

Despite the plastic case, the camera feels very durable, solid and confidently lies in the hand, while the polycarbonate case provides low weight.

The weight of the Rebel T5 with the battery and memory card installed is 480 grams, which is 100 grams lighter than the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T5i and even 15 grams lighter than its predecessor, the EOS Rebel T3. This weight reduction has become available thanks to a small reduction in the size of the camera, although in reality the EOS Rebel T5 is very similar to its predecessor.

As might be supposed, with such minor changes in the design of the case, the camera handles remained the same, so that they, like the predecessor, provide a convenient and reliable grip.

Video-Unboxing The Canon T5 Camera


The model is equipped with an 18-megapixel CMOS-matrix with the ability to record HD-video with a resolution of 1080p, as well as updated EOS software. But is this enough to maintain a leading position in the segment of entry-level SLR cameras?

The predecessor of the model Canon EOS Rebel T5 was and remains one of the most popular entry-level SLR cameras, however, it certainly had weaknesses that with this model have been be improved.

One of them was an LCD display with very modest characteristics: a diagonal of 2.7 inches, a resolution of 230 thousand dots per inch.

Canon solved this problem by equipping the camera with a new 3-inch LCD with a resolution of 460 thousand dots per inch. Unfortunately, the LCD is neither touch-sensitive nor rotary, but it’s worth recognizing that this is the norm for SLR cameras of this price segment.

Optics Of The T5 from Canon

One of the main advantages that is why you should start familiarizing yourself with digital SLR cameras with Canon is the quality of the whale lens that comes with the camera. The EOS Rebel T5 comes complete with a new 18-55mm f / 3.5-f / 5.6 lens equipped with the latest image stabilization system.

Moreover, the whale lens is only the first plus, since the main advantage is the huge number of Canon lenses available to you: from new ones at a reasonable price – to high-quality and inexpensive ones.

Camera enhancements

Another point due to which the Canon EOS Rebel T5 looks more perfect compared to its predecessor is the improvement of the camera matrix. As mentioned above, the model is equipped with a new 18-megapixel matrix, based on a 12.2-megapixel counter Rebel T3.

Although Canon engineers increased the number of megapixels, the physical size of the matrix has not changed, in addition, the EOS Rebel T5 is equipped with the same DIGIC 4 GPU.

In the model under consideration, the processor produces a rate of fire of about 3 frames per second, with a continuous series duration of about 69 frames when shooting in JPEG. When shooting in RAW, the burst length is reduced to only 6 frames.

By the way, if we talk about shooting in RAW, then T5, as you might expect, offers the user full support for this format. To process RAW files, the Canon EOS Rebel T5 comes with a proprietary utility: Digital Photo Professional, in which most of the necessary editing tools are available.

Video Tutorial-How to use the T5 1200 D

Canon 1200 D Battery Life

The area in which the T5 has not undergone improvements compared to its predecessor is the duration of operation on a single battery charge.

While the Rebel T3 managed to make almost 700 frames on a single charge of the battery, the Rebel T5 can only capture about 500. Although this is enough for ordinary shooting, such a significant loss of battery power cannot but upset.

Video and image Performance

Video recording is another area where the T5 has gained significant performance gains. The camera is capable of shooting video with a resolution of 1080p at a speed of 30, 25 or 24 frames per second, while it is possible to take full-size photos while recording video.

Buyers Opinion

Buyer 1

The T5 is considered a beginner DSLR but truly the camera is packed with features and if you are not a pro, you will be more than happy with it. They also have the ability to take video that is a big plus.

The weigh at 0.94 lbs. is very nice and the battery life is great when you are going to travel.

Definitely recommended.

Buyer 2

A really solid camera. I like to take pictures of textures like wood, logs etc. The images that the camera grabs are crispy and the iso is great. The night pictures are not so good but it is fair to say that the quality correspond to the price of the camera.

Even thought is not the best for night shots, when speaking about cloudy and daylight shots the T5 gets the job done.

Buyer 3

Nevertheless it’s an old camera; the product is good enough for outdoor photography, events, and even action shots. It is the perfect camera for a beginner to take professional quality photos.

It is not easy to get this price for this amount of features.

Buyer 4

I got tired of taking blurry cell phone pictures. So I bought the Canon T5, and the pictures come out so clear that you feel like you are still there.

The settings are simple enough, and it took only a couple of hours to get familiarized with them.

The only drawback is the lack of a mic jack. Anyways, as far as pictures shooting, you won’t find anything better for this price.

Canon EOS Rebel T5 1200 D Manual

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How is the audio quality?


The audio is fine! I use it for my own channel in YouTube, but you have to be aware that external mic does not work with this camera.


Is it possible to load the photos to the phone or iPad?


You have to use the camera selections to set it up and then you must use a memory card and a WiFi connection in order to do it. If you go to a photo store they maybe can help you to set it up.


What does the kit include?


It comes with camera body, body cap, lens, rear and front lens cap, battery pack LP-E10, battery charger LC-E10, wide strap, software and Interface Cable.

Final Thoughts Of The Canon EOS Rebel T5 1200 D Digital SLR Camera Review

the potential buyers to know all the important information about this camera.We honestly hop e that we have helped to make an informed decision when buying your new camera.

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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera Review

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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera Review

Our Canon PowerShot SX730 Digital Camera Review is intended to help those looking for a new camera and not interested in mirrorless or DSLR models . Now they can opt for the Canon’s latest compact camera. The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is the latest model to come with a 20.3MP CMOS sensor.

The SX730 HS has 40x optical zoom and the camera is powered by Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor. The device is equipped with a 3-inch LCD screen, supports 1080p Full HD video recording at 60 fps, geotagging, and also supports WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. What distinguishes this model from the competition is its fantastic super zoom, but there are also some new functions.

Specifications Of The Canon PowerShot SX730

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, built-in Wi-Fi™, and NFC 
  • Megapixels: Approx. 21.1
  • Flash Range: 1.6 – 13.1 ft. (W), 6.6 – 6.6 ft. (T) 50.0cm – 4.0m (W), 2.0m – 2.0m (T)
  • Supported Storage: SD / SDHC / SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
  • Iso Range:  ISO 80-1600
  • Video Out:  HDMI (Type D),
  • Audio Out: Stereo

PowerShot SX730 Features

  • Light pocket camera
  • 40x Optical Zoom
  • Selfie mode capability


  • Quality of construction and design.
  • Quick and effective handling.
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
  • 40X Zoom.
  • Image quality with good zoom.


  • No viewfinder.
  • No touch screen.
  • Basic video mode.
  • No 4K / UHD video.
  • No panoramic mode.


Super zoom cameras are slightly larger than an average compact camera due to the lens that has a large zoom range. This device is ideal for traveling because it is designed for all purposes. You can take highly zoomed images of distant objects thanks to the high magnification ratio. The focal length of this lens is 24-960 mm with a zoom range of 40x. This lens is suitable for photographing landscapes, a group of people or panoramas at the minimum focal length; this powerful zoom is great for taking pictures of objects that can hardly be seen with the naked eye or of wildlife without disturbing it. The sensor has a resolution of 21 Mpixel and the screen on the back has a diagonal of 3 “.

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is a compact traveler with a very large zoom that succeeds the SX720 HS model, but it does not revolutionize the sector and is essentially distinguished by the arrival of its adjustable screen and Bluetooth. The rest is unchanged: you will find the same sensor BSI CMOS 1 / 2.3 “of 20.3 Mpx, the zoom 40x equivalent 24-960 mm f / 3.3-6.9, Wi-Fi, NFC, as well as a classic 60p Full HD video mode.

Since the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS, many developments have marked different generations of named brand, including the arrival of a new sensor more defined on the SX710 HS and a new design, but especially the new optical zoom on the PowerShot SX720 HS. The SX730 HS is less ambitious, especially with the Panasonic Lumix TZ90 and the Sony HX90 / HX90V sold at the same price with an electronic viewfinder, a manual lens ring and 4K video for the Lumix.

 Video-PowerShot SX 730 HS Unboxing


The design of the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has been slightly changed. The device is thicker than its predecessor: it gained 4.2 mm in thickness, because of the arrival of a 90 rotating screen. The latter retains the very definition of 922,000 points, and we still regret the absence of touch, to navigate the menus at our fingertips.

Despite the model being too large to easily slip into the pocket, the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS enjoys excellent manufacturing quality. As usual, Canon fails to incorporate a panoramic mode. However, we will find the framing wizard, useful for using the all powerful zoom. Finally, the focal point (which we claim for each new model) is yet useful to adjust the objective in different stages.

We would also have liked to see new menus appear on this model (as on the Canon 800D ) – an evolution all the more judicious that the PowerShot SX730 HS has intended for a wider audience. This would have helped to distinguish a little more from his predecessor while facilitating its handling.

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a standard mini-USB plug that allows for charging the device. Wi-Fi is always in place to quickly transfer files to your smartphone or tablet, and there is also Bluetooth.


The responsive performance of the SX730 HS is respectable and very similar to that of its predecessor. The model will need a few seconds of ignition and the time required for this operation is satisfactory for a compact to deploy a powerful zoom. Autofocus is responsive at wide angle and in low light. The latency between the two images remains the main weak point of the camera, far behind the Sony HX90 which requires less than 0.35 seconds between each view.

In burst mode, the camera reaches up to 6.8 fps on about fifteen images. It’s a good score.

Video Tutorial-How To Transfer Images With a PowerShot

Canon PowerShot SX730 Digital Camera Image Quality

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS takes the same sensor as its predecessor, namely a backlit CMOS with a definition of 20 Mpx, and still the same Digic 6 processor. Altough those are quit ok, we would love to see the arrival of the latest generation Digic 7 processor, present on most latest Canon cameras, to distinguish the camera from its predecessor. It also takes the 40x zoom, equivalent to a 24-960mm f / 3.3-6.9. The ISO sensitivity range, which is unchanged, ranges from 80 to 3200 ISO. In short, on these points, everything is identical as in the previous model, and no significant change is made.

As usual on this type of housing, the tingling appears from 400 ISO, then progressively smoothing that makes the details completely disappear at 1600 ISO.


Question: Is it possible to attach an external microphone to the camera?

Answer: Even though the camera has no external microphone port, the mic that comes with the camera is much more powerful that the microphones that other regular cameras have, even the more sophisticated ones.

Question: Can you charge the battery without removing it from the camera?

Answer: You have to remove it; the only way to use it continuously is getting an extra battery.

Question: Does the PowerShot SX730 come with auto focus when shooting?

Answer: Yes it is in its features, and the image stabilization is top notch. When walking and shooting the video at the same time, looks like it is mounted on a moving pedestal.

Question: Does the camera include a battery charger, battery and strap?

Answer: Normally all the canon cameras come with battery, charger & wrist strap and it would be really exceptional if they don’t come with them.

Video Shooting With The PowerShot SX730 HS

Unlike the Lumix TZ80, the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS video mode still doesn’t incorporate the 4K / UHD video definition. Fortunately, the frame rate in Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 px) finally goes from 30 to 60p. It is still not possible to set a few settings (ISO sensitivity, aperture, or white balance, for example) before or during movie shooting. The recording is fortunately available regardless of the mode, but it is very classic. We are in the presence of a video mode without ambition, which has its content produced with the bare minimum.

Buyers Opinion

Buyer 1:

I bought it because I thought that would be more reliable that the phone when need for a fast and sudden photo opportunities. The thing that I can say is that the SX730 performed great. The setup to shoot the photo was only a couple of seconds, and the switch to selfie was really useful. Also the video mode was very good. To me the Bluetooth ability to send the photos to my phone is a necessity, because I like to backup them using the phone to store them in Google Photos. I have took many pictures and the 128gb sd card still have place to keep many more.

Buyer 2:

I loved the camera, but normally I do many rounds of photos, so just in case I bought a spare battery, which came in handy for the one day I actually voided it. It was also nice for interchange them. The lens is so good that I almost never needed to use the zoom, and low-ligh performance is right. I recommend to buy a lens cleaner brush to avoid the risk of damaging the lens when cleanse it.

I give a 5 stars rating without a doubt.

Buyer 3:

The main reason why I bought this camera was its size. I took it with me on my last trip to and it did a awesome job. I am happy with it because it really shot great photos. The camera is small but in my opinion is not pocket-size. The Bluetooth and WiFi options work very well for transfers of quality images from the camera directly to the phone. Battery life is great, but it is a good idea to have one more to use in case of emergency. The screen has a handy feature for taking selfies, specially for people who don’t like to hand their cameras to strangers to take a photo of them in their journey. Definitely, the camera was a great buy.

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera Manual

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Final Thoughts of The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera Review

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is a classic compact, certainly powerful, but lacks ambition compared to its predecessors and the competition. Apart from the wide screen and Bluetooth, nothing has changed. Still, this is a fair good deal if you like your photographs taken while travelling.

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Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) Review


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Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) Review

The most relevant that we have learned from the Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) Review , is that new camera belonging to the popular Coolpix series is a mixture of versatility, photographic quality, and low price. In particular the product stand out for its super-zoom lens, which has been its most prominent feature recognized because has the ability to take pictures of all kinds. This feature is very useful for those photographers who seek inspiration both in everyday and special shootings.

The camera also has distinctive physical elements such as its screen or monitor on the back, which help the users to compose their photos.

Specifications Of the Nikon COOLPIX B500

  • Megapixels: 16.0 million 
  • Monitor Type: TFT-LCD comes with Anti-reflection coating, and 5 level of brightness variation
  • Sensor Size: 1/ 2.3 inches
  • Monitor Size: Diagonal 3.0 inches
  • Storage Media: SD memory card, SDXC memory card and SDHC memory card

EOS R Mirrorless Features

  • CMOS Image Sensor
  • Contrast detect Autofocus (AF)
  • 125  – 1600 ISO Sensitivity

The flip screen was a good decision of Nikon when they designed this camera, since it gives it an added value that users can take advantage of. In addition to that the Full HD resolution along with the ability to record videos at 60 fps are positive factors that makes the camera a very good product.
It has an excellent range of focal length that allows us to make ultra wide angle captures up to a range of 160 mm. Beyond that the 40x Zoom with the possibility of duplicating it with the Dynamic Fine Zoom function, allow to shoot excellent shots at a very long distance.
Another positive factor is that it has a fairly wide ISO sensitivity range that varies from 125 to 1600 in manual mode, and up to 6400 in automatic mode.
Also the flip screenis designed to facilitate the camera control remotely using SnapBridge, via WiFi, NFC or Bluetooth connection.

These days when even the most economical cameras have more than 20 MP, the 16MP of the Coolpix B500 fall a little short.


Enjoying a powerful camera with an impressive zoom is not something exclusive to those initiated in photography; Its design can intimidate the neophyte, but nothing is further from reality. The COOLPIX B500 is a simple camera, we need nothing more than to turn it on and start shooting to get great photos and videos.

Also its connection with your Smartphone via Bluetooth using  the SnapBridge function  means that you can manage remotely many functions of the camera and every photo you take with it is automatically saved on your phone, so you can share it immediately  without having to do any extra effort.

With a bridge camera aspect, the B500 has settings and controls that make its operation very easy and it takes minutes to familiarize yourself with the camera, leaving the configuration tasks to the different automatic modes.

It shows a 40x optical zoom. The side zoom button provides the necessary stability, and with the pivotable LCD screen, you can get unique positions.

Video-Unboxing the Nikon COOLPIX B500

What Is In The Box?

  • Nikon COOLPIX B500
  • 4 AA Alkaline Batteries
  • AN-CP21 Strap
  • UC-E16 USB Cable
  • LC-CP31 Lens Cap

Design Of The Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera

The decisive factors for a perfect image are the powerful vibration function and the ergonomic handle. The Coolpix B500 offers both and that is why it achieves great performance with its classic style. Impress with very sharp images and details. You can also take pictures while filming. The large 7.5 cm flip screen is cover with a reflective coating so that the image is always easily visible. The object to be photographed is quickly identified with the AF function with target designation.

Lens Quality

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a more impressive lens than its photographic sensor, since it incorporates a focal length range of 4.0 to 160mm, which is equivalent to 22.5-900 mm in a thirty-five millimeter. The 40x NIKKOR VR Zoom has the ability to take pictures from a wide angle as well. It should be noted that the scope of the video can be extended thanks to the 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom system that doubles the zoom range. The lens is composed of 12 elements in 9 groups and 3 ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lenses to improve the accuracy, color and image quality of photographs and video. It also has a vibration reduction system (VR) to compensate for the movements made by the cameras when using the zoom.

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Zoom

Sensor Of The COOlPIX B500

It should be noted that this sensor does not work together with an image processor (such as other model of Nikon) and that it has a slightly short ISO sensitivity range, being between 125 and 6400. Being a compact camera, Nikon has sacrificed the performance in the dark, to achieve to release a camera in this price range .

Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC

The great advantage of Smartphones is that when you shoot with your with them, the photo is already on your phone, so you can do what you want with it immediately: edit it, send it on  Snapchat or WhatsApp , upload it to social networks like Instagram,  etc. But of course, it does not shoot so fast, nor does it have an optical zoom as powerful as that of digital cameras.
But the B500 is different, with the B500  you don’t have to give up a great photo because of the immediacy of your phone. The Snapbridge technology that is present in the B500, allows you to connect your camera to the smartphone using Bluetooth with spending excessive power, so you don’t have to worry about whether you will run out of battery power on both the mobile or the camera.

Setting it up is very simple: you just have to pair them, and  once you are done you can forget about having to connect both each time as you have to do with WiFi cameras.
In addition to Bluetooth, the COOLPIX B500 has WiFi and NFC, that allow to use the Snapbridge application, so you can configure for example the position sharing, save your photographs or control the camera from your phone.

Video Tutorial-How to Use The WiFi

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Camera Screen

The screen of the B500 is foldable; This makes it very convenient to take photographs from low or high perspectives, but where it is really useful is in video recording in which not only prevents us from forcing the posture, but also improves the grip  getting more stable videos with better framing.

Its size is 3 inches diagonally, and has a resolution of 921,000 dots and brightness adjustment. The power consumption of this screen is very low, something that our batteries appreciate, allowing us to take up to 600 photos or 1:30 hrs of video with alkaline batteries, and more than 1000 photos and or than 4 hours of video when using Lithium batteries.


Question: Can the screen be flipped to shot selfies?

Answer: No, it is not possible because the screen cannot be flipped completely. You can move it up and down, and see what you are shooting. The LCD screen doesn’t come with a lens that can be rotated.

Question: What is the maximum amount of memory that the camera SD card can handle?

Answer: The COOLPIX B500 can use a 64 GB memory card, but Nikon says that should be a card from an approved brand. These brands are TOSHIBA, SanDisk, Panasonic and Lexar Media. Approved types and sizes are SDHC, SD, SDXC cards that range in size between 4 GB and 516 GB. You can get more information at their website.

Question: Is it possible to go through a device to send pictures or just connect to a WiFi signal to send them?

Answer: You should have to connect to a device that has the Nikon app installed on it.Once you set up the Snapbridge app, the camera automatically sends the photos to your tablet or mobile, and from them you can then send the pictures anywhere.

Question:  Does the camera take good action shots?

Answer: I bought the camera for my nephew. The pictures that he took look great. I research a lot before buying it, since I had a lot of doubts. Finally I concluded that the best option was purchasing it from Amazon, since that was the best deal that I have found. I asked my nephew about action shots and he said that he took ,for example several shots of a moving ship and they came out great. He said that he would definitely recommend it.

Manual Of The COOLPIX B500

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Buyers Opinion

Buyer 1:  I purchased the Nikon COOLPIX B 500 camera because I wanted a camera that would take better pictures than using a smartphone, and also have a powerful zoom. After spending some time on the net reading buyers opinions, I decided to buy it, and fortunately I feel that I took the right decision. I was also looking for a camera that was easy to use. The camera is easy to setup using the app. I experimented a lot with different modes and settings, and I can say that everything worked amazingly. The battery life still shows as full after taking nearly 150 pictures, and the performance of the zoom was outstanding.

Buyer 2: Really good camera from the unboxing. Be aware the If you receive an error message you have to turn it off and then remove the lens cap. The optical zoom works efficiently, and without using a tripod I was able to take steady pictures from long distance in plain daylight. Nature photos came out beautiful. Some can say that the Smartbridge app. is slow, but in my opinion it works okay. All in all, great value product and I would recommend it to a beginner photographer that is ready to advance to the next level in photography.

Buyer 3: I like to keep photography simple. Amateurs will love the simple point-n-shoot features, and yes, there are really sophisticated products available, but my decision was based on simplicity. I bought this camera in a kit that came with a 64 GB Samsung memory card and camera case and so far not complains at all.

So, in short I think that the initial impression regarding quality and performance is that the COOLPIX B500 is a great camera and it is not necessary to read a long manual to be able to manage it. This camera is great for families with young kids and pets, especially while traveling as the camera size and weight are just about perfect.

SnapBridge App 

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black) Review Recap

The quality price relationship of this product is excellent, and although it has been in the market for some time, which can make it be considered obsolete, the truth is that it is not. The photos are very correct and the zoom in both optics and resolution is good.
I liked the application, which after downloading has the particularity that you can activate the Bluetooth function by downloading it, and automatically sending the photos to the mobile, which is very easy and fast. Just what many people is looking for. With very good zoom and good photos. It can also be used to make videos.

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Canon EOS R Mirrorless Full Frame Digital Camera Review


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Canon EOS R Mirrorless Full Frame Digital Camera Review

The Canon EOS R marks a great change in the high-end Canon cameras. This is a full-frame mirrorless camera designed to sit next to the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. We concluded when we made our Canon EOS R Mirrorless Full Frame Digital Camera Review that this is one of the most recognized DLRs for professionals and amateurs with money to spend.

Unlike the EOS M5, a more affordable model without a mirror, it looks and feels like a traditional Canon DSLR camera. And thanks to the quality of today’s best electronic viewfinders, there is no problem in the quality of the shooting experience.

It is an obvious choice for Canon fans who already have a stack of lenses that they can use, with the help of the adapter that is often included.

Specifications Of The Canon EOS R Mirrorless

  • Effective pixels and total pixels: Approx. 30.3 Megapixels and approx. 31.7 Megapixels respectively
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 H/V
  • Recording Format: EXIF 2.3 (DCF2.0)
  • AF Points (When selected with cross keys): Max. 5,655
  • Metering Range: EV -3 – 20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
  • Viewfinder magnification : Approx. 0.76 (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)


EOS R Mirrorless Features

  • UHS-I and II supported.
  • Canon RF lens group compatible
  • CMOS sensor

The Canon EOS R is a smaller and lighter camera than Canon’s most powerful SLRs, which the addition to the adapters allows you to take full advantage of the wide range of Canon optics and, we do not forget, it is a very attractive novelty within the products that this manufacturer usually offers.
The EOS R is a very appropriate camera for travel photography, for those who like to capture both, landscapes and architecture, who want a light but very complete camera, with the security that it is sealed and safe, good video options, connectivity, and good for taking portraits because the great performance of the AF and its Dual Pixel system.

It is somewhat weaker in wild nature photography, action or sports due to lack of speed.


The Canon EOS R has convinced us. We cannot deny it even if all is not virtues. The price you have to pay to enjoy it forces you to weigh each aspect thoroughly. Even more  if you have to add the lenses.
The first question that we had was about the size. Although the mirrorless cameras provide more and more advantages, the initial one referred to the reduction in size and weight something that in the case at hand is not so striking.
It is true that if we compare this EOS R with a last generation 5D our backpack is reduced, but not in excess. On the other hand, the laws of optics rule; We know that a quality lens is large and heavy, but to travel light with the EOS R we would appreciate something small in size.
Although these inconveniences can be minimized from the moment we decide to opt for a camera with a “full format” sensor, especially if we prioritize quality over other factors. Much more have bothered us the absence of the joystick and the double card slot. Perhaps also minor inconveniences, especially for customers who come from other models that already lack these features.

Video-Unboxing The Canon EOS R Full Frame Camera

What Is In The Box

  • EOS R Camera Body
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • Battery Pack LP-E6N
  • Cable Protector
  • Wide Strap
  • Camera Cover R-F-5
  • Interface Cable IFC-100U

Design Of The Camera

Some time ago, the majority of the mirrorless cameras were distinguished from DSLRs.  Sony A series clan, Canon M models, or FujiFilm X series models had thinner bodies and grips than traditional DSLRs.
It makes sense since mirrorless cameras are designed to be smaller and more portable. They are the type of camera that can be taken on vacation or for a walk with the family, where riding a shot on a tripod for half an hour would not suit your fellow travelers.
However, it is immediately clear that making the EOS R as small as possible was not a priority in the list of design priorities. This is also backed by their initial lenses.
The Canon EOS R looks a lot like a DSLR. It is smaller than the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, more similar to the Canon APS-C sensor models.
The portability of the lenses may not be very good, but this is because Canon clearly wants the EOS R to be attractive to its long-time fans and semi-professional users and some of its mirrorless APS-C models to date have not done it so far.
The ‘classic’ sensitivity of the Canon EOS R comes with a print of pure quality. You may have ende up with some muscle pain in your forearms after a while, but this camera is a pleasure to use.
The thick configuration dials that rest on the thumb and forefinger offer more intuitive manual control than most mirrorless cameras. And although the grip is not as ergonomic as my favorites, it offers a very safe and controlled feeling.
A captive slider is located next to the EVF, on the back. This is a programmable control that you need to assign manually. It is useful for access while using the viewfinder, but I admit that I have not found an unmissable use for it in my own shooting.

EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera Foldable Screen

Video Tutorial: How To Use The Canon EOS R Frame Digital Camera

Image Quality

The Canon EOS R incorporates a “full format” CMOS sensor (24 × 36 mm) that offers a resolution of 30.3 megapixels with a built-in low pass filter.
It is important to note, however, that the possibility of correcting diffraction and digitally optimizing the objective is added to the usual corrections in other Canon models. Probably lovers of pure optics see it as a step back in the search for this integrity but, like it or not, trends are on this path and, ultimately, the resulting  will benefit the users.
This task and the rest of the image processing is carried out by the DIGIC 8, that was released by the EOS M 50 at the beginning of this 2018. Thanks to it, it is possible, among other functions, to achieve a maximum native sensitivity of ISO 40,000 with very good results favorable signal to noise ratio, at least in favorable light conditions. The ISO value range can be extended from IE 50 to IE 102,400. As you can guess, this level can only be used if necessary, but there is the possibility.

Canon EOS R Full Frame Camera AF

The autofocus system is one of the strengths in this model. In their presentation they boasted the fact of having up to 5,655  autofocus points, a huge figure, but we found it more interesting to have the improved Dual Pixel AF system, which we have seen so well in previous models.

In the EOS R it is improved and is the great architect of the good performance offered by the automatic autofocus system. Remember that this system covers almost 90 percent of the horizontal area of ​​the sensor and 100 percent of the vertical area, although it depends on the lens that we are using. However, with the new lenses  through the adapter, coverage will remain excellent in a camera with a full frame sensor.

In practice, we have found a good performance in different types of scenes, even in action with the follow-up approach. It does not seem the fastest, but it is not far behind. Where it is appreciated that it is on a very high step is when we have low light in the scene. That’s where other systems begin to lower their performance and speed, but this Canon EOS R excels. It is really effective, both indoors and outdoors when there is very little light, with a very high success rate and being highly effective.

Bluetooth And connectivity

Canon has also included the full range of wireless features such as WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth to send images directly to the computer using the latest version of EOS Utility or to the phone with the Camera Connect application. They also allow you to remotely control the shutter using your phone or tablet and also send images directly to some wireless printers.
The first connection is quite cumbersome but once it is achieved, the following connections are made quickly and without problems, especially with the phone. The same connection allows you to upload images directly to the cloud.

Video Performance

The Canon EOS R should be a great compact system camera for video and it also has most of the required features.

You can connect an external microphone to capture better sound than the built-in one. The capture reaches a resolution of up to 4K, 30 frames per second or 1080p, 60 frames. There is also a slow motion of 100 fps, although it is only available with a resolution of 720p.

The EOS R can emit uncompressed 4: 2: 2 material via HDMI, and the Canon Log mode offers a flat color profile to maintain maximum dynamic range for a more effective classification.

It has all the good parts, except two important elements. The lack of stabilization inside the body is again important in this case, as in the case of frames. There are other similar cameras that can shoot at 4K, and its body is stabilized.

The EOS R is also cut in the frame during 4K capture. When still photos are taken, you have the option of a fairly wide angle view with the 24-105mm lens. Change to 4K and, zap, it’s gone.

Both are reminders that the EOS R is largely a first-generation Canon full-frame CSC.

Canon EOS R Mirrorless Full Frame Firmware Update


Question 1: How does this camera compare with the 80D?

Answer: Much better than the 80D. Images are lively. The dynamic range is great, also has digital IS in video Plus 3 custom shooting modes, one more than the 80 D. The sensor is very similar to the one of the 5D, but comes with an updated DIGIC8 processor. The body is smaller but sturdy and sealed against the weather inclemency. The size is about the same of the Rebels. Auto focus accuracy is the highlight of this item. For most users, is fast enough (5 fps with continuous tracking) but if you are spending a lot of time shooting sports or birds is not the fastest.

Question 2: How fast is that camera?

Answer: This camera is not intended to be used in shootings of sport or wildlife. The firmware update and the  1.4 on 09/26/19, make that the performance further improve. The camera can shot 5 fps.

Question 3: Does the battery work with the DSLR charger?

Answer: The charger that the battery utilizes is the Canon LC-E6, which is exactly the same model that is used by the Canon 7D, 5D, 80D, and so on.

The battery model is the LP-E6N, which is only different from the LP-E6 (supplied with the above mentioned Canon bodies) in that the LP-E6N can be charged in camera with a proper adapter.

Your charger will be compatible if it shows the aforementioned model numbers. The exceptions are the Rebels which use smaller battery and charger.

Question 4: Will the lens of the canon Rebel 3Ti fit?

Answer: Every EF and EF-S mounts lenses that you use with the Rebel T3i will fit on the EOS R, but you should use a lens mount adapter. Also note that if your lenses are EF-S (crop sensor) then the EOS R will automatically detect this, and crop the sensor image accordingly. Otherwise you would get dark corners, due to the full frame sensor being intended for a larger image than the EF-S lens are designed for.

Final Thoughts of The  Canon EOS R Mirrorless Full Frame Digital Camera Review

As a companion to a DSLR without a full-frame mirror, the EOS R is a great success. It has enough of the same spirit and character as Canon’s most popular DSLRs with at least some reduced volume.

However, the additional years Sony has had in the development of its rivals do prove it. The 4K cropped view of the EOS R is limited and the lack of stabilization inside the body will be an obstacle for those interested primarily in hand shooting. It also looks more like a miniature version of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (which is rather a beginner’s entry in the full frame) than the more advanced EOS 5D series.

However, there are many things you might like, including good grip, a fantastic electronic viewfinder (the best of any Canon camera) and a complete autofocus system.

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Review



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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Review

Our Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Review has convinced us that the camera is for more sophisticated and demanding users, who miss the times when the SLRs were the most prestigious cameras in the world of photography. The Canon 6D Mark II is not going to make the company recover the space that the smartphones have stolen, but surely is going to make happy many people that are really passionate for photography.

On the other hand you can see the hard and good job that Canon develops in products such as this, improving on such important elements as megapixels, ISO sensitivity and shot speed.

Specifications Of The Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Dimensions: Approx. 5.67 x 4.35 x 2.94 in.
  • Processor: Digic 7
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
  • Sensor: 26 megapixel CMOS full frame
  • ISO sensitivity: 100 to 40,000, expandable to 102,000
  • Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.71x/33.3° (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)
  • Image Format: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
  • Continuous shooting at 6.5 frames per second

EOS 6D Mark II Features

  • 45-point All Cross-type AF System Optical Viewfinder
  • 3.0-inch LCD Vari-angle Touch Screen
  • Water and dirt resistant
  • Compatible Lenses: Canon EF lenses (excluding EF S and EF M lenses)
  • Battery Pack : LP E6/ LP E6N


It works well in all situations and its sturdy construction materials, excellent resolution,  and great portability makes it a really good value for the money.The very precise autofocus and the continuous shooting of 6.5 fps make it a nice camera even for action shots,  with a RAW buffer limit that is good enough for this kinds of products.

Compared to cameras of other brands, (which in Liveview uses contrast detection), the Canon Dual Pixel is simply unbeatable, in video and also in photo mode.

If you are accustomed to another autofocus system, you will notice instantly its greater speed and accuracy, especially in low light situations and moving objects.

Another highlight is the constructive quality of this camera and the effort that Canon ha made to protect the sensitive parts of it, that is, those most exposed to dust and moisture.

Poor dynamic range


When we finished the Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Review, we remained with the sensation that the camera is a solvent camera, well built, with a new design that really improves in all aspects to its predecessor. Beyond that, we felt that in comparison to other similar models available in the market, the EOS 6D Mark II has nothing to envy. Even so, the camera is an excellent option for someone who has a Canon APS-C body with a full-frame sensor and some lenses. The product also fits very well for people that want to start in photography with a good camera.

Video-Unboxing the Canon EOS 6D Mark II

What comes in The Box

  • EOS 6D Mark II Body
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • Battery Pack LP-E6N
  • Eyecup Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS6DMKII

Design Of The Camera

We were not expecting many variations in terms of aesthetics, but the surprise came with the screen, which completely changed the design of the former model, and the way that the image looks.

In other aspects the Canon 6D Mark II didn’t change too much compare with the 5D.From the right you can see the section that protects the slot for the SD card and on the left that of the USB and  mini HDMI connections.

We don’t see any modifications in the design of the layout of the grip and buttons beyond the subtle lines that update a little the aspect of the camera, but users of the previous model will get used to it in no time.

The Canon 6D Mark II supports E-TTL II with Speedlites EX series flashes, and does not have a retractable flash, and the good news is that the product give us the alternative of using several models wireless flashes.

Canon EOS 6D  Digital SLR Camera Performance

Considering that this camera, according to Canon, is not a professional one and the emphasis is to attract a keen audience, we should not ask for too many sophisticated features. Canon surely had to face criticism due that the high expectations that the quality of the 5D model have created.

We found the level of dynamic range of the EOS 6D Mark II somewhat disconcerting, although we are accustomed to more than acceptable steps in APS-C models, this model gave us the feeling of not getting good results in this regard. Unfortunately, despite having updated our editing programs to do some proof about it, it is still too early to realize the performance of the raw.

Video Tutorial-How To Use The EOS6D Digital SLR Camera

Video Performance

The video function is not the strongest point of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. In this camera, as always when we talk about Canon, the video level of the images is excellent, and certainly the Dual Pixel AF system is also very useful at this time, allowing subjects to easily be followed. However, one of the disadvantages is the lack of the 4k format, and the other is that although it comes with an internal microphone and the possibility of external connection, the connection of headphones is not possible.

Live View And Viewfinder of the EOS6D Mark II

Connectivity And Bluetooth

In this model Canon has added to the WiFi connection and the integrated GPS that the previous model already had, the new EOS 6D Mark II Bluetooth and NFC connections that will facilitate pairing and keep the connection active with mobile devices without overusing the battery.

Canon EOS6D Mark II  Autofocus

The focus points in this new model are one of the elements that have been most updated, and for example the viewfinder has 45 AF cross-type AF points with targets f / 5.6. up to f / 8 only 27 of the 45 points work, and only 9 with a central cross.
Its combination with the Dual Pixel AF of Canon give a fast and precise result,although at times when the light decreases it is preferable to switch to automatic mode.
On the LCD (Liveview) the camera has a maximum of 63 AF points that are managed through the DUAL PIXEL system.
On the screen and in the viewer we can select the area and the points we want to use. We will have to do it with the selection buttons ,since in this model as in the previous design it does not include wheels or joysticks.


Question 1: How is the image stabilization system in this Canon model?

Answer: Alike to all Canon camera bodies. If you have a lens with IS, then it works exactly the same.

Question 2: Does a Rebel lens work on the EOS 6D Mark ll?

Answer: The Canon 6D Mark ll is a full frame camera. It is designed for crop sensor cameras.  EF lenses will fit both Crop and Full Frame cameras.

Question 3: What is the highest the aperture can go on the STM lens?

Answer: The 24-105mm STM has a variable aperture of F3.5-5.6 at its widest.

Question 4: Does the Canon Speedlite 420ex will work OK with this camera?

Answer: Yes. All Canon type-a bodies will work with all EX type flashes.

Canon EOS 6D Manual And Battery

The camera uses a LP-E6N Battery, and the manual can be found at this URL

Buyers Opinion

Opinion 1:

I purchased a Canon 6D body a couple of years ago to backup my Canon 5D Mark III body. It was a purchase that I made to use it in case that my primary camera has a problem while covering an event. Eventually I started to take it with me on holidays, trips, and other kinds of happenings. Using the less expensive camera for private activities in life just seemed more logic. I wondered why take the risk with my 5D Mark III when I could bring the cheaper Canon 6D?

Later I realize that the image quality of the 6d was awesome, dynamic range was acceptable, and ISO performance was not so different than the 5D Mark III. So I decided to change my old camera body for an extra EOS 6D Mark ll, and as a result I have some cash left and I am happy with my new product.

Opinion 2:

Talking with friends I used to ask them if it really worth to upgrade my photographic equipment. At last I decided to buy the EOS 6D, and now I am absolutely sure that was the right decision. My new camera has the articulating screen that is a game changer and the low light capabilities are absolutely great.  I would 100% recommend it. The more I use it, the more I love it.

Opinion 3:

I’ve had it for about a week, and I can tell you right now that I absolutely love it. The Dynamic range isn’t an issue for me. Anyways, I generally shoot nightlife with my old camera, but I didn’t like it so much when doing day shoots or photos. Then I discover the 6D Mark ii and was in love with it from the beginning. Even in hard low light situations worked well. The ability to switch in between photos and video without having to adjust settings is one of the main reasons why I love it, and then their skin tones are out of the world. 5 stars for this great camera.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Review Conclusion

We think that this model of Canon tries to compete with mirrorless cameras, and if that is the objective, we believe are on the right track. It is a very balanced camera, although it lacks the versatility that gives you a nice video capability due to non existence  of 4K.  Another issue is that although the interface is the same as the rest of the models, a user who is not accustomed to the Canon menus can get disoriented when using the interval meter by wanting to deactivate the focus priority that prevents shooting if there is no focus or when wanting to use the tracking of an object with the focus.

SLR lovers have an exciting camera in this model that provides crisp, high-quality images. It is not a frustrating  camera that without professional pretensions will match the expectations of enthusiastic photographers who seek more quality than the APS-C.

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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D)DSLR Camera Review

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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D) DSLR Camera Review

Specifications Of The EOS Rebel SL2

  • AF Range: ISO 100, One-Shot AF, at 73°F
  • Speed of the shutter: 1/4000 to 30 sec. depending on the mode
  • CMOS sensor that supports Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Pixels: Approx. 25.8 megapixels
  • Metering Modes with 63-zone metering sensor and the meterings are: Evaluative metering  that links to all the Auto Focus points, the partial metering with approx. 9.0% of viewfinder, spot metering with approx. 4.0% of viewfinder and the center-weighted average metering.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Features

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF 
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen
  • External Microphone Input
  • Feature Assistant
  • Built-in Wi-Fi


  • The screen is completely foldable to shoot from any angle without having to do strange maneuvers and has several direct access buttons.
  • Includes microphone connection ideal for videos.
  • The selfie mode retouches and softens the image. It has a direct button to connectivity and is easy to use.
  • The highlight is the good image quality that offers.
  • Low noise at high ISO.
  • Excellent color reproduction


  • High price for the regular user.
  • Limited customization available.


Our Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D)DSLR Camera Review is specially designed for beginner photographers who want to make the upgrade from the smartphone or a simple camera, to a good , small, and light camerathat is excellent to start  learning photography.
For video, in general it is  very good camera, beyond that cannot record in 4K, the performance in Full HD (1080p) is remarkable and covers virtually all the most important aspects that we would ask for, in a video camera for small professional projects, YouTube channels, etc.
If we think about the products that compete with the SL2 such as the Nikon d5600 we think that this Canon product has, in addition to a lower price, two really amazing technical characteristics which are, the super compact body and the Liveview autofocus available on the LCD screen.

Video-Unboxing The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera

The Camera In Context

The Canon 200D is part of the Canon SLR camera series and comes with dual pixel technology. The following are models that people usually look for: Canon Vixia HF R800, Canon SL2, Canon T7i, Canon VIXIA HF G21, Canon 80D
All these models mount very similar sensors, so the image quality they provide in both photography and video is practically the same. The differences that cameras have among themselves can be seen in special characteristics, quality of materials or extra functions

Design Of The SL2(200D)

Compact,Small, and light are the most accurate ways to describe the camera. Lightness has always been a great virtue in her family, but also an argument for those who reject it for allegedly weak and fragile construction.
The first does not seem to be the case, and the second surely cannot be denied.  This aspect may or may not be liked, but it certainly does not go unnoticed , which may be another argument for the purchase of this camera with the idea, among other things, of “looking.”

As for ergonomics, once again it is necessary to refer to the difficulty of its small size for the holders of large hands, who have always had to resign themselves to leaving the little finger of the right hand out of the handle. To those who start with this camera it will seem normal, to whom  has been in photography for many years, it may seem uncomfortable, but taking into account the current tendency to reduce weight and size ,it is not something we should take as inconvenient.

Foldable Screen

Canon SL2 (200D) Camera Autofocus

For the viewfinder, the camera shows 9 AF points, with 1 in the central cross, which we believe is very little for such a camera. However, Canon’s idea is precisely that priority is given to the use of Liveview.
In fact, in Liveview mode (when using the LCD screen), the Canon Rebel SL2’s autofocus is really amazing, thanks to the Liveview system, which until the time of writing this article was the fastest among the small cameras , regardless of their prices.

Video Tutorial: Canon EOS SL2 DSLR Tips For Beginners

Taking Photos With The 200D

As for the shooting experience with the Canon Rebel SL2, it is worth noting that the product shows the usability, maneuverability and simplicity of a mobile phone, added to the image quality and the shooting control functions, which are famous in the Canon reflex cameras. In addition to the usual shooting modes, the camera comes with: Automatic, time priorities, and manual.

The EOS REBEL SL2 features the “Creative Auto” mode that is designed to change some settings using the camera’s LCD screen as your “tutorial” to learn how the opening of the diaphragm, exposure, time and several other parameters work.

Making Videos

In general, it is a very good camera for video. It does not record in 4K, but the performance in Full HD (1080p) is excellent and covers virtually all the most important points we would ask for a video camera for small professional projects, YouTube channels, etc.
The Video AF System is very good and the Dual Pixel system and the combination with Canon STM lenses provide an efficient fast approach that is smooth and precise when using the video. It is also very reliable and with very smooth transitions between different focus planes (rack focus)

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D)DSLR) Useful links

Warranty Information

Canon SL2 (200D)Manual

Comparison Charts


Sensor And Processor


Compared to the previous model, which came with 18 megapixels, the Canon Eos Rebel SL2 has a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor that allows high definition and good ISO sensitivity (100 to 25,600) at the same time. This is the same sensor that comes in Canon cameras of slightly higher range, such as 77D, and above all it competes with rivals Nikon D3400 and Nikon D5600.


The Canon Rebel SL2 shows a Digic 7 that is the current top of Canon. It should be said that it is the same level of quality as  in professional cameras of much higher price.Therefore, great performance both in terms of quality and speed of image processing.

Testing The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D)


Canon Eos Rebel SL2 Battery and SD card


The Canon EOS Rebel uses the Canon LP-E17 battery, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. These types of Lithium-Ion batteries provide a high power density and low self-discharge, and currently are used in numerous portable electronic machines. The LP-E17 has a capacity of 1040mAh and functions at a voltage of 7.2V. The battery of the 200D can use any regular electrical outlet to plug the Canon LC-E17 charger.

SD Card

To choose the kind of SD card for the camera is not difficult, you just have to decide how fast you want the camera to work for you. To understand how the SD cards affect the performance of your digital camera, you need to realize that the write speed of the memory card affect the buffering time on your Canon EOS 200D Digital Camera and also enables a more reliable video performance. Also if your card is faster you invest less time when transferring the data from the card to a device.

Also is useful to know that the SL2 Digital Camera can accept SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards with capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, so you have a bigger variety of card to choose from.

Buyers Opinion

One verified buyer said that one of the reasons why he bought the camera SL2 from Canon, is that for him is an excellent way to upgrade to a medium level of photography. He liked the simplicity of the operation and its compact structure.

Another customer liked the auto setting feature, and found the manual really useful to learn the different functions that come with the SL2, and get the most from it. Also he liked its versatility and size.

Vloggers also have a good opinion about the product, and think that it is really practical for them due to the functions of the camera show a good balance between sophistication and simplicity.

In general the item is well accepted and the only issue is that people with big hands could feel that the camera is a little more difficult to handle.

Last Reflections About The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D)DSLR Camera Review

A suitable camera to start because it offers very good quality despite the fact that by size and weight it looks more like a compact one. With many possibilities to learn and good durability.

For the only persons that we do not recommend it too much, is  for very the big-handed or for those looking for a extremely sturdy camera. But really if it is not something to which one is accustomed, a larger or heavier camera can become a real torture when it comes to take it with you.

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Canon Powershot SX530 16.0 Megapixel HS Digital Camera Review

Canon Powershot SX530 16.0 Megapixel HS Digital Camera Review

Canon has improved its spectrum of PowerShot cameras with new models, headed by the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. We are facing a compact camera in which the zoom is the highlight. It has a lens equivalent to 24-1000 mm, which translates into a 50x optical zoom and can be raised to 100x using the ZoomPlus mode. The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS features a 16-megapixel sensor with DIGIC 4+ processor, three-inch LCD screen, integrated high-power flash and WiFi connectivity. It is a camera for the amateur looking for a versatile item, which allows him to take photos in any situation and especially at any distance. It is the perfect addition to your vlogging camera kit.

Specifications Of The Canon Powershot SX530

  • Autofocus: Manual Focus plus TTL Autofocus
  • Digital zoom strenght: 4.0x
  • Optical zoom strenght: 50x
  • Megapixels: 16.8 approx.
  • Flash Range: 4.3 > 9.8 ft.(T),1.6 ft.> 18 ft. (W)
  • Iso Range: 100 to 3200

Canon Powershot SX530 Features

  • Video recording and still Image Shooting
  • Creative Shot mode functionality
  • Built-in Near Field Communication(NFC)

One of the feature that makes the SX530 such a goof value, is the zoom capability that when comparing it with the price that you have to pay for any SLR that have similar zoom power appears like a great deal. Other plus that the camera shows are the shutter adjustments and manual aperture which again, doesn’t have anything to envy to the SLR cameras.

Additional and more obvious positives, are the light weigh and portability that the camera is recognized for , and without a doubt is one of the reasons why the product is so popular.

The camera displays an excellent balance between quality features an simplicity,and even thought the item is not intended to be used by professional photographers, the camera will be awesome for amateur  persons that like to grab outstanding images.

The machine cannot use RAW format, and doesn’t comes with the ability to connect a number of external tools.


After finished our Canon PowerShot SX530 16.0 megapixel hs digital Camera review we have the feeling that the size is a great advantage, and even it is not in the group of the most compact cameras, is still light and manageable. Talking about individual parts, we see that the dial is easy to manipulate, but on the contrary the shutter is a little stiff and you will have to push it more strongly to activate it. The disadvantage of this action is that it can provoke a slight shake when shooting the picture.

One of the options that we liked is the hybrid automatic mode. The mode is designed to take a brief video every time that you are about to shoot a still picture, and then at the end of your sessions put them together into a movie.

The Canon PowerShot SX530 16.0 megapixel makes possible to access easily numerous options especially when using manual or semiautomatic modes. Aspect ratio, image size, or white balance are handy without the necessity to use the menu. In our opinion a small drawback is the lack of zoom button on the barrel like normally is seen in other cameras of this kind.

Unboxing The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Digital

The Box Contains

  • PowerShot SX530 HS Digital Camera
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Battery Pack NB-6LH
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • Lens Cap (with strap)


Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM and USB Interface Cable don’t come in the package .

Camera Design

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a relatively compact and lightweight camera, easy to carry in a bag or backpack, but it is not a pocket camera, its zoom does not allow it. The advantage is that it is more ergonomic than most compact. It has a fairly prominent grip on the right side, which offers better grip and good access to controls that are spread between the top and the back. The camera housing is made of plastic and has a piece of non-slip rubber on the handle to prevent it from slipping. The connections are on the right side, protected with a rubber cover, and the battery is at the bottom.

Canon Powershot SX530 16.0 Rear View

The power button is in the upper right and has been placed between the mode dial and the flash, where access is not as comfortable as we would like. It also has a wheel to facilitate operation through the menus or adjust the parameters of the shot, and the shutter button, which is surrounded by the zoom dial. If we go to the back we find the screen, a three-inch LCD with 461,000 pixels resolution. It offers sharp images, but sometimes it produces reflections when shooting in full sun and on more than one occasion we have missed the possibility of framing through a digital viewfinder, but unfortunately the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS lacks this function. From the rear controls we can control parameters such as ISO sensitivity, macro mode, connection with a mobile phone or access to the menu. In the upper right corner is the video recording button and the key to control the opening when we are in manual mode.

Canon PowerShot SX530 16.0 Megapixel HS Sensor And Image Processor

The 16 megapixel high sensitivity CMOS sensor produces high resolution images that when combined with the DIGIC 4+ image processor, show remarkable clarity and sensitivity at ISO 3200, as well as a maximum continuous shooting speed of 10 fps. The sensor and processor work together to create the Canon HS System, which is capable of producing crisp, rich images in low light situations with minimal noise and vivid details.
Beyond recording still images, the SX530 is also capable of recording 1080p HD video at 30 fps, which is easily accessible through a dedicated movie button.
Normal IS: Corrects a wide range of common camera movements.
Panning IS:  Panning movements are intentionally identified  and avoid the distortion provoked by shaky movements.
Macro (Hybrid) IS: Corrects the tremor of the shift-type camera that commonly occurs when working with foreground objects.
Tripod: Is a dedicated setting that automatically deactivates IS when a tripod is detected as camera-based stabilization is not required.
Dynamic IS: Is very suitable for recording at wide-angle focal lengths and reduces unwanted tremors that normally occur when walking during recording.
The motorized IS compensates for hand movements that become more visual when working at the telephoto end of the zoom range.
Macro (Hybrid) IS minimizes the occurrence of shaking while walking and also compensates for sudden movements that occur when working with foreground objects.
Active Tripod IS minimizes the small amount of movement that can occur when recording video while using a tripod.

Quality Image Of The  Canon SX530 16.0 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS integrates a 16 megapixel sensor that measures 1 / 2.3 inches and is accompanied by a DIGIC 4+ processor with iSAPS technology. It is backlit, so you can take advantage of more light and the results in poor lighting conditions are better. However, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS floats when conditions are not suitable, such as indoors without flash or when zooming in very close. When the lighting is abundant, the results are as expected in a camera of its category. Wide and sharp images, although with a more limited dynamic range, especially when the contrast is very marked. We highlight the macro mode, which allows us to focus objects at 0 centimeters when we are in angular mode and get very interesting details.

Camera Modes

Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Shutter Speed AE,  Aperture Priority, AE, Programmed, AE, Manual, Auto Hybrid, LIVE Live Control, SCN, Smart Shutter, Wink Self-timer, Self-timer with Face Detection, Creative Shot High Speed Burst (4.0 MP), Low Light (4.0 MP), Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters, Miniature Effect, Fect Toy Camera, Fisheye Effect, Monochrome Super Intense, poster Effect.

SX530 16.0 Megapixel HS Digital Camera Connectivity

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows for uninterrupted and instant transfer of photos and videos to mobile devices, home computers and to select social networking sites. It helps connect Android devices to the camera by incorporating NFC (Near Field Communication), which facilitates connection by simply touching the two devices together. In addition, linked mobile devices can also be used to remotely control and release the camera shutter and display a live view image on the linked device’s screen when using the Canon CameraWindow application.
Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity also supports optional Connect Station CS100 for automatic wireless transfer and file sharing.

HS System

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is the new member of the firm’s advanced compact cameras. This is why it is composed of the highest performance HS system to capture images with details, even in low light conditions.

The optical structure has a 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor. This sensor provides optimum image quality, which adapts to the user’s basic needs. Although it is not one of the most powerful sensors, it is still highly sensitive to light with its maximum ISO of 3200.

It also has the latest generation of PowerShot equipment, the DIGIC 4+. It is responsible for quickly reproducing colors and brightness, and in turn reduces ISO noise.

Memory Card An Battery For The Canon PowerSshot SX530 16.0

The camera uses NB-6LH  batteries and the memory card of your choice can be easily found on Amazon.

Canon SX530 User Manual

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Our Canon PowerShot SX530 16.0 Megapixel HS Digital Camera Review made us finally conclude that this camera is perfect for people that wants to enjoy photography without major pretensions, but is keen to spend a decent amount of money to get a product of premium quality. The item is light in weigh, very easy to manage and carry and presents a number o features that will make the aforementioned type of person very happy.

In short, the camera presents great value, and it is not easy to find its quality features in cameras that are not SLR.