Amazon India has listed GoPro HERO8 Black with 3-Way Grip and Rechargeable Battery for a Deal price of Rs 31,999. Normally on the product page, Amazon.in lists warranty information, which is actually missing on this model – so buy at your own risk.
Amazon.in has been selling GoPro Hero 8 for a price of Rs 34,490. You can also buy it with various accessories combos. ( check them out here )
The current best-selling action camera in India right now ( June 2020 ) is older GoPro Hero 7 with Shorty, SD Card, and Rechargeable Battery ( Rs 28,990 only ). If you want a cheaper action camera, you can also buy DJI Osmo Action for Rs 21,999 ( check here )
Fujifilm X-T4 Mirrorless Camera is currently the best APS-C mirrorless camera you can buy in the market. This is the current ( 2020 ) flagship camera from the Fujifilm and features improved specs over its predecessor Fujifilm X-T3.
Fujifilm X-T4 is now available to purchase in India online from Amazon.in. It has a price tag of Rs 1,51,899 ( body only ) – Rs 1,95,999 ( with 16-80mm kit lens ). You can buy this in either Silver or Black color. ( check out the current lowest prices here )
XT-4 can also be bought with 18-55mm kit lens, however currently it’s out of stock in India.
Specs and Features
XT-4 has the same image sensor has the older XT-3. They have however equipped this new camera with IBIS ( In body image stabilization ). You can also DIS ( Digital Image Stabilization ) and IS Boost mode while recording video to get smoother footage.Older XT-3 do not have the IBIS.
Fujifilm is also bringing a better, more efficient battery on this new model – NP-W235 – which has a CIPA rating of 500 shots per charge.
26MP Back Side Illuminated ( BSI ) CMOS sensor
IBIS ( 6.5EV )
4K @ 60fps support ( currently no Sony Alpha cameras can do that )
Full HD 240fps slow-motion support
Fully articulating LCD screen with touch support
3.68M dot EVF
20 fps shooting with AF
Newer battery – NP-W235 battery
Dual UHS-II card slots
USB Type-C port
In the US, XT-4 has a price tag of $1699 body only and $2199 with 16-80mm kit lens.
Sony has just launched a compact vlog camera for Instagram and Tiktok generation. Sony ZV-1 is a modified RX100 camera with some new features brought in to help people vlog better.
ZV-1 vs RX100VA
ZV-1 has similar specs as the older RX100VA. They both feature the excellent Zeiss F1.8 – F2.8 aperture 24-70mm lens and 1-inch sensor. It’s not clear if they both come with the same exact 1-inch sensor though.
There are a few features ZV-1 has but RX100VA doesn’t.
ZV-1 has a fully articulating slide-out LCD screen making it easy to record videos at any angle
Excellent Eye-AF is available on ZV-1, but not on RX100VA
Sony’s newer tracking AF is available on ZV-1.
There is a new Face Priority Exposure mode available on the ZV-1
Product showcase mode is currently not available on any RX100 series camera but is available on ZV-1
There is one feature RX100VA has, which many wish Sony kept it on the ZV-1 as well. The EVF – Electronic View Finder – is missing on the vlog camera. This can come in handy when you are shooting videos and photos outside on a sunny day. The LCD screen is not that bright under direct sunlight when recording 4K on the ZV-1. EVF would have helped in such conditions to compose and shoot better.
Samyang 75mm F1.8 FE AF lens for Sony E-mount is now available to purchase online from Amazon US. It is priced at $399 ( check here ). That’s quite an affordable price for an E-mount portrait lens.
This lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 0.69m. The lowest possible aperture is F22. There are 9 aperture blades, offering smoother bokeh. It comes with 2 HR and 3 ED lens elements incorporated for better image quality.
Recently launched Huawei’s flagship phone P40 Pro is a camera monster. It has a main 50MP sensor with an F1.9 aperture as well as a wide-angle 40MP sensor with an F1.8 lens. Both these sensors are much bigger in size than the ones you normally see on current-day smartphones, resulting in better dynamic range, low light photography as well as better bokeh. It is actually even slightly bigger in size than the mighty 108MP Samsung sensor seen on Galaxy S20 Ultra and Mi 10.
DxOMark Score is often considered as an industry standard for customers to look at and see how good Cameras on a newly launched Smartphone is. Looking at Huawei P40 Pro’s score, we can say without any doubt it is indeed a camera monster. It scores a top score of 128 in DxOMark’s test. Head on to the source link below to see sample images, detail review and test charts to know more about the cameras inside the P40 Pro.
DPReview, one of the best online media to look for news and reviews related to Cameras and Photography, have just announced their Most Popular Cameras of the year 2019 as well as Most Clicked / Most Visited Cameras on their site. As expected, Mirrorless cameras top the list and the only DSLR in the list is Nikon D850.
Here are the Top 5 Most Clicked Cameras on Dpreview
First place in the list, X-T3 is a top-end camera with an APS-C size crop sensor. It features an X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and has X-Processor 4 image processing engine. The EVF is a 3.69-million-dot one with max 100 fps refresh rate support. FUJIFILM X-T3 is the first Mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor that can record 4K/60P 4:2:0 10bit internally. Even Sony hasn’t been able to achieve that on their A6600 and A6400 bodies yet.
Mobile Phone cameras have come a long way now. Phones like Google Pixel uses computational photography and HDR algorithms to produce stunning results just by a single click. However, Pro photographers who love to have the best dynamic range and image quality, still shoots DNG raw and edit them using software to get the best output possible.
On Android Play Store, there are a lot of Photo Editing Apps available. However, most of them do not support DNG raw editing.
The best DNG raw editor currently available on Android is without any doubt Adobe Lightroom Mobile. Even though you need monthly paid subscription to use advanced editing features like Healing, Graduated Filters etc, you can import and do basic edits on DNG files even without the need for a paid subscription.
Google’s own Snapseed too support DNG raw editing. However, Google hasn’t cared to update this incredibly powerful app with more features. DNG editing is not that great on Snapseed and is very basic. It doesn’t have Noise Reduction or Sharpening options available which are often necessary when you retouch a DNG file.
Adobe Lightroom Mobile also has a build in Pro Camera app which lets you shoot dng raw and let you change Shutterspeed, ISO, White Balance etc. It’s Free to use and doesn’t need subscription.