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881002 Olympus OM D E M1 Mark II Compact System CamerOlympus E-M1 Mark II

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 5 Dec 2018
This is a flagship camera for Olympus and is often sold body only. I was sent the unit with a 12-40mm lens. It arrived at a time when I had several events at iconic place, the OXO tower, the Shard and perhaps the most poignant the 100 years from the end of the First World War at the Imperial War Museum which is currently the home of the Ceramic poppies.

880700 Polaroid Originals 9010 OneStep Plus Instant i Type CamerPolaroid OneStep+

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 12 Nov 2018
All of us of a certain age remember the original Polaroid cameras, this one looks very much the same, however this has a big plus over the original it has Bluetooth and can link to your SmartPhone. So with this new camera old technology meets new.

880537 fujifilm X T2 system camerFujiFilm X-T2

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 19 Oct 2018
This is the second of three cameras from FujiFilm; this is an interchangeable lens camera that made a short visit to me courtesy of a Christmas In July event. Even after nearly two weeks of use I am still barely out of using Auto mode although it has accompanied me on a range of visits while out and about in the course of my travels for a range of events.

880184 Olympus PEN E PL9 16 MP Compact System CamerOlympus Pen 9

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 12 Sep 2018
This is an enthusiasts camera, quality in a small package, but still able to give excellent ‘auto’ images and if you know better then the various special scene and manual mode allow you to get that extra special image to say great.

880093 Acer Holo360 4K 360 Degree CamerAcer Holo 360 degree camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 31 Aug 2018
This camera is much the size of a mobile phone and like a great many mobile phones it runs on Android. While it has internal storage it can also accommodate a micro SD card and indeed initially slightly more puzzling it can also take a SIM card, this is however solely so you can send data that you capture while still out and about to various sites.

880091 Fujifilm X Pro2 digital professional camerFujiFilm X Pro-2

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 29 Aug 2018
I see a good number of professional photographers at a range of events and while a lot of them have Canon offerings there are also Olympus and Fuji cameras. Here I get to try a recent mirrorless compact system camera that is very much in their professional range which really pushes my knowledge – or do I mean lack of knowledge – in this category of products.

879773 fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6 instant camerFujiFilm Instant Square SQ6

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 25 Jul 2018
While almost all mobile phones have screens to show the images they are capturing what they do not have is the ability to print them, yes Wi-Fi to the majority of recent printers and All In Ones will do so, most of those are not mobile devices.

879321 Olympus OM D E MOlympus E-M5 II

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 8 June 2018
While a lot of better mobile phones has decent enough cameras I still get a buzz to test out a proper interchangeable lens camera from a good manufacturer. Here is such an item from Olympus now at M5 iteration II.

877985 Olympus PEN E PL8 Pancake Zoom KiOlympus Pen E-PL8

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 7 Mar 2018
This is a small removable lens camera from Olympus that goes under the ‘Pen’ name that Olympus first created several years ago with a single offering that has now grown into a brand all of their own for small easy to use quality cameras.

877375 GoXtreme Vision 4K action video camerGoXtreme Vision 4K camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 26 Jan 2018
A small camera that comes with a large number of fittings so however you use it you should be able to get great videos and images up to 4K. My use of it was far more mundane but I was still amazed at the video and sound quality it produced.
As always I start by opening the box and looking at the components before I go anywhere near a car, if I need to refer to the Quick Start Guide then for me anyway the setup is not that straightforward, here I needed to study the Guide before I worked things out.

877206 Nextbase 612GW 4k Ultra HD Resolution In Car Dash CaNextBase Crash Cam

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 8 Jan 2018
A dramatic title but today there are people out there determined to make you crash into the back of them by their actions so unless you have an ‘independent’ witness the fact that you hit the car in front makes you automatically guilty.

876534 flir one pro thermal imaging camerThermal Image Viewing

Published in Cameras by mfereday on 31 Oct 2017
Giving a different viewing aspect to building and other work is the task undertaken by FLIR ONE Pro.

875579 Olympus Tough TG 5 Digital Non SLR CamerOlympus Tough TG-5

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 27 Sep 2017
This sadly is one of those occasions where the launch bears no resemblance to the availability of review samples, so while I was ready to go when the launch came my memory of exactly what the camera can do was somewhat dimmed by the time taken for one to arrive which means the time required to review is longer.

875235 fujifilm instax SQ1FujiFilm Hibrid Instant Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 28 Aug 2017
When the first ‘Polaroid’ type camera came out it was the camera equivalent of sliced bread. The models were big and the quality of the image was not that great but to see the image immediately was what people wanted to have.

874377 Canon EOS 1300D DSLR Digital CamerCanon DSLR EOS 1300D

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 28 June 2017
This is a small but very power DSLR kit supplied with an 18-55mm lens. I always enjoy my testing of such items as once past the initial learning curve – when I use the Auto settings – in whatever review time remains I extend myself with the range of manual mode choices.

873738 Canon IXUS 185 Compact Digital CamerCanon IXUS 185

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 31 May 2017
This is Canon’s entry level range but do not make the mistake of thinking they are basic units. Canon’s technology filters down and things that would only be in a high end unit a few years ago are now on something that can fit into a small pocket.

872728 Blink Home Security Camera SysteBlink Home Security

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 29 Mar 2017
The cameras supplied with this product are truly wireless – no Ethernet and no power – as they run on the supplied batteries that last for on average two years. So once an intruder is detected the image is on its way to the Cloud and then back to your phone instantly.

872289 Canon Powershot G7 X MARK ICanon PowerShot G7X

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 8 Mar 2017
The PowerShot range is only one step down from their DSLR offerings; however they are small enough to fit in your pocket but are still extremely powerful units that have a large number of features that started out in their DSLR models.

871733 canon G3X compact camerCanon PowerShot G3X

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 8 Feb 2017
Canon do three ranges of cameras the IXUS the smallest, next is the PowerShot and finally their DSLR range. However the area between the last two is somewhat grey, this PowerShot is considerably larger in size than a small DSLR.

Two Olympus Items Joined

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 23 Dec 2016
Over the last few months I have told you about the new small LS-P2 PCM Recorder and also the Olympus OM-D camera. So here finally is the meeting of the two parts connected by a standard audio cable and an adapter that fits into the camera shoe so you can have brilliant audio linked to your videos.

871106 PNY Action Grip Ergonomic floating grip for action camerAction Water Sport Selfies

Published in Cameras by mfereday on 20 Dec 2016
Are you into action water sports? If so you might be interested in this net product.

870687 Canon EOS M10 Digital System CamerCanon EOS M10

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 7 Dec 2016
This is one of a new variety of cameras that have interchangeable lenses but are still almost small enough to fit into a pocket, yes they are therefore a DSLR but probably not considered so by the purist. Meet the Canon EOS M10 which is a mirrorless camera.

870274 pentax k70 DSLR digital camerPentax K-70

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 26 Oct 2016
If like me you enjoy a good manual then this unit should make you happy. The manual I saw was in PDF format – sadly not something to read in the bath – and it is 156 pages with 144 pages before the safety and warranty pages, bliss.

869853 Olympus OM D E M5 Mark II CamerOlympus OM-D F-M5II

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 14 Oct 2016
This is a DSLR in a body so small that you assume it isn’t. It comes with a 14-42mm lens and is smaller than even some small digital cameras, it has a neck strap it has a viewfinder and it has a flash shoe in normal conditions you might never use any of them.

869599 Olympus Ultra HD Tough TG Tracker Action CamerOlympus Stylus TG-Tracker

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 3 Oct 2016
This is a small video camera that is designed to be fitted to you rather than held by you, the main people to take advantage of this are those who take extreme sports to a new level and record their progress and then when they show their mum get told what an $%^&* they are.

869591 Fujifilm FinePix XP90 tough compact digital cameraFujiFilm Tough

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 21 Sep 2016
This small digital camera is made to withstand a tough life. It is also able to function underwater the claim is 15metres and the shock proof claim is 1.75metre drop, neither did I test but I take the manufacturers word, it has a bright yellow front just in case you drop it underwater.

869368 Nikon Coolpix L340 Bridge CamerNikon L340

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 26 Aug 2016
Nikon have long been a good name in cameras both professional and even down to small amateur units. The Nikon L340 is such a beast available from some retailers for under £100.
Until recently mobile phones could accept up to 32GB micro SD cards which gave you another way of storing data, photos and most likely videos. Now the majority of recent phones will accept larger capacity Micro SD Cards up to 64GB and possibly even more.

868474 Huawei P9 32GB SmartphonHuawei P9 Dual Camera Phone

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 6 June 2016
I have already outlined the ‘phone’ part of this latest offering from Huawei on the 18th April. At the time I said I would tell you about the cameras when I had more time to study them. So here goes the camera are very good as they are made by Leica.