Smartphone photography has come a long way since the early 2000s. With the Huawei P20 Pro, you can get the best photography experience on a smartphone thanks to its LEICA co-engineered triple-camera setup.
While the P20 Pro is Huawei’s top of the line product, the more affordable Huawei P20 is also an excellent photography tool which scored over 100 points on DxOMark Mobile. To find out if the dual-camera P20 is up to mark, we’ve pitted this sub RM2,500 smartphone with an entry-level DSLR for a photo shootout.
When I hear the words “DJI” and “drone”, I often picture a fairly competent flying contraption that can be used to record epic aerial cinematography — because that’s the kind of reputation DJI has built for themselves. Even their tiny entry-level drone, the DJI Spark, has a 2-axis mechanical gimbal and a myriad of intelligent flight features.
The latest DJI-powered drone I got to try out, however, is a little different. It is called the Tello and as far as I can tell right now, it’s a lot more toy than it is film-making tool.
Finally, a Fujifilm X-series camera with a screen that flips out to the side. I feel like my prayers have finally been answered with Fuji’s launch of the X-T100. But, with it designed to fit between the basic X-A5 and the more premium X-T20, there have been a number of trade-offs that had to be made to keep the price low.
When you think action cameras, you think GoPro. It’s like Jacuzzi or Tupperware or Maggi. It’s a brand that has become so synonymous with what they make that they’ve become it. But, despite its global brand recognition, the action camera maker is in dire straits. Things are so bad, in fact, that they could be looking at a sale to Xiaomi.
You probably heard of WD Purple hard drives that are designed for 24/7, always on security systems. Now they have just announced the WD Purple microSD card for devices with continuous real-time duty.
We’ve seen some epic lens mounts and adapters for smartphones before. Just recently Moment released their anamorphic lens on Kickstarter, but what we’re seeing here has to be one of the most ridiculous.
Ridiculously awesome, I mean.
For video enthusiasts, Canon is pretty much the camera industry’s biggest tease. Their cameras have great colour science, great auto-focus, great image quality, good battery life, and proper fully articulating LCD displays, but if you wanted 4K video recording, you were limited to either their gigantic Cinema EOS series or the something like the 1D X.
Well, not anymore. Canon has finally brought 4K video recording to something more accessible for your average joe. Meet the Canon EOS M50. But, of course, it’s Canon, which means there’s a catch.
The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro were announced without OIS for its main RGB cameras. Instead, it features Huawei’s own AIS (AI Image stabilisation) which is basically a more intelligent version of EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation). According to Huawei, the P20 Pro does get OIS on its telephoto lens for steadier shots while zooming in.
Just recently, ifixit has posted a teardown of the P20 Pro and it reveals something rather interesting.
If you cut me, I’d probably bleed Fujifilm. I’ve been a fan of the Fujifilm X line of cameras since I saw the first X100. There’s just something about the way they look, the way you take pictures with them, the great selection of glass and the amazing photographs their X-Trans sensors can produce.
But, they aren’t without fault. Weaknesses that range from a lack of full-frame options to their sub-par video recording are issues that have plagued the lineup for the longest time. And, it wasn’t until recently that they finally built a camera with in-body image stabilisation.
All of these things have already been done, and some might argue done better, by the kings of mirrorless in the modern age: Sony. I never really bought into the hype for Sony’s cameras because their menu systems are convoluted and I’ve always felt that they lacked the “soul” of a Fujifilm camera.
Then, Sony launched the a7 III and they managed to create something that may quite literally be too good to ignore.
The latest GoPro HERO will be available in Malaysia starting tomorrow (3rd April). This is GoPro’s new budget action camera and it’s sold exclusively online via Lazada Malaysia. To add more value to your purchase, they are bundling a free GoPro Experience and Training worth RM399 while seats are available.