JVC GY-HM100U: A Little Guy with a Big Punch

In the world of filmmakers and videographers, there is a prolonged myth that bigger is better. The truth is, it all depends on the specific assignment. However, in capturing candid and real-life events, a clunky shoulder-mounted camera often inhibits the ability for even the best camera operator to obtain unobstructed realism. Packed with all the settings and controls an experienced shooter would require, the JVC GY-HM100U is a deceptively small camcorder that provides the operator with a professional level of image control, as well as the freedom of invisibility. This makes it perfectly suited to many videographers and documentarians.

Field of View: How Your Lens and Sensor Collaborate

"Get a 50mm lens." That is a statement that many photographers will tell you. But do they mean a 50mm lens or the equivalent of a 50mm lens on your camera? Make no mistake, a 50mm lens is a 50mm lens, but sensors have magnification and crop factors depending on your camera model.

5 Reasons Not to Wait for the Canon 5D Mk III

We've previously asked you what you wanted to see in the Canon 5D Mk II successor and we also asked if you needed the 21MP output. Indeed, the Canon 5D Mk II is a camera that revolutionized the photography industry and despite the fact that it has its flaws, there are a number of reasons why you should spring for the current version vs waiting for the successor.

Do You Need 21 Megapixels?

You've probably heard of the megapixel wars—the race between companies to cram more megapixels onto their sensors. The 5D Mk II, for example, has 21MP. With many of the entry- and mid-level DSLRs starting to creep into that area, users should consider whether or not they really need that many megapixels. To demonstrate what can be done with 21MP, we'll take as an example something I shot years ago. 

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