Cameras and Photography products reviewed
The Lowepro Photo Active BP 200 is a purpose-built camera bag designed to protect your valuable camera gear from impact, abrasion, moisture and the general dangers of travelling. Available in a black/dark grey design, this lightweight bag weighs up at 1.22kg when empty. Measuring up at 26.5 x 16 x 44.5 cm it has a 16L capacity which includes a 22 x 11 x 27 cm camera compartment and 23.5 x 1.5 x 34 cm laptop compartment.
Cameras are constantly pushing photograph quality to new heights, but lately, the real focus for competition is video quality. With video now as commonly shared as stills, social media and online advertising have meant a coming-together of professional photography and videography, and cameras have been keeping up with industry demand. The Totem is part of the new ION line of cameras by SJCAM.
The FLIR ONE Pro uses ‘VividIR’ thermal image processing that lets you see with greater detail any problem with precision, and allows you to check that the issue has been fully resolved and reassure the customer. Suitable for inspecting electrical panels, looking for HVAC problems, or finding water damage. The new ‘FLIR ONE’ app requires a sign in, which enables automatic warranty registration and access to all the latest updates from FLIR.
The first time I remember seeing a time lapse video was on a David Attenborough nature programme, the combination of the clouds rushing across the beautiful African landscape and his soothing voice made such an impression on me I can still picture it to this day. When the Brinno EMPOWER TLC2000 arrived I was so excited to be able to reproduce my very own time lapse image and yes, I am aware of how sad that sounds.
With careers being created on social media, a shaky, blurry video taken from your phone just doesn’t cut it anymore, the Weebill Lab Hand mirrorless camera Stabiliser from Zhiyun is a compact device created for a mirrorless camera with smartphone attachment point, that brings your filming skills to the next level. This compact but tough stabiliser features a versatile structure with an ergonomic design that means you can either hold it upright or enter a handy underslung position by mounting the tripod as a handgrip.
The SpyderX Pro from Datacolor is a calibrating system to ensure all your monitors are providing you with accurate colour for your images or graphics. This comes in the form of a compact unit that lets you calibrate multiple devices quickly and effectively. This is the fastest device Spyder Datacolour has to offer and lets you get precision colours in just a minute or two, thanks to the lens-based colour engine that provides a higher level of colour accuracy for multiple monitors.
Part of the joy of exploring the great outdoors is the chance to see incredible views and wildlife, the second best thing is capturing those moments and showing off to your mates on social media, the downside to this is you will need to throw some extra gear on your back for the trip, but don’t worry, Lowepro has you covered.