Nikon D90 review

When the Nikon D90, replacing long-awaited by the D80, it was finally filmed, the camera at first glance appeared to be a logical progression model which was designed to supplant: larger monitor, the higher resolution sensor, extended range nominal ISO and a higher rate of continuous shooting.Pretty much standard for a chamber below.

Nikon D90

But then wide of Nikon DSLR upgrade script and dropped into the video recording capability.Compact Digitals movie modes have been for years, but no one had put in a digital SLR camera before now. As expected (and perhaps unfairly) the video of this camera issue has generated an enormous amount of rumors about an instrument that is, after all, is not a video camera but a digital SLR camera with a component video.

We will study the performance of the D90 video in length, but about the movie mode a fairly decent digital SLR camera that can stand on its own feet with still images only hides.

GENERAL FEATURES The D90 has a 12.3 megapixel APS-C (or DX format Nikon nomenclature) sensor and the latest generation processor Nikon EXPEED. According to Nikon, replacing the popular D80 was “inspired” by flagship DX Nikon, the D300. Coincidentally, the only other DX sensor 12.3 in the current line is the Nikon D300, so it’s a pretty good bet that the two are sharing hardware in this regard. Not a bad deal for advanced consumer camera like the D90.

What certainly share is the same nominal 200-3200 ISO range (ISO 100 and 6400 options), and an excellent 3.0-inch 920,000 dot resolution LCD screen.

is not integrated in the cleaning of the image sensor, continuous shooting rate “up to” 4.5 fps and 11-point AF system with Face Priority. Besides the typical DSLR manual exposure modes, five advanced scene modes that can help alleviate transition concerns people entering the digital camera more compact fully automatic. The D90 also has automatic and selectable D-Lighting to provide a wider dynamic range, 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System exposure, flash, and tested to 100,000 cycles shutter.

The D90 uses SD / SDHC media memory card and Nikon includes a rechargeable Li-ion battery USB, fast charger, eyepiece cap, rubber eyecup, and A / V cables, camera strap, top of the screen, body cap, shoe cover accessories, and software suite CD-ROM with each camera.

There are seven main shooting modes:

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  • Auto: An automatic “point and shoot” with virtually all camera settings determined by the camera according to the conditions; flash fires automatically when the subject is dim. Picture Control (PC) menu, which offers a wide range of sharpness, contrast, brightness, saturation and tone adjustments, is disabled in this mode.
  • Program: Camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure, PC available
  • Aperture Priority: The user selects the camera aperture, shutter speed determines, PC available
  • Shutter priority: The user selects the shutter speed, the camera determines aperture; PC available
  • Manual: The user selects the shutter speed and aperture; PC available
  • Scene: The D90 features a portrait, landscape, close-up, sports and night portrait scene presets in which the camera optimizes the settings depending on the chosen mode, PC is disabled in these modes
  • D-Movie: Capture HD video is available at up to 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) and 24 frames per second in Motion JPEG format, let’s get into the nuts and bolts of the D90 video in the “image quality” revision

As for the close-up mode in the list of definitions scene, this option adjusts the camera settings and set the AF point to the center of the image, but not otherwise reverse this camera with any particular close-up capacity : a lens is needed to do that, and unfortunately D90 18-105mm kit lens has a focal point of near about 18 centimeters, which does not offer much in the way of close focus capabilies.Here’s a photo of my hat Connie with the kit lens and the other with my Micro Nikkor 105mm to illustrate the difference.

Nikon D90 Close-up mode, Nikkor 18-105mm kit

Nikon D90 Close-up mode, Micro Nikkor 105mm

For a detailed list of specifications and features, please refer to the specifications table found at the bottom of the review.

Form, fit and feel The D90 will break any new ground in design, following the format set overall long design for digital SLR cameras. It is the total size comparable to replacing D80, and a little smaller than the D300 which is the current top-of-the-line Nikon DX sensor.

Style and Build Quality While not as physically small as the entry-level D40 / 40X / 60 models, the D90 slides into the gap in size between the trio and the slightly larger D300.

Nikon D90

The camera is as small as I’d like a digital SLR, as only fills my right hand shot.

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

The materials seem to be of good quality and suitable for a camera in this price range, build quality looks pretty good. The camera feels solid.

Ergonomics and Interface Despite being relatively compact (at least by the standards of Nikon) and adorned with a large number of controls on the top and back of the body, the D90 left an empty space in all the right places for right-footed grip.

Nikon D90

The deep sculpted grip provides a firm grip, while at the same time maintaining the space of descent from the lens barrel, and the thumb rest on the back of the thumb supports body well between close controls. The index finger falls naturally on the shutter button.

Nikon D90

Ergonomics was a reason why I chose Nikon for decades, and have never been disappointed with any of the Nikon SLR / DSLR that have come after my return F2 for the first time in 1975. The D90 has kept his streak intact – is a sensation very nice and I handle the camera regardless of the price.

Nikon D90

There are dedicated buttons on the back of camera allows the user to adjust the white balance, ISO sensitivity and image quality without having to resort to internal menus, and an “Info” button displays the current shooting settings and provide quick access to some additional configuration shots.

Live view (using the monitor to compose / capture still images or movies) can be quickly accessed via external controls.

Display / Viewfinder The D90 shares the 3.0-inch, 920,000-dot monitor that first appeared on the D300 and has since taken up residence in the D3 and D700 as well. The monitor provides a coverage of 100 per cent and the frame can be adjusted through the internal menu to seven levels of brightness.

Nikon D90

The screen is a pleasure to use for reviewing images in good lighting conditions and brightness settings staggered help using composition monitor outdoors in bright conditions. Live view can be used for image capture and should be used to capture video, but as good as the monitor, I personally would have to use the viewfinder unless there was no other option than the monitor for still images .

The display provides about 96 percent frame coverage and diopter adjustment for individual eyesight (key to ensure that you are seeing through the focusing lens right if you are a user of lenses that shoot without your glasses) .

PERFORMANCE D90 slots in the middle of the current sensor Nikon DX, with D40 / 60 in the end consumer, as prosumer model D90 and D300 logo at the upper end. It is the D90 good enough to be called a prosumer? Yes, and a lot of people who were considering a D300 now have an alternative relatively affordable price. Here are two shots: one is saved in JPEG fine D90 Nikon Capture 2 software as “excellent” JPEG quality, the other is a D300 NEF (RAW) file saved in Capture 2 as another “excellent” JPEG.

Nikon D90 picture 1

Nikon D90 shot 2

Not much to choose between the two, both of which were taken with a 400mm lens VR. If the shot D90 has not jumped off the page at that for now, it is Shot 2.

Shutter lag times and Nikon lists a 15 millisecond start time of the D90, and they’ll get no argument from me. The camera is ready to go as soon as the power button and shutter lag is not an issue is pressed. DCR editor David Rasnake and tag-teamed the D90 in the departments and video synchronization, and came up with the following figures:

The D90 is not just pulling numbers advertised continuous shooting mood we expected based on Nikon claims. In fairness to Nikon, they say “to” 4.5 fps, and a SanDisk Extreme III SD card I have 5 shots JPEG Basic 0.9 seconds, but then took 2.1 seconds to reach total of 9 shots. Therefore, it seems that the D90 will meet or exceed the specifications if a gust of 1 second is triggered, but the rate goes to 4 fps if an extended range shooting.

Auto Focus The D90 uses an enhanced version of the module Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 AF is in the D80. Its 11 focus points include the “rule of thirds” locations in the frame for people who practice this form of composition. Single-point AF is suggested for static subjects, dynamic-area AF for moving subjects, auto-area AF for spontaneous shooting and 3D (11 points) AF tracking to change the composition after focusing on a subject.

I found an excellent performance in good light, and even in extremely dim conditions D90 will focus acquire very quickly if there is a minimal contrast in the frame. And the sync numbers seen in the previous section suggests how fast the system is – right on the front of the pack for a non-professional camera.

I was pleased with the D90 Dynamic AF area moving subjects such as surfers and seabirds. Almost always it could easily acquire and maintain focus fairly difficult issues as individual pelicans and gulls, and almost never lost in the horsemen of the waves.

Lens Mount The D90 uses the traditional Nikon F bayonet lens mount, which means about 40 million Nikon lenses dating back to 1959 will be coupled to the camera. The individual characteristics of lenses to determine which functions (such as AF or methods of exposure) the D90 support, but the worst case would require manual exposure and manual focus. This ability to use old glasses can be a valuable asset, as there are some old lenses that are excellent candidates for use in a digital world.

Case in point – my 30 year old Nikkor 500mm reflection has a fixed f / 8 aperture and manual focus.But the goal has another thing going for it. Here are my photos of 400 and 500mm lenses on the Nikon D90: choose the 500.

Nikon D90 Lens 1

Nikon D90 Lens 2

Surprisingly, Lens 2 is actually longer, 500mm lens! Compact and relatively light, old glass reflection of this type is excellent for wildlife or other static objects, but can also produce some great pictures of moving subjects, as shown below. If you look closely at shooting lobster boat, you will see a lobster lucky I was under the minimum size limit are returned to the sea. Beats being thrown into a pot of boiling water.

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Even if you are not sure where to start with manual exposure, the D90 can display histograms shots showing the range of the light falls within the image, and you can adjust the camera settings to produce pleasant exposures see how the histograms are affected by the configuration changes. In general, the flexibility of the camera lens driving one of his most attractive to large investments and Nikon, or those looking for a deal on the lenses used features.

Flash The D90 has a built-in flash with a range of about 17 meters at ISO 200, and is equipped with a hot shoe flash units accept more powerful if the user so wishes. Color reproduction is good and flash recycle times were fast – the flash was ready to go almost instantly in normal conditions and within 4 seconds after a full discharge. With the flash on the D90 will not let you shoot again until the flash is fully charged.

Nikon D90

When shooting in automatic mode and some scene modes, the flash illumination in addition to being required to automatically activate; manual deployment of the flash is required in all shooting modes.Nikon cautions that lens hood must be removed when the built-in flash is used.

Image Stabilization It’s a Nikon, so image stabilization is based on the specific objectives that lead to a “virtual reality” designation, like the 18-105mm kit lens supplied with our review D90.

Nikon D90

Nikon says to a stop 3 advantage for VR lenses (some others, especially the VR18-200, the VR II system Nikon says that until an edge stop 4). VR can be disabled on the target user, but the camera automatically when VR objectives set for D-Movie mode.

Battery EN-EL3e Nikon D90 describes the lithium-ion battery 850 shots using the CIPA standard, and my past experience with Nikon cameras CIPA has been the most reliable in situations where Nikon also expressed as a standard Nikon. Battery life seems to be in the ballpark based on my experience with this camera CIPA, but it is always wise to carry a spare battery for all day courses of fire.

The D90 accepts the MB-D80 multi power battery pack that can carry two standards EN-EL3e or six AA members. Battery option AA can be a backup on hand for those times you forget to charge the main battery, exhaust the network in the field, or embark on a long trip shootout where opportunities recharge can be problematic. For most people, however, the single main battery should be all you need for a unique photo shoot.

IMAGE QUALITY ‘m a big fan of the images produced by the D300 and D90 with the bearing what appears to be the same sensor and processor, I was hoping he’d be happy with shots from that camera as well. The D90 did not disappoint.

Pictures taken in the default configuration with the D90 were generally friendly and accurate in terms of color reproduction and fidelity. I felt the sharpness could use a boost over the defect, and D90 gives you plenty of options for manipulating images through the Image Control menu: sharpness, contrast, brightness, saturation and hue can all be modified by the user if you have disabled the auto lighting -Function D (which is on by default). If D-Lighting is on, the ability to manipulate the contrast and brightness is lost. More on D-Lighting later.

The vaccine wildfire that continues to be performed at a distance of about two kilometers from the 400mm lens and untrimmed. Despite the distance and unstable air caused by the fires, the D90 has done a very good job of capturing the image.

Video Quality Ok, those of you who skipped straight here, shame on you. The D90 is much more than just a video.But since you are here I will not beat around the bush – the video of the D90 is pretty good. Surely it is better, in terms of color and softness, video from any digital compact that I have reviewed.

The D90 can capture movies at 1280×720, 640×424, 320×216 or sizes, all at a rate of 24 fps Nikon reminds us is the same as movie theater. But let’s face it, almost everyone will shoot with the HD setting if you are using this camera for movies.

The good news? A range of Nikon lenses can be used for video D90, which allows you to customize the view to suit your particular taste. Zoom lenses can zoom during video capture function VR lenses and the camera continuously calculates exposure through the matrix metering. Are there any drawbacks to video with the D90?

Yes there is. HD video is limited to 5 minutes and there is a maximum size of 2 GB video regardless of the quality of image being captured. In long videos from the camera can overheat, affecting video quality and, in extreme cases, causing the camera is turned off before suffering thermal damage. The camera does not autofocus while actually recording video – to set the focus point using AF for the opening break. If the subject is in the same place or moved but remains at the same distance from you and / or depending on the depth of field generated by the lens you are using, the original focal length can still be good for the clip full video. Otherwise, you can focus manually.

Did I mention that the video has to be done through the Live View mode (using the monitor)? This may or may not be a good thing depending on your past experience. People who have fired compact digitals with monitors can feel at home (at least until they have to go to manual focus). Personally, I would kill for this camera for a video capability through the viewfinder: as good as the monitor is D90, can be a chore to try and focus manually using the monitor in bright outdoor conditions.

Finally, perhaps the biggest fly in the ointment is a product of video of D90 CMOS sensor – not just this particular sensor, any CMOS sensor, which show the effects of what is known as the blind in video capture. This little gremlin goes by the catchy name shutter effect, and essentially, you can make vertical objects to assume a distorted tilt when the camera moves through a field of view, such as tracking a subject running against a fixed background.

As I mentioned before, DCR.com editor David Rasnake and I have worked in the video portion of this review, and David shot a football game that created quite well as an illustration of how rolling shutter effect would impact a video. Here are the words of David on the subject:

“For the kind of work sports where panning is faster (besides the fact that there were a lot of buildings with strong vertical lines in the background in this particular location), which was quite annoying required. A few ago sequences that seemed straight out of a cartoon, where all kinds of shouts to an end with inclined in the background buildings. are “ruin” the video? I think not. it was clearly, even distractingly remarkable? Yep. “I bring this eg up just because I can see this camera is ‘soccer mom’ advanced, ie, the video function could get used to photograph this kind of fast moving action sequences. (We might also note, however, that the effect will probably be intensified in this case because he was shooting a monopod. – Controlling and any vertical movement of masking did not find the so extreme impact when working hand at the expense of a lot of stability overall image, of course).

“Otherwise, I found the video to be rich and vibrant in terms of color, with excellent exposure everywhere and good sharpness to boot if you know what you’re doing on the side of the lens. Establishing a narrow opening more tolerant and shoot at higher ISOs seems to be the ticket to address the lack of AF during the video (which is a little irritating, but nothing unusual for a film still camera film – many covenants not autofocus during video, either, despite the Canon EOS 5D Mark II does, you are comparing apples to oranges in terms of price, features and target market at the time) I think overall characterization. – this camera takes nice video, but people need to be sensitive about the use and overview of what they intend to do with their cameras to record video in general – is accurate and fair. “

Here it is one of the clips of football David (showing the effects of the shutter in its most pronounced moment) and a couple of mines from the beach – panoramic view of a 400mm keep a surfer when he is largely filling the frame it is not very funny, and the relatively shallow depth of field produced by the long telephoto does not give much room for error manual focus comes into play.

Note:. The video clips in the player above are lower resolution versions of the original filesunaltered Original files can be downloaded here:

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I end verdict? He told David that the D90 can produce some outrageously ridiculous effects if the user deliberately sought to exploit the effects of the blind, but most people in the real world would not do that. Your video football is a good example of how it can affect the effect of a video, but really have not found the distraction effect until deliberately concentrated on the bottom and the players as the panoramic camera are ignored.

The D90 can produce a high quality video, especially if the subject avoid situations that give rise to the effect of shade. If video is your main passion, buying a camcorder. If you want a camera with video capability, the D90 is the only way to go at this price point – at least for now.

Exposure, development, and Color The D90 is the least expensive Nikon to offer the 3D Color Matrix Metering II with Scene Recognition System that previously found only in higher end D3, D300, D700 and models: “420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, teamed with the exclusive Scene recognition system evaluates images, refers to a built-in database of over 30,000 photographic scenes, for unmatched exposure accuracy. ” This system is similar in some respects to that of the upper rack part Nikons, using a variant of 1005 pixel.

The D90 seemed a bit more likely to lose or at least push the envelope in the loss of reflexes in difficult situations and high contrast that others – perhaps the pixel 1005 system has an advantage over the 420 in this regard. There are options of center-weighted and spot metering, in addition to the 3D Matrix.

The D90 features D-Lighting automatically as a default, but the user can also select between low, normal, high high, or more settings and disable function completely. D-Lighting seeks to optimize detail in shadow and highlight areas, and anyone who has read my opinions Nikon know I’m a fan of D-Lighting, both active or post-processing. The D90 provides both. Here are four shots from a tank fire “Super Scooper” making a fall of about two kilometers away – the Original and three other post processed in the camera to the normal low and high values ??of D-Lighting.

Apart from the setting, the user can set in the camera, the D90 offers a number of useful tools in the retouch menu of the camera, including D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, trim, monochrome effects, filters, color balance, image small image overlay, quick retouch, straighten, distortion control, fisheye, and NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) Processing – Nikon RAW format file. The latter tool is especially valuable as NEF files are still largely owned and most have no Nikon software problems to deal with. NEF allows the user to make a copy of these JPEG files on the camera while retaining the original NEF files and richness of image data they contain.

Color reproduction is good at D90, and the user has many options for color adjustment in the Picture Control menu. The following are examples of standard options, neutral, vivid color, and black and white, each has more modifications available through the submenu.

White Balance Auto WB worked well under a variety of lighting conditions with the exception of incandescent, which soared quite hot.

Nikon D90 Automatic white balance, 3200K incandescent light

The D90 offers six white balance settings with dedicated cars, plus the ability to set WB according to color temperatures in a range from 2,500 to 10,000 degrees Kelvin or WB usual by the user.

The sensitivity and noise As studio shot of reminded me of the D300 D90 – noise is good up to ISO 800, with some deterioration beginning to appear in 1600 and increase slightly in 3200, but still looks pretty good in the study – particularly if the image is still small. ISO 6400 sensitivity would certainly be the last resort, but certainly usable in a pinch.

By itself, the D90 looks great, but I was eager to shoot the D90 and D300 side to side to see how the results compared. It is only a bargain price D90 D300 regarding ISO performance, or Nikon design some differences to help keep the two different models?

I shot each camera with the 18-105mm kit lens at ISO settings of 200 to 6400. Camera settings were the closest thing I could do them. Both chambers had high ISO noise reduction normally and gave me a simultaneous NEF / JPEG Fine image quality with the different ISO settings. Here are the JPEG images:

D90 shots seem a little saturated color, which could be the result of a more consumer-oriented processing options, or perhaps only a normal variation difference between two different instruments light exposure. Both cameras seem quite close in performance noise through ISO 800, and then the D300 seems to be a little better in 1600 onwards. I think the difference is enough to suggest that the D90 is not sharing everything the D300 has. Image processing concept EXPEED Nikon, for example, has appeared on the digital SLR and compact, so the specific implementation in the D300 EXPEED may not be exactly the same as in the D90 EXPEED.

While the sensors are probably very similar, if not identical, there may be other factors to consider what seems to be a very slight edge noise to the D300 above ISO 800 – the D90 is image processing centric the slightly more aggressive consumer potentially explain at least part of the increase in noise.

D90 shots themselves look pretty good. Beside the D300 still they look pretty good. In this case, pretty good, not bad at all.

Additional sample images

CONCLUSIONS People who have been paying attention to digital SLR Nikon for the past few years there has been a trend: a high-performance Nikon out, followed a few months later by a chamber lower price, offering good part of the results at a fraction of the price. When the D2X was introduced was the undisputed professional Nikon camera. Ten months later, more or less, the D200 comes, and while providing a sensor 10 to 12.4 megapixel D2X, matching the rate of 5 fps continuous shooting and produces images higher ISO to boot.

The D300 came out and immediately eclipsed the D2X / Xs, becoming the new flagship of Nikon DX sensor – again at a fraction of the price. The full-frame D3 is introduced, followed by the D700, which packs a lot of punch for about 60 percent of the cost. And now comes the D90 D300-shoot quality stills and packaging as a decent movie about two thirds of the cost of movieless D300. If you really dissect the planes D90 could be a bit noisy at high ISOs than the D300, or might just be my eyes are tired. The rate of continuous shooting D90 will not match the D300, but in reality, is not about a shootout between the D90 and D300.

Comparisons are tempting, since both cameras probably share the same sensor, could share the processing pipeline of the same, and they share identical ISO sensitivity ranges, but the D90 is intended for people looking for something a little above an organ entry l

Fujifilm FinePix X100 review

The development of the FinePix X100 was announced by Fujifilm at Photokina in September 2010, and the camera seems to have generated considerable interest since. The formal announcement of its commercial launch, scheduled for March, arrived on February 8, 2011. The Japanese earthquake / tsunami caused an interruption in the production of the camera for a while, and so far the X100 can be hard to find.

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Consider the two new large and prestigious New York suppliers, Adorama and B & H Photo: as this is written, Adorama site says demand is high, supplies are limited and irregular and refuse to accept new orders for the X100 nowadays. B & H simply says that the camera is “temporarily unavailable.”E-Bay seems to have no shortage of cameras, but you will pay a premium of at least $ 100 plus $ 1,200 MSRP at that site. What is all the fuss about the X100 anyway?

First, it is “cute”, at least according to my wife. More objectively, the camera resembles a classic rangefinder design, similar to the families of Leica M8 / M9 / X1 digitals. There is a fixed 23mm f / 2 lens that shoots like a 35mm (equivalent in 35mm film) due to APS-C CMOS sensor camera. Here is the point:

According to Fuji, the goal has been developed specifically for the X100 and the sensor has been specially designed to match the characteristics of the target performance. Sensor resolution is 12.3 megapixels and the nominal sensitivity range is ISO 200-6400; this range can be extended to 100 and 12800 at the ends, respectively. A redesigned EXR Processor promises “… a better resolution, high sensitivity, low noise and wide dynamic range technologies,” along with “… the response faster signal processing.”

Viewfinder is a hybrid, allowing the use, as either an optical or electronic viewfinder. The 2.8-inch LCD monitor can be used for image composition or capture, and there are eye sensor that allows the camera to be set to switch to the viewfinder when you get in your eye and back the screen when you take it away.

Capacity is 720 HD video, a little surprising with people pushing 1080 and the closest you’ll get to a full automatic firing mode motion picture. No scene modes, face detection no / blink / smile equalization. Fuji X100 styles such as the “professional’s choice”, and while potential users do not have to be professional to know the X100, people looking for a typical compact car full digital experience should probably look elsewhere. JPEG, RAW or JPEG and RAW You can fire simultaneously, and there is a RAW converter in the camera produces JPEG images if the option to save memory by not firing the dual file.

The camera uses SD / SDHC / SDXC memory media and Fuji includes a battery and charger, camera strap and clips, USB cable, lens cap, CD-ROM software and user manual printed with each camera.A hood and adapter ring to allow the use of 49 mm filters are available as accessories.

Construction and design The X100 is very well built, with covered cast magnesium top and bottom surfaces, metal controls and stone grain “leather-like” finish on the rest of the rectangular body. That body is not portable shirt pocket, but a pocket of the jacket will be big enough.

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Looking at the top of the body of the shutter speed dial and shutter button will transport you to the 1960s or earlier, especially the shutter, which is threaded to accept standard cable release. But then he moved to the back and things like monitor and control dial remind you that this is not your grandfather 35mm.

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Ergonomics and controls The camera right front has a slightly built-up that helps promote a grip and the tip of the index finger of the right hand naturally fell into the fire button section – but at the same time articulating the first tended to affect the nearby dial exposure compensation, which appeared to emanate from the zero offset configuration quite often. It was a somewhat annoying problem that often do not appear until exhibitions started going out of control, but the solution is likely to have only Fuji design a little more strength to become the dial.

Fujifilm FinePix X100

External controls give the user quick access to settings for shutter speed and aperture and exposure compensation through traditional areas and the lens aperture ring, while more than the typical command line digital and buttons call settings such as white balance, flash, single or continuous shooting rates, along with the single mode, continuous or manual focus.

Fujifilm FinePix X100

And speaking of manual focus, the X100 is very slow to manual focus – you have to turn the focus ring through a range of motion to move from near to far. The X100 can enlarge the image on the screen to help establish focus, but does not change the glacial rate at which the focus ring gets there.Use manual focus for very fine adjustments to work closely with a tripod or some other type of camera support is the only reason to change me autofocus.

I had a hard time with the menu / OK button in the center of the dial. Try to push the button as often as not activate the control dial. These controls do not seem to vary much from similar controls in other compact digitals that I have reviewed, but the X100 produced a record number of activations unnoticed by me. When I used the command dial to change the macro or flash setting, the following screen will be displayed for two seconds before reverting back to the original – by the time I looked options on the second screen was gone. Fuji must check in takes a little longer on those screens.

Menus and Modes Menus, once they are on the screen, is quite simple and intuitive, which is a shooting menu page four, six configuration page set menu three playback page. The only exception is motion panorama mode, which provides a brief one-page menu trigger. Motion Panorama is the closest the X100 reaches a traditional compact digital automatic mode, but this specialized mode has limited use and clearly not the whole car about to “throw anything” and the mode of choice for many shooting.

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  • Program Auto: The camera adjusts the aperture and shutter speed, but the user has the option of selecting different combinations of aperture / shutter by turning the dial or pressing the control stick to the left or right. Wide variety of user input.
  • Aperture Priority: The user sets the aperture, the camera sets the shutter speed. Wide variety of user input.
  • Shutter priority: The user sets the shutter speed, the camera sets the aperture. Wide variety of user input.
  • Manual: The user sets the aperture and shutter speed. Wide variety of user input.
  • Motion Panorama: The automatic mode allows the user to select 120 or 180 shots degrees, then sew several images to form a single shot. User input is limited to ISO, limited to the image quality options, dynamic range and film simulation.
  • Movie: The capture resolution 1280 x 720 movies at 24 frames per second, maximum 10 minutes of recording time.

Display / Viewfinder The 2.8-inch LCD monitor on the X100 has a membership of 460,000 points and is adjustable to 11 levels of brightness. The monitor returned a result peak brightness of 294 nits under but high contrast ratio of 980: 1 on the tests of our study. In the field, the monitor was quite usable in bright conditions for image composition and capture, but there were times when it became difficult to see. The saving grace with the X100 is a very nice viewer that can put those bright blue status monitor behind you.The coverage is about 100%.

The hybrid viewfinder can be set to display as a viewfinder (OVF) or electronic viewfinder (EVF) and a hand lever on the front of the camera allows you to quickly switch back and forth between the two options. Both options provide a framework within optical viewfinder that approaches the area captured for image composition – Shooting data can be displayed on the borders of the entire frame, without obstructing the view of the real image.

The optical viewfinder is kept in clear focus, and Fuji, offers the lowest shutter lag time – there is apparently some induced in the shutter when the camera is powered by the electronic viewfinder further delay. OVF also offers the possibility of starting a power saving mode that doubles the battery life of 300 pictures Fuji claims. You can customize the view to include information OVF different indicators such as level histogram, electronics or guide frame.

The images captured with the OVF may suffer from parallax error. Because the OVF is aligned parallel to the lens, but at a short distance into the camera body, the image being composed of OVF is not exactly the same to be captured by the lens. extreme close-ups cause the most dramatic change, and to minimize the parallax error of the camera does not focus at distances of less than 2.6 meters when operating with OVF – defaults to EVF camera in these cases. The further away from the camera is from the subject being captured, less parallax error when OVF is used. OVF coverage is about 90%. Here are two pictures taken from the same place in OVF and EVF, with the play of focus at the center of the world, from about 4 feet. You can see the slightly different aspect of catches viewer function that was used.

EVF, moreover, provides a view through the lens and precision regarding the composition and image capture. EVF provides a coverage of 100% and 0.47 inch monitor has a membership of 1,440,000 points. Despite the improved performance battery with OVF, I liked the better EVF and used for most outbreaks with X100. The EVF is bright, has a diopter adjustment for vision and necessary for image composition – that’s good enough for me. The EVF and monitor 49 can provide focal points for the composition and the capture, OVF can offer 25.

PERFORMANCE An interesting aspect of the X100 is the battery, which, although asymmetrically, easily fits into the battery compartment is the right way or three-way wrong. The right way is with the curved edge of the battery match the curved edge of the compartment, but happily accept X100 battery with the straight edge on the curved side of the compartment, or the battery contacts facing the door the battery as well.

Fujifilm FinePix X100

If the X100 refuses to come to life after popping in a new battery, make sure that you have the battery properly before calling Fuji for warranty service. I have the battery on the road right now, so let’s shoot!

Shooting performance X100 The first thing required is to wait a bit until it is launched – The camera takes about 2.2 seconds to provide a focus icon. There is an option of quick start reducing that time to about 0.7 seconds, but the problem is that if the camera has been off for more than 20 minutes to complete boot time 2.2 seconds is required. Quick Start also increases the battery consumption, shortening the life compared to the typical startup procedure.

With normal start, I was able to get off a shot for the first time in about 3 to 3.25 seconds. Single shot to shot times ran about ten seconds, the main culprit here is the X100 times to write with a class 10 SDHC memory and fine quality JPEG capture. In fact, the X100 time writing across the spectrum are not anything special. A change that only JPEG and RAW writing time was five seconds. One JPEG / RAW capture combo? Nine seconds.

Shutter Lag (press-to-capture, pre-focused)

Acquisition AF (press to capture, no pre-focus)

continuous shooting

* Note: frame rate for continuous shooting are based on the fastest high-resolution camera JPEG continuous shooting mode, using the best media type available (300x CF, SDHC, etc.) “Frames” notes number of catches explosion before the camera stops / slows to clear the buffer.

The camera made its advertised rate of 5 fps continuous shooting for 10 JPEG files (8 if you’re shooting RAW), but the writing time after burst JPEG shooting 10 was 20 seconds. Make that erupted in RAW and you’re under a little more than 30 seconds while the X100 is updated. Does anyone even dares to speculate how long a burst of fine JPEG / RAW take? For the record, the same shot eight burst is obtained, but writing time jumps about 46 seconds. While the camera is writing, either a single capture or explosion, you can not cancel the writing process to take another picture.

AF acquisition was not spectacular in our study Tests, reaching 0.68 seconds. In the field of X100 sometimes it seemed quite fast – certainly faster than the study time -, while others looked more like our study time.

When OVF is used for filming the explosion image it is kept constant to track a moving object is easy. Using the results EVF or monitor in a brief blackout after the initial injection, a delay in milliseconds before the next shot is displayed, so the track fast-moving subjects can be more of a challenge.

The X100 is built-in flash has a range of about 29 meters at ISO 1600, but down to 200 ISO and you’re trying on a range of four feet. Suffice it to say that the built-in flash power is low, which probably explains recycle times ranging from three seconds. The X100 has a hot shoe, so if your flash is mounted an external thing and have at it.

No stabilization to be had with the X100, so let’s talk about a philosophy shooting regarding the minimum shutter speed if you’re gonna pull hand. We are talking about a rate designed to override camera shake caused by hand holding, not necessarily stop the action or make any other creative effect you might want.

The general rule for the conclusion of the hand is the exposure time should be the focal length of the lens you are shooting expressed as a fraction. For the X100 in its focal length of 35mm (35mm equivalent use, not the length of the lens design of 23 mm), we would have at least 1 / 35th of a second. A 100mm lens would be 1 / 100th of a second, a 1 / 500th of a second 500mm.

If you refer to the shutter speed dial on the X100, there is a “30”, which represents 1 / 30th of a second and a “60” to 1 / 60th of a second, but no “35”. Does that mean that the X100 can not shoot at 1 / 35th of a second? No, it just means that you can not set a shutter speed of 1 / 35th of a second through the shutter speed dial. The general rule is just that – in general – and many people will be able to sustain successful handheld at 1 / 30th of a second or less becomes camera shake before a problem. Others do not, and have to go to 1 / 60th of a second or even more.

In any case, according to the shutter priority shooting mode that lets you adjust the shutter speed it is a quick way to make sure you have enough speed to cushion I wish I was beaten. Aperture priority, auto and manual of any program can achieve the same result, so the end result is not the current shooting mode, but rather the mode used produce enough shutter speed to cancel trepidation.

Lastly, the motion picture shooting mode is one of the best I’ve found. First try was perfect hand.Here are a couple of examples.

Performance Lens Developed specifically for the X100, the Super EBC Fujinon lens f / 2 does a very good job of capturing images from the point of view of quality. There is some distortion present barrel (and I’m on the fence might actually be a little distortion mustache in place), but whatever the objective is fairly free from distortion, with straight lines near the edges of the frame still very minimally affected.

Fujifilm X100 Sample Image

The lens has a uniform whole plot possibly just a little soft in the corners sharpness, but overall very good. chromic aberration (purple fringing) was virtually absent – what examples you found took extreme increases to discern and really were not a problem at just under extreme pixel-peeping.

While the optical performance is quite good, the lens design is also responsible for paralyzes X100 with respect to certain combinations of aperture and shutter speed. The shutter X100 is part of the inner workings of the lens, and this means fast shutter speeds may not be available at large apertures.For example, a shutter speed of 1 / 4000th of a second is not available at f / 2 5.6, 1 / 2000th is not available in f / 2 f / 2.8 – have to go to 1 / 1000th of a second or slower before the X100 soar in all lens aperture.

Fuji has a built in work around this design feature, however. There is a built-in neutral density filter on the lens X100 that can be activated to provide 3 EV (or stops for the film people) reduction of exposure to allow shutter speeds and wider apertures if desired. This retracts type filter sheet when disabled.

Video Quality Video 720 HD X100 is quite good as 720 HD is – the default camera in AF-C (continuous AF) values ??when capturing the movie starts and the camera is very good about the holding focus as subjects distances vary. Sound is recorded in stereo. Movie length is shorter than 10 minutes or exhaustion memory capacity. The focus, exposure and white balance are automatically adjusted during recording audio and the camera can record sound from the camera or lens itself, and wind noise. No characteristic of wind shear.

The CMOS sensor X100 may be susceptible to rolling shutter when the panning effect during video capture, but the speed of the tray should be quite fast (much faster than normally used) to bring the effect to unacceptable levels. Fuji recommends a Class 4 or higher memory card for capturing video.

Download Fujifilm FinePix X100 Video Clip

Video recording is access drive options through the control dial, select the movie and press “OK”.The camera will switch to EVF when the OVF had been selected and pick continuous AF and a full push the shutter button and start capturing a second full thrust it stops. Not too expensive, but far from excellent push of a video capture mode that appear in some cameras.

Image Quality Default still image quality of the X100 is very good, with accurate color reproduction and nice sharpness.

And if does not meet with his approval, the X100 offers multiple options to produce images that should satisfy the pickiest user. Sharp, for example, offers five settings: Standard, which is the default, and two softer and harder steps. Here’s a look at the default settings and hard – at first glance seem very similar, but on closer examination to be a bit more brightness to the hard configuration Missing default.

Vane chamber basic color is called “Film Simulation” and offers the standard options of live and soft colors based on the appearance of the three films Fuji Velvia and Provia :, Astia. There are also black sepia, black and white with yellow filters, red or green and white, and. These are the three colors, along with white filter options and black and black / red and white.

You can not decide which configuration your favorite color? Set the X100 to “support film simulation” and take individual photos, which then processes the camera to create copies in standard soft configuration, live. You can also set the camera for auto exposure bracketing, ISO and dynamic range. Here are the photos of the chapel of the mission – the first is an aperture priority ISO 200, then take bracketing dynamic range of 100, 200 and 400% levels.

The main difference was that DRB shots increased to 800 ISO and fired a shutter speed much shorter than the aperture priority shooting. The histograms in the four shots are quite similar, with slight differences in the distribution of light. DRB 400 lights trimmed a little less than the others, and they were roughly equal in preserving details in shadows.

Multi counter for calculating exposure is the default method, using a 256-zone TTL (through the lens) system that is recommended for most situations. This method is used for most shots in the review and did a pretty good job overall, but sometimes the camera will lose some highlights in high-contrast scenes. There is also room options and means for measuring barrel.

Auto white balance is used for all shots in the review and did a good job in most conditions, including fluorescent our study. The X100 hot shot in auto WB with incandescent lighting. Besides usual self no temperature, Kelvin, direct sunlight, shade, three configurations of fluorescent, incandescent and an underwater environment that reduces the blue cast typically associated with underwater shooting without flash.

Fujifilm X100 Sample Image Automatic white balance, fluorescent light 5500K

DSLRs cut art sensors have shown some significant improvement over its predecessors ISO noise in low light, and the X100 pack a style DSLR APS-C sensor which is expected to perform well in low light sand. Their expectations have been met.

The X100 has a range of nominal sensitivity ISO 200-6400, extensions 100 and available 12800. There is really nothing to gain by shooting 100 at the lower end, so did not. But you may come upon a scene where 12800 is the only way to get the vaccine, so we did take a look at that sensitivity. ISO 200, 400 and 800 are very difficult to differentiate – 1600 is the level at which some deterioration becomes more readily visible, but still pretty soft.

ISO 3200 shows a significant decrease compared to 1600, but still pretty good and I would shoot without hesitation if the situation required. ISO 6400 is clearly the most dramatic fall in this point, the noise spots accompanied by increased gain and loss of fine detail. This sensitivity is best left for small print / internet. ISO 12800 is even worse, with only the crudest of the data supporting – clearly the choice of last resort.

I have had the opportunity to review the Nikon D7000 and Canon 60D DSLR for this site and its APS-C sensors have had the best cut performance low light sensor I’ve had in my hands. The X100 is very competitive in my eyes, no doubt through the standard ISO 1600. The Fuji seems to take a slightly different tack when it hits the Nikon ISO 3200 – it seems to be a greater reduction in noise at work at Fuji , which produces a file softer at the expense of fine details.

The Nikon is grainy, but sharper with better detail. Some of that may be due to the resolution of 16.2 megapixel D7000 versus 12.3 in Fuji, but also shows the high bar set by the better team today cropped sensor in the sand in low light.

Additional sample images

CONCLUSIONS The Fujifilm X100 is here, offering DSLR-like picture quality and noise performance in a decidedly anti-DSLR-like package. The look is elegant and classic rangefinder relatively compact, at least compared with typical digital SLR. Materials, fit and finish are very good. The camera includes some interesting details, such as the Hybrid Viewfinder available, and a wide variety of environments and image adjustment tools set this camera up to attract serious shooters who are not looking to aim and shoot.

The picture quality and the ability to extensively customize the imaging parameters make this camera easy to please, but I found the whole experience tainted by controls, and to a lesser extent some menu operations. The control dial / OK is the main source of my dismay – I think you can not always get the input you want to do without suffering through a series of first accidental activation. The design of these controls is no different than many digitals, but I never had the problems I’m having with the X100. May increase the height of the OK button so that the finger is less apt to hit the drive control as well?

And once you reached the menus using the control dial, secondary screens back to the main screen within a few seconds – almost before you can solve your choices and begin to select one. Software solution, anyone? Shutter lag is good, the AF time is so-so, write times are slow, manual focus is very slow and I still love this camera. Funny how a dose of cures very good image quality of a lot worse. The X100 is not perfect, but it is a very good start and if Fuji makes some corrections to the basic platform will not take another disaster to make these cameras difficult to find.

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  • Very good image quality and color fidelity
  • Good high ISO noise performance
  • Good shutter lag
  • Good feature set for serious shooters
  • Viewer interest

Cons:

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  • Some imprecise controls
  • Reduce the write speed fast
  • AF average a little slow at times
  • Cost

The 4G of Lowi will be on all your rates from December

As has been communicated by the mobile operator virtual, the 4G connectivity of Lowi will be available on all your rates from December along with some surprises.

All your customers will be able to use 4G in areas where there is coverage of this type of Vodafone, using the technology LTE Cat.4, that is to say, with speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

The entrance of the 4G of Lowi will be on all your rates..

As has been communicated by the mobile operator virtual, the 4G connectivity of Lowi will be available on all your rates from December along with some surprises.

All your customers will be able to use 4G in areas where there is coverage of this type of Vodafone, using the technology LTE Cat.4, that is to say, with speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

The entrance of the 4G of Lowi will be on all your rates from December first appears in The Android Free.

The best series of HBO Spain you can see

With the arrival of the popular service of VOD to all over the world I collect the best series of HBO Spain that you can see it already in your Android mobile or device compatible.

To make this list, we focus on two types of series.

On the one hand we select the best of those that are currently in issue with a current season or any in the process of recording or post-production.

On the other ha..

Las mejores series de HBO España que puedes ver ya

With the arrival of the popular service of VOD to all over the world I collect the best series of HBO Spain that you can see it already in your Android mobile or device compatible.

To make this list, we focus on two types of series.

On the one hand we select the best of those that are currently in issue with a current season or any in the process of recording or post-production.

On the other hand, we wanted to also recommend the series if you have finished your broadcast completely, some several years ago, are required viewing for the most seriéfilos, true jewels of the television.

Las mejores series de HBO España actuales

The best series of HBO Spain current

The selected in this section are productions of HBO and is that the company has put a lot of resources in creating a catalog of his own which is, nowadays, a reference even for giants such as Netflix.

Westworld

This is the bet the company’s most recent, a history where the philosophy marries technology, where artificial intelligence makes us ask humans what it is that gives us life, what is the difference. My series of header.

  • Available on HBO: 1 season

Games of Thrones

Series most impressive of the last years, based on the mythology of George R. R Martin, and is capable of transporting us to a world in which there are dragons, and where that is perhaps the least interesting. Essential.

  • Available on HBO: 6 seasons

The Night Of

A series police focused on a single case that is presented to us from multiple angles and different characters. A critique of the court system and the u.s. prison that shows us the other face of the sometimes idyllic american society.

  • Available on HBO: 1 season

Las mejores series de HBO España clásicas

The best series of HBO Spain classic

However we also have other series available that although they have finished already have been a turning point for its quality. If you haven’t seen, because it takes you and if you’ve already seen as we recommend to see them again.

The sopranos

The life of a mobster is not always as we imagine, and after their labor aspects is the day-to-day of a person who is not normal, but yes that address their everyday problems.

The Wire

A series that many, including Barack Obama, have as series a preferred and who say that it is possibly the best series of the history. Intrigue police in a reference of required viewing.

  • Available on HBO: 5 seasons

Mad Men

This series is not own HBO, but AMC, but it is a masterpiece of human relationships, of how it was the day-to-day in the 60s and how things that now impact us at that time were natural.

  • Available on HBO: 7 seasons

True Detective

Two seasons with two different stories. A Matthew McConaughey, who changed his image and was reinvented along with other great actors of Hollywood is a ruthless narration of the deepest of the united States

  • Available on HBO: 2 seasons

Two meters under the ground

With a end is acclaimed as one of the best of television, this story of a dysfunctional family that runs a funeral home is the story of how we live and how we die.

  • Available on HBO: 5 seasons

Many more series

Obviously that a series is acclaimed by the critics and that like is not always the same and there are many more options in the catalog of HBO which deserve to be highlighted:

  • The Newsroom
  • Bang of Brothers
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Silicon Valley

Let us know in the comments what are your favorite series that emits HBO and also available on other platforms.

A Spanish startup gets in trouble Vodafone and Huawei to accuse them of plagiarism

TOT, a technology company, Spanish, just to deal a blow to the two giants of telecommunications. The Spanish startup accuses Vodafone and Huawei of plagiarism, and requires a minimum of 508 million euros in compensation.

Possibly you do not sound of anything by the acronym TOT. And it is normal, the Spanish startup working in telecommunications since 2002, we are a company that is put in front of..

Vodafone y Huawei: acusados de plagio por una startup española por 500 millones de euros

TOT, a technology company, Spanish, just to deal a blow to the two giants of telecommunications. The Spanish startup accuses Vodafone and Huawei of plagiarism, and requires a minimum of 508 million euros in compensation.

Possibly you do not sound of anything by the acronym TOT. And it is normal, the Spanish startup working in telecommunications since 2002, we are a company that is put in front of the public. Top Optimized Technologies says, in its website, develop systems revolutionary associated with the power control in the 3G and 4G networks. Something that, according to his figures, is able to increase the network capacity by 40%.

As a telecommunications company, have relationship with other giants in the sector. In addition to the operators that deploy wireless networks, we also talk about the companies that develop the equipment. And so begins this story, according to the version of the facts of TOT exposed in the demand to which it has had access to The Confidential.

Huawei and Vodafone, accused of plagiarism by TOT

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TOT assures in the lawsuit that Vodafone and Huawei conspired to block them and plagiarles

In 2005, after that take 3 years working on their technology, TOT began to establish alliances with other companies in the world of telecommunications. The founder of TOT meets with Francisco Roman, CEO Vodafone Spain by then, and the current president of the company.

And, after this contact, TOT started to work on the infrastructure of Vodafone, analyzing how effective it would be the technology of TOP in the network of the giant English. This happened in 2006, after signing a confidentiality agreement. And 2006 was also the date in the linked TOT with providers of Vodafone. Nokia, Ericsson, and very especially Huawei.

Here is when the story starts to become turbulent. TOT says that Vodafone took advantage of this collaboration to “get the maximum amount of information about their technology to apropiarsela”. Using a patent applied for by Vodafone in 2007 as the basis of this argument. The patent would be a plagiarism of a document attached TOT.

Una startup española podría poner en problemas a Vodafone y Huawei al acusarlos de plagio

TOT accuses Vodafone and Huawei agree to exorbitant prices for lock technology of the Spanish company

In 2008, and with the delays, the three companies (TOT, Huawei and Vodafone signed an agreement of intent, which forbade TOT sell its technology to any other company, and also determine the price that Vodafone would pay. TOT assures in the lawsuit that they did this to prevent develop its activity, and in turn fool you. Make believe TOT that would apply its technology while, in secret, patented to his name.

Despite this, everything seemed to be going from strength to strength. Vodafone purchased 10% of the shares of TOT, and testing of the system yielding spectacular results. But it all started to crumble in 2015. Vodafone asked Huawei to installed the technology of TOT in their systems. And Huawei responded by requesting the payment of a price “is enormous, disproportionate”.

Given the impossibility of deploying the technology TOT it was in dry dock. Vodafone and Huawei continued to develop “technology”, technology that would be a plagiarism if the accusations. And TOT goes further: they accuse Vodafone and Huawei agree to those prices so high as to block the technology of the Spanish company. Because let’s remember that TOT was forbidden to sell to any other company, could only do so with Vodafone.

What does the TOT in his lawsuit against Vodafone and Huawei?

Las ofertas de Vodafone para los clientes de contrato en verano

TOT, in addition to precautionary measures, asks for a compensation of 598.9 million euros as a minimum

According to TOT, Huawei and Vodafone are said to have committed patent infringement, in addition to breaching the conditions assumed. In addition, both companies would have tried to register for the technology TOT up to its name, appropriating the rights of the technology.

At this time, the demand has been accepted for processing. TOT also requires injunctive relief in its complaint, among which are the removal of the equipment with power control OLPC and the withdrawal of advertising from Vodafone. The judge will be assessing the needs in these moments.

On the other hand, and by way of compensation, TOT asks for a minimum of 598.9 million euros. And this figure is a minimum, regardless of how many antennas they are using the Spanish technology. Be certain all of these allegations, we would be talking about a demand of more than 1,000 million euros.

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Remember that all of this is what THOTH says in its demand; we are very far from a final judgment, and everything indicates that we are facing a long lawsuit. Huawei has stated that it will defend their interests, while Vodafone claims to have no knowledge of the demand, although they have already informed their investors of it.

The best mobile phones for Christmas on Cyber Monday

After the Black Friday on last Friday, today we have a new day focused on online shopping, Cyber Monday, and Gearbest presents the best mobile phones for Christmas.

In a new section of your website you will be able to see all of the items that have been reduced to celebrate this day, being able to purchase some from 99 cents, but we are going to focus on the best mobile that you can buy to give a..

Los mejores móviles para Navidad en el Cyber Monday

After the Black Friday on last Friday, today we have a new day focused on online shopping, Cyber Monday, and Gearbest presents the best mobile phones for Christmas.

In a new section of your website you will be able to see all of the items that have been reduced to celebrate this day, being able to purchase some from 99 cents, but we are going to focus on the best mobile that you can buy to give away at christmas.

Elephone S7

This model is characterized above all by their curved sides, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Buy Elephone S7

Xiaomi Redmi 4

Xiaomi Redmi 4

This terminal has dropped enough in price, and maintains its good specs, the Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0 GHz, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of internal memory, 5-inch screen FHD, finger sensor, and a battery of 4100 mAh.

Buy Xiaomi Redmi 4

Vernee Apollo Lite

Another terminal with an excellent quality-price relation and a fluidity that has made us to recall to the Nexus. And a few finishes at the height of the best smartphones of high range.

Buy Vernee Apollo Lite

MEIZU M3 Note

MEIZU M3 Note

A proposal is known as Meizu, one of the biggest in China. A smartphone that like it for its comfort in the hand and by Flyme, one of the best layers of Android.

Buy Meizu M3 Note

Lenovo ZUK Z2

If we are looking for a lot of power, an experience of Android pretty clean, and a price very content together with a size that is not too large, this is without a doubt the best choice we can make.

Buy Lenovo ZUK Z2

ZTE AXON Mini

ZTE AXON Mini

The last election of this special is the ZTE Axon Mini, good design, good sound, powerful, sensor footprints… and a great price.

Buy ZTE Axon mini

You’ll be able to use Cabify in Barcelona from December

The method of urban transport Cabify comes to Barcelona in December and will allow you to move around the city asking for a car from the mobile phone.

These vehicles are equipped with water, Wifi, magazines…

In addition we will be able to earn credit if you invite friends and they try the service, to then spend it on our own travel with Cabify.

The entry You’ll be able to use Cabify in Barcel..

The method of urban transport Cabify comes to Barcelona in December and will allow you to move around the city asking for a car from the mobile phone.

These vehicles are equipped with water, Wifi, magazines…

In addition we will be able to earn credit if you invite friends and they try the service, to then spend it on our own travel with Cabify.

The entry You’ll be able to use Cabify in Barcelona from December first appears in The Android Free.

Adobe Announces Creative Suite integration with Creative Cloud, Goes Subscription Only

By Hannah Becker

Adobe Photoshop CC ScreenshotAdobe made a big announcement at its MAX conference in Los Angeles Creativity today. The company has announced a major update to its Creative Cloud service, adding new features and the transfer of the Creative Suite product completely to the cloud.

The new service will be available in June, and offers users a set of desktop applications with the capabilities of collaboration and publishing through the device. Adobe will focus all its creative development of Creative Cloud software in the future, ie desktop tools formerly known as Creative Suite are integrated into Creative Cloud and have renamed the “CC”.

Adobe said in a statement that “while Creative 6 Own products continue to be supported and available for purchase, the company has no plans for future versions of Creative Suite or other products of CS.”

This update to Creative Cloud includes the integration of Adobe desktop applications, including Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, CC Dreamweaver and Premiere Pro CC. Switching to Creative Cloud also includes integration Behance, a line tool portfolio.

Customers can obtain the complete set of tools and features by subscribing to Creative Cloud online.Subscriptions are priced at $ 49.99 per month and users will see their automoatically improved services, new software was launched.

Fuji X100s Review: Retro meets modern technology seems

Remember when first announced Fujifilm camera X100? Photographers everywhere that immediately enthused a way synonymous with an awkward adolescent experience love at first sight.This is the camera that also helped everything changed. If you had previously read in forums around the world, many shooters wanted a retro looking camera that was small and occupies a large sensor.They did it with the X100. It was not perfect, though. This year at CES 2013, Fujifilm announced a renewal in the form of the X100s. The company perfected specifically in the initial complaints about the camera and said how they would try to improve on them.

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The X100s is being marketed and looked like maybe the perfect camera for street photography and spontaneous. In fact, when you take a DSLR or mirrorless camera and then hold a X100s, you will be amazed at the differences. Of course, you’re stuck with one goal – but that still offers the field lens quintessential vision for documentary filmmaking.

So what is all the hype about? Besides having good looks beating heart, the X100s has many other things going for it. For starters, the heart of the camera is an APS-C X-Trans II 16.3MP sensor.While the right is a lot to swallow, consider that the sensor has been renewed for a better high ISO noise processing and there is now phase detection sensors in the semi-conductor. And before the heart is another feature of biting her lip – the lens. The X100s has a 23mm f2 lens permanently fixed with Fujinon glass comprising design. Fujifilm has been in the business of optics for many years and have done what many professionals may consider some of the best lenses that exist in the medium and large format format territory. Bring that knowledge to the APS-C level, this goal represents a field of view of 35 mm due to the 1.5x crop factor of the APS-C sensor. Around this lens is an aperture ring – to pull the nostalgic memories of many experienced photographers and film enthusiasts retro-lovers.

The X100s is mostly the same camera as the X100, except for the new autofocus, some new placements button Renovated automatic and manual focus new methods approach. Users now have the option of using a prism split screen mode viewfinder focus or be used during peak hours.

Otherwise, all the buttons and dials that photographers loved are still there – including the exposure compensation dial. And yes, the EVF / OVF switch is also being extended. This was very important for many shooters.

But it’s perfect camera?

Fuji X100s

Build and Design For those who do not know, before the demise of film cameras for the digital age there was a single point of the legendary film and shoot known as the AF Hexar. He had a fixed 35mm lens f2 that was a copy of Leica. A very valid argument can be made ??to say that this camera is what inspired the X100 and X100s. It was beautiful, simple to use, small, quiet and still go for a lot of dollars on eBay.

With that said, the X100s not be called a point and shoot. It is a fixed camera lens in place. If one calls a point and shoot, you should consider the fact that this camera is marketed towards people who come to greater fruit of the tree. There are a lot of buttons on the right where you need them and in the right hands, this can be a heck of a murderer camera. In fact, there is not even any automatic mode – the closest might be the program mode. But if you put the camera in the hands of the experience, then dial exposure compensation can be adjusted and the user may not have a clue what’s going on with your pictures.

To that end, the design will once again be more suitable for veterans.

The camera size has dimensions 5.0 x 2.9 x 2.1 inches / 126.5 x 74.4 x 53.9 mm and weighs 15.70 ounces / 445 g. This camera is very light and you can walk with him around his chest or shoulder all day without feeling fatigue.

And for the photographer before shooting weddings and events with many cameras tied around them, this can be a liberating feeling.

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Go to the top of the camera and see some more business going on. There you will find the Fujifilm brand shoe, shutter speed dial, on / off switch launch / shutter and exposure compensation dial. The only physical button here is the small Fn button – we program to control the ISO.

Circle to the back of the camera and see the main control room, Captain! Here are other control switch lock button AEL / AFL four-way control dial to adjust for access to many controls, display / back button, and the addition of Quick Menu. Then there is the large 2.8-inch LCD screen – and it’s not bad, but we wish it were more details as it is only 480K points. On the left is the play button, AE button, button on the unit, and the display mode.

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And at the top is the viewfinder with diopter and eye sensor beside her.

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On both sides of the camera are the ports and the focus switch. While in the background is the battery plate, which also has the SD card in place.

Menus and modes This camera has a lot of different menus. There are different menus of the unit so different playback menus and control menus. All are color coded for easier access, but still have to do some digging to get through many of the needs of small and specialized. For example, activating the ND filter requires going through the menu. Also, if you want to change the film simulation, you must do the same. It may be a little sore.

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  • Program Auto: The camera adjusts the aperture and shutter speed, but the user has the option of selecting different combinations of aperture / shutter by turning the dial or pressing the command control left or right. Wide variety of user inputs.
  • Aperture Priority: The user sets the aperture, the camera sets the shutter speed. Wide variety of user inputs.
  • Shutter priority: The user sets the shutter speed, the camera sets the aperture. Wide variety of user inputs.
  • Manual: The user sets the aperture and shutter speed. Wide variety of user inputs.
  • Motion Panorama: automatic mode allows the user to select 120 or 180 shots degrees, then stitching multiple images to form a single shot. User inputs are limited to ISO, limited options for image quality, dynamic range and film simulation.
  • Movie: Captures movies 1920×1080 resolution at 60p or 30p frames per second, the maximum recording time 10 minutes.

Display / Viewfinder Fujifilm X100s has an LCD screen 2.8-inch, 480K dot screen. We must admit that we would have liked it to be better, though. When it came to check the images on the LCD screen, it is sometimes difficult to see the details. This is important in recording events or candids problem – especially when mixed in a lens receiving a open and not always accurate in low light AF shooting.

By contrast, the electronic viewfinder has 2,360 points K resolution – and is positively breathtaking.The user also has the option of using the optical viewfinder, but also decreases the concentration and will not always be the most accurate in telling you what’s in focus and no. In addition, we must take into account the parallax correction when focusing. When using the viewfinder, what you see is what you get – and that’s very liberating.

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We have experienced any significant delay at all with the viewfinder, so fortunately you will not see the world as a slow motion video at all. In fact, if you turn it on and shakes it all, you might even be a bit dizzy speed frame maintains both.

Note that when you are in manual mode, you will also experience exposure simulation. Keep this in mind if you have a camera flash and will stop at f8 together 1 / 1,000 to ISO 200. But when the flash fires, the image you have imagined. In our tests, we have had a lot of fun with the flash of Lomography Diana.

Performance At best lighting conditions, the Fujifilm X100s is right on par with the Olympus OMD EM5. Take in low light, however, and you will have more problems. Also consider the fact that the X100s also allows the user to control the size of the focus point is. The smaller is the point, the slower will be the focus. When the point is bigger, then you have more area to work and make it easier for the camera to focus as well.

Despite being a point and shoot camera, we did not have much shutter lag or none at all.

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Shooting Performance The Fujifilm X100s is one of the highest performance point-and-shoot cameras currently on the market. But we do not like to call a point and shoot – “. Lens fixed” instead prefer the nickname The results of real-world testing support this belief that the lens is very sharp and does an excellent job at keeping low distortion, chromatic aberration and other problems – unless you’re really looking for them.

The company also mainly aimed at problems with autofocus performance affected the X100, but were mostly fixed with firmware updates. The X100s concentrated at nearly the speed of the Olympus OMD EM5, but in low light suffers considerably. Another factor to consider is the size the user makes the point / area of ??focus.

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Fuji X100s

The battery life of the X100s is pretty good. We recorded with him for several hours from the evening and runs until late the next morning with the battery still can keep clicking and hesitantly in the coldest time the next morning. In using an informal way, however, we have easily gone for a week without charge. The excellent performance of the battery X Pro 1 is now on the X100s.Photogs Street: breathe a sigh of relief.

Performance objective lens attached to the camera is an optical 23mm f2. You could call a pancake objective if they want – but is permanently attached. In terms of full format, this camera represent a field of view of 35 mm with when shot open f3.5 aperture.

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This lens is strong open – but I have seen better out there. Of course, these other objectives are removable – and this camera still has some excellent optics. Reaches its peak around f5.6 and when a flash is added to highlight the specular highlights, you will be absolutely amazed at what kind of information can be extracted from the images.

Fujifilm did not bother to update the lens, but I think they should have because of the bump in megapixels. In addition, some users complain about the purple band we found probematic in the areas of higher contrast. Of course, if you’re shooting in RAW still we encourage you to use Adobe Lightroom to get rid of fringes. It rarely happens, but when it does, it is very bad.

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The target also suffers from some distortion, but will mostly see this by focusing up close and personal on an object. Otherwise, not much to complain about with this objective.

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Video Quality The Fujifilm X100s was not designed just for video capture, and for that we’re not even sure why the company decided to capture video camera. It is able to record video at 60 fps or 30 fps in 1080p HD.Before recording, the user can set the aperture, but the shutter speed. Manual focusing is also possible. However, the errors that we really arises is the fact that the ND filter can not be activated in the video mode. Videographers ND filters used to maintain the correct exposure while shooting video, and it would be a good addition to the top of the manual control. Also, you can not change the settings during recording.

While the video captured with the X100s can look good, we are perplexed why not allow full manual control. This is also probably why it is hidden in the menus of the unit.

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Image quality RAW files The Fujifilm X100s’ are not only extremely versatile, but also impressive droppingly good. The files are almost devoid of image noise at higher ISOs, but in fact some small modifications to get rid of all the noise in the image. Any noise is there, although it is almost negligible. At certain times, you can see the black bands, but it is also very rare.

Fuji X100s

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Concerning RAW file versatility goes, the X100s files “are almost as versatile as X Pro 1 and may even begin to border territory full frame sensor.

Once the ND filter is applied, we saw a little loss of quality – but it’s nothing that a little post-production can not fix.

JPEG output was also very good, however, still it must be stated that the highest quality coming from this camera is in the RAW files.

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Additional Sample Images

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Fuji X100sConclusion When you hold the Fujifilm X100s, all you can think about is how much power you have in a small package. And depending on the size of your hand, which generally may be too small or just right for you. Set the camera to the eye, focus, and shoot – and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to capture excellent images. The X100s has all the marks and signs of being a constant companion. In fact, we are a little sad to send it back to the company.

The X100s has an excellent image quality, blazing fast AF in the right situations, faster processing, small size, excellent lens, and wonderful ergonomics. I was trained in Leica cameras, and this reminds me of my old film cameras Leica much. In fact, I think it’s everything the Leica X2 should have been and is not.

The image quality is more than enough to also be considered professional. The user can connect to it and build PocketWizards shutter blades, plus you can use conventional flashes with almost no problem at all.

The main problem X100s “to ensure it was the autofocus. In fact, Fujifilm has done and is almost on par with the Olympus OMD EM5. However, when it comes to low light, the camera will struggle. Even though, image quality that surpasses the mirrorless camera.

Then there was the issue of manual focus – that is resolved through the use of a prism-shaped division digital approach. It is very useful in practice real life, but not always fully and perfectly accurate.

The X100s has the ability to focus with an electronic viewfinder or an OVF. The OVF is a bit limited as well and actually reduces the focusing performance down. Besides this, you can not always see exactly what is in focus. This should be something that Fujifilm should try to improve. Perhaps adding digital display focus mode optical viewfinder might work. For the best use, however, we recommend that instead functions as a rangefinder (as Leica or Voigtlander of) vs working as a prism of division.

Although in general, it is an extremely solid X100s camera. And to win the highest praise.

Pros:

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  • Class leading image quality
  • Autofocus operation much faster
  • small and lightweight
  • Excellent build quality
  • Built-in filter ND
  • Leaf shutter allows flash sync at a very high speed

Cons:

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  • The flash has a serious weak game
  • Lens cap is easy to get and not easy to store
  • Focus in low light can be frustrating
  • Video mode is limited