Camera Reviews

Nikon Cameras

  1. Nikon 1 J1
  2. Nikon 1 J3. Review from the reader Radozhiva
  3. Nikon 1 AW1
  4. Nikon Df
  5. Nikon D1X
  6. Nikon D1H
  7. Nikon D2H
  8. Nikon D2X
  9. Nikon D2Xs
  10. Nikon D3s
  11. Nikon D40
  12. Nikon D40x
  13. Nikon D50
  14. Nikon D60
  15. Nikon D70
  16. Nikon D70s
  17. Nikon D80
  18. Nikon D90
  19. Nikon D100
  20. Nikon D200
  21. Nikon D300
  22. Nikon D300s
  23. Nikon D600
  24. Nikon D700
  25. Nikon D750
  26. Nikon D800
  27. Nikon D810 (reader review)
  28. Nikon D3000
  29. Nikon D3100
  30. Nikon D3200
  31. Nikon D3300
  32. Nikon D3400
  33. Nikon D3500 (reader review)
  34. Nikon D5000
  35. Nikon D5100
  36. Nikon D5200
  37. Nikon D5300
  38. Nikon D5600
  39. Nikon D7000
  40. Nikon D7100
  41. Nikon D7200
  42. Nikon N8008s
  43. Nikon F4. Review from the reader Radozhiva
  44. Nikon F6
  45. Nikon F50. Review from the reader Radozhiva
  46. My article “Which Nikon Amateur DSLR Camera to Choose?”
  47. On this link you can see the real prices for Nikon cameras

Canon Cameras

  1. Canon 1Ds
  2. Canon 1Ds Mark II
  3. Canon 1D Mark II
  4. Canon 5D
  5. Canon 6D
  6. Canon 7D
  7. Canon 10D
  8. Canon 20D
  9. Canon EOS D30
  10. Canon 30D
  11. Canon 40D
  12. Canon 50D
  13. Canon 60D
  14. Canon 70D
  15. Canon 100D
  16. Canon 300D
  17. Canon 350D
  18. Canon 400D
  19. Canon 450D
  20. Canon 500D
  21. Canon 550D
  22. Canon 600D
  23. Canon 650D
  24. Canon 700D
  25. Canon 750D
  26. Canon 1000D
  27. Canon 1100D
  28. Canon 1200D
  29. Canon EOS M
  30. My article “Which Canon Amateur DSLR Camera to Choose?”
  31. By this link you can see the real prices of Canon cameras

Pentax Cameras

  1. Pentax K-5
  2. Pentax K10D
  3. Pentax K-30
  4. Pentax K-s2
  5. Pentax K200D
  6. Pentax 645Z
  7. Under this link you can see the real prices of Pentax cameras

Olympus Cameras

  1. Olympus Pen E-P5
  2. Olympus Pen Lite E-PL5
  3. Olympus OM-D E-M1
  4. Under this link you can see the real prices for Olympus cameras

Sony Cameras

  1. Sony ILCE-7
  2. Sony ILCE-7M2
  3. Sony ILCE-7R
  4. Sony ILCE-9
  5. Sony SLT-A65
  6. Sony SLT-A55
  7. Sony NEX-3N
  8. Sony NEX-5
  9. Sony ILCE-3500
  10. Sony ILCE-6300
  11. Sony ILCE-6500
  12. Konica Minolta Dynax 7D. Review from the reader Radozhiva
  13. Konica Minolta Dynax 5D. Review from the reader Radozhiva
  14. By this link you can see the real prices for Sony cameras

Fujifilm & Kodak Cameras

  1. Fujifilm X-T1. Review from the reader Radozhiva
  2. Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro
  3. Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
  4. Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
  5. Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro
  6. Kodak Professional DCS PRO 14n
  7. By this link you can see the real prices for Fuji cameras

Reviews from readers Radozhiva

In the comments, you can ask a question on the topic and they will answer you, as well as you can express your opinion or describe your experience. For the selection of photographic equipment, I recommend large catalogs, for example E-Catalog. Many little things for the photo can be found on AliExpress.

Thank you for attention. Arkady Shapoval

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Comments: 213, on the topic: Cameras

  • Eugene

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyS2bo6Gt9c
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Heuq2CsU5qw
    Here are interesting interviews with Arkady, where he tries to tell the interviewer about the philosophy of the photo, about what doesn’t matter - what to shoot for, that he’s not a “nikonist”, etc. It looks good. Arkady is significantly different for the better as a romantic photo, unlike these hucksters, who only have money and money in their eyes (I won’t make a link to an interview with a Kiev photographer where he criticizes Arkady and his website for “unprofessionalism”). Many photo lovers have learned a lot of useful things on the Arcadia website.

  • anonym

    Arkady! I have a question for you. And what, there will no longer be reviews of the new mirror technology from NIKON? I would like to see reviews of the D500, D5500, D5600, D7200, D7500, D810, D850 ... If not all, then at least something from this list .. And then everything somehow hung up a few years ago ..

  • Maria

    Good afternoon.
    I recently had a momentous event in connection with which you may have to shelter the old grandfather Zenith. Grandfather was seriously interested in this business.
    I understand that in the interests of Arkady the film does not fit very well, but maybe there will be those who want to write reviews or tips on working with the film? It would be very interesting to read.
    I also understand that by searching you can now find the necessary blogs on almost any forum on photo-making, and nonetheless)

    For some reason, it seemed interesting to introduce some existing catalog of all products of well-known companies and mark those for which Arcady and other users made reviews.

    • Michael

      Good afternoon, Maria. Now on YouTube, many copies are breaking down about film photography. Adherents broadcast about “lamp-like”, some special charm, shutter sound and tactile sensations from touching film cameras. They like to speculate that the film makes you think, reconcile each frame, and so on and so forth. All this is nonsense. I recommend to find Ivan Didenko’s video on YouTube on this topic and watch. From myself I can add - if you want to record mastery of film photography in your asset - go for it. But I predict - master and do not continue. So - for the sake of self-affirmation. I say this as a person who has been involved in photography since 1974. I’ll also advise, if you do it, do not mess with a narrow film (frame size 24x36 mm, as at your Zenith). If you really want to get some advantages over the number - shoot in medium format (frame size 6x6 or more see, cameras - Kiev 88, Kiev 6C or 60, Amateur 166, or any foreign counterparts that you can now buy cheap).

      • Pokemon

        As a person filming a film, I can say that it disciplines - you won’t click many Fujichrome Velvia / Provia or Kodak Ectacrome or Ektar videos - you simply jump out of your pants.
        Some films like Kodak Aerochrome / Aerocolor produce interesting colors. Yes, even the cheesy Kodak Gold gives pleasant colors, which many call unnatural, but ordinary people really like them.

        • Maria

          Thank you)

    • Michael

      There are not many tips. You can read the Adams trilogy, useful for general development.

      • Sergei

        And Andy Mitchell to the heap.

    • Sasha

      Hello Maria! While it was possible to buy chemicals, I was engaged in b / w photography. Films Fomapan 400 and Svema 250 iso, showed 18 and 16 minutes in a developing solution: Metol 4,8 grams / Hydroquinone 4,8 g / Sodium sulfite anhydrous 105 g / Borax cris. 6 g / Potassium bromide crystalline 1,2 g / Water can be boiled, better distilled to 1 liter. Dilute 120 ml of the solution and 240 water before use (1 film 36 frames, and one for 12 frames or two for 24 frames) .Temperature
      manifestations of 20'Celsius. The simplest developer is d23: Metol 7,5 g / Sodium sulfite anhydrous 100 g / Water dist. up to 1 liter, dilute inappropriately, development time 14-18 minutes, 20'for 8-20 films Solutions make up_3-4 g Sodium sulfite is dissolved in 70'Celsius water, then Metol, Hydroquinone, borax, and the remaining sulfite. Filter. During development, turn the spiral of the developing tank 3-4 times or move the film in the solution. After development, rinse with water 17-22 ′ a couple of minutes, without opening the tank and fix in the solution 170-350 grams of crystalline sodium thiosulfate for 1 liter for 14-20 minutes (for 8 lbs / film), temperature 18-20’. Washing for 40 minutes under running water 12-20'Drying on clothespin, 1- 2 hours. I also shot on Konica Monochrome 400 and Kodak BW 400 films monochrome, Kodak is expensive, professional, it is probably better in photo width and sharpness of all color and is scanned even in home scanners, but appears as color in laboratories (like Konika Monochrome). Max Kodak is the best option! Old Zenith is good cameras. I took 6 years on Zenit-E. And after the 90s, Zeniths are disgusting (I bought one in 97 m inadvertently)

      • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

        Sasha and Maria !!! Photochemicals can still be bought today on special sites https://d-76.ru/ eg. Even the site is named after the famous developer D-76, which still develops imported black-and-white films. Further, according to your Sasha description of the development process. Water for solutions is only DISTILED, because none of you even imagine how disgusting your water is, even after boiling. After manifestation, DRAIN THE DEVELOPER INTO THE BANK. Then we rinse the film with RUNNING water WITHOUT OPENING the tank supplying water to the tank with a thin stream through the filler neck. Then we DRAIN THE WASHING WATER and fill in the fixative. After completing the fixing, we drain the fixer into our jar and open the tank, we begin to pour the flushing water in a thin continuous stream into the center of the film reel and slowly twist the film reel for the first 5 minutes and then periodically scroll it several times every 2 minutes. It was a rough wash. We drain the rinsing water from the tap, carefully shake out all the remaining water from the tank with the film reel in it and pour DISTILED WATER into the tank and spin the film reel in it for half a minute. This rinsing is clean and it washes off all the remnants of tap water with all its chemical impurities from the film. And now the film is being hung to dry. On the dried film after such a final rinsing, there will not be a single speck or plaque from those chemical impurities that are ALWAYS AVAILABLE in tap water !!! The film must be hung up to dry in a place where there is no wind, drafts, no one walks by, out of reach of pets, no sources of dust. HERE IS THAT Maria, the process of film development looks like the finest of the most scrupulous. You just wrote Dedushkin ZENIT. But there were a lot of ZENITS. They all had their own technical differences.

        • SashOK

          Vitaly, I think that Maria has long since scored on “grandfather's Zenith” and for filming ...
          This happens with girls, it caught fire for a couple of days, I saw that there were many difficulties and then took pictures on the phone.
          She probably doesn't even know where the film is being charged to that Zenith, and you tell her about chemistry, development, some kind of tanks.

          • B. R. P.

            No, she doesn't have a phone, she has a D800.

  • koba

    strange thing - Fujifilm mirrorless mirrors are very popular in the world, very good cameras with excellent optics, and no one has even provided Arkady with one such camera for review. Maybe the fact is that they are relatively expensive, even in the secondary market, and so far people here cannot reach them for a reasonable price. The company has already released a whole gamut and generation of cameras, and they are already everywhere ...

    • Valery A.

      Still, one such camera (they didn’t provide, but) was viewed - X-T10, and two authors in two articles. See Reviews from Radozhiva readers.

  • Ilona

    Hello, I am interested in night and especially portrait photography, I also want to try to make money with it. I can’t decide which camera and lens to choose, the budget is up to 30 thousand UAH.
    There was little experience using Nikon D90 and Nikon D7000 and also Kenon EOS1100. I am more or less versed in the exposure settings. I don’t want to take the camera from my hands, and I would like a more modern one. There is a lens from the old zenith - Helios 44-2.

    • Michael

      Portrait-night photography?))) Under portraits it is better Canon, better FF type 6D. What is a “night” photograph is not very clear.

      • Ilona

        Yes, it’s interesting to shoot people in the dark, at parties, in the light of neon.

        • Roman

          For shooting in clubs usually use a flash with a softbox or stripbox. Otherwise, there’s not enough light. In this case, you cannot use the manual lens, and so it’s pretty tense to take off with one hand and hold the softbox on the stick with the other. There is no third hand to twist the lens :)

    • Oleg

      Well, how to say ... Canon or Nikon doesn’t matter, if you want to use manual optics, it’s better the canon, there are more options, if you shoot at night, then either Canon 6d (a fairly budget option) is the first version, it has better DD, or inexpensive d750 nikonovskaya it is even better with DD, iso 6400 is not the limit for a photo on it and overall a nice device. Yes, and now it is inexpensive in connection with the release of 780

    • Oleg

      For shooting in clubs, your canon is enough and 50 1.8 + flash, as advised. In any case, you won’t be able to shoot in batches with a flash, and the rest is a matter of direct hands and good ideas.

  • Sergei

    Dear Arkady, can we still expect a review of the new Nikon technology besides the Z50? Sincerely.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Of course :)

  • Alexey

    Arkady, very interested in your opinion on the Nikon Colpix P1000 camera
    I shoot exclusively as an amateur for myself, mainly landscapes, the architecture of people
    Now nikon d7100 and f35, f17-70, f18-200 lenses
    Tired of carrying a bunch of lenses

    • Eugene

      In front of the D7000 I had a P100 (great-grandfather of P1000), but, in any case, I even think of an entry-level DSLR three heads above the ultrasound (as an option as a second camera, when there is no way to carry everything with myself.)

    • BB

      Look for some mirrorless, from systems that have gone into oblivion (if you want cheaper). Recently I bought a Samsung NX-1000 + 20-50 for 2000 UAH + delivery in Ukraine (approximately $ 80), in excellent condition, fits in the pocket of a winter jacket (or a small handbag), APS-C matrix with all the attendant advantages. No matrix with a size of 1 / 1,7-1 / 2,3 does not reach the quality of APS-C (there are several compacts, I did not get it off the shelf for a long time)

    • BB

      PS I looked at the price of P1000 ... Did they collapse from oak? Who needs it for that kind of money? Even a DSLR of 10 years ago, for most parameters, does this craft. If you want more compact - look at the mirrored Olympuses - one of the smallest DSLRs, and given the fact that the system has died, they are selling BU for ridiculous money.

    • Oleg

      Put on 18-200 on the d7100, hold the aperture 2-3 stops and shoot only in jpeg. About the same sensations from 1000

      • Oleg

        And if you are tired - but you need a large range of focal lengths, well, this is definitely not 1000, in itself it is quite large and heavy. Rather, take the Sony rx-1 in your case, but then you have to get used to shooting at 35 mm. And for landscapes, a TV range and super-wide are very often needed ...

  • Dmitriy

    Good afternoon, please do a review on the sony a6000, an interesting camera, I would like to know its capabilities closer.

    • Andrei

      “Closer” ... Central Park Hall drives.

  • Sergei

    In our stores appeared Nikon-3500. You do not plan to review it? Your negative analysis on the Nikon-3400 upset my purchase plans. So maybe 3500 is already normal?

  • Yuliya

    Hello, Arkady!
    I want FF, I thought at first the mirrorless, I read it, heard a lot of advice, and my opinion changed to a DSLR.
    Yesterday I almost bought an Alpha 7 III Sony and it’s good that I didn’t take it ... I looked at the review and many say it slows down when viewing images, it’s very inconvenient during shooting.
    I read about Nikon. I stopped at Nikon d700. I didn’t find information about image stabilization and it’s not there.
    Canon initially did not consider at all, he blushes, and after reading reviews about other cameras ... he gives somewhere in purple, somewhere in yellow.
    I plan to shoot in photo studios and on the street — families, running fidget children, adults, portraits. Photo processing.
    My wishes: image stabilization, autofocus, FF, (a SLR / mirrorless I can’t understand how critical this is for me, they say the mirrorless camera has not reached the level of DSLRs yet), a rotary screen (not very critical, but I would like to), a video finder (? ), I’m not chasing megapixels, so I realized that it’s not worth it (up to 30mp).
    I want the camera to be obedient, not to slow down during operation, to give good quality pictures for processing and, in principle, a picture of good quality, so that no noise.
    I plan to work on fixes, since the picture is better, and I have everything about everything about a maximum of $ 2500 including a memory card, lenses (for starters 35 and 50), add. charging, lens wipes)
    I really want to hear your opinion !!
    Beginning photographer.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      It's simple - at the moment, having accumulated all sorts of prejudices, the right choice does not exist.
      Nikon / Canon SLRs have lens stabilization. Sony a7 iii is a good option, without a clue what exactly you read. The same applies to “blush”, etc. these are quite amateurish delusions, especially in combination with “there will be photo processing”.
      Balanced solutions for work are Canon 5D mark III, 6D Mark II, Canon RP, Nikon D750, Nikon D810, Nikon Z6, Sony a7 III, Sony a7s 2
      And again - there is no right option. A lot of thoughts in specialized topics about Canon choice, Nikon and choice mirrorless system

    • Pokemon

      > ”Yesterday I almost bought Alpha 7 III Sony”
      > ”I read about Nikon stopped at Nikon d700 ″
      Eka here wears you ...
      An interesting topic for March 8 (Happy Holiday, Julia) right in the morning ..
      > "Canon did not initially consider, he blushes"
      For a long time, both Canon and Fuji have pretty good color profiles in their cameras.
      Much depends on the post-processing, curvature and curvature of the photographer.
      > ”I plan to work on fixes, maybe the picture is better, and I have everything about everything about a maximum of $ 2500 including a memory card, lenses (for starters 35 and 50), add. charging, lens wipes) ”
      Will it be your first camera or is there any shooting experience already?

  • Gennady

    Good day. In the family of 2 cameras are Canon 60d (the efs 18-135 lens that works poorly, something is shaking inside) and Nikon d90 (the afs nikkor 18-105 lens). And at the moment it’s in thought to sell them and buy one new one (? Which one), or sell one one (? Which one) and buy a lens on the other. We don’t deal with photos professionally, but there is a desire to sort it out. Tell me how to do it better. Or leave both? Get other lenses.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Decide what you like best, otherwise sell. Decide what is missing from the lenses (aperture, focal, macro?) Then it will be clearer. And so - it's just a Wishlist)

      • Gennady

        All photos are cold both on one and the other.

      • Gennady

        I like the canon more, but there, in any case, the lens is changed. Tell me then what lenses to purchase, preferably diverse. My wife tried to take pictures on 5d mark 3 really liked it, now we think whether our devices are out of date

        • Oleg

          It makes sense to keep two cameras, if both are actively used or if commerce, then the second is for safety. If you need two devices, it’s more practical, probably, to have the same brand, then it’s easier with lenses and with settings more familiar. Write on a leaflet what functions of the camera you definitely need (full frame or it doesn’t matter if Nikon, whether a screwdriver is important, whether the number of megapixels is important, whether video is needed and in what resolution, whether a rotary screen is needed, whether two cards are needed memory, etc.), and then some options themselves will be eliminated. Remember that Ferrari is a cool car, but if you need to plow, a tractor is better)

          • Ivan

            Oleg, I think that Gennady just does not need two cameras, but only one and what you have listed does not make much sense to him at all, since he would like to “sort out” in principle.
            But about the Ferrari and the tractor - this is symbolic, if you recall the story of Lamborghini, who owned various companies, including those producing tractors. He had several sports cars and was unhappy with the quality of the Ferrari. He decided to meet with Enzo Ferrari, and after a discussion with him, Enzo sent him to continue to engage in tractors, since he does not understand sports cars. This provoked Lamborghini to engage in the production of sports cars.

            • Gennady

              I do not need 2 cameras, which one is better? And what lenses for him would be advised to take. Feels more familiar than canon 60d

              • Alexey

                these cameras are about the same class. it is impossible to say unequivocally what is better and what is worse. the question is what, where and how to shoot, in what conditions. what kind of optics is needed for that. and how much does it cost for kenon and nikon.

              • Gennady

                What lenses do you recommend for kenon?

              • Ivan

                Gennady, it’s hard for you to advise anything. Judging by the latest posts, including Alexei’s advice, you decided to leave Canon and buy a working lens for him instead of a defective one. But if you look at the D90 in conjunction with 18-105, which you also have, it turns out that, in principle, you do not need to change anything at all. D90 is a fairly advanced and good camera. Talk that she is morally obsolete refers to advanced photographers who have certain needs and this camera cannot satisfy them. If you read the review of Arkady on this camera, and also watch an additional recent video review, you will find out that the camera is very good. And not just for the amateur. In another article, Arkady mentioned that he uses it in commercial photography, along with cameras of a higher level, and the client does not distinguish in the final photographs which camera was shot. Even using your 18-105 lens, you can achieve amazing results in amateur photography. Do not think that if you change the camera or lens, then you will immediately get masterpieces. Learn what you have. And if you raise your level, then you yourself can then understand what kind of photographic equipment you need without asking anyone for advice.

              • Ivan

                If it’s still a question of extending the life of 60D, then you can give your lens for repair, either buy a similar one with your own hands (which is unsafe), or buy a new one (18-135 - a good station wagon for amateurish tasks), or look towards more aperture zoom, but this is another price category. The choice is yours.

              • Gennady

                Thank you.

              • Arkady Shapoval

                In general, 60D is better. On lenses, they usually recommend a high-speed wagon represented by Sigma 17-50 / 2.8 OS, Tamron 17-50 / VC (these are super-common running lenses) and for the soul a telephoto, any, for example, native 55-250 (any version). That’s enough for everything. But still, I recommend changing something if there is a definite need (lack of working ISO, rate of fire, control, etc.)

              • Gennady

                Thank you

    • Alexey

      both are good cameras, each in its class. on any of them, with good optics, light and experience, you can shoot almost anything. and with beautiful color. I shot them myself, there were no problems. the only problem with the D90 is that the gear cracks from time to time on the shaft of the shutter and mirror motor. but it can be replaced and removed further. the shutter fails, on both of these cameras, very rarely. in general, any canon is convenient in that you can install a large number of the most diverse old manual optics on it. with Nikon in this regard, everything is much more complicated.

      • Gennady

        Thank you.

  • Gennady

    Hello!
    Can you please tell whether the Canon EOS 700D and the Canon EF 70-300 f / 4-6,5 IS II USM lens will combine and function in a good quality.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

    • B. R. P.

      Be.

  • Gennady

    Hello!
    Can you please tell whether the Canon EOS 700D and the Canon EF 70-300 f / 4-5,6 IS II USM lens will combine and function in a good quality.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

    • Roman

      Is everything all right with your head?

    • maugli

      Everything will function. Your question is not very clear.

  • Jury

    Panasonic is pleased to announce the holding of an online launch event for the new full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIX S5.
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    It will be unveiled at the LUMIX S5 website on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 14:00 GMT.

  • Paul 68

    Everything is fine ... But I haven't found any reviews on the Kenon 77d, 80d, and 88d ...

    Tell me please, maybe they are all like that and I'm not looking there

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