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Why Are Camera Lenses So Big and Heavy?

The mirrorless camera revolution was meant to bring about smaller, lighter camera gear but in reality, camera manufacturers have just taken the opportunity to make bigger, better lenses. The why comes down to the physics of l...

What ISO Should I Use With My Camera?

ISO is the one camera setting you can change without it affecting how your image looks too much, at least for lower values. At higher values, visible digital noise can become an issue. So, let’s look at how to choose the ri...

What Aperture Should I Use With My Camera?

Aperture, along with shutter speed and ISO, is one of the three most important settings you control when you take a photo. It affects both the amount of light that hits your camera sensor and the depth of field of your images...

What Is Noise Reduction in Digital Images?

The digital sensor in your phone or camera is made from millions of small photosites. Each photosite corresponds to one pixel in the final image. When light hits a photosite, it creates an electric charge. The more light tha...

Should You Switch to a Mirrorless Camera?

The camera market is changing a lot at the moment. The big two—Canon and Nikon—have just launched mirrorless cameras with loads of fanfare, press, and drama. So, is now the time for you to switch to mirrorless? Let’s ta...

How to Safely Format SD Cards For Your Camera

A corrupt SD card is a digital photographer’s worst nightmare. All those amazing photos ruined because a few 1s and 0s are in the wrong place? While you might be able to recover your images from a corrupt card, you don’t ...

Why Does My Phone Get Hot?

If you’ve had your phone for more than a few days, you’ve probably noticed that occasionally it gets hot when you’re using it. This is (almost always) normal. Here’s why it happens.
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