The Z 7II features a 45.7MP backilluminated CMOS sensor with an ISO range from ISO 64 to 25,600. It comes with up to 10 fps maximum shooting speed at full resolution and its 493 onsensor phase-detect autofocus points cover 90 percent of the frame. For both models, 10-bit output to an external recorder with N-Log is possible as well as the capture of new HDR (HLG) video and output in 12-bit ProRes Raw with the optional upgrade.
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Leica Launches SL2-S Camera
Leica has announced the launch of SL2-S camera that expands the multi-faceted SL-System with a versatile fullframe camera.
Hamir: The Fallen Prince of Ranthambore (by Arjun Anand)
Tiger is probably the most photographed of the big felines, especially in India. One reason could be the rare combination of beauty, strength, and a sense of fearlessness the animal conveys.
RGB 2020 Results Announced
RGB 2020 is an International Photography competition and exhibition organised by AvTvISO Photography Club.
Kingfisher Calendar 2021
Kingfisher, the King of Good times is back with the 19th edition of its legacy property — Kingfisher Calendar. Breaking the tradition of shooting the calendar at exotic overseas locations, this year’s calendar has been shot at an equally exotic location within India. Explore God’s Own Country, Kerala with celebrity photographer Atul Kasbekar.
Make a Calendar
Ashok Kandimalla has been in the photographic field for over three decades and has extensive experience in both film and digital photography.
Naturalists Surya Ramachandran and David Raju Release New Book
Renowned naturalists Surya Ramachandran and David Raju have released their new book ‘Photographic Field Guide – Wildlife of South India’. This is the first-of-its-kind comprehensive field guide covering all mammals, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians of the six states (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) of South India.
Fuelling your Wanderlust
Nikon Z6 II ₹1,64,995 for body only - On Target!
As everyone knows, the Nikon Z6 II is the new ‘avatar’ of the Nikon Z6. It is a hybrid ‘still’ and ‘video’ mirrorless camera.
Ashok Kallagunta is a software engineer who started his photographic journey in 2016. Generally, he likes travelling and capturing images on his mobile phone. On realising that he needed a break from his routine work, he purchased a D-SLR camera and started travelling to nearby places. He met a lot of amazing photographers. He then started attending seminars on photography and the genre of macro photography peaked his interest. Amazed by the world of macro photography, he decided to start exploring it further.
Archives of Nature
Himadri is a professional photographer from Assam, with an academic background in Geography and Environmental Planning (double masters). “Photography has been an integral part of my life since 1998. However, my first major travel and photography experience happened in 2006 when I travelled to Gujarat, Odisha, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for work. The experience in itself was ‘ground-truthing’ and somewhere between shifting jobs and moving across cities during 2009-2013, I realised that my true calling is photography and creative arts. I have worked with several genres in photography like - wedding, product, industrial, events and festivals, documentation etc., but my heart and soul lie in Landscape and Portraits. My first major achievement was getting published in ‘Daily Dozen’ by NatGeo Your Shot (Apr, 2014) and being one of the winners of their assignment ‘Nature in Black and White’. The assignment winning image was later published in the book ‘Getting Your Shot’ and the National Geographic Magazine. Since then, I haven’t really kept a track of my achievements as every single one of them has been a stepping stone to attain the next milestone, until recently, when I received ‘The Night Sky Award’ in ILPOTY 2020” says Himadri.
Buy Once, Cry Once
Buy once, cry once. You might be familiar with that old adage, which is used to describe the purchase of a high-cost item that entails upfront financial “pain,” but with no need to buy again in the future due to the superior craftsmanship and build quality. It’s often associated with tools and watches but works quite well for A/V gear.
Asus ZenBook Flip 13: A beautiful laptop with one thing missing
Good-bye headset jack, we hardly knew ye.
Microsoft Xbox Series X: An Impressive Console
The newest Xboxes are here, packing plenty of power into boxier frames than ever. Microsoft’s entries into the latest console generation are the Xbox Series X, reviewed here, and the Xbox Series S ($299).
THE BEST PRODUCTS OF 2020
It’s been a weird year.
CONSOLE BATTLE: PS5 AND XBOX SERIES X FIGHTING TO BE CHRISTMAS #1
With the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 launching this month, it’s never been a more exciting time to be a gamer.
Optoma HD39HDR: Bright, Low-Lag Projector
Designed for gaming and for watching movies and TV, the Optoma HD39HDR is one of a growing number of 1080p home projectors that can accept a 4K UHD (3,840-by-2,160-pixel) HDR signal and downconvert the resolution to 1080p. Some projectors in this category accept the input without really offering any of the benefits that high dynamic range promises for a wider color gamut or range of brightness levels. Others, including the Optoma, make good use of HDR. In my tests, the HD39HDR delivered more-vibrant color and far better shadow detail when I played the 4K HDR versions of movies on my Blu-ray player than when playing the 1080p SDR versions of the same titles.
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 (AMD): A Solid Contender
The celebrated ThinkPad X1 Carbon isn’t the only compelling ultraportable in Lenovo’s business lineup. If that 14-inch premium laptop is a bit too rich for your blood, consider the ThinkPad X13, a 13.3-inch model available with either Intel or AMD CPU silicon under the hood. The AMD Ryzen-based system we tested starts at just $683 and is $1,004 in our specific test configuration—much more affordable than the Carbon, which is compensation for the X13 weighing more (2.8 versus 2.4 pounds) despite its slightly smaller screen. The X13’s six-core Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U processor gives it impressive performance, though we could wish for a couple more hours of battery life. And the X13’s keyboard and construction quality are up to ThinkPad standards—faultless. If your budget doesn’t stretch to the Carbon or a Dell XPS 13, this is a first-class option.
Asus ZenBook Flip S (UX371): Stunning OLED Display
The Asus ZenBook Flip S is an appealing 2-in-1 laptop on multiple fronts. On the physical side, it’s a high-quality, highly portable convertible with a gorgeous 4K OLED touch screen. Inside, it’s one of the first laptops we’ve reviewed with one of Intel’s new 11th Generation “Tiger Lake” mobile processors, and the first with Intel’s “Evo” trustmark.
HISENSE 65H8G QUANTUM LCD ULTRA HDTV
The A/V Strato-Sphere
KALEIDESCAPE STRATO S MOVIE PLAYER