How to Use a Lavalier Microphone in 4 Easy Steps

A lavalier microphone, also called a lav mic or a lapel mic, is a small and discrete external microphone that can be clipped onto a subject’s clothing. 

It’s best used when you need to gather dialogue from one or several specific subjects without getting interference from cross-talking or distracting background chatter. 

In videography, lav mics help capture […]

Our 5 Favourite Sony Cameras for Video in 2020

A person holding a Sony camera with a lens made for video.

Sony has consistently led the way when it comes to innovative mirrorless and bridge cameras. Now, the renowned camera brand has a stellar lineup of cameras made for video.

We’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be the best Sony cameras for video in 2020. These cameras are perfect for filmmaking and vlogging and […]

The Best Fujifilm Cameras in 2020

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Fujifilm used to be synonymous with quality camera film. But the camera brand now produces a stunning line-up of interchangeable lens cameras and compact cameras. 

Renowned for its elegant camera designs, incredible image quality – particularly with colour reproduction – and boundary-pushing technology, Fujifilm has a stellar selection of cameras. But what’s the best Fujifilm camera […]

The 5 Best Nikon Cameras for Video in 2020

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If you’re ready to up your game in videography or vlogging, you might want to invest in a new camera. Nikon has a range of camera models, including mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, that will deliver exceptional results in videography in 2020. 

The best Nikon cameras for video

First, the hallmarks of a great camera for video include:

A […]

The Best Sony Cameras for Photography in 2020

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Sony has pioneered the development of mirrorless cameras, often outperforming dominant brands like Canon and Nikon to produce world-leading models of this popular modern compact system camera. 

When Sony isn’t making waves with its mirrorless line-up, it’s producing an impressive collection of compact digital cameras and superzoom or bridge cameras. 

Every Sony camera model boasts an impressive […]

The Best Nikon Cameras for Beginners, Enthusiasts & Professionals in 2020

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For decades, Nikon has been one of the best camera brands around. Even today, Nikon camera models are listed among the best cameras of the year, whether they’re DSLRs or mirrorless models. 

With so much choice out there, it can be tricky to narrow down your options. So we’ve taken a look at the best Nikon […]

The Best Olympus Cameras for Your Needs in 2020

Behind their trademark retro designs, Olympus cameras are kitted out with a huge range of controls and features that pack a powerful punch.
There are a number of Olympus cameras perfect for just about any situation, from professional-grade mirrorless cameras to tough adventure cameras.  
Olympus is particularly renowned for its Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera range. Micro […]

Lavalier vs Shotgun: Which Microphone Is Best?

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Once you make a commitment to invest in better audio quality for your videos, you have to decide which microphone is best for your needs. 

There are two main types of microphones you’ll come across in your research: lavalier microphones (also called lapel microphones) and shotgun microphones (which are often operated on a boom). 

Both shotgun and […]

The 5 Best Zoom Cameras of 2020

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Superzoom cameras, often called bridge cameras, feature the best of both compact cameras and mirrorless cameras. They’re lightweight and ergonomic but feature the best optical zooms of any compact camera.
They’re easy to use with smart automatic modes but still produce high-quality shots that will impress your family and friends. 
In 2020, there’s an impressive array of […]

Mirrorless vs Point-and-Shoot Cameras: The Key Differences

woman with mirrorless camera

Mirrorless cameras entered the market in 2008 as a more compact alternative to the bulkier DSLR. They initially served as a bridging model between DSLR cameras and compact cameras – although their capabilities have since grown to rival even the best DSLRs. 

But if they’re more compact than DSLRs, where does that leave the point-and-shoot camera, […]