- Top 8 Cameras of 2016
- Best Amazon Fire Christmas Deals
- 7 Funny Pet Beds to Buy Your Cat & Dog This Christmas
Posted: 20 Dec 2016 08:36 AM PST
2016 is dwindling down and this is the best time for 'Top 2016 X' lists.
Today we have the 8 best cameras of 2016 that have been absolutely phenomenal. Cameras are just a quintessential part wherever you go. Capturing memories and saving them can be a lot of fun especially when you get to relive them once again through those photos. I am a huge fan of photography and I love taking pictures, whether it be on my smartphone or on my camera. But these cameras are not for novices, but for the enthusiasts and photography experts who want the best out of their pictures. So, here is my take on the top 8 cameras of 2016.
I'll start off with the most expensive camera of the lot. And when I say expensive, I mean it. This beast from Leica comes with a whopping price tag of $4,250. Leica has been making cameras since 1849 and they know what they're doing when it comes to taking pictures. They had teamed up with Huawei to produce the most spectacular smartphone cameras present on the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. Coming back to the Leica Q, it features an aluminum and magnesium alloy body which is just marvelous. The 24.2MP sensor uses their in-house Maestro II Image Processor and the lens comes with a really wide f1.7 aperture. Other features include ISO sensitivity up to 50,000 and capability to record full HD videos at 60 frames per second.
Sony Alpha a6500
The a6500 is the latest addition to the alpha range of mirrorless cameras from Sony. The best thing about the newer Sony cameras is that it features the world's fastest autofocus system. It uses a combination of contrast detection autofocus and phase detection autofocus to lock subjects at about 0.05 seconds. It is also the first camera in the a-series to feature a touchscreen. This was something that has been in demand continuously by the consumers and Sony has finally decided to bring it in this model. The a6500 also has a 24.2MP Sony Exmor CMOS sensor and has the ability to capture 4K videos.
Fuji X-T10 features their brand new X-T design. The camera is made of a compact magnesium body with three well-designed dials on top and 2 extra dials for commands. The dials themselves are really beautiful and they've got grooves for extra grip. The camera comes with a 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor and they've also used an autofocus system like Sony, which uses both contrast detection and phase detection auto focus. Another selling point of the Fuji X-T10 is that the electronic viewfinder has the world's shortest display lag-time of just 0.005s.
Sony DSC-RX100 IV
Yes, I know that the successor to the RX100 IV has been released some time ago, but I still feel that the RX100 IV is a better bargain compared to the RX100 V. The downside is that it doesn't feature a touchscreen, but it is still one of the best cameras that you can get. It supports 4K video recording as well as super slow motion video recording at a mind blowing 960fps. The RX100 IV is the world's first camera to use a 20.1MP 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor along with a DRAM module built into the sensor for much faster operation.
It wouldn't be fair if I don't mention Nikon and Canon in a list about the best cameras. They are the two biggest players in the photography business and it is not a surprise considering the fact that their cameras are being used by most of the leading photographers. The Nikon D3400 is the best-selling DSLR camera on Amazon and it is also the most affordable camera in this list coming for $500. It comes with a 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS sensor but the aperture is much narrower than some of the cameras mentioned here. The maximum ISO range is also lower at 25,600, but the D3400 is a great choice for someone who is getting serious about photography.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i
The EOS Rebel T5i is another great DSLR that is best suited for someone who is getting serious about photography. It is well placed between the budget DSLRs as well as the more expensive DSLRs. The Rebel T5i features an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor that has lower maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800. But this can be expanded up to 25,600. The camera cannot shoot 4K videos but has the ability to shoot full HD videos at 30fps.
The best thing about the next two cameras is that both of them use Leica lenses. That itself should be a reason for you to get them. If you can't afford to buy cameras from Leica, try to get cameras that have Leica lenses. You will not be disappointed. The FZ1000 features Wi-Fi for remote imaging control through your smartphone. There is a 1-inch 20.1MP MOS sensor like the one used in the RX100 IV and it can capture 4K videos at 30fps, which is just amazing.
The last one on the list comes for around $700 but offers a lot more. The LX100 also features Leica DC Zoom lens with aperture ranging from f1.7 to f2.8. The DC Zoom lens can be used for creating a shallow depth of field effect as well as blurring the subjects that are out of focus. The camera is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30 frames per second as well as take 4K photos. The Lumix series is best known for their manual controls and all of them are featured on the DMC-LX100 as well.
Posted: 19 Dec 2016 01:22 PM PST
If you’re going to get yourself or a loved one an awesome gift this Christmas, why not make it an Amazon Fire Tablet?
Whether it’s the new Amazon Fire HD8 or the older, 7-inch version, there are some terrific Christmas Deals on the Amazon Fire tablets, including some very lucrative bundles. Take a look before the bargains expire, we’re sure you’ll find something you like:
Amazon Fire 8-Inch Tablet
A terrific deal on Amazon’s fantastic tablet, the Amazon Fire HD8, both on the 16GB and 32GB models. You can buy the 16GB model for $69.99 instead of $89.99 just before Christmas. The 32GB is sold for $99.99 instead of $119.99.
Amazon Fire 7-Inch Tablet
The older Amazon Fire tablet, the 7-inch version, also has a terrific deal going for it as we get closer to Christmas. There’s a $10 discount on both models: You can buy the 8GB Amazon Fire for $39.99 instead of $49.99; the 16GB model is going for $74.99 instead of $84.99.
Amazon Fire HD8 Special Bundle
The Amazon Fire 8-Inch HD Tablet is coming in a special Christmas bundle, which includes two fire tablets in 3 different color combinations: Blue and Magenta, Black and Blue as well as Black and Magenta. Both tablets are 32GB Amazon Fire’s, and can be bought for just $199.98 instead of $239.98.
Amazon Fire HD8 Essentials Bundle
The Amazon Fire HD8 bundle includes the Fire Tablet in its 32GB form, Amazon Cover and Nupro screen Protector. This Christmas you can get all of that for $122.97, saving you $20 if you would have bought each item separately.
Posted: 19 Dec 2016 12:52 PM PST
Our furry little friends deserve something new for the holidays, so if you’re trying to figure out what to get your dog or cat, a new pet bed would be nice.
Who said that your pet’s bed should be standard and boring? We decided to kick it a up notch and select the coolest and funniest beds for pets we could find. All of the beds below are designed to fit cats or a smaller dog/puppy. Let your dog or cat feel like a king or a queen in one of these super cool beds.
1. Shark Pet bed by KAMIER
A Shark bed for your pet? Sounds about right, doesn’t it? This Shark bed model is rocking the teeth and fins, and if it will not scare your pet too much it can be a great bed for them.
2. Lion Head Pet Bed
This is one of the cutest and cuddliest pet beds I’ve ever seen. Its unique design was aimed to stand out and give your pet a quiet place to rest and cuddle.
3. BBDI Soft Fleece Car Shape Small Pet Dog Bed House
Say hello to your dog’s new ride; This Benz bed is made out of high-quality fleece material which makes it durable and washable. It’s available in Black, Yellow, Red, Rosy so you can pick the color that will best compliment your pet.
4. Pet Teepee House Pet Bed
If you are looking to add some style and chicness to your house this Nordic style Teepee pet house is it. With a white canvas fabric on top and pine poles combination this Teepee is simple yet beautiful.
I’m still undecided on how to call this creature. Is it a frog? Is it a Dinosaur? Maybe some sort of a Crocodile? Either way, this is a funny looking bed that will keep your best friend all warm and fuzzy. You can buy it on Amazon.
6. Pineapple Shape Dome House
Last time I checked Pineapples are yellow, not orange, but screw it, this bed is so cute I can forgive the color selection. This bed comes in 2 different sizes, is made out of Oxford cloth and velvet, it’s 100% detachable so you can easily clean and wash it, and it’s super trendy since getting products in the shape of a Pineapple is quite trendy these days.
Why settle for a bed if you can get a palace for your dog. This Wooden Pet Home is ideal for outdoor use, it’s made from kiln-dried cedar and treated with natural color stains.
For more pet related articles check out our 8 Best Pet Cameras To Monitor Your Pets and 10 Dog Collars & Accessories to Make a Geekier Pet.
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