All digital cameras and some camera accessories rely on batteries. Some accessories like flashguns may use regular AA batteries, but almost all cameras now use rechargeable lithium ion cells which have a longer life and deliver a more consistent power output between charges. AA batteries, as used in some flashguns and older battery grips, come […]
CIPA stands for the Camera and Imaging Products Association, an independent body which reports on the state of the camera industry and sets up standards for measuring different aspects of camera performance, notably battery life. When a camera quotes CIPA after the battery life, you know it’s been measured in standardised conditions and it can be compared directly with the battery life of other cameras that quote the CIPA test in their results.
An image stabilizer is used to get sharp photos at slow shutter speeds which would normally be spoiled by camera shake. The minimum ‘safe’ shutter speed depends on the conditions and the lens you’re using, but an image stabilizer can let you use shutter speeds up to five stops slower – or more. Image stabilizers […]