I've been testing a few aerials for my current handheld radio of choice. This experiment is hardly scientific. But I think it's good enough to show you which aerial is the best of the bunch. At least in some conditions. It might also save you some money. Here is a little background. You might want scroll to my findings if you're in a hurry. I started this experiment before I was a licensed … [Read more...] about Best PMR446 or 2m/70cm Mobile Antenna?
The Y-Cam Bullet IP Camera
I got sent the Y-Cam Bullet last year and then when I moved home it found itself into a box, only to be re-discovered last week. Cables, adapters, wall/ceiling mount, power lead, optional sun visor etc, all come in the box. I had already purchased a Y-cam S in black over 2 years ago (the older model without the micro sd card slot). I used it as a night vision baby monitor and at the time I … [Read more...] about The Y-Cam Bullet IP Camera
Video on the Fujifilm X100
I'm loving the Fujifilm X100 for image making. It has a great sized sensor in a beautifully well made, retro-styled body. It does have its issues though. It is sluggish when taking multiple raw photos and its manual focusing is fiddly. They are not really issues that concern my use though, and I feel most of the niggles so far reported can be fixed with a firmware update. For me its good points … [Read more...] about Video on the Fujifilm X100
Panasonic Lumix GH1 (Quick Test)
This is a small test with the Lumix GH1. It's a 'hybrid' camera I have only just bought, initially with the intention to videoblog with. I know this may seem like a bit of overkill but as I normally take a pro SLR and a video camera out on assignments I was thinking that this may finally be the device that takes decent photos and video while at the same time is reasonably compact. By … [Read more...] about Panasonic Lumix GH1 (Quick Test)
Nikon D90 video test.
The D90 is Nikon's latest mid range consumer DSLR. It does everything a good Nikon does and brings relief to my shoulder that normally carries the weight of a D3. Although compact compared to other 12.3 Megapixel DSLR's it has most of the guts of the D300. It's a DX format sensor and shoots up to 4.5 FPS with ISO settings up to 3200. More than most consumer users will need and enough to keep even … [Read more...] about Nikon D90 video test.