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  • The 10 Best Sound Speaker System

    We took 30 different models of sound speaker systems and compared them to find which ones gave the best quality sound even at high volumes, which were simple to set up and which came with the best features to determine the best sound speaker systems available. After spending more than 40 hours testing the various models we concluded that the Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System is our favourite. It has both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and a powerful 1000 W output. We also found some great sound bars. The LG SJ2 2.1 Sound Bar for example has a 2.1 speaker system but still provided a cinematic experience. Below you'll find our shortlist.

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  • The 8 Best Digital Photo Frame

    We tested 40 different digital photo frames that we found on the market. High quality build, high resolution and ease of use were among the criteria that we used to determine our favourites. The NIX Advance 10 Inch Digital Photo Frame is at the top of our list as the best digital photo frame. It is simple to use and displays pictures in ultra high definition.The Arzopa 8-Inch High Resolution Digital Photo Frame is the smallest frame on our list. However, it provides good quality images and can play both music and videos. Below you'll find a list of our favourites.

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  • The 7 Best Binoculars for Birds, Nature, and Outdoors

    We interviewed more than 30 birdwatchers and outdoor enthusiasts on the best features of quality binoculars. With the information we then took 50 of the bestselling models and spent more than 100 hours testing them.The Celestron 71018 SkyMaster 20X80 Binoculars is our top choice. It comes with a high-quality construction, multi-coated lens and a large aperture.At the other end of the spectrum is the SGODDE Compact Folding High Powered Binoculars that is extremely lightweight. It is also eye width adjustable and can be used by both kids and adults. Below you'll find a list of our other top picks.

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  • The 10 Best DSLR for Beginners

    We spoke to 20 professional photographers and asked them what features to look for in a DSLR camera. Keeping their feedback in mind, we tested out more than 30 different models to compile a list of the best DSLR cameras for beginners.In the end the Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera was our top pick. It features a high-quality lens and captures good images in low light. This camera can also record videos in 4K and full HD. The Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera is the most affordable DSLR camera on our list. as well as producing good quality pictures we found it very simple to use. Below you'll find all of our picks.

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  • The 9 Best Motorized Electric Projector Screens

    We spent over 70 hours testing 40 different models of motorised electric projector screens to come up with the best performing models based on quality of the screen, ease of installation, reliability of motor and effectiveness of remote control. The Elite Screens Evanesce B Electric Projector Screen is our top pick. It features a thick screen, it was simple to install and it had a good motor with silent operation. The Vonhaus Projector Screen has a stylish look and is ideal for both home and office settings. Read on to learn more about the other motorised electric projector screens that made out shortlist.

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  • The 9 Best Media Streaming Devices

    After spending more than 40 hours testing over 30 different models of media streaming devices, we managed to find 9 of the best media streaming devices available on the market. The Amazon Fire TV Pendant Design Streaming Media Player is our top pick. While it lacks the YouTube app, it does feature more than 10,000 channels. It is also stylish and simple to use. For those looking for versatility the Nvidia TV Shield, offers both gaming experience and TV streaming. Read on to learn more about the amazing products on our shortlist!

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  • The Best Digital Camera Binoculars (available in the UK)

    We interviewed 5 professional bird watchers, noted down their recommendations and selected 15 different digital camera binoculars. Afterward, we tested these products against our checklist of features including an image sensor, magnification, size and weight, battery life, and the prices. Finally, we were able to draw a list of 5 best digital camera binoculars. Among the 5 models, the overall winner is the SGODDE 2” FHD Digital Camera Binoculars due to their 5MP camera, 12x magnifying power, and 2’’ LCD display.

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  • The 10 Best MP3 Players

    Our team of experts with a combined 20 year experience in the field reviewed and tested over 25 most-recommended MP3 players in the market. They also compared the MP3 Players’ sound quality, supported audio formats, battery life, user interface, and of course price to find the best MP3 players for everybody. If you’re an Apple iTunes user, Sony NW-E394 Walkman MP3 Player is the best MP3 Player available in the market right now. This product is compatible with iTunes and Audible files have a playback time of up to 35 hours, and also tunes in with your FM.However, if you’re an Android user, turn to the Mighty Audio Spotify Music Player for immaculate sound quality. In addition to supporting Bluetooth, the Mighty Audio provides both on/offline access to Spotify, has a 5-hour music playback, and automatically refreshes your playlist with its Stay Fresh feature.

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  • The Best Bluetooth Headsets (available in the UK)

    We interviewed 5 DJs, spoke to 10 audiophiles, and read innumerable online reviews to prepare a list of 20 Bluetooth headsets. We then compared these headphones on various indicators including: sound quality, Bluetooth range and Version, battery timing, noise rejection, and weight. With that knowledge, we were able to chalk up a list of 10 best Bluetooth headsets, among which the Mpow Business Style Bluetooth Headset Is the best. It provides audio to two headphones simultaneously, has earbuds which can swivel up to 180 degrees, and is comfortable to wear.  Read on to find detailed reviews and comparison table.

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  • The Best Automatic Fetch Machines (available in the UK)

    Our testing team of dog-lovers purchased 15 dog fetching machines, tested them with different-sized tennis balls and different-sized dogs, taking them outdoors to compare their throwing distances, accuracy and battery timings, all with the mission to find the Top Dog(!) of fetching machines. Our team’s narrowed it down to their collective favourite five automatic dog fetching machines that they feel could suit the needs of most dogs. Of those five machines, we recommend the iDogmate MIDI if you have a large sized dog because of its considerable throwing distance, remote-control operability, and rechargeable Li-ion batteries. If you have a smaller dog, the GoDogGo Automatic Ball Launcher is out top pick, with its safety arc feature, multiple throwing modes, and remote control operation all getting a big thumbs - or paws - up! Check out our comparison table of key features below, and our more in-depth reviews of each of our favourite 5 further down.

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  • The 7 Best 50 Inch TV

    After spending more than 100 hundred hours testing over 30 different 50-inch TV models, we can confidently say that the the Hisense widescreen 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is the best 50-Inch TV. It offers 4K Ultra HD resolution, has direct LED lighting, allows multimedia playback via DLNA or USB, and is compatible with Smart TV platforms including Netflix and Amazon 4k services. However, if you came here looking for the best 3D 50-inch TV, the LG 50LF652V 50-Inch Smart TV gets our nod. Apart from offering LG’s latest WebOS 2.0, it offers plenty of input options, supports internet connectivity via Wi-Fi, and provides Amazon Video, Netflix, Google Play Movies, and NOWTV out of the box.

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  • The 6 Best HDTV Antennas

    If you don’t like to spend on monthly cable subscriptions but still want to watch your favorite shows on HD quality, then one of these HDTV antennas is good for you. We tested 15 HDTV antennas that are available on the market today and compare them according to several factors such as range, type, and bands. Consequently, our top pick is the [1bygone Outdoor TV Antenna]  because it requires no configuration and it delivers the best performance even without the extra signal booster. Read below for a full detail of our testing process.

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Electronics & Photo Reviews

How to Choose a Camera

When it comes to photography, a camera comes second after your basic understanding of how to take great photographs. Once you've mastered your skill, you'll explore various cameras and set goals to buy your own brand new camera. It is an exciting experience. But also intimidating. There are a lot of questions you must ask and answer to reach a conclusion of one with the perfect features for you. The market is packed with numerous models with diverse features and advanced underlying concepts that make the purchasing process a little intricate.
Your phone camera might be doing great work already, but it is not enough to satisfy a photography enthusiast. You need a dedicated camera with enough features that will make you feel and capture images like a pro. Only Reviews is determined to ensure you get the best shots by finding a camera that will outshine your expectations.

Camera Types

You have a variety of types of camera to choose from on the market. Whether you want to go the fancy way of getting the robust DSLRs, big boys of the industry, or point-and-shoot cameras, they are all unique in their own way and need you to be keen to make a clever choice. Here are the types of cameras.

Camera Phones

Camera Phones are all over today and almost every individual with a smartphone can access one. They offer convenience such that you can carry them wherever you go, take your shots, and share with the world what you've taken, almost instantly. With apps like Instagram where one can share their work and get a following, many people who were giving up on photography find them very appealing. The challenge, however, is that they are of poor quality. The lenses are fixed which if you zoom, the quality of the image also depletes. However, the manufacturers are making them better with every release. But for now, you need better if you are a serious photographer.

Point-and-Shoots

Point-and-shoots are the smallest cameras you can find in the market solely made for photography. The fact that they are cheaper and compact in size makes them an option for many. They have a lens that is attached permanently but can be adjusted or zoomed for various captions. The retracting lenses are also good for storage purposes. However, before you buy them, you should know they produce poor image qualities compared to the DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras owing to their smaller size sensors. They are a great option if you are just starting out.

Mirrorless

Mirrorless cameras are also an option you can choose. According to the name, you can tell they don't have mirrors like the DSLR cameras. But their features are closely similar except that these cameras have a smaller body and are lighter. Their lenses are interchangeable as well, but the selection quality is not yet as the DSLRs. However, they still provide professional-level shots. When it comes to sensors, some have full frame ones while most still have smaller alternatives which are not effective in low light situations.

DSLR

Digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras are big, look great, but pricey as well. They come in two bits with a body and an interchangeable camera lens. They have a mirror that you look through to visualize your image. Doing this gives you an idea what your final photo will be like when you press the shutter button. The lens has a big role in making the image quality great. Therefore, you want lenses with proven results (which are plenty out there). The moment you press the shutter, the image is recorded on a sensor. The sensor is large which is important for low light noise.

Action Cams

You can spot Action Cams in adventure and sports events. They are mountable and useful for photographers seeking creative ways to take their shots. Most of these cameras are used to capture videos. They have limited settings and so, cannot replace fully-fledged photography cameras like the mirrorless and DSLRs.

The Ergonomics of Cameras

Before you decide which camera to buy, you need to consider various concepts. How one feels in your hands will play a big role in your motivation as a photographer. The ergonomic things to consider include:

Weight

Cameras in particular categories almost weigh the same. But there are those that weigh less than others when you choose across the various camera types. For those starting out with photography, pick a camera that allows you to move without feeling as though it is a burden. Therefore, a smaller one is ideal. It is better to compromise a little on image quality than buy a camera with the best photo quality, yet you leave it at home.

Size

Try out various cameras to see how well you enjoy using them. Can your fingers reach the setting buttons while in action? Comfort is key here. Find one you'll love using.

Menu Systems

Having a camera with complicated settings is not helpful to your photography career. If the settings are stopping you from using the camera, then why did you buy it in the first place? Ensure that you easily understand and navigate the systems - from setting it up to capturing images.

Sturdiness

How rigorous will your photography journey be? Depending on where you plan to use the camera, choose cameras made of a material that will withstand the test of time. Some cameras are designed to work underwater. Others are weatherproof, while some have no form of protection from the weather.

Accessories

There are a lot of accessories a camera might have. However, you should know that you don't require all of them. Put on the list the necessary features you require before you can go for the additional camera accessories. Some of the must-haves here include memory cards, spare batteries, a camera bag, a memory card reader, lens pen, microfiber cloth, rocket blower, and a screen protector. You can get the optional accessories as you wish. Regardless of what you deem necessary, it is important to buy stuff from major brands. With these, you'll be sure that they are reliable.