When you need resolution and the compactness of an SLR, these are the four current models you'll want to check out
There's no question that D-SLRs are hot right now. Manufacturers who had one or two in their lineups a few years ago are rapidly bulking up their offerings to include a range of models that cover the amateur buyer up to the professional. For pros who need the most resolution possible, we're looking at the four 35mm-form factor D-SLRs with image sensors of 10 megapixels and higher—the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, Canon EOS 5D, Nikon D2x and Nikon D200.
There are significant advantages to D-SLRs that are designed around sub-full-frame image sensors. Before you decide that only full-frame will do, consider all the angles.
For the better part of the last three years, one of the biggest buzz topics for pro photographers going digital was the full-frame camera—an SLR with an image sensor that's physically the same size as a frame of 35mm film. Along with the implication of higher resolution, these cameras have the added benefit of not requiring users to apply a magnification factor to their lenses in order to determine the apparent focal length. In the past few months, however, several advancements call into question the superiority of the full-frame sensor.
When the unthinkable happens and your memory card becomes corrupt, it's important that you keep calm and apply the right tool
At some point in all of our careers, it's going to happen. A disaster will strike and, for the briefest of moments, we'll consider sending the assistant to find Dr. Kevorkian's contact information. What kind of disaster could create such an extreme reaction? For a photographer, only a loss of images could make you want to have Suicide Hotline on your cell phone's speed dial.
The reports of the death of medium format in a digital age seem to have been greatly exaggerated
If you're reading this, there's a good chance you own a digital camera. That's a rather safe assumption, as digital cameras have become a regular part of the modern professional photographer's life. It's not equally safe, however, to assume that most pros shoot digitally with a medium-format camera.