Digital SLR Cameras
Digital SLR cameras are more sophisticated than ever. Luckily, our DSLR reviews can help you determine which camera will best suit your needs and your wallet.
Friday, October 19, 2007
First Look: Olympus E-3
This fast, high-performance D-SLR is loaded with a powerful autofocus system, 5 fps continuous shooting, Live View and more.
Olympus has released the successor to its E-1 flagship D-SLR model, the 10.1-megapixel E-3. Designed to be the fastest autofocus D-SLR in the world, the E-3 has an articulated Live View LCD, internal image stabilization, TruePic III image processing, ISO sensitivity up to 3200 and a wide selection of other advanced features.
Monday, October 8, 2007
The Best D-SLRs Get Better
In this year's most significant camera announcements for professional photographers, Canon and Nikon both have announced a pair of new D-SLRs
In this year's most significant camera announcements for professional photographers, Canon and Nikon both have announced a pair of new D-SLRs. The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and Nikon D3 are taking their places as the pro models at the top of each company's respective lines while the Canon EOS 40D and Nikon D300 come onto the scene as potent backups.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Get 12-megapixel capture and lightning quick response from Nikon's new mid-range D-SLR
Nikon's new pro-am D-SLR is lightning quick and adds new features like LiveView and sensor cleaning. An ideal camera for the serious amateur, and a terrific backup for pros using the new D3, there's a lot to be excited about in this mid-range model.Read More...
Friday, August 24, 2007
Nikons new flagship model offers full-frame sensor, high-speed capture, and advanced metering and auto focus systems.
Designed with sports photographers and photojournalists in mind, the Nikon D3 introduces an astounding list of brand new features and technologies that make it the most sophisticated and advanced Nikon digital SLR to date. In addition to the new FX-format CMOS sensor, the D3 incorporates Nikon's new EXPEED Image Processing System that is central to the blazing speed and processing power needed for many of the D3's new features.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
World's highest-resolution 35mm-based D-SLR hits 21.1 megapixels, can shoot 5 fps, Live View, sensor-dust remover and more…
The long-awaited successor to Canon's top-of-the-line EOS-1Ds Mark II has arrived – and how!Featuring a 21.1-megapixel full-frame image sensor, 5-fps shooting, a 3-inch LCD monitor with Live View mode, sensor-dust remover, rugged weather-sealed body and lots more, the new EOS-1Ds Mark III is ideal in the commercial studio as well as in the field.Read More...
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Comeback - Medium-Format Resurgence
Medium-format is experiencing a resurgence. The dire predictions of a few years ago are being replaced by guarded optimism amidst higher-resolution products that are more portable and more affordable.
Thanks to the steady rise in quality and popularity of 35mm-format digital SLRs, medium-format manufacturers have spent much of this decade fighting for their proverbial lives. Add to that the early limitations of high price and low portability in its digital systems, and medium-format seemed poised to disappear.
Friday, June 1, 2007
What's Next For Professional D-SLRs?
In the top echelon of digital cameras, we're seeing a change in priorities from the major manufacturers
In March, the photo industry made its annual pilgrimage to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Photo Marketing Association trade show, PMA. This year at PMA, the story for professional photographers was particularly interesting. In recent years, the rumor mill prior to PMA had been working hard, as cameras, software, printers and accessories were being unveiled in droves. At the high end where professionals make a living, recent years have been particularly fruitful as nontraditional players have leapt into PMA, making big splashes with revolutionary products, and at the same time, the "usual suspects" of the industry have used the show to make their biggest product announcements.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Is There A Medium-Format Digital In Your Future?
When it comes to ultimate digital image quality, nothing beats medium-format cameras and digital backs. The word 'medium' might be tepid—the image quality is anything but.
Issues of size have always impacted image quality and changed the course of camera design. In the days of film, larger cameras delivered the best image quality, while smaller cameras provided portability and ease of use. Medium-format cameras have long been a popular professional choice because they strike an ideal balance between quality, portability and ease of use.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Calibrate Your Camera
To get complete predictability, consistency and control, it's important to calibrate your entire system. We used to do it with film, now we do it a little differently with digital gear.
As professional photographers, we've always tested our equipment to determine the specific characteristics of gear combinations so we'd know the precise capabilities of camera, lens and film in the conditions in which we most often shoot. Product shooters would load different emulsions and shoot tabletop scenes, fashion photographers would bring in models, etc. With film, this was an arduous process that required multiple exposures and different chemical recipes.