Sony Alpha Nex-7: The Camera That Exceeds Expectations

A large, high-resolution APS-C sensor and full HD video capability in a compact package
By Staff
The Sony Alpha NEX-7 makes an ideal companion to your pro Sony DSLR. The compact form factor is perfect for occasions when you want something less conspicuous or for situations when you need to really lighten up. Using the optional LA-EA2 adapter, the NEX-7 can use all of your Sony…

The Quest For Ultimate Image Quality

The complex relationship between cameras, sensors and noise—bigger resolution, large sensors and huge pixels won’t necessarily lead to improved image quality
By David Willis
Quantum efficiency in photography is offered as a sum measurement of the effective use of incoming light information. Unlike heavily compromised direct comparisons between image noise, sensor formats and resolutions, quantum efficiency factors in all of the variables along the image chain for a direct and unbiased comparison of noise…

Hi-Tech Studio: Pro Backup Cameras

Think about going mirrorless for your go-anywhere, anytime camera
By Staff
The old photo adage "The best camera is the one that's with you" especially applies to pros who are in the business of content creation and realize that having a camera with them at all times is advantageous. For a long time, the choice was to lug your big pro…

The Game Is Changing

4K resolution and the ability to pull high-res still frames from full-motion capture are creating a paradigm shift in photography
By Staff
For years, professional still photographers used still cameras and pro cinematographers used movie cameras. Then came digital, and with it a conversation began about the possibility of "convergence," meaning a single camera that could do still and video capture. Early on in the digital age, video camcorders added the ability…

Two New Superstars For Still & Motion

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Nikon D800 may be the perfect pro multimedia cameras for their combination of performance, price and features. See their similarities and the surprising differences.
By The Editors
The incorporation of HD video in DSLRs was a game-changing event in 2008. Suddenly, still photographers were reimagining what it was possible to do with their cameras. It seemed like a door that no one had ever seen before had suddenly been thrown open to reveal a completely unexplored facet…

DSLRS For The Minimalist

Dig into the lower-priced, but highly capable cameras that are available, and you may find that they fit your style and workflow.
By The Editors
At DPP, we've had the same discussion ever since the magazine started. We've asked the fundamental question: What makes a camera a pro camera? What if you could get a DSLR with a 4.5-megapixel APS-C sensor, an ISO range of 200-1600 and a three-second startup time at a cost of…
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