New Trends In Pro DSLRs

Is the end nigh for all formats except full frame?
By Michael J. McNamar
It doesn't take a crystal ball to predict the trend toward increasingly affordable full-frame digital SLR models. Based on the popularity of the new full-frame Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 6D (both priced at $2,099, body only), it's likely that a new full-frame HDSLR model will break the $1,000 price…

Hi-Tech Studio: High-Speed Still Photography With SLTs

Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology makes high-speed shooting with phase-detection AF affordable
By Staff
The notion of hybrid cameras and hybrid shooting wherein you're capturing full-resolution still frames at 24, 30 or 60 fps is a hot topic for professional photography. We've devoted a fair number of pages to it in DPP over the past couple of years, and we'll continue to do so…

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…
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