A World Without SLRs

What does the mirrorless revolution mean for the photographer?
Revolutions are tricky things. Sometimes they spring up overnight, transforming a landscape in unpredictable ways. Other times, though, they creep up on people, providing plenty of advanced notice but not always a lot of forethought. The digital photography revolution happened suddenly, and it brought huge changes to the photographic landscape. Companies... Read more

Mirrorless vs. DSLR

As mirrorless and DSLR systems become more powerful, a confrontation between them is brewing
In the annals of photography, it’s likely that 2017 will be recognized as the year in which the dominance in the digital photography camera market shifted from DSLR to mirrorless designs. That’s not to say that 2017 marks the demise of the DSLR, but instead, the first year in which it’s no longer possible to point to a number of key SLR strengths—most... Read more

Sony’s Low-Cost MCX-500 Makes Multi-Cam Streaming Easy

Connect and broadcast with this affordable, portable video system
Since the dawn of television, the Production Control Room has been the heart and mind of the broadcast operation. Comprised of an array of video and audio equipment, the Production Control Room (often called the PCR, or commonly the “control room”) turns the streams of video and audio into the output we consume over the air, via cable or... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Putting It Together

When you’re trying to capture the power of a storm or the beauty of the outdoors, the camera makes all the difference
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and M.Zuiko PRO lenses
© Jamie MacDonald. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO, 150mm, ƒ/2.8 at 1/1250 sec., ISO 200 When you’re standing on the shores of Lake Michigan in a torrential downpour, waiting to capture lightning strikes from an intensifying storm, the weather sealing of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and M.Zuiko PRO lenses means... Read more

High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate Set Sony’s 4K Camcorders Apart

Sony's 4K Camcorders
Significant technological changes are sweeping through the cinema and broadcast video markets, driven by the ever-increasing consumer demand for high-quality video content and a range of improvements in the delivery and playback of that content. The HDTV sets that flooded the market in the early 2000s were sold on the promise of more precise, better-looking... Read more

Which Is Better? The Panasonic GH5 or Panasonic G9 Hands On Test

Which is the better Micro Four Thirds camera… the video-centric Panasonic LUMIX GH5 or the photo-centric LUMIX G9?
Two Camera Directions The LUMIX GH5 is Panasonic’s flagship camera, which now sits alongside the G9 and the GH5S. Last week I compared to the GH5S, and now it’s time to compare the more video-centric GH5 to the more photo-centric G9. Which is the better camera? Actually, the real question is… which is the better camera for you? Both are exciting... Read more

Sony’s Trio Of 4K Camcorders Usher In A New Era Of Autofocus For Video

Sony's trio of PXW-790V, HXR-NX80, and FDR-AX700 bring best-in-class autofocus to the professional and consumer shooter
The advances in digital video technology over the last decade are nothing short of astounding. Today’s consumer and professional video cameras have a level of resolution, dynamic range and color fidelity that, just a few short years ago, would have been available only to the upper echelon of Hollywood productions. One area that has lagged behind... Read more

A Few Moments with the Leica CL Hands On First Look

A perfect travel camera, with a typical Leica price
Much like the outdoor sports products I review on other publications, I can usually and accurately tell how much I’m going to enjoy a product within a few minutes. That important first impression is set when I push the pedals on a ride, pull on a pair of winter tights, or snap pics with a new camera. And, the Leica CL impressed me just like their... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Going Farther, Getting Lighter

When you make your living shooting sports and travel assignments, you need a camera that’s light, fast, accurate and creates the high-quality images your clients demand
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F/2.8 PRO, 40mm, 1/100 sec., ƒ/2.8, ISO 400 For sports and travel photographer Paul Morrison, the ability to capture stunning images with the smallest camera system possible is a big advantage. “For sports and for travel,” he says of the Olympus OM-D system, “the size and weight are... Read more

RED WEAPON Of Choice

With the 8K camera in hand, Vincent Laforet can time-travel to the past and see the future of photography
RED WEAPON
Photography, as we know it, is about to change. The much-promised convergence of photographic and videographic cameras has arrived, thanks to professional-grade 4K cameras and their cinema glass. Instead of shooting 8 or 10 or 20 fps, a photographer can shoot at 30 fps or even 60 fps and pull out high-res images. Imagine the kind of cameras we will... Read more

Upgrading Your Kit Doesn’t Have To Cost A Fortune

Building a kit for photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, specialist lenses, and high quality accessories all adding up. Don’t let this put you off though—there are ways to minimize the cost of expanding and upgrading your setup.
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Building a kit for photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, specialist lenses and high-quality accessories all adding up. Don’t let this put you off, though—there are ways to minimize the cost of expanding and upgrading your setup. Forget New. Go ‘Like New’ Buying new may seem appealing, but it isn’t necessary—you... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: John Sterling Ruth

When you’re hanging from a car barreling down the highway at 70 mph, you need a camera you can depend on
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
A typical day for commercial photographer and Olympus Visionary John Sterling Ruth finds him hanging out of a car window, hurtling down a deserted road at 70 mph, while photographing a semi-truck barreling alongside him. For Ruth, who has been a photographer for more than 30 years and has clients including Mack Trucks, Volvo, Penske and International... Read more
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