Compact Cameras And Camera Bodies

With increasingly advanced features, better build quality and impressive image quality, the range of enthusiast camera options is better than ever
Not long ago, hobbyist photographers who wanted a “serious” camera looked solely to the DSLR. But today, compact cameras and mirrorless bodies complement DSLRs as legitimate options for photography enthusiasts. We’ve now got cameras that pack the power of “serious” DSLRs into the compact form factor of a point-and-shoot. Whereas photographers... Read more

Pro Digital Camera Bodies

There were some surprising introductions in high-end digital camera bodies in 2019
Pro Digital Camera Bodies
2019 was a wild year for camera manufacturers as the newest crop of cameras being released continues to expand the technological boundaries of what’s possible. In some cases, iterative updates continue to push the capabilities of camera sensors and other features. Yet, in some instances, manufacturers seem to be suffering from an identity crisis,... Read more

First Look: Canon EOS RP

Hands on with a light and compact full-frame EOS camera
First Look: Canon EOS RP
While the other two mirrorless cameras I wrote about recently, the Sony A6400 and Fujifilm X-T30, are very capable and include powerful features, neither has a large, full-frame sensor like the one included on the 26.2-megapixel Canon EOS RP. One of the things that stands out most of all with the RP is the price point: The EOS RP will retail for just... Read more
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First Look: Fujifilm X-T30

Although the X-T30 is smaller and lighter than many in its class, it’s still a very capable camera
First Look: Fujifilm X-T30
If 2018 was a banner year for new mirrorless cameras, 2019 has kept the momentum going with the introduction of a number of new smaller-sized cameras. One of the more notable was a full-featured mirrorless camera with an APS-C-sized image sensor: The Fujifilm X-T30. Here’s our first look at what we thought about the new model. The Fujifilm X-T30 (far... Read more

First Look: Sony a6400

Hands on with a new mirrorless camera that's smaller and lighter than most, yet still very capable
The resolution of the Sony a6400’s 24.2-megapixel sensor provides plenty of pixels to crop and recompose images, like this one, which was originally a vertical. In mid-January, Sony announced the new 24.2-megapixel a6400, a mirrorless camera with an APS-C-sized sensor that’s priced reasonably for a camera with so many features: $900 body only, $1,000... Read more

First Look: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Hands on in Florida with the the new mirrorless flagship camera from Olympus
The new OM-D E-M1X has fast burst modes and sophisticated image stabilization to capture extreme sports. Photography, right from the start, back in the 19th century, has been at odds with itself over which technology is the best one to use, ever since Louis Dague­rre and Henry Fox Talbot invented it in the very same year, 1839, using different processes.... Read more

How Sony’s Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Have Captured The Hearts Of Pro Photographers

Sony used innovative technology and perceptive insights to woo shooters from other brands. But will it last?
How Sony's Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Have Captured The Hearts Of Pro Photographers
This exploded-view display of the Sony a7R was on display in the Sony booth during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. In January of this year, veteran New York Times photographer Doug Mills, who has shot for the newspaper’s Washington, D.C., bureau since 2002, appeared on C-SPAN to discuss various aspects of his photography. During the interview,... Read more

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
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