Capture One Pro 10 New Feature Walkthrough Video

We take a video tour of the key features in Capture One Pro in this video with Phase One's David Grover
Capture One Pro 10 interface
While Lightroom has the lion’s share of the all-in-one photo organization and editing market, a powerful alternative exists in Capture One Pro—despite the fact that many photographers don’t know that it exists. Capture One Pro 10 is an impressive program and has grown tremendously in both performance and features over the last few years, thanks... Read more

Hands-On Sony a99 II Review

A flagship full-frame digital camera in an APS-C-sized body
Sony A99 II Review
When Sony purchased the renowned Konica-Minolta brand in 2006, they not only acquired all the technology and reputation of a company with photographic roots stretching back to the 1920s, but they instantly established themselves in a digital photography market that had gotten away from the consumer electronics giant. Building on Minolta’s legendary... Read more

Hands-On BlackMagic Video Assist Review

We take a look at the BlackMagic Video Assist, an external monitor, control device and record for photographers capturing video on today's digital cameras.
BlackMagic Video Assist review
The BlackMagic Video Assist is here to solve one of the common frustrations of shooting film on digital cameras; focusing and viewing footage on the tiny LCD screens on the back of the cameras. Occasionally, it’s easy to forget how much our modern cameras are capable of. There are many consumer-level digital cameras that are capable of shooting... Read more

Canon 1DX Mark II vs. Nikon D5 Review

The leading SLR manufacturers duke it out with two new flagship SLRs
Canon 1DX Mark II vs. Nikon D5
It is a rare event when the photographic stars align so that Nikon and Canon both offer up a new flagship SLR at the same time. The last time this occurred was when the Canon 1DX  was announced in November of 2011 and the Nikon D4 in January of 2012. Nikon released an updated D4S in 2014, while Canon sat out that upgrade cycle and hasn’t refreshed... Read more

First Look Video Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark II

The new Olympus body breaks new ground in the mirrorless world
Olympus O-MD E-M1 II sample images
The Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark II is the latest flagship camera from the company that pioneered mirrorless photography. Faster to focus, faster to capture and more capable in challenging lighting situations, the Mark II raises the bar. We take a look at the camera at its U.S. launch in this first look video of the Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark II. While not perfect... Read more

Canon 5D Mark IV Review

Canon's newest camera is an revision of a classic. But its it enough to make you upgrade?
Canon’s 5D series is one of the company’s longest and most successful products, a digital camera series that’s affordable enough to be within the reach of the prosumer but powerful enough to be a primary choice of the professional. When it arrived in 2005, the Canon EOS 5D was heralded for the amount of power that it packed into the relatively... Read more

Canon 5D Mark IV Hands-On 4k and HD Video Quality Tests

We evaluate the video capabilities of the newest pro Canon camera
Canon 5D Mark IV Video Tests
The Canon 5D Mark IV is first in the 5D series to have 4k video capabilities. We tested both the 4K and HD video capabilities, and evaluate them in this video hands-on review. We took the Canon 5D Mark IV to the Canon-sponsored Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for 4K tests and shot HD footage on a number of locations.   The Canon 5D Mark... Read more

Hands On Video Preview – Sony a6500 and Sony RX100 V

24fps shooting with the Sony RX100V and 11fps with the RX100 IV
Sony announced the new RX100 V and a6500 cameras at a press event in New York City. We take both cameras for a test drive in this hands-on video. The cameras both feature newly-designed sensors and incredibly fast capture rates. You can read our coverage of the new cameras from our launch event report. Here is our hands-on preview of both systems   Here... Read more

Fuji GFX Medium Format System Exclusive Hands On Preview

Our first look at the new Fuji GFX camera.
Fuji GFX
Fuji’s GFX medium format system, announced at Photokina 2016 in Cologne, Germany, is the answer to several years of Fujifilm-user prayers. It’s also a system that’s been rumored to be “around the corner” for more than a year. After taking the wraps off the new system this week, Fujifilm invited a select group of press to... Read more

Hands-On Preview Video – Sony a99 Mark II

We got an exclusive look at the newest Sony flagship, see how it stacks up.
At a press conference at the 2016 Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, Sony unveiled their new “flagship” camera, the a99 Mark II. You can read our live report from the press conference here. Sony invited us to have an exclusive look at the a99 II in a closed-door session with select members of the press. Even in its prototype state, the a99... Read more

DJI Phantom 4

The perfect “starter” drone for the curious photographer
DJI Phantom 4 header
I am of a mixed mindset when it comes to drone use in photography and videography—on one hand I think that these platforms for aerial work are a doorway to a whole new market and new revenue stream, but on the other hand I think that the technology has the power to be both overused and invasive. Make no mistake, though, drones are here to stay, and... Read more

Canon 5D Mark IV Reviewed

Shooting in the field with the new Canon EOS-5D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark IV First Impressions
Last week we started our Canon 5D Mark IV review, and have some first images and first impressions. We received a production model of the camera and started shooting with it last week. To anyone familiar with the Canon EOS-5D Mark III or earlier, the Mark IV will feel like an old friend. As the name implies, the improvements are largely internal. The... Read more