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

Nikon D5 Review —Hands-On With A New Flagship

The newest professional SLR from Nikon is a force to be reckoned with
The Nikon D5 is easily the best SLR the company has ever made, and it’s the best SLR on the market today, albeit only by a little margin over the Canon 1DX Mark II. Certainly there have been some stalwart cameras from Nikon—the original Nikon F, the F3, the F5 and the digital E2 and D2 spring to mind. But the Nikon D5 contains the best-in-class... Read more

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Reviewed

Canon’s new flagship DSLR comes with powerful new features, and a few confusing choices.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II press image
After a conspicuously long five year wait, Canon has updated its top-of-the-line DSLR with the release of the EOS-1D X Mark II. To be fair, the original 1D X was a bit ahead of its time, with an incredibly powerful set of tools that became the benchmark for professional DSLR cameras. But five years is a long time, and during that period the camera world... Read more