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Digital Camera Buying Guide


When it comes to choosing digital camera equipment, Outdoor Photographer will put you on the right track. Get started now with our digital camera buying guide.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In Focus: November 2010

Holiday Gift Guide

With five slots supporting 24 memory card formats, the Lexar Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB reader is versatile. It can read multiple cards from multiple card slots simultaneously, and allows for card-to-card file transfer between cards in different slots.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chase The Storms

Gear up for the wild weather of late summer to get some intense landscapes

Late summer provides us with awesome photo opportunities.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Moto Foto

Trekking far from the pavement is in every nature photographer’s blood. Using a motorcycle to do it can be the perfect “viewfinder.”

Silver Canyon Road to the crest of the Bristlecone Forest had only just opened in the spring, at least nearly as far as the Patriarch Grove. Up there at 11,000 feet in the White Mountains, some lingering snow pack still blocked further progress even at the end of May.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Holiday Buyer's Guide

A look at some of the gear that’s available for the nature photographer on your gift list

As we put together this year’s annual OP Holiday Buyer’s Guide, we’re taking a slightly different approach compared to years past.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Holiday Book Guide

OP’s annual selection of books for outdoor photo enthusiasts

Lining the bookshelf with new large-format photography hardcovers this holiday season shouldn’t be too difficult.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Choosing A Lab

Discover The Benefits Of Using A Photo Lab For Printing Photographs

Today’s photo labs have kept up with the digital age and have made it easy for us to get 4x6, 8x10 or larger prints. Whether you walk in with your media card in hand or upload your images using the Internet, a good photo lab can make quite a difference when you need lots of prints, big enlargements and more.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Choosing Inkjet Paper

The Right Inkjet Photo Paper Will Enhance The Look And Longevity Of Your Prints

The final look of your print has everything to do with the paper you place in your printer. Beyond size, the weight, whiteness and surface of a paper all make a dramatic difference in the appearance of color and tone, especially whites and blacks. By carefully selecting inkjet paper, you can move beyond merely copying an image and elevate printmaking to a more creative part of your photography.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Buying A Digital Photo Printer

Photo Inkjet Printers Deliver Prints With Better Color And Longer Life

While looking at a photograph on a camera’s LCD or a large computer monitor is exciting, neither replaces the satisfaction of holding a quality print. Improvements in the stability of inks have led to photo inkjet printers producing archival-quality prints that resist fading for a lifetime.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Choosing Digital Photo Storage

Digital Picture Storage Solutions For Creating A Reliable Image Library

Space—the final frontier or a simple necessity? Because digital imaging has picked up speed in the past few years, the need for extensive amounts of digital storage space has intensified. Replacing the temperature-controlled closets that film shooters used to store processed film is now the hard drive library.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Finding The Right Digital Camera Accessories

Tips For Selecting Digital Camera Bags, Filters

Faster, convenient and more efficient—that’s what today’s digital camera accessories make possible. Accessories have become an integral part of photography, as they can make shooting easier and your pictures better. Outfitting your gear with the latest technology and design isn’t just form, it’s function.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Tips for Buying a Digital SLR Camera

Buying an SLR camera can be a daunting task. That’s why Outdoor Photographer magazine has tips and articles on buying a SLR camera that work for you. You could spend all day at the store trying to review digital SLR cameras. We make it easy.

There’s a definite visceral reaction when taking pictures with an SLR. The look of the camera and the way it seems to be an extension of my hand often evokes a sense that something wonderful is only a fraction of a second away. Although I’ve taken great photographs with a compact digital camera, a digital SLR provides the features and controls I often need to ensure I come away with the photograph I expect.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Tips for Buying Advanced Compact Digital Cameras

Advanced Compact Digital Cameras Offer A Great Value For The Money

The price of entry-level digital SLRs has dropped so low that one could be tempted to overlook advanced compact digital cameras. That would be a mistake. Cameras in this category supply nearly all of the sophisticated SLR-like features and controls that are found on D-SLRs. Image quality is as good or better, all else being equal, and zoom cameras offer several advantages over D-SLRs.

Friday, June 1, 2007

How to Choose a Digital Camera Memory Card

Choosing Memory Cards For Digital Cameras Can Be Tough. Arm Yourself With Valuable Information.

In 1997, I demonstrated the Minolta DiMAGE V digital camera to Microsoft’s Bill Gates during a closed-door meeting at the Photo Marketing Association trade show. As I recall the event, Mr. Gates wasn’t overly impressed by the $649 VGA-class digital camera, despite its detachable zoom lens. He did hum in amazement, however, while examining the camera’s wafer-thin SSFDC memory card (better known as SmartMedia). “Two megabytes,” he said, and shook his head in a gesture that I took to indicate surprise.

Friday, June 1, 2007

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Thursday, April 1, 2004

Digital Camera Buyer's Guide

New digital gear encourages photographic freedom. Here's how to choose.

Digital Cameras are wonderful tools for visual expression. Their ability to review photos on the spot and erase unwanted images removes the pressure from the creative process, making it more successful and more fun, too. Worried whether you exposed correctly deep inside that canyon? Got enough depth of field for the flowers and the mountains? Just play back your image and see. If you goofed, that’s fine—just delete the image and shoot another one, for free. With cameras on the market whose performance rivals that of film, it’s no wonder that so many people are going digital.

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