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Not sure which outdoor camera is for you? We have digital SLR camera reviews that'll help make your decision easier. From Canon to Nikon, Olympus to Sony, check out our latest camera reviews.




Friday, December 4, 2015

Ben Moon Made The Switch

Adventurous lifestyle photographer Ben Moon calls the Sony a7R II his “everything camera.”

Ben Moon has crossover appeal. He’s not just an outdoor adventure photographer with a portfolio full of tremendous climbing and surfing photos—though he is most definitely that.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Don Smith Made The Switch

A sports shooter turned landscape photographer, Don Smith’s switch to Sony mirrorless cameras was, like his entire career, all about the light.

Don Smith has always been an early adopter of the best new technologies.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

State-Of-The-Art Mirrorless

Once viewed by many as a consumer fad, mirrorless systems have matured and are attracting a growing number of pros and enthusiasts

It’s a bit of a misnomer, the way we talk about a “mirrorless” camera, especially in the digital age.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chris Burkard Made The Switch

This world-traveling photographer chose Sony because he was looking for something “pocketable but powerful.”

For nature and travel photographer Chris Burkard, surfing and climbing and kayaking are more than just the subjects he photographs.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Gabe Rogel Made The Switch

Adventure sports photographer Gabe Rogel loves his Sony mirrorless cameras because they’re light, they’re fast, and they shoot beautiful video.

Adventure sports photographer Gabe Rogel grew up loving mountain climbing and snow skiing.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Colby Brown Made The Switch

The world traveler switched to Sony’s a7 line of mirrorless cameras because they were so much smaller. He’s stayed with them because they are so much better.

Colby Brown might best be described as a humanitarian photographer.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Full Frame For Everyone

Whether you prefer DSLR, mirrorless or compact, there’s a good selection of full-frame cameras to suit your desires

Nikon has introduced three new lenses of interest to outdoor photographers.

Friday, August 28, 2015

What’s In A “Pro” Lens

We look at the pros and cons of pro and non-pro lenses to help you make your decision on substance rather than a badge

Generally, pro lenses deliver better optical performance than lesser lenses, quicker and more accurate autofocusing, and are more ruggedly built.

Monday, July 20, 2015

To Mirror Or Not To Mirror

Pros and Cons: How do the latest mirrorless cameras stack up to DSLRs? What are their strengths and weaknesses, and which one is best for you and your shooting style?

When digital took over, camera manufacturers essentially adapted their film camera designs, and we had DSLRs, medium-format digital cameras and digital backs that could be attached to medium- and large-format cameras.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Max Mirrorless

With advanced sensors and processors, top-shelf image quality and a cool factor that makes DSLRs seem clunky, the best mirrorless cameras available today might inspire you to make a change

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras came into being because many felt that DSLRs were too bulky to carry around much of the time.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Can You Go No Low-Pass?

Why the trend of cameras being made without low-pass, or anti-aliasing, filters is a good thing for nature photographers

In 2012, Nikon introduced the D800 and the D800E, which were identical, but the D800E had the effects of its anti-aliasing (AA) filter removed.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Into The Wild

Wildlife professional and Nikon Ambassador Moose Peterson takes the Nikon D750 into the field to create his sharpest photos ever

With its 24-megapixel sensor and EXPEED 4 processor, the Nikon D750 takes features from Nikon's other high-end DSLRs, the D610 and D810, to create a powerful tool for nature photographers.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Modern View Camera

New CMOS-based, medium-format digital cameras are giving landscape photographers exciting new options

Large-format view cameras have been a mainstay of high-end landscape photography for a century.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Super Charged!

There’s no substitute for megapixels. We look at the highest-pixel-count cameras, both medium-format and full-frame models, of all time.

Megapixel count is the most talked about digital camera spec by manufacturers and users alike.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Essential Zoom

Venerable. Indispensable. Classic. Timeless. For a nature photographer, there just isn’t one word that expresses the true value of a fast, constant-aperture 70-200mm lens.

There was a time when the 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 was the workhorse zoom of choice: a highly versatile range with formidable light-gathering ability.

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