OP Home > Gear > Cameras

Cameras

Outdoor Camera Reviews and Articles


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, 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.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Olympus OM-D E-M1

The new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera also replaces the E-5 pro DSLR. At Olympus, it would seem the time of the internal mirror has ended.

The original Four Thirds System was introduced in 2003 based around a 17.3x13.0mm image sensor that was smaller than the 23.6x15.6mm APS-C sensors used in most DSLRs of the time.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sony Alpha a7 And Alpha a7R

The age of full-frame interchangeable-lens mirrorless has arrived

One of the main reasons why mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras were designed was to provide DSLR image quality without the bulk.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Best Cameras Under $1000

Our guide to the top interchangeable-lens cameras, DSLRs and mirrorless models for your style of outdoor photography that come in below the $1,000 price

Nature photography encompasses a wide range of subject matter, from landscape vistas to birds in flight.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The New Wave Of Mirrorless

Today’s mirrorless cameras offer the nature photographer DSLR image quality in much smaller packages

The original concept behind the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera was to provide DSLR image quality without DSLR bulk.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top DSLRs For Wildlife

To capture the decisive moment in animal activity and behavior, choose a camera with the AF performance, speed and image quality that are up to the task

The best cameras for wildlife are DSLRs for their combination of AF performance, availability of long lenses, image quality at higher ISO settings and ease of use on moving subjects.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Compact DSLRS

Lighten up your kit and avoid bulk without losing the benefits of a DSLR with the latest generation of compact single-lens-reflex cameras

Ever since the tiny Olympus OM-1 35mm film SLR was introduced in the early 1970s (and perhaps even before), there's been a desire among many for smaller and lighter interchangeable-lens cameras.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DSLRs & Lenses For Landscapes

The best cameras, lenses and gear for achieving the ultimate landscape photography no matter your budget

Because of their size, ease of use and many advanced features, DSLRs are finding a great deal of popularity with landscape photographers.

Popular OP Articles