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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.




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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Full-Frame: DSLRs For Landscape Master Work

Can you produce Ansel Adams-level images from a DSLR? Today’s full-frame models give you some outstanding options.

One of the many things Ansel Adams was known for was the superb image quality of his prints, which exhibited excellent detail and a magnificent range of tones.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mirrorless Systems For You

How to build a mirrorless system as your primary outfit for nature photography

Five years ago, if you wanted to travel light, you had to choose between a DSLR and a compact digital camera.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Which Camera Should I Buy?

We look at the age-old question in the light of new offerings in full-frame, mirrorless and big-sensor point-and-shoot models

What camera should I buy? It's the question that we get here at OP frequently.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Year Of Full-Frame DSLRs

The landscape for nature photographers who are in the market for a full-frame DSLR has never been richer

Landscape photographers, in particular, have some very good reasons for adopting a full-frame workflow.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gear For Still And HD-Video Capture

Essential equipment for getting the best still and motion imagery and sound in the field

The onslaught of DSLRs that can shoot professional-caliber HD video has not slowed.

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