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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, June 19, 2012

Lighten Up! Go Mirrorless!

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera systems are a fraction of the size and weight of most DSLRs, and they can produce top-level images. What’s not to love?

Today, you can choose from a wide line of cameras that are truly compact, produce DSLR image quality and accept interchangeable lenses: the mirrorless cameras.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Beyond convergence cameras, a new motion-only model offers pro-level performance at a reasonable price

At the 2012 NAB show, Blackmagic Design, an Australian company mostly associated with more behind-the-scenes pro video gear, unveiled a new motion-only camera capable of 2.5K resolution.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sony SLT-A57

A quick and feature-packed fixed translucent mirror replacement for the A55

The new A57 replaces the A55 in Sony's line of fixed-translucent-mirror SLT cameras. With a number of refinements and some features taken from the new A65, the A57 is poised to take its place as a next-generation, fixed-mirror reflex camera with fast AF, top-quality video and top still-image quality.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

The EOS 5D Mark II was a game-changing DSLR. The new EOS 5D Mark III builds on the legacy and incorporates some serious improvements for nature photographers.

Canon's long-anticipated successor to the trend-setting EOS 5D Mark II DSLR delivers on many requests regarding that popular camera and adds several features developed for the flagship EOS-1D X.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nikon D800

Is this 36-megapixel, full-frame DSLR a medium-format killer?

When Nikon announced its new flagship D4 pro DSLR a few months ago, some were startled that it had "only" 16.1 megapixels.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Recalling the wildly popular OM-1 35mm camera, Olympus introduces a high-performance, retro-look mirrorless camera

Olympus' first mirrorless camera, the PEN E-P1, evoked the popular Olympus PEN 35mm compact cameras of the 1960s.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fujifilm X-Pro1

A new compact, interchangeable-lens camera that takes a page from professional rangefinder film cameras

Fujifilm's X100 became an instant hit upon its release in 2011, thanks to a 12.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, a high-quality fixed 23mm ƒ/2 lens and a beautiful industrial design.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The New Breed Of DSLRs

Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Sony are pushing into new territory with their latest high-end camera models

A number of new high-end DSLRs have been introduced in recent months.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Canon EOS-1D X

The new top-of-the-line pro DSLR features a full-frame sensor, 14 fps and advanced HD video

Scheduled for a Spring 2012 release, the EOS-1D X replaces the EOS-1Ds Mark III and the EOS 1D Mark IV.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nikon 1 V1 & J1

Nikon enters the mirrorless marketplace with two new cameras and a new format

It has been long rumored that Nikon was going to introduce a mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera, and now they've done it—two, in fact.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Our Guide To Mirrorless Cameras

Combining compact size with the interchangeable lenses of a DSLR, mirrorless cameras offer the outdoor photographer a capable, lightweight option

Outdoor photography—landscape, wildlife, close-up, travel and sports—covers a lot of territory and demands cameras that deliver excellent image quality and a wide range of focal lengths.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Big-Time DSLRs Under $1,000

Packed with power, advanced features and high performance, the latest sub-$1,000 ­­HD SLRs are outstanding options for serious nature photographers

It's hard to believe that the very first DSLR was introduced only 20 years ago, but that's ancient history in the world of digital cameras.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Essential DSLR Features For Landscapes

Discover sophisticated DSLR modes and functions to free your creative vision in the field

Landscape photography once was primarily the realm of large-format view cameras, but no more.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Image Stabilization And You

How to choose and make the best use of stabilized cameras and lenses

For the sharpest shots, a tripod is essential, but you have to carry it with you and set it up each time you want to make a shot—not great for capturing a bighorn sheep that suddenly bursts into view and is gone just as quickly.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

DSLR Performance In A Point-And-Shoot Size?

The new class of cameras—mirrorless, interchangeable-lens models—gives serious nature photographers some interesting options

You’ve likely heard the buzz about the new mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras by now (some call them EVIL, for “electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lens”).

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