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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, 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”).

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Supporting HD

Fluid heads are the best choice for smooth panning and tracking, whether shooting stills or video

Now that DSLRs are offering video capture, it’s time to reexamine some of the gear that you may need.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sony Alpha NEX-5

A new entry in the small, mirrorless, interchangeable-lens category has a large image sensor and HD video capability

Sony alluded to an exciting new camera at the annual PMA show in February of this year, and with the new Alpha NEX-5 the company has delivered on the promise of a compact, interchangeable-lens camera with a large APS-C-sized image sensor.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Video DSLRs For Nature Shooters

The excitement of having HD video in a DSLR has taken the photography world by storm. We help you wind your way through the technology and the range of camera models that have HD video built in.

While the ability to record video has been built into compact digital cameras for years, as recently as two years ago there were no digital SLRs with video capability.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

A new touch-screen LCD monitor and HD video in a very compact interchangeable-lens camera

Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-G2 adds HD video, a unique touch-screen LCD and more to its G1 predecessor’s fine features

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

This new DSLR features high resolution, full HD video and more

Canon’s latest DSLR puts a lot of the features found on the midrange EOS 7D into a compact, entry-level EOS Rebel body.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

DSLRs To Shoot Like Ansel Adams

The great master of nature photography didn’t shoot with a digital camera, but if Ansel Adams was alive today, we’re pretty certain he would. Here, we look at some of the latest cameras and at the features in which Adams might have been most interested.

The legendary Ansel Adams was certainly one of our best-known landscape photographers. He made so many iconic images of the American landscape that he, himself, became an icon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The DSLRs Of 2009

Despite the slow economy, nature photographers were treated to more than a dozen new high-tech D-SLRs this year. We’ve compiled a selection of the models that you’re sure to want to know more about.

The year 2009 was a banner one for D-SLRs, with 17 models introduced by six manufacturers.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nikon D3S

The D3S is Nikon’s latest FX-format (full-frame) D-SLR. It adds 720p HD video capability and an almost unbelievable maximum ISO of 102,400.

Nikon’s newest top-level professional camera, the D3S was launched on October 14. The camera features a newly designed, 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that has a standard ISO range of 200 to 12,800, which allows you to capture low-light images that would have been all but impossible before.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon’s fastest D-SLR gets more megapixels, HD video, ISOs to 102,400 and more

It has been 2½ years since Canon introduced the EOS-1D Mark III, a 10.1-megapixel, 10 fps model that proved popular with bird photographers, in particular, and with wildlife and even general nature shooters for its excellent image quality and quick performance.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pentax K-7

A capable and weather-resistant D-SLR has HD video and a low price

Pentax’s new top-of-the-line K-7 packs a 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, HD video capability, a 3.0-inch, high-res LCD, cold-weather capability, high-end performance and a host of pro features into a compact, rugged weather- and dust-resistant body—at a good price.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

HD D-SLRs For Nature Photographers

For outdoor photographers, the latest high-tech cameras offer the ability to capture images and tell a story in incredible new ways

In fall 2008, Nikon announced the D90, the first D-SLR with HD video capability. A few weeks later, Canon announced the EOS 5D Mark II, the first “pro” D-SLR with video capability.

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