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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, 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.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Use High Speed Bursts For Sharper Shots

With high-capacity memory getting cheaper, shooting in bursts rather than single frames May be a good solution for a lot of reasons

Most photographers think of high-speed shooting as being the domain of sports and wildlife photographers, that is, shooters who are going for sequences where the action is unfolding rapidly and you want to be sure you capture the peak moment.

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.

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