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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, March 12, 2013

Gadget Bag: Compact Binoculars

Get a different look at your surroundings and spot unique photo opportunities with a pair of lightweight, high-quality binoculars

Binoculars are often overlooked, yet very useful tools for outdoor photographers, and not just for wildlife specialists.

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, 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

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, 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

Sony SLT-A77

The latest translucent-mirror DSLR from Sony has a 24.3-megapixel sensor, with continuous phase-detection AF and eye-level viewing for stills and video

The new SLT-A77 is the long-awaited successor to Sony's A700 enthusiast APS-C DSLR.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sigma SD1

The best Sigma DSLR ever

Sigma’s SD1 has been a hot topic on the online photo forums, in part, for its remarkable Foveon X3 image sensor and, in part, for its equally remarkable price.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sony Alpha SLT-A35

The next in Sony’s growing line of translucent-mirror DSLRs gives you true continuous AF and full HD video

The new Alpha SLT-A35 is a great option for photographers who want image quality and full HD video capabilities, but don't want to lug around a large HDSLR.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Panasonic Lumix G3

A new hybrid mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera features a new 16.0-megapixel sensor and full HD video, and continues the trend to more compact sizes

Anyone looking for a combination of still and motion capture in a small package that's easy to hike or travel with will be interested in the new Panasonic Lumix G3.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nikon D5100

A compact step-up DSLR with an excellent feature set

The new Nikon D5100 has an estimated street price below $900 (with an 18-55mm lens), and a number of fine features for nature photographers.

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