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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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pentax K-r

A new entry-level DSLR that doesn’t sacrifice performance

Pentax’s top-of-the-line K-5 has been getting most of the publicity, but its lower-cost sibling, the compact K-r, also offers the outdoor photographer a lot—including a first-rate live-view LCD monitor, quick autofocusing and advance, high image quality and HD video.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Canon EOS Rebel T3i

An entry-level, 18-megapixel DSLR with a swiveling LCD and full HD video

The Canon EOS Rebel T3i builds on its predecessor, the EOS Rebel T2i, by adding a Vari-angle LCD monitor and new still and video shooting features.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Olympus E-5

The long-awaited refresh of Olympus’ pro DSLR combines excellent image quality, ruggedness and lots of features

Olympus introduced the Four Thirds System with a pro DSLR, the E-1, back in 2003.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nikon D7000

16.2 megapixels, full HD video, new AF and metering systems, and dual card slots are some of the main features in this new midrange DSLR

Nikon’s eagerly awaited replacement for the D90 turned out to be a model fitting nicely between the D90 and the D300S.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Canon EOS 60D

This new DSLR features a Vari-Angle LCD, full HD video and 18 megapixels

The new Canon EOS 60D features an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and full HD video, and fits into the EOS lineup nicely between the EOS 7D and the EOS Rebel T2i.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nikon D3100

A new inexpensive Nikon DSLR has high-end features, 1080p HD and full-time AF while shooting video

Fitting into Nikon’s lineup between the D5000 and D3000, the new D3100 tops them both in a number of areas, including pixel count (14.2 MP vs. 12.3 for the D5000 and 10.2 for the D3000) and full 1080p HD video with full-time autofocusing during recording.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sony Alpha SLT-A33 and SLT-A55

A pair of new cameras change the whole DSLR paradigm

We’ve had DSLRs for some time, and more recently the compact mirrorless interchangeable-lens digital cameras.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sony Alpha NEX-VG10

A camcorder with an APS-C, 14.2-megapixel sensor and interchangeable lenses—for under $2,000

About three years ago, the first DSLRs with HD video capability appeared, offering the benefits (over HD camcorders) of much larger sensors (for much better low-light/high-ISO performance and limited "filmic" depth of field), relatively low cost and interchangeable lenses.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sigma SD15

Continuing with the unique Foveon X3 image sensor, the latest DSLR from Sigma has new features and improved image quality

Most photographers know Sigma as a lens manufacturer, but the company also makes cameras, including a line of DSLRs that began in 2002 with the SD9.

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