Olympus PEN E-P1 No, it’s not technically a D-SLR, and it’s really a whole new category of digital camera. Olympus’ new E-P1—the company’s first Micro Four Thirds System model—offers a size and weight closer to that of a compact digital camera, but with the creative possibilities of interchangeable lenses. It’s a knockout design, and we see a lot of potential in this new format.
Nikon D5000 Nikon’s D5000 offers many of the best features of the often-sold-out D90 in a more compact package that sells for around $250 less. For starters, it features the same excellent 12.3-megapixel, DX-format sensor as the D90, the same 720 HD video capability as the D90 and even the same 11-point AF and 420-pixel metering systems.
When portability is essential, nothing beats these ultracompact models There are two types of photographs: the kind we set out with the intention to make and the kind that happen when we’re doing other things.
Generous zoom ranges and enhanced controls make these cameras a good option when portability is essential Interchangeable-lens cameras offer the most options for creative control, but don’t count out the capabilities of the advanced fixed-lens cameras.
How To Buy A Camera
Where and how you will use your camera are considerations as important as its features "Which camera should I buy?” When you’re an editor of a photo magazine, you get this question a lot. The asker wants you to respond with a specific make and model (as if there’s only one “good” camera that insiders know) and is disappointed when you answer the question with more questions.
Canon EOS Rebel T1i Canon’s original Digital Rebel was the first D-SLR to sell for under $1,000, and the latest Rebel T1i continues to push the segment forward. It features Canon’s powerful DIGIC 4 processor to enhance image quality, operating speed and battery life. In terms of speed, the T1i can shoot up to nine RAW or 170 15.1-megapixel JPEG images at 3.4 fps in a single burst.
Powerful processors and advanced technology give today’s digital cameras some remarkable features Cameras have always been impressive devices, magic boxes that can capture moments we can then enjoy forever. But today’s cameras are really amazing.
This easy-to-use SLR offers great image quality and HD movie capability at a knockout price Nikon’s second HD movie-capable D-SLR, the economy-priced D5000 shares many of the D90’s features, yet lists for $270 less.
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
15.1-megapixel still images and full hd video for well under $1,000 Canon’s EOS Rebel line of SLRs have been top sellers since the original 35mm EOS Rebel was introduced in 1990. The EOS Digital Rebel, which appeared 13 years later, was the first D-SLR to sell for under $1,000.
By Design: Pentax K7
This top-of-the-line, weather-resistant D-SLR has hd video and a low price Looking for an SLR that’s built to withstand the elements? 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 and a host of pro features into a rugged, magnesium-alloy body that’s weather- and dust-resistant, all at a very good price.
Buyer's Guide 2009: HD Camcorders
What to know when shopping for an HD camcorder Though the nationwide transition from analog to pure digital TV has again been delayed (sigh!), analog is dead, and not even an act of Congress can resuscitate it. If you’ve been waiting for prices to come down to go high-def with your home movies, we’re pleased to tell you that you easily can get started with full HD video recording for well under $1,000. Even a step up to more sophisticated models with hefty built-in storage won’t break the bank.