Hands-On Review: Fujifilm X70

High-end optical quality in a compact package
By David Schloss
The diminutive X70 is a camera that Fujifilm is very proud of, and rightly so. When I sat down to talk to the company about the new members of the X-Series cameras, which include this new shooter and the X-Pro2, the PR team was especially excited about the X70 because…

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II

From travel portraits to low-light street photography, this full-frame, 42+-megapixel camera delivers excellent image quality in a compact package
Text & Photography By David Schloss
The high-end compact digital camera has always lived an uneasy existence. Nestled awkwardly between affordable, entry-level point-and-shoots and expensive “pro” cameras, the high-end compact camera has tried to be a little bit of both—light enough to go anywhere, good enough image quality not to regret leaving the SLR gear at…

Capture The Light Field

Is the Lytro Illum the future of photography?
By The Editors
Lytro came on the scene in 2012 with its first light field camera. Light field technology (hardware and software) captures all the individual light rays in a scene, allowing you to do some pretty incredible things with your images in 2D and even 3D and enabling a totally new way…

Super Zooms

All-in-one zooms—those that go from wide-angle to medium telephoto—are quite versatile.
By Mike Stensvold
All-in-one zooms—those that go from wide-angle to medium telephoto—are quite versatile. They provide a whole range of focal lengths, from wide through tele, in a single, compact package, terrific when you want to reduce the weight and bulk of your gear. With focal lengths from 28mm to 200mm (and sometimes…

Smart Cameras

Everywhere you look, people are snapping photos and shooting videos with their smartphones, iPads and Android tablets.
By Michael J. McNamara
Everywhere you look, people are snapping photos and shooting videos with their smartphones, iPads and Android tablets. Most of those devices, unfortunately, lack the low-light sensitivity, zoom lenses, image stabilization and exposure controls found in even the most basic compact digital cameras. But do the owners care? Nope! They're too…

Premium Compacts

For many photo opportunities, compact "superzoom" cameras are the perfect blend of size and performance, combining DSLR features with a versatile, big-range zoom lens.
By Kim Castleberry
For many photo opportunities, compact "superzoom" cameras are the perfect blend of size and performance, combining DSLR features with a versatile, big-range zoom lens. This year's models have had some exciting improvements and technological advancements, which have made them smaller and yet more robust than ever before. Often available at…
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