Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000A

By Mike Stensvold
Low-Light Capability With ISOs from 50 to 3200 (1600 for videos) and 3D noise reduction that takes into account signal noise from the preceding frame in video shooting, the HD2000A has good low-light shooting capability. Compact, Ergonomic Body The HD2000A measures just 3.5x2.1x4.4 inches and weighs only 11 ounces ready…

Basic Tech: HD Video And Autofocus

DSLRs with HD video are the wave of the future. Is lagging autofocus a thing of the past?
By William Sawalich
If, the first time you picked up an HD video-enabled DSLR, you blasted full-speed ahead into figuring out how to shoot video without reading the owner’s manual (as I did), you were undoubtedly surprised to discover how poorly your camera focused (as I was). There’s a misconception that DSLRs can’t…

Smart Cameras

Powerful processors and advanced technology give today’s digital cameras some remarkable features
By Mike Stensvold
Today's D-SLRs and advanced compacts pack plenty of processing power into their little bodies, and their manufacturers are taking advantage of it to provide better image quality, quicker operation, longer battery life and a number of features that wouldn't have been possible not so long ago—things like Live View with…

Buyer's Guide 2009: HD Camcorders

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.
By Wes Pitts
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…

Rapid Fire

Capturing photos at five frames per second is pretty fast. Pro SLR models can do about twice that at the top end.
By Adam Crawford
Capturing photos at five frames per second is pretty fast. Pro SLR models can do about twice that at the top end. Then Casio released the EX-F1, with burst speeds up to 60 fps, and followed up with the higher-resolution EX-FH20, with a burst rate of up to 40 fps,…
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