Retro Revolution

Many photographers are starting to take notice of the trend toward smaller, simpler, interchangeable-lens systems sparked by mirrorless cameras, and are downsizing their systems for much of their work.
By J. Dennis Thomas
Many photographers—even seasoned pros who once revered their large pro DSLRs with all the bells and whistles and huge, fast zooms—are starting to take notice of the trend toward smaller, simpler, interchangeable-lens systems sparked by mirrorless cameras, and are downsizing their systems for much of their work. Not all subjects…

Samsung NX30

Samsung offers mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras in two form factors: DSLR-style and flat compact-style.
By The Editors
List Price TBA INTRODUCED 1/2014 Samsung offers mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras in two form factors: DSLR-style and flat compact-style. Interestingly, all feature 20.3-megapixel Samsung APS-C CMOS sensors. The new NX30 replaces the NX20 as the flagship DSLR-style model. It improves on its predecessor in a number of ways, including a more…

Sport HD Cams

Things are getting interesting with wearable, mountable point-of-view action cameras.
By Wes Pitts
Things are getting interesting with wearable, mountable point-of-view action cameras. The latest models offer sophisticated connectivity with smartphones and other accessories and a wide variety of mounts for just about any sport or activity. One even offers professional 4K video resolution. GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition SPECIFICATIONS Angle Of View: Up…

The Low-Pass Filter

What it does, and why ditching it can be a good thing
By Mike Stensvold
The optical low-pass filter (OLPF), also known as an anti-aliasing or blur filter, has been in the photo news a lot lately, mainly because several manufacturers have eliminated it from some of their DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. What's the deal? The low-pass filter's purpose is to do away with…

Nikon D5300

The D5300 is even more compact than its predecessor, measuring 4.9x3.9x3.0 inches and weighing 16.9 ounces.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $2,999 (with 50mm Special Edition kit lens). INTRODUCED 11/2013 The Nikon D5300 offers a number of improvements over its excellent D5200 predecessor, while retaining the features that made the D5200 so popular. The pixel count remains the same, but the 24.2-megapixel DX (APS-C) CMOS sensor in the…

Nikon Df

The Df can use all current AF, AF-S, DX and AF-D Nikkor lenses, but it's also compatible with classic Ai and non-Ai Nikkor lenses with full-aperture metering.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $2,999 (with 50mm Special Edition kit lens). INTRODUCED 11/2013 Nikon went back to its roots to create a full-frame DSLR for the old-school photographer who likes to control everything without messing with multiple menus. The new Df ("Digital Fusion") features a design reminiscent of Nikon's classic 35mm…
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