Sony Alpha a7 & a7R

Sony's new Alpha a7 and a7R mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras are tiny.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $1,699 (a7); $2,299 (a7R) INTRODUCED 10/2013 Sony's new Alpha a7 and a7R mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras are tiny, yet house full-frame Sony Exmor CMOS image sensors: a 24.3-megapixel one in the a7 and a 36.4-megapixel unit (with no low-pass filter) in the a7R. Besides the diminutive size, there's…

Advanced AF

DSLRs use quick phase-detection auto-focusing for viewfinder (non-live view) shooting.
By Mike Stensvold
DSLRs use quick phase-detection auto-focusing for viewfinder (non-live view) shooting. Phase-detection AF can determine from a single reading whether the subject is in focus, and if not, in which direction and by how much. This makes it great for fast-moving subjects—it's quick and can do predictive AF. The SLR mirror…

Sony SLT-A58

Sony's newest Translucent Mirror Technology (TMT) model, the SLT-A58 features a new 20.1-megapixel Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and improved Bionz processing engine, with ISOs from 100-16,000.
By The Editors
STANDOUT FEATURE: Continuous phase-detection AF for stills and video, thanks to Sony Translucent Mirror Technology. 1. The mode dial provides direct selection of a number of operating features. 2. The 2.7-inch LCD?monitor tilts for easy high- and low-angle shooting. 3. Like all Sony SLT cameras, the A58 can save image…

Top Cameras

Smallest, DSLR over $1000, mirrorless, fixed-lens, best sensor rating, highest resolution, innovation, under $1000
By Staff
TOP CAMERAS: SMALLEST SMALLEST DSLR Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Dimensions:?4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7 inches Though it features the same 18-megapixel sensor of the EOS?Rebel T5i, the SL1 is nearly 30% smaller in volume. DSLR OVER $1,000 Pentax K-5 II Dimensions:?5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 inches The K-5 II packs…

Nikon D600

Nikon's new full-frame DSLR, the D600 features a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and delivers 12- or 14-bit images at 6016x4016 pixels.
DPMag
1. Unusual in full-frame DSLRs, the D600 has a built-in pop-up flash unit. It's also compatible with Nikon's highly respected i-TTL flash system. 2. Image files and videos are saved on SD/SDHC/SDXC media, with dual card slots. 3. The release-mode dial makes it quick and easy to select single-shot, continuous…

Canon EOS 70D

The camera can use all EF and EF-S lenses; the new Dual Pixel AF system is, at the time of this writing, compatible with 103 of them.
By The Editore
Estimated Street Price: $1,199 (K-5 II/body only) INTRODUCED 2/2010 Since the first DSLRs that could do video, a big problem has been poor video AF performance. The video-capable DSLRs' quick phase-detection AF systems were rendered inoperative in Live View (and, thus, Movie) mode, so contrast-based AF off the image sensor…
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