Sony NEX-3N

Sony's fourth-generation, entry-level mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, the NEX-3N combines the excellent image quality of a 16.1-megapixel Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with a number of features to simplify making good photos.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $499 (with 16-50mm power-zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2013 Sony's fourth-generation, entry-level mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, the NEX-3N combines the excellent image quality of a 16.1-megapixel Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with a number of features to simplify making good photos. The camera is sold with a compact 16-50mm ƒ/3.5-5.6…

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
Estimated Street Price: $599 (with 18-55mm zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2013 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. Super SteadyShot Inside sensor-shift stabilization works with any lens, while 3-shot Auto…

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…

Is It Time To Go Full-Frame?

Full-frame DSLRs are hot! The reasons?
By Mike Stensvold
Full-frame DSLRs are hot! The reasons? Well, image quality, for starters: All other things being equal, a full-frame sensor can collect more light than a smaller one, and that means a better signal-to-noise ratio (see the sidebar for more about this). And that means better image quality, with less noise,…

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…

Nikon 1 V2

By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: 799 (body only) INTRODUCED 10/2012 While the new Nikon 1 J2 compact mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera closely resembles its predecessor, the V2 has a new look and incorporates a number of improvements. And inside, there's a new 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3A processor, enhancing image quality…
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