Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon’s new EOS Rebel T5 replaces the T3 as the entry-level model in the large EOS DSLR lineup, improving on its predecessor in a number of ways.

STANDOUT FEATURE: 50% more megapixels for Canon’s base EOS model. 1. The cross keys provide quick access to setting ISO, AF, white balance and drive mode. 2. The handy, built-in pop-up flash has an ISO 100 guide number of 9.2/30.2 (meters/feet). 3. In A+ (Scene... Read more

Nikon D3300

Nikon’s new D3300 improves on the excellent D3200 entry-level DSLR in a number of ways.

STANDOUT FEATURE: This easy-to-use, entry-level DSLR provides excellent image quality. 1. The D3300 is available in red, black or gray. 2. The mode dial also provides access to an expanded Guide Mode, which helps the user become a better, more knowledgeable photographer.... Read more

Nikon D4S

Nikon’s new professional flagship is the D4S, and it’s the fastest Nikon DSLR.

STANDOUT FEATURE: Nikon’s fastest DSLR has improved image quality and ISO up to 409,600. 1. The D4S retains the D4’s basic layout, with the LCD panel to the right of the finder. 2. No need to add an accessory grip; the D4S has vertical-format controls built... Read more

Top Photo Software

ACDSEE PRO 6 The newest version of ACD System’s popular workflow software includes 10 GB of storage in the ACD Online cloud for easy backups of your photo library. ACDSee helps you stay organized with metadata, keywords, file properties, GPS location, ratings and color labels. It also has the ability to save hierarchical keyword searches, Read more…

ACDSEE PRO 6 The newest version of ACD System’s popular workflow software includes 10 GB of storage in the ACD Online cloud for easy backups of your photo library. ACDSee helps you stay organized with metadata, keywords, file properties, GPS location, ratings and color labels. It also has the ability to save hierarchical keyword searches,... Read more

Lenses

Lensmakers are busier than ever, delivering unparalleled image quality in increasingly compact and feature-rich packages. Whatever camera system you’re using, from compact mirrorless models to full-frame DSLRs, here are the newest lenses to consider for your kit. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS?STM CANON Canon’s EF 200-400mm ƒ/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x is the first DSLR Read more…

Lensmakers are busier than ever, delivering unparalleled image quality in increasingly compact and feature-rich packages. Whatever camera system you’re using, from compact mirrorless models to full-frame DSLRs, here are the newest lenses to consider for your kit. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS?STM CANON Canon’s EF 200-400mm ƒ/4L IS... Read more

Big-Sensor Compacts

Yes, it’s fun to take photos with your smartphone, but while current models may boast of multi-megapixel sensors, those sensors are very small. Small sensors mean smaller pixels, which means lesser image quality by comparison. If image quality is important to you, your smartphone camera isn’t the answer. The size may be convenient, but the Read more…

Yes, it’s fun to take photos with your smartphone, but while current models may boast of multi-megapixel sensors, those sensors are very small. Small sensors mean smaller pixels, which means lesser image quality by comparison. If image quality is important to you, your smartphone camera isn’t the answer. The size may be convenient, but... Read more

Nikon D7100

Nikon’s D7100 DSLR improves on its popular D7000 predecessor in a number of ways.

STANDOUT FEATURE: 24.1 megapixels with no low-pass filter for maximum detail. 1. Two card slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC media (UHS-I-compatible) provide file-storage flexibility. 2. The glass pentaprism viewfinder shows 100% of the actual image area. 3. The optional MB-D15 battery grip provides added... Read more

Pentax k-5 II

The K-5 II retains those features and adds some new ones, all at a good price.

STANDOUT FEATURE: The K-5 II’s new AF system is rated to EV -3. 1. The RAW/Fx button lets you switch between RAW and JPEG at a touch, and can be programmed for other tasks. 2. Images are saved on SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. 3. The easier-to-read LCD monitor is anti-reflective... Read more

Canon EOS 6D

Canon’s newest full-frame DSLR is the EOS 6D, which features a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor that delivers 14-bit images measuring 5472×3648 pixels.

1. There’s a single memory card slot, and it takes SD/SDHC/SDXC media (including UHS-I). 2. The Start/Stop button makes it easy to access Live View and Video modes. 3. The mode dial includes a full range of advanced and auto settings, providing any degree of control or automation that... Read more

Pentax K-500

Provide four AA batteries and the AA Battery Holder D-BH109 instead of the K-50’s lithium-ion one, and you have the K-500.

STANDOUT FEATURE: The speed and quality of the K-50 at a bargain price. 1. As with the K-50 and K-30, the K-500’s AF/AE-lock button is positioned where you won’t accidentally press it, but can easily find it with the camera at your eye. 2. The K-500 is the... Read more

Pentax K-50

Essentially a K-30 with a less-sculpted body and a wide variety of color combinations, the new Pentax K-50 offers a lot at an entry-level price.

STANDOUT FEATURE: The K-50 is the lowest-priced weather-resistant DSLR. 1. You can get your K-50 is 120 color combinations. 2. The mode dial makes it easy to set shooting modes and recall user presets. 3. The K-50’s new DAL 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 AL WR kit zoom is weather-resistant... Read more

Nikon D5200

Other upgrades include the 39-point AF and 2016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II systems of the D7000, and Nikon’s latest EXPEED 3 processing.

STANDOUT FEATURE: A major upgrade of the popular D5100, while retaining the compact size and feel. 1. Built-in microphones record stereo sound; there’s also a jack for an external mic. 2. The D5200 can do multiple exposures (press this button to access the menu),... Read more
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