First Look: Canon EOS RP

Hands on with a light and compact full-frame EOS camera
First Look: Canon EOS RP
While the other two mirrorless cameras I wrote about recently, the Sony A6400 and Fujifilm X-T30, are very capable and include powerful features, neither has a large, full-frame sensor like the one included on the 26.2-megapixel Canon EOS RP. One of the things that stands out most of all with the RP is the price point: The EOS RP will retail for just... Read more

First Look: Sony a6400

Hands on with a new mirrorless camera that's smaller and lighter than most, yet still very capable
First Look: Sony a6400
In mid-January, Sony announced the new 24.2-megapixel a6400, a mirrorless camera with an APS-C-sized sensor that’s priced reasonably for a camera with so many features: $900 body only, $1,000 with the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens or $1,300 with the 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens. Sony wasn’t technically targeting pro photographers and filmmakers. Yet there... Read more

First Look: Fujifilm X-T30

Although the X-T30 is smaller and lighter than many in its class, it’s still a very capable camera
If 2018 was a banner year for new mirrorless cameras, 2019 has kept the momentum going with the introduction of a number of new smaller-sized cameras. One of the more notable was a full-featured mirrorless camera with an APS-C-sized image sensor: The Fujifilm X-T30. Here’s our first look at what we thought about the new model: The Fujifilm X-T30 (far... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1X: Moving The Goals

The next-generation technology of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X is the perfect choice for a new generation of pro photographers
Olympus OM-D E-M1X, M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO. 1/2500 sec., ƒ/4, ISO1000. Photo By Kelley L. Cox While the old guard pro sports photographers lug massive cameras and lens combos along the sidelines, professional sports photographer and Olympus Visionary Kelley L. Cox is following the action with an equivalent camera and lens combo that... Read more

Sony RX100 VI

A new iteration of a classic compact camera boasts extended zoom range and fast burst shooting
Sony’s original RX100 was one of those bits of camera gear that just nailed it on the first try. The idea is simple: Cram a quasi-professional set of features and good-quality glass into a camera you can fit in your pocket. The product has been part of Sony’s lineup for a long time, so long that it’s part of the Cyber-shot family and... Read more

Mirrorless Cameras

By taking something out, camera manufacturers added a lot more back in
The lightweight and compact design of mirrorless cameras makes them more convenient to carry—and that increases your chances of bringing home a winning photo. Arguably, one of the most exciting advancements in digital camera technology over the past five or so years has been the increased proliferation of mirrorless cameras with interchangeable-lens... Read more

Essential Cameras: The DSLR

Great cameras abound, but the DSLR still represents the embodiment of versatile, capable, professional cameras
The DSLR has evolved over decades, and today’s digital SLR cameras benefit from those generations of product evolutions. When you have to capture the lightning-fast action, with precise focus and reliable performance, the DSLR can be counted on to get the shot. There has been a lot of attention lately on an unusual corner of the camera universe.... Read more

The Best Camera Is The One That Fits In A Pocket, But It’s Not Your Phone

Compact cameras might be becoming obsolete, but they have an important role for the enthusiast and pro
Now is an especially interesting time in the compact camera space. How can manufacturers win the hearts and minds of photographers when the capabilities of smartphone cameras keep getting better? Photos taken by smartphones are landing on the covers of major magazines and are being blown up to fit massive billboards around the world. Cinematographers... Read more

Get In On The Action

Today’s go-anywhere action cameras can capture amazing footage, no matter the conditions
Action cameras, the ubiquitous go-anywhere, attach-to-anything, record-everything video cameras, didn’t originally try to claim image resolution or fidelity as a key selling point. When GoPro, the company that really launched this market segment and then became the de facto leader in the field, created its first cameras, survivability was the key... Read more

Sony RX100 VI First Sample Images And Thoughts

Sony unveiled the latest member of the RX-family of cameras, the RX100 VI at a private media event, which provided me the opportunity to test this “premium” compact camera in a variety of settings. After spending the day with the RX100 VI (and having owned or shot with every model of the RX100 line) I Read more…

Sony unveiled the latest member of the RX-family of cameras, the RX100 VI at a private media event, which provided me the opportunity to test this “premium” compact camera in a variety of settings. After spending the day with the RX100 VI (and having owned or shot with every model of the RX100 line) I have some preliminary thoughts and first... Read more

Sony a7 III Hands-On Review

Sony's Basic Model is anything but
One of the quirky things about language is the way in which a turn of phrase conveys something in one culture yet has a slightly different nuance in another, leaving some things, as they say, lost in translation. When Sony announced its new a7 III at its global launch event in February and proudly proclaimed it to be its “basic model,” the camera... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Making A Connection

Whether you photograph weddings or newborns, you need a camera system that can capture all the detail without missing a moment
© Tracie Maglosky. OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.Zuiko 25mm F1.2 PRO, 1/80 sec., ƒ/1.2, ISO 200 For wedding, maternity, newborn and studio photographer Tracie Maglosky, an Olympus Visionary, being able to capture every detail is vital, and so is being able to get the shot the first time, which is possible thanks to the quality of Olympus lenses, the lightning-fast... Read more