Sony a9 Image Samples And Autofocus Review

In this test review, we see if the a9 lives up to the hype.
The new Sony a9 camera arrived in a flurry of promises of image quality, autofocus speed and performance. When we tested the Sony a9 at the company’s media event, we found that the camera largely lived up to those promises. In my first testing of the camera, at two different sporting locations, we found that the AF was generally spot on, with the... Read more

Fujifilm X100F Hands-On Video Review

An in-depth look at the design, image quality and performance of the new X100F, a member of what we like to call the “ultra-travel” category
Fujifilm X100F
The Fujifilm X100F is the fourth camera in the company’s legendary compact-professional APS-C lineup that helped launch what would eventually become the pro mirrorless market. While the X100F and its predecessors aren’t interchangeable-lens cameras, the design of the original X100, released in 2010, was a radical departure for Fujifilm, which had... Read more

Hands-On With The Leica M10 Rangefinder

The new camera represents the ultimate in precision camera manufacturing and the best rangefinder on the market
Leica M10
The new Leica M10 rangefinder represents the first overhaul of the company’s M-series cameras since 2009, when the M9 hit the consumer marketplace. While there have been a series of updates in the line based on the M9 platform, the camera has remained largely untouched. The M10 introduces a new, old form factor—it’s the same width and depth as... Read more

DJI Inspire 2 Drone: First Hands-On Video

DJI’s Inspire 2 is the ideal solution for photographers and videographers who want to capture aerial images easily
DJI Inspire 2
For photographers and videographers looking to get into aerial imaging, the DJI Inspire 2 drone is an excellent choice. DJI’s iOS app makes flying easy for both the novice and the experienced photographer. The Inspire 2 captures at 5.2K, and we were impressed by its video and still image quality. Here’s a sample still image from the Inspire 2: Check... Read more

Sony RX100 V Hands-On Video Review

The mirrorless compact packs a ton of features into a camera not much bigger than a deck of playing cards
Sony RX100 V
We’ve been working with the new Sony RX100 V for weeks now, and we’re quite impressed with it. The mirrorless compact packs a ton of features into a camera that’s not much bigger than a deck of playing cards—it has professional-quality autofocus, a 20-megapixel 1-inch stacked CMOS with on-sensor AF and 315 focus points. It shoots 24 fps, 150... Read more

Best Products From Photokina

A look at 2017’s hottest new gear, courtesy of the biannual photographic mega-show
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is being targeted to the professional who’s looking for a small, rugged body with great image quality. Behold Photokina, a sprawling, massive and exhausting collection of nearly every piece of photographic equipment on the market today. Held every other year in Cologne, Germany, Photokina is an incredible spectacle. First... Read more

Hands On With The Sony a6500

Sony updates their APS-C camera for the second time in a year, bringing features and buyer’s remorse for a6300 users
The Sony a6500 APS-C camera is a direct descendent of the company’s consumer-oriented NEX line, sharing ergonomics and a design sensibility that were developed to serve the needs of the advanced amateur, despite recent models being jam-packed full of pro-level features. The company’s emphasis on making the a6000 series (which has included the a6000,... Read more

Hands-On Video Review Of Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark II

The new camera from Olympus was designed with pro features galore
Olympus O-MD E-M1 II sample
The Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark II is the latest flagship camera from the company that pioneered mirrorless photography. Faster to focus, faster to capture and more capable in challenging lighting situations, the Mark II raises the bar. The Micro Four Thirds market has always been designed to appeal to the photographer looking for an ideal combination of... Read more

Canon 5D Mark IV Hands-On 4k and HD Video Quality Tests

Hands-on with the Canon 5D Mark IV's new video capabilities
Canon 5D Mark IV video tests
This year, Canon released the 5D Mark IV, the latest update to the venerable and long-running 5D camera series. Twelve years after the first 5D arrived, the 5D Mark IV packs the newest features in the familiar body. The Canon 5D Mark IV is first in the 5D series to have 4k video capabilities. We tested both the 4K and HD video capabilities, and evaluate... Read more

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon’s new flagship DSLR comes with powerful new features, and a few confusing choices.
After a conspicuously long five year wait, Canon has updated its top-of-the-line DSLR with the release of the EOS-1D X Mark II. To be fair, the original 1D X was a bit ahead of its time, with an incredibly powerful set of tools that became the benchmark for professional DSLR cameras. But five years is a long time, and during that period the camera world... Read more

Best New Cameras

2016 is shaping up to be the year of new camera releases, here are our favorites.
In the photography world, new cameras seem to come in waves. After a bit of a drought in 2015, this year has shaped up to be a great one for photographers looking to make a new camera purchase. From flagship professional cameras to the enthusiast bodies, there is something for every photographer. We’ve had the chance to play with or test all the newest... Read more

Hands-On Review: Sony RX10 III

The Sony RX10 III is, as the name denotes, the third in the line of RX cameras

Forbes Island, the incorrectly-named, cramped and awkwardly bobbing manmade structure in San Francisco’s harbor would seem like an odd place to test the new Sony RX10 III. The structure, built in the 1980’s, resembles an island (complete with lighthouse) but is, in fact, a barge of sorts, powered by a tugboat-strong engine and featuring a below-deck... Read more
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