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.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II press image
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.
best-cameras
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

Hands On With The New Fujifilm X-Pro2

A first look at two eagerly anticipated cameras

The release of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 should come as no surprise as Fujifilm named the first camera in the X-Pro series THE X-Pro1, practically guaranteeing a sequel. The X-Pro1 was announced in 2012 and featured an APS-C sensor, the largest size found in compact digital cameras at that time. Much larger than MicroFourThirds sensors, against which the... Read more

Camera 2.0

In an era of automated homes and smartphones, why are our cameras so dumb?

When my iPhone wakes me with a gentle alarm in the morning, it also sends a signal to my thermostat to turn up the temperature downstairs and instructs my coffee pot to start brewing some hot, black coffee. The LED light bulbs in the room slowly brighten and change hue as I adjust to the morning. When I leave for work, my iPhone, sensing me leaving... Read more

Hands-On Review: Fujifilm X70

High-end optical quality in a compact package

The diminutive X70 is a camera that Fujifilm is very proud of, and rightly so. When I sat down to talk to the company about the new members of the X-Series cameras, which include this new shooter and the X-Pro2, the PR team was especially excited about the X70 because it brings so much of the higher-end Fujifilm cameras into a truly portable body with... Read more

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II

From travel portraits to low-light street photography, this full-frame, 42+-megapixel camera delivers excellent image quality in a compact package

The high-end compact digital camera has always lived an uneasy existence. Nestled awkwardly between affordable, entry-level point-and-shoots and expensive “pro” cameras, the high-end compact camera has tried to be a little bit of both—light enough to go anywhere, good enough image quality not to regret leaving the SLR gear at home. In the triad... Read more
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