Every year, there are a few excellent new cameras that fly under the radar. These are the most underrated cameras for 2021 that deserve a second look.
By Dan Havlik
Every year, there are a few excellent new cameras that seem to fly a bit under the radar. Whether they were released late in the year in the midst of the holiday rush or were overshadowed by pricier models with more bells and whistles and, consequently, more hype, these lower key but still worthy cameras get overlooked year after year. That’s...
This easy-to-use drone has impressive capabilities for photography
By Dan Havlik
If you want to fly a drone but you’re nervous about controlling it, the DJI Mavic Air 2 is the drone to get. Designed so even novice drone pilots can use it but with enough advanced features to appeal to pros, the Mavic Air 2 checks a lot of boxes for aerial imaging.
Weighing just over a pound, the Mavic Air 2 has a killer compact design with foldable...
These pocket-friendly compact cameras for 2020 are a big upgrade from your smartphone—without the size and weight of interchangeable-lens cameras
We’re all feeling pretty cooped up these days, and there’s no better way to stretch your legs and your creativity than by taking a photo walk (while, of course, keeping a safe social distance). But if you’re torn between the convenience of bringing your pocket-friendly smartphone camera or your cumbersome but higher quality interchangeable...
A pricey point-and-shoot that aims to capture all decisive moments
By Terry Sullivan
The Ricoh GR III does an excellent job capturing landscapes or cityscapes in normal lighting conditions. The camera also has a 3-axis in-body image stabilizer, which can help ensure that the camera maintains sharp details in your images.
There’s been a holy grail of sorts that camera manufacturers have been desperately seeking for the last few decades...
Hands on with a light and compact full-frame EOS camera
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...
Hands on with a new mirrorless camera that's smaller and lighter than most, yet still very capable
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...
Although the X-T30 is smaller and lighter than many in its class, it’s still a very capable camera
Text & Photography By Terry Sullivan
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...
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...
A new iteration of a classic compact camera boasts extended zoom range and fast burst shooting
Text & Photography by David Schloss
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...
By taking something out, camera manufacturers added a lot more back in
Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
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...