Hands-On Video Review: PhotoJoseph Tests The DJI Spark

Making spectacular images—“tiny planets”—with the mini-drone
drones
You’ve seen them before, those really cool images dubbed “tiny planets,” where your immediate surroundings are wrapped around a sphere into an impossibly small “planet” hovering in the sky! Typically produced by 360˚ cameras, they now can be generated by drones—specifically, the DJI Spark. I had an absolute blast this week flying the drone... Read more

5 Cameras That Made A Splash In 2017

It has been an exciting year for photographers, with the major manufacturers releasing excellent new cameras, from DSLRs to mirrorless to premium compacts
Sony a9
It has been an exciting year for photographers, with the major manufacturers releasing excellent new cameras, from DSLRs to mirrorless to premium compacts. 1. Sony a9 The Sony a9 is a groundbreaking camera, as it’s the first full-frame mirrorless to surpass the performance (at least in terms of frame rate and AF speed) of the top-end DSLRs. Read... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Hands-On Review

With a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, this feature-rich, mirrorless compact has a number of advanced shooting modes in addition to 4K video capability
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Hands-On Review This review is presented by our friend Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a compact, friendly, affordable and feature-packed camera that manages to satisfy both beginners and more advanced photographers alike. It may at first glance appear to be a fairly minor refresh over its... Read more

Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Hands-On Review

With the release of firmware update 2.1, it seems like the right time for a detailed report on the 20.3-megapixel mirrorless camera that shoots 4K video
Panasonic LUMIX GH5
I’ve been a huge fan of the Panasonic GH mirrorless camera series almost as long as I’ve been producing TCSTV. As someone who regularly jumps between stills and video capture, yet focuses on video professionally, the concept of a capable stills camera that is optimized for high-end video production has always appealed me. I’ve used the GH3 and... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Speaks For Itself

The incredible image quality and small size of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II has made it the perfect choice for wedding photographers
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus M.ZUIKO 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, 1/25 sec., ISO 400 at F/2.8, 40mm focal length With nearly two decades of experience, commercial wedding and portrait photographer and Olympus Visionary Laura Hicks knows great technology when she sees it. “I used a DSLR system for 15 years; I shot full frame,” she explains about her decision... Read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Hands-On Review

The latest flagship compact camera from Canon is its first to feature an APS-C sensor, essentially, the same 24-megapixel sensor in models like the EOS 80D DSLR
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III hands-on review
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Hands-On Review This review is presented by our friend Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is Canon’s latest flagship compact camera and its first to boast an APS-C sensor—essentially, the same 24-megapixel sensor used so successfully in models like the EOS 80D DSLR, and which features Dual Pixel... Read more

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Hands-On Review

Positioned just above Canon’s entry-level DSLR, this camera offers a lot more bang for your buck
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Hands-On Review
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Hands-On Review This review is presented by our friend Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (or EOS 200D, as it’s known outside North America), is a compact DSLR aimed at photographers or vloggers buying their first camera with a large sensor and interchangeable lenses. It’s positioned just above Canon’s entry-level... Read more

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review And RAW Image Quality Follow-Up

A look the Canon EOS 6D Mark II and a follow-up note about image quality
Reviews of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II have been mixed, with many reviewers praising the camera’s balance of price point and features, but giving it reduced marks for sensor performance. Our Outdoor Photographer magazine editor Wes Pitts reviewed the Canon 6D Mark II following a media event in Yellowstone National Park, and gave it high praise for autofocus... Read more

Hands-On Review: Sony RX10 Mark IV

This marvel of miniaturization features a 1-inch sensor, and combined with the speed of the Sony a9, you can easily fill an SD card and get your shot
Sony cameras
It was just about a year ago that I reviewed the Sony RX10 Mark III for another publication. I was impressed then and even more impressed now. That’s because this update adds the a9 image processing to a compact body already chock full of Sony’s tech. If you consider the camera for more than the specs and where it sits in the marketplace, it’s... Read more

Compact Cameras: Portable Workhorse

Big things are happening in little cameras
compact cameras
Today’s compact cameras allow photographers to capture professional-level images in places where it would be impractical or impossible to bring a DSLR or even an interchangeable-lens mirrorless. Photo by David Schloss Editor’s Note: This piece first appeared in our Spring issue and reflects the products available at the time of publication. To... Read more

Making The Most Of Mirrorless

Understanding the strengths—and weaknesses—of the hottest technology can help you make better choices and take better photos
mirrorless cameras
The high dynamic range and ISO range of the Sony a7S II make it one of the most versatile cameras on the market today. Photo by Justin Jung Editor’s Note: This piece first appeared in our Spring issue and reflects the products available at the time of publication. To see our coverage of new mirrorless cameras, visit our Camera and News sections. When... Read more

King Of The Hill: The DSLR

For the best performance and most innovative technologies, look to the camera that has been on top for decades: the single lens reflex
learn all about the DSLR
The dependability, portability, image quality and versatility of the DSLR makes them the perfect choice for the professional photographer. Sports photographer Brett Wilhelm hiked up Flagstaff Mountain overlooking Boulder, Colorado, on July 4th with his Nikon D810, knowing the full-frame 36-megapixel sensor and no optical low-pass filter would capture... Read more
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