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...
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...
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...
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...
Which is the better Micro Four Thirds camera… the video-centric Panasonic LUMIX GH5 or the photo-centric LUMIX G9?
Two Camera Directions
The LUMIX GH5 is Panasonic’s flagship camera, which now sits along side the G9 and the GH5S. Last week I compared to the GH5S, and now it’s time to compare the more video-centric GH5 to the more photo-centric G9. Which is the better camera? Actually the real question is… which is the better camera for you? Both are exciting...
Informative (and entertaining) reviews of photo and video gear from the last year
The annual Best & Worst show has become a TCSTV tradition, and is always among our most popular shows. 2017 was a fascinating, often confusing year for the photo and video industries, so Chris Niccolls and I debated our list (especially best stills camera of the year) constantly, leading up to the shoot. We decided there was no way for us to cover...
With the Sony a7R III, the promise of a mirrorless camera that outperforms DSLRs in every key area has arrived
Text & Photography by David Schloss
The Sony a7R III operates as fast as top-end pro DSLRs of just a few years ago.
By the time the original full-frame Sony a7 arrived in 2013, the mirrorless revolution was well underway, and mirrorless cameras were already starting to really show the potential of the technology. While mirrorless cameras were rapidly improving, they weren’t used by...