Hands-On With the Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm’s mirrorless medium-format camera aims to leapfrog the competition
Fujifilm GFX 50S hands-on review
Of the dozens of cameras I’ve owned and the hundreds of cameras I’ve tested, there’s a special place in my heart for my first medium-format camera, a Mamiya 645. Like most photographers, I’d gotten my start in the 35mm format (in my case, in the film era), and during art school I’d borrowed several of the lab’s medium-format systems, but... Read more

Hands On: Full Sony a9 Review

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to beat Canon and Nikon in a single bound?
Sony a9 review
When Sony’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the a7 and a7R, shipped at the end of 2013, the company had a market share in the full-frame space that one company exec said was around 1 percent. While those two mirrorless cameras broke ground by placing high-resolution full-frame sensors into a body that was around the same small size as many mirrorless... Read more

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

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

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

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

This capable, palm-sized camera brings high-quality images at a lower-end price point

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II is the latest camera from Olympus, and while the name designates it as an update to the OM-D E-M10, in actuality, the camera is more of a reboot. The original E-M10 was a scaled-back E-M5, and while the E-M10 Mark II is mostly a scaled-back E-M5 Mark II, there are some features in the new E-M10 Mark II that didn’t make it to... Read more

Ben Moon Made The Switch

Adventurous lifestyle photographer Ben Moon calls the Sony a7R II his “everything camera.”

Ben Moon has crossover appeal. He’s not just an outdoor adventure photographer with a portfolio full of tremendous climbing and surfing photos—though he is most definitely that. He’s also a skilled portraitist with a love of music and a number of prominent performers as clients and even several album covers under his belt. And he’s a filmmaker... Read more
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