Photo Adventures With GPS

You’re probably familiar with the metadata that’s embedded in digital photos—information your camera automatically adds to each image file—such as the time stamp, camera model, lens and camera settings and more for every shot.

You’re probably familiar with the metadata that’s embedded in digital photos—information your camera automatically adds to each image file—such as the time stamp, camera model, lens and camera settings and more for every shot. What most digital cameras don’t log automatically is where you shot each image. That’s where geotagging comes in.... Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

The new EOS Rebel T2i is to the EOS 7D as the EOS Rebel T1i is to the EOS 50D: The newest Rebel packs features from Canon’s most recent midrange EOS into a very compact and affordable body.

LIST PRICE: $799 (body only) The new EOS Rebel T2i is to the EOS 7D as the EOS Rebel T1i is to the EOS 50D: The newest Rebel packs features from Canon’s most recent midrange EOS into a very compact and affordable body. The T2i upgrades the T1i in several areas, including pixel count, video performance, metering and shooting speed. Like all APS-C-sensor... Read more

Get A (Wireless) Grip

Canon’s new Wireless File Transmitters for its pro-class cameras allow not only wireless image transfers, but also remote control of additional cameras.

Canon’s new Wireless File Transmitters for its pro-class cameras allow not only wireless image transfers, but also remote control of additional cameras. The WFT-E2 II A, WFT-E4 II A and WFT-E5A are de-signed for the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D, respectively. The latest models expand creative options by making it possible to shoot remotely... Read more

SLR vs. EVF

A new approach to interchangeable-lens camera systems gives photographers the option of smaller bodies. How do they stack up?

Though the SLR remains the most popular type of interchangeable-lens camera, a new design is picking up steam. A hybrid of sorts—having a lot in common with fixed-lens compact digital cameras—these EVF cameras offer smaller, lighter bodies compared to SLRs. Will your next digital camera omit an optical viewfinder in favor of an electronic one? THE... Read more

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000A

Low-Light Capability With ISOs from 50 to 3200 (1600 for videos) and 3D noise reduction that takes into account signal noise from the preceding frame in video shooting, the HD2000A has good low-light shooting capability. Compact, Ergonomic Body The HD2000A measures just 3.5×2.1×4.4 inches and weighs only 11 ounces ready to shoot. Its unique shape Read more…

Low-Light Capability With ISOs from 50 to 3200 (1600 for videos) and 3D noise reduction that takes into account signal noise from the preceding frame in video shooting, the HD2000A has good low-light shooting capability. Compact, Ergonomic Body The HD2000A measures just 3.5×2.1×4.4 inches and weighs only 11 ounces ready to shoot. Its unique... Read more

10 Best New Camera Features

New technologies are refining what’s possible

The early generations of digital cameras focused mainly on matching the quality, speed and performance that photographers had come to expect from their film cameras. With that milestone reached and surpassed, camera makers are now taking on bigger challenges and building cameras that add features never before possible with film. Some of these features... Read more

Basic Tech: HD Video And Autofocus

DSLRs with HD video are the wave of the future. Is lagging autofocus a thing of the past?

If, the first time you picked up an HD video-enabled DSLR, you blasted full-speed ahead into figuring out how to shoot video without reading the owner’s manual (as I did), you were undoubtedly surprised to discover how poorly your camera focused (as I was). There’s a misconception that DSLRs can’t autofocus when capturing video. In fact, the cameras... Read more

Smart Cameras

Powerful processors and advanced technology give today’s digital cameras some remarkable features

Today’s D-SLRs and advanced compacts pack plenty of processing power into their little bodies, and their manufacturers are taking advantage of it to provide better image quality, quicker operation, longer battery life and a number of features that wouldn’t have been possible not so long ago—things like Live View with face-detection AF,... Read more

Buyer’s Guide 2009: HD Camcorders

Though the nationwide transition from analog to pure digital TV has again been delayed (sigh!), analog is dead, and not even an act of Congress can resuscitate it. If you’ve been waiting for prices to come down to go high-def with your home movies, we’re pleased to tell you that you easily can get started with full HD video recording for well under $1,000. Even a step up to more sophisticated models with hefty built-in storage won’t break the bank.

Though the nationwide transition from analog to pure digital TV has again been delayed (sigh!), analog is dead, and not even an act of Congress can resuscitate it. If you’ve been waiting for prices to come down to go high-def with your home movies, we’re pleased to tell you that you easily can get started with full HD video recording for... Read more

Rapid Fire

Capturing photos at five frames per second is pretty fast. Pro SLR models can do about twice that at the top end.

Capturing photos at five frames per second is pretty fast. Pro SLR models can do about twice that at the top end. Then Casio released the EX-F1, with burst speeds up to 60 fps, and followed up with the higher-resolution EX-FH20, with a burst rate of up to 40 fps, making even professional SLRs seem kind of slow. But there’s a lot more to these... Read more
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