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
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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

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

Hands-On With The Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Testing the new 26.2-megapixel full-frame DSLR in Yellowstone National Park
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon introduced the new EOS 6D Mark II today, updating the feature set from the EOS 6D DSLR, released in 2012. Earlier this month, our sister publication Outdoor Photographer had the opportunity to photograph with a preproduction model of the camera in Yellowstone National Park with Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones. Outdoor Photographer Editor... 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

Hands-On With The Leica M10 Rangefinder

The new camera represents the ultimate in precision camera manufacturing and the best rangefinder on the market
Leica M10
The new Leica M10 rangefinder represents the first overhaul of the company’s M-series cameras since 2009, when the M9 hit the consumer marketplace. While there have been a series of updates in the line based on the M9 platform, the camera has remained largely untouched. The M10 introduces a new, old form factor—it’s the same width and depth as... Read more

DJI Inspire 2 Drone: First Hands-On Video

DJI’s Inspire 2 is the ideal solution for photographers and videographers who want to capture aerial images easily
DJI Inspire 2
For photographers and videographers looking to get into aerial imaging, the DJI Inspire 2 drone is an excellent choice. DJI’s iOS app makes flying easy for both the novice and the experienced photographer. The Inspire 2 captures at 5.2K, and we were impressed by its video and still image quality. Here’s a sample still image from the Inspire 2: Check... Read more