Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon’s new flagship DSLR comes with powerful new features, and a few confusing choices.
After a conspicuously long five year wait, Canon has updated its top-of-the-line DSLR with the release of the EOS-1D X Mark II. To be fair, the original 1D X was a bit ahead of its time, with an incredibly powerful set of tools that became the benchmark for professional DSLR cameras. But five years is a long time, and during that period the camera world... Read more

Best New Cameras

2016 is shaping up to be the year of new camera releases, here are our favorites.
In the photography world, new cameras seem to come in waves. After a bit of a drought in 2015, this year has shaped up to be a great one for photographers looking to make a new camera purchase. From flagship professional cameras to the enthusiast bodies, there is something for every photographer. We’ve had the chance to play with or test all the newest... 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

Camera 2.0

In an era of automated homes and smartphones, why are our cameras so dumb?

When my iPhone wakes me with a gentle alarm in the morning, it also sends a signal to my thermostat to turn up the temperature downstairs and instructs my coffee pot to start brewing some hot, black coffee. The LED light bulbs in the room slowly brighten and change hue as I adjust to the morning. When I leave for work, my iPhone, sensing me leaving... Read more

Hands-On Review: Fujifilm X70

High-end optical quality in a compact package

The diminutive X70 is a camera that Fujifilm is very proud of, and rightly so. When I sat down to talk to the company about the new members of the X-Series cameras, which include this new shooter and the X-Pro2, the PR team was especially excited about the X70 because it brings so much of the higher-end Fujifilm cameras into a truly portable body with... Read more

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II

From travel portraits to low-light street photography, this full-frame, 42+-megapixel camera delivers excellent image quality in a compact package

The high-end compact digital camera has always lived an uneasy existence. Nestled awkwardly between affordable, entry-level point-and-shoots and expensive “pro” cameras, the high-end compact camera has tried to be a little bit of both—light enough to go anywhere, good enough image quality not to regret leaving the SLR gear at home. In the triad... 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

Don Smith Made The Switch

A sports shooter turned landscape photographer, Don Smith’s switch to Sony mirrorless cameras was, like his entire career, all about the light.

Don Smith has always been an early adopter of the best new technologies. In 2002, as a working sports photographer, he invested in the first widely available, reasonably affordable DSLR—the Canon EOS D30. In recent years, having traded sports for landscapes, Smith made another big switch—from a bulky DSLR to the next big thing: the Sony A7 line... Read more

Pentax K-S2

Despite its compact size, the K-S2 features a glass pentaprism finder

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $799 (with weather-resistant, retractable 18-50mm kit zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2015 Just six months after the introduction of the K-S1, Pentax introduced an even fuller-featured mid-range DSLR. The K-S2 offers many of the K-S1’s assets and adds the first articulated LCD panel in a Pentax DSLR, along with the first built-in WiFi... Read more

Chris Burkard Made The Switch

This world-traveling photographer chose Sony because he was looking for something “pocketable but powerful.”

For nature and travel photographer Chris Burkard, surfing and climbing and kayaking are more than just the subjects he photographs. They’re integral to the life he lives. In fact, he says, it’s by incorporating the outdoors into his daily life he’s able to make photographs from the perspective of a participant rather than an outsider. His passion... Read more
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