The mirrorless compact packs a ton of features into a camera not much bigger than a deck of playing cards
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...
A look at 2017’s hottest new gear, courtesy of the biannual photographic mega-show
By David Schloss
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.
Sony updates their APS-C camera for the second time in a year, bringing features and buyer’s remorse for a6300 users
By David Schloss
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,...
The new camera from Olympus was designed with pro features galore
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...
Hands-on with the Canon 5D Mark IV's new video capabilities
This year, Canon released the 5D Mark IV, the latest update to the venerable and long-running 5D camera series. Twelve years after the first 5D arrived, the 5D Mark IV packs the newest features in the familiar body.
The Canon 5D Mark IV is first in the 5D series to have 4k video capabilities. We tested both the 4K and HD video capabilities, and evaluate...
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...
2016 is shaping up to be the year of new camera releases, here are our favorites.
By The Editors
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...
The Sony RX10 III is, as the name denotes, the third in the line of RX cameras
Text & Photography By David Schloss
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...
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...
In an era of automated homes and smartphones, why are our cameras so dumb?
By David Schloss
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...