Gabe Rogel Made The Switch

Adventure sports photographer Gabe Rogel loves his Sony mirrorless cameras because they’re light, they’re fast, and they shoot beautiful video.

Adventure sports photographer Gabe Rogel grew up loving mountain climbing and snow skiing. While studying photography in college, he sold a few photos and that led to a realization: “This is what I want to do.” He did it, too. And now he’s doing it with Sony mirrorless cameras. Finding equipment that’s both compact and light is important to... Read more

Colby Brown Made The Switch

The world traveler switched to Sony’s a7 line of mirrorless cameras because they were so much smaller. He’s stayed with them because they are so much better.

Colby Brown might best be described as a humanitarian photographer. He travels the world, camera in hand, looking to help those who are most in need. Along the way he’s built a beautiful portfolio of dramatic landscape and travel photos, but it’s making a difference with his camera that motivates him. Trained as a first responder, Brown... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

New Cameras

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $1,099 (body only) INTRODUCED 2/2015 Olympus has put pretty much everything but the kitchen sink into its second-generation OM-D E-M5 Mark II. In or on its compact dust- and splashproof "mini-DSLR"-style body you’ll find 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, a 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen LCD monitor, the... Read more

Nikon D7200

New Cameras

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $1,199 (body), $1,699 (with 18-140mm kit zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2015 Nikon’s successor to the D7100 addresses the main shortcoming of that fine camera and adds a number of useful improvements. The biggie is a larger buffer: The D7200 can shoot up to 27 12-bit lossless-compressed NEF (RAW) images, 18 14-bit lossless-compressed... Read more

Fujifilm X-A2

New Cameras

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $549 (with XC16-50mm OIS II kit zoom) INTRODUCED 1/2015 Fujifilm’s new X-A2 replaces the X-A1 as the entry-level model in the company’s popular X-Series mirrorless camera lineup, sharing its diminutive dimensions and 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (with conventional Bayer RGB filter rather than the unique Fujifilm... Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

New Cameras

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $749 (body only); $899 (with 18-55mm STM kit zoom); or $1,099 (with 18-135mm STM kit zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2015 The EOS Rebel T6s’ "kid brother," the Rebel T6i features the same new 24.2-megapixel Canon CMOS APS-C sensor and DIGIC 6 processor, built-in WiFi with NFC, and even compact 5.2×4.0x3.1-inch external... Read more

Samsung NX500

The core features of Samsung’s flagship NX1 mirrorless camera, but in a more compact body

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $799 with 16-50mm power zoom and electronic flash INTRODUCED 2/2015 If you’d like the core features of Samsung’s flagship NX1 mirrorless camera, but in a more compact, "flat"-style body, the new NX500 is the camera for you. It has the same most-megapixels-in-APS-C 28.2 MP BSI (backside-illuminated) CMOS... Read more

Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R

The new 5DS models are aimed at still photographers.

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $3,699 (5DS); $3,899 (5DS R) INTRODUCED 2/2015 Canon has returned to the top of the DSLR megapixel mountain with a pair of 50.6 MP full-frame EOS 5D models. The new EOS 5DS and 5DS R are identical except the R model’s low-pass filter effect has been canceled to further increase sharpness (at the risk of moiré in images... Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

New Cameras

ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $849 (body only); $1,199 (with 18-135mm STM kit zoom) INTRODUCED 2/2015 Canon’s new flagship entry-level EOS Rebel model, the T6s incorporates some Rebel "firsts." It’s the first Rebel model with a top-plate LCD panel (something users of higher-end EOS models have long enjoyed for easy setting of various... Read more

Mirrorless For Travel?

Small and lightweight, mirrorless cameras may be the perfect travel companion

Today, there are mirrorless cameras and DSLRs for every budget and photographer, from beginner to pro. Distinctions between these camera types have narrowed: The latest mirrorless models are faster, with wider availability of lens options and a range of sensor sizes compared to early models, while several DSLRs have been introduced that are ultracompact,... Read more

Nikon D5500

Even more compact than its predecessor at 4.9×3.8×2.8 inches and 14.8 ounces

Estimated Street Price: $899 (body only); $999 (with 18-55mm kit zoom). INTRODUCED 1/2015 The fifth generation of Nikon’s mid-line entry-level DSLR, the D5500 retains a lot of good stuff from its D5300 predecessor and adds some useful new features. There’s still the 24.2-megapixel DX (APS-C) CMOS sensor with no anti-aliasing filter for... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

There’s more to the GF7 than just selfies, of course.

Estimated Street Price: $599 (including 12-32mm kit zoom). INTRODUCED 1/2015 Even smaller than its tiny GF6 predecessor at 4.2×2.6×1.3 inches and 11.9 ounces (with memory card, battery and 12-32mm kit zoom attached), the new Lumix DMC-GF7 offers a host of features that makes it easy to take great selfies. The 3-inch, touch-screen LCD monitor... Read more
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