Panasonic Lumix GH4

Panasonic’s new LUMIX GH4 looks much like its GH3 predecessor, but features a new 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine with quad-core CPU that make possible 4K video.

List Price: $1,699 (body only) INTRODUCED 2/2014 Panasonic’s new LUMIX GH4 looks much like its GH3 predecessor, but features a new 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine with quad-core CPU that make possible 4K video. Yes, this mirrorless camera can shoot 4096×2160 cinema 4K at 24 fps, and 3840×2160 QFHD 4K... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M10

The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 is the entry-level model in the OM-D line, combining the OM-D E-M5’s 16.1-megapixel Live MOS image sensor with the OM-D EM-1’s TruePic VII processor.

Estimated Street Price: $699 (body only) INTRODUCED 1/2014 The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 is the entry-level model in the OM-D line, combining the OM-D E-M5’s 16.1-megapixel Live MOS image sensor with the OM-D EM-1’s TruePic VII processor. Though it replaces its big brothers’ five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization with... Read more

Fujifilm X-T1

The newest member of Fujifilm’s X-Series mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera lineup may well be the best.

Estimated Street Price: $1,299 (body only) INTRODUCED 1/2014 The newest member of Fujifilm’s X-Series mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera lineup may well be the best. The X-T1 features a rugged weather- and cold-resistant "mini-DSLR-style" body, a latest-generation 16.3-megapixel Fujifilm APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor,... Read more

Retro Revolution

Many photographers are starting to take notice of the trend toward smaller, simpler, interchangeable-lens systems sparked by mirrorless cameras, and are downsizing their systems for much of their work.

Many photographers—even seasoned pros who once revered their large pro DSLRs with all the bells and whistles and huge, fast zooms—are starting to take notice of the trend toward smaller, simpler, interchangeable-lens systems sparked by mirrorless cameras, and are downsizing their systems for much of their work. Not all subjects can be covered effectively... Read more

Samsung NX30

Samsung offers mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras in two form factors: DSLR-style and flat compact-style.

List Price TBA INTRODUCED 1/2014 Samsung offers mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras in two form factors: DSLR-style and flat compact-style. Interestingly, all feature 20.3-megapixel Samsung APS-C CMOS sensors. The new NX30 replaces the NX20 as the flagship DSLR-style model. It improves on its predecessor in a number of ways, including... Read more

Nikon D3300

Nikon’s new D3300 improves on the excellent D3200 entry-level DSLR

Estimated Street Price: $649 (with 18-55mm VR II kit zoom) INTRODUCED 1/2014 Nikon’s new D3300 improves on the excellent D3200 entry-level DSLR in a number of ways. There’s a new EXPEED 4 image processor (vs. the EXPEED 3 in the D3200), and normal ISO range is now 100-12800 (vs. 100-6400), expandable to 25600 (vs. 12800). While the pixel... Read more

Sport HD Cams

Things are getting interesting with wearable, mountable point-of-view action cameras.

Things are getting interesting with wearable, mountable point-of-view action cameras. The latest models offer sophisticated connectivity with smartphones and other accessories and a wide variety of mounts for just about any sport or activity. One even offers professional 4K video resolution. GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition SPECIFICATIONS Angle... Read more

Pentax K-3

Like the K-5 models, the K-3 features a rugged magnesium-alloy body housing a metal chassis, and is fully weather-sealed and cold- and dust-resistant.

Estimated Street Price: $1,299 (body only) INTRODUCED 10/2013 Pentax has a new flagship DSLR, with lots of improvements over the very good K-5II for not much more cost. The K-3 features a new PRIME III imaging engine and APS-C 24.35-megapixel CMOS sensor with no anti-aliasing filter for optimal sharpness. But for those rare occasions where moiré... Read more

Sony Alpha a7 & a7R

Sony’s new Alpha a7 and a7R mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras are tiny.

Estimated Street Price: $1,699 (a7); $2,299 (a7R) INTRODUCED 10/2013 Sony’s new Alpha a7 and a7R mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras are tiny, yet house full-frame Sony Exmor CMOS image sensors: a 24.3-megapixel one in the a7 and a 36.4-megapixel unit (with no low-pass filter) in the a7R. Besides the diminutive size, there’s... Read more

Nikon D610

The D610 shares the ruggedness and dust- and moisture- resistance of the D600 (and D800), and its shutter is tested to 150,000 cycles.

Estimated Street Price: $1,999 (body only). INTRODUCED 10/2013 A little more than a year after Nikon introduced its most affordable full-frame DSLR—the well-featured D600—we have its successor in the D610. The new camera retains its predecessor’s assets, adding a new shutter mechanism that ups maximum frame rate to 6 fps (from 5.5) and offering... Read more

Nikon Df

The Df can use all current AF, AF-S, DX and AF-D Nikkor lenses, but it’s also compatible with classic Ai and non-Ai Nikkor lenses with full-aperture metering.

Estimated Street Price: $2,999 (with 50mm Special Edition kit lens). INTRODUCED 11/2013 Nikon went back to its roots to create a full-frame DSLR for the old-school photographer who likes to control everything without messing with multiple menus. The new Df ("Digital Fusion") features a design reminiscent of Nikon’s classic 35mm film... Read more

Fujifilm X-E2

The X-E2 features Fujifilm’s 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor.

Estimated Street Price: $999 (body only). INTRODUCED 10/2013 Fujifilm’s mirrorless X-series lineup began with the flagship X-Pro1, followed by the lower-priced X-E1, the compact X-M1 and the entry-level X-A1. Now we have the first second-generation X-camera, the X-E2, which improves on its fine predecessor in a number of ways. The... Read more
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