Informative (and entertaining) reviews of photo and video gear from the last year
The annual Best & Worst show has become a TCSTV tradition, and is always among our most popular shows. 2017 was a fascinating, often confusing year for the photo and video industries, so Chris Niccolls and I debated our list (especially best stills camera of the year) constantly, leading up to the shoot. We decided there was no way for us to cover...
It has been an exciting year for photographers, with the major manufacturers releasing excellent new cameras, from DSLRs to mirrorless to premium compacts
The Editors Of Digital Photo Magazine
It has been an exciting year for photographers, with the major manufacturers releasing excellent new cameras, from DSLRs to mirrorless to premium compacts.
1. Sony a9
The Sony a9 is a groundbreaking camera, as it’s the first full-frame mirrorless to surpass the performance (at least in terms of frame rate and AF speed) of the top-end DSLRs. Read...
Positioned just above Canon’s entry-level DSLR, this camera offers a lot more bang for your buck
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Hands-On Review
This review is presented by our friend Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com
The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (or EOS 200D, as it’s known outside North America), is a compact DSLR aimed at photographers or vloggers buying their first camera with a large sensor and interchangeable lenses. It’s positioned just above Canon’s entry-level...
A look the Canon EOS 6D Mark II and a follow-up note about image quality
Reviews of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II have been mixed, with many reviewers praising the camera’s balance of price point and features, but giving it reduced marks for sensor performance. Our Outdoor Photographer magazine editor Wes Pitts reviewed the Canon 6D Mark II following a media event in Yellowstone National Park, and gave it high praise for autofocus...
For the best performance and most innovative technologies, look to the camera that has been on top for decades: the single lens reflex
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...
Testing the new 26.2-megapixel full-frame DSLR in Yellowstone National Park
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...
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.
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...
Despite its compact size, the K-S2 features a glass pentaprism finder
By The Editors
ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $799 (with weather-resistant, retractable 18-50mm kit zoom)
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...
ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $1,199 (body), $1,699 (with 18-140mm kit zoom)
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...
ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $1,099 (body only)
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...