Which Camera Is Right For You?

If you’re not familiar with Aesop’s fable, “The Fox and the Cat,” here’s how it goes: A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies.

IF YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR with Aesop’s fable, “The Fox and the Cat,” here’s how it goes: A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies. “I have a whole bag of tricks,” he said, “which contains a hundred ways of escaping my enemies.” “I have only one,” said the Cat, “but I can generally manage... Read more

Photo Adventures With GPS

You’re probably familiar with the metadata that’s embedded in digital photos—information your camera automatically adds to each image file—such as the time stamp, camera model, lens and camera settings and more for every shot.

You’re probably familiar with the metadata that’s embedded in digital photos—information your camera automatically adds to each image file—such as the time stamp, camera model, lens and camera settings and more for every shot. What most digital cameras don’t log automatically is where you shot each image. That’s where geotagging comes in.... Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

The new EOS Rebel T2i is to the EOS 7D as the EOS Rebel T1i is to the EOS 50D: The newest Rebel packs features from Canon’s most recent midrange EOS into a very compact and affordable body.

LIST PRICE: $799 (body only) The new EOS Rebel T2i is to the EOS 7D as the EOS Rebel T1i is to the EOS 50D: The newest Rebel packs features from Canon’s most recent midrange EOS into a very compact and affordable body. The T2i upgrades the T1i in several areas, including pixel count, video performance, metering and shooting speed. Like all APS-C-sensor... Read more

Get A (Wireless) Grip

Canon’s new Wireless File Transmitters for its pro-class cameras allow not only wireless image transfers, but also remote control of additional cameras.

Canon’s new Wireless File Transmitters for its pro-class cameras allow not only wireless image transfers, but also remote control of additional cameras. The WFT-E2 II A, WFT-E4 II A and WFT-E5A are de-signed for the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D, respectively. The latest models expand creative options by making it possible to shoot remotely... Read more

SLR vs. EVF

A new approach to interchangeable-lens camera systems gives photographers the option of smaller bodies. How do they stack up?

Though the SLR remains the most popular type of interchangeable-lens camera, a new design is picking up steam. A hybrid of sorts—having a lot in common with fixed-lens compact digital cameras—these EVF cameras offer smaller, lighter bodies compared to SLRs. Will your next digital camera omit an optical viewfinder in favor of an electronic one? THE... Read more

10 Best New Camera Features

New technologies are refining what’s possible

The early generations of digital cameras focused mainly on matching the quality, speed and performance that photographers had come to expect from their film cameras. With that milestone reached and surpassed, camera makers are now taking on bigger challenges and building cameras that add features never before possible with film. Some of these features... Read more

Basic Tech: HD Video And Autofocus

DSLRs with HD video are the wave of the future. Is lagging autofocus a thing of the past?

If, the first time you picked up an HD video-enabled DSLR, you blasted full-speed ahead into figuring out how to shoot video without reading the owner’s manual (as I did), you were undoubtedly surprised to discover how poorly your camera focused (as I was). There’s a misconception that DSLRs can’t autofocus when capturing video. In fact, the cameras... Read more

Smart Cameras

Powerful processors and advanced technology give today’s digital cameras some remarkable features

Today’s D-SLRs and advanced compacts pack plenty of processing power into their little bodies, and their manufacturers are taking advantage of it to provide better image quality, quicker operation, longer battery life and a number of features that wouldn’t have been possible not so long ago—things like Live View with face-detection AF,... Read more
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