Editors' Choice

Best New Cameras Of 2019

Our picks for the year’s best cameras

Best New Cameras of 2019
Each year, when we take on the task of selecting the best photographic gear of the year, we always become rather reflective, thinking about what’s been introduced in a given year, how those products have affected photographers, videographers and content creators, and if they’ve offered something unique and interesting. For most of the process of... Read more

Best New Lenses Of 2019

Our picks for the year’s best lenses

Top Lenses of 2019
Best New Wide Angle Zoom Lens Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm F4 S This zoom was an important addition to the Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless-camera lens lineup because it allowed photographers to own a native ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. In other words, they wouldn’t need to use one of Nikon’s lens adapters for one of the Nikon F mount DSLR NIKKOR lenses.... Read more

Best New Software Of 2019

Our picks for the year’s best software

Best New Software of 2019
Best New Budget Video-Editing Software CyberLink PowerDirector 18 Ultra If you’re looking to start editing video but don’t have a lot of extra cash, you should give CyberLink PowerDirector 18 Ultra a try. It’s packed with lots of great features, including customizable design tools, content-aware editing and nested video editing. It even gives... Read more
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Best New Strobes And Lighting Of 2019

Our picks for the year’s best strobes and lighting

Best Strobes and Lighting of 2019
Best New External Flash For Photography Profoto A1X The company made some smart updates on this new flash from the previous A1. For example, it increased battery power for longer shooting times and quicker recycle times. It also increased the number of wireless channels. All in all, the new A1X is a great flash for anyone shooting with Nikon, Canon... Read more

Best Accessories Of 2019

Our picks for the year’s best photography accessories

Best Accessories of 2019
Best New Travel Case Think Tank Photo Airport Advantage XT Rolling Camera Case This lightweight but sturdy roller case from Think Tank was designed to enable traveling photographers to carry the most gear possible on a plane, which is no small feat in this era of new, more restrictive international airline requirements. The Airport Advantage XT Rolling... Read more

Pro DSLR 2017

Our picks for the best Pro DSLRs that were released this year

Nikon D850
Digital Photo Magazine’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards Every year we see and review a lot of photographic products. In an average year we’ll get at least a visit a day from UPS or FedEx with a new product to review and participate in at least a dozen media events held by the manufacturers, where we spend a few days with some new camera and/or lens... Read more

APS-C DSLR

Our picks for the best APS-C SLR cameras that were released this year

Digital Photo Editors Choice Awards
Digital Photo Magazine’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards BEST RANGEFINDER-STYLE DIGITAL Fujifilm X-E3 The Fujifilm X-E3 is a super-compact APS-C camera with all the image-quality features of the rest of Fujifilm’s X-series cameras. The new AF system works with improved image-recognition software to track much smaller and faster subjects than the company’s... Read more

Mirrorless

Our picks for the best mirrorless cameras that were released this year

Sony a9
Digital Photo Magazine’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards BEST NEW CAMERA & BEST NEW MIRRORLESS CAMERA Sony a9 The Sony a9 is a camera for the record books. It marks the first time that a full-frame mirrorless camera not only met but exceeded the specs of the top-end pro DSLRs. With 20 fps capture (including full AF tracking and auto exposure), the... Read more

Compact

Our picks for the best Compact cameras that were released this year

Digital Photo Editors Choice Awards
Digital Photo Magazine’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards BEST ALL-CONDITIONS CAMERA Olympus Tough TG-5 Olympus is known for their Micro Four Thirds cameras, but their Tough-series cameras are the champs of the elements. The Tough TG-5, our favorite camera to go into rough conditions, features a 12-megapixel BSI sensor and is great in low light. The... Read more

Lenses

Our picks for the best lenses that were released this year

Digital Photo Editors Choice Awards
Digital Photo Magazine’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards This was a great year for new lenses, with just about every company releasing one or more excellent lenses. Zoom lenses, prime lenses, specialty lenses—so many new pieces of glass arrived in most categories that we’ve picked more lenses than usual for our Editors’ Choice. Olympus M.ZUIKO... Read more

Strobes

Our picks for the best strobes and flashes that were released this year

Digital Photo Editors Choice Awards
Digital Photo Magazine’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards BEST HIGH-POWER FLASH Profoto A1 Profoto bills the A1 as “the world’s smallest studio light,” and this first on-camera flash from the legendary lighting company can produce 350 full-power flashes with a 1.2-second recycling time. The round flash head produces light that’s more pleasing... Read more

LEDs

Our picks for the best LED lighting systems that were released this year.

Rotolight AEOS
Digital Photo Magazine’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards BEST LED Rotolight AEOS The Rotolight AEOS is both a continuous LED and a flash, capable of outputting light at 200% of the standard LED output, with High Speed Sync, allowing video and still users to get two tools with one device . The light is super-light and very powerful, and the bi-color... Read more
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