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Lexar is on the verge of death: Micron announces it’s discontinuing the brand while trying to sell it Featured Story
06/27, 14:36 EDT Micron, the parent company of memory card and portable memory behemoth Lexar, announced an absolute shocker: they will be discontinuing its Lexar retail removable media storage business while also entertaining offers from those looking... (more)

Nikon D7500 Field Test Part I: The enthusiast-friendly DSLR gets tested… above ground and down below! Featured Story
06/26, 17:07 EDT A few weeks ago, we posted our First Shots of the Nikon D7500, an enthusiast-oriented DSLR that follows in the footsteps of the much-loved D7200. At the time, we promised more to come soon. Well, if you've been waiting for our... (more)

Is Affinity working on a Lightroom competitor? Chances are looking very good Featured Story
06/26, 11:35 EDT As amazing as Adobe Lightroom is and what it can do, it has been on the receiving end of complaints from users for the better part of three years now, with intermittant updates from the software behemoth doing little to fix the often... (more)

Scott Kelby shows how to use the powerful Image Processor script in Photoshop, which he calls “Buried Treasure”
06/28, 16:30 EDT Have you ever heard of or used the “Image Processor” script in Photoshop? While it doesn’t sound exciting, it is actually a very useful feature. Scott Kelby has made a new video about it and the title, “More Photoshop Buried Treasure,” helps express... (more)

Shutter Release: Nikon D500 barely survives battle with dog and Lensbaby announces new lens
06/28, 14:00 EDT For the uninitiated, Shutter Release is an ongoing series in which we share interesting photography articles and videos from around the web and give you a short summary. There’s a lot of great content out there and Shutter Release is our way of... (more)

Lexar is on the verge of death: Micron announces it’s discontinuing the brand while trying to sell it Featured Story
06/27, 14:36 EDT Micron, the parent company of memory card and portable memory behemoth Lexar, announced an absolute shocker: they will be discontinuing its Lexar retail removable media storage business while also entertaining offers from those looking to purchase... (more)

Photographing the National Parks: The beauty and diversity of America’s National Parks
06/27, 11:30 EDT The National Parks are one of America’s greatest natural resources. The parks span many states and offer a diverse range of pristine environments, including deserts, forests and coastlines. Photographer Chris Nicholson has embarked on an ambitious... (more)

Shutter Release: Portrait lighting tips, volcano photos and using the moon to light your landscape shots
06/27, 07:00 EDT Today’s Shutter Release has a bit of a portraiture tilt. Among the five covered stories, two of them are focused on portraiture, with the first looking at how to shoot a basic model test and the second being a video featuring five beginner portrait... (more)

Nikon D7500 Field Test Part I: The enthusiast-friendly DSLR gets tested… above ground and down below! Featured Story
06/26, 17:07 EDT A few weeks ago, we posted our First Shots of the Nikon D7500, an enthusiast-oriented DSLR that follows in the footsteps of the much-loved D7200. At the time, we promised more to come soon. Well, if you've been waiting for our first real-world... (more)

Precise, customizable selections: Learn all about the Photoshop pen tool in under 10 minutes
06/26, 16:00 EDT Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid frequently creates excellent video tutorials, many of them focused on becoming a better photo editor. We’ve covered his work on numerous occasions, including this one on creating better black and white images in Lightroom... (more)

The Canon 5D series versus the Nikon D800 series battling it out in our May photo contest!
06/26, 13:40 EDT Last month, a longstanding trend in our photography contest came to an end. For the first time in the contest history, a DSLR from neither Canon nor Nikon was represented on the Top 3 prize-winning podium. DSLR lovers worldwide heaved a heavy sigh... (more)

Shutter Release: Sony announces 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor with less rolling shutter and 4K/60p video
06/26, 13:00 EDT It’s a Sony-centric start to the week. Today’s Shutter Release features news of a new 20-megapixel sensor from Sony, an interesting look at all the native 50mm (and one 55mm) lenses available for Sony E mount, an interview with Joe McNally, a behind... (more)

Is Affinity working on a Lightroom competitor? Chances are looking very good Featured Story
06/26, 11:35 EDT As amazing as Adobe Lightroom is and what it can do, it has been on the receiving end of complaints from users for the better part of three years now, with intermittant updates from the software behemoth doing little to fix the often slow nature of... (more)

Behind the scenes with Sigma’s new pro zoom: See the new Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 in action
06/26, 10:20 EDT Late last week, preorders opened for Sigma’s new 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens, the latest version of the popular standard zoom lens, which has long proven to be a workhorse optic for many working pros and enthusiasts alike. Sigma Canada has... (more)

Firmware Friday: Several Blackmagic cameras and Studio Viewfinder get new features and bugfixes
06/23, 23:34 EDT Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a rather abbreviated one, featuring as it does only four updates from a single manufacturer. This time around it's Blackmagic Design making firmware news, as updates land for three Blackmagic URSA... (more)

Shutter Release: Uncovering Lightroom edits, outsourcing editing and using a 50mm prime lens
06/23, 16:00 EDT To get your weekend started off on the right foot, we have an assortment of photography articles to share with you on today’s edition of Shutter Release. For those of you unfamiliar with Shutter Release, it’s a roundup article in which we summarize... (more)

Emotion and light: How light conveys emotion through ratios, color and more
06/23, 13:00 EDT As part of his “Laws of Light” video series, photographer Jay P. Morgan has made a new video showing how different lighting conveys varied emotions. Generally, you will want your light to strengthen the emotion you want your image to communicate.... (more)

Tamron announces new 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 lens, the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens
06/23, 10:15 EDT Click here to learn more about the Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens Tamron has announced “the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras.” The Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens covers a 27-600mm... (more)

Shutter Release: OnePlus 5 has dual cameras, behind the scenes of a commercial airline shoot and more
06/22, 16:00 EDT Sometimes there is just too much great content out there for you to be able to see it all. That’s where Shutter Release comes in. Our ongoing roundup article series finds interesting photography-related articles and videos from around the web and... (more)

Sigma’s new full-frame 14mm f/1.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lenses are now available for preorder
06/22, 13:15 EDT Click these links to learn more about the new Sigma lenses: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art The new Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens are now available for... (more)

How to clean your camera sensor: Clean your dirty sensor at home to save money and time
06/22, 10:00 EDT For users of interchangeable lens cameras, having an issue with sensor dust is something of an inevitability. Many camera retailers and even camera manufacturers offer sensor cleaning services, but these can be expensive and time-consuming,... (more)

Canon G9X II Field Test: Good image quality and strong performance in a pocketable form factor
06/21, 16:05 EDT Click here to read our Canon G9X Mark II Field Test A couple of years ago, Canon released the compact, pocketable Canon G9X. Its successor, the Canon G9X Mark II, remains very small and uses the same 20.2-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor. The G9X II... (more)

Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive V2.0 Backpack Review: A great backpack is made better
06/21, 14:00 EDT Introduction I reviewed the Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive backpack a few years ago and loved it. It’s a fantastic backpack and it’s my go-to carrying solution when I need to carry a lot of gear and my tripod. There were no glaring... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

Sony A6500 Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 digital camera
24.2mp | Non-Zoom | $1,298
What a camera! The Sony A6500 takes the best of the excellent A6300 which launched just eight months earlier, and adds several very important new features. Sports shooters in particular will love its much more generous buffer depth, and its new hybrid image stabilization system and touch-screen display functionality will be of benefit to all. But can they justify its significantly higher pricetag, or would you be better off with the A6300? Find out now in our in-depth Sony A6500 review!


Fujifilm X-T2 Review
image of the Fujifilm X-T2 digital camera
24.3mp | 3.1x | $1,599
The Fuji X-T2 is a professional powerhouse of the mirrorless world, with enough external controls to please any retro-fanatic. It offers top-notch weather sealing, and the autofocus engine has also been heavily amped from the original X-T1, bringing its C-AF chops more in line with its modern DSLR rivals. Under the hood, the Fuji X-T2 sports the latest-generation 24.3mp X-Trans sensor, and we found the resulting image quality both in the lab and out in the field to rival or top most any APS-C camera out there. See much more in our in-depth Fuji X-T2 Review!


Canon EOS M5 Review
image of the Canon EOS M5 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.0x | $929
The Canon EOS M5 marks a new chapter for Canon's mirrorless series. After a handful of decent, but unremarkable mirrorless offerings, the M5 combines a good 24-megapixel APS-C image sensor, fast DIGIC 7 processor and speedy Dual Pixel CMOS AF system inside a compact SLR-styled body, complete with a built-in electronic viewfinder. The Canon EOS M5 represents numerous "firsts" for a Canon EOS M camera, addressing the needs of more advanced photographers. Is the Canon EOS M5 also the first Canon EOS M camera we consider a solid option for enthusiast photographers? Read our Canon EOS M5 Review to find out.


Sony RX100 V Review
image of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V digital camera
20.1mp | 2.9x | $998
Sony's RX100-series created the large-sensor compact camera category. Now, the Sony RX100 V takes it to the next level with performance that can blow away most interchangeable-lens cameras, yet in a package that can slip almost unnoticed into your pants pocket. And thanks to that big image sensor, the RX100 V's 20-megapixel stills and 4K video offer top-notch quality to boot. But can that justify its steep pricetag? Find out now in our in-depth Sony RX100 V review!


Panasonic G85 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 digital camera
16.0mp | 5.0x | $898
Featuring numerous improvements over its predecessor, the Panasonic G85 is a great DSLR-style mirrorless camera. It uses a sharp 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor and offers speedy performance and great image quality across its ISO range. Physically, the Panasonic G85 gains numerous upgrades as well, including robust weather-sealing, a quieter shutter, Dual I.S. 2 stabilization, plus its own optional battery grip. To learn more about its performance and features, read our Panasonic G85 review.


Panasonic FZ2500 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 digital camera
20.1mp | 20.0x | $1,088
The Panasonic FZ2500 improves upon its predecessor in numerous ways, including the new slightly longer built-in zoom lens and excellent touchscreen display. The camera's 24-480mm equivalent lens proves versatile, especially in conjunction with very good image stabilization technology. The Panasonic FZ2500 offers great image quality and a bevy of 4K video and photo features. How does the FZ2500's performance hold up in the lab and real world? Read our Panasonic FZ2500 review to find out.


Sony A99 II Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II digital camera
42.4mp | $3,198
The Sony A99 II is the Japanese company's first full-frame A-mount camera in over four years. It packs in a variety of new features including a 42.4-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, a hybrid 4D Focus AF system with 399 on-chip phase detection points, 4K UHD video recording and more. In addition to its high resolving capabilities, the Sony A99 II is also very fast, capable of shooting full-resolution RAW images at nearly a dozen frames per second. On paper, the A99 II is an excellent camera. How well does it actually work? Read our Sony A99 II review to find out.


Panasonic LX10 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 digital camera
20.1mp | 3.0x | $648
Panasonic's first 1-inch-type sensor premium compact camera, the Panasonic LX10, offers good performance from its 20.1-megapixel sensor and a very fast 24-72mm equivalent f/1.4-2.8 built-in lens. In addition to its solid imaging capabilities, the Panasonic LX10 also includes 4K UHD video recording and Panasonic's 4K Photo modes. All this at a rather competitive price point. Is the LX10 as good in the real world as it is on paper? Read our Panasonic LX10 review to find out.


Canon 5D Mark IV Review
image of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV digital camera
30.4mp | $3,299
The Canon 5D Mark IV offers a ton of new features and performance upgrades, but keeps things modest and familiar with its similar yet refined external design. The 4th iteration of Canon's popular 5D series gains a new, higher-res sensor, a faster processor, a full touchscreen interface, built-in wireless connectivity and Cinema 4K video recording. This classic full-frame DSLR offers features and performance specs that make it suitable for a variety of uses, from weddings, landscapes and photojournalism to even sports, wildlife and, of course, videography. The full-frame camera market is growing more and more competitive, so how does the 5D Mark IV stack up against its competitors? Read more in our in-depth Canon 5D Mark IV review!


Olympus E-M1 II Review
image of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II digital camera
20.4mp | Non-Zoom | $1,999
Back in 2013, the E-M1 made a big splash, and now the updated Olympus E-M1 Mark II makes an even bigger one. Packed with a new 20MP sensor, revamped AF system, faster image processor (two, in fact), 4K video and more, the E-M1 Mark II addresses the performance and C-AF shortcomings of the original and pushes the envelope even further to truly provide professional photographers and multimedia producers with a capable, high-performance DSLR alternative. Excellent image quality, top-notch performance and all-around fantastic build quality and features makes the E-M1 II worthy of consideration for those upgrading from the E-M1 or moving from another mirrorless camera or a DSLR. Read about all the details in our Olympus E-M1 Mark II review!


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