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Sony A6300 Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6300 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $998
The Sony A6300 serves as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years, the A6000. Given the predecessor's top marks, it's a tough act to follow. Sony's pulled it off, though, packing in so many new features and performance improvements into the A6300. Featuring better build quality, a new high-speed sensor, vastly improved AF and burst performance, better image quality and advanced video features, the Sony A6300 is a significant upgrade. Is it finally time to downsize from that DSLR? Read our in-depth Sony A6300 review to find out!


Pentax K-3 II Review
image of the Pentax K-3 II digital camera
24.4mp | $850
The Pentax K-3 II keeps almost everything we loved from the superb K-3, then replaces the popup flash with an in-camera GPS -- not just for automatic geotagging, but also for freezing star-trails in astrophotography. As if that wasn't cool enough, its Pixel Shift Resolution tech takes detail to the next level for razor-sharp photos. But what are the drawbacks, and should you buy this camera or the original K-3? Find out now in our in-depth Pentax K-3 II review!


Canon 80D Review
image of the Canon EOS 80D digital camera
24.2mp | 7.5x | $1,199
More evolutionary than revolutionary, the Canon 80D builds upon foundation laid out by the 70D and its excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Sporting a new, higher-resolution 24MP sensor, a faster processor and a beefed-up 45-point AF system, the Canon 80D performs very well on multiple fronts, including better dynamic range, better higher ISO performance and more versatile autofocus. Video see some improvements, but the 80D leaves out a few important features and capabilities. Overall, the Canon 80D is an excellent multimedia DSLR, but should it earn a spot in your camera bag? Read our in-depth Canon 80D review to find out!


Panasonic FZ300 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 digital camera
12.1mp | 24.0x | $598
Two years after the FZ200 impressed us with its 24-600mm equivalent lens and strong performance, the Panasonic FZ300 has arrived with a redesigned body and a suite of new features. Unchanged are the 12.1-megapixel sensor and the 25x optical zoom lens, while new upgrades include 4K video and 4K Photo features in addition to numerous other improvements. Is this the high-zoom all-in-one camera you've been waiting for? Read our Panasonic FZ300 review to find out!


Olympus PEN-F Review
image of the Olympus PEN-F digital camera
20.3mp | Non-Zoom | $1,199
The Olympus PEN-F checks-off a lot of boxes on our list for what makes a fantastic camera. It offers excellent image quality, great performance, fast autofocus, and stylish build quality. In a decidedly retro-inspired camera, there are tons of modern amenities, too, including a crisp EVF and a raft of in-camera image processing features. There's not a lot to dislike about the Olympus PEN-F, to be honest. There's no 4K video, no mic or headphone jacks, High-Res Shot mode is still rather tricky to use, and the battery life isn't all that spectacular. The price is also certainly a bit steep. However, in our opinion, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. Find out all the details in our in-depth Olympus PEN-F review!


Ricoh GR II Review
image of the Ricoh GR II digital camera
16.2mp | Non-Zoom | $620
The Ricoh GR II updates its predecessor with Wi-Fi that works from most any device, a deeper raw buffer and wireless flash support, but keeps everything we loved in its predecessor. Are the tweaks enough to keep this large-sensored yet pocketable camera relevant in 2016? Find out now in our in-depth Ricoh GR II review!


Sony RX1R II Review
image of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II digital camera
42.4mp | Non-Zoom | $3,298
The Sony RX1R II takes what made the original so remarkable -- compact size, full-frame sensor and stunning image quality -- and takes it up to a new, even more impressive level. The image quality, at both low and high ISOs, is just as fantastic, if not more so, thanks to the big resolution increase. Plus, the nifty variable low-pass filter technology adds flexibility and convenience. Autofocus gets a major upgrade, making the Sony RX1R II a much more capable camera in a wider variety of situations. And although its fixed 35mm lens and a $3,300 price tag can be cause hesitation, the Sony RX1R II stands out as one of the best, if not the best, premium compact cameras currently on the market. Read more in our in-depth Sony RX1R II review!


Canon G9X Review
image of the Canon PowerShot G9 X digital camera
20.2mp | 3.0x | $399
The Canon G9X is the smallest 1-inch sensor camera to date. Slip it in a pocket and you can forget it's even there, but pull it out and you have the great image quality of a 1-inch sensor on tap. And getting images onto your phone couldn't be easier, thanks to the in-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking. Are there still some rough edges? Yes, but the G9X is a very compelling camera nonetheless. Find out if it's right for you in our in-depth Canon G9X review!


Sony A7S II Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II digital camera
12.2mp | Non-Zoom | $2,998
The Sony A7S II combines a redesigned camera body, an improved OLED electronic viewfinder, and improved autofocus system with the same excellent 12.2-megapixel full-frame sensor found in the original A7S. The numerous improvements and refinements help to make the Sony A7S II an excellent camera for photographers looking to capture stills and video in low light. With an ISO range up to 409,600 and 5-axis Image Stabilization built-in, this 4K-capable camera should be at the top of the list for photographers looking for a camera capable of capturing images in any light. Read our in-depth Sony A7S II review to learn more!


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Sony A6300 Review: A tough act to follow, but Sony packs in the power Featured Story
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The strongest way of seeing: Huntington Witherill’s shares his composition secrets
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Who says old cameras can’t take home the prize money? Our April POTD contest winners unveiled! Featured Story
05/28, 08:18 EDT     We test the latest digital cameras for you along with the lenses that adorn them, but that doesn't mean we aren't nostalgic about some of the better models from yesteryear. For the month of April in our Photo of the Day contest, the winning image... (more)

Caffeine Priority: Printing your own photos brings your work to life
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Millions of views, but then what? Going viral isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, says wedding photographer
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Ricoh warns of possible production delays in wake of Kumamoto earthquakes
05/27, 20:34 EDT     Planning to purchase a new camera or lens from Ricoh or its Pentax brand? If so, you might want to get your order in pronto unless you want to be stuck waiting, as the company has today warned of potential production issues for interchangeable... (more)

Content-Aware Crop: Photoshop CC 2016 aims to fill in blank areas after you straighten photos
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Take to the skies for less: Become a 4K drone pilot for $460 with the Xiaomi Mi Drone
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ZAP! Ultra slow-motion video of a lightning bolt at 7,000 fps is mesmerizing Featured Story
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Create motion timelapses on the cheap: Make your own custom camera slider for under $100
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Spark your creativity: Adobe launches new free-to-use visual storytelling platform, Spark
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Pentax K-1 Gallery: Dozens of real-world samples for your pixel-peeping pleasure Featured Story
05/26, 17:48 EDT     A few days ago, one of the year's most exciting new cameras -- the Pentax K-1 -- landed on my desk for a review. As a Pentaxian myself, I've been waiting with barely-contained excitement to get my hands on the brand's first full-frame DSLR. (And if... (more)

Sony A6300 Review: A tough act to follow, but Sony packs in the power Featured Story
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Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC Lens Review: Giving the big lens makers a run for their money
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Portaits of the powerful and polarizing: World Press Photo winner recalls his photo shoot with Putin
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Turn your phone into a portable microscope for less than $25 with Blips stick-on lenses
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Giving your memories a fresh coat of digital paint: How to fix aged photos in Photoshop
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Nikon D500 Image Quality Comparison: Pitting the new flagship APS-C Nikon against the challengers
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Fuji X-Pro2 Field Test Part II: A fast performer in almost every way
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Action fans: Olympus TG Tracker films your extreme exploits, gives you the data on how radical you were!
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