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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Camera of the Year 2016: Best Overall

We test many good cameras and lenses over the course of a year, but each year some rise to the occasion of simply being outstanding in their class. Our Camera of the Year awards are a chance to let us showcase the cameras and lenses that really shined for us over the past...

Sony A99 II First Shots: Sample images from Sony’s super-powered top-of-the-line SLT camera

 
 

More Sony sample images straight from our testing lab! It's been four long years since Sony's previous flagship, full-frame SLT camera -- the Sony A99 -- and many were wondering if Sony had all but abandoned their...

Panasonic LX10 Field Test: Premium compact camera offers strong multimedia performance

 
 

Another 1"-sensor fixed-lens compact camera has hit the market, this time from Panasonic. Joining the premium compact camera fray is the Panasonic LX10, equipped with a 24-72mm equivalent lens that offers an impressive f/1.4-2.8 maximum aperture range. I recently field tested the LX10 and you can read my findings...

How much have image sensors improved in a decade? Advances in image processing proving critical

 
 

Without reading ahead, how many stops of improvement would you guess that APS-C camera CMOS sensors have undergone over the past ten years? I'll give you a second. Okay, if you guessed 1.5 stops, then you were right on the money!

You might be thinking, "No, it must be more than that, image quality has improved a...

Originality not required: Kylie Jenner’s cosmetic company stealing ideas to sell makeup

 
 

Reality television personality Kylie Jenner has her own cosmetics line, Kylie Cosmetics, which recently launched their holiday campaign. You would think that with the money behind the brand, they could afford to be original with their photography. This is apparently not the case as Kylie Cosmetics has essentially...

10 of the best camera deals: Black Friday Camera Deals Round-up - November 22

 
 

Black Friday is fast approaching and you know what that means…great camera deals! We have been compiling them on our "Black Friday Camera Deals for 2016" page, but we realize that there are a lot of deals to keep track of, so we are starting a daily round-up of some of the standout deals.

Before we get to the...

One costly camera: Nikon One rangefinder, world’s oldest Nikon camera, fetches over $400,000 at auction

 
 

WestLicht Photographica Auction held their 30th camera auction on November 19 and sold a Nikon One camera for a staggering €384,000 (US$407,735 at current exchange rates). The Nikon One camera in question was manufactured in April 1948, one month after the Japanese company started producing cameras. It is believed...

Comparison shopping for the holidays? Use our camera comparison tool to pick the right model

 
 

Do you know about our camera comparison pages? They're an incredibly handy tool to let you view any two cameras we've ever tested side-by-side and see all the most relevant specs and features in easy-to-understand sections. Nothing beats our in-depth reviews of course, but sometimes you just need a quick-glance to...

The “Elin-drone” - photographer uses a drone-mounted Elinchrom flash to light extreme sports

 
 

Putting cameras onto drones to capture a unique vantage point is now so common you can buy a drone off the shelf to do just that. But drones still offer photographers new possibilities beyond just the vantage point, as evidenced in photographer David Robinson's latest shoot of extreme sports, using a drone-mounted...

Full automatic control of Nikon glass on Sony E-mount cameras: Fotodiox releases Fusion adapter

 
 

For Nikon shooters who want to use their glass on Sony E mount cameras, such as the Sony A7R II, or for Sony users salivating at the thought of mounting Nikon glass to their mirrorless camera, such as a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 or perhaps a very long lens (an area of weakness in Sony's overall impressive library of E...

Sony A6500 gallery: Action aplenty from awesome Austin!


 
 

For the last few days, I've been visiting the beautiful city of Austin, Texas with many of my colleagues from the imaging press. The reasons we've all been here together are threefold: The exciting Sony A6500 mirrorless camera, the Translucent Mirror-based Sony A99 II and the pocket-friendly Sony RX100 V...

From fake family portraits to gruesome forensic photos, a look behind the scenes of set photography

 
 

You might not have given them much active thought when you were watching your favorite television series or movie, but photos hanging in the background of sets are critical for creating immersion for the viewer. Where there's a photograph, there must be a photographer. In the case of many of these photos, the...

Carry your gear with class: Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection of camera bags

 
 

Manfrotto announced the launch of a new collection of stylish carrying solutions for your camera gear, the Windsor Collection. There are three models in the Windsor collection, a backpack, a reporter bag and a messenger bag, which is available in two sizes. Each of the bags feature genuine leather trim,...

As seen from above: Shooting from a fresh perspective helps you stand out above the crowd

 
 

Sports photographer David Berding is based in Minnesota, which means that he shoots his fair share of hockey. Typically when photographing hockey, you shoot through a small hole in the glass at ice level. This affords you a great look at the action, but it means that many photographers end up with similar shots...

Look out, MacOS: Longtime Mac-exclusive Affinity Photo launches beta on Windows

 
 

Affinity Photo, a popular MacOS photo editor, received Apple's "App of the Year" award in 2015. It isn't just for MacOS users anymore though, as developer Serif has announced that a beta version of Affinity Photo for Windows is now available.

Earlier this year, Serif announced Affinity Photo 1.5, which will...

BenQ PD2700Q Monitor Review: 27-inch display proves to be solid monitor at price point

 
 

Note: For the purposes of this review, I was provided a BenQ PD2700Q monitor from the manufacturer for up to 60 days of use. No other compensation was received.

For testing results from the Spyder Monitor Quality Analyzer, see the very bottom of this review. I borrowed a Spyder5 Elite from a friend for the...

Your dream portrait session: Pros discuss who they would most want to take their portrait

 
 

Have you ever wondered who you would most want to take your portrait? DPReview asked ten professional photographers this very question as part of their new "DPReview Asks" series.

The questioned photographers include Brian Smith, Amy Vitale, Cliff Mautner, Bambi Cantrell, Peter Hurley, Gerd Ludwig, Tony Gale,...

GoPro archery: Take a fast, stabilized trip through the air on the tip of an arrow

 
 

There's a game that adventurous types play called "arrowsoft," which is an archer's take on airsoft. Essentially, you go out with your friends and shoot each other with soft-tipped arrows. Where there's a competitive game, there are also typically cheaters. To help combat people not admitting to being hit with...

Black Friday Camera Deals for 2016 - updated daily!


 
 

Black Friday 2016 is here! We're still updating this page multiple times per day with our whole team searching out the best deals on the web and in stores. Some deals have already sold out, so bookmark this page and check back often. We want to help you not only save money, but save time this holiday season....

Shooting with the Olympus 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro: Versatile zoom lens is excellent across the board

 
 

Micro Four Thirds shooters have a new zoom lens to use, the Olympus 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro. Offering a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-200mm, the Olympus 12-100mm f/4 is well-suited for a wide variety of subjects. I tested the brand-new optic with the Olympus E-M5 Mark II camera body and came away very impressed,...

Keeping landscapes in jars: Photographer embarks on unique project with medium format film camera

 
 

In Finland, photographer Christoffer Relander is building a unique collection of jars. However, they're not regular jars, they're jars containing landscapes. By using analog double exposures, Relander has been capturing images of beautiful landscapes, mostly from the south of Finland where Relander grew up, that...

LensRentals overhauls its website, continues its 50% deal through to the 22nd

 
 

Our friends at LensRentals.com have updated their website, making their process of renting lenses more understandable and giving the whole site a fresh new look. Operating since 2006, LensRentals was started by Roger Cicala "as a way to expand his own gear collection and share his photographic knowledge," expanding...