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Firmware Friday: Two dozen updates from Canon, Fuji, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sigma and Sony Featured Story
07/20, 21:38 EDT After a brief one-week hiatus, Firmware Friday returns in style this week. Since it's such a biggie, we'll keep this preamble brief. In all, there are around two dozen cameras, video cameras, lenses and accessories receiving... (more)

Fujifilm announces XF 8-16mm f/2.8, XF 200mm f/2 and three new additions to its XF lens roadmap Featured Story
07/20, 01:30 EDT It's a busy day for Fujifilm X Series fans. There's a lot of ground to cover, including the announcement of a new XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens and release information for the upcoming XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens. In addition... (more)

Fujifilm announces new compact XF10: Featuring a 28mm equiv. f/2.8 lens, 24MP APS-C sensor and more Featured Story
07/19, 01:00 EDT Click here to read our Fuji XF10 Preview After discontinuing the Fujifilm X70, there has been something of a hole in the X Series lineup for users looking for a compact fixed-lens camera that costs less than the $1,000-plus price tag of the... (more)

Pixels for Geeks: A peek inside Nikon’s super-secret sensor design lab Featured Story
07/17, 12:56 EDT I’ve known for some time that Nikon actually designs their own sensors, to a fairly minute level of detail. I think this is almost unknown in the photo community; most people just assume that “design” in Nikon’s case simply... (more)

Firmware Friday: Two dozen updates from Canon, Fuji, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sigma and Sony Featured Story
07/20, 21:38 EDT After a brief one-week hiatus, Firmware Friday returns in style this week. Since it's such a biggie, we'll keep this preamble brief. In all, there are around two dozen cameras, video cameras, lenses and accessories receiving updates in the... (more)

Good money after bad? Light gets another $121 million from investors who didn’t read our review
07/20, 14:55 EDT Camera/technology company Light for years promised "DSLR quality" images from their L16 camera, using data from an array of cell phone-class sensors with different focal length lenses to build higher-resolution composite images. However, when the... (more)

Fujifilm announces XF 8-16mm f/2.8, XF 200mm f/2 and three new additions to its XF lens roadmap Featured Story
07/20, 01:30 EDT It's a busy day for Fujifilm X Series fans. There's a lot of ground to cover, including the announcement of a new XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens and release information for the upcoming XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens. In addition to these two... (more)

Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 Field Test: The longest lens in the GF lens lineup delivers fantastic image quality
07/19, 15:30 EDT Click here to read my Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 Field Test As Fujifilm continues to expand their GF lens lineup, there was a distinct lack of longer lenses. With the new Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR, GFX owners now have a nearly 200mm-equivalent prime... (more)

Fujifilm announces new compact XF10: Featuring a 28mm equiv. f/2.8 lens, 24MP APS-C sensor and more Featured Story
07/19, 01:00 EDT Click here to read our Fuji XF10 Preview After discontinuing the Fujifilm X70, there has been something of a hole in the X Series lineup for users looking for a compact fixed-lens camera that costs less than the $1,000-plus price tag of the X100F. No... (more)

Excire announces pair of Lightroom plug-ins designed to utilize Artificial Intelligence to tag all your images
07/18, 20:00 EDT As hard-working engineers and programmers continue to improve artificial intelligence, it will likely play an ever-growing influence in our lives, including with respect to photography and photo editing. Florida-based Excire, Inc. has announced a... (more)

Two Minute Tips with David Bergman: Using a colored reflector
07/18, 06:00 EDT Photographer David Bergman's latest entry in Adorama's Two Minute Tips series is all about reflectors. Reflectors are amazing tools for many types of photography, although they are often used in portrait photography. Not only are there different... (more)

As she battled and beat cancer, Kathryn Dyer found peace and passion through photography
07/17, 16:30 EDT In the latest episode of the sixth season of Adorama's Through the Lens, the focus is on photographer Kathryn Dyer. Sacramento-based Dyer first forayed into the world of Instagram and became more serious about photography when she was diagnosed with... (more)

Pixels for Geeks: A peek inside Nikon’s super-secret sensor design lab Featured Story
07/17, 12:56 EDT I’ve known for some time that Nikon actually designs their own sensors, to a fairly minute level of detail. I think this is almost unknown in the photo community; most people just assume that “design” in Nikon’s case simply consists of... (more)

Sony A7 III Review Conclusion: Sony’s best all-around full-frame mirrorless camera to date
07/17, 12:19 EDT Click here to read our Sony A7 III Review Conclusion Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras keep getting better and better! The latest-generation of their "entry-level" option, the A7 III, is no exception. At $2,000 it's admittedly kind of odd to... (more)

How to utilize foreground elements to create stronger ultra wide angle images
07/17, 06:00 EDT Photographer Adam Gibbs recently visited Needle Peak and Flatiron Mountain in the British Columbian alpines. These picturesque places provide ample opportunity for shooting with ultra wide angle lenses. Ultra wide lenses do an awesome job at... (more)

Missed opportunities and learning lessons in landscape photography with Thomas Heaton
07/16, 19:00 EDT In photographer Thomas Heaton's newest video, he opens by discussing the many wonderful aspects of landscape photography. It allows you to travel and explore, you get to become more involved with nature and the great outdoors and it can be very... (more)

Ben Horne cleans up litter & finds nice compositions on the 7th day of his spring photo trip
07/16, 13:30 EDT Large format photographer Ben Horne spent over a week on the Colorado Plateau this past spring. In the video below, we join him on the seventh day of the trip as he continues to explore Capitol Reef and tries to dodge nearby rain storms. While it's... (more)

8 awesome and affordable accessories for every nature photographer
07/16, 10:30 EDT Cameras and lenses are awesome, and of course must-have elements of any great photography kit, but sometimes accessories are what make or break a shooting adventure. In the video below, nature and wildlife photographer Steve Perry shares eight of... (more)

The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles: Using a single gridded light for beauty portraits
07/15, 08:00 EDT With a single light, you can capture very nice portraits in a studio space. In the video below, Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles shows off how to use a single gridded light. The video is his latest for Adorama's The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles video... (more)

Positioning your camera near the ground can take your photos to new heights
07/14, 08:00 EDT Photographers are often looking for ways to help separate their work and make their images stand out. A great way to do this is to utilize a distinct camera angle. If you want to get a neat perspective, try shooting from a very low angle. In Jay P.... (more)

Hasselblad H6D-100c versus Nikon D850: What are the real-world advantages of a medium-format camera?
07/13, 13:30 EDT Photographer Karl Taylor has extensive experience in the photographic industry, having worked with numerous types of camera technologies for over 20 years. Hasselblad is incredibly confident in their latest digital medium-format cameras and has... (more)

Report: Adobe to launch full version of Photoshop for iPad this October
07/13, 11:15 EDT Part of the vision of the "Creative Cloud" was to offer their vast array of products across different platforms without sacrificing any user experience, data or functionality. That was six years ago, and we've only recently started to see that... (more)

3 tips for capturing great bird photos on dull cloudy days
07/13, 10:30 EDT When photographing birds, you often want a very high shutter speed, which means you need a lot of light. However, what do you do if you're photographing on a cloudy day? Photographer Tim Boyer has a new video offering three tips for bird photography... (more)

Does your MacBook Pro need more horsepower? Blackmagic has partnered with Apple to create this external GPU
07/12, 12:15 EDT Have you ever wished your MacBook Pro had more computing power? Or maybe you just wish that you could have your laptop be both your mobile and desktop machine, but it just doesn't pack the horses you need to be a dedicated office editing computer.... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

Sony A7 III Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 III digital camera
24.2mp | 2.5x | $1,998
Sony's "entry-level" full-frame mirrorless camera undergoes its third revision, and by most counts, it's better than ever. The Sony A7 III comes with a new 24MP sensor, a faster processor, and an vastly-upgraded AF system, among other upgrades, and as a result offers improvements across the board compared to its predecessor: better image quality, better performance, better video, better design and better battery life. Sony's other full-frame mirrorless cameras are more specialized in one way or another, but this one is all about balance. The A7 III offers such an array of excellent performance, quality and features that it fits well for many different types of photographers and for many photographic disciplines. At $2,000, the A7 III really is quite a lot of bang for your buck. Get all the details in our in-depth Sony A7 III Review!


Fujifilm X-A5 Review
image of the Fujifilm X-A5 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.0x | $599
For those who want in on Fujifilm's X Series system without a big financial investment, the updated Fuji X-A5 makes a good entry point, especially if your priority is image quality. Offering a similar, but updated, 24MP Bayer-filtered APS-C sensor, the X-A5 provides some of the best image quality performance, at both low and high ISOs, we've seen from an entry-level camera around the $600 price point. Despite a new hybrid AF system and image processor, its performance, however, isn't overly impressive, with slower-than-average AF speed, sluggish shot-to-shot times and a shallow RAW buffer. Still, the Fuji X-A5 makes for a great entry-level camera and is a solid bargain when it comes to image quality. Read all about it in our Fuji X-A5 Review!


Canon T7i Review
image of the Canon EOS Rebel T7i (EOS 800D) digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $699
Though not a huge technological jump from its predecessor, the T7i continues Canon's tradition of making reliable, easy-to-use, consumer-friendly DSLRs for the masses. Pairing an updated 24MP sensor with a faster DIGIC 7 processor, the Rebel T7i offers higher dynamic range, better high ISO performance and improved buffers over the T6i. Add in a 45-point AF system, Canon's excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF, plus new Bluetooth connectivity, and the affordable Canon T7i has a lot to offer for an entry-level DSLR. On the other hand, the T7i shares a lot with the 77D, which has more features for a minimal difference in price. Consumers at least have a choice, though the T7i, on its own, is a competent entry-level DSLR. For all the details, read our Canon T7i Review!


Fujifilm X-E3 Review
image of the Fujifilm X-E3 digital camera
24.3mp | 3.1x | $899
The Fuji X-E3 is a stylish and easy to use APS-C mirrorless camera. It's a big improvement over its predecessors in many ways, including its excellent, higher-res, 24-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro chip for impressive overall performance and 4K video capabilities. The Fujifilm X-E3 also maintains its iconic rangefinder-style design but improves upon it with new controls and a touchscreen. This compact yet versatile interchangeable lens camera is a great value, and despite a few shortcomings, a capable camera all around. Read more in our Fuji X-E3 Review!


Canon SL2 Review
image of the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D) digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $549
Canon's compact "mini DSLR" gains some much-needed upgrades. With a higher-res 24MP APS-C sensor, Dual Pixel AF, a faster DIGIC 7 processor as well as improved ergonomics, a vari-angle touchscreen and wireless connectivity, the Rebel SL2 offers better image quality and a better shooting experience than the original SL1. Compared to leading rivals, both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, the Canon SL2 lags behind in both image quality performance and popular features like 4K video. But for those who want a fairly full-featured DSLR that's still extremely small, easy to operate and easy on the wallet, the Canon Rebel SL2 has a lot to offer. Read all about it in our in-depth Canon SL2 Review!


Canon 77D Review
image of the Canon EOS 77D digital camera
24.2mp | 7.5x | $649
With an updated 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and faster DIGIC 7 processor, the Canon 77D is the successor to the Rebel T6s, despite the change in naming, and stacks up to be Canon's top-of-the-line entry-level DSLR. As expected, overall image quality is very good, with nice detail, pleasing color and improved dynamic range, though default JPEG processing has room for improvement. The Canon 77D also features an upgraded 45-point AF system as well as Dual Pixel CMOS AF, plus faster burst shooting and a much bigger RAW buffer. Like its predecessor, the 77D combines the ease-of-use of an entry-level DSLR with more advanced controls typically seen on higher-end models. It's a versatile DSLR for those looking to go beyond a basic DSLR yet don't want to break the bank. Read more in our in-depth Canon 77D Review!


Panasonic GX850 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 digital camera
16.0mp | 2.7x | $548
The Panasonic GX850 continues in the tradition of the GF series of Lumix cameras, one of Panasonic's longest-running Micro Four Thirds model lines. The GX850 uses an improved 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, which ditches an optical low-pass filter. This results in sharp, detailed images across a wide range of ISO speeds. Further, the camera includes 4K video recording, up to 10 frames per second continuous shooting and much more. The GX850 is a compact, sleek and capable entry-level camera that is a great value at US$550 with a kit lens. Read our Panasonic GX850 Review to see if this is the compact mirrorless camera for you!


Nikon D850 Review
image of the Nikon D850 digital camera
45.7mp | $3,297
The D850 is easily Nikon's most versatile DSLR to date. Packing an all-new 45MP sensor and fast EXPEED 5 image processor into a familiar yet improved weather-sealed body, the D850 is comfortable, highly customizable and is pretty much able to photograph whatever you want to throw at it. It offers outstanding resolution and dynamic range as well as superb high ISO performance, plus the fast processor and 153-pt AF sensor from the D5 give the Nikon D850 enough horsepower to easily capture all but the most demanding sports and action subjects. And while video/live-view is still hampered by slow, contrast-detect AF, the D850 offers lots of new video feature, including 4K video and timelapse capture modes. Overall, the D850 is stunning and our pick for Best Camera of 2017. See all the details in our Nikon D850 Review!


Sony A7R III Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R III digital camera
42.4mp | Non-Zoom | $2,998
The Sony A7R III sees improvements in pretty much every area: physical design features, image quality, speed and performance, as well as video recording capabilities and battery life. The A7R III remains a top-notch camera for pixel-peepers, capturing images with stunning detail and dynamic range, but thanks to inheriting performance and AF improvements from the A9, the camera's also fast and nimble enough for sports and action. The A7R III fixes lots of the shortcomings of the previous two models to become an all-around extremely versatile camera for all types of photographers and video creators. For all the details, see our in-depth Sony A7R III Review!


Canon G9X Mark II Review
image of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II digital camera
20.2mp | 3.0x | $399
The 20-megapixel Canon G9X II is a good compact camera with a 3x zoom lens. The DIGIC 7 image processor delivers good image processing and speedy performance, although the camera is not without flaws. The built-in lens struggles at wide-angle focal lengths, and the lens itself is not as wide as the competition. As before, the Mark II offers a minimal take on physical controls, focusing heavily on its touchscreen UI, which might be frustrating for some. The Canon G9X II takes what made the original a good pocket camera and adds a few upgrades along the way. With that said, some of the weaknesses of the original remain here in the new version. Read more in our Canon G9X II Review!


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