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Olympus E-M1X arrives: Hands-on with the most high-end, high-performance Micro Four Thirds camera yet Featured Story
01/24, 01:02 EST Click here to read our Olympus E-M1X Hands-On Preview If you thought 2016's E-M1 Mark II was designed for professional photographers, wait until you check out the all-new Olympus E-M1X. Essentially an E-M1 Mark II on steroids, the new... (more)

Olympus E-M1X Q&A: A closer look at the amazing tech underlying the new OM-D series flagship Featured Story
01/24, 01:01 EST As we've described elsewhere, Olympus held a limited press-only briefing and shooting experience with its flagship Olympus E-M1X back in early December, subject to a non-disclosure agreement. During that time, we were able to ask... (more)

Handheld at 2000mm! Olympus is developing 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x PRO lens & 2x teleconverter Featured Story
01/24, 01:00 EST Alongside the brand-new OM-D E-M1 X camera, Olympus has also announced the development of a new PRO lens, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO. This super-telephoto zoom features a built-in 1.25x teleconverter and covers... (more)

Fuji GFX 50R Field Test: Fujifilm’s medium-format camera system receives a sleek and stylish addition Featured Story
01/22, 12:30 EST Click here to read our Fuji GFX 50R Field Test When Fujifilm launched their GFX medium-format camera system with the GFX 50S, it marked a new chapter for the storied company. The GFX system promised incredible image quality and... (more)

Olympus E-M1X arrives: Hands-on with the most high-end, high-performance Micro Four Thirds camera yet Featured Story
01/24, 01:02 EST Click here to read our Olympus E-M1X Hands-On Preview If you thought 2016's E-M1 Mark II was designed for professional photographers, wait until you check out the all-new Olympus E-M1X. Essentially an E-M1 Mark II on steroids, the new E-M1X sports an... (more)

Olympus E-M1X Q&A: A closer look at the amazing tech underlying the new OM-D series flagship Featured Story
01/24, 01:01 EST As we've described elsewhere, Olympus held a limited press-only briefing and shooting experience with its flagship Olympus E-M1X back in early December, subject to a non-disclosure agreement. During that time, we were able to ask questions of... (more)

Handheld at 2000mm! Olympus is developing 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x PRO lens & 2x teleconverter Featured Story
01/24, 01:00 EST Alongside the brand-new OM-D E-M1 X camera, Olympus has also announced the development of a new PRO lens, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO. This super-telephoto zoom features a built-in 1.25x teleconverter and covers a 35mm... (more)

Fuji GFX 50R Field Test: Fujifilm’s medium-format camera system receives a sleek and stylish addition Featured Story
01/22, 12:30 EST Click here to read our Fuji GFX 50R Field Test When Fujifilm launched their GFX medium-format camera system with the GFX 50S, it marked a new chapter for the storied company. The GFX system promised incredible image quality and high-quality... (more)

DxOMark Image Labs releases new Selfie score for analyzing front-facing smartphone cameras
01/22, 08:30 EST With how people use smartphones, DxOMark Image Labs felt it was time to update their scoring metrics for smartphone cameras. While many photographers are primarily concerned with how a smartphone's rear camera(s) perform, it remains the case that a... (more)

Firmware Friday: Panasonic updates a raft of 4K and Full HD camcorders
01/18, 22:09 EST The beginning of a new year is usually a quiet time when it comes to firmware news, and the start of 2019 has certainly been no different in that respect. We're already three weeks into the year, but until just yesterday we'd not found news of... (more)

Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey: Selecting the best position for your softbox
01/18, 07:00 EST It's often thought that when using a softbox to light portraits, the softbox should be placed in front of your subject. However, as Gavin Hoey shows in the newest episode of his Adorama video series, Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey,... (more)

Nikon at CES 2019: A treasure trove of great photography presentations
01/17, 16:00 EST At this year's CES in Las Vegas, Nikon's booth was a busy place for not only showing off their latest and greatest in cameras and lenses, but delivering awesome presentations from some of Nikon's most accomplished professional photographers as well.... (more)

Nikon Z7 Review: Does Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless meet lofty expectations?
01/17, 13:50 EST Click here to read our Nikon Z7 Review Conclusion For Nikon fans, especially after many rumors and teasers, it was not a matter of "if" Nikon would release a full-frame mirrorless camera system, but "when." The wait finally ended this past... (more)

Enhancing eyes in Photoshop: Bringing out the best in any subject’s eyes
01/17, 12:30 EST Eyes get a lot of attention in portraits, and for good reason. When you connect with a subject through an image, it's almost always through the eyes. This is part of the reason why the focus point in a portrait is usually on an eye and why eye... (more)

Fujifilm announces GF 100-200mm f/5.6 telephoto zoom lens for GFX medium-format system
01/16, 23:59 EST Fujifilm has announced that their newest GF lens, the Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR will hit store shelves on February 14. It will be the eighth Fujinon GF lens and the second zoom lens to join the medium-format GFX system. Designed with... (more)

Two Minute Tips: Wide angle lenses can create more intimate portraits but do pose challenges
01/16, 07:00 EST In the 150th episode of David Bergman's video series for Adorama, Two Minute Tips, he is tackling the topic of wide angle portraiture. It's conventional wisdom that you shouldn't use wide angle lenses for portraiture. However, Bergman says that... (more)

Portraits with the Sony A7 III and A7R III: How portrait photographer Manny Ortiz sets up his cameras
01/15, 19:00 EST Photographer Manny Ortiz specializes in portrait and for the last four years, it's been almost exclusively the type of photography he has done with his Sony cameras. Drawing on his experience, Ortiz has made a new video wherein he discusses and... (more)

Do you need 50 megapixels to make large prints? Discussing sensor size, megapixels and print size
01/15, 10:30 EST Nothing beats seeing your photography come to life in the form of a large print. For photographers such as Nigel Danson, it is an important part of the photographic process; it's the tangible result of a lot of hard work. When discussing... (more)

Sony A6400 announced, alongside souped up A9 firmware
01/15, 10:04 EST Sony has just announced its first APS-C model in many years in the form of the (somewhat oddly named) A6400. We say oddly because both the A6300 and the A6500 were announced in 2016, and it's therefore not overly clear (at least from the name) where... (more)

How to Photograph Everything with ON1 and Tamara Lackey: Utilizing different lights in the studio
01/11, 08:00 EST There are many different ways to light portraits in a studio. There are strobes, constant lights and a wide variety of ways to modify different types of light. It can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there is a lot of educational content out there as... (more)

Imaging Resource Lens of the Year 2018: Best Prime Lenses
01/10, 14:00 EST Where zoom lenses offer obvious focal length versatility, primes lenses are known for bringing the ultimate image quality to a desired focal length. They're also generally brighter in maximum aperture than comparable zooms, and often lighter... (more)

Imaging Resource Lens of the Year 2018: Best Zoom Lenses
01/10, 13:58 EST Zoom lenses represent convenience and versatility for those times when the ultimate in brightness is not needed from your aperture. And yet, as you can see from many of the excellent lenses below, manufacturers these days are really pushing... (more)

Lexar beats all competitors to market with highest capacity SD ever: 1TB
01/10, 11:46 EST It's been a spell since Lexar was in the news, basically since they were sold off by Micron to Chinese hardware company Longsys, so it is a welcome sight to read some good news from the storied and somewhat beleaguered brand. Bringing Lexar back... (more)

Setting up a simple high key portrait with only a single light
01/09, 07:00 EST When shooting portraits with artificial light, more doesn't always mean better when it comes to lights. In fact, you can do a lot with only a single light. In the newest episode of OnSet with Daniel Norton, he shows off how to create a high key... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

Nikon Z7 Review
image of the Nikon Z7 digital camera
45.7mp | 2.9x | $3,397
The Nikon Z7 is not only Nikon's first full-frame mirrorless camera, it is also one of the company's best cameras. Given their storied history, that's saying a lot. The Nikon Z7 delivers very good image quality and all-around performance inside a sleek and compact mirrorless camera body. There is room to grow and there are not many native lenses for the Z7 yet, but Nikon's first full-frame mirrorless camera is an excellent one. Read more in our in-depth Nikon Z7 review!


Canon EOS R Review
image of the Canon EOS R digital camera
30.3mp | 4.4x | $2,299
Canon's first full-frame mirrorless camera brings to the table a compact and weather-sealed body, a high-res 30MP sensor, fast Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, and nice 4Kp30 video. There's a lot to like, such as: very good image quality, fast autofocus and sharp native lenses. But the Canon EOS R also stumbles in some areas: sensor performance lags behind competitors, there's no IBIS, frustratingly slow burst shooting with C-AF, and some odd design choices when it comes to controls and ergonomics. The Canon EOS R might not have all the latest bells and whistles nor the most innovative new features, but it is still a solid camera in most regards. Read more in our in-depth Canon EOS R review!


Panasonic GX9 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 digital camera
20.3mp | 5.0x | $898
The Panasonic GX9 is an interesting little camera. It's small, lightweight and does a lot of things well, including image quality, autofocus, and overall performance. But does it replace the GX8 or the GX85? Regardless of which camera it replaces, on its own, the GX9 is a really nice camera. It's compact, it feels nice in the hand, and it takes great photos, right up there with some of the best Micro Four Thirds cameras. And it shoots pleasing 4K video as well as offers a host of nifty 4K Photo shooting modes. It packs a lot into a small package -- exactly what many of us expect from a "Micro" Four Thirds camera -- and for a great price. Read all about it in our Panasonic GX9 review!


Olympus E-M10 III Review
image of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 III digital camera
16.1mp | 3.0x | $599
If you're in the market for an affordable, compact mirrorless camera with great image quality, the Olympus E-M10 III certainly delivers. A couple of quibbles mean that it's not for everyone, but for many less-experienced photographers, this camera offers a big upgrade from your smartphone or compact without breaking the bank. Come find out if you need one now in our in-depth Olympus E-M10 III review!


Panasonic G9 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 digital camera
20.3mp | Non-Zoom | $1,279
The 20-megapixel Panasonic G9 captures high-quality still images across a wide range of situations with fast continuous shooting, pretty good autofocus and with excellent DSLR-like controls. The robust and weather-sealed G9 packs in a lot of compelling features and is a true Panasonic Micro Four Thirds stills photography flagship camera, while also offering good 4K/60p video, and all for a great price. Read more in our in-depth Panasonic G9 Review!


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 | $499
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 | $699
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 | $499
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!


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