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Fujifilm X-T100 First Shots: The most affordable X-T camera to date hits our laboratory Featured Story
06/23, 07:57 EDT We've long appreciated Fujifilm's ability to deliver the goods in the image quality department, both from models sporting their X-Trans sensor as well as from their X-A line using the more traditional Bayer filter sensors. Now they've... (more)

Firmware Friday: Firmware updates aplenty from Canon, Sigma and Sony, plus Fuji software too! Featured Story
06/22, 23:18 EDT Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is mostly a tale of one company, as Canon dominates proceedings with no less than five video cameras and four reference displays either receiving new firmware in the past seven days, or slated... (more)

Canon EOS M50 Field Test: Canon’s first 4K-capable mirrorless camera offers a lot for a low price Featured Story
06/21, 16:30 EDT Click here to read my Canon EOS M50 Field Test Canon's latest mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M50, is their first M-series camera to offer 4K UHD video. That's not its only headlining feature, the camera also has a Vari-angle touchscreen,... (more)

Fujifilm X-T100 First Shots: The most affordable X-T camera to date hits our laboratory Featured Story
06/23, 07:57 EDT We've long appreciated Fujifilm's ability to deliver the goods in the image quality department, both from models sporting their X-Trans sensor as well as from their X-A line using the more traditional Bayer filter sensors. Now they've released the... (more)

Firmware Friday: Firmware updates aplenty from Canon, Sigma and Sony, plus Fuji software too! Featured Story
06/22, 23:18 EDT Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is mostly a tale of one company, as Canon dominates proceedings with no less than five video cameras and four reference displays either receiving new firmware in the past seven days, or slated to do so... (more)

Canon EOS M50 Field Test: Canon’s first 4K-capable mirrorless camera offers a lot for a low price Featured Story
06/21, 16:30 EDT Click here to read my Canon EOS M50 Field Test Canon's latest mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M50, is their first M-series camera to offer 4K UHD video. That's not its only headlining feature, the camera also has a Vari-angle touchscreen, a built-in... (more)

Enjoying the peace of an evening out in the field with nature photographer Morten Hilmer
06/21, 13:00 EDT Nature photographer Morten Hilmer warns to always expect the unexpected when out in nature and in the video below, we can see why. While stalking deer in a full camouflaged setup, an evening which began as uneventful became a very full and exciting... (more)

Phase One improves their iXG cultural heritage camera system with new features
06/21, 07:00 EDT Last spring, we covered Phase One's announcement of their iXG Camera System, which is designed specifically for cultural heritage digitization. For example, the system is ideal for preserving important cultural and historical documents and images.... (more)

Skylum Software announces Aurora HDR 2018 1.2, promising improved features and performance
06/20, 13:00 EDT Skylum Software has updated their popular HDR-editing software, Aurora HDR 2018, to version 1.2. The latest update promises dramatically increased performance. On MacOS, Aurora HDR 2018 promises to be up to twice as fast as the previous version. For... (more)

Lensrentals compares the best ultra wide zoom lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Sony
06/20, 11:30 EDT When looking for a full-frame ultra wide angle zoom lens, there are more options than ever before, thanks to recent offerings from Sigma and Sony. Over at Lensrentals, the team compared and contrasted four ultra wide zoom lenses: the stalwarts, the... (more)

Easy portrait editing in Adobe Lightroom
06/20, 10:00 EDT Professional photographer Denice Duff is back for another video for Advancing Your Photography. In the video below, Duff discusses the popular photo editing app Adobe Lightroom and offers tips on how to quickly and easily edit portraits. Duff goes... (more)

Pentax K-1 II First Shots: Sample images from Ricoh’s second-generation full-frame DSLR
06/19, 17:10 EDT Click here to see our Pentax K-1 II First Shots Back in 2016, amidst rumors, demands and a long wait, Ricoh's first full-frame DSLR arrived in the Pentax K-1. Sporting a big 36MP CMOS sensor, impressive weather-sealing, unique features and a very... (more)

The challenges of creating a portfolio-worthy landscape image
06/19, 15:00 EDT Thomas Heaton has over a quarter of a million subscribers to his YouTube channel, he has tons of Instagram followers and he regularly travels the world capturing photos. It'd be easy to think that this means he's always capturing amazing,... (more)

Sigma announces five Art lenses now shipping for Sony E-mount
06/19, 11:30 EDT Earlier this year, Sigma announced that they would start releasing Art lenses for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. The first batch of these lenses are now shipping. In total, there are five Sigma Art lenses shipping now for Sony E-mount: The Sigma... (more)

Lightroom Classic CC update: Adobe adds user-requested features, speed improvements and more
06/19, 09:00 EDT Lightroom CC isn't the only version of Lightroom receiving attention today, Lightroom Classic CC also has some new quality-of-life updates. Adobe has heard customer feedback, photographers want faster and more stable performance and workflow... (more)

Adobe Lightroom CC updates: More connected, LR CC continues to improve cloud-based photo editing
06/19, 09:00 EDT Following last year's release of Lightroom CC, Adobe's cloud-based Lightroom software, the company has been hard at work bringing its feature set closer to the desktop version, Lightroom Classic CC. There are numerous advantages to a cloud-based... (more)

Adobe’s Project Rush promises to be a major turning point for video editing, introduces true cross-platform parity
06/19, 09:00 EDT Adobe has announced a new project that some video editors have been waiting years to see. Dubbed "Project Rush," it is a brand new video product that has the power to change everything about editing films. For me, it is a project that is finally a... (more)

The HP ZBook x2 may be heavy and look funny, but it’s got a lot of great features for working photographers
06/18, 16:40 EDT Though it's not going to win any beauty pageants, after a few months of using the HP ZBook x2 I have to say... it's one of the better PCs I have come across if you're specifically looking to edit photos or if you are a graphic designer. I use the... (more)

Five ways to simplify your landscape photography and tell a more compelling story
06/18, 16:00 EDT It's a common phrase not only in photography, but in many facets of life, that you ought to keep things simple. It's good advice but how can you implement it into your landscape photography? Adam Karnacz with First Man Photography has produced a new... (more)

“Pro performance, priced right:” Rokinon announces full-frame AF 85mm f/1.4 portrait prime for Canon EF
06/18, 12:45 EDT Following last week's announcement of the AF 24mm f/2.8 lens for Sony E, Rokinon has announced a new full-frame portrait prime for Canon EF mount, the AF 85mm f/1.4. The lens is designed to be vivid, sharp and bright while delivering optical quality... (more)

Rokinon announces “Big Mini” autofocus 24mm f/2.8 full-frame prime for Sony E-mount
06/18, 11:45 EDT Last week, Rokinon -- maker of lenses which aim to offer pro performance at a good value -- announced the AF 24mm f/2.8 full frame lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Dubbed "The Big Mini," the 24mm (36mm on Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras such as the... (more)

Learning landscape photography: Thomas Heaton’s great guide to planning & shooting landscapes
06/16, 06:00 EDT Photographer Thomas Heaton has a new video covering a wide range of tips and tricks for capturing better landscape photos. Let's get right into it with the first topic, the weather. You've really got to check weather forecasts in advance. While... (more)

Firmware Friday: New features for Fuji H1 and T2; Improvements for Sigma lenses and strobes too
06/15, 20:38 EDT Our Firmware Friday roundup returns bringing news this week from three companies: Fujifilm, Nikon and Sigma. There are a fair few cameras in the mix, including both the Fuji X-H1 and T2, several of Nikon's Coolpix A-series cameras and the W300, plus... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

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 | $3,198
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!


Canon 6D Mark II Review
image of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II digital camera
26.2mp | $1,599
With a new 26-megapixel sensor and the latest DIGIC 7 image processor, the Canon 6D Mark II does a lot to improve upon the original 6D. Add in the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, enhanced viewfinder autofocus and a tilt/swivel touchscreen, and the 6D II is a very good all-around full-frame DSLR. However, its dynamic range performance is underwhelming and 4K video is absent. Does the Canon 6D II live up to its legacy? Find out in our Canon 6D Mark II Review!


Sony A9 Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 digital camera
24.2mp | Non-Zoom | $4,198
A flagship, professional-class full-frame mirrorless camera is here! The Sony A9 aims to dethrone the DSLR as the go-to choice for pro sports and action photographers. Sporting a new 24MP stacked sensor, a super-fast processor, and burst speeds up to 20fps with C-AF, the A9 is extremely fast and accurate. Image quality is excellent, and its burst rate and C-AF chops are some of the best we've ever seen. With a rugged build, better battery, more controls, and a price that undercuts flagship cams from Canon and Nikon, the Sony A9 looks promising all around. Time will tell if pros make the switch, but we think they should definitely consider it. Read more in our in-depth Sony A9 Review!


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