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We take a look at the Nikon Z6’s video quality (hint: it looks really good!) Featured Story
11/15, 11:50 EST See our Nikon Z6 Video Quality First Impressions Last week we had the opportunity to shoot with the new Nikon Z6 for the first time, and aside from a huge gallery of sample images you can peruse, we also captured a lot of video with... (more)

Black Friday Camera Deals for 2018 - updated daily!
11/15, 13:11 EST Black Friday 2018 is on its way! This year, the day which officially marks the start of the holiday shopping season falls on Friday, November 23rd. And as usual, we're happy to bring you our annual roundup of all of the best camera deals we've... (more)

The Nikon Z6 will be available this Friday for $1999 (so get in line!)
11/14, 11:57 EST The Nikon Z6 will become available for purchase on Friday November 16 at a very competitive price of $1999 for the body-only. Though we are still testing this camera and formulating our thoughts on it, if you're curious what you can expect from it,... (more)

We take a look at the Nikon Z6’s video quality (hint: it looks really good!) Featured Story
11/15, 11:50 EST See our Nikon Z6 Video Quality First Impressions Last week we had the opportunity to shoot with the new Nikon Z6 for the first time, and aside from a huge gallery of sample images you can peruse, we also captured a lot of video with the camera.... (more)

ON1 Photo RAW 2019 available now: Faster workflow, improved raw processing and much more
11/14, 13:00 EST ON1 has released their brand-new ON1 Photo RAW 2019 photo editing software. This subscription-free editor includes many new features, including a faster workflow, integrated layer support, AI-powered Lightroom migration tools and much more. Let’s... (more)

Nik Collection by DxO 2018 updated to version 1.1, includes improved compatibility and stability
11/14, 09:00 EST In 2017, DxO announced that the French imaging solutions company had acquired the Nik Collection and all associated technologies from Google, who had long let the popular plug-in suite go largely ignored. For many photographers, the lack of updates... (more)

The hard mix blend mode in Photoshop is worth a second look
11/13, 15:30 EST If you’re experienced with Photoshop, you likely know that the software has many different kinds of blend modes, all producing different results and offering varied capabilities. However, even very advanced users often find several blend modes which... (more)

Irene Rudnyk’s top 10 Photoshop tips and tricks for editing and retouching portraits
11/13, 11:00 EST Portrait photographer and educator Irene Rudnyk has a lot of excellent photography and photo editing tutorials on her YouTube channel. In addition to her varied skillset, she has also dialed in an efficient and effective portrait-editing workflow.... (more)

Learning Adobe Lightroom CC: Comparing Lightroom CC’s features against Lightroom Classic
11/13, 07:00 EST Last year, Adobe introduced a new desktop photo editor, Lightroom CC, which is a simpler, more streamlined version of Lightroom. The original Lightroom has since been rebranded as Lightroom Classic CC. Compared to Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC... (more)

How to whiten teeth and remove dark circles underneath eyes quickly and easily using Photoshop
11/12, 19:00 EST We’ve all seen portraits where the subject has teeth so white and bright that they look like they’re glowing. It’s unrealistic but also a little tricky to avoid if you aren’t being careful during retouching. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect has created... (more)

Two Minute Tips: How to use a color checker to get accurate color in every shot
11/12, 15:00 EST In last week’s episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman, we learned about using a gray card to nail your exposure, particularly in situations where a camera’s metering system can come up short. This week, Bergman is focused on color,... (more)

Making a splash: Tips for capturing stunning splash photos using the MIOPS Splash Kit
11/12, 11:00 EST With the help of photographer and educator Jay P. Morgan and the team at The Slanted Lens, you can learn to capture beautiful splash photography photos using various lighting techniques and with the aid of the MIOPS Splash Kit. The splash kit is an... (more)

Want a different angle for earning prize money in our photography contest? Just aim for a certain day!
11/11, 07:42 EST Our Photo of the Day contest is a terrific way to hone your skills as a photographer and get recognized for your hard work out in the field. It’s also a great way to earn prize money that can be put towards that next awesome lens you’ve been... (more)

Taking total control over your black and white photography in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
11/09, 13:00 EST Black and white photography is far more than simply lowering the saturation of your images. In film days, you could use different filters on your lens to create different looks to your black and white images, making certain colors brighter or... (more)

Nikon Z6 Gallery Images: Real-world sample photos straight from the Sunshine State!
11/09, 12:50 EST Click here to see our Nikon Z6 Image Gallery Earlier this week, we shared our First Shots series of lab sample images from the new Nikon Z6, but I've now had a chance to take this new 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera out into the field and bring... (more)

Review: The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is the Best Drone Ever Made
11/08, 11:45 EST I urge you to watch our video review of the Mavic 2 Pro, because just talking about it without seeing its capabilities doesn't really do justice to it. Once you are done watching it, I can't imagine many of you are going to argue with me when I say... (more)

Thrifty Thursday: Canon, Nikon & Sony deals including Sony A7 II with 28-70mm lens for under $1,000
11/08, 10:00 EST As the holidays get closer, the deals around the web continue to get better. Today, we have an assortment of deals covering cameras and lenses from Canon, Nikon and Sony, plus a nice deal on Wacom tablets, if you are interested in improving your... (more)

Interview: Sony’s Kenji Tanaka on why Sony doesn’t worry about competitors, plus AI and AF
11/08, 06:00 EST I had a chance to catch up with Sony's Kenji Tanaka at the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany back at the end of September, and have finally managed to get the transcript of that interview into shape to share with our readers. (Huge... (more)

Add realistic sun rays to your images using the built-in sun rays filter in Skylum Luminar
11/07, 10:30 EST In an ideal world, when you wanted sun rays in a landscape image, nature would provide the perfect conditions. However, it rarely works out that way out in the field. Fortunately, with photo editing software, it is possible to accentuate natural sun... (more)

Advanced tips and tricks for Adobe Photoshop CC with Julieanne Kost
11/07, 07:00 EST At Adobe MAX 2018, Adobe evangelist, photographer and educator Julieanne Kost held a session covering many advanced tips and tricks for Photoshop CC. You can see additional sessions from Adobe MAX 2018 by clicking here. In the video below, Kost... (more)

Content-Aware Fill in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019: How to get the most from the revamped tool
11/06, 13:00 EST In the recent release of Adobe Photoshop, which is called Photoshop CC 2019, there was a big update to a tool called “content-aware fill.” In his newest video going in depth with Photoshop CC 2019, Colin Smith of PhotoshopCAFE breaks down the... (more)

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Latest Camera Reviews

Panasonic GX9 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 digital camera
20.3mp | 5.0x | $998
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 | $1,298
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 | $1,898
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 | $549
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 | $749
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 | $799
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 | $799
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 | $546
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!

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