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Photographer earns his wings, while Canon claims yet another clean sweep Featured Story
04/25, 13:34 EDT It was bound to happen sooner or later... a photographer would capture and submit a photograph of the storied Blue Angels team of jet aircraft, one that would propel itself to the top spot in our photo contest. Photographer Gary Schacker... (more)

3 tips for processing and editing wildlife photos in Lightroom
04/26, 15:00 EDT Wildlife photography is certainly challenging when out in the field, but you're not done right when you capture a nice shot. How should you best process your wildlife images? Photographer and educator Anthony Morganti has a new video sharing his top... (more)

Drones and landscapes: Behind the scenes in Iceland with Mads Peter Iversen
04/26, 12:30 EDT Photographer Mads Peter Iversen has recently been in Iceland and he's got a gorgeous 4K video to prove it. In his latest video, Iversen shows off awesome drone footage and some fantastic landscape locations throughout northeastern Iceland, including... (more)

Photo editing: When is it cheating to edit your photos?
04/26, 10:30 EDT In their latest episode of the Picture This!, podcast, Tony and Chelsea Northrup discuss photo editing. Is it cheating? This topic comes up a lot. Some people are under the impression that by editing your photos, you are somehow misrepresenting... (more)

PolarPro launches new QuartzLine filter series aimed at professional photographers and videographers
04/25, 15:00 EDT Earlier this month, PolarPro released a new line of filters, QuartzLine. The QuartzLine filter line is PolarPro's first foray into professional photography and cinematography. The company has previously focused its efforts on filters for drones and... (more)

Photographer earns his wings, while Canon claims yet another clean sweep Featured Story
04/25, 13:34 EDT It was bound to happen sooner or later... a photographer would capture and submit a photograph of the storied Blue Angels team of jet aircraft, one that would propel itself to the top spot in our photo contest. Photographer Gary Schacker is the one... (more)

Editing a backlit image in Adobe Lightroom with Sony Artisan Chris Orwig
04/25, 12:00 EDT Shooting backlit images is tricky, but the results can be great. However, to help you get great results, sometimes you need a little photo editing magic. In the video below, Sony Artisan Chris Orwig shows us how to utilize Lightroom and its Split... (more)

All about the new Adobe Profiles: What they are and how to create your own
04/25, 09:30 EDT Earlier this month, Adobe released a massive update to their Lightroom software which added numerous new features, but the biggest was likely the new Profiles system. To help shed some light on Profiles, Adobe has released a new blog post which... (more)

How to set up and use an off-camera flash in only 3 minutes
04/24, 17:00 EDT Photographer Manny Ortiz utilizes off-camera flash for many of his portraits. For photographers new to flash and off-camera flash in particular, it can be daunting to try to get everything set up and working correctly to produce the desired... (more)

Tripods and accessories for wildlife and landscape photography
04/24, 14:00 EDT Nature and wildlife photographer Steve Perry uses tripods a lot, whether he is shooting landscape or wildlife photography. He is frequently asked by viewers about his tripods, so he decided to do a video to discuss his gear, setup and when he uses... (more)

First E-mount film camera: Photographer has designed and built an open-source analog camera
04/24, 10:00 EDT It's not unusual for someone to adapt an older film lens to their Sony mirrorless camera. There are many such adapters suited to the task and the flexibility of the E-mount system is well-noted. However, what about mounting modern E-mount lenses to... (more)

Overpowering or complementing the sun using artificial light
04/24, 07:00 EDT As the days get longer in the northern hemisphere, that means that the sun will be higher in the sky for longer periods of time, leading to more powerful and harsher light for outdoor shooting. How can you overpower the sun with flash (or monolight)... (more)

Tips and tricks for flying your drone in tight woodland spaces
04/23, 17:00 EDT One of the things that makes photographer Adam Gibbs' behind the scenes videos so good is that he mixes in awesome drone footage to showcase the scenes he explores. It makes sense then that he would be a great resource for tips about using... (more)

Should you photograph popular locations? Nigel Danson approaches a commonly-shot lighthouse
04/23, 15:00 EDT Fortunately for photographers, there are a lot of very picturesque locations to capture beautiful images. On the other hand, many of them have been very frequently photographed. It can be difficult to get excited about shooting something that has... (more)

Fuji X-A5 First Shots: Perhaps the best image quality we’ve seen yet for $600
04/23, 14:55 EDT Fujifilm has been very successful at making cameras with excellent image quality, and that's been the case throughout their ILC line from the entry-level X-A series all the way up to the recent medium-format GFX-50s. Their latest entry-level model,... (more)

How to bracket and combine exposures when you don’t have graduated neutral density filters
04/23, 12:30 EDT Photographer Andrew Marr doesn't specialize in lighthouse photography, but when he was visiting Augusta in the southwest of Australia, he had a good opportunity for lighthouse photography. The only problem was that the exposure range in the scene... (more)

Micro Four Thirds versus full-frame camera for macro photography: Pros and cons of each system
04/23, 10:30 EDT When considering many different types of photography, there are pros and cons to every available sensor size. Full-frame cameras typically deliver the best image quality but they are often more expensive and the cameras and lenses are larger and... (more)

Matching color between images using curves and LAB in Adobe Photoshop
04/23, 07:00 EDT Have you ever been working on an image and thought, "I really want to take this color and apply it to another photo I'm working?" If so, now you can using curves and LAB mode in Photoshop. Photographer and educator Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE If... (more)

Fantastic flags: An uncommon and useful modifier used to change quantity and quality of light
04/22, 09:00 EDT While there are a lot of common and purpose-built light modifiers, such as umbrellas, softboxes and reflectors, there are also a lot of other modifiers you can use that are less common, including a flag. In his newest video, Jay P. Morgan with The... (more)

Reviewing the picturesque Lake District in England
04/21, 07:00 EDT Recently, photographer Thomas Heaton started a new video series, A Photographer's View, in which he discusses and reviews different landscape photography destinations he's visited. His first video discussed a specific area of Iceland and his second... (more)

Firmware Friday: Bug fixes for Nikon P900, W300; Ricoh G800SE; Sony A7 III, FS5 and NXCAM NX5R
04/20, 23:54 EDT Firmware Friday returns for another week with a relatively compact list of updates this time around. In the past seven days, we've learned of a couple of firmware updates for Nikon's Coolpix-series cameras, some new software for the Ricoh... (more)

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Latest Camera Reviews

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 | $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 | $429
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 | $1,899
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!

Nikon D7500 Review
image of the Nikon D7500 digital camera
20.9mp | 5.0x | $1,147
It's no longer the DX-format flagship, but the Nikon D7500 is nevertheless an extremely capable camera, and comes with a pricetag that's much more affordable than the D500, despite including the same imaging pipeline and many of the same features. Its light and comfortable carbon fiber body packs in serious performance and great image quality, but should a few feature subtractions sway you in favor of its flagship sibling? Find out now in our in-depth Nikon D7500 Review!

YI M1 Review
image of the YI M1 digital camera
20.2mp | 3.3x | $499
The Chinese made-and-designed YI M1 (or YI Camera) offers a quality, name-brand Four Thirds-format Sony Exmor sensor and a broadly-supported Micro Four Thirds lens mount at a jaw-dropping sub-$300 pricetag, and that's with a 12-40mm kit lens. So is there a catch, and if so what is it? You can find the answer to this and plenty else besides in our YI M1 Review!

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