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Editor Feb 15, 2013 1 comments
Do "lab tests" help you make camera buying decisions?
I look at lab tests first to see if I would be at all interested in a camera.
21% (12 votes)
I rely on field tests done by a reliable reporter as most important.
9% (5 votes)
I use both lab and field tests to make buying decisions.
70% (39 votes)
Total votes: 56
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Editor Jan 22, 2013 0 comments
There are many more "mirrorless" type camera introductions than DSLRs these days.
There are advantages to the mirrorless design that are attractive and improvements over a DSLR system.
47% (50 votes)
I still prefer the DSLR viewing system as opposed to electronic or LCD viewfinders.
48% (51 votes)
Affordability is important to me and DSLRs have gotten too expensive, so my next camera might be a mirrorless system.
5% (5 votes)
Total votes: 106
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Editor Dec 11, 2012 0 comments
Editing videos from your camera should be easy—is it?
I find no problem editing videos with my current software.
22% (7 votes)
Editing videos is a challenge that I have yet to overcome.
41% (13 votes)
I need to know more about video editing from my camera.
38% (12 votes)
Total votes: 32
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Editor Nov 17, 2012 0 comments
In our January issue we report that more and more "full frame" cameras are being offered.
I will take a look as full frame sensors are appealing to me for image quality.
47% (46 votes)
My shooting needs do not require working with larger sensors and file sizes.
13% (13 votes)
I would be interested but the price of these cameras holds me back.
40% (39 votes)
Total votes: 98
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Editor Oct 18, 2012 0 comments
There's a strong trend towards fast lenses for both DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
I use fast lenses for low light work and when I want shallow depth of field.
56% (53 votes)
I use high ISO settings and image stabilization, in lenses or in-camera, to enable low light shooting.
18% (17 votes)
For me, it's a question of cost, and I know fast lenses are more expensive, so budget concerns dictate I use image stabilization
26% (25 votes)
Total votes: 95
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Editor Sep 14, 2012 55 comments
A new crop of Android-capable cameras and apps are coming our way.
I'm excited by the idea of being able to download apps right to my camera.
20% (11 votes)
I put image quality at the top of my list and always see that as my first camera and lens priority.
53% (29 votes)
I use an iPhone or Android OS phone for quick sharing and apps and am not interested in having this in my camera as well.
27% (15 votes)
Total votes: 55
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Editor Aug 16, 2012 0 comments
A number of companies offer so-called "tough" weatherproof/waterproof cameras.
I engage in activities that would make it make sense to use one, or I already own one.
73% (56 votes)
I don't usually think about making pictures when I hike, raft, kayak or ski.
9% (7 votes)
I know they are available but they don't deliver the quality I am used to.
18% (14 votes)
Total votes: 77
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Editor Jul 23, 2012 7 comments
Off camera" flash opens the door to many creative lighting setups.
I have worked with radio-controlled or IR controlled flash firing and have found it an exciting way to work.
51% (46 votes)
I need to learn more about this way of controlling flash from the camera.
42% (38 votes)
I rarely if ever work with flash, so this doesn't interest me.
7% (6 votes)
Total votes: 90
Jack Neubart, Editor Jun 18, 2012 Published: May 01, 2012 1 comments
Every year manufacturers and distributors unveil new products at trade show events. They see these shows as the best venues to garner the attention of the gathered members of their industries and to show them their latest wares. In the photo industry this has traditionally been the annual Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Show, which we have always covered. This year that event was subsumed into the larger Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
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Editor Jun 15, 2012 0 comments
New cameras are incorporating more and more processing options "on board." When adding special effects/image processing do you:
Find yourself using more and more in-camera "filters" and processing options.
6% (10 votes)
Shoot the image and then do all your processing later in the computer or pad.
77% (124 votes)
Do some on-board processing but leave the "heavy lifting" to computer software.
17% (27 votes)
Total votes: 161