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The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  1 comments

Now that 2016 is done and dusted, we’ve had a chance to look back at all the cameras and lenses we reviewed this past year and have chosen ten of our absolute favorites. 

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Canon is trying to prove that good things can come in small packages with the just announced new PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Film photographers from yesteryear, as well as today’s 35mm hipsters, have eagerly awaited Yashica’s triumphant return to the digital era with a widely teased camera promising “a journey to the truth.” But now that the camera is here, it’s a major letdown—at least for me..

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony took the wraps off the RX10 IV today, a digital camera with a massive built-in superzoom lens and a frame rate that’s twice as fast as even some of the speediest professional DSLRs

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers rely on their camera’s sophisticated metering system to provide the “correct” exposure for the scene at hand. While this approach works well under a wide variety of lighting conditions, there are times when even the smartest camera can be fooled.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  1 comments

When the previously unknown and aptly named company Light unveiled their L16 “Multi-Aperture Computational Camera” back in October, 2015, the device was heralded as a pocket-size technological wonder that would compete with modern DSLRs in a number of ways. And now, after several upgrades and delays, the L16 is finally shipping to pre-order customers.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  1 comments

I recently received a ruggedized WG-50 compact camera from Ricoh and immediately embarked upon a challenging, thorny photographic adventure—the likes of which you can’t imagine. I emerged with just a few scratches—although it does look like I’ve lost some blood. I can’t reveal the location of this treacherous place for fear that others might be tempted to defy this danger—but I can tell you this much: it’s no bed of roses.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon unveiled the new Coolpix W300 this morning, a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof point-and-shoot camera designed to capture and share images and 4K UHD video easily.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Ruggedized, submergible digicams are popular among travel and adventure photographers that want a compact camera they can use underwater or in wet, dusty conditions. The Ricoh WG-50 is a versatile new model that’s great for all your summer adventures from the mountains and desert to the sea.

Dan Havlik  |  May 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Olympus just announced the new Olympus Tough TG-5 compact underwater camera, which boasts a speedy f/2.0 lens for low light shooting.

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Who needs a pocket-sized 5-megapixel camera these days? Well, what if it’s one that you can assemble yourself from a kit that only costs $130?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Panasonic just unveiled the tiny Lumix DC-TZ90 super zoom camera that delivers plenty of power in a remarkably small package. Ideal as a do-everything travel camera, the tiny TZ90 boasts a 30X optical zoom equivalent to 24-720mm in the 35mm format.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Canon announced some new photo goodies this morning: the PowerShot SX730 Compact Camera with a 40x zoom (24-960mm equivalent), and the Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens, which has built-in Macro Lites on the sides of the lens.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers think of “golden hour” as prime time for capturing stunning sunrises and sunsets, and know it’s important to get there early to set up their shot. But as you’ll see in the video below, the sweet early morning and late day light also provides a great opportunity for portraits.

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