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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 22, 2019  |  4 comments

Every zealous photographer I know would enjoy owning a compact camera that has a large sensor, full manual options and available Raw format. Throw in a wide-angle lens, great performance in high ISO/low light situations and a size that fits in your pocket and you have a winner anyone would relish. That brings us to the Fujifilm XF10. Or does it? I had a chance to use one for an extended period. Read my evaluation in this review.

Joe Farace  |  Oct 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Fuji's FinePix S100FS (Film Simulation) is an electronic viewfinder digicam that's designed to produce film-like images at the point of capture. How it does it is not all that different than a D-SLR set on Picture Styles or similar, but the S100FS does this with menu items with such magical names as Provia and Velvia, Fujifilm's renowned slide emulsions. Overlooked...

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2014  |  0 comments

Fujifilm was showing off its new toys at photokina today and we got some hands-on time with these latest X-series cameras and lenses. Initially announced on September 10th, the Fujifilm X100T and XT-1 Graphite Silver cameras, and Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF56mm F1.2 R APD lenses continue to build on Fuji’s compact and retro-style (Fuji would say “classic" style) X-Series line.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 25, 2018  |  1 comments

Zeiss made a big splash at the photokina show in Cologne, Germany last month when it announced the Zeiss ZX1, a compact camera with a Zeiss-designed, 37.4MP full-frame sensor. Today at the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City, Zeiss officially took the wraps off the camera by displaying prototypes of the ZX1 for the first time.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2016  |  0 comments

OK, we admit it: We’re so enthralled by the insane 83X focal range of Nikon’s Coolpix P900 superzoom camera that every so often we have to post a demo video, just because. With its amazing built-in 24-2000mm lens, the P900 is impossible to beat if you want to travel light and have compositional options galore.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Leica turned some heads today with the unveiling of their new Sofort instant camera—a compact, stylish model with an array of both automatic and manual features and a choice of color and black-and-white instant film.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon turned heads last night when it unveiled the Coolpix P1000, an all-in-one “bridge” camera with a whopping, 125x built-in lens with a 24-3000mm optical zoom range. While photos and videos shot with the P1000 have emerged, hands-on evaluations of this stratospheric zoom camera have been few and far between so far.

Peter K. Burian  |  Nov 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Notes On Our Tests
This month-long test was not intended as a scientific experiment for drawing definitive conclusions about all of the technical aspects involved. That would require testing numerous cameras--of all brands--under strictly controlled conditions and using high-tech equipment for image-quality analyses.

Because we were...

Seth Shostak  |  Sep 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Remember when Paul Simon crooned, “Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away”? That classic film may have given you nice bright colors, but only on sunny days. In its early incarnations, Kodachrome’s film speed—its sensitivity—was 10, or slower than Homer Simpson.

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.

George Schaub  |  Sep 01, 2010  |  1 comments

Touted as being shock-resistant, dustproof, freezeproof, and waterproof, the Casio EXILIM EX-G1 camera would seem to be ideal for those who want to take their camera through such extreme conditions without concern.

Gary Pageau  |  Sep 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Instant photography is enjoying a resurgence among both young snapshooters and even some pros, with several makers — from established brands to startups — offering cameras and films to scratch that instant itch. Most photo buffs know the Polaroid story; how the company went bankrupt and is now operating as essentially a brand licensing company putting the Polaroid name on everything from TVs to Blu-Ray players to tablets to, yes, cameras and film. 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Apropos of the old adage that, “The best camera is the one you have with you,” the video below explores a question a lot of photographers have been asking; namely, do you really need a high-end compact camera if you own a state-of-the-art camera phone?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in 2005, before Sony launched their Alpha line of interchangeable-lens digital cameras, they introduced the very unusual DSC-R1 “bridge” camera, which offered a highly regarded zoom lens, a wide ISO range of 160-3200, and an APS-C 10.3 MP CMOS sensor. The camera even featured a two-inch swiveling and rotating LCD, which was a pretty big deal in 2005.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 16, 2014  |  0 comments

After unveiling its controversial M Edition 60 digital rangefinder with no LCD screen on back, Leica went further back in time this morning while debuting the M-A, a new, mechanical rangefinder that uses film.

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