Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini: Leaner, Meaner, Faster, Thunderbolt-Equipped

The Drobo family of products are generally respected amongst professionals and tech nerds, but the one complaint was that the dynamic storage arrays were too slow. Drobo listened, and now they're answering back with the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini, two devices designed to handle the most demanding of file transfers. » 6/21/12 5:00am 6/21/12 5:00am

What Is the Best DSLR for Taking Pictures of Robots In the Dark?

The last time we heard from Crisis Lab, they were shooting video of strippers dancing in the dark to test the Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800. Now they're back with another absurdist comparison of the two mammoth DSLRs, closely analyzing how well the beasts photograph in low-light conditions. As before, the video is… » 6/07/12 9:20pm 6/07/12 9:20pm

The Difference Between a Full-Frame Sensor and the Tinier One Inside…

Only the most expensive DSLRs use full-frame sensors—one that's about the same size as a 35mm frame of film. More typical DSLRs, like the Nikon D7000 or Canon T2i use smaller sensors. This video shows what that means. » 10/04/10 2:40pm 10/04/10 2:40pm

Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update Unlocks 1080p Video at 24FPS

Everybody complaining in the 1D Mark IV comment thread that there won't be any more video firmware updates for the 5D Mark II is kinda wrong: Canon is enabling the 24fps and 25fps 1080p video recording that's found on the 7D and 1D Mark IV, bringing it about up to par. Update's due sometime next year, though no… » 10/20/09 9:52am 10/20/09 9:52am