Fujifilm XF1 Review: Clever Design That Will Drive You Crazy

Turning a dummy's point-and-shoot camera into a more advanced shooter with manual controls is a challenging design problem. Cameras like Canon's S90 nailed it a while ago. But is there a different way to get it right? Maybe! The Fujifilm XF1 certainly tries, with entirely new solution in a handsome package. It's cool.… » 12/04/12 4:00pm 12/04/12 4:00pm

GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition Review: Yes, It's the Best (Updated)

Yes, it's action cam season. Sony's entered the market, Contour has updated its line with the Contour+2. But what about the latest from the brand that's come to define the category—the Kleenex of action cams, if you will? » 11/28/12 3:37pm 11/28/12 3:37pm

Olympus E-PL5 Review: Top-Notch Guts in an Awkward Body

Olympus has seen great success in the mirrorless camera world with its PEN series. The line's latest iteration is the E-PL5, a micro 4/3 camera that shares a few details with its more expensive brother, the OMD-EM5. It shoots beautifully—what's the catch? » 11/19/12 3:05pm 11/19/12 3:05pm

Sony NEX-5R Review: A Great Camera with a Few Missing Pieces

Over the last year, Sony's NEX cameras have been our favorite of the compact, mirrorless lot. They just handle so well. And on a small camera with big DSLR flexibility, the way you hold, adjust, and operate it makes a huge difference. » 11/13/12 1:00pm 11/13/12 1:00pm

Canon S110 Review: The Best Camera You Can Fit in Your Pocket

The Canon S110 is the most refined little pocket camera Canon has ever made. The core design of the S110 remains unchanged from previous iterations. But with a little streamlining and some key new features, it's inched one step closer to perfection. Are you looking for the highest quality possible in a small… » 10/19/12 3:45pm 10/19/12 3:45pm

Panasonic Lumix G5 Review: Small, Mirrorless, Lots of Control

With all the retro-styled mirrorless cameras today, the traditional DSLR form factor seems relegated to nothing but, well, DSLRs. The Panasonic G5 is a mirrorless camera clinging hard to the classic DSLR mold. But it's smaller—and much cheaper. » 10/16/12 2:40pm 10/16/12 2:40pm

Panasonic Lumix LX7 Review: A Lovely Point-and-Shoot For Control Freaks

Anyone in the market for a top point-and-shoot camera is probably deciding between Canon's S100 and Sony's RX100. But Panasonic is back in the game with the Lumix LX7, a sequel to one of the top shooters of 2010, the wildly popular LX5. Does Panasonic's latest have what it takes to beat these pocket titans? » 10/10/12 4:55pm 10/10/12 4:55pm

Sigma DP2 Merrill Review: Clumsy Body, Beautiful Sensor

Sigma is better known for its camera lenses than its cameras. But the company also makes a ridiculously strong imaging technology—the semi-legendary Foveon X3 image sensor. The Sigma DP2 Merrill is Sigma's latest attempt to mobilize this sensor in a camera. Can it crush? » 10/09/12 11:20am 10/09/12 11:20am

Contour+2 Review: Sweet Images, Sloppy Mounts

Think of an action cam, and the name GoPro probably comes to mind. But there are a lot of alternates to consider, as a recent action cam Battlemodo proved. One brand, Contour, has always been just a step away from gaining GoPro-style notoriety. The recently announced Contour+2 might change that. » 10/04/12 12:40pm 10/04/12 12:40pm

Nikon D600 Review: Images This Spectacular Have Never Been So Cheap

Earlier this year, we fell in love with the Nikon D800. How could you not? It's a 36.6-megapixel hulk of a professional camera. But if you don't have $3000 lying around, too bad. » 9/25/12 4:18pm 9/25/12 4:18pm

Canon T4i Review: The Best Budget DSLR Is Kind of a Bummer

More than two years ago, the Canon T2i set the standard for beginner DSLRs. The camera proved, for $1000, that you could get beautiful photos and slick HD video. It was incredibly popular, as was Canon's 2011 follow-up, the T3i. » 9/04/12 3:40pm 9/04/12 3:40pm

Pentax K-30 Review: Tough Body, Sensitive Soul

A DSLR camera in the $1,000 range isn't usually as quick and rugged Pentax K-30. That solid performance inside a well-built shell has had us excited since we first got our hands on its weather-sealed body. This camera is clearly the competitor to Canon's new T4i—can its photos and videos hold up? » 8/13/12 3:40pm 8/13/12 3:40pm

Zoom Q2HD Review: Nice Mic, Forgettable Video

Zoom makes some fine audio recording equipment—not the best in the industry, but generally a fantastic value. Now, with the Q2HD, the company has added video recording capability to a nice handheld field microphone. Is it going to make you the next Ron Burgundy? » 8/09/12 6:20pm 8/09/12 6:20pm

Fuji FinePix XP170 Camera Review: At Least It's Waterproof

It's been the summer of the rugged, waterproof point-and-shoot camera, and there have been some really good ones. Fuji wants in on the rough and tough action, but can it hang with the others? We beat it up to find out. » 8/07/12 4:20pm 8/07/12 4:20pm

Sony RX100 Review: This Camera Singlehandedly Makes Point-and-Shoots…

When the Sony RX100 was announced, its one-inch sensor and f/1.8 aperture seemed too good to be true. Near-DSLR power packed into a body the size of a compact point-and-shoot camera? What's the catch? » 8/03/12 1:00pm 8/03/12 1:00pm

Canon PowerShot D20 Review: Tough Camera, Weak Performance

Last month we tested the best rugged, waterproof cameras and picked a winner. "But what about the new Canon?" everyone screamed. Fear not. The PowerShot D20 went through some cruel testing over the past couple of weeks. Could it live up? Could it live, period? » 7/20/12 12:00pm 7/20/12 12:00pm

Samsung NX20 Review: Great Photos, But Worth the Money and Irritation?

Over the last couple of years, Samsung's compact, semi-pro cameras have started getting really good. Or they take great photos, anyway. But they've been hindered by annoying little details that make you go ARRRRGH. » 7/19/12 4:00pm 7/19/12 4:00pm

Nikon D3200 Lightning Review: Where Were You Two Years Ago?

It's hard to name a good reason to buy a budget DSLR now. You can get virtually all of the same features—lenses, image quality, manual controls—from a smaller, more portable mirrorless camera. So how does the Nikon D3200 fit into today's camera market? » 7/02/12 2:20pm 7/02/12 2:20pm

The Best Action Camera

Action cams have always sounded great. Just strap them to a bike, a surfboard, a car, or a helmet, and record a ride from the daredevil's POV. Now they're getting fancy, with full 1080p HD recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. So which is the right one to capture your classic runs and epic wipeouts? » 6/20/12 2:00pm 6/20/12 2:00pm

The Best Rugged, Waterproof Camera

Tough, waterproof point-and-shoot cameras are supposed to be awesome. Small enough to fit in your pocket. Submersible to depths of 40 feet. Able to survive drops from heights above a man's head. » 6/07/12 10:00am 6/07/12 10:00am