This Is the Gear Used to Take Obama's New Official Portrait

Obama's has a new portrait to kick off his second term as POTUS, and it is an exercise in pure and simple portrait photography. Here is a rundown of what photographer Pete Souza used to snap the soon-to-be iconic pic. »1/18/13 11:25am1/18/13 11:25am

If you look closely at the reflection in Obama's eyes, it looks as if Souza used two umbrellas…

The Incredibly Detailed Art of Benchmarking the Canon 5D Mark III

Every time a camera comes out, nerds keep a close watch on DxO Labs to see how the image sensor will measure up to others in the camera benchmarker's battery of tests. DxO just released its ratings for the most anticipated camera in years: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III. CNET was there to document the whole process. »4/20/12 3:40pm4/20/12 3:40pm

Canon 5D Mark III Partial Teardown: Don't Try This At Home

After playing with the Canon 5D Mark III for the last few weeks, we've safely concluded that this is easily one of the best cameras to come out in years. Still, we're always down to learn more. Our friends at are giving us our first look at the camera's guts, revealing it's intelligent compact… »4/12/12 9:37am4/12/12 9:37am

Canon EOS 5D Mark III: Video Chompin, Darkness Slaying, Digital Single Reflex Camera Pr0n BRING IT

Nearly five years ago, the Canon 5D Mark II changed cameras forever by turning video into a DSLR feature. It became the darling of indie filmmakers, war photographers and anyone in between who had a need for incredibly convenient, visually distinctive moving pictures. It still is. But it's about to get one-upped.… »3/02/12 12:00am3/02/12 12:00am