Canon 7D Mark II: The Longed-Awaited Successor to a Classic DSLR Is Here

Oh my god, it's finally here. The Canon 7D Mark II, probably the most anticipated, rumored, speculated-about camera in years, is ready to make its debut. It's been five years since the original 7D hit shelves in 2009, so you better believe the expectations are high for the Mark II to be the messiah of mid-range DSLRs. » 9/15/14 8:20am 9/15/14 8:20am

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Hands-On: So Hot You Won't Believe It's Mirrorless

The interchangeable-lens OM-D E-M1 is so much camera you won't believe it's mirroress. The E-M1 is the successor to 2010's E-5, the last Olympus camera with a mirror box and an optical viewfinder. I just shot with one of the first units in the world at the Oly launch event in New York, and I'm certain that almost no… » 9/10/13 12:00am 9/10/13 12:00am

Sony A3000: The Cheapest Beginner DSLR Ever (Well, Sorta-DSLR)

Sony's A3000 DLSR is cheap. Super cheap. It costs $400 paired with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. These days, that's more or less the price of an advanced point-and-shoot camera from Canon, and it's considerably cheaper than Sony's badass RX100 II point-and-shoot. So what gives? And what's up with DSLRs? » 8/27/13 12:00am 8/27/13 12:00am

Sony A99 Review: At Long Last a Real Flagship DSLR From Sony

Sony cameras have come a long way over the last few years—to the point that they're competitive with the twin monoliths of Canon and Nikon. The company has accomplished this feat by making gear that's different from other stuff out there. Until now, that success has been limited to point-and-shoots like the RX100 and… » 3/20/13 4:00pm 3/20/13 4:00pm

Sony SLT-A58: A Beginner DSLR for a Beginner Budget

The Sony SLT-A58 is a refresh of last year's pretty darn good A-57 DSLR. It comes with a new 20-megapixel image sensor, and importantly, a refreshing $600 price tag when it's bundled with an 18-55mm lens. But don't let the surging megapixel count and plummeting price tag fool you. We just took the camera for a test… » 2/28/13 4:09pm 2/28/13 4:09pm

Smartphone DSLR Mount Makes Your Phone and Camera an Unstoppable Duo

Smartphones are slowly taking over the point and shoot camera market, but they're far from replacing DSLRs at this point. However, that doesn't mean the two still can't play nice together. The Look Lock lets your smartphone complement your DSLR, even if one is gunning for the other's job. » 2/25/13 8:48am 2/25/13 8:48am

Nikon's Mid-Range D5200 DSLR Finally Comes to America

After bouncing around overseas for a couple of months, Nikon's update to the D5100 DSLR is finally coming to the United States. As with its predecessor, the D5200 is a step-up from Nikon's ultra-beginner model, which these days is the pretty lackluster D3200. Basically, the D5200 has a number of features that the… » 1/07/13 9:00pm 1/07/13 9:00pm