Cameras

Dedicated to all things camera-related including DSLRs, mirrorless, point-n-shoots and action cameras. If it shoots photos or video, we will likely review it. Capturing life's important moments is the goal of many consumers and we'll help you best achieve this.

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SmallHD 702 Bright Field Monitor Review

SmallHD's 702 Bright is a high-end field monitor with a daylight viewable FHD display. For those involved in the world of video and cinematography, a field monitor is one of the most trusted tools of the trade. Relying on an external, high-resolution screen for tasks like pulling focus, checking white balance, monitoring exposure or framing

7 Of Most Expensive DSLR/Mirrorless Photography Cameras – October 2015

Back in January of 2014, I wrote up an article that showcased the most expensive DSLR cameras currently on the market. Since the article went live, it attracted a tremendous amount of traffic, and 1.4K readers even took the time to vote which of the six models they wanted most. The result of this poll

Q&A: Can You Use The Dropcam/Nestcam Outdoors?

Reader Question: I'm looking to pick up an affordable wireless security system for my home, but I mainly want these cameras to be outside instead of in. Will a Nestcam work in this situation? Are they weatherproof? UPDATE (7/14/2016): Nest released an outdoor version of their popular camera dubbed the Nestcam Outdoor which is available

Cheaper Alternatives For Sony FS7 XQD Memory Cards & Batteries

Sony's FS7 is currently one of the best video cameras on the market for anyone with a budget of $10K. However, this budget can be quickly surpassed when you consider the additional cost in Sony-branded memory cards and batteries. Having recently picked up an FS7 of my own, I recently ran into this dilemma and

Sony RX100 IV Review

Photo Performance & Function Given the small, pocketable size of the RX100 IV, one would not expect the performance to be that astonishing. Fortunately, this is far from the truth as both the images and video results of this camera can be mistaken for a model double its size and price under suitable conditions. Updated Viewfinder

9 Canon EF Lenses Recommended For Real Estate Photography

Real Estate photography can be a fun and lucrative business to get involved with as proper photos of a house can be an essential element to attracting the right buyer. Whether you are a photographer looking to jump into the business or a realtor who just picked up their Canon DSLR to shoot your listings,

Syrp Genie Review – Motion Timelapse & Video Controller

Syrp's Genie is a time-lapse and video controller capable of pre-programmed single axis movement. There are many different products for producing motion control within timelapse and real-time video though no one can match the simplicity and portability of the former KickStarter backed Genie by Syrp. With a $789 MSRP, this product can add a whole

Q&A: Can I Map APS-C Crop Mode To An a7S Button?

Earlier this week, I received this email from a reader who has a camera-related question: Hi Colt, I saw you sometimes use your a7S with crop-sensor lenses. Have you figured out how to designate a physical button to switch between crop modes? I have tried everything and can't figure it out.  – Gerry  Gerry, I

How To Safely Remove A Stuck ND Or Polarizing Lens Filter

In the world of photo and video, the lens acts as the “eyes” of a camera and in many instances you'll need to make adjustments this element in order to achieve the proper look. Most often this is done using a neutral density or circular polarizing filter which each have their own respective purposes and

Walimex Pro Aptaris Universal XL DSLR Cage Review

Walimex's Pro Aptaris Universal XL DSLR Cage fits a wide array of modern cameras. When you are dealing with modern DSLR or mirrorless cameras for professional video work, you'll often benefit from a cage system to mount the necessary accessories into a single rig. Over the past few months, I've been making a serious effort

Case Logic Reflexion DSLR + iPad Cross-Body Bag Review

Case Logic's Reflexion bag offers ample storage for a full-size DSLR and an iPad. Many bags designed for DSLR cameras often have a primary focus on storage space as opposed to cosmetic appeal. Case Logic's Reflexion DSLR + iPad Medium Cross-Body Bag breaks this mold by offering a sleek, modern design while maintaining ample storage capacity. With

Panasonic HC-X1000 4K UHD Camcorder Review

Performance & Function I've had my review sample HC-X1000 on loan for the past few weeks and have had the chance to shoot in a variety of environments both well-lit and dark. Unfortunately, the New England weather has been less than ideal for shooting outdoors as of lately with continual snow dumping on us and

Case Logic Kontrast Action Cam Case Review

Case Logic's Kontrast Action Cam Case stores up to two GoPros and any related accessories. Action cams have become incredibly popular the past few years with GoPro's product line becoming overwhelming hit with consumers across the globe. GoPro owners often rely on action-cam related accessories including mounts, memory cards, batteries and protective housings. In order

Joby GorillaPod Focus With Ballhead X Review

Joby's GorillaPod Focus offers a stable and versatile mounting solution for digital cameras. Tripods are often the most useful tool for those involved in the photo and video scene, but they also have their downfalls in real world situations. These constraints often are a result of height, weight, or space limitations as traditional tripods versatility remains

Recommended 3rd Party Battery Brands For The GoPro Hero 4

A few months ago, GoPro launched their newest action camera line dubbed the Hero 4 and with this new model came a redesigned rechargeable battery. This change upset some consumers who have already invested in spare batteries for earlier GoPro models that are now useless in regards to the newest model. Buying an extra GoPro branded battery will

13 Features That Make The Panasonic GH4 Great For Video

1. 8-bit 4:2:0 4K Internal Recording Considering this is one of the main selling points of the GH4, I think it is sufficient to list it as #1 on this list. The Panasonic GH4 is one of the few mirrorless cameras that is capable of shooting 8-bit 4:2:0 4K internally and the only one to

The Best TSA-Friendly Camera Bags For Airline Travel

The Consumer Electronics Show is rapidly approaching which means I'll be leaving on a plane with tens of thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment in just a few days. While I love traveling to Vegas and getting to see all the cool new technology while at the show, the idea of traveling with all

Canon 7D Mark II Review

Will Canon's 7D Mark II be the high-end APS-C DSLR that we all hoped for?  or  Canon first released their original 7D model back in September of 2009 offering a professional-grade DSLR with an APS-C sensor at an affordable price-point. Fast forward five years later and its successor is finally here. The new model is

Roundup: 7 Of The Best Video Tripods Priced Under $200

Investing in a reliable video tripod lets you achieve shake-free stationary shots, smooth pans/tilts and keeps your precious camera out of harm's way. In the following article, I'll be touching upon 7 of the best camera tripods priced under $200 and are specifically designed for use with video. I'd recommend checking out each tripod's product

Arcsoft Portrait Plus Review

Arcsoft's Portrait+ offers quick and easy portrait retouching and enhancement. Portrait photography is one of the most complex forms to master as you are trying to represent someone in their best despite any flaws that may be present. Traditionally, editing portraits is a tedious process and not an easy task for a beginner photographer to

Wacom Intuos Pro Pen & Touch Tablet Review

Wacom's Intuos Pro Tablet offers control via a pen stylus for drawing or editing media. When you heard of the term ‘tablet' today, chances are most of you think of an iPad or a Kindle. If you are a graphic designer, photographer, or video editor then a different kind of tablet might have come to

4 Of The Best Photo Editing Software For Beginners

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Adobe is known for producing likely the most popular photo editing tools on the planet, their professional-grade Photoshop software. However, they also cater to the beginner crowd with a simplified version called Photoshop Elements 12. Elements 12 offers all the basic photo editing and manipulation tools along with many of the advanced

Q-See QT534 Surveillance System Review

Q-See's QT534 Surveillance System offers increased home security at an affordable price. With technology improving so rapidly over the past decade, the cost of an entry-level video surveillance system has decreased tremendously and now the market offers the ability to buy a full system for well under $500. Since I have recently acquired my first home,

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens offers excellent optics at an affordable price. Macro photography often results in some of the coolest shots that can be achieved with a DSLR. In order to accomplish a successful macro-style shot, you'll need to invest in an appropriate macro lens. For Canon DSLRs, there are many models

How To Bulk Download An Entire Flickr Photo Album

Flickr is one of the most useful photo sharing websites as it offers a staggering amount of free storage space and a lot of great features. Lately, I have been dabbling with some freelance real estate photography gigs and thanks to Lightroom 5's excellent Flickr integration, I have been designating the final edited photos to

2 Alternative LP-E6 Batteries Worth Buying To Save You Money

DSLR cameras are great for traveling or covering concerts, parties, or other miscellaneous events. In these types of circumstances, you'll want to be sure to pack extra memory cards and plenty of spare batteries so you don't miss out on the action. As some of you may know already, I own both a Canon 5D

BorrowLenses.com Review – Photo & Video Gear Rental Service

BorrowLenses.com offers affordable rentals on professional photo and video equipment. If you're into photography or filmmaking, you know that the hobby/profession is not cheap with high-end gear sometimes costing tens of thousands of dollars. By renting photo or video equipment, you can still get temporary access to expensive lenses, camera bodies, or accessories for photo shoots or

5 Of The Best Websites To Buy DSLR Cameras, Lenses, & Accessories

Lets face it, DSLR equipment is expensive and not an affordable hobby for most so snagging the best deals on your must-have camera bodies, lenses, or accessories is always a great idea. If you don't have time to read the remainder of the article, the five websites that we recommend most are Amazon, B&H Photo,

Blue Yeti USB Microphone Review

The Blue Yeti USB Microphone offers stellar audio performance without breaking the bank. Over the past few months, I have been investing in quality video and audio gear for use in upcoming video reviews and tutorials. One of my most difficult choices was deciding on a USB microphone that was capable of capturing crisp audio

Vanguard Alta+ 264AP Aluminum Tripod Review

Vanguard Alta+ 264AP Aluminum Tripod offers competitive features at a reasonable price-point. If you own an expensive DSLR camera, the second investment you should make is to choose a quality tripod that is capable holding your DSLR's weight and has adequate features to suit your needs. I have previously reviewed the Dolica Proline Photo Tripod as

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