Lytro Illum

The LYTRO ILLUM “light field” camera is a unique imaging platform that is driven by software that enables a selection of the depth of field of an image after exposure is made, ranging from what would be achieved by using f/1 to f/16 during exposure. Users adjust a slider in software post exposure to choose … Read more

SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

Aimed at DSLR photographers with an APS-C sensor that want one lens to handle a wide range of shooting situations, the SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary delivers an effective range (due to APS-C multiplication factor) of 27-450mm. The lens contains an improved optical stabilization system, so important to image quality in … Read more

Manfrotto BeFree Carbon, series

Everyone knows that using a tripod enhances image quality, yet many photographers do not carry one because they assume they will be burdensome and heavy. The compact and portable Manfrotto Befree Carbon series should overcome these concerns. Offered in both aluminium and now carbon fibre models with camera/lens combinations under 9 lbs (4 kg), the … Read more

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

Combining a fast maximum aperture with a wide-angle lens that opens up intriguing photo opportunities, the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens is designed for full frame sensors and is constructed with 15 elements in 11 groups. It contains both “F” low dispersion (FLD) and Special Low Dispersion glass (SLD) to minimize chromatic … Read more

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Designed for full frame but equally beneficial for APS-C DSLRs users who want to gain even more zoom range, the the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM incorporates a 4-stop Image Stabilizer and a fast near-silent AF motor (USM). The lens is constructed of 21 elements in 16 groups, including Fluorite and Super UD … Read more

Nikon COOLPIX P610

With a remarkable 60X integral NIKKOR ED glass zoom lens (equivalent: 24-1440mm), the Nikon P610 can deliver 7 full-resolution images per second and Full HD video while utilizing Nikon’s 5-stop Dual Detect Optical VR image stabilization. The camera has a 16MP CMOS sensor, an EVF and a 3-inch Vari-angle LCD, both with 921K-dot resolution. Shooting … Read more

Sony ?5100

Dubbed a “super compact” CSC, the Sony α5100 is about half the size of a conventional DSLR. The camera holds a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with the same gapless on-chip lens structure as the company’s α7R. The camera delivers a very fast 0.07 second AF acquisition time, with up to 6 frames per second continuous … Read more

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Canon users now have access to the widest angle of view yet achieved for a rectilinear full-frame DSLR zoom lens. With a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (28cm), the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM delivers minimally distorted images throughout its range. It is constructed of 16 elements in 11 groups with a three-group zoom … Read more

Nikon D5500

An entry level DSLR is one that offers easy access to all the benefits of DSLR photography to first-time users. The D5500 is a lightweight and compact DX format DSLR (APS-C) that contains a 24.2MP CMOS sensor and can deliver up to 5 frames per second at full resolution and Full HD video with a … Read more

Sony ?7S

Sony’s strategy of using larger pixels on a full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor (12.2MP) pays dividends in a very high dynamic range (15.3 stops), excellent low-light capability (Fast Intelligent AF to -4EV and low noise) and extremely high sensitivity (extended ISO range 50-409,600). Their “direct pixel readout” utilizes the entire width of the sensor without line … Read more