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Dec6
DPReview Recommends: Best Compact Cameras for Enthusiasts

There's a long tradition of high-quality compact cameras going back more than a hundred years, and even now, in the days of digital, there are some incredibly capable compact cameras on the market. Shop carefully and you can get excellent image quality, full manual control and plenty of other bells and whistles, provided you don't mind paying a little more than you might for the average point and shoot. Top-notch lenses, great sensors and plenty of control are the hallmarks of every one of our top five recommended compact cameras for enthusiasts.

ARTICLE Published: Dec 6, 2013 at 09:08
Dec5
Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1

One of the most interesting cameras of the year is the Nikon 1 AW1, which is the first rugged mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The AW1 offers the same 1" sensor as Nikon's other 1 System cameras, but adds the ability to go underwater or survive a 2 meter drop. We spent some time with the AW1 in Hawaii, both above and under the sea, to test if it was up to task. Find out if it passed

FEATURE Comments 196 Published: Dec 5, 2013 at 08:00
DPReview Recommends: Interchangeable Lens Cameras for Under $1000

A few years ago, the idea of a DSLR under $1000 was just a distant dream, but these days the financial bar to entry is much lower than it was in the past. And DSLRs aren't the only game in town anymore either - mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are maturing quickly, and there are plenty of affordable options on the market. Here's our list of the top five interchangeable lens cameras that we'd currently recommend for under $1000 - including a kit zoom lens.

ARTICLE Published: Dec 5, 2013 at 09:00
Dec4
DPReview Gear of the Year Part 4: Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

A lot of equipment passes through our Seattle and London offices, everything from high-end cameras to inexpensive accessories. A lot of it gets reviewed, but we can't cover everything. In this series of short articles, DPReview staff will be highlighting their personal standout products of the year. In part 4, Richard Butler discusses the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM and what it means for APS-C shooters.

ARTICLE Comments 132 Published: Dec 4, 2013 at 18:51
Dec2
Roger Cicala reveals winners of First Annual Photogeek contest

Roger Cicala of LensRentals has revealed the winners of his 'First Annual Photogeek Geek Photo Contest'. What was originally intended as a light-hearted joke ended up receiving over 400 entries from at least 20 countries, and the impressive quality of the entries caused a real headache for the judges. After a lot of deliberation, Rishi Sanyal won 'Best in Show' for his remarkable 'MacroSetUp' series. Click through to see the extraordinarily geeky winning images, and a link to the full contest gallery.

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 35 Published: Dec 2, 2013 at 14:32
Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes

Moscow-based photographer Alexey Kljatov is a keen macro photographer, and for the past couple of years he's been producing closeup shots of snowflakes. His inexpensive homemade rig delivers extraordinary magnification, revealing an incredible amount of detail in the intricate crystals of ice. See his setup and gallery of snowflakes

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 186 Published: Dec 2, 2013 at 08:01
Dec1
DPReview Recommends: Best Cameras for Social Photography

Smartphones are great for casual picture-taking, but they're at their absolute worst in poor lighting, or when using flash. One of the reasons smartphones are so popular is that they're small, but better images don't require enormous cameras, and increasingly, good-quality compacts are shipping with social-friendly options including built-in wireless connectivity. Click through to read our recommendations. 

ARTICLE Published: Dec 1, 2013 at 09:10
Nov30
What to buy and why: Entry-level mirrorless cameras

The holidays are a great time to take pictures — and they're a great time to get a camera for yourself or for a loved one. With more than 50 cameras going through the hands of the DPReview team over the year, we've seen it all (or so we think). Based on our collective knowledge we hope this guide will help you make an informed decision on which camera will fit your needs. In this final part, we look at entry-level mirrorless cameras

ARTICLE Comments 269 Published: Nov 30, 2013 at 03:21
Nov29
DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1

A lot of equipment passes through our Seattle and London offices, everything from high-end cameras to inexpensive accessories. A lot of it gets reviewed, but we can't cover everything. In this series of short articles, DPReview staff will be highlighting their personal standout products of the year. In part 3, Andy Westlake talks about his personal favorite - the Olympus OM-D E-M1.

ARTICLE Comments 396 Published: Nov 29, 2013 at 10:53
Nov28
DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses

When you buy into a camera system, it can be tempting to only consider lenses of the same make as your camera. But companies such as Sigma, Tamron and Tokina offer some excellent options too. In this article, we're highlighting our pick of stand-out third party lenses. We've chosen them based on their ability to offer something different to the camera manufacturers' own, in terms of either focal length range, maximum aperture, image quality or value. Click through to read all about them.

ARTICLE Comments 79 Published: Nov 28, 2013 at 10:22
Nov27
Celebrated photographer Saul Leiter dies, aged 89

Photographer Saul Leiter has died aged 89. Leiter eluded mainstream fame for most of his life, but his body of work, particularly his experiments in abstract street color studies in the middle years of the 20th Century are a continuing inspiration to new generations of photographers. A shy figure, Leiter is the subject of a new film, 'In No Great Hurry' about his life and work which was recently released. 

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 11 Published: Nov 27, 2013 at 21:05
DPReview Recommends: Best Compact Cameras for Travel

There's a big world out there, just waiting for you to explore it. In our opinion, a camera is one of the best traveling companions you can have. Depending on where you're going, you might have specific priorities. Maybe you're heading to the mountains? Or perhaps you're exploring a city? Or maybe you're doing a round the world tour. Here are our top five recommendations.

ARTICLE Published: Nov 27, 2013 at 19:04
What to buy and why: Consumer DSLRs

The holidays are a great time to take pictures — and they're a great time to get a camera for yourself or for a loved one. With more than 50 cameras going through the hands of the DPReview team over the year, we've seen it all (or so we think). Based on our collective knowledge we hope this guide will help you make an informed decision on which camera will fit your needs. In this penultimate part, we look at consumer-level DSLRs.

ARTICLE Comments 104 Published: Nov 27, 2013 at 05:26
DPReview Recommends: Best Waterproof Cameras

Most cameras are delicate objects, and the last thing you want to do is drop them or subject them to wet or freezing conditions. But there are cameras which are specifically designed to handle rough treatment. In this list, we've chosen our top five recommendations for tough cameras. Every model in this list can be dropped, soaked, frozen and, in some cases, crushed. Our recommendations cover the entire class, from stylish compacts that can handle the occasional accident to high-end rugged cameras capable of serious image quality.

ARTICLE Published: Nov 27, 2013 at 01:18
Nov26
DPReview Recommends: Best Cameras for Beginners

It's that time of year when thoughts turn to gift-giving, and photography is more popular than ever before. Choosing a first camera is extremely important. If you've got a friend or a family member who's taking his or her first steps into the world of photography, we've prepared some recommendations for you, from best cameras for absolute novices, up to models more suitable for a student or budding enthusiast. This is the first in a series of articles giving our current recommendations for various different people and scenarios. Click through to read more.

ARTICLE Published: Nov 26, 2013 at 17:12
What to buy and why: High-end pocketable compacts

The holidays are a great time to take pictures — and they're a great time to get a camera for yourself or for a loved one. With more than 50 cameras going through the hands of the DPReview team over the year, we've seen it all (or so we think). Based on our collective knowledge we hope this guide will help you make an informed decision on which camera will fit your needs. In part 4, we look at high-end pocketable compacts.

ARTICLE Comments 120 Published: Nov 26, 2013 at 02:44
Nov25
What to buy and why: Enthusiast compact cameras

The holidays are a great time to take pictures — and they're a great time to get a camera for yourself or for a loved one. With more than 50 cameras going through the hands of the DPReview team over the year, we've seen it all (or so we think). Based on our collective knowledge we hope this guide will help you make an informed decision on which camera will fit your needs. In part 3, we look at enthusiast compact cameras.

ARTICLE Comments 216 Published: Nov 25, 2013 at 03:07
Nostalgic images combine miniatures and real-life backdrops

Michael Paul Smith's photos look like snapshots of classic cars. In reality, they're clever creations that use forced perspective to combine miniatures and real-world backdrops in an utterly convincing final product. His miniatures live in a fictional U.S. town called Elgin Park, a place populated with vintage cars and the trappings of everyday life in the 1950's and 1960's. See gallery

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 37 Published: Nov 25, 2013 at 21:07
Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography

Lensrentals' Roger Cicala continues his recent run of fine satirical form with his latest blog post - a series of cynical definitions for widely-used photography terms. We're almost tempted to use it to replace our glossary, as it should be considered recommended reading before commenting on any photography or 'gear' forum. It's certainly going to make us think carefully about the terminology we use in future reviews.

PHOTOGRAPHY Comments 54 Published: Nov 25, 2013 at 21:10
Nov24
What to buy and why: Mid-level mirrorless cameras

The holidays are a great time to take pictures — and they're a great time to get a camera for yourself or for a loved one. With more than 50 cameras going through the hands of the DPReview team over the year, we've seen it all (or so we think). Based on our collective knowledge we hope this guide will help you make an informed decision on which camera will fit your needs. In part 2, we look at mid-level mirrorless cameras.

ARTICLE Comments 209 Published: Nov 24, 2013 at 19:30
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