After years of confusion, DPReview and a group of leading websites and YouTube channels are changing the way we talk about small sensors.
Richard graduated as a scientist but had a lot more fun writing and shooting for his university magazine. A number of years spent variously as a reporter, writer and editor on science and engineering titles combined his knowledge of science with his interest in images and words. But it was spotting the connections between emission spectra, white balance and all the nonsense he'd taught himself playing around in Photoshop that helped kindle an interest in digital photography. Searching for a camera led to him discovering DPReview and Richard was recruited by Phil Askey in 2007. He's been combining his love of photography, communication and attention to detail (pedantry?) ever since.
He has unusually strong opinions about lenses for the APS-C format.
The Nikkei has reported that Nikon is planning a future away from DSLRs. The company itself made a partial denial, but it should be clear that the writing is on the wall for mirrored cameras. And that goes for Canon, too.
Cameras keep adding video features, but after testing one too many video-oriented models without a complete set of audio ports, Richard Butler just had to rant. He also suggests an alternative solution camera makers could employ that doesn't require extra ports at all.
We take a closer look at how the dedicated vlogging / content creator models from Sony and Nikon compare for both video and photo taking.
Nikon has announced the Z30, a 21MP APS-C mirrorless camera aimed at vloggers and content creators. It has a lot in common with the existing Z50 and Z fc with a few tweaks and a lower price tag.
As we continue to update our Buying Guides with the cameras we've recently reviewed, we've selected the Sony a7 IV as our pick for the best video camera for photographers. It's not the best video camera we've tested but it offers the strongest balance of video and stills capabilities.