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With its unusual form factor can the Tourbox aid the editing process? Will its price and variety of tactile controls appeal to photo and video editors who would like to streamline their workflow?
|The dependably pink sunsets were best enjoyed with some sand between our toes.
ISO 320 | 1/60 sec | F2.8
What makes a good travel camera? I've taken a Nikon D80 to Chicago, a Nikon D700 (plus lenses) to Nepal, a Fujifilm X100 to the Sasquatch! Music Festival, and a Nikon Coolpix A to Japan. Basically, I made room in my luggage for whatever my best, smallest camera was at the time. But I don't think any of them were really ideal for me.
Years ago, I got so used to carrying my D700 around with me everywhere that it didn't seem a burden the way it does today. Today I crave something as small, light and unobtrusive as possible. Something with Wi-Fi so I don't need to bring a card reader or a computer with me.
The Canon EOS M100 is the first camera I've reviewed and then subsequently bought
But I don't want to compromise substantially on image quality, and since I still don't fully enjoy photography on a smartphone, the latest Pixel or iPhone are both counted out. Oh, also, it can't cost the earth, since traveling is expensive enough already.
A month or so ago, I picked up a second-hand Canon EOS M100. It's the first camera I've ever reviewed and then subsequently went out and bought, and I brought it with me on a short trip to Mexico to attend a wedding. And though it's far from perfect, this trip cemented the fact that it's a really good fit for me right now for casual travel photography.
ISO 100 | 1/640 sec | F4
Notice the heading says for me. I'm allowed to have an opinion. It says so right in the URL - 'opinion'.
Anyway. The EOS M100 is among the smallest and lightest cameras with an APS-C sized sensor inside of it. It's not the absolute smallest, but with the EF-M 22mm F2 pancake prime lens (literally the only lens I own for it), it's still just about pocketable. But I hear you: There are other options I should consider!
Get the new Ricoh GR III, you say! Same resolution, more dynamic range, image stabilization, and even tinier! Sure, the GR III has its virtues, and I like it. But I like the tilting screen, the 35mm-equivalent field of view, the F2 aperture, and the longer battery life on the M100 better. Plus, I had an original GR until dust got on the sensor - I could see it at every aperture. It broke my heart, and I still haven't forgiven the GR series for it (although to Ricoh's credit, the GR III has a sensor cleaning system). If dust gets on the sensor of my M100, I just take the lens off and blow.
|I'll admit, this is the first wedding I've attended that included crowdsurfing.
ISO 100 | 1/125 sec | F2
But what about a 1"-sensor zoom camera, like the Sony RX100-series, Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II or Mark III, or Panasonic Lumix LX10? Well, I want something bigger than a 1"-type sensor, something that I can get a shallower depth-of-field with, and oh, I don't need a zoom when I'm going on vacation. So those are out.
But the Fujifilm X100-series – surely, that would be perfect? It's true that I used to own the original X100, and I loved it, quirks and all. I should totally have just gotten the Fujifilm X100F - except that it costs quite a bit of money, is bigger than I want, and attracts too much attention because it looks awesome.
I could go on, but instead, let's hop over to what isn't so hot on the M100.
|I should really Photoshop out that black stick thing at lower right.
ISO 100 | 1/125 sec | F2
The biggest issue for me on the EOS M100 - and in fact, all of Canon's EOS M cameras - is the lack of USB charging. So instead of just using a single charger and cable for my devices, I need to bring the M100's specific wall adapter and maybe an extra battery along. It's not a huge inconvenience, but I still don't know why these tiny cameras, with tiny lenses, that are great for traveling, can't charge up on the go without plugging a dedicated power brick into a wall.
The biggest issue for me on all of Canon's EOS M cameras is the lack of USB charging
Ideally, I'd love to see the M100's successor come with a screen that also tilts down. I'd also like low-light AF to be a little less hunt-y. It's far better than earlier M-series cameras and my old X100 and Coolpix A, but I figured Dual Pixel AF and an F2 lens would do a bit better when the light levels drop.
And... well, that's about it. Could it be weather-sealed, have a rear dial, a pop-up viewfinder and shoot 10+ fps bursts? Well, that'd be nice, but then I wouldn't expect to have purchased it for less than a third the cost of even a secondhand Fujifilm X100F.
|SO MANY BOATS.
ISO 100 | 1/2500 sec | F2.8
Everyone has different 'wish lists' for cameras, even if they're looking at the same use-case. There are those that can't imagine not bringing a full-frame camera body and several lenses on vacation - and believe me, I understand. I used to be that person. I may be that person again, some day.
But the real message here is just to take your time, and find the camera that is right for you, and that you enjoy using. After all, these days, most cameras are more than good enough. It's really about finding one that encourages you to take more photographs, and to have fun while doing it.
Canon has announced the successor to its M10 in the EOS M100, bringing a 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus to the entry-level mirrorless range for the first time. It's expected in October for $600 with 15-45mm kit lens.
The EOS M6 is one of Canon's most enthusiast-focused mirrorless cameras and, when paired with the diminutive EF-M 22mm F2, should make a convenient carry-anywhere camera. See our gallery from its travels in Paris, London, Madrid and, er, Northampton.
A recent vacation gave Richard a chance to think about the needs of travel photography – and how our reviews might recognize the perfect travel camera.
Canon has announced US availability for its EOS M3 mirrorless camera, which was launched in February for European and Asian markets. Set to be available in October, the EOS M3 includes a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, Hybrid CMOS AF III AF system, 3" tilting touchscreen LCD and Wi-Fi with NFC. Read more
What’s the best camera for under $2000? These capable cameras costing less than $2000 should be solid and well-built, have both speed and focus for capturing fast action and offer professional-level image quality. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing under $2000 and recommended the best.
What’s the best camera costing over $2000? The best high-end camera costing more than $2000 should have plenty of resolution, exceptional build quality, good 4K video capture and top-notch autofocus for advanced and professional users. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing over $2000 and recommended the best.
We've updated our 'best cameras over $2000' buying guide, and the Sony a7R IV is now our favorite mirrorless camera in the $2000-4000 price range. It sits alongside the Nikon D850, which is our choice for those who prefer DSLRs.
If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. In our latest buying guide we've selected some cameras that might be a bit older but still offer a lot of bang for the buck.
What's the best camera for shooting sports and action? Fast continuous shooting, reliable autofocus and great battery life are just three of the most important factors. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting sports and action, and recommended the best.
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The scam, which involves sending fake copyright violation notices, has been circulating on the social media platform since at least June 9.
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The National Parks Service says it's investigating the incident, which took place just two days after the park opened following a shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) photographs the sun every 0.75 seconds. In its first decade in space, the SDO has captured more than 425 million images of the sun. NASA has compiled these images into an amazing time lapse, come check it out.
The lens is available for Leica M, Sony FE, Nikon Z and L-mount camera systems, and now holds the title as the world's widest rectilinear lens for full-frame camera systems.
Tamron's new 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 is a versatile zoom lens for Sony E-mount. Well-suited for travel photography, it's compact, lightweight, and fast/quiet to focus.
Fujifilm has announced that its GF 30mm F3.5 R WR wide-angle lens for its medium format cameras will ship in late July or early August.
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Although the channel is still growing, it currently has nine videos that offer concise overviews of just a few of the cameras Japan Camera Hunter founder Bellamy Hunt has sitting around his Japanese storefront.
ON1 has launched ON1 360, the latest version of ON1 Photo RAW 2020 with ON1's new Photo Mobile application for iOS, iPadOS and Android mobile devices. The new solution syncs raw processing between your mobile device and computer.
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That's right folks, you heard it here first. Read on for the full interview, with Kenji Tanaka of Sony.
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