Nikon Is Poised to Beat Canon at DSLR Video

Video quality in DSLRs has been fairly steady in its seven years or so on the scene. There have been minor jumps in cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III, but DSLRs have been largely eclipsed in image quality by mirrorless and new video-focused cinema cameras. Nikon, used to playing second-fiddle to Canon, is not going… » 10/01/14 1:26pm Yesterday 1:26pm

A Bittersweet Walk On the High Line's Latest (and Last) Leg

For the past five years, New Yorkers have enjoyed that linear green thoroughfare known as the High Line, which has been slowly extending up the West Side of Manhattan since 2009. Yesterday, the third and final phase of the park was completed, and it's both happy and sad—that a great project was seen to completion, and… » 9/24/14 4:36pm 9/24/14 4:36pm

An Artist Whose Career Is Based Entirely On Other People's Photographs

Why take photos when millions upon millions of people are taking billions upon billions of them every single day, of every subject imaginable? Artist Joachim Schmid has been obsessed with other people's photos for years, collecting and re-packaging them as art objects. This great video from the Carnegie Museum of… » 9/24/14 11:28am 9/24/14 11:28am

There's No Way to See the Photos You Shoot on Leica's New Camera

Either the folks at Leica are just plain out of ideas, or they simply enjoy playing jokes on the camera community. Their latest stunt is the $19,500 Leica M Edition 60. It's a digital rangefinder with no rear display. Yep, it's impossible to review your digital images. Why? We're not sure, but Leica probably has a… » 9/16/14 9:45am 9/16/14 9:45am

Sony a7 Owners Get a New Super-Wide Lens, With New Primes Coming Soon

Sony's trio of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the a7, a7r, and a7s, are wonderfully capable machines. Unfortunately there just aren't that many native lenses to choose from. Today, a new super-wide zoom enters the fold that will hopefully make these slick bodies more appealing, with some primes on the way. » 9/15/14 10:45am 9/15/14 10:45am

Canon 7D Mark II: The Longed-Awaited Successor to a Classic DSLR Is Here

Oh my god, it's finally here. The Canon 7D Mark II, probably the most anticipated, rumored, speculated-about camera in years, is ready to make its debut. It's been five years since the original 7D hit shelves in 2009, so you better believe the expectations are high for the Mark II to be the messiah of mid-range DSLRs. » 9/15/14 8:20am 9/15/14 8:20am

Panasonic GM5: The Smallest System Camera Around

Last year's Panasonic GM1 was an absolutely tiny camera with interchangeable lenses. It seemed like a curious design, because once you changed lens from the kit pancake to a normal-sized lens, it turned out to be not-so-tiny anymore. That hasn't stopped Panasonic from pushing out a similarly small follow-up, the… » 9/15/14 8:00am 9/15/14 8:00am

Panasonic LX100: A Whole Lot of Juice In a Not-Quite-Compact Design

The race to make the most capable camera in the smallest possible package is a death-match of features versus size. Panasonic has a notable new gladiator in the LX100, which combines a large(ish) micro-four-thirds sensor with 4K video and a lens to be reckoned with. » 9/15/14 8:00am 9/15/14 8:00am

Peak Design Slide Review: One Strap For All Your Cameras (Updated)

Peak Design's Slide is a camera strap that tries to rise above the glut of cheap, frustrating tethers that come bundled with your camera. How does it do that? It uses a combination of seductive materials, quick adjustments, and a unique connection system called Anchor Links that lets you quickly switch between… » 9/12/14 10:10am 9/12/14 10:10am

Sony Releases Burly E-Mount Lens With Serious Video Chops For Your a7

Sony's a7 and a7r full-frame mirrorless cameras were only so-so for video, but the a7s is an absolute killer. The only thing lacking at launch was a good selection of lenses to suit the needs of videographers. That is starting to change with the new 28-135mm f/4 OSS. » 9/12/14 3:00am 9/12/14 3:00am

Fujifilm x100t: The Retro Compact Gets Some Subtle Improvements

How do you upgrade a camera that everyone already loves when you don't really have much new technology to stuff inside? With Fujifilm's x100t, the latest iteration of the classic-styled fixed-lens shooter, the answer is to buff out some minor flaws, add maybe a feature or two, and of course, a whole new letter: "t." » 9/10/14 1:00am 9/10/14 1:00am