Camera preview: Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR

I'm a little late to the table with my thoughts on the new 5D, but I have an excuse: I've been traveling abroad (see this, this and this) and only now managed to sit down and think about it. There's also an advantage to this: I got to read through the other reviews that have [...]

DSLRs and video to converge

On September 24, 2007, I published my review of the Olympus E-510 DSLR, one of the first prosumer cameras on the market to feature Live View (TTL video preview, directly off the same CMOS sensor used for photographs). Unless people were to jump to conclusions, I wanted to make it clear that it won't let [...]

Use an HDTV as my computer monitor?

A couple of months ago, I had a crazy idea, which I thought might just work: get a 1080p HDTV, a really nice one, and use it as my computer monitor. The advantage: cheaper and bigger than 30" LCD monitors. I also found a model that I thought couldn't be beat -- one that displayed [...]

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-13

New Acer notebooks feature NVidia 9-series, Blu-ray options http://tinyurl.com/2vtmx3 # An Introduction to Time-Banking http://tinyurl.com/32sc37 # Zooffice! http://tinyurl.com/2k9zcq # The Real Opportunity of iPhone Games http://tinyurl.com/2pdas9 # Dev Team Unlocks iPhone 2.0 Already http://tinyurl.com/338m7c # 101 Farting Dalmatians? (Disgusting) http://tinyurl.com/2w5yb4 # Sharp's new air purifiers combine purification and humidification http://tinyurl.com/3dvpzt # Trend Micro Lightens Exchange's [...]

Camera preview: Canon EOS Rebel XSi DSLR

This past Thursday, Canon announced their newest DSLR, the Canon EOS Rebel XSi. This camera ups the ante for every entry-level DSLR out there and introduces a host of important new features. In a nutshell, Canon has integrated features from its more expensive DSLRs, like the DIGIC III processing engine and better AF, it has [...]

Thankful

This is a bit after Thanksgiving, but it's pertinent. It was just last summer (in 2006) that I got frustrated with my photography, and decreed that I must improve. Even though I'd been taking photos since 1994, and I had a feel for what looked good, I had no idea what I was doing with [...]

Camera review: Canon Rebel XTi DSLR

Released on August 24, 2006, the Rebel XTi is Canon's newest entry-level prosumer DSLR. It's an update on the popular Rebel XT, and it's different from it as follows: Slightly thinner body, heavier (2.56in vs. 2.63in and 510g vs. 485g) Newer, re-designed sensor with higher resolution (10 megapixels vs. 8.2 megapixels) Sensor cleaning technology (dust [...]

The Olympus E-3 Launch Party

Back on August 15, I wrote about the "new E-1", the Pro DSLR from Olympus that would replace the existing E-1. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the launch party for that new DSLR, officially called the E-3, on October 16. The party was held at the Museum of Natural History in NYC, and [...]