The best full-frame camera out there right now

I have been doing research lately, because I want to purchase a new camera (maybe a couple of them, not sure yet), so I thought I'd put together my thoughts on full-frame cameras available these days. Before we get started, I need to make it clear from the get-go that there is no absolute best … Continue reading The best full-frame camera out there right now

Camera preview: Nikon CoolPix S570

The Nikon CoolPix S570 digital camera is small -- just about the same size as the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS camera -- so it invites a comparative look. I looked at it side-by-side with the SD780 recently, and here's what I think. The design is good, but not as good as that of the SD780. … Continue reading Camera preview: Nikon CoolPix S570

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 … Continue reading DSLRs and video to converge

What I did in 2007

I made a concerted effort to write consistently and with substance in 2007. Product reviews are one of the foundational pieces of my site. I enjoy doing them, and people seem to enjoy reading them. I thought I'd highlight the most important ones from 2007 below. Camera reviews (in chronological order) The thing to keep … Continue reading What I did in 2007

Camera preview: Nikon D3 and D300 DSLRs

On August 23, 2007, Nikon introduced two new DSLRs to the market: the full frame D3, and the D300, an upgrade to the D200. I'm late with this bit of news -- I meant to publish the post sooner, but I was out of the country and I had less access to the internet that … Continue reading Camera preview: Nikon D3 and D300 DSLRs

Should I get Canon or Nikon?

I've gotten asked this question a few times lately, and it's probably a good idea to share my thoughts publicly. Here's an email conversation I had earlier today: B.T.: "Simply put, is the Canon 30D or the Nikon D80 the best way to go? [...] Was about to get the Nikon D40, but then got … Continue reading Should I get Canon or Nikon?

Videos about photography

I thought I'd share a few of my favorite videos about photography with you. The first video is called "Miniature Earth", and the photos used in it are really powerful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvTFKpIaQhM This next video took two years to make. It's called "Koya Moments", and chronicles the changing weather, light and seasons over Edinburgh, Scotland. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNXaQFP5amEContinue reading Videos about photography