Nikon COOLPIX P530 Review: Pros, Cons, Top Features

Nikon COOLPIX P530 DSLR

A satisfying upgrade from its predecessor, the P520, the revamped Nikon COOLPIX P530 has enough functionality to easily handle nearly any type of photography. This bridge camera provides users with both the feel and overall control of a typical DSLR, offering up the best of both worlds — particularly for the enthusiast who wants to take the leap from a basic point-and-shoot to something more substantial. Plus, with this camera’s 42x optical zoom … [Read more...]

Nikon D4S Review: Pros, Cons, and Best Features

Nikon D4S with lens

The frontrunner of the Nikon world has long been the D4 line, which introduced Nikon’s first professional-level DSLR. Similar in overall function to its predecessor, the Nikon D4S takes photography to the next level, bringing together the best features of the D4 and expanding into uncharted territory with its improved autofocus system, faster speed, better performance, and even more satisfying ISO range. Check out our review of the pros, cons, … [Read more...]

Nikon D5200 Review: Pros, Cons, and Performance

Nikon D5200 product photo

A lightweight camera geared toward advanced beginners, the Nikon D5200 is user-friendly and can be found at an affordable price. Maintaining an impressive amount of power within its compact body, the Nikon D5200 leaves its excellent predecessor, the Nikon D5100, in the dust. Few external controls and a clean on-screen interface make the camera especially easy for beginners to handle, resulting in an all-around enjoyable shooting experience. Take … [Read more...]

Nikon D3200 Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Works

Nikon D3200 DSLR

An entry-level DSLR that offers a variety of features, the Nikon D3200 will appeal to any photographer looking to purchase their first interchangeable lens camera. Reasonably priced, the D3200 surpasses its predecessor, the D3100, with similar — but even better — components and features, which this Nikon D3200 review will explore in finer detail. This camera is perfect for capturing stills of sports, kids, and action. Take a peek at this Nikon … [Read more...]

Canon 70D Review: Pros, Cons, Performance, and Top Features

Canon 70D DSLR camera

A mid-range DSLR aimed toward enthusiasts, the Canon EOS 70D features groundbreaking technology in the form of Canon’s intuitive Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which this Canon 70D review will explore in finer detail. Replacing its predecessor, the Canon 60D, the Canon EOS 70D has various enhancements that give videographers professional-level video quality and provide still shooters with exquisite images. This camera is also perfect for those … [Read more...]

Nikon D7100 Review: Pros, Cons, Performance, and Top Features

Nikon D7100 SLR camera

When the enthusiast-oriented Nikon D7100 was released, a decent upgrade from the Nikon D7000, it flew off the shelves — several years later, it still holds up as one of the favorite DSLRs of the APS-C lineup. Its incredibly accurate autofocus, high ISO abilities, and excellent build quality make this camera a solid option for any serious photographer. Check out some of the features, pros, cons, and specs of the Nikon D7100, and decide whether it … [Read more...]

Canon SL1 Rebel Review: A Powerful DSLR

Canon SL1 Rebel SLR

The Rebel line of Canon DSLRs have a well-earned reputation as a line consisting of beginner-friendly cameras, and the Canon SL1 Rebel is no different. Ultra-lightweight for a DSLR, the Canon SL1 maintains a compact body while still offering typical features, such as an optical viewfinder, built-in flash, and an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, making it the perfect choice for any hobbyist. Take a look at some of the features, pros, cons, and specs of the … [Read more...]

Canon VIXIA HF R500 Review: Full HD Digital Recorder

Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Recorder

An exceptional digital camcorder that broke the mold upon its release, the Canon VIXIA HF R500 offers top-shelf video quality in Full HD. This camcorder offers a stunning 57x Advanced Zoom, allowing for complete flexibility with its various shooting capabilities. Performing effortlessly in a number of conditions, the VIXIA HF R500 is a great option for a videographer at any level. Let’s take a peek at some of the features, pros, cons, and specs … [Read more...]

Tamron 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 Lens Review

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3

The Tamron 150-600 is an affordable ultra telephoto lens that works better than anyone would expect. Its release was announced towards the end of 2013, making it one of the models with the most up-to-date optics. It is the tool of choice for distant or small objects, particularly when large primes are impractical. Despite having telephoto zoom lenses that cover long ranges, none of the popular models, including Nikon’s 80-400mm, Canon’s … [Read more...]

Canon XA20 Review: Pros, Cons, and Best Features

woman using a Canon XA20 camcorder

An entry-level — but professional — camcorder in terms of its fairly modest price, the Canon XA20 can match its performance with that of top-tier models. The XA20’s pro features deliver the ultimate results in a miniature package. Perfect for videographers in need of a “run-and-gun” camera, the recording versatility and outstanding video quality makes the XA20 ideal for independent and documentary filmmaking in particular. Take a look at the … [Read more...]