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...]

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...]

Canon Powershot SX50 HS Review: Pros, Cons, and Top Features

Canon Powershot SX50 HS with the flash open

Pushing the boundaries ever further in the “big zoom” race, the groundbreaking focal range and DSLR-sized body make the Canon Powershot SX50 HS a leading candidate in today’s market. The SX50, with its extreme 50x zoom lens that goes from 24mm up to 1200mm, is the perfect option for both the casual and enthusiast photographer who desire a quality point-and-shoot camera. Let’s take a peek at some of the features, pros, cons, and specs of the SX50 … [Read more...]

Canon XA10 Review: Pros, Cons, and Best Features

Canon XA10 camcorder

In the professional world of videography, specific expectations once made it difficult to acknowledge a smaller build as being anything of immense worth - the Canon XA10 broke those barriers. The ultra-compact XA10 is a professional-grade camcorder that combines its discreet size with incredible features, user-friendly controls, and stunning video quality. Although fit for all types of shooting, the XA10 is perfect for videographers that require … [Read more...]

Canon C300 EOS Review: HD Motion Pictures on the Go

Canon C300 camcorder

In an industry that demands ever-increasing standards for image quality, features, and camera design, Canon’s premier model of the Cinema EOS line — the C300 — needed to be groundbreaking; it did not disappoint. Targeted at a broad range of videographers, the Canon C300’s hope was to tempt DSLR filmmakers in crossing over to a true digital motion picture camera. For those looking for a dedicated video camera that delivers the highest quality … [Read more...]