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...]

Canon G16 Review: A Powershot Camera for Everyone

Canon G16 with built-in Wi-Fi

The Canon G16 is nearly identical to its predecessor, the G15, in both shape and function; instead, the differences are obvious where they count most — under the hood. With the addition of Wi-Fi capabilities and an innovative image processor that improves burst shooting speed and improves the overall video quality, the Canon G16 is a solid choice for all enthusiasts. Although not necessarily the best bang for the buck, for those desiring a longer … [Read more...]

Canon 5D Mark IV Review: Pros, Cons, and Comparisons

Canon 5D Mark IV

Reaching even higher heights in this latest reincarnation, the long-running and much-loved Canon 5D series has received new life in the form of the incredible Mark IV. Despite looking almost identical to its predecessor, the Canon 5D Mark IV has received many upgrades, boasting a wide variety of sought-after features. The value and versatility found within this particular camera have allowed it to become a favorite amongst enthusiasts and … [Read more...]

Fuji XT1 Mirrorless Digital Camera; Pros, Cons, and Performance

Fuji XT1

Fujifilm’s premier model of their groundbreaking “T” line is the Fuji XT1. The “T” stands for “tough,” which the XT1 certainly is, armed with a rugged magnesium-alloy body and weatherproof buttons and compartments, elements lacking in Fuji predecessors like the prominent X-E, X-M, and X-Pro lines. For those desiring access to a product that delivers the utmost quality with an updated but still user-friendly interface, look no further. Let’s take … [Read more...]