Photography

Buying Guide

At B&H, we currently stock about 100 point-and-shoot cameras; all of them are capable of shooting terrific photographs, and in most cases, video. The choices are far narrower, however, for those seeking digicams that can take an occasional dunk in the drink, an accidental fall, a tropical schvitz, or a high-altitude freeze. If this describes your lifestyle, the following 10 digicams are specifically designed to take a rougher ride than most of the larger, pricier cameras we sell at B&H (and at a fraction of the price!).


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After watching the last episode of '24' I realized that of all the things Jack Bauer ever did to his adversaries - and there's little he didn't do to them over the years - the one thing he never ever did was to have  them sit for a formal portrait before he did whatever he ultimately did to them. And this got me thinking.

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On June 11th, 12th, and 13th, Atlanta GA based photographer Zack Arias will be teaching a three day studio lighting class at creativeLIVE.com for free. Zack will be covering everything from white seamless backgrounds, models, posing, and more. If you're not familiar with creativeLIVE, it's a website dedicated to sharing information about creative production for everything from shooting DSLR video to making smartphone apps. Viewers are encouraged to chime in with questions as the live broadcast takes place... 

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Tips and Solutions

What's the difference between an amateur and professional photographer? In this short video from his recent creativeLIVE weekend workshop, Zack Arias addresses this question from an online viewer. If you're getting paid, are you a pro? If you still love photography, are you an amateur? And who enjoys photography more?

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If  Zack Arias had to choose a single light modifier for the next six months of his life, what would it be? No question about it, according to Zack: The Impact  60-inch convertible umbrella from B&H.

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Buying Guide

Not long ago, point-and-shoot cameras had zoom lenses that seldom went beyond the optical range of a 35-105mm lens on a conventional 35mm camera. Not so anymore. Thanks to numerous advancements in optical technologies, digicams now feature 8x to 14x zooms that despite their 20-something to 200-300mm-plus focal ranges, still slip easily into your pocket. In addition to HD video, some perform some pretty neat tricks.

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Hands-on Review

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FX-75 has a 14MP CCD sensor and an F/2.2 Leica Summicron lens with a 5x Zoom, for an equivalent 24-120mm lens. Because the FX-75 features such a bright and fast Leica lens, F/2.2 is almost two stops faster than most of the point and shoots—so you know this camera was designed to shoot with available light.

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Hands-on Review

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is the smallest and lightest Micro Four Thirds, mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera in the world. The 12MP live MOS sensor is sensitive to 6400 ISO, and now with the DMC-GF2, you can shoot full 1080 HD video with stereo sound.

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Hands-on Review

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 is a 16-Megapixel point-and-shoot camera with a CCD sensor that's sensitive to ISO 1600. The DMC-FH27 has a Leica 8x lens that zooms from 28 to 224mm equivalent and it captures 720p HD video.

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Buying Guide

Professionals tend to expect more from the tools they use. They expect them to perform reliably, accurately and smoothly on good days and bad. On top of all that, they expect their tools to feel proper, secure and "right" in the hand. And these very same folk often have the same expectations when it comes to pedestrian items. We'd like to talk about a half-dozen point-and-shoot digital cameras that should appeal to serious-minded shooters seeking a pocket-sized camera that feels and performs like a "real" camera.

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The Samsung ST80 is a very compact camera with a 35-105mm equivalent lens, a 14MP sensor and a 3-inch touch screen.The point-and-shoot community is excited about this camera because it is one of the few new cameras offering WiFi connectivity.

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Most of my photographic interest involves working underwater. However, some places in the world are as interesting above water as below. A trip to Egypt would not be complete without visiting the Pyramids and other sites of the ancient world. Planning such a trip is a logistical nightmare, though, involving domestic flights and ground transportation. It is best to use a travel agent who specializes in your destination.

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Tips and Solutions

 Why do certain photographs appeal to us so much while others do little to spark our interest? Sometimes it has to do with our emotional connection to the subject matter, but more often it has to do with human evolution and the way that we see.

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Features

According to The Digital Picture, the Canon 5D Mk II and 7D are subject to an optional hardware upgrade.

The full-frame 5D Mk II is still a hot-selling HDSLR, but the interwebs have been abuzz with speculation about what the potential successor will be like. Everything from RAW HD video, 4K video output, wireless flash control, much faster burst rate, to 39MP have been rumored. What features would be on your wish list? When will it come out? We'd love for you to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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About 90 miles from NYC is a playground for scuba divers. Dutch Springs, a limestone quarry, attracts northeast scuba divers to train, practice, try new gear and socialize. Many divers thumb their nose up at diving Dutch.

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