HDSLR

New Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera Hands-On Review

Canon sparked a revolution in digital cinematography when professionals started using its EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera for filmmaking, using its surprisingly good 1080p video mode for projects like commercial and television production. Despite its superior imaging capabilities, Canon knew it had much more to offer the demanding world of digital cinematography.

New Nikon D4 Pro DSLR Camera

Make way for the new Nikon D4 digital SLR camera. This baby boasts an FX-format 16.2-megapixel CMOS Sensor for superior image quality. Its large 3.2" ultra-sharp 921,000-dot LCD monitor features automatic brightness control, adjusting visibility based on the environment to ensure bright, clear playback, menu browsing and Live View shooting.

The New XLR-Equipped Olympus LS-100 Portable Recorder

Portable digital recorders that feature dual XLR inputs are popular among musicians and audio engineers and they’re also the tool of choice for recording the sound for video productions. Until recently, there were only a few handheld digital recorders with XLR inputs available, but the announcement of the Olympus LS-100 adds an attractive new option to the menu.

Professional DSLR Roundup

Regardless of make and model, each of the following DSLRs is the best offering from the camera manufacturers represented in our Professional DSLR Roundup. Although many of these cameras seem similar in many respects to their mid- and entry-level counterparts—at least on paper—the narrative changes dramatically once you pick one up.

Entry-Level DSLR Roundup

Considering the degree of advanced technology contained in the average entry-level DSLR these days, one often feels the urge to add an asterisk to the term “entry-level,” because smaller size and plastic body panels aside, each of these cameras is a real honker in its own right.

Holiday 2012: Manual Focus SLR Lenses

With all of the technological advancements in the world of autofocus—both in relation to the lenses themselves as well as camera’s AF features—manual focus lenses have also gained popularity recently for a number of reasons.

Holiday 2012: Portable Digital Recorders

A portable digital recorder is a compact, battery-powered device that’s capable of creating high-resolution digital audio recordings. Most portable digital recorders feature built-in microphones, but some only have inputs for connecting external audio signals.

New from Canon: EOS C300/C300 PL Cinema Cameras

Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. today raised the curtain on an all-new interchangeable-lens digital cinema camera that combines exceptional imaging performance with outstanding mobility and expandability to meet the demanding production needs of today's motion picture industry.

Canon EOS-1D X: New Top-Gun HDSLR

After months of speculation and an untold number of rumors, Canon has unveiled its new flagship camera—the Canon EOS-1D X. Most impressively, the new camera, which replaces both the EOS-1Ds Mk III and EOS-1D Mk IV, improves upon previous Canon EOS 1D-series HDSLRs in every which way.

Using a Matte Box to Enhance Your Video Production

If you’re actively honing your skills as a videographer, either with camcorders or HDSLRs, try working with matte boxes to enhance your video production and kick it up a notch in quality.

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