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Micro Four Thirds Format for Filmmakers

Filmmakers once had a simple choice when it came to what format they shot on. The two professional formats were 35mm and 16mm film. 35mm was, and still is, the gold standard, used on big-budget feature films. 16mm was thought of as the more accessible and affordable alternative, used on documentaries and independent films.

Hands-On Review: the Nikon D5300

I shoot primarily with a D7000, which isn’t a huge camera, but the Nikon D5300 seems significantly smaller; it's a comfortable camera that felt great in my hands. When you’re accustomed to handling a camera body daily, size differences are readily apparent—in fact, the first thing you notice about the D5300 is its size. It’s smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the D5200.

Olympus Announces the New Stylus 1 Digital Camera with Constant f/2.8 Zoom Lens

With a form factor that incorporates the best of the legendary OM series cameras, the just-announced Olympus Stylus 1 Digital Camera is a slim, stylish compact digital camera with a 12MP sensor and a 10.7x optical zoom lens. The 1/1.7” BSI CMOS sensor offers clear, color-accurate imaging and low-light capability.

First Look: Nikon Goes Wi-Fi with the D5300 and Announces a New 58mm f/1.4 Lens

Nikon has announced its latest DX-format mid-range DSLR camera and it features built-in Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, thus ushering Nikon’s high-resolution DSLRs into a new world of direct instant upload, social network sharing and remote image viewing.

The State of Mirrorless Glass

With mirrorless digital cameras continuously growing in both popularity and imaging capabilities, their respective lines of lenses are also consistently being multiplied, refined, and expanded in order to better suit the developing range of cameras. At the beginning, mirrorless cameras were considered an intermediary step between full-fledged DSLRs and compact point-and-shoots.

Unveiled: Fujifilm Expands the X-Series with the X-A1 and XC 50-230mm Telephoto Zoom Lens

Fujifilm has just announced a new and especially unique member of its line of X-series mirrorless digital cameras: the X-A1. This camera stands out among the X-M1, X-E1, and X-Pro1 as the first to feature a traditional Bayer filter arrangement CMOS sensor, versus their proprietary X-Trans CMOS sensor.

First Impressions: The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera is a high-end offering aimed squarely at the professional and advanced enthusiast, and adds significant enhancements to the already well received OM-D E-M5.

Nikon Announces a New COOLPIX, Zoom Lens, and Speedlight

The Nikon COOLPIX L620 is a 14x optical zoom point-and-shoot camera that contains the latest technologies housed in an ergonomic design. The 18.1 megapixel BSI (Back Side Illumination) CMOS image sensor allows improved image quality even in low-light situations, and the 14x zoom NIKKOR lens is equipped with the company’s VR image stabilization for ensuring sharp images.

The New Lumix DMC-FZ70 Digital Camera: 60x Optical Zoom

Panasonic has announced their latest high zoom bridge camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Digital Camera features a 60x optical zoom lens with the 35mm focal length equivalent of 20-1200mm, which covers everything from true wide-angle to ultra-telephoto focal lengths.

DSLR Lens Primer, Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of a three-part series that lays out the basics of lenses for novices and those who could use a refresher. In this part of the Lens Primer, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, explores concepts such as aperture, image stabilization (IS) or vibration reduction (VR), and telephoto zoom lenses versus primes.

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