I love tough cameras. Nowadays so much sophisticated, high-tech finery is protected by a thin plastic casing and when that casing breaks—and it will—the whole system risks collapse. “Tough" cameras fly in the face of adversity and have earned a category unto themselves with a simple and befitting name to match. Sure, these cameras share core features—underwater capability, shock and cold... READ MORE
Here at B&H, we're steeped in the latest camera technology and products. With the holidays quickly approaching, we have culled many of our favorites to save you the time it would take to pore over dozens of pages of specs and features. Our commitment to provide you with the best in customer service has produced lists of suggestions like the one that follows.
Premium Compact Cameras
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HDSLRs and large-sensor video cameras have become today’s most popular cameras for shooting video. But, straight out of the box, they’re still notoriously uncomfortable to hold when shooting video for longer than a few minutes. From the beginning, even early adopters of these cameras asked, “How can we shoot comfortably for longer periods of time, keep the camera stable, and not give up mobility... READ MORE
We live in a digital age in which our mobile devices are capable of capturing high-quality images. But remember when a camera was just a camera? With all due respect to technology, let’s ensure that the children of today and tomorrow grow up understanding and appreciating cameras in their own right. There are future artists and perhaps future legends among them, and we want to nurture their gifts... READ MORE
Every year a series of "revolutionary" and "game-changing" cameras are released into the market. They included amazing high-resolution sensors, new professional-grade cameras, and slim new mirrorless designs in 2012. So what could possibly change in just one year?
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To start, we saw a variety of new tech from Canon. They... READ MORE
People have been shooting HD video with DSLR cameras packing still lenses for years—mostly with fixed focal length lenses, which are often referred to as "prime" lenses in the film industry. In general, zoom lenses made for still photos are a poor fit for cinema production. You can use them, as many low-budget indie productions do, but they lack many of the necessary features that are required... READ MORE
Whether shooting a DSLR or mirrorless camera, interchangeable-lens cameras significantly broaden the photographer’s range of creative possibilities. There’s a good chance that the kit lens included with your camera was a zoom lens that offers a zoom range suitable for most of your initial photographic pursuits. A fixed focal length camera lens, or "prime" lens, offers a great way to improve the... READ MORE
The compact point-and-shoots of yesterday have long since been replaced by the smart devices of today. In an ever-changing digital landscape, evolution is a necessity and the latest compacts are better than ever. Regardless of your skill level, these digital cameras have got you covered. With larger sensors, faster processors, and the ability to shoot RAW, they offer users incredible quality and... READ MORE
In recent years, perspective manipulation has seen a surge in popularity throughout the photography community. Whether it is the eccentricity of miniature-faking, or the dreamy elegance of selective blur, tilt-shift lenses have undoubtedly solidified their place on many contemporary photographers’ to-buy lists. While they’re certainly familiar tools to serious architectural and landscape... READ MORE
For aspiring filmmakers, the key to “getting into cinema” is networking, working on productions, and creating your own projects. There was a time when, if you wanted your films to look like film, you shot on film. Even five or six years ago, a professional-quality video camera would cost you several thousand dollars, at a minimum. Moreover, solid-state media and hard-drive storage cost nearly... READ MORE
No matter how many lenses a photographer has, there’s always another one that we long for. There are so many options out there that choosing your next lens can be a confusing task. We're going to help you choose the best lens to fit your specific needs.
The first question you have to ask yourself is, “What do I need that my current lens doesn’t give me?” Your answer is most likely going to fall... READ MORE
There are moments when you miss your old Polaroid. Photography’s move into the digital era led to advancements we could've only dreamed of years ago, like instant feedback via an LCD screen. But, there is still nothing like holding a fresh print in your hand. Here to solve this problem are portable printers. They can be stuffed into a bag, fit snugly in a corner, and they produce quality images... READ MORE
Compact cameras, often referred to as point-and-shoots, are the most prevalent type of digital camera available, with an expansive list of options available in regard to form factor, imaging capabilities, manual versus automated functions, and a host of technologies that work to facilitate, as their name implies, truly point-and-shoot imaging possibilities. The point-and-shoot is a versatile type... READ MORE
Practically every manufacturer has its own lineup of fast zoom lenses. These lenses have apertures of f/2.8 or larger, making them useful even in low-light conditions. They also feature fixed apertures and will maintain their speed through the entire zoom range. In the photographer's hands, they have the potential for superb image quality in a variety of scenarios.
Mid-Range Zoom Lenses
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Although it won’t be available until January, 2014, Canon’s recent announcement of Firmware Update Version 2.0 for the EOS-1D X camera means that their flagship DSLR’s functionality is about to be elevated to new heights.
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