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Multi-Room Wireless Audio Systems

At the beginning of 2013, I wrote an article about all the latest home and portable entertainment announcements that were made during CES 2013, in Las Vegas. Searching for a thread that tied the whole show together, I suggested that “total connectivity” was the pervasive theme of the year’s show. The influence of smartphones, tablets, and mobile device apps was ubiquitous.

Advanced Compact Cameras

The compact point-and-shoots of yesterday have long since been replaced by the smart devices of today.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.

UHD 4K TVs

The past decade has been a renaissance for TV technology. Televisions have gotten slimmer; we’ve gone from large-frame TVs like CRTs and floor-standing rear-projection models to the flat-panel displays we have on the market today. Screen sizes have also evolved, with 60-inch plus models growing in popularity and becoming living-room staples.

The Photo Landscape, 2013

Over the course of 2013, the photographic-technology landscape has certainly held its fair share of innovations, updates, new releases, and refinements, with manufacturers pushing to meet certain contemporary image-making goals as well as working to draft the blueprint of what to expect in subsequent years.

The Current Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless cameras are becoming an increasingly popular choice for photographers, both novices and professionals alike, due to their melding of a compact form factor, high image quality, and progressively expanding systematic approach to both body and lens options.

Perspective Control and Tilt-Shift Lenses

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.

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.

Long-Distance Providers: Long Zoom Cameras of 2013

The emergence of long zoom cameras as a legitimate multi-purpose digital camera option continued in 2013. Bridging the divide between conventional point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras, these compact cameras offer portability similar to their mirrorless cousins with more novice-friendly interfaces than advanced interchangeable-lens cameras.

Cameras of the Year

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?

A lot.

Glass Encounters of the SLR Kind: Out-of-This-World Lenses for 2013

To capitalize on the ever-increasing resolution of image sensors, lens manufacturers continue to come up with new optical designs and other lens technologies that allow greater low-light capability and aberration-corrected imagery. Read on to learn more about the standout advances in this year’s roundup of noteworthy SLR camera lenses.

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