Cameras

Gear reviews and how-to guides on digital cameras.

Olympus OM-1 SD Cards

Olympus OM-1 SD Card Recommendations

The Olympus OM-1 doesn’t come standard with memory cards, and some of its features require cards that are fast enough to keep up. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get.

Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera

Canon EOS R5 Video Bitrates

Here are video bitrate tables for various video shooting setting combinations on the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera.

Canon EOS Rebel T7

Canon Rebel T7 Default Settings

If you just want to change one or two settings on your Canon Rebel T7 back to the default settings, this chart shows the camera defaults.

Canon Rebel T7 Clear Settings Reset to Defaults

How to Reset Canon Rebel T7

There are two types of reset available on the Canon Rebel T7. Here’s what they are and how to use them to get your camera back to default settings.

How to Reset a Nikon D3500

Here’s a guide on how to reset a Nikon D3500 back to factory settings. This can be useful if you’re troubleshooting an issue, selling or trading-in your D3500, or just want to start again with a clean slate of settings.

Fujifilm X-T4 SD Card Recommendations

To take full advantage of the power the Fujifilm X-T4 has to offer you’ll need SD cards that are fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations.

What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon D500 Use?

There is a little trick to what kind of memory cards the Nikon D500 takes. That’s because of a tweak that Nikon made with a firmware update to add CFexpress B compatibility to the XQD memory card slot.

Nikon Z50 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon Z50 doesn’t come with a memory card standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards work well in this camera to take advantage of all of the Z50’s features.

Canon EOS 1500D DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 1500D Default Settings

If you just want to change one or two settings on your Canon EOS 1500D back to the default settings, this chart shows the camera defaults.

Ricoh GR III SD Memory Cards

Ricoh GR III SD Memory Card Recommendations

Looking for a new memory card for your Ricoh GR III? Here are my practical recommendations on good options that work well in this camera, have a proven track record or reliability, and are cost-effective.

SD Memory Cards

Canon M50 Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon EOS M50 doesn’t come with a memory card as standard (it’s a sold separately accessory). Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.

Canon Rebel T7 Clear Settings Reset to Defaults

How to Reset Canon EOS 1500D

There are two types of reset available on the Canon EOS 1500D. Here’s what they are and how to use them to get your camera back to default settings.

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 2000D Default Settings

If you just want to change one or two settings on your Canon EOS 2000D back to the default settings, this chart shows the camera defaults.

Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera Sample Images

This is a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony a6500 mirrorless camera to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting under different lighting conditions.

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Nikon D810 High ISO Sample Images

This is a collection of images I’ve taken at high ISOs with the Nikon D810, to give a sense of how it performs in real-world low-light conditions.

Nikon D800 High ISO Sample Images

Nikon D800 High ISO Sample Images

This is a collection of sample images I’ve taken at high ISOs with the Nikon D800 to give a sense of how it performs in low-light situations.

Nikon D850 Video Shooting

Nikon D850 Video Modes & Features

Here’s a rundown of the video modes and features of the Nikon D850 camera. The camera’s strengths are in stills photography, but it still has capable video features.

Nikon D3500 Setup Menu Screenshot: Format Memory Card Confirmation

How to Format an SD Card in a Nikon D3500

Formatting the SD card in your Nikon D3500 is an important step that you should do regularly to reduce the risk of file corruption and issues in saving your photos and videos. Here’s how to do it.

Canon Rebel T7 Clear Settings Reset to Defaults

How to Reset Canon EOS 2000D

There are two types of reset available on the Canon EOS 2000D. Here’s what they are and how to use them to get your camera back to default settings.

Sony a1 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Sample Images

Sony a1 Sample Images

Here are some sample images I’ve taken with the Sony a1, Sony’s latest and greatest 50MP full-frame mirrorless camera.

Sony Alpha 6500 Mirorrless Camera

Sony a6500 Memory Card Recommendations

The Sony a6500 doesn’t come with a memory card standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards work well in this camera to take advantage of all of the a6500’s features.

Sony a6600 Mirrorless Camera

Sony a6600 Memory Card Recommendations

The Sony a6600 doesn’t come with a memory card standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards work well in this camera to take advantage of all of the a6600’s features.

Nikon D3400 Format SD Card

How to Format an SD Card in a Nikon D3400

Formatting the SD card in your Nikon D3400 is an important step that you should do regularly to reduce the risk of file corruption and issues in saving your photos and videos. Here’s how to do it.

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Nikon D3500 Sample Images

Here are some sample photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D3500 to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

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How to Use a Nikon D3400 as a Webcam or for Live Video Streaming

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your home office for Zoom meetings or building a basic home vlogging studio, you can use a Nikon D3400 as a webcam or for real-time video capture to a computer. But it’s not quite as simple as just plugging your camera in with a USB cable. Here’s a guide on how to do it and what you’ll need to make it work.

Nikon D3400 Batteries and Chargers

How to Charge Nikon D3400 Batteries

You can’t charge the Nikon D3400’s battery by leaving the battery in the camera and connecting the camera to a USB power source. So here’s how you do it instead.

Nikon D3500 Front On

Nikon D3500 FAQs

The answers to some common questions I’ve gotten from readers about the Nikon D3500 DSLR camera.

Nikon D3500 Battery Compartment

Nikon D3500 Battery & Charger: A Guide

A rundown of some of the good options for batteries and chargers that are compatible with the Nikon D3500, including Nikon’s own as well as some good ones from aftermarket manufacturers.

Sony a7r IV Mirrorless Camera

Sony a7R IV Review

Sony has released a new version of their flagship full-frame mirrorless camera: the Sony a7R IV. After having been shooting with it quite a bit, here’s my take.

Sony a7R IV Sample Images

Sony a7R IV Sample Images

Here’s a collection of images shot with the Sony a7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera under different lighting conditions and with different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.

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Sony RX100 VII Sample Images

Here’s a sampling of photos I’ve taken with the Sony RX100 VII, the latest in Sony’s high-end compact camera line.

Sony RX100 VII Compact Camera

Sony RX100 VII ISO Range Examples

The high-end compact Sony RX100 VII camera has a relatively narrow ISO range from 64 through 12800. Here are some example shots showing what that means in real-world shooting.

Ricoh GR III

Ricoh GR III ISO Range Examples

The Ricoh GR III has an ISO range from 100 to 102400. Here are some high-resolution practical examples of how that translates in real-world shooting.

Sony a7r IV Mirrorless Camera Front View

Sony a7R IV ISO Range Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the brand-new Sony a7R IV, the full-frame flagship model in Sony’s mirrorless camera range. Here are some side-by-side examples taken through the ISO range from ISO 50 to ISO 102400.

Sony RX100 VII Compact Camera Lens Barrel Zoomed in

Sony RX100 VII Zoom Range

The Sony RX100 VII high-end compact camera has a 24-200mm optical zoom and two kinds of digital zoom that go beyond that. Here’s what each type does, along with practical examples.

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Ricoh GR III Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the new Ricoh GR III high-end compact camera. For good reason, the GR cameras have long had a cult following among street photographers and travel photographers. Here’s a collection of high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with it.

Sony a6400 mirrrorless camera

Sony a6400 Hands-on Review

Here’s my hands-on review of the Sony Alpha a6400, Sony’s newest addition to its compact mirrorless interchangeable lens range.

Sony a6400 Sample Images

Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony a6400 to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Sony a6400 High ISO Sample Images

Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera using high ISOs from ISO 6400 up through ISO 102400.

Ricoh GR II High ISO Sample Images

Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Ricoh GR II in an effort to provide some practical examples of how the Ricoh GR II performs in low-lighting shooting conditions.

FujiFilm X-T3 with Fujinon 18-55mm f2,8-4 zoom lens

Photos Taken with a Fujifilm X-T3

Here’s a selection of images I’ve taken with a Fujifilm X-T3 to give a sense of how it performs under different real-world shooting conditions.

Sony DSC-HX99 Compact Camera

Sony HX99 Review

The Sony HX99 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom. It makes for a very good and versatile everyday travel camera that easily fits in your pocket. Here’s my hands-on review.

Photos Taken with a Sony HX99 Compact Camera

The Sony HX99 compact camera packs a massive zoom into a tiny camera as well as including some features you might not expect in a camera of this type. Here are some photos I’ve taken with the HX99 to provide some practical examples of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

Sony DSC-HX99 Compact Camera

Sony HX99 Recommended SD Cards

Here are some recommendations on which SD card to get for the Sony HX99 so that you can use all of the camera’s features.

Photos Taken with a FujiFilm X-T2

Here’s a collection of travel-type photos I’ve taken with a FujiFilm X-T2 mirrorless camera. 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS cropped sensor.

FujiFilm X-T3

Fujifilm X-T3 SD Card Recommendations

To take full advantage of the power the Fujifilm X-T3 has to offer you’ll need SD cards that are fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations.

Sony DSC-RX0 Miniature Camera Battery Compartment

Which Battery to Get for the Sony RX0

Battery life isn’t one of the Sony RX0’s strengths. Whether you’re looking for spares, a replacement battery, or external chargers, here’s a rundown of the options.

Sony DSC-RX0 Miniature Camera

Photos Taken with a Sony RX0 Camera

The Sony RX0 is tiny and looks like an action camera that’s built for shooting video, but it’s a surprisingly capable stills camera as well. Here are some example photos I’ve taken with it to give a sense of its real-world performance.

Sony DSC-RX0 Miniature Camera

Sony RX0 Camera Hands-on Review

The Sony RX0 is tiny, rugged, and waterproof. But while it might look like Sony’s answer to GoPro, it packs a surprising amount of high-end features and power.

Sony a7III Sample Images

Here are some high-resolution sample photos I’ve taken with the Sony a7III mirrorless camera to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Sony a7 III High ISO Sample Images

The cameras in Sony’s Alpha range are well-known for their superb sensors. I’ve been shooting with the latest model, the Sony a7 III, at high ISOs to find out how well it performs in real-world shooting in low-light conditions at high ISOs. Here are the results and some examples.

Sony Alpha a7iii

Silent Shooting with the Sony a7III

Some cameras say they have a silent shutter, but when you go to use it they turn out to just have a very quiet shutter. I’ve been pleasantly surprised that the one on the Sony a7III really is silent. Here’s how to set it up.

Sony a7r iii mirrorless camera

Sony a7R III Sample Images: ISO Range

The Sony a7r iii has a well-earned reputation for boasting an extraordinarily good sensor, and it has an ISO range from 50 up through 102400. I shot some real-world examples through the ISO range to see how the ISO settings compare side by side.

Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera

FujiFilm X-T2 ISO Range Sample Images

The FujiFilm X-T2 has an ISO range from 100 to 51200. Here’s a collection of sample images shot across the full ISO range to give an idea of how to performs in real-world shooting.

Sony Alpha a6000 memory cards

Sony a6000 Memory Card Recommendations

Here are some recommendations for which memory cards work best in the a6000. In some shooting modes, the Sony a6000 can be picky about what memory card you put into it.

Nikon D7500 SD Card Slot

Nikon D7200 Memory Card Recommendations

Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that work well in the Nikon D7200, focusing on cards that are fast enough, reliable, cost-effective, and readily available.

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Nikon D7500 Sample Images

Here’s a selection of photos I’ve taken with the D7500 to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

Nikon D7500 High-ISO Examples

To give a sense of the Nikon D7500’s high-ISO performance, I’ve put together a some example photos shot at a range of ISO settings.

How to Use the Nikon D7500’s Virtual Horizon Tools

The Nikon D7500 has built-in virtual horizon tools that provide a more precise alternative to the old-fashioned bubble level method of making sure you’re shooting level. Here’s how to use the three different versions of it.