Gear reviews and how-to guides on digital cameras.

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 Photos

Here are some sample photos I’ve taken with the Sony a7iii mirrorless camera to give a sense of how it performs under 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 a7iii, 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 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 Photos

A collection of sample images I’ve shot 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.

Leica X-U Waterproof Camera

Photos Taken with a Leica X-U | Sample Images

Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve taken with a Leica X-U under different conditions and at different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Nikon D3400 Batteries and Chargers

Nikon D3400 Battery & Charger Options

A rundown of some of the good options for batteries and chargers that are compatible with the Nikon D3400, including Nikon’s own as well as some good ones from aftermarket manufacturers.

Nikon D3400

Best Books on the Nikon D3400

If you’ve just bought yourself a Nikon D3400, or even if you’ve had one for a while and are looking to make use of more of its features, here’s a quick rundown of what I think are the best books on using this camera.

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Nikon D3400 Sample Photos

A collection of high-resolution photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D3400 under real-world shooting conditions.

Fujifilm Digital Film Emulation Profiles

Fujifilm cameras come with several film emulation profiles built-in. You can apply them in-camera if you’re shooting JPG or apply them in processing if you’re shooting RAW.

Sony RX1RII Camera

Sony RX1R II Hands-on Review

Sony’s new RX1R II marks the very high end of pocketable cameras. It has a 42-megapixel full-frame sensor, a fixed f/2 Zeiss lens, and boatloads of features. It also has a price to match.

How to Share 360° Photos

So you’ve shot some cool new 360 degree photos. How do you share them so other people can see them? Here are some places to start.

Nikon D5300 Sample Images

A collection of high-resolution sample images shot with the Nikon D5300 with a Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens.

Panasonic Lumix GF1 Sample Images

A collection of sample images shot with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 under different conditions, of various scenes, and with an assortment of exposure combinations.

Polaroid Cube+ (Polaroid Cube Plus)

Polaroid Cube+ Action Camera Review

I put Polaroid’s second-generation action cam, the Polaroid Cube+, to the test to see how it performs and see whether it’s a viable alternative to the GoPro HERO4 Session.

USB Chargers for DSLR Camera Batteries

USB Chargers for Camera Batteries

Many cameras come with an AC battery charger. But charging from a USB power source can be far more convenient when you’re traveling. The good news is that there are USB chargers out there for the batteries used in common camera models, even if you have to hunt a little to find them.

Fujifilm X-T1 Hands-on Review

Fujifilm has a new contender for the best mirrorless camera. On paper it looks impressive. Here’s how it performed in real-world shooting.

Time-Lapse Photography with a Panasonic Lumix GF1

One of my few complaints about the Panasonic Lumix GF1 is that it doesn’t have a built-in intervalometer to take time lapse shots. But for about $50-$70 you can get a third party timer cable release that does the job quite nicely.