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Gear reviews and how-to guides on digital cameras.


Nikon D3400 Webcam Live  Video Streaming

How to Use a Nikon D3400 as a Webcam 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.

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Nikon D810 Sample Images

I’ve been shooting with the Nikon D810 for a few years. Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the Nikon D810 under various lighting conditions.

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 Z7 Mirrorless Camera

How to Find & Update Nikon Z7 Firmware Version

Keeping your camera’s firmware up-to-date gives you the benefit of the latest bug fixes and features. Here’s how to check the firmware version and update the firmware on the Nikon Z7.

How to Change Aperture on a Nikon D3500

There are a few different ways to change aperture on the Nikon D3500. Which method you use depends on the lens and shooting mode you’re using. Here’s a guide.

Nikon D3400 Aperture

How to Change Aperture on a Nikon D3400

The method for changing the aperture, or size of the opening to let the light in, varies according to the lens you’re using. Here’s how to do it with the lenses most commonly used on the Nikon D3400.

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.

Nikon D3400 Date Stamp Off

How to Turn Off Nikon D3400 Date Stamp

Just like old-school film cameras, the Nikon D3400 has options for imprinting date and time information in the bottom corner of the photo. Here’s how it works.

Sony a7r IV Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Sony a7R IV Hands-on Test & 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

I’ve been out shooting with the Sony RX100 VII, the latest in Sony’s high-end compact camera line. Here are some high-resolution photos I’ve taken with it to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Sony RX100 VII Compact Camera

Sony RX100 VII ISO Range Tests & 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 Compact Digital Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Ricoh GR III ISO Range Examples

The Ricoh GR III has an ISO range from 100 to 102400, which is a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the GR II. Here are some high-resolution practical examples of how that translates in real-world shooting, with side-by-side examples at different ISOs so you can get a sense of image quality at different ISOs.

Sony a7r IV Mirrorless Camera Front View. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Sony a7R IV ISO Range Sample Images Test & Review

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.

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Ricoh GR III Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the new Ricoh GR III high-end compact camera. It’s no surprise that it has such a cult following. Here’s a collection of high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with it.

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.

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Ricoh GR III Low Light Performance Tests – High ISO Sample Images

Wondering how the Ricoh GR III performs in low light? After all, it’s a camera that’s wonderfully suited to the unpredictable lighting of street and travel photography.

It has a very high maximum ISO of 102400. But how useful are those high ISOs really?

Here’s a selection of photos taken at high ISOs with the Ricoh GR III to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

Sony a6400 Memory Cards

Sony a6400 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not easy to know which is the right type of SD card for your camera. Here are my practical recommendations on the best SD card for Sony a6400 cameras.

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

Fujifilm X-T3 Sample Images

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.

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Sony HX99 Test & 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.

Sony HX99 Sample Images

Discover the impressive zoom capabilities and unexpected features of the Sony HX99 compact camera. Explore practical examples of its performance in real-world shooting conditions through a collection of sample photos.

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Sony HX99 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not easy to know which is the right type of SD card for your camera. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for the Sony HX99 compact camera.

Fujifilm X-T3 High ISO Tests with Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the Fujifilm X-T3 and testing how well it performs under challenging shooting conditions. Here’s a selection of high-resolution photos I’ve taken with the Fujifilm X-T3 specifically focusing on its high-ISO performance in low-light conditions.

Fujifilm X-T2 Sample Images

Here’s a selection of photos I’ve taken with a Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera. It has a 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS cropped sensor.

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony a6000 Battery Recommendations

If you’re after a spare or replacement battery for your Sony Alpha a6000 camera, here’s a rundown of the best options along with tips for getting the most out of the battery.

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.

Nikon D3500 DSLR

Nikon D3500 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to know which type of memory card to get, and if you get one that’s not good enough for the camera, you can end up with errors or not be able to use all of the camera’s features. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for the Nikon D3500 DSLR.

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Which Battery to Get for the Sony RX0

Battery life isn’t one of the Sony RX0’s strengths. Whether you’re looking for a spare battery or to replace a battery that isn’t holding a charge as well as it should, here’s a rundown of the options.

And what Sony doesn’t tell you is that there’s a good alternative that might be easier to find and potentially cheaper.

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Sony RX0 Sample Images

The Sony RX0 is tiny and looks like an action camera that’s built for shooting video. But it’s also 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 in various shooting conditions.

Sony DSC-RX0 Miniature Camera

Sony RX0 Camera Hands-on Test & 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 RX0 High ISO Shooting

Sony RX0 Low Light Performance at High ISOs

The Sony RX0 is a tiny but surprisingly powerful camera. It’s an unconventional choice as a travel camera, and it’s not without its issues.

But it also has a lot going for it, including decent low-light performance. Here’s what I’ve found when shooting photos with it in the ISO 3200 to ISO 12800 range.

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 a7III High ISO Sample Images

Explore how the latest model, Sony a7III, performs in real-world low-light shooting conditions at high ISOs. View the results and high-resolution sample examples here.

Sony Alpha a7iii. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

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 selection of sample images shot across the full ISO range to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 front view

Hands On with the Fujifilm X-Pro2

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 might not have all the bells and whistles of some other mirrorless cameras out there, but it excels at refined shooting pleasure.

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 D3400 High ISO Tests & Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the Nikon D3400. Here’s a collection of images taken across the D3400’s ISO range (ISO 100 through ISO 25600) to give a sense of how it performs under low light conditions at high ISOs.

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Nikon D7200 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to know which type of memory card to get, and if you get one that’s not good enough for the camera, you can end up with errors or not be able to use all of the camera’s features. Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that work well in your 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.

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.

Nikon D7500 SD Card Slot

Nikon D7100 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to know which type of memory card to get, and if you get one that’s not good enough for the camera, you can end up with errors or not be able to use all of the camera’s features. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for the Nikon D7200 DSLR.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Sample Images

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Sample Images

Here’s a selection of high-resolution images I’ve taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 with a 23mm f/2 Lens to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

Canon Rebel T6 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to know which type of memory card to get, and if you get one that’s not good enough for the camera, you can end up with errors or not be able to use all of the camera’s features. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for the Canon Rebel T6.

Olympus TG-5

Olympus TG-5 Waterproof Camera Sample Images

Here’s a collection of sample photos I’ve taken with the new Olympus TG-5 camera to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions with a range of settings and subjects.

Nikon D3400 DSLR camera

How to Change Nikon D3400 Aspect Ratio

The Nikon D3400 doesn’t offer the option to choose a different aspect ratio when taking photos, but here’s a partial workaround that works for small numbers of images at a time.

Leica X-U Waterproof Camera

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 D5500 Sample Images

Nikon D5500 Sample Images

A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D5500 to give an idea 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.

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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 Images

The Nikon D3400 is Nikon’s entry-level DSLR. I’ve been out shooting with it. Here’s a selection of high-resolution photos I’ve taken with it to give a sense of what you can expect under real-world shooting conditions.

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Sony RX1R II Sample Images

Here’s a selection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony RXR1 II high-end compact camera under different shooting conditions.

Ricoh GR II Sample Images

Ricoh GR II Sample Images

Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the Ricoh GR II compact camera under different lighting conditions and scenes.

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.

Fujifilm X70 Sample Images

Fujifilm X70 Sample Images

Here’s a selection of high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with the Fujifilm X70 compact digital camera, including macro and low-light.

Fujifilm X100T Sample Images

Fujifilm X100T Sample Images

This is a selection of high-resolution sample images I’ve captured with the Fujifilm X100T compact mirrorless camera.

Sony RX1RII Camera

Sony RX1R II Hands-on Test & 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.

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Nikon D5300 Photo Samples

I’ve been out shooting with the Nikon D5300 DSLR with a Nikon NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. It’s a versatile combination, especially for something like travel photography. Here’s a selection of images I’ve taken with it to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

Polaroid Cube+ (Polaroid Cube Plus)

Polaroid Cube+ Action Camera Review

I tested Polaroid’s second-generation action cam, the Polaroid Cube+, to see how well it performs and if it can be a good alternative to the GoPro HERO4 Session.

Smartphone Apps for Tracking the Sun, Moon, and Stars

Whether you’re trying to make it for magic hour, line up the sun or moon with a landmark, or just want to make sure your subject is shown in the best natural light, smartphone apps that calculate the location of the sun and moon for any location on earth for any date and time can come in very handy.

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.

Canon Rebel T3i Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to know which type of memory card to get, and if you get one that’s not good enough for the camera, you can end up with errors or not be able to use all of the camera’s features. It’s not easy to know which is the right type of SD card for your camera. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for your Canon Rebel T3i, focusing on cards that are fast enough, reliable, cost-effective, and readily available.

Nikon D5300 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to know which type of memory card to get, and if you get one that’s not good enough for the camera, you can end up with errors or not be able to use all of the camera’s features. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for the Nikon D5300.

Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Camera

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.