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The Best Digital Cameras for 2019

A New Camera-Shopping Landscape Buying a digital camera is a very different experience than it was a few years ago. Smartphone cameras keep getting better, so there are a lot fewer buyers out there for budget pocket shooters. And because of that, there aren’t that many good, inexpensive point-and-shoots. Meanwhile, entry-level SLRs have serious competition […]

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Lens Rentals zooms in on the most popular cameras of the year

2018 brought a handful of new cameras to market, but which ones were the most popular? Lens Rentals recently shared its annual breakdown, which tracks the rentals over a one-year period. It showed growth for Panasonic and Sony, while other brands saw marginal declines in the percentage of rentals, including the most-rented brand, Canon. The […]

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Full-frame mirrorless cameras just made their Hollywood debut with this thriller

Previous Next Full-frame mirrorless cameras have entered a new realm: Hollywood. The Possession of Hannah Grace, a Sony Pictures horror film in theaters since November 30, is the first feature film shot from start to finish with a full-frame mirrorless camera, according to Sony. The Sony a7S II shot the entire A-roll for the thriller, which […]

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Canon and Nikon Black Friday deals: Save big on new brand-name cameras

Although the built-in cameras on mobile devices are getting better, there is still a huge gap between smartphones and standalone digital cameras. Brand-name digital cameras are expensive, though, with professional-grade DSLR models retailing for well over a grand. That’s why annual retail events like Black Friday are such welcome opportunities to score big discounts on […]

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Nikon gets serious about mirrorless with new Z7 and Z6 cameras, available now

After celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017, Nikon is starting a new chapter with the introduction of its Z-series cameras, the Z7 and Z6. The full-frame models represent Nikon’s big push into the mirrorless category, which has been hotly anticipated for some time. After launching the Z7 first, the availability of the Nikon Z6 followed with a […]

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Full frame or 4K for less than $1K? These 4 older cameras still have a lot to offer

Cameras tend to come in tiers — there are the big, professional rigs; the mid-priced enthusiast models; and the baby beginner ones. Each tier has a corresponding price point, with the professional models naturally costing the most. But, as cameras age, those prices begin to fall — and eventually, the price an older upper tier […]

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This video perfectly demonstrates how much worse even the best smartphone cameras are compared to traditional cameras

Hollis Johnson/Business InsiderGoogle’s Pixel 3 smartphone. Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone has one of the best cameras on any smartphone. It takes gorgeous photos, just like its iPhone equivalent. But even the Pixel 3 still struggles to keep up with a traditional camera. Google’s new Pixel 3 smartphone is an excellent device in lots of ways.  […]

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NYPD Recalls Thousands of Body Cameras After One Explodes

The New York Police Department is recalling thousands of body cameras after one of them exploded. The incident, which occurred on Saturday night, did not cause any injuries, but revealed a “possible product defect” affecting some Vievu model LE-5 body-worn cameras, according to the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Public Information. “An officer retrieved a body-cam […]

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NYPD pulls thousands of its body cameras after one of them exploded

Andrew Burton/Getty Images For New York cops, fighting crime must be tough enough without having to worry about your body camera exploding. But that’s exactly what happened to one of the city’s police officers during a shift in Staten Island on Sunday. A statement from the NYPD described how the officer noticed something was up […]

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The Best DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras of 2018

Putting Smartphones to Shame If you’re feeling limited by what your point-and-shoot can do, there are plenty of reasons to consider an interchangable lens camera (ILC), whether it be a traditional DSLR or a more modern mirrorless model. These advanced shooters feature larger image sensors, superior optics, robust manual controls, faster performance, and the versatility […]

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Mirrorless cameras: Photography's new decisive moment

Media playback is unsupported on your device Nearly 200 years after the birth of photography, the art form is experiencing a technological revolution. Smartphones are using multiple cameras and software-based smarts to deliver images that seemingly transcend the limits of their small lenses and sensors. And while handsets have devastated sales of point-and-shoot cameras, the […]

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The Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras of 2018

You Don’t Need an SLR to Upgrade from a Smartphone Ask a photographer what type of camera will give you the best photos and they’ll likely suggest an SLR or mirrorless model—but for many casual shooters, they’re just too bulky and complicated for day-to-day use. Most folks reach for their smartphone to snap images, and […]

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Stealing From a Cashierless Store (Without You, or the Cameras, Knowing It)

Stealing From a Cashierless Store (Without You, or the Cameras, Knowing It) A start-up uses visual tracking and behavioral data to operate a new San Francisco market, which lets shoppers walk out unimpeded. And sometimes mischarged. ImageYoshimasa Takahashi visits Standard Market, which is billed as San Francisco’s first cashierless grocery store.CreditCreditCayce Clifford for The New […]