Bang for Your Buck: Feature Rich, Full Frame Cameras for Under $1,500

It wasn't too long ago that Full Frame cameras cost over $2,000 for bare-bones entry-level models. Now, you can get feature-rich Full Frame cameras that cost less than $1,500. In fact, many of these cameras cost less than $1,500! Can you believe it? What a time to be a photographer.

Nikon, Canon, and More Have Fantastic New Year Deals On Cameras

If you're looking to start off the new year with a new camera, you need to see these deals. There are price cuts from Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, and more. The Sony a7r IV is a steal at $2,998, and so is the a7 III, which can be yours for $1,798.

Will 2021 Be the Year of Super High Megapixel Cameras?

Do we really need super high megapixel cameras? Truthfully, probably not. But the likes of Samsung and others try to do it with their phones. And it's partially a selling point! Arguably, we've reached peak camera.

5 Affordable 50mm Prime Lenses That Will Improve Your Skills

Did you get a new camera over the holiday period? Are you confused about which lens you should buy first? If so, you're in the right place. While your new camera may have come with a couple of kit lenses, we highly recommend you grab a prime lens.

New Year, New You. 5 Mirrorless Cameras Perfect For Beginners

So, you want to get your first traditional camera after getting the photography bug from your smartphone. Congrats! This is a huge step in making your photography dreams come true. However, how does one know what camera to buy first? After all, the market is flooded with tons of mirrorless cameras that cost less than $1,000.

Holideals: 20 Last Minute Holiday Camera Deals and More

The camera deals this holiday season have been pretty spectacular. However, your time to save is running out. Sony a7 III is just $1,698, and the a7r III is only $1,998. The gorgeous Olympus Pen F can be yours for just $899, and the Fujifilm X-E3 is a steal at just $499.

Canon Is Now Selling Sensors and This Excites Us Greatly

One of the biggest complaints we've had about new cameras has been that images from them all look the same. That's not entirely a bad thing. However, when you sit down to review camera after camera, and there's little difference between models, it's hard to get excited.

The 20 Most Popular Cameras with Our Readers in 2020

Wow, we've almost made it to the end of 2020. What a wild year this has been. Still, even with everything that has been going on, we were blessed with lots of new cameras, and you, our readers, have been busy adding new gear to your collections.

5 Popular Cameras Our Readers Purchased During November 2020

Wow, November has been a whirlwind month. There have been huge sales on all of the most popular cameras on the market, and you, our readers, have been busy shopping. At the end of every month, we take a quick look at the most popular cameras among our readers.

October Saw Global Camera Sales Fully Recover After a Dreadful 2020

It’s been a rough year for camera sales, but CIPA’s latest report on October’s global camera shipments is showing that the worst might be behind us. While the September report showed a nice upwards sales trend, October has shown a near-full recovery of the market.

Weve Tested the Best Cameras for Portrait Photography

Fact: a modern master photographer doesn't need the best technologies to shoot a great portrait. They need creative freedom and light. But most of us aren't the best of the best. And until we get there, modern tech can help us.

Sharp. Beautiful. Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art Review

When I showed images from this lens to our Pro Camera Reviews audience, they were stunned. Rightfully so! The Sigma 105mm f2. 8 DG DN Macro Art is highly capable of being super sharp. Of course, the best and sharpest results come with an off-camera flash.

These 35mm Prime Lenses Will Help Create Beautiful Portraits

We've talked many times in the past about just how versatile 35mm prime lenses are. While they might not spring to mind immediately when you think about portraiture, they're absolutely capable. When people think of portrait photography, they often think of head and shoulder shots or closer.

How I Got Rid of One of My Favorite Cameras

Ask yourself: what camera gear do you really need? What camera gear that you own are you truly passionate about? Lots of us have GAS: otherwise known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome. We all get it. In some ways, a photography hobby is sometimes like spring cleaning.

These Bargain Priced Mirrorless Cameras Are Under $600 Each!

In 2020, you don't have to spend a fortune to get a very capable Mirrorless camera. In fact, you can get your hands on Mirrorless cameras that will do a top job for under $600. The Olympus EPL9 can be yours for just $449! The Sony a6000 is a bargain at $548, and so is the Canon M50 at just $579.

This Is the Cheapest Weve Ever Seen a Leica Noctilux!

Most folks know that the Leica Noctilux is an incredibly expensive lineup of lenses. There have been a ton of various iterations of the 50mm option. They always deliver a signature look that makes jaws drop.

Exposure Preview: The Worst Thing for Your Cameras Autofocus?

Most people shooting with mirrorless cameras shoot with the Exposure Preview on. I've never personally been a fan of it, and I've always turned it off. In my mind, you should just learn to read the damn light meter, to begin with, and not always rely on what the screen says.

12 Cameras with IBIS That Will Give You Superpowers

IBIS has quickly become a must-have for many photographers. A feature that used to be reserved for only high-end cameras can now be found in cameras at all price points. Cameras with IBIS allow you to create images that would otherwise be impossible to get.

The Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art Makes Sacrifices

The Sigma 105mm F2. 8 DG DN Macro Art has had rumors around it for a while now. And guess what? It's real! Sigma says that the bokeh is so delicious that each shot will be just like having a bite of ice cream.

Big Camera Deals: Feature-Packed Cameras Under $1,000

Can you believe that you can get some Full-Frame Mirrorless cameras for under $1,000? How about feature-packed cameras that feature blazing fast autofocus systems, IBIS, weather sealing, and more for under four figures? Well, it's true, and here are the camera deals to prove it.

Sani/Nation: The Surreal Grief and Loneliness of Quarantine

"I've never before included so much practice and rehearsal time for a series' images," Christine Ren tells us. We've featured her work many times on this site, and it's always dazzling. "Justin and I spent at least 2-3 sessions of practice shooting at different times of day and with different lighting setups before we layered in sets, props and I brought Sammy in for her and me to rehearse together.

Explore Your City: Samyang 18mm F2.8 Lens Review

My intro to our review of the Samyang 18mm f2. 8 is the last section I'm writing. It's possibly because I don't really know how to start it. Why? Well, the Samyang 18mm f2. 8 is sort of a one trick pony.

6 Fixed Lens Cameras That Make Everyday Shooting Easy

Sometimes, the thought of having to load up your camera bag with accessories and lenses so that you can go and shoot can put a stop to your photography plans. This is where small fixed lens cameras can be game-changers.

Heres How Many DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras Top Brands Shipped in 2019

There are some new numbers out that give us an idea of how the top brands in the camera industry did in 2019 in terms of DSLR and mirrorless camera shipments. Canon was still the market leader by far, Sony dominated mirrorless cameras, and Nikon was still trying to find traction with its Z series. […]

Why New Photography Gear Isnt Always the Best Gear for You

I've learned this lesson twice in the past decade. Actually, I've learned it three times. Sometimes the latest camera options aren't the best products for the year--and this could be a significant reason why so many people buy vintage.

Small Cameras Are a Big Deal (Theyre Affordable Too)

Mirrorless cameras were supposed to be smaller and lighter than DSLRs. This was the major selling point of Mirrorless cameras in the beginning. A quick look at many cameras today shows that we've deviated from that vision.

APS-C Cameras Win Big Over Full Frame Models In August

Lots of new cameras and lenses found new homes during August. Over the last several months, we've seen small sensor cameras outsell Full-Frame models by a large margin. This month, APS-C cameras have been most popular with our readers again.

APS-C Cameras Win Big Over Full Frame Models in August

Lots of new cameras and lenses found new homes during August. Over the last several months, we've seen small sensor cameras outsell Full-Frame models by a large margin. This month, APS-C cameras have been most popular with our readers again.

DXOMark: The 10 Best Cameras Money Can Buy (August 2020)

If the time has come for you to buy a new camera, you have come to the right place. Before dropping vast sums of money, it's always worth spending time researching before you buy. When it comes to cameras, you can spend multiple thousands of dollars quite easily.

Cheap Photo: These Cameras Under $1,000 Are Genuine Bargains!

Long gone are the days when you would have to spend thousands of dollars to get great cameras. We have rounded up some of the best deals on fantastic cameras for under $1000. The Nikon Z50 with a lens is just $850, while the Sony A7 II with a lens and a huge accessory bundle is just $998.

Cheap Photo: These Cameras Under $1000 Are Genuine Bargains!

Long gone are the days when you would have to spend thousands of dollars to get great cameras. We have rounded up some of the best deals on fantastic cameras for under $1000. The Nikon Z50 with a lens is just $850, while the Sony A7 II with a lens and a huge accessory bundle is just $998.

EISA Awards: The Best Cameras of 2020 According to EISA

If you're in the market for a new camera but you just aren't sure which way to turn, you might be interested to see what the guys and gals over at EISA have to say about all things cameras. The annual EISA awards have just been announced, and they have given their recommendations on cameras in various categories, and we have to say that, for the most part, we agree with the awards that they have dished out.

UPDATE: Sony Will Be at PhotoPlus Expo 2019

PhotoPlus 2019 is only a month and a half away, meaning the exhibitor list and floor plan should be all-but-finalized. Which is why it was shocking to discover that there is no Sony booth on the floor plan, and the company is not listed as an exhibitor either. However, Sony tells PetaPixel that they WILL […]

Cheap Photo: Nikon, Fuji, Sony Announce New Savings

Father's Day is coming up and if you are looking to get your hands on the next addition to your father's photography kit then you are in luck because several companies including Nikon, Sony and Fujifilm have just launched new savings on some of their most popular gear.

Cheap Photo: Rokinon Blowout Sale!

Rokinon has developed a reputation for great image quality and even better prices. Today we are excited to share these incredible blowout deals on some of Rokinon's most popular lenses, which were already great deals in their own right.

Cheap Photo: Panasonic, Sony and Fujifilm Savings For All!

Not to be outdone by Sony and Fujifilm, Panasonic has some deals going on right now as well on some of their excellent micro four thirds cameras and lenses. If you have been thinking about jumping into the Panasonic system, then maybe now is a good time.

Sonys Budget $600 85mm f/1.8 Lens Can Keep Up with $1,200+ Lenses

If you’re looking for an 85mm portrait lens for your Sony full-frame e-mount camera, you should seriously consider the ‘budget’ FE 85mm f/1.8 Sony announced back in February. It might have seemed like an afterthought, but this $600 lens can keep up with glass more than twice its price. Photographer Manny Ortiz recently got his […]

The Photographers Guide to Budget Friendly Portrait Lenses

Photography is for sure one of the most popular niches of photography, with many people getting into photography specifically to learn how to shoot better portraits. This not only makes portrait photography a popular starting point for beginners but also a popular target for lens manufacturers when designing lenses.

Portrait Lens Shootout: Sony 85mm f/1.4 vs 70-200mm f/2.8

What’s better for portraits? Is it the versatility of a great 70-200mm f/2. 8 zoom lens, or the bright bokeh-tastic performance of a solid 85mm f/1. 4 lens? That’s what photographer Manny Ortiz set out to discover this week.

Photojournalists Ask Camera Brands for Encrypted Cameras

A new open letter signed by over 150 filmmakers and photojournalists is asking major camera companies to build encryption features into digital cameras and the photos they produce. The letter was published today by the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which “protects and defends adversarial journalism in the 21st century.” They were sent directly to […]

Cheap Photo: Getting Ready For Those Holiday Vibes

It's not quite peak gift shopping time yet, but the deals are coming, fast an furious. Some are limited time, so make sure to check them out and check back often for the latest deals so you don't miss out on the deal of the season.

Five Fast Focusing 50mm Lenses For Mirrorless Cameras

One of the most popular lens focal lengths out there is the 50mm--but they're sometimes worthless if they can't focus quickly. Whether you're a professional or hobbyist photographer, there isn't a reason why you wouldn't want to have a fast focusing 50.

The 5 Most Popular Cameras with Our Readers During October

10 months down, two to go! We've almost made it through 2020. Hallelujah! Still, even with everything going on, you, our readers, have been giving plenty of cameras new homes. At the end of every month, we take a quick look at the most popular cameras.

Manfrotto Unveils Lineup of Rugged Camera Batteries and Dual-Battery Chargers

Earlier this morning, Manfrotto unveiled its first ever range of batteries and battery chargers. The new lineup includes a set of rugged batteries for Nikon and Canon, as well as a line of dual-battery “ProCUBE” chargers for Nikon, Canon, and Sony, each of which can also charge 4 AA batteries. Starting with the batteries, Manfrotto […]

Eye Autofocus Comparison: Canon Has Caught Up to Sony, Nikon Lags Behind

Back in May of 2019, Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo ran a side-by-side Eye AF comparison that showed (to nobody’s surprise) that Sony was the king of Eye Autofocus. But a lot has changed since then, including several firmware updates and an updated focus system from Canon. Is Sony still king? Jared wanted to […]

Sony Patents Multi-Lens Lens That May Let You Take Pictures First, Focus Later

A Japanese patent from Sony hints at a future lens that would allow you to shoot first, and focus your photos later. By combining multiple smaller lenses into a single larger lens, the idea could open up a world of new imaging possibilities if it ever comes to pass. The patent was spotted by SonyAlphaRumors, […]

Sony is Quietly Developing This Flying Camera Drone

Sony has been quietly developing and patenting a “flying camera” drone over the past few years. While not much is known about the project, the published patents (titled “Flying Camera and a System”) reveal some interesting features of the device.

Sony Overtakes Olympus in Japanese Mirrorless Sales, Canon Still Dominates

BCN has revealed their awards for 2020, and the biggest news from this year’s camera stats is that Sony has overtaken Olympus to claim the #2 spot in Mirrorless category while Canon has finally, for the first time ever, claimed the #1 spot in all three stills camera categories. BCN numbers are always an interesting […]

Nikon Thinks It Can Become #1 in Full-Frame Quite Soon

2018 has been the year the mirrorless camera war exploded, with Canon, Nikon, and even Panasonic unveiling new full-frame mirrorless cameras to compete against the current champ Sony. Canon and Nikon have already taken a chunk out of Sony’s lead, but Nikon has much loftier ambitions: it believes it can become #1 in full-frame cameras […]