Hasselblad Stellar Compact P&S for Advanced Amateurs

Swedish-based manufacturer Hasselblad, whose cameras were taken to the moon by U.S. astronauts back in the sixties, is set for another major launch—the Stellar point-and-shoot camera. Stellar, a compact camera aimed at photo enthusiasts who want take photographs and shoot video without having to worry about f-stops and focal lengths, was fashioned at Hasselblad’s design more »

Sony Academy In-Store Photography Classes

Sony Academy kicked off the summer with free in-store photography classes. The classes feature tips for those just starting out to those who feel most at home with a camera in hand. The goal is to get out of “auto mode” and into the inner workings of the Sony camera, whether it’s a Cyber-shot P&S more »

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic’s pocketable Lumix DMC-LF1 point-and-shoot compact, part of its new LF series—a sister line of the LX series—incorporates a 0.2-inch 200k-dot electronic viewfinder with 100% field of view and a 3.0-inch 920k-dot LCD with automatic brightness adjustment for high visibility during shooting and image playback. It also boasts a 7.1x optical zoom, 28–200mm equivalent f/2.0 more »

Sony DSC-RX100 II and DSC-RX1R

Sony’s newest Cyber-shot RX models, the RX100 II and RX1R, are based on the same sleek design as the DSC-RX100. The new RX100 II features a new 1.0-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor, enhanced system expandability and Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC one-touch compatibility; the RX1R has an identical body and design as RX1 but has had its more »

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Advances Photography Workflow

Adobe announced the availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for Mac OS and Windows, which is offered as an individual license or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Designed for both photography enthusiasts and professionals alike, Lightroom 5 adds photo-editing capabilities to create more efficient workflows. “Lightroom was originally conceived through the requests of Adobe more »


Leica Camera Opens LA Store and Gallery

Leica Camera, the venerable German camera and sport optics brand, opened the Leica Store and Gallery Los Angeles.  Located at 8783 Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood, the 8,000-square-foot space boasts an art gallery and store. Offering the entire range of Leica products and accessories, photography books, printing and renting services, and select third-party accessories, the more »

Waterproof Cameras to Beat the Summer Heat

When summer heats up, heat up your picture-taking opportunities. Get yourself out with your camera and start exploring. A great way to change up your photography this summer is to add an adventure-proof camera to your repertoire. They are relatively inexpensive and hold up to just about anything. Each year I get my hands on more »

2014 Sony World Photography Awards Now Open for Submissions

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, organized by the World Photography Organization (WPO), is now open for entries. Professional, amateur, youth and student photographers worldwide can enter their work free of charge at Photographers will compete for a range of cash prizes and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. Coinciding with the opening more »

Best Ultrazoom Cameras

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Designed with advanced features, fast focusing, and multiple-shot speed, the PowerShot SX50 HS boasts a whopping 50x optical zoom, 24–1200mm equivalent lens and significantly reduced lag time than previous PowerShots. The first point-and-shoot model with a high-powered 50x optical zoom, 24mm wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization to combat blurring, the more »

Best Adventureproof Cameras

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS If you’re looking for a durable camera that operates in the toughest conditions, even beneath the waves, consider the flagship Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS. Its credentials include a waterproof depth rating of 50 feet without a housing, and it’s freezeproof to 14ºF, shockproof enough to withstand a 7-foot drop, more »

Best Point and Shoot Compacts

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 This pocket-friendly Cyber-shot acts more like a high-performing DSLR than a point-and-shoot camera, with a 20.2-megapixel, large Exmor CMOS sensor; a Carl Zeiss 3.6x optical zoom lens; full manual controls; JPEG + RAW image capture; and Full HD 1080/60p video recording. Impressive specs! The camera’s specially developed sensor, which is four times more »

Picture-Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts: Find the Perfect Camera for Mom

National Photo Month, recognized by Congress in 1987, is the month to indulge in photography. And we all know that “moms” are the primary memory keepers in the family, so what better way for you to show your love for mom than to indulge her passion for photography with the gift of a new camera. more »