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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 19, 2024  |  First Published: Feb 20, 2024  |  0 comments

Featuring body-integrated image stabilization, a 40.2-megapixel back-illuminated X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor, and enhanced video capabilities, the new Fujifilm X100VI will be available in March 2024 at the MSRP of $1599 in black or silver colorways. "X100VI" is pronounced "X100 Six" as it's the sixth model in Fujifilm's popular X100 series which debuted at Photokina in 2010.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2024  |  0 comments

SJCAM, a leading manufacturer of action cameras spanning a wide array of price points, recently announced the SJ20, the world's first with dual-lens configuration. Optimized for lowlight performance, the SJ20 promises a host of advanced features including dual LCD touchscreens, waterproof protection down to 16 feet without a case, built-in 6-axis gyroscope, and 20-megapixel still image capture, in addition to 4K video.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2023  |  0 comments

We all know that photography is all about light, and even the best cameras make mistakes rendering what they "see"—yielding images that are either too bright or too dark. If, like most of us, you prefer nailing exposure in the camera (instead of fixing things in post), you've come to the right place.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2023  |  0 comments

Long Exposure Noise Reduction is very helpful feature available in most modern digital cameras, including interchangeable lens models and many full-featured compacts. But as you'll see in the following tutorial from the Photo Genius YouTube channel, leaving this setting turned on by default will hold you back in certain situations.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a primer on exposure bracketing, explaining how to get the light right by shooting three images of the same scene, and merging them during the editing process. Today you'll learn how nail exposure in the camera by using the oft-ignored histogram that you can set to appear on the rear LCD.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the easiest ways to get the best results from a camera is to configure it properly for your type of photography. In the video below you'll learn what one pro says are the "seven camera settings you should always change."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 14, 2023  |  0 comments

You’re hiking in the forest and stumble upon a friendly grizzly bear who’s seated comfortably on a fallen log. You left your big camera at home to lighten your load, and the anemic lens on your smartphone just won’t do the situation justice. Without having a real camera with you to document the scene, how can you answer, once and for all, that age-old question, “Do bears sit in the woods?”

Ron Leach  |  Sep 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Once photographers set up a new camera, they tend to use the same functions over and over again, without investigating other capabilities that can really make a difference. In the quick tutorial below you’ll be encouraged to give an overlooked feature a try, and we’re convinced that better images will be the result.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 30, 2022  |  1 comments

Here’s a fun cheap camera challenge. Can you take good photos with a $25 camera?  That’s what swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska seeks to find out in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’re having trouble nailing exposure and ask a few friends for help, you’re likely to be told, “it’s time you mastered Manual mode.” While that’s certainly an option, there’s another (and often easier) way to consistently achieve perfectly exposed photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

The point-and-shoot camera is dead? They’ve been saying that for years, especially as the popularity of smartphone photography grows and grows.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re a regular visitor to this page you’ve no doubt invested in the best cameras and accessories you can afford. So how do you protect all this valuable gear from getting scratched, damaged, or broken? Read on.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers often encounter lighting situations with such a wide range of tones that it’s difficult or impossible to capture a properly exposed image in just one shot. Under such conditions, if you expose for the highlights, shadows are crushed. Conversely, if you expose for the shadows, highlights are blown out.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Entry-level and mid-range compact cameras have fallen by the wayside as most of us own a high-end smartphone that’s sufficient for capturing impromptu images. But for “serious” photography on the go there are still several compelling reasons to carry a premium point-and shoot camera with easily accessible creative controls.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers do after buying a new camera is to invest in a second battery, and the immediate quandary is whether to buy an expensive OEM product or purchase a bargain-priced battery that supposedly offers equal or better performance.

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