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Edited by George Schaub  |  Jan 18, 2018  |  0 comments

The 45.7-megapixel D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with an FX-format (aka full frame), backside-illuminated CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter, which is designed to shoot high-quality images and video even in low light. The D850 can capture 4K UHD at 24/30 frames per second (fps) that’s output at a full-frame width of 16:9, allowing widescreen 4K clips at a true field of view.

George Schaub  |  Jan 17, 2018  |  0 comments

When I checked Canon’s website to verify the specs on the EOS 6D Mark II ($1,999, body only; $3,099, for the test camera supplied with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM “kit” lens) I was a bit surprised to see it termed a “gateway” for enthusiasts to step up to a full-frame DSLR. That’s a new one to me, but that indeed is what this camera is. 

The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  7 comments

Another year has come and gone, which means it’s time for Shutterbug to once again pick our favorite cameras and lenses of the past 12 months. With so much great photo gear to choose from in 2017, it was a difficult task. The below list though is a good summation of the cameras and lenses Shutterbug’s editors and writers most enjoyed shooting with last year.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

One key task when reviewing a new camera is to answer the important question “Who’s it for?” This challenge is a bit more difficult than usual with Nikon’s new Nikon D850 DSLR, because this powerful camera is one that defies classification.

George Schaub  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon had been relatively quiet in introducing DSLRs aimed at enthusiast photographers but that all changed with the new D7500, the company’s latest camera in the D7000 line. As the successor to the D7200, the Nikon D7500 (MSRP: $1,249, body only) joins Nikon’s APS-C (DX format) DSLR camera lineup, which includes the flagship D500, with a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and no low-pass filter. 

Edited by George Schaub  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  0 comments
The new Pentax KP is a compact and rugged DSLR system packed with a lot of advanced features. It’s fitted with a 24MP APS-C-sized sensor without a low-pass filter.
Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Here are some Day 2 thoughts on the new Nikon D850 and six additional full resolution shots for you to check out.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  3 comments

Shutterbug is currently in scenic but smoky Oregon for three days of shooting with the powerful new Nikon D850 full-frame DSLR.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s no one camera that’s perfect for everyone. Maximum resolution is a top priority for landscape photographers, while sports shooters put a premium on high-speed image capture and processing. And for some, portability or video capabilities are key considerations.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Aug 15, 2017  |  0 comments

In February 2017, Canon announced three new cameras that use basically the same image sensor and image processor system: the EOS M6 mirrorless and two DSLR systems, the EOS Rebel T7i and the EOS 77D. Located right beneath the EOS 80D, which is the mid-range DSLR of Canon’s APS-C systems, is the EOS 77D.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  1 comments

Canon just unveiled the 6D Mark II, a relatively compact and lightweight DSLR fitted with a 26.2-megapixel, full frame CMOS sensor. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II, as the name suggests, is the long-awaited follow-up to the popular 6D, which was announced in 2012. 

Edited by George Schaub  |  May 10, 2017  |  0 comments

The new Nikon D5600 is a midrange DSLR camera based around a 24.2-megapixel DX-format (APS-C) sensor. The sensor offers the same resolution as the previous D5500. The same goes for the image processor—the Expeed 4 system—that was used in the D5500, which was launched two years ago (January 2015).

Edited by George Schaub  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  0 comments

The new Sony A99 II is a DSLR-like Single-Lens Translucent (SLT) system with a fixed and translucent mirror system. It’s Sony’s first full-frame sensor SLT with an A-mount since the first A99, which was launched in 2012. The new camera features an electronic viewfinder system with high resolution (2.36 million RGB dots) and uses its mirror system for the AF sensor. It combines a standard AF system with a highly sophisticated image sensor AF system; it can use 79 AF areas on its dedicated AF sensor and 399 AF areas on the image sensor, resulting in very fast and reliable focusing. This combination is called “Hybrid Phase Detection AF.” The mirror system allows the user to work with an SLR-type focus system as well as a continuous live preview on the screen or electronic viewfinder.

George Schaub  |  Feb 14, 2017  |  0 comments

My contention has always been that a real live camera affords superior image quality over any smartphone. But you know that already, especially when it comes to optical options, low-light capability, high ISO, video capability, and, perhaps most importantly, the experience of being able to see what you are shooting (through the optical finder of a DSLR) in bright light.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Jan 24, 2017  |  0 comments

The newest version of Canon’s workhorse, full-frame DSLR, the EOS 5D Mark IV, offers a brand-new 30.4MP sensor system, while its forerunner used a 22MP sensor. The new sensor offers Dual Pixel Raw images and new Raw converter software, Digital Photo Professional 4. In addition, the new sensor offers Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which first appeared in the Canon EOS 70D and is helpful when shooting in live view mode or when recording videos.

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