Let your breaths out: Popular Photography has finally named its Camera of the Year. The winner is the fascinating, powerful hybrid Sony A55. Read the full review and see why the editors were unanimous in their choice of the innovator.
Can you believe the end of the year is nearly upon us? Indeed it is that time, which means it's also time to look back at the year that was. After you've perused our own list of 2010's 100 most impressive innovations, you may also be interested in our friends' at Popular Photography's 2010 Pop Awards, their own best-of-the-best list. Check it out here for all the cameras, lenses and accessories that matter this year.
All art is introspective – or so it is said – but a New York University photography professor is taking the idea of turning the lens around on himself to a literal extreme. Assistant professor Wafaa Bilal is implanting a camera in the back of his head as part of a project commissioned by a new museum in Qatar. Cue the teacher-with-eyes-in-the-back-of-his-head jokes.
Our sister site PopPhoto.com just launched a great new feature: The Buying Guide. It's a complete database of every DSLR and lens worth your attention right now, complete with full specifications, PopPhoto's in-depth reviews, rock-solid lab tests, sample image galleries and more--all the information you need to plan your next gear purchase, all in one place. And that's just the beginning. Check it out!
With only a handful of 3-D channels and titles available, the task of filling the growing number of 3-D TV screens falls to snap-happy vacationers and amateur auteurs. They finally get their choice of 3-D cameras this fall, but the images they produce are not all created equal.
If you're going to photograph the cosmos, the first step is to find somewhere really dark where Earthly light pollution won't spoil your shot. Following this line of thought to its logical limits, astrophotographer Stéphane Guisard went in search of the darkest possible sky he could find here on Earth, and found it at just the right time and place in Chile's Atacama Desert. The results are these breathtaking shots that on first glance may look noisy and polluted -- until you take a good close-up look at what's really there.
Our friends at Popular Photography are on the ground in Cologne, Germany for Photokina--the year's biggest photography trade show. The swarm of new product announcements coming out of an event of this size can be overwhelming, but PopPhoto has compiled a list of all the new cameras, lenses and accessories worthy of your attention. Check it out here.
Just a few weeks after Canon dropped their EOS 60D on us, Nikon fires back with their new 16.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR.
The D7000 uses a CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 2 image processing engine, which Nikon claims combine to provide low-light performance that's unmatched with an APS-C sensor. It has a native ISO range of 100-6400, but can be expanded all the way up to 25,600.
By Dan Bracaglia Posted 09.14.2010 at 2:11 pm 1 Comment
It’s hard to believe, given the tragic scenario, that anyone could find beauty in such an ugly catastrophe as the Gulf oil spill, but Canadian photographer Edward Burtynysky was able to do just that in his newly released aerial images of the disaster.
Canon's mid-range 60D, unveiled late last night, doesn't auto focus like Nikon's also-fresh D3100. But it does represent the final step in Canon's 1080p HD video transition across its full line of DSLRs. Plus--there's a nifty fold-out LCD.
Phil Ryan from Pop Photo had a chance to take the new rig for an early spin in Yellowstone. Read all about it, and see plenty of full-res sample shots, here.