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The Death of Digital Photography as We Know It

As camera makers struggle to innovate, consumers are finding little need to upgrade. The market is slowing to the point of inertia—manufacturers need to take a left field approach to stay competitive.

Nikon Unveils 100th Anniversary Cameras, Lenses, and… Other Stuff

Those slick gun-metal gray Nikon 100th anniversary special-edition cameras and lenses we told you about at the end of February have officially arrived. As it turns out, people who want to celebrate Nikon's centennial in style will have a lot more options than just DSLRs and lenses to choose from.

Nikon Speaks Out: Will Focus on Medium to High-End DSLRs and Lenses

Nikon has been conspicuously silent since the Japanese camera giant suddenly cancelled their long-awaited Nikon DL line released a "recognition of extraordinary loss." But Nikon executives broke their silence yesterday in the Japanese press, revealing, among other things, what's next for Nikon's camera business.

I Earned More From Photo Gigs in 2016 With My iPhone Than My DSLRs

2016 ended in a most fitting fashion for the new way I am trying to earn a living as a freelance photographer. On December 27, I was on Montara Beach photographing a college volleyball player on assignment for Volleyball USA magazine. The big story here? I was shooting the entire assignment with my iPhone 7 Plus.

Astronaut Tweets Photo of the Nikon DSLRs on the ISS

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake has been regularly sharing photos of Earth he's shooting during his 6 month stay on the International Space Station. He's often asked about the gear he uses up there, so he decided to Tweet the above photo to show everyone.

This is How Far Canon DSLRs Have Come in the Past 17 Years

Want to see how the great-grandfather of Canon DSLRs compares to the company's latest and greatest camera? Photographer Jim Goldstein got his hands on the "ancient" Canon D2000 from 1998 and decided to pit it against the new Canon 5DS R in a shootout. The 10-minute video is a look at how a 17-year-old 2-megapixel DSLR stacks up against a 5-month-old 50-megapixel DSLR.

Linux Brought to Canon DSLRs by Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern is announcing that it has passed a new milestone in hacking DSLRs: making Linux run on Canon DSLR cameras.

The news was announced in the group's forums yesterday, and many people believed it to be an April Fools' joke, but it turns out the development was actually real (the joke was making it look like a joke).

This Trippy Music Video Was Made with a Circular Rig of DSLRs and Clever Editing

Photographer and film director Naren Wilks created this mind-bending music video by arranging DSLRs around a circular green screen room. When the perspectives of the cameras are combined and synchronized, a "rotationally symmetric, kaleidoscopic world" is created. The song is "Fear & Delight" from the album Puppet Loosely Strung by The Correspondents.

9 Features Every DSLR Should Have Now

They say that the DSLR’s better days are behind it, but it’s still the choice for most working pros. Rapid advances on point and shoots, ILCs (mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras) and smart phones have left the DSLR looking like the camera of yesteryear, so here are a few features we think every DSLR should have now.

A Look at Why DSLRs Still Sell Much Better than Mirrorless Camera Systems

Update on 12/16/21: This video has been removed by its creator.

One of the biggest battles currently going on in the world of photography is DSLRs versus mirrorless cameras. There's no doubt that DSLRs are still on top in terms of numbers, but as more and more companies put their faith in the mirrorless market, they continue to tempt consumers of all levels to give this five-year-old system a chance.

The Interchangeable-Lens Camera Market is Now Bigger Than Point-and-Shoots

It's official -- the point-and-shoot market is dying, while DSLRs and other interchangeable lens systems champion the cause for standalone cameras.

A new report from retail researchers NPD tallies U.S. sales of $2.1 billion worth of interchangeable lens cameras between June 2012 and May 2013, an increase of 5 percent over the same period a year ago. U.S. sales of compact cameras, meanwhile, plunged 26 percent, to $1.9 billion. This is the first time interchangeable lens cameras have surpassed the sleek-and-shiny segment.

Pro DSLRs Lose Value More Slowly Than Consumer Ones, Study Finds

New cameras are like new computers. Both of them depreciate quite quickly as new technologies and new models are churned out year after year. This presents a perpetual problem for photographers, as many constantly grapple with the question of whether to upgrade their camera to a more recent model, or whether to purchase a higher-end model so that it keeps its value longer.

Market research software company Terapeak recently did a study that looks at depreciation in Canon EOS DSLRs. The results are pretty interesting.