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Canon Rebel: A Guide to the Popular Beginner Camera Line

It's been just over four decades since autofocus 35mm cameras have become a reality. In 1987, Canon had just released their first autofocus 35mm film camera called the EOS 650, with the EF lens mount and lightning-fast autofocus. It was a bold new design that many thought would fail, but the EOS and its successors changed the game for 35mm photography, dominating the industry.

Why I Never Recommend Entry-Level Canon DSLRs to New Portrait Shooters

As a fashion photographer with a degree of online presence, it is only natural to get questions about gear every now and then in Instagram DMs and email. There is a universe of gear to choose from across many different brands. As a Canon shooter, you might think that I would recommend their entry-level cameras to beginners. However, I think the opposite.

Photography Instructor Bans Kit Lenses

It's often said that "the best camera is the one that's with you," but one college photography instructor doesn't seem to agree: she has banned the students in her course from using kit lenses.

Sony Unveils the Ultra-Compact Sony a7C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

As promised, Sony unveiled a new full-frame mirrorless camera via livestream this evening. But while this was originally rumored to be a compact entry-level model that would sit below the popular Sony a7 III, the new Sony a7C may be more of a step sideways than a true budget option.

Leaked Photos of Sony a7C Show Full-Frame Camera with Corner EVF

With only a weekend standing between us and the scheduled reveal of the "new concept" Sony a7C on Monday evening, product shots have officially leaked. The photos confirm everything we've heard so far about a compact full-frame camera with a corner-mounted EVF and new kit lens.

Canon to Release Sub-$999 Full-Frame EOS R Camera in 2021: Report

Over the past couple of years, the barrier to entry for full-frame has dropped significantly—starting with the $1,300 Canon EOS RP, and followed by the almost-as-cheap $1,400 Nikon Z5. But it seems Canon may be planning to release an even cheaper EOS R camera in 2021.

New Nikon Z5 Trade-In Deal Offers a Cheap Way to Get Into Full-Frame

Nikon has announced a new trade-in program that wants to make it that much cheaper to "discover full-frame mirrorless." From today until September 27th, you'll be able to trade-in any working camera and get a $100 bonus plus the value of your camera towards the recently announced Nikon Z5.

Olympus Unveils OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens

As promised by various executives, Olympus isn't done yet. Earlier this morning, the company unveiled the pint-sized OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera for beginners, and the M. Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS super-telephoto zoom for bird and wildlife photography.

Nikon Will Unveil the Z5 Next Week, Here’s What We Know So Far

It's a big month for camera releases. Canon unveiled the EOS R5 and EOS R6, Leica released the M10-R, Blackmagic dropped the URSA Mini Pro 12K, and Sony is going to release the a7S III on July 28th. Now, Nikon is preparing to release a new camera of its own: the entry-level full-frame mirrorless Nikon Z5.

Panasonic Unveils Versatile 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens for L-Mount Cameras

Panasonic has just unveiled a versatile new zoom lens for the L-mount system. The Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is a standard zoom lens for full-frame cameras that combines the variable aperture found in more affordable glass with some professional-grade features like weather sealing and specialized lens elements.