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We've got ourselves a Japanese standoff

Canon EOS 6D

Nikon’s D600 full-frame DSLR seemed poised to undercut its arch nemesis Canon in the prosumer market — until now. The Canon EOS 6D ($2,100) is Canon’s smallest, lightest (only 24 ounces) and cheapest full-frame DSLR ever. It’s slightly slimmer and weighs less than the D600 while boasting integrated wi-fi — a convenient feature we’ve been…

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Semi-pro

Nikon D600

The much-anticipated Nikon D600 ($2100) is a new prosumer DSLR that provides a similar, albeit slightly watered-down set of specs compared to the lauded D800 for roughly a grand less, while also undercutting the competition from Canon and Sony. Despite the price differences, the new rig maintains a similar feature set to its bigger brother,…

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Sensory overload

Sony RX-1

The Sony RX-1 is the smallest camera to ever feature a full-frame sensor. Specifically, it crams the same 24MP 35.8×23.9mm beast found in the newly released Sony a99 DSLR that boasts an ISO range between 100 – 25600, in a body that measures 4 1/2″x 2 5/8″x 2 3/4″ and weighs only a pound. Those…

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Mellow Yellow

Design Spotlight: A Brief History Behind the Pentax K-01

A culmination of the company’s non-comformist sense of self, yet still embracing their storied history, the Pentax K-01 is unlike any other camera in the mirrorless camera world. Indeed, it embraces its lineup of beautiful K-Mount lenses (both modern and from the film days) allowing users to fasten them with a satisfying click, but what…

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Shooting for the masses

Nikon D3200

Nikon’s D3200 ($700) is the newest member of the company’s entry-level DSLR lineup. Following in the footsteps of the popular D3100, the shooter boasts a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (a 33% step up from its predecessor), an ISO range maximum of 6400 (with the ability to extend to 12800 in boost mode), as well as…

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Be Billy the Kid with your DSLR

Capture Camera Clip

We all know photography gear can quickly become overwhelming. Lenses, bags, cameras, straps, cords, –- it eventually gets out of hand. Thankfully, Camera Clip by Peak Design ($80), is a cool and easy alternative to the traditional neck strap. Simply screw the quick-release plate to your camera’s tripod mount, attach the die cast aluminum main…

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Kickstarter: Cam Crate Weather Proof DSLR Case

The Cam Crate is the latest Kickstarter project to catch our eye, mainly because it’s dedicated to protecting something near and dear to our gear-loving hearts. Designer Matthew Geyster was inspired to create a waterproof, mudproof, crushproof, and shockproof case for his DSLR after his fear of damaging his camera caused him to miss more…

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X Marks the Shot

Canon EOS-1DX

On the surface, Canon’s new pro-level shooter may look virtually identical to its 1D predecessor, but don’t be fooled. As the 10th generation of Canon SLRs, the beastly Canon EOS-1DX ($6,800) is the full-frame juggernaut. Built to replace both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models, it boasts an olympian size list of…

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Box Full of Blur

Lensbaby Movie Maker’s Kit

Amateur cinematographers, it’s time to get your depth of field on. Lensbaby, purveyor of all things attainably-priced-lens-blur has released an exhaustively comprehensive Movie Maker’s Kit ($2,900), which includes Lensbaby’s flagship lenses, including the Composer Pro, and enough interchangeable optics to ensure there’s never a single repeated shot style — even though we wouldn’t recommend such…

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Sony's New "Bargain" DSLR

Sony A290 DSLR

The new Sony A290 DSLR ($499) will be Sony’s lowest priced DSLR. The 14.2 megapixel DSLR features a 14.2 megapixel sensor, 3200 ISO, SDHC/Memory Stick Pro card slot, HDMI output with Bravia sync, 2.7″ Clear Photo tilt/swivel LCD, 18-55mm kit lens, BIONZ processor, phase-detection autofocus, 2.5 fps shooting, RAW compatibility, 500 shot per charge Li-Ion…

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Sling Your Camera Home

Incase Sling Pack

It’s been awhile since our hands-on review of the Nikon D3000 and like any budding weekend photographer, we’ve managed to assemble a small arsenal of accessories. If you’re still on the lookout for a camera bag to house your prized possessions though, consider the Incase Sling Pack for DSLR

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Entry Level, Minus The "Entry Level"

Nikon D3000

If you haven’t noticed, the crew here at Gear Patrol loves to take photos. Not too long ago, this GP contributor was the last member of the crew still trying to take photos of the latest gear with his trusty old point-and-shoot (the venerable, yet aged Canon PowerShot SD200). Feeling that it was time to…

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Fast. Real Fast.

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Making sure not to let Nikon get all the limelight, Canon’s new EOS-1D Mark IV is bound to steel some of the thunder from Nikon’s latest DSLR behemoth, the new D3s. Today, Canon’s announced the new EOS-1D Mark IV, a pro DSLR camera with specific designs catered to those looking for speed (action, sports, news,…

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It Might As Well Have Night Vision

Nikon D3s

Camera buffs can finally lay to rest all the speculation behind one of Nikon’s new flagship DSLRs, the new Nikon D3s. Tonight (Tuesday, Oct 14), Nikon introduced the first DSLR with the ability to capture high definition video (720p) using a full frame sensor. Those of you who are wondering why you can’t just use…

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One Camera Bag, Two Positions

LowePro Inverse 200 AW

Beltpack or shoulder bag? An endless debate in the world of photography. The Lowepro Inverse 200 AW allows you to seamlessly transition from both worlds with ites versatile set up. Here at the Gear Patrol, we always appreciate versatility, so read on to hear our take.

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Nikon D40x

Following the success of the D40, Nikon has further hedged it’s bets on you wanting one of their high-quality yet affordable digital SLR cameras. Enter, the D40x which is exactly like it’s predecessor including noteworthy upgrades that match those of the bigger brother, D80. This includes 2.5″ LCD Viewscreen 10.2 Megapixel Sensor Kit including –…