Sharp Shooters

5 Great Cameras, Field Tested and Reviewed

July 18, 2016 Tech : Cameras By
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Every year the world’s biggest camera manufacturers — Nikon, Canon, Leica, Sony, Fuji — release “the latest and greatest” weapon for photographers. A lot of it is marketing — business is a numbers game, after all — but there’s innovation as well: better sensors, bigger viewfinders, 4K video capturing, and some have even attempted to bring back the nostalgia of shooting film. These are the five best new cameras we’ve had the fortune of reviewing so far.

Leica M-D

Is there an argument for a $6,000 digital camera with no screen? We go hands-on with the new Leica M-D, a $6,000 digital camera that gets rid of the rear LCD screen in the name of simplicity.

Canon 5DS and 5DS R

The new Canon 5DS and 5DS R are the best cameras Canon has ever made, but should you buy it?

Sony A6300

On a trip to Miami, we put Sony’s A6300 and E-Mount lenses to the test. The results? Sony’s now on par with Canon and Nikon.

Fujifilm X-Pro2

It took five years, but Fuji has finally updated their flagship rangefinder-syle camera. Luckily it was worth the wait. We test out the Fujifilm X-Pro2, Fuji’s newest interchangeable-lens compact, on a two-week tour of Japan.

Leica Q

The Leica name is legendary, but their non-rangefinder cameras have never quite lived up to it. Is the new Q any different?

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Tucker Bowe

Tucker Bowe has been on Gear Patrol's editorial team since 2014. As a Tech Staff Writer, he tracks everything in the consumer tech space, from headphones to smartphones, wearables to home theater systems. If it lights up or makes noise, he probably covers it.

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