Cameras

Big Deal, Small Package

Hasselblad X1D

All pros, no cons. The mirrorless medium-format revolution has begun.

Long Live the DSLR

Nikon D500

The year's best camera is proof that mirrorless cameras haven't taken over the world just yet.

The Best Gets Better

GoPro Hero5 Black

GoPro sits comfortably atop the action cam heap — but with its newest release, it proved it still has a few tricks up its sleeve.

A Foldable Flying Machine

DJI Mavic Pro

The perfect adventure companion to capture sweeping cinematic footage.

Five Oceans, Five Cameras

Buying Guide: Underwater Imaging

Nowadays, there are many options for underwater photography and videography available to the avid diver and occasional vacation snorkeler alike. These five underwater imaging options -- everything from custom-machined metal housings to cameras that don’t need a housing at all -- will serve you well on your next dive trip. What you shoot is up to you.

The Belize Issue
Million Dollar Baby (maker)

Design Spotlight: Chase Car Inc. Porsche Panamera Turbo Camera Car

Though most movies don't cause the viewer to think about camera angles, lighting or color tone, there are some (Star Trek, Eagle Eye, Fast & Furious) with sequences and scenes that leave you wondering "How the hell did they shoot that?" This is how the hell: Chase Car Inc. We had a chance to check out their matte-black, modded out Porsche Panamera Turbo, replete with a full camera crane. Needless to say, we smiled for the camera.

Original Series
You if can't beat 'em, join 'em

Nikon Coolpix S800c

We’ve grown a bit weary of the quest for instant gratification (“can I get a retweet, bro?” comes to mind). But Nikon’s COOLPIX S800c ($350) moves in a positive direction by blending point-and-shoot photography with smartphone connectivity. The included Android 2.3 OS and Wi-Fi allow users to instantly upload shot to social media, use various...

Mirrorless Mirrorless on the Wall

Design Spotlight: Canon AE-D Mirrorless Camera System Concept

Last year, we shared with you David Reisenberg’s carefully crafted whiskey packaging design. Nearly a year later we bring you another incredibly conceived design in a category near and dear to GP. Cameras. This time around, Reisenberg has taken a deftly designed stab at a product that’s had photographers itching with anticipation, a Canon Mirrorless...

Officially drool worthy

Fujifilm X-Pro 1

Fujifilm’s X-Pro 1 may be the worst kept secret we’ve ever come across in the photography world — with a veritable Wikileaks worth of details flooding the web long before today’s official announcement. We’re still pleased as punch, however, to finally shell out the official details surrounding the magnesium-alloy wrapped retro beauty. In many ways,...

The new fixed lens king?

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon’s PowerShot G-series has always strived to meld the smaller form factor of a point and shoot with the photo quality of a larger-sensor DSLR, and with the new Canon G1 X ($799), Canon continues to aim to do just that. Building on its predecessor’s, the G12, precedents the G1 X boasts a substantial 1.5-inch...

PowerUp

Canon PowerShot S100

The Canon PowerShot series of point-and-shoot digital cameras has been running strong for fifteen years. Why stop now? That’s Canon’s thinking, as evidenced by their latest release, the Canon PowerShot S100 ($430). On top of its compactness and versatility, the S100 boasts a new f/2.0 lens and the newly improved HS System, a high level...

Impressive Successor

FujiFilm X10 Compact Camera

After the stealing the hearts of photography world with the launch of the X100, FujiFlim is hoping lightening strikes twice with the official announcement of the X10. Designed with the same retrotastic aesthetic as its bigger brother, the X10 features a black magnesium alloy housing and knurled aluminum controls, for a weighty, rich feel in...

Shake It Like A Polaroid

Fujifilm Instax Instant Cameras

The Impossible Project has beautifully reinvented once-defunct Polaroid film. But if you’d prefer an instant camera experience that is more reckless fun and less artistic investment, grab a Fujifilm Instax Mini ($66). Instax pics are credit card-sized as opposed to Polaroid’s traditional 3.5” x 4.25” and consequently aren’t as much fun to shake, but at...

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...

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.

Panasonic SW30 [CES 2008]

Waterproof and shockproof gadgets are becoming a regular sight in electronics. That’s a good thing. The Panasonic SDR-SW20 uses a rugged compact body with waterproofing that lets you use it underwater (up to five feet). It’s shock-proofing lets it withstand four foot drops and is dustproof to boot. Its rugged tape-less design makes it perfect...

Leica D-Lux 3

Portable digital cameras are nice. They’re compact and handy. SLR cameras are nice because they take photos that look ridiculously nice. Sometimes you can’t have the best of both worlds, but it’s not impossible to get close. The D-Lux 3 from Leica has a 10 megapixel 16:9 4x optical zoom lens (28mm-112mm) with built in...

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