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Olympus TG-830 Tough-Style Digital Camera

Olympus TG-830 Tough-Style Digital Camera

No need to coddle the Olympus TG-830 iHS. Bring it into whatever extreme conditions you brave and document your adventures. Whether it's body-surfing in the ocean, or trudging through knee-high snow in sub-freezing temperatures, the TG-830 will not only survive but thrive, taking gorgeous photos and video.

Olympus TG-2 iHS Tough-Style Digital Camera

Olympus TG-2 iHS Tough-Style Digital Camera

The Olympus TG-2 iHS can take it all and still deliver detailed photos when conditions prove challenging to less-rugged cameras. Waterproof to depths of 50 feet, this sporty point-and-shoot is ideal not just for snapshots in the rain but for gorgeous underwater photos while snorkeling in tropical locales. Even in poor light, the TG-2's f/2.0 lens and backlit CMOS sensor ensure your photos show plenty of detail with minimal noise.

Sony Projector Camcorders

Sony Projector Camcorders

Sony's projector camcorders offer sophisticated manual options along with intelligently engineered automatic functions, plus a built-in high-intensity projector so you can see your shots without the need for an external monitor.

Crutchfield: Canon PowerShot N Digital Camera

Crutchfield: Canon PowerShot N Digital Camera

Canon's PowerShot N digital camera features a fresh new design, with a tilting screen, no traditional shutter button, and built-in Wi-FiĀ® for easy photo sharing. The wide-angle lens zooms optically to 8X, giving you a wide range of shooting options.

Sony NEX E-Mount Cameras

Sony NEX E-Mount Cameras

Sony's NEX cameras combine a large, DSLR-sized image sensor with a small body to give you an interchangeable-lens system that pumps out great images. Its small form factor makes it easy to carry, and an ever-growing family of lenses will help you capture your creative vision.

Crutchfield: Sony Alpha A-mount Cameras

Crutchfield: Sony Alpha A-mount Cameras

Sony's Alpha line of digital SLRs employ a translucent mirror instead of the traditional flipping mirror, letting you shoot faster than ever. With lots of lenses to choose from, they'll help you fulfill your creative vision.

Sony Action Camcorders

Sony Action Camcorders

If you're a cyclist, water-skier, skateboarder or snow-shoer - if your favorite pastime involves speed, the elements, and skill outdoors - a Sony Action Camcorder is for you. Strap it on, stick it on a helmet, tie it to your vehicle. I guarantee it will deliver a level of personal involvement you haven't seen before in your videos.

Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Lens

Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Lens

The Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens features a generous, expansive wide angle that's perfect for sweeping landscapes, city panoramas, or your group of friends posing together in your cozy living room. Plus, the wide f/2.0 aperture lets you work with the light that's available.

Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Lens

Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Lens

The Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens features a light-gathering, dimension-enhancing f/1.8 aperture and a perfect length for portrait photography that's equivalent to 90mm on a 35mm camera.

Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Lens

Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Lens

The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 is a powerful telephoto lens for Micro 4/3 cameras. The lens acts like a 150mm lens would on a "full frame" camera, but at a much smaller size and weight. Its large, f/1.8 maximum aperture takes in a lot of light and lets you blur backgrounds for creative effect.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera

Springing from the distinguished tradition (and informed by the design) of Olympus's original OM line of SLRs, the OM-D E-M5 honors that spirit while moving the innovation threshold forward.

Fuji X-E1 Digital Camera

Fuji X-E1 Digital Camera

The 16-megapixel interchangeable-lens Fujifilm X-E1 carries on Fuji's retro-designed X-series, while offering some new technological features that make this camera even more of a value than its predecessors.

Canon Powershot SX50 HS Camera

Canon Powershot SX50 HS Camera

The Canon Powershot SX50 HS lets you get close — really close — to the action. It sports a robust 50x zoom lens that works like a 1200mm lens would on a full-frame camera, along with fast autofocus and easy-to-use controls.

Nikon S800c Digital Camera

Nikon S800c Digital Camera

The Nikon Coolpix S800c is a compact point-and-shoot camera with smartphone-like Wi-Fi functionality. You can snap a photo and instantly upload it to Facebook or email it to friends, as long as you're connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Camera microphones

Camera microphones

More and more digital cameras feature a jack for an external microphone. Discover the difference in sound between the camera's built-in microphone and an external microphone that's specifically designed for the job at hand.

How to Choose a Lens

How to Choose a Lens

Zak shows us the different lenses you can use on a digital SLR camera or interchangeable lens hybrid camera, and how to get the pictures you want.

When to Use a Monopod

When to Use a Monopod

J., Crutchfield photographer, gives us some tips on when to use a monopod.

Tips for changing an SLR lens

Tips for changing an SLR lens

J., Crutchfield photographer, gives us some tips and tricks for changing the lens on a digital SLR camera.

Tips for using Memory Cards

Tips for using Memory Cards

J., Crutchfield photographer, gives us some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your memory cards.

Canon EOS Rebel T3i digital SLR camera

Canon EOS Rebel T3i digital SLR camera

Zak tells us about the Canon EOS Rebel T3i digital SLR camera, and shows us some photos and HD videos he shot with the camera.

How to Choose a Camera

How to Choose a Camera

We show you the different types of digital cameras available, and explain what each one is best at. With all the different models to choose from, we feel it's important to find the one that best fits your needs. After all, the best camera is the one you have with you.

Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM Lens

Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM Lens

Use this lens to capture sweeping, panoramic landscapes or big group shots indoors at your next family gathering. We share our impressions in this short video review.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

This lens is ideal for taking great-looking photos at twilight, or indoors without a flash. Its 50mm focal length also makes it an excellent choice for portraits.

Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm Lens

Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm Lens

Fans of telephoto shooting will appreciate the high-quality optics and zoom power this 55-200mm Nikon lens. We share our impressions in this short video review.

Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm VRII Lens

Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm VRII Lens

This lens offers a broad focal range for versatile wide-angle and telephoto shooting. Take panoramic photos of the countryside, or zoom in on a distant subject.

Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm Lens

Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm Lens

This Nikon 70-300mm lens gives you the impressive telephoto power and fast autofocus you need for taking rapid-fire shots of far-off subjects.

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lens

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lens

This lens's large maximum aperture lets you use faster shutter speeds to "freeze" moving subjects. It's also perfect for shooting sharp photos indoors, without a flash.

Canon EF 70-300mm USM IS Lens

Canon EF 70-300mm USM IS Lens

This lens gives you impressive telephoto power and fast autofocus for taking shots of far-off subjects. Image Stabilization (IS) technology keeps images in-focus.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L Lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L Lens

The high-performance Canon 70-200mm L Series lens is unbeatable for shooting sports, wildlife, and portraits. We share our impressions in this short video review.

Canon EF 28-300mm Lens

Canon EF 28-300mm Lens

This pro-quality Canon lens offers powerful telephoto shooting and a large, flexible zoom range. We share our impressions in this short video review.

Nikon D300s Digital SLR

Nikon D300s Digital SLR

Nikon's sophisticated D300s is a great choice for serious amateurs and pro's alike. In this short video, Julie and Tara highlight their favorite features.

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Canon's EOS 7D is a powerful, versatile digital SLR. In this video, Julie and Zak talk about their favorite features.

Nikon D90 Digital SLR

Nikon D90 Digital SLR

In this short video, Julie and Zak highlight the coolest features of Nikon's D90 digital SLR.