Cameras: Articles & Videos

Binoculars Shopping Guide

Binoculars Shopping Guide

by Julie Govan

Make the right choice with this helpful overview of binocular specifications and features.

 
Accessorize Your Digital SLR

Accessorize Your Digital SLR

by Dave Bar

Learn how lenses, flashes, and other SLR accessories can help you capture distant images, snap detailed closeups, or take professional looking portraits.

 
Home automation buying guide

Home automation buying guide

by Eric Angevine

Home automation, once a Hollywood fantasy, is now real, affordable, and available. Learn how it works and what it can do for you.

 
Crutchfield Labs: open for business

Crutchfield Labs: open for business

by Steve Kindig

Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.

 
Digital Camera Accessories

Digital Camera Accessories

by Meredith Krebs

Learn how having accessories like extra batteries, a camera bag, and a tripod will help you take better photos with your digital camera.

 
Video: Introducing the Crutchfield Labs

Video: Introducing the Crutchfield Labs

by Steve Kindig

Steve, Crutchfield A/V Editor, gives us a tour of the Crutchfield Labs. He talks about why we built the Labs and how they can help us find you the right gear.

 
Video: When to Use a Monopod

Video: When to Use a Monopod

by Guest Writer

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

 
Memory Card Readers: Why you might need one

Memory Card Readers: Why you might need one

by Kristen Schaub

If you're like me, then chances are you've got more than a few electronics lying around at home. I've got my cell phone, my digital camera, and...

 
Video: Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Lens

Video: Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Lens

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Video: Tips for changing an SLR lens

Video: Tips for changing an SLR lens

by Video Guest

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

 
Video: How to Choose a Camera

Video: How to Choose a Camera

by Tara W.

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.

 
Video: Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Lens

Video: Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Lens

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Video: How to Choose a Lens

Video: How to Choose a Lens

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Improve your outdoor action photos

Improve your outdoor action photos

by Woody Sherman

If your action photos have suffered from being too dark, too blurry or just too darn far away, the right settings and the proper lens can work wonders.

 
Video: Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Lens

Video: Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Lens

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Video: Canon EOS Rebel T3i digital SLR camera

Video: Canon EOS Rebel T3i digital SLR camera

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Video: Canon EOS 7D

Video: Canon EOS 7D

by Zak Billmeier, Julie Govan

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

 
Point and Shoot Cameras in the Wild

Point and Shoot Cameras in the Wild

by Ken Nail

If smartphones can do it all, why use a point-and-shoot camera? Fresh off the Appalachian Trail, Ken has some pretty good reasons.

 
Video: Sony Projector Camcorders

Video: Sony Projector Camcorders

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Better People Photos with a Digital Camera

Better People Photos with a Digital Camera

by Julie Govan

I have a Nikon digital SLR, and I use it a lot. But I'm not that experienced at what I still think of as "real" photography -- in fact, my current digital SLR was my first experience with manual...