Cameras: Articles & Videos

How to choose an action camcorder

How to choose an action camcorder

by Eric Angevine

What to look for when your active lifestyle demands a rugged camcorder.

 
Use your flash--even in the sun

Use your flash--even in the sun

by Tara W.

I want it all when I take pictures. I want clear, expansive landscapes in the background and bright, smiling people in the foreground. And I've discovered a little tip that helps me achieve it, too...

 
Guide to digital scrapbooking

Guide to digital scrapbooking

by Lynn Thorne

Learn how to tell a tale with your digital photos. Relive an entire experience in storybook style, instead of merely viewing a few pictures out of context.

 
Holiday photo recipes

Holiday photo recipes

by Woody Sherman

The holidays present interesting challenges for the photographer. Three of Crutchfield's most experienced photographers discuss their approaches and tips for great seasonal images.

 
Making a List, Checking It Twice: Great Family Portraits

Making a List, Checking It Twice: Great Family Portraits

by Julie Govan

Mastering the family portrait Every year, I try to take really great group shots of my family - and for many years, most of the pictures I took weren't ones I wanted to...

 
Video: Nikon S800c Digital Camera

Video: Nikon S800c Digital Camera

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
How to take a picture of the moon

How to take a picture of the moon

by Zak Billmeier

1/250, ISO 200, f/8, 600mm. 5D Mark II, using "Live View" mode on a tripod, with the 10-second self-timer. Ever since the dawn of time, man has gazed at the moon. And ever since the...

 
Canon takes it up a notch with the 7D

Canon takes it up a notch with the 7D

by Zak Billmeier

With the 7D, Canon has taken the crop-sensor camera to new heights. Photographers using Canon's "prosumer" xxD line of cameras are trained to expect sequential upgrades with each...

 
Tips for better DSLR videos

Tips for better DSLR videos

by Zak Billmeier

A DSLR can shoot video as well as most camcorders. I am a photographer, not a videographer. Being good at one doesn't make you good at the other, as they are vastly...

 
Video: Fuji X-E1 Digital Camera

Video: Fuji X-E1 Digital Camera

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Video: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera

Video: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
How I made my own photo softbox for less than $10

How I made my own photo softbox for less than $10

by Zak Billmeier

I read a great (as always) post on Strobist about building your own softbox for less than 10 bucks, and I was instantly intrigued. A softbox is used for taking those nice product photos you see on...

 
Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 1

Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 1

by Guest Writer

Elise is the daughter of A/V Editor Mike S., and an accomplished amateur photographer. Crutchfield loaned her two cameras for a recent trip and asked her to report back on her experience...

 
Video: Sony NEX E-Mount Cameras

Video: Sony NEX E-Mount Cameras

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 2

Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 2

by Guest Writer

Elise is the daughter of A/V Editor Mike S., and an accomplished amateur photographer. Crutchfield loaned her two cameras for a recent trip and asked her to report back on her experience with...

 
Crutchfield: Sony Alpha A-mount Cameras

Crutchfield: Sony Alpha A-mount Cameras

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 3

Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 3

by Guest Writer

Elise is the daughter of A/V Editor Mike S., and an accomplished amateur photographer. Crutchfield loaned her two cameras for a recent trip and asked her to report back on her experience...

 
Crutchfield: Canon PowerShot N Digital Camera

Crutchfield: Canon PowerShot N Digital Camera

by Zak Billmeier

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

 
A Review of the Sony Alpha a3000 DSLR Camera

A Review of the Sony Alpha a3000 DSLR Camera

by Matt Freeman

Car A/V editor Matt Freeman took a Sony Alpha a3000 camera with him on a road trip to review it.

 
Fun and photo-worthy treats on Route 66

Fun and photo-worthy treats on Route 66

by Matt Freeman

Some fun sights off of Route 66 in Oklahoma.