Articles & Videos: Digital SLR Cameras

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...

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...

Lens Filters
by Woody Sherman

The lens filter. No camera bag should be without at least one. You've finally pulled the trigger and ordered that sweet DSLR kit you've had your eye on...

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.

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.

Learning about your camera's manual exposure settings is a great launching point for making your photography more creative. Check out our link to a great online interactive tool that may save hours of trial and error.

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.

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.

What is HDR photography?
by Woody Sherman

Many digital cameras offer high dynamic range (HDR) imaging as part of their feature set. What does this mean, and when should I use it?

What happened to my shots? We’ve all seen them: pictures with blazing cheekbones and dark eye sockets, or two silhouettes in front of a well-exposed beach panorama, or a big flare...

What does resolution mean, when it comes to cameras? Are there different types of resolution? Woody explores the concept in three ways.

Shooting music festivals
by Don Minson

Lockn' Festival 2013, Arrington, VA — Aerial shot There’s nothing like attending a music festival — or the challenge of getting photos that really...

DSLR vs. camcorder
by Eric Angevine

DSLR vs. camcorder: This chart will help you decide if a professional camcorder or a DSLR camera will give you the tools you're looking for when shooting high-quality video.