Sony's Balanced Optical Steady Shot technology steadies your hand like a built-in steadicam when you're shooting videos. With B.O.S.S. keeping the camera still, people will never know you weren't packing a tripod. Check out a demonstration from the show floor at CES 2013.
The Olympus SH-50 includes a whopping 24X zoom, with digitally enhanced 48X zoom with minimal image degradation. Combine that impressive range with the 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, and you've got an incredibly portable camera that'll serve you well in almost any lighting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
The Canon EOS M hybrid camera combines the simplicity of a Powershot camera with the large sensor and image quality of a DSLR. Both beginning and advanced photographers will feel at home with the M. Check out our interview from the Canon booth at CES 2013.
The Fuji EX-X20 flash mounts on the hotshoe of any Fuji X-series camera, and provides fill flash. You can use it in automatic or manual mode, and it can be a master or a slave in a wireless flash system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Panasonic's Lumix FZ200 may technically qualify as a point-and-shoot camera, but its features and performance rival some DSLRs. The FZ200's 14-element Leica lens delivers a whopping 24X optical zoom for extreme close-up shots.
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.
Crutchfield Video Producer Ken recently checked out the Nikon Coolpix S30 on a backpacking trip. Here are some of his impressions of this waterproof and shockproof point-and-shoot digital camera.
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.
University of Virginia graduate student Aaron S. takes the next step in his development as a photographer with a new Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR. Join him as he learns about what it can do, and find out how his creative options have expanded.
The ContourROAM extreme sports camera specializes in putting you right in the heart of the action. Because it's rugged and waterproof to one meter, we decided it was the perfect thing to attach to a helmet and take down Massanutten Water Park's twisting, high-speed water slide. You can almost feel the spray.
Zak, Crutchfield camera enthusiast, tries out the Canon D20 at Massanutten water park. He really likes the camera's easy-to-hold design and one-touch video button.
Zak, Cruchfield photo enthusiast, shows us the waterproof Nikon Coolpix AW100 in action at Virginia's Massanutten waterpark. He enjoyed taking slow motion movies with the camera.
Need a camera to take to the beach this summer? We put the PENTAX K-5 digital SLR to the test at Massanutten waterpark in Virginia.
Zak, a Crutchfield camera enthusiast, had a chance to check out the Fujifilm X-Pro1 at CES 2012.
Zak, a Crutchfield camera enthusiast, had a chance to check out the Panasonic DMC-GX1K at CES 2012.
We took three popular camera types, set them in full auto mode, and tried them in three common scenarios. How did they perform? Find out as some of Crutchfield's camera enthusiasts put them through their paces.
Zak, Crutchfield camera enthusiast, tried out the Fujifilm FinePix X10 camera. He tells us about his favorite features like super Macro and manual focus, and shares his photographs.
Zak, Crutchfield camera enthusiast, had a chance to check out the Canon PowerShot G1 X at CES 2012. This powerful point-and-shoot has a giant image sensor that helps it deliver amazing picture quality.
Jon, Crutchfield video director, had a chance to try out the Canon XF305 HD camcorder at CES 2012. He shot over 100 videos with the camcorder over four days, and tells how it performed.
Zak, Crutchfield photo enthusiast, tries out the Nikon 1 V1 hybrid camera and gives his review. He tells about the hybrid focusing system, electronic viewfinder, and Smart Photo selector.
Zak, Crutchfield photo enthusiast, tries out the Nikon 1 J1 hybrid camera and tells us what he thinks. He enjoys using both the Smart Capture and the Slow Motion video features.
Jon, Crutchfield video director/editor, tried out the Sony Handycam® HDR-PJ50V. The camcorder has a built-in projector that makes it easy to share videos. The Sony Handycam PJ camcorders also feature touchscreen LCDs and built-in flash memory.
Zak, Crutchfield writer and photo enthusiast, tries out the retro Fujifilm FinePix X100 digital camera and puts it through its paces.
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.
J., Crutchfield photographer, gives us some tips on when to use a monopod.
J., Crutchfield photographer, gives us some tips and tricks for changing the lens on a 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.
Jon, our cameraman and video editor, reviews the new Canon VIXIA HF G10 and explains why the image sensor on this high-definition camcorder is so special.
Jon, our cameraman and video editor, tries out the new Canon XA10 camcorder by shooting a Crutchfield video with it. He also explains the benefits of this camcorder's image sensor.
Samsung's TL500 is an advanced point-and-shoot with a super-wide angle lens and wide aperture for taking superior pictures in low light.
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.
In this video, we'll cover key camcorder features, so you have the info you need to start shopping. Depending on what you want to shoot, a pocket cam, high-definition camcorder or pro-style camcorder may be right for you.
This pro-quality Canon lens offers powerful telephoto shooting and a large, flexible zoom range. We share our impressions in this short video review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Canon zoom lens gives you moderate wide-angle to medium telephoto shooting with Canon EOS SLRs — great for stunning everyday photos and artistic portraits.
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.
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.
Nikon's S1000pj features a built-in projector so you can share your photos right away. See it in action in this short Crutchfield review.
Canon's EOS 7D is a powerful, versatile digital SLR. In this video, Julie and Zak talk about their favorite features.
Samsung's innovative TL220 and TL225 digital cameras offer a huge LCD touchscreen on the back, plus a small front LCD to help you frame shots of you and your friends.
In this short video, Julie and Zak highlight the coolest features of Nikon's D90 digital SLR.