Canon Powershot S95

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Panasonic Lumix LX5—The Ultimate Point & Shoot? (& Canon G12 Comparison)

lx5The holy grail for photographers is a camera that is small enough to fit in your pocket but still takes great images, preferably with not only a reasonable on board flash but the ability to add a hotshoe flash as needed. And of course many of us also consider the ability to shoot Raw files and HD video a necessity in this day and age. This grail was unachievable until recently with the Canon Powershot G12. But now Panasonic has introduced an even more compact camera that fits the bill, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. To find out whether it measures up I took it to Africa with me and used it for candids, environmentals and some wildlife shots for three weeks. Here’s what I found… Read more »

Year End "Tax Shopping" Ideas for Photographers

Nikon D3100One of the fun things about the last week of the year can be looking for those last minute tax write-off purchases. Now is the time to pick up that camera, computer or printer that you'll need or want soon and deduct the price from your photo income. We've put together a few of our best ideas for your tax buying wish list...

Top on our list is the new Nikon D3100 is a great new "entry level" camera suitable as both a walking-around camera for when you don't want to lug something bigger and as a backup for many projects. But there are lots of other great ideas...