Stories by Jackie Dove

  • CameraBag 2.5 review: Mac app helps you take your best shot

    Nevercenter's CameraBag 2.5 is like having dozens of films and cameras from different eras sitting on the desk to choose at will. Versatile and historical, this Mac image editing and filtering desktop app offers an overwhelming number of options for both fixing and stylizing the look of your photos.

  • Nikon's new D610 DSLR boasts new features and a lower price

    Advanced photographers ready to step up to a full-frame DSLR know that it's nice to save a little cash for lenses, and Nikon's new D610, which ships in late October, comes at a relatively affordable $2000 for the body only. That's $100 less than its predecessor, the D600, and significantly less than many of its competitors, including Nikon's own 36.3 megapixel D800 ($2700), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($3399), and Sony's Alpha SLT-A99 ($2800).

  • Adobe launches Photoshop Photography Program for Creative Cloud

    Heeding the call of photographers since the dawn of Creative Cloud, Adobe has launched a new photography program specifically targeting Photoshop and Lightroom users. For $10 per month, it offers an extremely sweet deal to photographers who have no use for 80 percent of what the current Creative Cloud subscripton provides.

  • Sony QX lens cameras transform your smartphone into a powerful point-and-shoot

    Sony's new high-concept Cyber-shot QX lens cameras may look like a gigantic lens you place on top of your smartphone screen--which, oddly, you actually can do. But in reality, each of the two models, the higher-end QX100 and the smaller but farther-zooming QX10, is a standalone camera that will fit into a decent-sized pocket all by itself. The real advantage with these lens cameras--announced at the IFA consumers electronics show in Berlin--is that you can use either one with your smartphone to shoot photos with excellent image quality and resolution, in effect transforming your smartphone into a high-quality point and shoot.

  • Sony's new mirrorless cameras strive for enthusiast sweet spot

    In a concerted effort to combat the Canon-Nikon DSLR juggernaut on the consumer market, Sony has released a pair of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras--the Alpha 3000 and the NEX-5T--specifically for the step-up consumer and advanced photo crowd. Both are midlevel models, loaded with features for hobbyist shooters, at competitive prices.

  • Perfectly Clear iOS photo editor both stuns and underwhelms

    Perfectly Clear 3.3, the latest update to Athentech's universal image editor for the iPhone and iPad, seeks to distinguish itself from a raft of similar programs on the strength of its algorithms. While it provides some of the same image editing tools as its competitors, and is the fuel behind SmugMug's Camera Awesome, its unique and powerful method of improving flawed images often sets it apart from the crowd. But not always, at least not on the first go.

  • In Pictures: 10 great camera accessories for shooting faster, smarter, and better

    People who love to shoot photos are the luckiest people in the world. But some photo shoots defy pure luck and require something more - a variation on something basic, like a better strap, or a set of wheels that helps you move your camera for a specialty video, or just something to relieve the strain on your hand while holding your camera. Here are some of the coolest items we found to help you help others see the world through your lens, whether you're taking aim with your smartphone or your DSLR

  • Canon's EOS 70D DSLR focuses on clear, sharp video

    Photography enthusiasts will soon have a brand-new Canon DSLR to get pumped about, especially those who like to shoot video and have it be, you know, in focus. The company has announced the EOS 70D, a replacement for the 60D model, and it's crammed with features for the video-centric, socially connected, advanced amateur set.

  • Sony launches new high-end pocket cameras

    If you were already in love with your year-old Sony Cyber-shot RX100 (or just loved the pint-size point-and-shoot powerhouse from afar), get ready for even more fixed-lens imaging goodness. Sony has announced the Cyber-shot RX100 II, a new and improved version in the same genre that will be sold alongside the original camera.