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  • Canon EOS T5i review: This entry-level DSLR is particularly great for video

    Among Canon's entry-level SLR offerings, the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is the strongest pick if you're interested in capturing video as well as still images. Its articulating, swing-out high-resolution touchscreen display really helps when capturing video and stills at a variety of angles. The camera can auto-focus while recording a movie, and it has an external microphone jack for capturing audio, too. The T5i ($849 with 18-55mm STM lens) is considered the step-up model from the T5--each represents an evolutionary refresh of earlier Canon cameras, as opposed to a dramatic upgrade.

  • 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.

  • Photo of Tokyo is 600,000 pixels wide, lets you zoom-enhance all over the place

    Jeffrey Martin, panoramic photographer and founder of photography site 360Cities, just created the world's largest photo of Tokyo. The image 600,000 pixels wide, and it's a composite made from over 8000 photos. It took Jeffery two days to capture the entire scene from the Tokyo Tower's lower observatory roof using a Canon 7D DSLR and 400mm lens mounted on a Clauss Rodeon gigapixel robot.

  • Nokia's new Lumia 1020 debuts with 41-megapixel camera

    Nokia debuted the latest addition to its Windows Phone lineup in the form of the oft-rumored Lumia 1020, featuring a 41-Megapixel PureView camera. The 1020 is the second Nokia handset to come with a monster-sized image sensor after the Finnish phone maker introduced the Symbian-based 808 Pureview in early 2012.

  • 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.

  • Android founder: We aimed to make a camera OS

    The creators of Android originally dreamed it would be used to create a world of "smart cameras" that connected to PCs, a founder said, but it was reworked for mobile handsets as the smartphone market began to explode.

  • WATCH: Photo and video gift ideas

    Even though most people have and use the camera on their cell phones, there are still a number of different and cool video- and photo-related gadgets available for holiday shoppers to peruse.