The cameras I’ve enjoyed

Big Huge Labs reminded me that my 10 year Flickr birthday is in just a few days. Tthat has me thinking about the cameras I've used over those years. Ten years is long enough that I had to go looking to remember some, and long enough that I found some I'd forgotten. » about 3300 words

Dynamic range vs. price and brand

Dynamic range is what keeps skies blue while also capturing detail in the foreground. Without enough dynamic range, we’re forced to choose between a blue sky and dark foreground, or properly exposed foreground and white sky. I’ve been using multiple exposure HDR techniques to increase the dynamic range I can capture, but multiple exposures don’t […] » about 400 words

Summer 2013 Camera Options

I reviewed a lineup of cameras I’d consider to replace my aging Canon Rebel XTi and Panasonic Lumix LX3 back in February, but I’m on a roll after collecting some film camera party packs so I decided to update this list as well. Since I gathered my original list I’ve started using motion control robots and my photo habits have changed. […] » about 1600 words

Action Camera Market Not Yet Saturated, According To Sony

I wondered if the GoPro-style action camera market had already become saturated back in January, now I’ve learned that Sony apparently doesn’t think so. At least one imagines that’s the conclusion they came to before deciding to join the competition with a camera of their own. They call it the Action Cam, and it clearly takes its design cues from Contour.

What does Sony offer to stand apart from the established players? 120 frames per second at 720p, WiFi, and SteadyShot is what they’d say, though SteadyShot takes the angle of view from 170° down to 120°. It doesn’t do meaningful still photos or timelapse.

It releases on September 24 for $270 if you’re still interested.