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Review: Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Pocket Digital Camera

by Blogger ‎07-07-2014 09:29 AM - edited ‎07-07-2014 09:29 AM


Going hands on with the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS for the first time was an interesting experience for me; it’s been almost a decade and a half, and I’m still a little surprised by cameras that aren’t black or silver. The SX600 I pulled out of the box is white with silver accents, and it’s a compact, good looking little camera. The question everyone wants to know: how good is it?? Let’s take a look and find out!


Review: Canon SELPHY CP910 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

by Blogger ‎05-30-2014 08:13 AM - edited ‎05-31-2014 07:30 AM


In the digital age we live in today, it’s never been easier to capture and share moments through the photos we take. From shameless selfies to group shots—it’s almost a given that any social outing will end in a spree of photos. What better way to celebrate and cherish these special memories than by taking it past the digital screen and into the palm of your hands? The portable and lightweight SELPHY CP910 Wireless Photo Printer from Canon is the perfect companion that will do just that, and with its fun, creative, and easy-to-use functionalities, it’s no surprise that it’ll also be an instant hit with any tween girl!


The 3 Best Cameras for Destination Weddings

by Blogger on ‎05-02-2014 11:15 AM - last edited on ‎05-05-2014 02:34 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Destination weddings are an exciting thing. You’re going somewhere that’s usually exciting, accompanied by friends and family, to bear witness to an event that can be the most life-changing thing to happen to a couple in their lifetimes. If you’re going to be part of something that momentous, you owe it to yourself and to the happy couple, to take the very best pictures possible. 


What camera should you have with you? I’ve got three suggestions that I think you’ll like.


Review: Sony Cybershot DSC-H300 35x Optical Zoom Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎04-16-2014 09:15 PM - last edited on ‎05-16-2014 10:52 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


You’re in a weird place: your smartphone takes snaps that can only be described as “alright” and your point and shoot isn’t really fitting the bill. You want something easy – easy to handle, easy to use. You’re not keen on a DSLR because they’re a little more complex than you want (and you don’t feel like carrying extra lenses with you) and you’re looking for solid value for your dollar. 


In short: you’re looking for something like the Sony Cybershot DSC-H300. Let’s take a look at it together.



Top 5 Photo Printers

by Blogger on ‎04-05-2014 10:41 AM - last edited on ‎04-07-2014 11:17 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



The days of having to go to the drugstore to get your film processed and order prints are long behind us but even with the advance of digital cameras, a lot of people still don’t realize just how easy it can be to get high quality prints at home. Even if you already have a colour printer at home, it's well worth looking at photo printers. With these you can get superbly high quality photos printed that are suitable for framing or to put into albums. It’s the best of both worlds. No longer are your digital photos trapped in the computer, and you can conveniently get great looking prints any time you want.


First Look: Fujifilm's new X-T1 Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎01-29-2014 01:17 PM - last edited on ‎02-13-2014 02:21 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Fujifilm has announced the latest entry in the popular X-series, the Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera. Fusing high performance optics with a compact system camera body, the X-T1 is focused on delivering a premium photography experience in a stylish body.


Fujifilm has been at this game for a while, and it’s paid off. It may seem niche, but having a camera that looks and feels like a traditional camera while giving you the performance of a cutting edge digital camera has struck a chord with a lot of photographers, myself included. There are some great new features about the X-T1, so let’s take a look.


5 Best Digital Cameras for 2013

by Blogger on ‎12-03-2013 07:34 PM - last edited on ‎12-17-2013 12:26 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


It’s been an incredible year for great technology in photography. We’ve seen the world’s first pocket-sized full-frame camera, Canon embracing mirrorless technology, and some impressive new form factors and camera types. Today we’re  going to take a look at some of the top cameras for 2013 with 5 models that we think achieved greatness for one reason or another.


So here we go! Here’s our list of 5 of the best cameras for 2013.


Review: Fujifilm X-A1 Compact System Camera

by Blogger on ‎11-11-2013 04:59 PM - last edited on ‎01-27-2014 12:57 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Today we’re looking at the Fujifilm X-A1, the latest camera in the X-series. It’s an affordable new device designed to find some compromise in components to bring this incredible series to a wider audience. The question is: can Fujifilm make a less expensive X-series camera without losing the magic that makes these cameras so wanted by photographers and style-hounds alike? 


I've had the pleasure of checking this camera out in person over the last few weeks, and I've got the answer!


How to backup your photos: 5 solutions

by Blogger on ‎10-21-2013 10:25 AM - last edited on ‎10-21-2013 10:54 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


Can you name five ways to backup your photos? If you can you’re in the minority! If you can’t, well that’s all about to change with a look at five different types of photo backup that you could and should be using.


Nikon Announces Wi-Fi capable D5300 HD-SLR Digital Camera

by Blogger ‎10-18-2013 10:15 AM - edited ‎10-21-2013 12:07 AM


In Star Wars: A New Hope Han Solo chastises Luke when they’re both manning the guns after Luke whoops it up: “Don’t get cocky, kid” was the quip from Harrison Ford. That’s what I feel like saying to Nikon sometimes. Like Luke they have reason to be proud of the stuff that they put out, but calling their HD-SLR “legendary” (their words in yesterday’s D5300 press release) makes me want to issue my own Solo-esque warning. 


Then again, with the rate at which they’re putting out high-quality hardware, maybe I don’t. As mentioned above the news hit tech bloggers and retailers alike yesterday: Nikon’s venerable D5200 is being succeeded by the predictably-named D5300. And while the name change might be a little yawn-inducing (seriously, Nikon, shake it up. I want to see the Nikon Galapagos or the Nikon Atlantis!) the rest of the camera sports some smile-inducing specs and features. Want to dig in? Keep reading!


How to shoot a turkey: a guide to better photos this Thanksgiving

by Blogger ‎10-11-2013 07:20 PM - edited ‎10-10-2013 09:53 PM


Anytime you’ve got friends or family over for a holiday, an event, or just a get together, you should be taking pictures. Lots of pictures. More than anything photographs are the record of our lives. A friend of mine takes a picture everywhere he goes; even if we’re just out for lunch he snaps a shot. All of those pictures end up on a drive in his home, and they make the  most wonderful collage of a screensaver. We’ll talk about that in a future blog, but the point stands: you need to be taking more pictures.


Nikon Announces Full Frame FX-format D610 HD-SLR Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎10-09-2013 12:28 PM - last edited on ‎10-09-2013 04:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Nikon fans are excited, and so am I: the latest Nikon FX-format “HD-SLR” camera was announced early on October 8th by Nikon, Inc, introducing the brand new D610. Let’s take a look at what this new camera has to offer.


Talking to the Pros: a chat with Vancouver Artist Celine Simpson

by Blogger ‎10-08-2013 01:07 AM - edited ‎10-10-2013 10:07 PM



What is photography to you? For some it's art, for other's it's a hobby. I had a chance to chat with Vancouver-based artist and Photographer Celine Simpson about her new installation The Toque Project, as well as her thoughts on photography, gear, and inspiriation.


I Shot My Dinner! [How To] Take Better Food Photos

by Blogger ‎10-04-2013 01:13 PM - edited ‎10-03-2013 08:46 PM


If you’ve dined out in the last two years or so you’ve seen them.. Or maybe you’ve even been them: the folks who pull out their phone to snap a shot of their meal. Sometimes it makes sense–there are some incredibly artful dishes out there. But your McGriddle probably doesn’t need to make an appearance on your Tumblr–does it?


Amateur food photography is on the rise; searching for Food on Flickr or on Pinterest yields a constantly updated treasure trove of delectables. If I had to put money on it I’d bet fellow Tech Blogger ThePej has a vast collection of food snaps. I’m also guilty as charged, using food shots as my social check-ins on FourSquare and other networks. 


It’s not just for amateurs anymore either! If you really love food and you really love photography, you might step up your game with a better camera or better lenses. Even if you’re still shooting with a phone we’ve got a few tips on how to get better results, and a few suggestions what to look for.


[Review] Swann Pen Cam Mini

by Blogger ‎09-30-2013 08:39 AM - edited ‎09-30-2013 11:52 AM


Ever since I saw my first James Bond flick I’ve wanted to be a spy. While the Maxwell Smart shoephone might not be on the list of things we should look out for, the camera-pen is finally here, and it’s pretty darned cool.


Swann, the company famous for bringing world class surveillance cameras to folks like you and me, have packed a tiny camera into an ordinary-looking pen. The question is: is this pen mightier than so many other cameras out there? Let’s take a look!


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