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Digital Photo November 2013

Digital Photo explores the exciting world of digital photography and technology. Every issue features the latest news, step-by-step instructions, evaluations of the latest equipment, photography tips from the pros and more.

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a great time to buy

IF YOU HAVEN’ been considering a camera upgrade, you probably should be. Unless you’ve only recently purchased a new system, you could be missing out on superior image quality, dramatically improved AF systems, faster burst rates and response times, and innovative capabilities that have been introduced in the latest models. And while specs have improved across the board, prices have simultaneously eased. Today’s cameras offer more—for less—than ever before.For the first time this year, full-frame cameras from Canon and Nikon have broken a long-standing price barrier: Both the Canon EOS 6D and Nikon D600 can be had at retail for under $2,000. That’s a breakthrough for both of these brands, and great news for photographers who want access to the extended lens options (especially at the wider end of the…

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big appetites

BREAKFASTHe makes it look easy, but you can imagine the effort that photographer CHRISTOPHER BOFFOLI put into arranging, lighting and processing the curious world he has created in Big Appetites (Workman Publishing, 2013). Each image tells a quirky, humorous story through the images, their titles and the captions that accompany them.“Big Appetites was inspired by both a childhood fascination with miniature things and the frequent appearance of the concept of scale in the films and TV shows of my youth,” says Boffoli.LUNCHBoffoli explains his earliest inspiration for this series: “As a child, I was an avid model builder, Matchbox car collector, model railroader and slot car racer, fueling my interest in meticulously scaled things. There also were so many films and television shows that exploited the idea of a mixture…

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top cameras: smallest

SMALLEST DSLRCanon EOS Rebel SL1Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7 inchesThough it features the same 18-megapixel sensor of the EOS Rebel T5i, the SL1 is nearly 30% smaller in volume.DSLR OVER $1,000Pentax K-5 IIDimensions: 5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 inchesThe K-5 II packs a lot of capability—16.3-megapixel stills, Full 1080 HD video and a new AF system rated to-3 EV—into a rugged, yet very compact body that’s also weather-resistant.MIRRORLESSPentax Q7 & Q10Dimensions: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.3 inchesIdentical in size and weight, the Q7 and Q10 are also both 12.4-megapixel cameras, though the Q7 features a larger sensor.FIXED-LENSNikon COOLPIX S01Dimensions: 3.1 x 2.1 x 0.7 inchesThe ultra-small S01 is about the size of a business card (a little smaller, actually) and can shoot 10-megapixel stills and 720p HD video, saved…

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top cameras: best image quality

BEST SENSOR RATINGNikon D800E & D800DxOMark Score: 96/95The D800E, which omits a low-pass filter, and the D800 which employs one, rank #1 and #2 of all cameras in DxOMark sensor ratings.DSLR UNDER $1,000Nikon D5200DxOMark Score: 84Nikon’s affordable 24.1-megapixel D5200 retails for about one-third of the D800 and comes in at #13 in DxOMark rankings.MIRRORLESSSony NEX-7DxOMark Score: 81Sony’s NEX-series scores consistently well among mirrorless models; the NEX-7 leads with a rank of #24.FIXED-LENSSony RX1DxOMark Score: 93With its full-frame, 24.3-megapixel sensor, the celebrated RX1 crushes most pro DSLRs with a rank of #4, just behind Nikon’s D800E, D800 and D600 DSLRs. ■…

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top cameras: resolution

HIGHEST RESOLUTIONNikon D800E & D800Pixels: 7360 x 4912At 36.3 megapixels, the D800E/D800 boasts 50% more pixels than the nearest competition: several models with a resolution of 24 megapixels.UNDER $1,000Nikon D3200Pixels: 6016 x 4000The 24-megapixel D3200 squeaks past the Nikon D5200, Nikon D7100 and Sony SLT-A65 to claim the highest resolution of SLRs under $1,000—the three others tied at 6000 x 4000 pixels.MIRRORLESSSony NEX-7Pixels: 6000 x 4000In addition to its high marks for sensor quality, the 24-megapixel NEX-7 also leads the mirrorless category in resolution, by a margin of about 4 megapixels.FIXED-LENSSony RX1Pixels: 6000 x 4000The 24-megapixel, full-frame sensor RX1 excels not only in sensor ratings, but also in resolution. Several fixed-lens cameras are runners-up at 20 megapixels.TOP CAMERAS: INNOVATION“LENS-STYLE” CAMERASSony QX10 & QX100Featuring built-in sensors, these lenses pair wirelessly with…

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mirrorless cameras

FUJIFILM X-M1INTRODUCED 6/2013LIST PRICE: $799 (with XC16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS zoom).The newest member of Fujifilm’s mirrorless Xcamera family is also the smallest, at 4.6x2.6x1.5 inches and 9.9 ounces, yet it contains the same Fujifilm 16.3-megapixel, APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro1 and X-E1, and can use all the same X-mount lenses. The sensor uses a Fujifilm original color filter array with a randomized pattern that minimizes moiré, eliminating the need for an optical low-pass filter and providing added sharpness over Bayer-array sensors.One reason why it’s smaller than its older brothers is that the X-M1 doesn’t have an eyelevel viewfinder; however, its big 3-inch LCD screen tilts for easy composition, and the X-M1 has room for the same lithium-ion battery as its larger siblings, for about 350 shots per charge.Another thing…