In 1996 Nikon entered the consumer digital camera market with the COOLPIX 100. It cost $500, had one third of a Megapixel and was built-into an industry-standard PCMCIA card, so you could simply slot the camera into a compatible laptop. 25 years later I review it once more!
The Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS was a high-end super-zoom camera launched in 2001, sporting a 10x / 37-370mm equivalent range, and becoming Canon’s first digital camera to include optical image stabilisation! Find out how it performs 20 years later!
The COOLPIX 900, launched in 1998, was Nikon’s third digital camera, but I’d argue their first aimed at photographers. 1.2 Megapixels, a 3x optical zoom, white balance presets and a cunning split-body, the 900 had it all! Find out why it was one of my favourites in my retro review!
A Total Lunar Eclipse is one of Nature's most spectacular displays and a great deal easier to photograph than a Solar Eclipse, not to mention more frequent too. In my guide I'll explain how to photograph a lunar eclipse or blood moon!
The PowerShot 600 was Canon’s first consumer digital camera, launched in 1996 and sporting a fixed 50mm equivalent lens, PC Card storage and half a Megapixel. In this episode of Dino Bytes, I’ll see how the PowerShot 600 compared to rivals at the time and how it performs 25 years later!
Sony launched its first consumer digital camera, the DSC-F1 in 1996. It boasted 0.3 Megapixels, 4 MB of built-in memory and a lens housing that rotated 180 degrees for comfortable waist-level shooting or selfies. Find out how it all began in my retro review!
In March 2021, Canon released new firmware for the Canon EOS R5, R6 and 1Dx Mark III which brings a selection of updates. In this article and video I'll show you what's new!
I love cooking and wanted to increase the number of vegetarian dishes for everyday family meals. Here are my favourites: quick, easy and very tasty!
It's that time of year when we're bombarded by bargain offers, so I've sifted through the deals to find the best buys on camera gear. So if you're shopping for a new camera, lens or accessory, check out my guide to the best deals this Holiday Season! PS - check back for updates!
Firework displays can be spectacular but present a number of challenges to capture on-camera. In my simple guide I'll share my tips and techniques for photographing fireworks whether you're shooting New Year, 4th July or any other celebration!
The Moon is one of my favourite subjects to photograph and in this tutorial I'll show you how to take great photos of it including exposure, phases, Earthshine and how to plan a Moon-rise with a landscape in the foreground!
Find how to take great photos of bees without dedicated macro gear or even leaving your home. Guest writer Alan Adler is not just the inventor of the legendary Aeropress but also a passionate photographer who reveals his favourite cameras for bees don’t have to be specialist or expensive!
Has your MacBook battery failed? Is Apple quoting a fortune for a repair, if it's even possible? Find out how I fixed my 2011 MacBook for only $55!
I switched from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras over ten years ago. While I was initially drawn by their smaller size and weight, it's the technological advantages that sealed the deal. Find out my top benefits of mirrorless vs DSLR!
My favourite coffee maker is a compact, human-powered brewer that costs only 30 pounds or dollars: it’s the Aeropress, it can be used indoors or out, and in my tutorial I’ll share all the tips and tricks I’ve learned from using one over the best part of ten years!
This is my one-year review of Tidal, a music streaming service with Hifi sound quality that on some albums even exceeds CD quality. In my review I'll explain how to enjoy the best quality from Tidal and upgrade your music streaming!
Back in 2006 I posted my very first review on YouTube. 14 years later, I look back at the Canon 400D / XTi and see how technology and my own presentation have changed!
Sigma has finally released its fabulous triplet of f1.4 APSC mirrorless lenses in the EF-M mount, transforming Canon's neglected EOS M system. Find out why you'll want them in my video review!
Time for JPEG to retire? With the 1Dx III, Canon becomes the first traditional camera company to back the more efficient HEIF format which delivers better quality in smaller files. Here's how Canon makes it work.
Personal Computer World, Britain’s first and longest-running IT magazine, ceased publication on June 8th 2009 after 31 years in the business. This is my obituary of the magazine from a former Editor's perspective.
The Cameralabs Cafe podcast returns! In Episode Four, Gordon and Doug talk about how to choose the best camera for vlogging - and video in general - before recommending a selection of models at various price points! So grab a drink and join us in the Cameralabs Cafe!
The Cameralabs Cafe podcast returns where Gordon and Doug discuss the health and future of the Micro Four Thirds system, take a look at the new Olympus OMD EM5 III and revisit the Lumix G9 which keeps getting better! So grab a drink and join us in the Cameralabs Cafe for a catch-up of all the photography news and reviews!
Sigma's Art lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras transform the Leica-L mount system, bringing focal lengths, apertures and - crucially - prices that were previously unavailable. They're particularly appealing to Lumix S owners who, due to the high cost of Leica's own lenses, have been limited to Panasonic's initial three lenses so far. Find out why you'll want to invest in…
Sony’s RX100 VII is arguably the most powerful compact camera around. In this post I’ll share a bunch of images I took at the UK’s biggest Pride event in Brighton, where I found it effortlessly tracked subjects, captured wide views and tight portraits, while remaining discreet and convenient throughout!