Photographic Equipment

On this page you’ll find links to our reviews of photographic equipment, both old and new. We’ll look beyond the usual reviews of new cameras, printers and accessories, and discuss the merits of various darkroom gear, different enlargers, photographic papers and chemicals. To begin with we have listed the current Single Lens Reflex and Compact System Cameras. Each model has a link to the manufacturers page for that camera.

Compact System Cameras

Compact System Cameras (CSC) are sometimes referred to as mirrorless cameras. These cameras bridge the compact all in one pocket type cameras and full SLR cameras. Most do not have optical viewfinders, some have electronic finders built-in or the option of a clip-on finder. Sensor sizes range from tiny through to full frame. There is generally a range of lenses available and may bodies work well with dedicated adapters for other brand or format lenses. Prices range from sub $300 through to $7,000.
Compact System Cameras

Single Lens Reflex

The Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera has its origins in the 1950s. This type of body uses a single lens, a flip-up mirror, and a prism to allow direct viewing of the subject. When the shutter is released, the mirror flips up, the shutter opens, and after exposure or the film/sensor, returns to the viewing position. Although all are fundamentally the same, there is a wide varieties of bodies designed for different purposes from four brands: Canon, Nikon, Ricoh-Pentax, and Sony. These range from basic, such as the Canon 1x00D to the Nikon D4. Prices start at about $600.
Single Lens Reflex Cameras

Page last updated: March 2013