December 2009

Full review: Olympus E-620 with PT-E06 underwater case
The Olympus E-620 is a versatile 12.3-megapixel digital SLR that offers an excellent balance of performance, quality and features in a package of modest size and weight. Combined with the Olympus PT-E06 underwater housing and a couple of Olympus UFL-2 underwater strobes, it makes for perhaps the best consumer-level underwater camera rig we've tested. The camera itself lists for US$699 with a 14-42mm Zuiko Digital lens. [Read full review of the Olympus E-620 digital SLR camera with PT-E06 underwater housing] -- Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009 by chb

The best photo books of 2009
There's a lot of good photography books out there, and you can learn a lot from them. Editor Carol Cotton picked the best ones of 2009, including a description of each. [See the Best Photography Books of 2009] -- Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009 by chb

A camera you can buy at Home Depot
Why a camera specially created for jobsites? Because things get dropped, crushed and rained on at job sites. Regular digital cameras cannot handle that, so why not having a camera that's just as tough as all the other tools? Enter the US$199 8-megapixel Ryobi Durashot, a tough camera that can also take up to 800 pictures on a single charge of a battery it shares with Ryobi tools. [See description and specs of the Ryobi Durashot] -- Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by chb