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Gizmodo Camera Buying Guide 2014: Our Favourite Upgrades, Accessories And Add-Ons

If you already have a camera, there are plenty of ways you can make it better. Any camera on the market today can be upgraded, kitted out with extras, or improved — here are a few of our favourites.


Nikon D810: Subtle Improvements For One Of The Baddest DSLRs Around

The Nikon D800 is commonly held in high regard as one of the best pro DSLRs out there. When it was released back in 2012, it made news for its unique 36-megapixel sensor. This time around, the focus is on minor improvements for some added firepower in an already fiery camera.


Sony's DSLRs Aren't Dead: The New a77 II Adds Insanely Good Autofocus

With all the glitz and glamour of Sony’s recently renamed and revamped Alpha (nee NEX) mirrorless camera line-up, you’d be forgiven for thinking Sony had forgotten about its DSLR cameras. Not so — it has just released an update to its mid-range a77, endowing the semi-pro and ‘advanced amateur’ shooter with a class-leading 79-point autofocus system.


Nikon D5300 Australian Review: Feature-Packed, Great Photos

Nikon’s enthusiast and semi-professional cameras since 2009 — the D5000 and D7000, and their subsequent successors — have kicked goal after goal after goal. Each incremental product release has addressed customer concerns, added new features, and bumped up their imaging sensors’ megapixel count. That trend thankfully continues with the latest D5300.


Panasonic's LUMIX GH4 Pro Camera Now Has An Australian Price

The next iteration in Panasonic’s excellent stills-and-video mirrorless GH camera line-up, the LUMIX DMC-GH4, now has an Australian price tag. That’s great news for anyone thinking of moving over to the new camera, which boasts native 4K video recording capability and a hugely improved imaging sensor. Like the GH3 before it, the new GH4 will likely become the camera of choice for indie film crews and professional cinematographers on a budget.


Nikon's New D4S Is An Epic Pro DSLR In A Familiar Package

At the professional level, the ultra-powerful DSLR is still mighty important, and with that in mind, Nikon is upgrading its beastly D4, with the D4s, a faster shooter that’s better at low-light than its predecessor. There’s a lot to love about this camera. Here are the highlights.


As Nikon's Entry-Level DSLR Gets A Bump, Its 18-55mm Kit Lens Shrinks

Nikon just gave its entry-level DSLR a pretty obvious spec bump, but along with the new camera, Nikon’s introducing a new version of the standard kit lens that ships with the product and will probably be used by lots of beginners on this and other cheaper Nikon DSLRs


Canon EOS 70D Review: DSLR Video Nirvana Comes More Into Focus

Canon has spent years making incremental improvements to its DSLR line’s video features, yet it’s been ages since we’ve seen a major step forward in functionality. While the 60D added some nice touches, its successor, the EOS 70D, makes one very specific leap towards excellence.


Olympus OM-D E-M1 Hands-On: So Hot You Won't Believe It's Mirrorless

The interchangeable-lens OM-D E-M1 is so much camera you won’t believe it’s mirroress. The E-M1 is the successor to 2010′s E-5, the last Olympus camera with a mirror box and an optical viewfinder. I just shot with one of the first units in the world at the Oly launch event in New York, and I’m certain that almost no one needs a DSLR anymore. This camera is a serious business photography machine.


The Best DSLR Upgrades And Accessories

Most DSLR owners are constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve their photography. The best solution is to upgrade to a newer and more sophisticated camera, but not everybody can afford to do this. (Plus, it means throwing away your existing investment which can be a bitter pill to swallow; especially if your lenses aren’t compatible with the new model.) With that in mind, here are some DSLR upgrades and accessories that will allow you to tease better results out of your existing camera.


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