Olympus Cameras for the Digital Rider

Mar 12, 2013 View Comments by

Olympus is one of the oldest-remaining names in photography. They released their first camera in 1936, which I think is before most of you were born. In that time they’ve seen their share of drama, most recently with an accounting scandal that threatened to sink the ship. But even through the gloom they’ve managed to release some […]

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Pentax cameras for Digital Riders

Jan 09, 2013 View Comments by

Pentax wanted to show us three cameras that they thought suitable for the motorcycle tourer. The Optio WG-II is a rugged all weather camera that can be used in the cold, under water, and in other extreme conditions. The Q10 is as small as a point-and-shoot but has interchangeable lenses just like a DSLR, and […]

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RoadRUNNER Speaks with Panasonic at PhotoPLUS

Dec 18, 2012 View Comments by

Panasonic brought a panoply of cameras to New York and had three in particular that they wanted to show us—the new GH3 mirrorless camera, the FZ200 super-zoom, and the mighty compact LX-7. New York based pro photog, and fellow-motorcyclist, Rick Gerrity was also there to share some real-world experiences with Panasonic cameras. The GH3 is the much-anticipated successor to the GH2, […]

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Review: CamOne Infinity POV Camera

Dec 11, 2012 View Comments by

It’s all about the POV cam, man, those diminutive cinematic wonders that bring your couch bound friends into the thick of your action. The market is booming, if you haven’t been to YouTube lately, and into this fray CamOne Tec introduces their Infinity. Like a lot of other POV cameras, the Infinity is a little […]

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Canon’s New EOS 6D

Nov 27, 2012 View Comments by

When we visited the manufacturers at PhotoPLUS, we asked them to show us one or two cameras that they thought had the qualities that Digital Riders like you and I were looking for. We were looking for cameras that were small, rugged, high quality, with extra credit for features like GPS tagging, weather resistance, and […]

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Notes from PhotoPLUS

Nov 13, 2012 View Comments by

Just before Tropical Supermegastorm Sandy crashed into New Jersey, the annual PhotoPLUS expo was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. All the big players—Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc.—come to this event to show off their latest and greatest wares to photographers and photo enthusiasts. It’s a big event, as big as the […]

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GoPro Smart Phone App

Oct 15, 2012 View Comments by

Adjusting the settings of a camera that’s mounted to your helmet just became a whole lot easier. GoPro, makers of helmet and otherwise mounted cameras, has just released an app allowing you to change camera settings, frame your shot, and access GoPro related content right from your phone. The app is compatible exclusively with GoPro’s […]

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In the Digital Rider Lab: POV Cameras

May 08, 2012 View Comments by

We are currently testing out a pair of POV cameras – the Contour ROAM and DriftHD. Both are small, able to mount on a helmet or on the bike, are waterproof, and shoot HD 1080p video. We’ll be putting them through their paces this summer, taking them on stories and other adventures. In the meantime, we’d like […]

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Goldilocks and the Micro Four-Thirds

Mar 14, 2012 View Comments by

Over the last couple of years a new class of cameras has emerged. Bigger and better than your typical point-and-shoot and smaller and lighter than a good DSLR, these so-called “Compact System Cameras” or CSCs (or MILC or Mirrorless, the industry hasn’t decided upon the definitive name quite yet) have long been on my radar. […]

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