Nikon 1 AW1: Could THIS be the Ultimate Motorcycle Touring Camera?

Dec 12, 2013 View Comments by

A couple of weeks ago I posited that the Sony RX10 was the perfect motorcycle travel camera. I’ve changed my mind; the Nikon 1 AW1 is the ultimate motorcycle travel camera. And no, Nikon didn’t pay me to say that. Let me explain… For the past year I’ve been doing a lot of shooting with […]

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Sony RX10: Could This Be the Perfect Motorcycle Travel Camera?

Nov 27, 2013 View Comments by

Sony has recently introduced the DSC-RX10, a super zoom camera that may well be the perfect motorcycle travel camera. Just what does it take to be the ideal image- capturing device for motorcycle touring? Excellent image quality during the day. Very good performance when the sun starts going down. A nice lens that is wide […]

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Sony Xperia ZR: Who’s Afraid of a Little Rain?

May 15, 2013 View Comments by

Smartphones are wonderful gadgets, aren’t they? Dick Tracy never had it so good. But they are such delicate flowers, afraid of the bumps, bruises, and occasional raindrops of everyday life. Nearly everyone gets a bulky protective case, even though it’s kind of like putting vinyl slipcovers on the good furniture in the living room. Enter […]

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Sony Shows Us the RX100

Nov 20, 2012 View Comments by

We stopped by the Sony booth at PhotoPLUS and asked them to show us a camera for motorcyclists. It wasn’t a surprise when they trotted out their RX100 point-and-shoot, as Sony’s been making quite a stir, promising near-DSLR image quality from a camera you can slip into your jacket pocket. The accolades from the media […]

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The Perfect Motorcycle Touring Camera?

Jul 31, 2012 View Comments by

Sony has recently released upon the world the Cyber-shot RX100, and all other cameras are cowering in the corner muttering, “We are not worthy. We are not worthy.” Ok, that’s a bit much, but David Pogue from the New York Times went so far as to call it “The best pocket camera ever made.” And if […]

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Digital Cameras for Digital Riders: Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5

Nov 01, 2010 View Comments by

The same company that shrunk the home stereo into a box the size of a paperback in the 1980s has done it again, putting the guts of a dSLR into a photocopier and making copies at 50%. The NEX series of cameras is improbably small, especially when you consider that they contain the same sensors […]

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