David Elrich

David Elrich

David has covered the consumer electronics industry since the "ancient" days of the Walkman. A "consumer’s" consumer-electronics writer who regularly contributes to some of the largest magazines on the newsstands, including InStyle and Metropolitan Home. He is a Contributing editor for Metropolitan Home (1988 to present), one of the top shelter magazines in the country. Editor of quarterly PC How-To Guide: Digital Photography Buyer's Guide for the past four years. Beyond that he has covered digital imaging for a variety of publications from the time of ground-breaking $10,000 3-megapixel cameras to the present. David has moderated imaging panels at CES and simply loves taking photos and videos.

Turn molehills into mountains with the unmatched 65x zoom on Canon's SX60

Canon has made its newest mega-zoom even more potent. The SX60 HS has a long 65x zoom and fast performance. It’s no DSLR, but you don’t have to lug around lenses either.

  • Pros: 65x optical zoom , Quality images, decent videos , Solid LCD…
  • Cons: Relatively poor ISO performer , Some focusing issues at…

Canon ups the ante for APS-C DSLRs, but is the 7D Mark II overpriced?

Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II is a big advancement over its predecessor, but can its high price tag justify its new capabilities? We take a first-look at this new DSLR.

Photography

You can't fit more photo firepower in your pocket than Canon's PowerShot G7 X

Compact and lightweight, yet packed with power, Canon has created the PowerShot G7 X to be that perfect all-around pocket camera.

  • Pros: Excellent all-around pocket camera , Quality stills and…
  • Cons: Weak battery life , Occasional focus miscues , No hot shoe

Nikon's missing mirrorless mojo makes the 1 S2 merely 'meh'

Nikon’s mirrorless S2 camera is a low-price option for the budget-mided, but for $100 more, you can get far useful and stronger mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

  • Pros: Good stills and videos , Fast hybrid autofocus, responsive…
  • Cons: No mode dial, poor interface , No built-in Wi-Fi , Too many…

Nikon's 1 J4 has a sleek, futuristic look and a totally outdated interface

Nikon’s 1 J4 mirrorless camera delivers good-quality stills and videos, but the high price, confusing UI, and poor ISO performance didn’t win us over.

  • Pros: Compact, lightweight , Good stills and videos , Excellent…
  • Cons: Poor user interface , Noisy above ISO 800 , Expensive (at…

Samsung's NX3000 simplifies selfies, but to get serious, reach for a Sony

With its ease-of-use design and user-friendly features, the NX3000 from Samsung is made for those new to mirrorless cameras. It has an attractive price, but affordability comes…

  • Pros: 20.3MP APS-C sensor , 180-degree-tilting LCD , Good…
  • Cons: Images don’t “pop,” slightly bluish , Flash blocks LCD…

There's no such thing as the perfect camera, but Nikon's D750 is damn close

The Nikon D750 DSLR is an excellent example of what full-frame cameras can do. It produces beautiful photos and videos. But does it justify its high price? Yes, it does.

  • Pros: Beautiful full-frame stills , Excellent 1080/60p movies…
  • Cons: Expensive , Shutter speed tops out at 1/4,000 , Underexposes…

If your wallet can stand the pain, this Nikon is an enthusiast's dream DSLR

Full-frame cameras deliver photo quality that’s short of exceptional, and Nikon’s D810 lives up to that claim. It’s also better at video capture than its predecessors.

  • Pros: Superb stills – as rich as 35mm film , High-quality Full…
  • Cons: Expensive , Heavy, bulky , No built-in Wi-Fi

Nikon D810 review

Full-frame cameras deliver photo quality that’s short of exceptional, and Nikon’s D810 lives up to that claim. It’s also better at video capture than its predecessors.

Photography

Olympus E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera gets new firmware, color

In addition to a new body color for the mirrorless OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera, Olympus also announced a new firmware update that will add new features. Also, a new weather-sealed lens and teleconverter, and studio app.

Photography

Canon evolves EOS 7D DSLR with Mark II, adds new lenses, compact cameras

At Photokina 2014, Canon unleashed several new products, although all are updates on existing gear. These include the new EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot G7 X, and PowerShot N2. Plus, new lenses from low- to high-end.

Photography

Fujifilm X-T1 review

Fujifilm’s flagship X-T1 mirrorless camera delivers excellent image quality that could rival some full-frame cameras. A weather-resistant body and loads of shooting options make…

  • Pros: High-quality photos and movies , Superior ISO capabilities…
  • Cons: High price , Bulky , Limited weather-resistant lens lineup…

Compact PEN E-PL7 is Olympus’ Micro Four Thirds response to the selfie craze

You know the selfie phenomenon has gone into overdrive when camera companies make a point to create products that help users easily take self-portraits, like the new PEN E-PL7 from Olympus.

Photography

Sony Alpha A7S review

Sony’s Alpha A7S full-frame DSLR captures astounding low-light shots in near silence and even handles 4K video, but you’ll want to be a pro-caliber photographer to really make…

  • Pros: Nice extension of the A7 series , Mind-boggling ISOs…
  • Cons: Really geared for pros , Expensive , No built-in flash…

Sony RX100 III review

Sony does it again with the Cyber-shot RX100 III, one of the best compact cameras you can buy. It has a new viewfinder, processor, and lens. But it’s still pricey.

  • Pros: Excellent compact camera , Beautiful 20.1MP stills…
  • Cons: Expensive , No hot shoe , Limited focal range