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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review

Panasonic’s Lumix GM1 makes the record books for being the smallest Micro Four Thirds camera you can buy. However, its amazing size comes at the expense of performance and…

  • Pros: Extremely compact, lightweight , High-quality LCD screen…
  • Cons: Uneven photo quality , May be too small for some , Weak…

Nikon D5300 review

The Nikon D5300 may be an entry-level, sub-$1,000 DSLR, but it delivers excellent stills and offers lots of features that make it one of the better buys.

  • Pros: Very good 24MP stills , Superior 1080/60p videos , Built-in…
  • Cons: Weak 18-55mm kit lens , Noisy at ISOs higher than 1,600…

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 review

Whether it’s the outdoors or by the beach, if you need a camera that can take a lot of abuse during a vacation, Olympus’ Stylus Tough TG-3 is up for the challenge.

  • Pros: Rugged qualities , Superior underwater images , Super Macro…
  • Cons: Low-res LCD , No shutter speed/focus adjustments , Poor high…

Fujifilm FinePix S1 review

Fujifilm breaks from the pack of mega-zoom cameras with the FinePix S1. The 50x zoom bridge camera has a weather-resistant body, shoots in RAW, and delivers good quality images.

  • Pros: 50x zoom , Good quality stills/videos , Weather resistance
  • Cons: Focusing issues in auto modes , Noisy at high ISOs, low…

Samsung WB2200F review

Samsung’s WB2200F is a bulky camera that mimics a big DSLR, but its very good photo and video quality and 60x zoom lens make it an attractive mega-zoom.

  • Pros: Very good photos, videos , 60x zoom , Dual-grip system
  • Cons: Unusual, bulky shape , Poor-quality EVF , Weak at high ISO

Nikon Coolpix P600 review

The Nikon Coolpix P600 offers an impressive 60x optical zoom lens that covers wide-angle and telephoto. But there are issues like a poor EVF and autofocusing that keep it from an…

  • Pros: 60x mega-zoom (24-1440mm) , Good photos of static subjects…
  • Cons: Poor EVF, no eye sensor , Need a hard edge to focus quickly…

Sony Alpha a6000 review

Sony continues to put out one great camera after another. The Alpha A6000 – with a 24.3-megapixel sensor, enhanced autofocus system, and fast burst mode – is one of the best…

  • Pros: Very good stills and movies , 11 fps burst mode…
  • Cons: Kit lens is too limiting , No touchscreen display , Red-dot…

Samsung NX Mini review

Samsung NX Mini is a remarkable achievement in merging an interchangeable lens system with a compact camera. Its size and convenience will appeal to some users, but it can’t…

  • Pros: Amazingly small ILC , Tilting 180-degree LCD , Decent stills…
  • Cons: LCD wipes out in direct sunshine , Noisy at higher ISOs…

Fujifilm X-E2 review

Fujifilm’s X-E2 is a modern 16-megapixel mirrorless camera in a retro-inspired body. It has a slight learning curve, but it takes high-quality stills and has one of the best…

  • Pros: High-quality stills , Very responsive , Outstanding EVF
  • Cons: Bit of learning curve , Fixed-position LCD not touch capable…

Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II review

Canon’s improvements to the PowerShot G1 X Mark II outshines its predecessor, making it a camera that competes well with other enthusiast point-and-shoots.

  • Pros: Excellent stills, quality videos , Much improved performance…
  • Cons: No built-in viewfinder , Screen has reflectivity issues in…

Samsung NX30 review

Samsung’s NX30 is pricier than the company’s other Compact System Cameras, but what you get for the price is a camera that can go head-to-head with many enthusiast DSLRS.

  • Pros: High-quality stills and videos , Very good EVF, twisting…
  • Cons: Relatively expensive , ISO results not best in class

Nikon Df Review

The Nikon Df is a modern full-frame DSLR wrapped around by a retro-inspired body that pays homage to old Nikon SLRs. With its excellent low-light capability and image quality…

  • Pros: Amazing low-light capability , Love those dials , Excellent…
  • Cons: Too darn expensive , No video or Wi-Fi , Images dreadful at…

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 review

Competing with Compact System Cameras, Canon’s EOS Rebel SL1 is the smallest, lightest DSLR to date, but don’t let this baby DSLR’s body fool you – it performs like a good…

  • Pros: Quality Canon 18MP stills , Good 1080/30p videos , Very…
  • Cons: Grip may be too small for some , Mono onboard sound…

Nikon Coolpix L830 review

The Nikon Coolpix L830 is a 16-megapixel camera with an impressive 34x super-zoom lens, making it an ideal travel cam. Just be aware it’s limited by a small sensor and few…

  • Pros: 34x super zoom (22.5-765mm) , 16 megapixels , Quality…
  • Cons: Small 1/2.3-inch imager , Few manual adjustments , No Wi-Fi…