Daven Mathies

Daven Mathies

Daven is a contributing writer to the photography section. He has been with Digital Trends since 2016 and has been writing about photography and tech for over a decade. He originally began writing at a young age for no other reason than to teach himself how to type, later taking up photography to learn how cameras worked. His love for the tech eventually turned into a passion for the crafts facilitated by it, leading him to pursue a degree in film and video production. He now moonlights as a wedding and portrait photographer, and still yearns to be a better typist.

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Canon EOS R5 vs. Sony A7S III vs. Panasonic S1H: Best full-frame for video?

Everyone's talking about Canon and Sony's latest cameras, but don't forget last year's entry from Panasonic.
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The best cameras for YouTube in 2020

From effortless operation to professional livestreaming control, these cameras take YouTube to the next level.
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The best digital cameras for 2020

Leave your phone in your pocket and reach for one of these DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, or point-and-shoots.
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The best video cameras for 2020

Bring your directorial dreams to life -- affordably -- with the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
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Canon EOS R5 review: It holds nothing back

The 45MP, 8K-shooting full-frame flagship proves that Canon knows how to be a leader in mirrorless cameras.
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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III review: Top-notch telephoto

A perfect balance of quality, size, and price, Tamron's new telephoto zoom lens is a must-have for Sony shooters.