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How HDR Photo Editing Can Ruin Your Travel Photos

How HDR Photo Editing Can Ruin Your Travel Photos Jun 5th, 2013 at 12:00PM: MorBCN, Flickr When I was hiking last year in northern Laos, I came to a break in the​ forest near the top of the hill. The view was astonishing. The sky was filled with shadowy clouds and where bright sunlight broke through cloud cover, it settled on karst formations hanging with vivid green foliage. I whipped out my DSLR and snapped some shots so I could relive it later. When I loaded up the...

Gadling Gear Review: Nikon 1 J2 Digital Camera

Gadling Gear Review: Nikon 1 J2 Digital Camera Nov 5th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Over the past couple of years, one of the fastest growing segments of the digital camera market has been the compact interchangeable lens systems. These cameras feature the small bodies of a traditional point-and-shoot with the ability to swap lenses like a DSLR, giving them plenty of versatility without adding undue size or weight. Options from Sony, Panasonic and Samsung have been extremely...

Storing Travel Photos, Let Us Count The Ways

Storing Travel Photos, Let Us Count The Ways Oct 1st, 2012 at 2:00PM: http://cms.aol.com/dashboard/13/ In the olden days of storing travel photos when hard drive memory filled up, travelers turned to a variety of external storage devices to manage the shots they had take along the way. Zip Drives, Memory Sticks, DVDs and other forms of storage have all had their day. Today, a variety of storage devices, cloud storage like Google Drive and even social media...

5 Reasons Why A Digital Camera Is Better Than A Smartphone For Travel Photos

5 Reasons Why A Digital Camera Is Better Than A Smartphone For Travel Photos Aug 17th, 2012 at 8:00AM: There is an old adage in photography that says the best camera is the one that you have with you at any given time. This holds especially true in the age of smartphones, which have evolved into solid shooters over the past few years. Owning a smartphone is a lot like having a decent point and shoot camera on you at all times, which has, for good or ill, allowed us to share many more personal...

Gadling gear review: Nikon CoolPix AW100 camera

Gadling gear review: Nikon CoolPix AW100 camera Feb 6th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Buying a digital camera is no easy task these days. As cameras have grown in popularity, the market has become flooded with dozens of models, all with a dizzying array of features and specs, and few ways to distinguish one from the next. Aside from minor variations in shape and color, most of them all look about the same, and it is difficult to know which one is the best fit for each of our...

Inside the 2011 Vail Film Festival (w/ exclusive video)

Inside the 2011 Vail Film Festival (w/ exclusive video) Apr 22nd, 2011 at 10:00AM: A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend the 8th annual Vail Film Festival to check out Olympus's new initiatives in digital filmmaking and photography. As someone that loves independent films, experimenting with digital cameras, and snowboarding; the only way I would have been more anxious to pack my bags and fly to Colorado would've been if Lindsey Vonn had personally offered to escort me...

Travel Photo Tips: What is ISO, and how does it affect my pictures?

Travel Photo Tips: What is ISO, and how does it affect my pictures? Dec 30th, 2010 at 10:00AM: ISO. Three little letters which stand for International Organization for Standardization (not exactly thrilling) and make a monumental difference in the outcome of images, particularly in low-light scenarios. It's one of the most prominently featured specifications of any modern digital camera, and it's one single aspect that can make a night-and-day difference in the outcome of your shots....

How to protect your digital camera at the beach

How to protect your digital camera at the beach May 31st, 2010 at 2:30PM: If you'll be tanning at the beach this summer, make sure your digital camera doesn't also end up getting toasted. Though many camera manufacturers now make waterproof digital cameras or accessories, not everyone can afford to buy new gear just for a beach trip. I checked in with Lindsay Silverman, Nikon's senior technical manager, for advice on how to protect your digital camera while at the...

Samsung HZ35W digital camera with GPS - first look

Samsung HZ35W digital camera with GPS - first look Apr 29th, 2010 at 1:30PM: This really is a great summer for people in the market for a new digital camera. The new Samsung HZ35W is no exception. In this quick look, I'll introduce you to this newest product from the Samsung lineup, with some extra focus on its travel friendly features. Inside the HZ35W is a 14.2 megapixel sensor, a 24mm wide angle 15x optical zoom and HD movie mode. What sets the HZ35W apart from...

Panasonic Lumix GF1 Micro Four Thirds camera review

Panasonic Lumix GF1 Micro Four Thirds camera review Apr 13th, 2010 at 12:30PM: In this review, we'll introduce the fourth Micro Four Thirds camera to earn some coverage here on Gadling. As a quick reminder - Micro Four Thirds digital cameras offer the same image sensor quality found on large(r) digital SLR cameras, but in a much smaller body. This size and weight reduction obviously makes these cameras perfect for travel, especially if you want to lighten your load,...

Nikon Coolpix S8000 review - 10x wide zoom in an ultra compact point and shoot

Nikon Coolpix S8000 review - 10x wide zoom in an ultra compact point and shoot Apr 8th, 2010 at 10:00AM: The new Nikon Coolpix S8000 is another new camera in the 2010 Nikon lineup. Last week we showed you the new P800 ultra-zoom, but travelers looking for a more compact camera may be interested in the S8000. The S8000 is currently the slimmest 10x optical zoom camera on the market. As always, we'll open with the basics - inside the S8000 is a 10x wide angle NIKKOR ED glass lens. The camera...

Ultra-zoom in a travel friendly package - Gadling reviews the new Nikon Coolpix P100

Ultra-zoom in a travel friendly package - Gadling reviews the new Nikon Coolpix P100 Mar 29th, 2010 at 11:00AM: This is a great time to be in the market for a new travel friendly camera. Almost weekly, new cameras are revealed that add more of the stuff travelers can benefit from. In this review, I'll introduce you to the newest from Nikon - the Coolpix P100. The P100 is an "ultra zoom" - which means its zoom lens packs quite a punch. The basics are all pretty impressive too - 10.3 megapixels,...

Five new digital cameras from Samsung

Five new digital cameras from Samsung Jan 19th, 2010 at 9:00AM: As we pointed out in our TL225 DualView review last week, Samsung makes some pretty innovative digital cameras. Last night,, the company unveiled five new shooters for their Q1 2010 lineup. The new products include the HZ30W and HZ35W superzoom compacts, the effect-rich TL110 and TL105 cameras and a new budget camera - the SL630. For travelers, the new HZ35W will be a real treat, offering...

Gadling gift guide - photography gadgets

Gadling gift guide - photography gadgets Dec 16th, 2009 at 2:00PM: An essential part of any trip is photography, and an essential part of photography is good photo gadgets. In this fourth and final Gadling gift guide, we'll recommend a couple of great photo gadgets that will make even the most amateur photographer happy. Be sure to check out our previous gift guides: Gift guide for the lightweight traveler Gift guide for famlily travel and kids Gift...

Help for lost cameras

Help for lost cameras Oct 20th, 2009 at 3:00PM: The folks over at Jaunted posted a story yesterday about a friendly-looking family who dropped their camera at some point while on a trip to Maui. A good Samaritan found the camera and posted one of the pics on Reddit last week, along with a plea for help in locating the family so that their camera could be returned. According to HalogenLife, in a prime example of the power of social media, the...

New Samsung digital cameras make "say cheese" a lot more fun

New Samsung digital cameras make Aug 13th, 2009 at 12:30PM: Samsung just announced 2 new cameras for their 2009 lineup. Now, new cameras are launched virtually every day, so it takes some creativity from the manufacturer to grab my attention. Which is exactly what Samsung managed to achieve. The first camera, the CL65 (above on the left) is packed full of smart features. It has Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. The Bluetooth allows you to send photos to other...

Daily gear deal - JVC Everio GZ-MS100 digital camcorder for $180

Daily gear deal - JVC Everio GZ-MS100 digital camcorder for $180 May 24th, 2009 at 12:30PM: Today's daily deal is for the JVC Everio GZ-MS100 digital camcorder. This 35x optical zoom digital camera records directly to SD memory cards and has every feature you'd expect from a high end camcorder. Inside the MS100 is a Konica Minolta lens, quick 1 second startup, built in lens cover, a touch-sensitive menu system and a handy video archiving/sorting system. The camera comes complete with...

Daily deal - Canon PowerShot SD770IS digital camera for $145

Daily deal - Canon PowerShot SD770IS digital camera for $145 Mar 3rd, 2009 at 12:00PM: My daily deal for today is for the Canon PowerShot SD770IS. This compact 10 megapixel point and shoot camera features a 3x optical zoom lens, with image stabilization. The SD770IS normally retails for just under $200, but Amazon has dropped the price significantly, down to just $144.95. The SD770IS has an amazing array of features, from a built in red-eye removal tool to smile and motion...

Daily deal - Kodak EasyShare C813 Pink digital camera for $82

Daily deal - Kodak EasyShare C813 Pink digital camera for $82 Feb 6th, 2009 at 12:30PM: Yes - it is that time of year again. Retailers suddenly have the urge to sell pink Valentines day gadgets. My daily deal for today takes advantage of the nice discounts on pink stuff. The Kodak C813 EasyShare digital camera takes photos in 8.2 megapixels, and features a 3X optical zoom, 5X digital zoom and image stabilization. The camera comes runs off regular AA batteries, but you'll have to...

Daily deal - Canon Powershot SD790IS digital camera for $120

Daily deal - Canon Powershot SD790IS digital camera for $120 Jan 22nd, 2009 at 12:30PM: My daily deal for today is for the Canon Powershot SD790IS. This compact digital camera shoots photos in 10 megapixels and features a 3x optical zoom with optical image stabilization. The camera also offers the Canon motion detection and face detection system, which should help improve the quality of your photos by preventing "face blur". The SD790IS comes with a rechargeable battery pack, AC...

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