Once in a while, a friend will ask me which digital compact camera she should get. One request I often hear is for a compact camera that takes "good shots at night." It's hard to answer that question, because taking good photographs at night isn't just a matter of which camera you shoot with, but also how you shoot using the camera.
2011 wasn't a good year for camera companies, as production was hammered by the twin disasters of the tsunami in Japan and the floods in Thailand. But even though they were beaten they were not bowed, and a few gems still managed to make their way into our hands. Time to look back, reflect and rediscover my favorite cameras of 2011.
After being called out on not giving Windows Phone 7 apps a fair try, I went back and lived another week with the OS, this time with apps recommended by our HardwareZone community. Have my opinions changed?
The editorial team thought it'd be fun for entrenched mobile OS users to try out other OSes for the first time. As a three-year iOS veteran, I volunteered to switch to Windows Phone 7 - this is what happened.
Nikon recently announced the new Nikon 1 system of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Wondering what's Nikon thinking, releasing a small sensor camera to compete with others of its class? There's more to just that, so here's some info to better understand the Nikon 1 system.