Photography

Nikon Coolpix B600 Review

The growth of the smartphone has all but stalled the once popular budget camera category, but the superzoom category continues to show signs of life thanks to optics that can’t fit in a phone. At about $ 330, the Nikon Coolpix B600 falls easily into the budget category, but brings with it a 60x zoom […]

Photography

DJI Osmo Action hands-on review

DJI’s rumored Osmo Action is finally here, and while it doesn’t look radically different from other action cameras, it does bring a couple genuinely innovative features to what is otherwise a very imitative design. The front LCD screen lets you check framing even if the main, rear screen is obscured, a common situation when mounting […]

Photography

Ricoh GR III review

There’s an oddly familiar feeling to the Ricoh GR III, and it isn’t that it reminds me of the GR II — I never shot that camera. Rather, it reminds me of my phone. It has a 28mm equivalent lens, fixed LCD touchscreen, and no viewfinder, all features it shares with most smartphones. It’s nearly […]

Photography

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL review

Midrange to budget phones have come a long way in just a few years. We’ve seen major performance boosts, batteries that can outlast the ones in flagships, and simplified software experiences. While there have been tremendous improvements to the camera, phones under $ 500 often still fall short of satisfying in this department, especially in […]

Mobile

Garmin Forerunner 945 review

There’s your average fitness tracker and then there’s the Garmin Forerunner 945. With its long list of features and a slim, good-looking design, this thing is an absolute stunner. The Forerunner 945 looks great on paper, but how do these elements translate into real-world performance? We put the running-focused smartwatch through its paces to find […]

Gaming

Mortal Kombat 11 review: Great gameplay, excessively packaged

Enlarge / Classic characters (klassic karacters?) Raiden and Johnny Cage face off in a nostalgic-themed arcade level. NetherRealm Studios The original Mortal Kombat was part of the arcade experience that quite literally shaped my life in gaming—I’ve been a dedicated fighting game community member ever since. Looking back, the entire original trilogy of games feels special, and […]

Photography

Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review

Smartphones may be using artificial intelligence to fake bokeh and improve low light performance, but can your phone make the details on wildlife and other distant subjects feel close enough to touch? The Nikon Coolpix A1000 meshes the portability of a compact camera, the reach of a 30x zoom lens, and controls resembling a mirrorless […]