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Best DSLR cameras under $1000


If you're looking for a digital SLR camera that won't break the bank, these models provide great image quality and decent features for less than $1000. They're perfect for beginners, but also a good option for more advanced photographers who want a second body.

Light painting with a MacBook Pro and a cadaver

A new photography project creates light paintings with a MacBook Pro, a Hasselblad H2 camera, and 1,871 photographed cross sections of an executed murderer's cadaver.

Nikon announces the new D5100 DSLR camera

The new D5100 DSLR from Nikon is packed with features for shooting movies, including an adjustable LCD screen and continuous auto-focus in movie mode.

Apple releases Aperture 3.1.2 update

The latest Aperture 3 update addresses iPhoto importing issues, as well as library and adjustment bugs.

Time Out Free 1.5.7

TimeOut forces you to take regular computing breaks, making you snap out of your computer daze by gently fading your screen at regular intervals.

Apple updates Digital Camera RAW to support 6 new cameras

Apple has released an update to Digital Camera RAW that adds support for six new cameras. This compatibility update, version 3.6, will affect iPhoto and Aperture users.

Sony previews new translucent mirror DSLR camera

At the CP+ imaging trade show in Yokohama Japan, Sony unveiled a prototype of the next Sony SLT (single-lens translucent) camera, the A77. The upper mid-range camera will replace the three-year-old A700 in Sony's line-up.

Pentax unveils new rugged cameras and special edition K-5

Pentax releases two new rugged Optio compact cameras, a silver limited edition version of its popular K-5 DSLR, and a 25mm lens for it's 645D medium format camera.

Canon adds two new Rebel DSLRs to line-up

Canon announced two additions to its entry-level DSLR camera line on Monday, the EOS Rebel T3i and EOS Rebel T3.

Hands-on with OWLE's Bubo mount for the iPhone 4

We get some testing time with the OWLE Bubo iPhone 4 camera mount. The heavy and handy piece of aluminum holds iPhone accessories like a lens to improve video quality, and a microphone to boost sound quality.

Retrostriper LTB-1041 Laptop Brief

The Retrostriper is a superbly crafted, hip, and very, very orange briefcase for your MacBook Pro.

Expo Notes: Sort Shots iPad app adds metadata features

A major new update to Sort Shots gives the iPad app the ability to use existing metadata and EXIF tags -- a feature iPad-owning photographers have long been clamoring for.

Expo Notes: Ortery brings interactive photos to iOS devices

Ortery's studio setups make it easy to create interactive, 3D images of objects that can be viewed even on iOS devices.

Expo: Share your photos of Macworld Expo

Upload your best shots from the show floor to Macworld's new Flickr group.

New Year's resolutions for photographers

Instead of making the same ho-hum New Year's resolutions you break every year, consider these resolutions specifically for photographers. In 2011, make it a point to try new things, break old habits, and push your gear and talent to new limits.