Throwback IRL Review Sony Cybershot DSC-R1 Digital Camera

IRL Review (in real life) Sony CYBERSHOT DSC-R1 camera- The R1 was released in 2005 when digital cameras were really starting to pick up speed. I was sitting in a classical Greek mythology/literature course wondering if I should drop the course/reading the syllabus that had absolutely nothing I was interested in, and perusing DPreview.com when the…

Nikon D90 IRL Review

Nikon D90 IRL Review– The Nikon D90 was my first major foray into a serious large sensor camera. Prior to this, I had been dreaming of a large sensor camera for years. My previous cameras were all small sensor cameras. Previously, I had been mostly with point and shoots. My enthusiast venture started with the…

Sony 18-105 F4 OSS Lens IRL review

Sony 18-105 F4 OSS Lens IRL Review- The Sony 18-105 F4 OSS is one of the cheapest G lenses available. For those who are not aware, G lenses are supposed to be Sony’s higher end line up. this is difficult to decipher how Sony breaks this line up down, because they also have their Carl Zeiss…

Sony DSC-V1 Cybershot Digital Camera IRL Retro Review

Sony DSC-V1 IRL Review- Announced in 2003, the DSC-V1 was Sony’s second from the top model (sitting under the DSC-F515/505), and a spiritual successor to the DSC-S85. The V1 was meant to be a powerful portable digital camera, vs a gigantic behemoth, like the DSC-F828 I just reviewed. Its competitors would have been the P series…

Sony DSC-F828 Digital Camera IRL Retro Review

Sony DSC-F828 Cybershot Digital Camera IRL Review:The Sony DSC-F828 was announced in 2004, and was the successor to the DSC-F717 Cybershot digital camera. It was Sony’s flagship and amongst the first wave of 8 MP cameras (Canon Powershot Pro1, Nikon Coolpix 8800, Konica Minolta Dimage A1, and Olympus C8080, almost all using the same Sony…

Sony AS15 Action Cam and Liveview Remote IRL Review

Sony AS15 Action Cam POV Camcorder IRL (In Real Life) Review- I bought the Action Cam package on a whim- a massive deal had popped up with multiple discounts and while I had been toying with the idea of a GoPro, I didn’t really need one. After the discounts I needed one. There were scenarios where…

Sony NEX-5 ILC Camera IRL Review

Sony NEX-5 ILC Mirrorless Camera IRL Review– The Sony NEX-5 was a huge hit for Sony back in 2010. It fortold a huge shift in camera technology; the ability to provide DSLR quality in a much smaller package. It was also a shift in the market to focus on the enthusiast class camera- the need…

Sony ICLE-A6000 Review

Sony ICLE-A6000 review: Wow its been a long time since I have done a review. Life got busy but not really- blogging kind of comes and goes I guess. Anyways- I picked up the Sony A6000 about a 9 months ago last September and its been my daily driver since. After holding off mirrorless cameras for…

Obsolete Review: Sony Cybershot DSC-V3

Obsolete Review Sony Cybershot DSC-V3; In 2004 the Cybershot division released the DSC-V3, a follow up to their enthusiast level DSC-V1. Known primarily for the Carl Zeiss lens, manual control/handling, relatively larger sensor  and accessories, the V series only had two iterations and has not had any follow up to the current time in 2015. Originally…

More Retro Reviews! Nikon Coolpix P5100

Review: Nikon Coolpix P5100: Its a retro review kind of week- this week goes back to 2007ish when I picked up my Nikon P5100 and the SB400 Speedlight. A replacement/sidegrade to my Canon S3IS, it started my journey with Nikon and this would last until 2014 when I switched to Sony for shooting. Originalyl intrigued by…

Retro Review: Nikon Coolpix S10

Retro Review: The Nikon Coolpix S10 was an impulse buy for me back in undergrad- coming from the S line (Style) of Nikon’s Coolpix lineup. Noted for its revolving lens, it harkens back to the earlier digicam days when both Nikon and Sony had really meat mechanical designs in their bodies. It is also an…