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Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Jun
28

If you’re in the market for a new digital compact camera (and since summer vacation is in full-bore, why wouldn’t you be?), we’ve put together a quick list of the top 5 compact cameras currently rated on alaTest. Things seem to be trending towards slightly larger which feature bigger image sensors and more manual controls, but there are a few smaller compacts in the mix as well. Read the rest of this entry »


May
17

If you have a desktop computer, you probably already know that it’s not much use without a monitor. It doesn’t matter if you’re gaming, working, web browsing, or just staring at the screen, a monitor is a bit of a necessity. So if you’re in the market for a new monitor as an upgrade, a secondary display, or a companion for a new desktop, here are the currently top-ranked monitors on alaTest. Read the rest of this entry »


May
15

We’ve gone over last month’s data, and once again, the numbers are in! We don’t always do a “Trends” post every month simply because a month generally isn’t enough time for the trends to change, but that’s not the case this time. Digital cameras and smartphones are still popular; however, the top devices in each category have seen some major changes. It also seems that notebooks are starting to overtake HDTVs in popularity. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr
22

Our March numbers are in, and we’ve looked over the top 10 products for the last month. Think you can guess what they are? Digital cameras were quite popular (both SLR and Compact) holding both first and second place. A total of four HDTVs also made the cut as well as three smartphones (all Android). Here’s the breakdown: Read the rest of this entry »


Mar
24

dslr-vs-point-shoot1Last week, we gave you a list of the top five entry level DSLR‘s for beginners. This week, we are going to take a step backward (yes, you heard that right. Backward, not forward) from there as we try and make the choice between a compact camera and a DSLR easier. Having said that, we must acknowledge, right at the very beginning, that the choice is not a simple one. There are several technical, personal as well as economic factors to be considered. But, we are going to try our best to break it down into simpler elements. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar
16

For the past several years, there have seemingly been massive advancements in LCD technology. We’ve seen contrast ratios go from 500:1 up to Infinity; refresh rates have jumped from 60Hz to 960Hz. But is it possible that all of these numbers are just marketing hokum? Read the rest of this entry »


Mar
09

There definitely was a time when the Apple iPad had absolute authority over the domain of tablets. If the iPad 3 was released in that day and age, nobody would even compare it with other similar gadgets. However, things sure have changed. Even though the Apple iPad continues to impress its fans, it has some close competitors to play against now. It’s only been a few days since Apple released the iPad 3 and comparisons are already ripe with the Galaxy Note 10.1. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar
02

Mobile World Congress 2012 has just wrapped up, leaving our heads spinning in the clouds as we wait for all of the newly announced products and technology to make it to consumer shelves. While MWC always has more mind-bogglingly awesome devices than we could possibly list in a short blog, there were a few items that we think you should keep an eye out for as they’ll be releasing this year. Read the rest of this entry »


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