A lot has gone on and been covered in the digital camera and camcorder world in the last 12 months. From product releases to reviews to photography tips, here are my 10 most popular posts of the year, according to you:
1. iPhone 3.0: Camera features rumor round-up (June 2, 2009): Before the official release of the iPhone 3.0 software at Apple WWDC on June 8, there was a lot of rumors going around about the new camera software. Some of those included video and autofocus upgrades, but the changes ended up being pretty minor. But the newer iPhone 3GS did get both of those later that month.
2. Black Friday digital camera and camcorder deal reports are rolling in (Nov. 9, 2009): You can never seem to get started on your holiday shopping soon enough these days, as Black Friday deal reports started coming out during the first week of November. When will it start next year??
3. iPhoto vs. Picasa: Which is the better editing program? (July 31, 2009): There isn't a right answer to this question, as they're both so similar yet so different. With strong supporters on both sides, these simple-photo editing programs have their pros and cons, and its up to you to decide what suits your needs most.
4. HD Mini-Camcorders: Flip UltraHD vs. Sony Webbie HD MHS-PM1 (May 28, 2009): With all of the attention the Flip UltraHD gets, I wanted to get a better look at its competitors. While I found the UltraHD to be superior, it's good to check out the competition before buying into hype first.
5. 5 tips for better photos with point-and-shoot cameras (June 9, 2009): Pocket cameras don't get enough credit. There are many superb models on the market, ranging up to 12-megapixels. Sometimes it just takes practice and understanding to get brilliant photos out of these little gadgets.
6. Holiday Gift Guide 2009: The best all-around pocket digital cameras (Nov. 1, 2009): A camera is always a nice holiday present, and usually they are well-received. But for an avid photographer in your life (either amateur or pro), you don't want to get a poor-quality model. These are five of the best pocket cameras on the market right now.
7. Photoshop releases an iPhone app (Oct. 12, 2009): iTunes carries a ridiculous amount of photo-related apps in its catalog, but Adobe Photoshop finally came out with a free one of its own. With the unbeatable price ($0) and a bunch of easy features, its probably the best one out there.
8. Five great cameras for summer (May 18, 2009): Summertime is all about having fun, and you want a camera around to capture all of it. Some of the features to keep in mind are waterproof, shockproof and preset functions to handle all of the action and adventure.
9. Nokia launching 12-megapixel camera phone (July 1, 2009): Mobile phone manufacturers are trying their best to catch up to point-and-shoot brands, and Nokia is getting there with their announcement of a 12-megapixel built-in camera with Carl Zeiss technology. Most of you don't think camera phones can compete yet, but who knows for how long that will be the truth.
10. How to capture vibrant fall foliage with your digital camera (Oct. 29, 2009): Autumn is my favorite season of the year to photograph, but it isn't always easy. I published five tips for both point-and-shoot and DSLR users on how to handle all that colorful foliage.