Some of you might remember me from my days running reviews at CNET and ZDNet. Or you might have caught me doing speed reviews of tech gadgets on CNN Headline News (in three minutes or less!), which I did for years. Suffice it to say, I've been immersed in personal technology in one way or another for the past 20 years, and I'm a bona fide gadget geek. Here, I’ll be focusing on my favorite piece of tech gear, the digital camera.
Digital cameras have come a long way since the first one I got to see up close and personal back in 1998 (that 1-megapixel, swivel-headed wonder, the Nikon Coolpix 900). The sheer number of new camera releases just this year is enough to boggle the mind, with close to 20 cameras from Canon alone, most of them with at least 8 megapixels. The purpose of this blog is not to do a thorough review of every new digital camera that comes on the market—there are plenty of camera experts out there who will put new models through rigorous lab-based tests and then some. What I’ll try to do here is filter through the chaff, bringing you the highlights in a digestible way, and give you a real-world look at what’s available. I’ll provide hands-on looks on some key products, and point you to other products you might not find otherwise. But the beauty of a blog is its organic nature, so I’d love to hear from you about what you’d like to see in this space (by e-mail or by TalkBack).