Kevin Arnold

Leica D-Lux 2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Leica D-Lux 2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Who says a classic-looking camera can't be high-tech? Within the 8.4-megapixel D-Lux 2's retro-styled exterior is a unique ultrawide sensor—one of the first on the market—that corresponds...

Canon PowerShot A710 IS - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Canon PowerShot A710 IS - Digital Cameras: Reviews

SIMPLE YET SOPHISTICATEDPower low? The A710 can run on regular old AA batteries, which means—if you scrounge around someone's pack or raid your headlamp—you should never miss a summit shot...

Salomon Evo – Soft Shells: Reviews

Salomon Evo – Soft Shells: Reviews

DEEP-FREEZE FRIENDDuring a couple of back-to-back days of single-digit chairlift rides in the Alps, the insulated Evo shined. And thanks to a patchwork of supple fabrics—including swaths of...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

The LX3 has ended up in the pocket of more than a few pros we know. Why? For starters, it has a hi-res 10.1-meg sensor, can shoot RAW files—the best format for creative post-processing—like...

Pentax Optio WPi - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Pentax Optio WPi - Digital Cameras: Reviews

At first glance, the six-megapixel Optio WPi looks no different than any other point-and-shoot. But hidden within the metal exterior are a series of rubber gaskets that seal out water (and dust),...

Magellan CrossoverGPS - GPS Devices: Reviews

Magellan CrossoverGPS - GPS Devices: Reviews

1. Eliminate extra gadgets: The Crossover is the first unit on the market with outdoor, marine, and advanced vehicle capabilities all crammed into a single lightweight unit. Even with the broad...

Nikon D3 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Nikon D3 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

1. A paradigm-shifting camera, the D3 has a new sensor with incredible low-light sensitivity that, with a high-speed shooting rate (nine frames per second) and a new autofocus system that locks on to...

Nikon D90 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Nikon D90 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Like the podium-topping Canon, the D90 shoots photos and HD video, but at less than one-third the price. Consider it the Corvette to Canon's Lamborghini—i.e., it's not the most luxurious, but it...

Canon EOS 5D - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Canon EOS 5D - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Before you cry sticker shock, consider this: The 5D's 12.8-megapixel sensor puts it among the very best digital SLRs available, and last year a comparable resolution would have set you back twice as...

Garmin eTrex Venture Cx - GPS Devices: Reviews

Garmin eTrex Venture Cx - GPS Devices: Reviews

BEST FOR BEGINNERSNever used a GPS before? Check out the refreshingly straightforward Venture. On day hikes and quick overnighters around British Columbia's southern Coast Mountains, testers with...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

LITTLE PARTY ANIMALThe T2 is as much fashion accessory as camera. The all-metal design has a nonprotruding 3x zoom and a 2.7-inch touchscreen that all but eliminates the need for external buttons. In...

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd - Digital Cameras: Reviews

When it first emerged last year, face-recognition technology seemed hokey and didn't even work that well. The F60fd changes all that. When we passed it around among amateurs and pros alike, it easily...

Nikon D50 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Nikon D50 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Value never looked so good. The D50 puts a pro-quality digital SLR in reach of ambitious amateurs who want to move beyond snapshots—without shelling out more than they paid for their first car....

BlackBerry 8703e - GPS Devices: Reviews

BlackBerry 8703e - GPS Devices: Reviews

ASK MORE FROM YOUR PHONESome friends and Web sites give great directions; others, not so great. So why not get the info straight from the pros? With a subscription to a third-party GPS application...

Canon EOS 40D - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Canon EOS 40D - Digital Cameras: Reviews

PRO SPECS, AMATEUR PRICENeed proof that technology trickles down? Just a couple of years ago, the 40D's impressive features—10.1 megs, 6.5-frames-per-second shooting, self-cleaning sensor, nine-...

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