Kevin Arnold

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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...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Olympus Stylus 790 SW - Digital Cameras: Reviews

ALL-WEATHER BADASSDigicam designers must not get out much; the 790 SW is one of only two made to scoff at the elements. (The other is Olympus's even tougher, fancier, pricier 1030 SW.) Rubber gaskets...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Nokia N96 – Cell Phones: Reviews

The N96 is a multimedia wizard, and it comes with the same five-meg camera and Zeiss lens that helped make the N95 our 2008 Gear of the Year winner. Unlike most phones, in which the camera feels like...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Canon PowerShot S70 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

DAY TRIPPERCanon engineered this 7.1-megapixel, brushed-aluminum jobbie for road warriors. Why? Its retractable, extra-wide, 28–100mm (film equivalent) zoom lens nails broad outdoor landscapes....

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Columbia Wildcard – Soft Shells: Reviews

BARGAIN PUFFYGood luck finding an equally tricked-out, ski-specific soft shell at this price. In addition to a removable powder skirt and helmet-compatible hood, the Wildcard has everything you need...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Canon EOS 5D Mark II - Digital Cameras: Reviews

1. Hi-res still camera and hi-def videocam. Sure, digicams can shoot video. But not like this. Video is recorded through high-quality interchangeable lenses on a full-frame 35mm sensor, providing the...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Fujifilm Finepix F10 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Never miss a shot again. With virtually no shutter lag—a luxury previously found only on high-end SLRs—and an almost instantaneous startup, the 6.3-megapixel F10 is ready before you can say...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

DOUBLES AS A PHOTO ALBUMSony has recognized the way people use digital cameras today—to show pictures, not just take them—and created a model well suited to the task. The DSC-N2 records...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Arc'teryx Hercules Hoody – Soft Shells: Reviews

1. The Hercules garnered more envious comments than any other jacket we tested—there's just something about a sharp-looking soft shell with a fuzz-lined hood that people can't resist. But less...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

A DSLR IN DIGICAM'S CLOTHINGThe FZ18 sits firmly between two worlds: DSLRs and point-and-shoots. The built-in Leica lens puts it in the point-and-shoot category, yet it's precisely this lens—a...

Kevin Arnold
Nov 1, 2010