Daven Mathies, Digital Trends

Daven Mathies

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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Daven:

Best Black Friday camera deals 2020: Lowest prices on Canon, Nikon, and Sony

Here's what to expect from this year's Black Friday camera deals, some pointers on how to shop the sales, and some early camera deals if you don't want to wait. → Read More

Panasonic Lumix S1H Review: Still the Video Champ

Newer cameras offer more resolution and higher frame rates, but the Panasonic Lumix S1H remains a winner thanks to its unbeatable usability and reliability. → Read More

Panasonic Lumix S1H Review: Still the Video Champ

Newer cameras offer more resolution and higher frame rates, but the Panasonic Lumix S1H remains a winner thanks to its unbeatable usability and reliability. → Read More

GoPro Hero9 Black Review: Two Steps Forward, One Back

GoPro's latest flagship brings new features to both software and hardware, but 5K video and 24MP stills don't look as good in practice as they do on paper. → Read More

The four-lens Vecnos Iqui is a 360 camera unlike any other

The pen-shaped camera works in conjunction with your phone to reframe 360 content into traditional fixed-frame videos that can be easily shared to social media. → Read More

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 Review: Square Necessities

The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 is everything you need in an instant camera, but priced higher than the more-capable SQ6. We're confused about who it's for. → Read More

Canon EOS Rebel T8i Review: There's Nothing to See Here

With the Rebel T8i, the magic of the T7i has been lost. Even as it makes some enthusiast-friendly changes, it doesn't do anything to keep DSLRs relevant. → Read More

Panasonic Lumix S5 review: A True Enthusiast's Camera

The Lumix S5 is Panasonic's true answer to the Sony A7 III and Nikon Z 6. There's still room for improvement, but it scores big wins in design and video. → Read More

Smaller and cheaper, the full-frame Lumix S5 is exactly what Panasonic needed

Panasonic's S5 is a miniaturized hybrid of the S1 and S1H, with a 24MP sensor and 4K/60p video. A planned firmware update will even add 5.9K RAW video. → Read More

Pentax FA Star Series 85mm F/1.4 Review: Stellar Performer

While photography influencers continue to argue about Sony and Canon, Pentax has been quietly turning out great glass. The Star Series 85mm is exceptional. → Read More

Lens teardown reveals how Canon made an affordable super-telephoto

The full-frame super-telephoto for EOS R mirrorless cameras uses ample amounts of plastic, but a teardown also revealed some surprising optical complexities. → Read More

Everything We Know About the Panasonic S5 Full-frame Camera

Panasonic dropped a teaser image of the heavily leaked Lumix S5. The full-frame mirrorless camera appears to be a smaller, lighter, and cheaper model. → Read More

Canon EOS R5 Review: The New Full-Frame Champ

It may have taken two years to get it right, but the 45MP, 8K-shooting Canon EOS R5 proves that Canon knows how to be a leader in mirrorless cameras. → Read More

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Review: A Top-Notch Telephoto for Sony

Perfectly balancing image quality, size, and price, Tamron's high-end telephoto zoom is easy to recommend to just about any walk of Sony photographer. → Read More

Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Review: A Surprising Superzoom

Lightweight and bright, Tamron's superzoom lens for Sony E-mount cameras is a great choice for hiking, camping, and travel — even if it's not the sharpest. → Read More

The Best Video Cameras for 2020

Whether you want to live out your directorial dream or start a travel vlog, these video cameras will elevate your production value well beyond a smartphone. → Read More

Canon RF 600mm, 800mm f/11 Make Super-Telephotos Affordable

From 85mm to 800mm, Canon has revealed four new full-frame lenses for its EOS R system. Far form the existing high-cost RF lenses, these focus on attainability. → Read More

Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master is the First Lens of its Kind

At $3,000, the new ultra-wide doesn't come cheap, but it will give Sony shooters new bragging rights. This is the widest f/2.8 zoom for full-frame cameras. → Read More

Fujifilm's GFX 100 Now Shoots RAW Video With New Firmware

The GFX system keeps getting better. Alongside a new lens, Fujifilm announced firmware that adds features to all cameras, including RAW video to the GFX 100. → Read More

Panasonic takes on Sony in the vlogging camera game with compact Lumix G100

The Micro Four Thirds camera is smaller than Panasonic's other mirrorless models but takes the same lenses, while new microphones offer active noise canceling. → Read More