What’s the hot shoe?

Close-up of a camera's hot shoe.

A hot shoe is a mounting point at the top of a camera. It’s used to attach compatible devices with the camera, such as a flash unit.

What’s a viewfinder?

Close-up of a camera's viewfinder.

In photography, a camera’s viewfinder is what you look through to take a photo. It shows you the scene that it’ll capture.

The best lenses for Sony a7 III

Sony a7 iii camera body with a lens on the side.

The Sony a7 III is a top-notch full-frame mirrorless camera. If you have it or are thinking about getting it, find out which lenses you need.

The best lenses for Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500 camera with a lens attached.

The Nikon D3500 is one of the top entry-level cameras. Plus, it comes at an affordable price. Find out what the best compatible lenses are.

9 best camera straps

Camera, lens, and strap on a table.

Camera straps allow you to conveniently carry your camera, quickly change lenses and ensures that you don’t drop it.

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