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The PEN E-PL7 is the latest iteration in the Lite series, replacing the previous EPL5/6 models with a more traditional body, the addition of a control dial, and reverting to a 3:2 aspect ratio LCD touchscreen. Read on to see how well this new model performs.
With a traditional looking design, the latest addition to Panasonic’s Lumix CSC range the GM1 is, arguably, the firm’s slickest camera yet. It has the same 16-Mpix-resolution sensor as the larger, rangefinder-style GX7, and although housed in a tiny aluminum shell it features a 3-inch touchscreen LCD, plenty of manual control and an electronic shutter capable of 1/16000th max shutter speed and 40fps burst. Read on to find out how this super-compact model performs.
Following on from the enormous success of the OMD- E-M5, the firm has now upgraded its flagship PEN E-P model with a ‘5-axis’ stabilized 16-MPix MOS sensor. Read on to find out how well it performs in our labs.
Samsung is one of the few makers with the capability to supply sensors for its own mirrorless cameras. The Wi-FI enabled finder-less NX300 and NX210 are just two of such cameras from the consumer electronics giant featuring an APS-C size 20.3Mpix CMOS image sensor. Read on to find out just how well these cameras performed in our lab.
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-G6 is the update to last year’s DMC-G5 MFT camera, the firm’s $750 mid-range EVF equipped model sitting above the entry-level finder-less DMC-GF6 yet beneath the mighty video-maker’s favorite DMC-GH3. The new camera features a 16-Mpix Live MOS sensor as well as a new Venus processing engine, but just how well does it perform in our labs?
Panasonic’s entry-level DMC GF6 sees a return to a more conventional control layout and adds several useful features including a touch-sensitive, tilting monitor and easy wireless connectivity with smart-phones via WiFi with NFC capability. The new camera also features a 16-Mpix sensor, but just how well does it perform in our labs?
Launched in January 2013 the Nikon 1 S1 is a new product line in the Nikon 1 Hybrid Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens series. Targeted at advanced through to expert enthusiasts after a lightweight camera for photography daytrips and holidays the Nikon 1 S1 features a clean minimalistic design. Utilizing a smaller sensor and lower resolution than most of the Hybrid competition though how will it fare in the DxOMark Sensor Scores?
Released just a month after being announced at CES 2013 alongside a new lower-end sibling (the Nikon 1 S1), the new Nikon 1 J3 now takes its place as the midrange model in Nikon’s lineup of interchangeable lens compact cameras, with a list price of $599.95 (with a 10-30mm kit lens). The J3 is an update to the Nikon 1 J2, which came out only five months prior to the announcement of the J3 and S1 and had been the camera maker’s lower-end offering.
A noise benchmark of 187 digital cameras by Peter van den Hamer
DxOMark Camera Sensor is a raw benchmark for camera bodies by DxO Labs. The benchmark is “raw” because it measures image quality using Raw output files. It is also raw as DxO’s data can be used to cook up camera reviews that cover more aspects than image quality.
Launched in October 2012, the Nikon 1 V2 is a not unexpected update to the Nikon 1 V1, which debuted in September 2011. The Nikon 1 Series cameras are hybrid cameras with interchangeable lenses. In the case of the V1 and V2, they fall at the upper end of the segment, offering more features and a higher performance level than their more consumer oriented brethren, the Nikon 1 J1 and J2.
[quote]The comfortable lead that this Olympus micro 4:3 sensor enjoys in our test results with respect to the Nikon’s first-generation 1" sensor is very likely to be upset by [b]the new Nikon 20Mpix sensor used in its recently-announced V2 model[/b]".[/quote]
[url=http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Database/Nikon/1-V2]Nikon V2 has 14Mpix sensor[/url].
Isn't it obvious? You remove a piece of glass, you get more transmission and so you can now get, say, ISO 89 performance at ISO 100. Re-calibrate the sensor to be in line with the ISO standard, and voila, you get less noise.