Latest news and press reviews about DxOMark test results
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Announced at the same time as the Canon EOS 650D, will the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM establish itself as the trans-standard lens of reference for APS-C reflex owners? Learn more in our preview.
Today Cannon announced its new amateur D-SLR with the Canon EOS-650D. Despite some nice new features, this new model is not a revolution in term of sensor with a 18 MPix APS-C sensor. Before we can test how good it performs, here are our first impressions in this preview.
The new lightweight smc Pentax-DA 40mm f/2.8 XS strives to be a versatile weapon in a photographer’s arsenal of lenses. But the dainty lens, weighing only 51 grams and measuring a slim 9mm in thickness, needs a little more beef – at least that’s what DxOMark determined after putting the lens’ optics through our rigorous tests.
We’ve put the Sony SLT-A57, a digital SLR with electronic viewfinder that incorporates a well-known 16Mpix CMOS ASP-C sensor, through its paces at DxOMark. What progress can we expect? How does it compare with its competitors, both reflex and hybrids? Here are our results.
Last year Nikon endowed the D5100 with a 16Mpix CMOS sensor and an articulated screen. This year Nikon has grafted a 24Mpix high-resolution APS-C sensor onto its D3100 amateur camera to create a new version, the D3200. What kind of image quality can we expect from this entry-level camera’s very high-resolution sensor? The answer can be found in our tests.
Sony unveils its new expert compact digital large-sensor model, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, which offers a unique mix of sensor array size and camera body compactness. Can this “premium” compact become the benchmark for this market segment?
The launch of the 1D X is approaching. And, before we can test it, we wanted to share with you a detailed comparison of Canon's new flagship professional camera with its predecessors and competitors. Overall, this looks like an interesting evolution.
Only weeks after the D800 debut, Canon announced, on its 75th birthday, the release of the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III.
As you probably saw, at DxOMark, we have determined a clear winner - at least in regards to RAW image quality - after putting both cameras sensors under the scrutiny of our laboratory tests. But, here is our detailed analysis of this clash of the Titans.
It's almost four years since Panasonic introduced the first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in the shape of the Lumix DMC-G1, a most unrevolutionary-looking product that ushered in a brave new era of camera system design. In the intervening years we've seen a slew of cameras of this type as all of the major manufacturers (with the curious exception of Canon) have joined the fray. We've also seen a welcome resurgence of compact fast primes along with the development of clever collapsing zooms, as manufacturers have sought to capitalise on the inherent size advantage over SLR designs. But one type of lens highly valued by more-serious photographers has been conspicuous by its absence - the high quality, large aperture zoom. Panasonic has now addressed this with a lens it's labelling H-HS12035 - an optically-stabilized 12-35mm F2.8 in its premium 'X' range.
The PENTAX DA Star 200mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM is the fastest telephoto lens in Pentax’s high-end product range. For example, on an APS-C like the Pentax K5, its focal length is equivalent to a 300mm on a full-frame camera. With its weather- and dust-resistant construction and fast ultrasonic autofocus, it could prove a great companion for wildlife and sports photographers.
Even though it appeared in Canon’s lineup in 1995, the Canon EF 28mm F/1.8 is one of the most recent wide-angle prime lenses for full-frame cameras. Built around 10 elements in 9 groups with one aspherical element, this lens feels pretty solid in hand. Its ultrasonic motor (USM) makes it very silent and quick to focus. In terms of image quality, the Canon EF 28mm F/1.8 provides a really good value for money.
Yesterday, Nikon announced a new entry level DSLR: the Nikon D3200. Even if this new model looks very similar to the Nikon D3100, don't be mistaken, the D3200 is a very different DSLR, as we describe in the following preview:
The Canon 5D Mark III is certainly one of the most anticipated cameras of 2012. Announced a couple of months ago, we finally got a production sample and tested it. Without further ado, here are our results:
On a recent trip to Samsung's Seoul headquarters I got the opportunity to use the new NX20, and get a feel for how it performs. I only had a short time with a pre-production camera, but overall, my impressions of its handling and performance are very positive. Certainly, anyone who has used and liked the NX20's predecessor, the NX10, will find little to complain about in the new model, and much that is very familiar.
Today Panasonic unveiled the successor to the DMC-GF3. Contrary to what you might expect, it's not called the DMC-GF4, but the Lumix DMC-GF5. Indeed, in Japanese culture, the number four is thought to cause bad luck because it is pronounced the same as the word for death (shi).
In March 2009, the Panasonic Lumix G-Vario 14-140mm F4-5.8 Mega OIS was the first Panasonic super-zoom produced expressly for micro 4/3 sensors. This zoom can come in very handy with its wide focal range (equivalent to 28–280mm for 24x36mm).
The Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM, which came out in March 2009, completes Sigma’s Pro (EX) line. This very-wide-angle lens, compatible with APS-C cameras, offers a constant aperture at f/3.5 across the entirety of its focal lengths. And with its HSM (hypersonic motor), it also offers fast focusing.
End of last week Sony announced the SLT Alpha 57, the successor of the SLT A55. This translucent mirror DSLR comes with some interesting improvements in particular for its continuous shooting and auto focus.