Latest news and press reviews about DxOMark test results
Here you can find all of DxOMark's measurement publishing announcements, along with a selection of reviews, print and blog articles from the photo press and communities that talk about DxOMark or reference DxOMark results.
One of our favorite DSLRs in the past few years is the Nikon D7100, which was introduced way back in February 2013. The D7200 isn't a radical upgrade by any means, yet it still adds some important features, most notably a larger buffer, improved autofocus performance in low light, 60p video, Wi-Fi with NFC, and 15% better battery life.
The a7S is the third model in Sony's full-frame mirrorless lineup, a 12MP camera that puts as much emphasis on its movie capture capabilities as its still image prowess. While the a7S is a capable still shooter, Sony has emphasized that its real focus (no pun intended) is videography.
The Sony Xperia Z3 is the successor to the Xperia Z2 but - given Sony's very fast 6(ish) month product innovation cycle this is no surprise - is in terms of both camera specification and design more of an evolutionary update rather than a major overhaul.
Samsung is not one to shy away from trying something new (remember the Dual View cameras?), and more recently they've been blurring the lines between Android smartphones and traditional digital cameras. Only one of the company's four products was actually a phone: the Galaxy S4 Zoom. The Galaxy NX and original Galaxy Camera offered 3G and 4G connectivity, but you couldn't make a call on them (unless Skype counts). Samsung's latest model is the Galaxy Camera 2, which goes Wi-Fi only but is otherwise a nice upgrade to its predecessor.
The greatest Rebel yet. That's a phrase we mutter about once a year. This time, we really mean it. The Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (known as the 760D and 750D outside of the US) both feature a new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor (up from 18MP on the T5i / 700D) coupled with a new 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor for more accurate metering.
Canon has added to its EOS 5D range with the launch of two 50MP cameras, the 5DS and the 5DS R. Both cameras are high-resolution full frame models, primarily aimed at stills photographers. The only difference between the models is that the 'S' has an optical low-pass filter, while the 'S R' has a self-cancelling filter (the same relationship as Nikon's D800 and D800E models shared).
Olympus's OM-D E-M5 II is, like its predecessor, a small, attractive and usable 16MP camera. In fact, at first glance it looks relatively unchanged. The most obvious additions are its more advanced movie capabilities and a clever multi-shot 40MP mode, but you have to look a bit more closely to see how much work Olympus has put into this new model.
While both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 were built by Korean manufacturer LG, the Nexus 6 - the latest model in Google's Nexus line of showcase devices - was designed and built in cooperation with US company Motorola. In light of this, it's no surprise that the Nexus 6 looks very much like an enlarged version of the 2014 edition of the Motorola Moto X, with the same metal frame, curvy design and dimpled back.
After several iterations, Panasonic’s GF compact mirrorless camera line has gradually settled into a comfortable position in the market: providing mass market point-and-shoot appeal while giving photographers the option to fully control settings should the need arise. The latest camera in the series, the DMC-GF7, continues this trend. It’s built around the same 16MP sensor as other recent Panasonics including the GX7, GM1, and GM5, so we expect the image quality to be on par with those cameras.
The 2nd generation of the Motorola Moto X is, despite the unchanged name, a very different device to its predecessor and has been improved in almost all areas. With its 5.2-inch 1080p OLED screen, thin bezels and aluminum body it has a much more premium feel than the original Moto X, launched in 2013. As before, leather and wooden back covers are available through the Motomaker customization service which originally started out in the US, then expanded to Germany and is now available in the UK and France.
Panasonic's new baby CSC is the Lumix DMC-GM5, a camera that continues the theme of miniature styling established by the Lumix DMC-GM1 only a year ago. For those who need a refresher, the GM1 is the almost inconceivably small interchangeable lens camera bearing a 16MP Four Thirds sensor and Micro Four Thirds lens mount. The GM5 is an addition to the range, rather than a replacement for the GM1, bringing some small (that's the theme here) but notable new features to the lineup.
Samsung has a history of trying something unexpected every once in a while. This is the company that gave us the Dual View series - point-and-shoots with small secondary LCDs on the front panel - as well as the first cameras to run full Android operating systems with LTE connectivity. In a similar spirit they've introduced the Samsung NX Mini. Using a BSI 20.5MP CMOS sensor of the 1"-type, it nabs the title of 'world's slimmest interchangeable lens camera'.
The Nexus 6 is Google's showcase phone for Android 5.0 "Lollipop" and the first Nexus device made by Motorola. It comes with the same dual-LED ring flash as the new Moto X, a 13MP imaging sensor with a fast F2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization. Like the Moto X, the Nexus 6 is capable of recording 4K video. With its 5.96-inch QHD AMOLED screen it is a fairly large device and fully qualifies as a phablet. Under the hood the Nexus 6 is powered by Qualcomm's latest high-end system chip, the Snapdragon S805, and users can choose between versions with 32 or 64GB of storage. Unfortunately, like on previous Nexus models, there is no microSD-slot for memory expansion.
he iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are Apple's latest contributions to the smartphone world and joint successors to the iPhone 5S. On the surface, both new models are very similar in terms of specification and differ only in screen size and the addition of an optical image stabilization system in the larger Plus model. The latter, which is the subject of this review, comes with a 5.5-inch IPS screen and a 1080p full-HD resolution. The screen is protected by what Apple calls "Ion-strengthened glass". Apple's iOS 8 operating system is powered by the new A8 chipset which offers 25% more power than the A7 predecessor in the iPhone 5S.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 looks an awful lot like its predecessor, the GH3, but don't let that familiarity cloud the fact that this is one of the most capable stills/video cameras we've ever seen. Panasonic's message about listening to professional videographers is also familiar but the extent to which they're catered-for is unpredented on a camera with such a mass-market price tag.