Samyang’s 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC for Canon would make a quality lens for photographers who have a knack for manually focusing their images. The lens excludes an autofocus system, which helps bring down its price by hundreds of dollars.
Pentax’s smc DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited is a versatile lens that allows photographers to capture detail shots, portraits, and medium-sized candid pictures. How does this prime lens stackup compared to similar lenses made by Pentax and other similar lenses?
The Nikon D4 is a cheetah reincarnated into a camera body, capable of shooting a speedy 9 to 11 frames per second. But what kind of lenses would make the best companions for this high octane camera? DxOMark has some recommendations.
Bridge cameras often suffer from so-so image quality and cheap finishing touches. How does this premium bridge from Fuji compare to such expert compact cameras as the Canon Powershot S100 or G12? Does it use the same sensor as the Fujifilm X10? What differences in performance can we expect when pitting it against an APS-C hybrid? Here are the DxOMark.com test results for the Fujifilm FinePix X-S1.
The Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM would make a great companion for wildlife photographers – it is Canon’s longest lens in its macro category. And as an added selling point, the lens performed above average in four out five DxOMark evaluation categories.
The Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD (IF) Macro 1:1 Canon would make an ideal lens companion for nature and wildlife photographers who are on a budget. Affordable and lightweight, the lens excels in many of DxOMark’s image quality tests, but it is also tripped up in one important category.
The new Nikon D800E ditches the low-pass optical filter found in the D800. The result is a camera that produces images with sharper image quality and a stronger preservation of details. But does this absence of an anti-aliasing filter impact the camera’s sensor in other areas?
Sigma’s new 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Nikon made some gains over its predecessor, including a dramatic improvement with tapping down chromatic aberration. But the lens also stumbled, regressing in our lens distortion category.
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.
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:
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).