Panasonic’s latest iteration of the LX series premium compact eschews the usual 1/1.7-inch sensor for the larger Micro-Four-Thirds type found the firm’s mirrorless models. It also has a Leica 24-75mm f1.7-2.8 zoom, a traditional rangefinder style top plate with EVF, a hot shoe, and manual mechanical controls. Read on to see how well this intriguing new model performs.
We’ve tested the image quality of the 24-Mpix Sony A6000 with over 23 zoom and prime lenses. Read on to find out which of those models perform best with Sony’s current top-of-the-line APS-C mirrorless model.
A year on from launching the world's first full frame hybrid camera Sony have unveiled its successor, the a7 II. Claiming another world first the new Sony a7 II is the first full frame interchangeable lens camera to feature a 5-axis image stabilisation system. But what else is new? We trawl through the new Sony a7 II spec sheet to find out.
The new Panasonic GM5 sits alongside the existing GM1 as Panasonic’s ultra compact hybrid camera and features a 16Mp FourThirds CMOS sensor. The introduction of the GM5 offers consumers a super small hybrid with the addition of a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) and hotshoe, which were absent on the GM1. With price tags of $898 for the GM5 and $747 for the GM1, is the latest model worth the extra money? Let’s take a look at the sensor scores to find out.
Google has launched the 6th generation of its Nexus smart phone featuring a massive 6-inch AMOLED display and whopping 2560x1440-pixel QHD resolution.
Powered by a quadcore 2.7GHz processor and Snapdragon 805 chipset, the Nexus 6 runs the latest version of Google’s Android operating system (5.0 Lollipop), and features a 13Mp rear-facing camera (2Mp front) with dual LED flash, a f/2 lens, autofocus, image stabilization and a HDR+ mode. We put the Nexus 6 through the DxOMark Mobile image quality tests to see how it performs.
The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is a telephoto zoom designed for use on Canon DSLRs featuring an APS-C sensor. A versatile 2nd lens to complement the standard 18-55mm kit lens, it offers an equivalent 80-400mm focal length to get closer to the action and 3.5 stops of image stabilisation. With its DxOMark scores in, lets look at its strengths and weakness and consider some of the other options available.
Utilising a 16Mp APS-C sensor, the Leica T is the first mirrorless hybrid option from the renowned German camera manufacturer. With a price tag of $1850 (body only), and lenses costing the same or more, it’s a serious investment for any photographer. So how does image quality on the Leica T stack up against the competition? Let’s analyze the DxOMark sensor scores to find out.
Canon has announced an updated version of their compact super telephoto zoom lens. The new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L II USM boasts a number of upgrades over its predecessor, which Canon claim improve both the image quality and handling of the new version. We preview what this latest lens has to offer and see how the original version performed in the DxOMark Lens tests.
With a slightly slower f6.3 maximum aperture at the long-end this new 18-300mm model is lighter and smaller than it’s pricier sibling. But, just how well does this reimagined model perform in the lab? Read on to find out.
Sony introduced this ultra wide-angle full-frame zoom for the A7 series cameras at this year’s Photokina. With a constant f4 maximum aperture this new stabilized model looks compelling on paper, but just how well does this it perform in the lab? Read on to find out.
The K-S1 is Pentax’s latest entry-level DSLR featuring a 20.1Mp APS-C CMOS sensor and Anti Aliasing filter simulator. Targeted towards consumers taking their first plunge into DSLR photography, the K-S1 boasts a compact design, flashing LED lights, illuminated rear controls and choice of 12 colours. With the sensor scores in, lets see how the K-S1 compares to the competition.
Equipped with a new 20-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor and dual-pixel CMOS AF system, Canon’s latest DSLR is the long-overdue update to the flagship EOS 7D model. Read on to find out how the new 20-Mpix sensor performs.
Amazon has dived head-first into the competitive Smartphone market with its first device — the Amazon Firephone. Offering a 4.7in 1280x720 resolution screen, 2GB RAM Snapdragon 800 chipset, and Amazon’s own Fire OS, the Firephone is available in either 32 or 64GB memory options. Featuring a 13Mp front camera with a 2.2Mp version at the rear, LED flash, and 1080p/30fps video, how well will its image quality compare with the well-established competition? We’ll fill you in with the DxOMark Mobile scores and results.
In this second installment of lens recommendations for the Nikon D810, we’ve been analyzing the best performing models for landscape and wildlife photography. Admittedly when it comes to fast-paced photography there are better choices in Nikon’s range but there’s always a case for high-resolution imagery but the Nikon D810 also serves to highlight the best performing models, and particularly in the longer focal lengths where it’s more common (and often more practical) to use cameras with lower pixel densities.
Although not the first large sensor compact from the firm, the GX 7 is the first Canon compact to debut a 1-inch type sensor to rival the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 series. This 20Mpix BSI CMOS unit is paired with a fast 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 stabilized zoom and features a Digic 6 level processor, and large 3-inch tilting LCD. Read on to find out how the new 20Mpix sensor performs.
One of the hottest launches from this year’s Photokina trade show, the Nikon D750, has grabbed the attention of serious amateurs and pros alike. Boasting a newly developed 24.3Mp sensor, expanded ISO sensitivity range and a host of features from their pro DSLRs it looks a mouth-watering prospect. Lets take a look at the D750 sensor scores and results to see how it stacks up against the full frame competition.
Nikon’s mid-term refresh of the firm’s hugely popular D800 and D800E models resulted in a single model, the D810. Like the D800E it aims to maximize the resolution of the full-frame 36-Mpix CMOS sensor and omits a modified AA filter completely. We’ve analyzed the image quality of over 100 different lenses mounted to the new camera to discover how well this new model performs.
Canon has introduced an accessibly priced stabilized ultra wide-angle zoom complete with a stepper motor that should appeal to stills photographers and budding movie-makers alike. Read on to see how well this new model performs.
Packing a new 8Mp sensor, the recently released iPhone 6 ranks 1st for overall image quality in the DxOMark Mobile database.
As promised in our initial review, this follow-up article provides further in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of Apple’s latest device. With head-to-head comparisons with the main Smartphone competition from the Samsung GS5, the Sony Xperia Z3, and the Nokia Lumia 1020, we look in detail at the pros and cons of each device when it comes to photography.
Apple’s iPhone have always done well in our mobile rankings for image quality, and the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sound intriguing for their large size and Retina HD displays, and new 8-Mpix sensor which is optically stabilized on the 6 Plus. Read on to see how well the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus perform using our usual industry-standard tests.