Announced in March 2015, the One M9 is the latest update for the HTC One series, replacing the highly-respected One M8. It’s more evolutionary than revolutionary, though, with a design that looks very much like its predecessor. It does feature an updated camera module with a 20 megapixel resolution, so we’d hoped for an improved showing in our industry standard lab tests.
However, the One M9 achieved the same DxOMark Mobile score as the M8, putting it outside the top 20 in the rankings....
We continue our optical analysis of Sony’s latest FE-mount lenses, this time examining the performance of the $1598 Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA. A professional-grade “fast” aperture wide-angle prime, the new lens is specifically designed for use on Sony A7 hybrid cameras. Including three aspherical lens elements and Zeiss T* coatings for enhanced image quality, let's hope for great results as we run though our industry standard tests.
Last month’s launch of six new FE mount lenses is great news for Sony enthusiasts shooting with A7 cameras. With only a modest number of FE lenses available until now, the new lenses — including two wide-angle primes, two ultra-wide angle converters, a close-focus macro and versatile superzoom — open up more possibilities on Sony full-frame hybrids. They’ve kept us busy in the lab, too, and the scores are in and verified for the FE 28mm F2.
Achieving outstanding scores in DxOMark Mobile industry standard tests, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge becomes the new top-ranked device in our database. In fact, Samsung now occupies the top two spots for Mobile image quality with the Galaxy Note 4 also posting impressive results. We are publishing both the S6 Edge and Note 4 results simultaneously, so let’s start by analyzing the photographic strengths of Samsung’s flagship Smartphone.
Released back in September, 2014 the Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung’s Mobile/Tablet hybrid for consumers who can’t decide between the two. Physically bigger and with a larger screen than the S6 Edge, the Galaxy Note 4 features the same 2560x1440px resolution and 16Mp rear camera as its smartphone sibling. Notching up impressive stats in our industry-standard image quality tests, the Galaxy Note 4 a serious contender for mobile shooters.
Packing a 28.2Mp APS-C sensor, 4K-video and 15fps burst shooting, the new Samsung NX1 is hot news on the hybrid scene. For a full overview of features and specifications, check out our NX1 Preview. And now with the NX1’s sensor measurements in and verified, let’s see what Samsung’s latest NX hybrid camera has to offer.
Canon has launched an affordable under-$1,000 EF-mount standard zoom for enthusiasts stepping up to full-frame who can’t afford a pro lens. At just $599, the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM features image stabilization (IS) as well as Canon’s latest stepping autofocus motor (STM) for video. With results just in, let’s see how this “budget” EF-mount lens stacks up against the pricier competition.
Nikon’s latest flagship DX-format DSLR, the D7200, features a 24.2Mp APS-C image sensor and weather-resistant shell, as well as an improved autofocus and image buffer capabilities. Using the same or similar APS-C sensor previously tested in their D3300 entry-level and D5500 mid-range DSLRs, how will the scores from Nikon’s new top-end APS-C DSLR compare?
Nikon has launched a fifth generation model in its mid-range series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The new Nikon 1 J5 is the first Nikon hybrid to feature a back-illuminated sensor that packs a 20.8Mp resolution for stills, as well as 4K capture for video. With impressive looking performance specs too, is the Nikon 1 J5 a serious contender for the mid range hybrid market?
Olympus’s latest mirrorless hybrid offering, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II, is an updated version of their original and hugely successful E-M5. Boasting a new weather-resistant shell and improvements to its handling and performance capabilities, the latest model sticks with the same resolution 16Mp four-thirds sensor as its predecessor. With the lab tests just in, let’s see how the Sensor Scores for the new OM-D E-M5 Mark II stack up against the competition.
Paris-based software house DxO makes camera sensor- and lens-testing software used by digital camera manufacturers, so the company knows a thing or two about getting the best possible images from your particular camera and lens combination.
Besides being the first Nikon to feature a touchscreen LCD, the mid-range DX format Nikon D5500 is a mostly unremarkable update to the D3300, but as with that model, the performance of the 24-Mpix CMOS sensor really stands out. Read on to find out how well it performs.
Designed specifically for use on smaller APS-C sensor DSLRs, the new EF-S 24mm is a wide-angle pancake prime featuring Canon’s STM step autofocus motor for smooth video capture. At just $149, it looks like a “no-brainer” for Canon APS-C video shooters, but how does it compare optically against a vast range of other options available? We dissect the DxOMark Lens Metric Scores to find out.
Whether it’s for landscape, architecture, or just to be able to squeeze a bit more into the frame, a wide-angle is an important lens for many photographers. They’re not the cheapest optics, however, and with varying image results across the different options, knowing each lens’s strengths and weaknesses will help you decide which one is the one for you. We weigh up the DxOMark lens scores of Nikon’s latest 20mm wide-angle prime against some of the competition.
Nikon has unveiled the D7200 as its new flagship DX-format DSLR, featuring a 24.2Mp APS-C image sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter. With a similar resolution and build to its predecessor, the D7100, the new Nikon D7200 comes with enhanced performance credentials thanks to its improved autofocus, image capture, and picture transfer features.
Canon has announced a third-generation model of its mirrorless hybrid M range, cunningly named the EOS M3. Boasting features filtered down from Canon’s new entry-level DLRs, including a 24.2Mp APS-C sensor, together with a redesigned shell for improved handling, has Canon delivered a hybrid camera that will excite enthusiasts?
Pentax has unveiled three new weather-resistant zoom lenses for their DSLR K lens mount featuring High Definition (HD) coatings for enhanced image quality. Including a 18-50mm standard zoom as the new kit lens for the weather-resistant K-S2 DSLR, a 70-200mm ‘pro-grade’ telephoto zoom and 150-450mm super telephoto zoom, Pentax seem to have all bases covered with their new range of glass.
Samsung’s latest mirrorless hybrid, the NX500, manages to shoehorn many features from the larger NX1 DSLR style camera into a pocket-sized marvel. Packing a 28Mp APS-C sensor, 4k video capture, and impressive performance stats in an under-$1000 camera, the new Samsung NX500 looks to be a tasty proposition for hybrid shooting enthusiasts.