Although the firm’s mirrorless models are popular, Sony hasn’t given up on its SLT - translucent mirror cameras. Introduced late last year, the SLT Alpha 68 adopts a 24-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor sitting behind a fixed mirror that allows AF-tracking and continuous shooting at up to 8 fps, without blacking out between shots.
Sony’s latest iteration of the RX10 is much more than a simple update. While it includes the same Bionz X level processor and what looks on paper at least to be the same or a related 20-Mpix 1”-type BSI sensor, version III has a totally different lens than its predecessors. Where the original RX and the version II featured a high-speed 24-200mm equivalent f/2.8 zoom, this new model has an impressive 24-600mm equivalent f/2.4-4.0 instead.
Achieving an excellent DxOMark overall mobile score of 87 points, the Moto Z Force Droid captures still images with very high levels of detail, making it a good choice for smartphone photographers shooting landscape, architectural, or complex scenes. Its high-resolution 21Mp front-facing camera captures images with a large 5344 x 4008 pixel resolution, making high-quality A2 size poster prints at 230 ppi resolution possible.
The Moto Z Droid achieves a respectable DxOMark mobile score of 84 points, producing well-exposed images that boast a pleasant overall feel, with a good range of tones and nice color rendering. Featuring a lower-resolution 13Mp sensor compared to its sibling model, the 21Mp Moto Z Force Droid, the Moto Z Droid offers good levels of detail on outdoor and indoor shots, although very fine detail isn’t quite as well-preserved compared to the Force model. The 13Mp sensor captures images with a 4160x3120 pixel resolution, making large A3 poster prints at 250ppi print resolution possible.
With a DxOMark Mobile score of 80, the Huawei P9’s dual 12Mp RGB and monochrome sensors provide solid results. Our tests showed a nice improvement over its predecessor, the P8, which scored 74 overall, with the P9 offering improved autofocus and more consistent exposure and color results. The P9’s sub-scores of 84 points for photo and 72 for video demonstrate Huawei’s latest device is particularly strong for still photography.
The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX (Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8) is a wide-angle to short telephoto, fast-aperture standard zoom for use on full-frame Canon or Nikon DSLRs. Great lens metric scores from Tokina’s latest affordable, pro-grade, standard zoom for Nikon full-frame DSLRs.
Announced as one of a trio of lenses in the new G Master series, the new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM boasts some pretty advanced technology to complement future sensor and camera designs. The G Master range sits above the maker’s already high-end G series and carries a hefty premium. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 will set you back close to $2,200.