Achieving an overall DxOMark mobile score of 88 points, the Sony Xperia X Performance smartphone offers excellent results for both still photography and video capture. Featuring a 23Mp 1/2.3”-type Exmor sensor and wide-angle 24mm f/2 Sony G lens, it’s an excellent option for a wide range of photographic subjects, in particular intricate landscape, architectural and street scenes, which maximize both sensor resolution and lens potential. Target exposures are generally very good, and when activated, the Xperia X Performance’s automatic HDR mode records wide dynamic range for successful pictures in high-contrast scenes.
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.