Panasonic are no strangers to the bridge-type super-zoom so it comes as little surprise to see this new model replete with up-to-the-minute features such as 4K video capture, zebra pattern and focus peaking and WiFi with NFC, along with an impressive 25-400mm equivalent f2.8-4 Leica zoom. However the big news here is the adoption of a 1-inch type sensor to rival Sony’s somewhat niche Cyber-shot DSC RX10. Read on to find out how well it performs.
Canon APS-Cshooters will be pleased to see the announcement of the Canon 7D Mark II as their new flagship APS-C DSLR. Whilst the original version pushed many boundaries when launched, 5 years on it’s now looking pretty long in the tooth. So how will the updated 20.2Mp Mark II version compare in today’s dramatically different camera world? Lets find out.
Sitting directly above the current entry-level A5000 this new model boasts a similar 24-Mpix Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection pixels covering over 90% of the image frame and Bionz X image processor as the high-end A6000 model. It also has a tilting 3-in touchscreen LCD and WiFi with NFC. Read on to find out how this new model performs.
Alongside the new D750 Nikon have unveiled a new FX mount wide-angle prime lens for Nikon full frame cameras. The new Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED offers a ‘fast’ f/1.8 maximum aperture, ED and AS glass elements for improved image quality and is suited for those photographers who need to squeeze a bit more into the frame.
Samsung has unveiled the new Samsung NX1 as a new ‘pro’ mirrorless hybrid camera. Featuring a 28.2Mp APS-C BSI CMOS sensor, 4K video capture direct to SD card and 15fps burst shooting with fulltime autofocus, the specs look pretty tasty. Let's see what else the South Korean electronics giant has in store for us with the NX1.
Nikon have launched a new full frame FX ‘consumer’ DSLR. Representing a new product line, the new Nikon D750 sits between Nikon’s full frame consumer D610 and professional D810 DSLR and shares features and specs from both models. Featuring a ‘newly designed’ 24.3Mp sensor we look ahead to see how it might perform.
Just like their cameras, Sony Smartphones are coming thick and fast. Only months since unveiling the Xperia Z2, Sony have now unveiled a new flagship Xperia Smart Phone, the Sony Xperia Z3. With a release date for the Z3 to hit the shops expected any day, we got our hands on the latest Sony handset to test out its photo and video capabilities. Let’s see how it gets on.
Fujifilm has launched the 3rd generation of its X100 premium digital compact series, the Fujifilm X100T. The latest incarnation features a hybrid rangefinder-style viewfinder, 16.3Mp X-Trans sensor, fixed 23mm f/2 lens and more customisable control.
Canon has been instrumental in offering lightweight f4 lenses for professional users, and this new ultra-wide angle zoom L-series model is the first from the maker to include stabilization. Read on to see how well it performs.
Launched a little over 2-years ago, the first Zeiss Otus model was a triumph in optical and mechanical perfection, and now Zeiss has added a second model to the range, and high speed 85mm with a heady mix of six anomalous dispersion glass elements, one asphere and a floating system to reduce aberrations at close range. Read on to see how well this new exotic model performs.
ZEISS has launched a new f/1.4 85mm short telephoto prime lens for high-end fashion, advertising, product or architectural photography. Available in ZEISS’s ZE mount for Canon EF, or ZF.2 for Nikon F mount, the new ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 promises outstanding build and image quality for the professional photographer.
Zeiss have unveiled two new ‘Loxia’ full frame E mount lenses for the Sony a7 series. Both lenses feature a ‘fast’ f/2 maximum aperture, manual focus and function to deactivate the mechanical aperture for shooting video. Offering a moderate wide-angle 35mm and standard 50mm focal lengths, let's see what Zeiss have in store for Sony a7 shooters.
Pentax has launched a new entry-level DSLR featuring an unconventional design with flashing green LED lights in the handgrip. Boasting some ‘user-friendly’ modifications and available in 12 colours, Pentax are hoping the new K-S1 appeals to consumers yet to switch to a DSLR. We get under the hood to find out more.
Fujifilm has updated one of its pro/enthusiast fixed lens compacts with the launch of the X30. Replacing the X20 the heart of this 3rd generation model remains similar to its predecessor featuring a 12Mp X-Trans CMOS sensor with the Optical Low Pass filter removed. So what’s new on the Fujifilm X30?
Sony have launched the a5100 hybrid compact system camera featuring a 24.3Mp APS-C sensor, touch screen LCD and Bionz X image processor. Billed as the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera there’s big expectations for this petite device. We pour through the specs to see what Sony have in store.
Just 12 months on from the launch of its predecessor HTC have unveiled a new flagship Smartphone in the shape of the HTC One M8. Boasting fast processing, a massive 5.0in screen and a sleek design with a reassuringly robust feel, the phone specs will give its competitors a run for their money. Only packing a 4.1Mp camera however can it compete for photos?
Nikon has enjoyed phenomenal success with both the Nikon D800 and D800E models, and particularly so with latter model with its unusual optical low-pass filter that cancels out the anti-aliasing effects. So it comes as little surprise to see the usual mid-term update, the D810, consolidates the two by offering a newly developed full-frame 36-Mpix sensor without optical low pass filter. We’ve had the opportunity to put the new camera through its paces this summer in our Paris-based labs. Read on to find out how well the sensor in this new revamped model performs.
With a full-frame 18-Mpix CMOS sensor and twin Digic 5+ processers that’s capable of continuous bursts of up 12 fps – the fastest of any professional DSLR currently - the Canon EOS-1 Dx is the firm’s flagship press camera. We’ve assessed it with over 100 EF mount lenses, to see how well they perform. Read on to find out which models are the best optically and which, if any, you should avoid.
Super zooms offer an incredible focal range from wide-angle through to telephoto in a single lens. With a good line up of super zooms already under their belt, third-party lens manufacturer Tamron have bolster their line-up with three new options. We take a closer look at the announcements to see how they shape up.
Now that the World Cup is underway in Brazil we thought we would turn out attention to well-known two teams battling at the side of the pitch. In the white strip we have the Canon EOS-1 D X and the Nikon D4S are sporting all black. Read on to see for yourself how these two teams compare and how well they perform when put to the test.