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.
Bolstering its range of high-end compact cameras Canon has announced the new Canon G7 X. The first Canon compact to feature a 1” type sensor, Canon claim this is their most ‘powerful pocketable Powershot to date’ and boasts a 20.2Mp resolution, bright f/1.8-2.8 lens and customisable lens control ring.
Bolstering its range of 3rd party optics for both enthusiasts and professionals, Sigma has launched two new superzoom lenses. For enthusiasts the new 18-300mm DC is designed exclusively for APS-C cameras and is available in Sigma, Nikon and Canon mounts, with Sony & Pentax expected to follow soon. The full frame 150-600mm DG comes in 2 versions, which vary in size and build for different markets.
Aimed at discerning enthusiasts, the diminutive Leica C size boasts a stabilized 28-200mm equivalent f2.0-5.9 zoom, 12-Mpix 1/1.7in type back-illuminated MOS sensor and built-in 200k-dot EVF. Read on to find out how this camera performs.
Canon has unveiled an updated super telephoto 400mm prime with new lens elements for improved optical performance. Designed for the professional wildlife or sports photographer, or enthusiasts with very deep pockets, the new Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM costs around $6,900 and weighs in at 2100g.
While probably one of the smallest lenses announced this week at Photokina, if you’re after a lightweight EF-S wide-angle it’ll be big news. Ideal for unobtrusive street shots, landscape shooters wanting to travel light, the new Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is the slimmest and lightest EF-S lens available.
Canon has announced a new 24-105mm standard zoom lens for its full frame DSLRs. Offering a versatile wide-angle through to short telephoto focal length the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM also features image stabilisation (IS) and a stepping autofocus motor (STM).
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.