As the current flagship model in the range of Sony’s APS-C format mirrorless cameras, the Sony A6300 is fitted with a newly-developed 24-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor and BIONZ XTM processor. With a native ISO range up to 25,600 and continuous shooting at up to 11 fps, along with 4K video, the A6300 offers a wide range of capabilities in a small package. Read on to find out how well this model’s new sensor performs.
Towards the end of last year, Zeiss announced that the existing line of Classic Nikon ZF.2 and Canon ZE SLR lenses would be redesigned and re-branded according to the company’s penchant for bird genera. The Milvus lens range consists of several models, with the reviewed 2/50M model an update of the highly-respected 50mm f2 Makro-Planar T*.
With an all-new 20.9-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor achieving a native ISO up to 51200, and capable of 10 fps in RAW with a 200-shot buffer, the D500 is the latest semipro-oriented crop camera model from Nikon. Read on to find out how well its sensor performs.
With an all-new 24.2Mpix APS CMOS sensor, a 45-point all cross-type viewfinder for stills, and a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for live view or when recording video, the Canon EOS 80D is the latest model in the maker’s double-digit series. Read on to find out how well the sensor in the Canon EOS 80D performs.
The new LG G5 flagship smartphone offers excellent results for mobile photography enthusiasts, scoring an outstanding overall DxOMark score of 86 points. Scoring a DxOMark photo sub-score of 88, compared to 82 for video, LG’s latest device performs better for stills, but offers great results for both.
Zeiss has replaced its so-called “Classic” range of Nikon ZF.2 and Canon ZE SLR lenses with redesigned models reminiscent of the company’s high-end Otus range. Adopting the scientific name for a genus of birds of prey, the rebranded Milvus lens range consists of several models, with this particular 1.4/50 model featuring an all-new optical design as a replacement for the Planar T* 1,4/50.
As the eagerly-awaited successor to the 16-Mpix D4s, the new Nikon D5 boasts an all-new 20.8-Mpix full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO up to 3.28M (yes, million), 12 fps continuous shooting, a new 153-point AF system, and 4K (UHD) video capabilities. Read on to find out how well the Nikon D5 performs.
Carl Zeiss’s latest range of Batis lenses has been specifically designed for the Sony A7 series of full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A7R II and Sony A7S II. Together with the legendary optical precision and outstanding build quality for which Carl Zeiss lenses are known, the new Batis lenses also feature autofocus and an innovative OLED display on the lens barrel that gives both focus distance and depth-of-field information. The first new lenses released in the Zeiss Batis lineup are the 25mm f/2 wide-angle prime and 85mm f/1.8 short telephoto prime.
A wide-angle is a must-have lens for landscape and architectural photographers, with a versatile wide-angle zoom often favored by those shooting press, weddings, events, or street photography. That there are different DSLR sensor sizes (35mm full-frame or cropped APS-C) means that it’s important to buy a lens designed specifically for each format. This is especially true for wide-angle zoom lenses, because although a full-frame format wide-angle will still work on APS-C, the crop means it’s not really wide-angle.