Canon has launched an affordable under-$1,000 EF-mount standard zoom for enthusiasts stepping up to full-frame who can’t afford a pro lens. At just $599, the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM features image stabilization (IS) as well as Canon’s latest stepping autofocus motor (STM) for video. With results just in, let’s see how this “budget” EF-mount lens stacks up against the pricier competition.
Nikon’s latest flagship DX-format DSLR, the D7200, features a 24.2Mp APS-C image sensor and weather-resistant shell, as well as an improved autofocus and image buffer capabilities. Using the same or similar APS-C sensor previously tested in their D3300 entry-level and D5500 mid-range DSLRs, how will the scores from Nikon’s new top-end APS-C DSLR compare?
Nikon has launched a fifth generation model in its mid-range series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The new Nikon 1 J5 is the first Nikon hybrid to feature a back-illuminated sensor that packs a 20.8Mp resolution for stills, as well as 4K capture for video. With impressive looking performance specs too, is the Nikon 1 J5 a serious contender for the mid range hybrid market?
Olympus’s latest mirrorless hybrid offering, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II, is an updated version of their original and hugely successful E-M5. Boasting a new weather-resistant shell and improvements to its handling and performance capabilities, the latest model sticks with the same resolution 16Mp four-thirds sensor as its predecessor. With the lab tests just in, let’s see how the Sensor Scores for the new OM-D E-M5 Mark II stack up against the competition.
Besides being the first Nikon to feature a touchscreen LCD, the mid-range DX format Nikon D5500 is a mostly unremarkable update to the D3300, but as with that model, the performance of the 24-Mpix CMOS sensor really stands out. Read on to find out how well it performs.
Designed specifically for use on smaller APS-C sensor DSLRs, the new EF-S 24mm is a wide-angle pancake prime featuring Canon’s STM step autofocus motor for smooth video capture. At just $149, it looks like a “no-brainer” for Canon APS-C video shooters, but how does it compare optically against a vast range of other options available? We dissect the DxOMark Lens Metric Scores to find out.
Whether it’s for landscape, architecture, or just to be able to squeeze a bit more into the frame, a wide-angle is an important lens for many photographers. They’re not the cheapest optics, however, and with varying image results across the different options, knowing each lens’s strengths and weaknesses will help you decide which one is the one for you. We weigh up the DxOMark lens scores of Nikon’s latest 20mm wide-angle prime against some of the competition.
Nikon has unveiled the D7200 as its new flagship DX-format DSLR, featuring a 24.2Mp APS-C image sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter. With a similar resolution and build to its predecessor, the D7100, the new Nikon D7200 comes with enhanced performance credentials thanks to its improved autofocus, image capture, and picture transfer features.
Canon has announced a third-generation model of its mirrorless hybrid M range, cunningly named the EOS M3. Boasting features filtered down from Canon’s new entry-level DLRs, including a 24.2Mp APS-C sensor, together with a redesigned shell for improved handling, has Canon delivered a hybrid camera that will excite enthusiasts?
Pentax has unveiled three new weather-resistant zoom lenses for its DSLR K lens mount featuring High Definition (HD) coatings for enhanced image quality. Including a 70-200mm “pro-grade” telephoto zoom, a 150-450mm super telephoto zoom, and a 18-50mm standard zoom as the new kit lens for the weather-resistant K-S2 DSLR, Pentax seems to have all bases covered with its new range of optics.
Samsung’s latest mirrorless hybrid, the NX500, manages to shoehorn many features from the larger NX1 DSLR style camera into a pocket-sized marvel. Packing a 28Mp APS-C sensor, 4k video capture, and impressive performance stats in an under-$1000 camera, the new Samsung NX500 looks to be a tasty proposition for hybrid shooting enthusiasts.
Olympus has unveiled an updated Mark II version of their hugely popular OM-D E-M5 mirrorless hybrid camera.Continuing to feature a 16Mp Micro-Four-Thirds sensor, the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II offers enhanced image stabilization, a new 40Mp high-resolution image stitching mode, and the refined build quality of its predecessor — but with enhanced handling capabilities.
Just six months after introducing the K-S1, Pentax has launched an updated model featuring a full weather-resistant shell and thankfully no flashing lights. Positioned as the world’s smallest dustproof and weather-resistant DSLR for outdoor enthusiasts who want to travel light, the K-S2 continues to use the same 20.1Mp APS-C CMOS sensor as its predecessor. Let’s run through the specs to see what else is in store.
Olympus has unveiled anupdated version of its 14-150mm super-zoom for OM-D or Pen shooters who want to travel light. Tipping the scales at just 285g, this lightweight and compact all-rounder features a new weatherproof exterior and lens coatings for improved image quality.
Japanese lens manufacturer Sigma has announced a new wide-angle prime in its Art line of optics designed to deliver high levels of artistic expression. With full-frame landscape, architectural or astronomical photographers the intended target market, the new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM features a fast maximum aperture and HSM autofocus motor, and promises first-class optical performance.
Canon shooters who need to squeeze more into the frame will be licking their lips at the announcement of the world’s widest-angle rectilinear lens. Launched within the Canon L series of professional grade optics, the new Canon EF 11-14mm f/4L USM lens is designed with the professional landscape or architectural photographer in mind. Let’s see how it shapes up.
Canon has expanded its lineup of entry-level DSLRs, adding two new higher-resolution models to its range. The Canon EOS 750D and EOS 760D are both built around a new 24.2Mp APS-C sensor and offer the same set of features in slightly different shells, with one camera body designed with the more experienced photographer in mind. Let's take a closer look at how the two models differ.
Canon has rocked the camera market unveiling the world’s highest resolution DSLR cameras, the 5DS and 5DS R. With both models packing an incredible 50.6Mp resolution the new Canon 5DS R also includes a low-pass cancellation filter for even sharper and more detailed images. Is this a game changer for the DSLR market? Let’s get under the hood to find out.