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.
The PEN E-PL7 is the latest iteration in the Lite series, replacing the previous EPL5/6 models with a more traditional body, the addition of a control dial, and reverting to a 3:2 aspect ratio LCD touchscreen. Read on to see how well this new model performs.
If you’re shooting Nikon DX and are after a single-lens solution for shooting a wide range of subjects, the new Tamron 16-300mm superzoom is certainly worth a look. Our technicians have been busy putting it through its paces in the lab, so let's take a look at its DxOMark Lens Score and see how it rates compared to the other options on the market.
Sony has updated its original A7 full frame mirrorless hybridcamerain the form of the cunningly named Sony A7II. Despite a number of feature and build quality enhancements, this latest incarnation continues to utilise the same 24.2Mp resolution sensor as its predecessor. With the test results just in from the lab, let’s see how the new Sony A7II ranks in the DxOMark Sensor Scores database.
Expanding its line-up of DX format DSLRs featuring an APS-C sensor, Nikon today unveils the new D5500 DSLR. The first Nikon DX format DSLR to boast a touch screen LCD, the new Nikon D5500 also features a 24.2Mp resolution sensor with its Optical Low Pass Filter removed. Let's take a look at the rest of the specs to see what else is on offer.
With a strap line of ‘Fill your frame, not your bag’ Nikon has launched a small and portable F-mount 300mm telephoto lens for sports and wildlife photographers. Boasting a new ‘Phase Fresnel’ element, Nikon claim they’ve effectively reduced the bulk and weight of this latest telephoto prime without degrading image quality. Let’s take a closer look.
Nikon has announced an updated version of their DX format telephoto zoom with Vibration Reduction (VR). Perfect for Nikon APS-C shooters looking for a second lens to get closer to the action, the new AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II offers an equivalent 82.5-300mm focal length and Silent Wave Motor for quick and quiet autofocus.