Recently announced in a black finish, the original chrome-bodied version was the first telephoto zoom for the firm’s NEX mirrorless models and was intended to complement the 18-55mm kit lens. Read on to find out how well it performs.
Launched alongside the Nikon 1 V3 hybrid camera on the 13th March 2014, the VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 are two new lenses for the CX-format Nikon 1 series. Boosting the number of Nikon 1 lenses to 11, the system now boasts lenses covering a focal range of 6.7-300mm, which is equivalent to 18-810mm in 35mm terms.
Launched on the 13th March 2014, the Nikon 1 V3 is the new flagship model in Nikon’s ‘pro’ range of mirrorless hybrid cameras. With a new 18.4Mp sensor and impressive performance specs, does the Nikon 1 V3 justify its €949 price tag to be the mirrorless hybrid Camera serious enthusiasts are looking for? We examine at the specs in more detail to find out.
Kit lenses aren’t the most exciting models in a maker’s line-up but, with its i-Function feature, this is one of the more interesting and better made of its type. But, how well does it perform optically? Read on to find out.
We’ve had the opportunity to test the new ultra-high speed Samyang 24mm F1.4 prime, and thought we would alter our usual review format to take a look at the best lenses for Canon full-frame users. Read on to find out how well the Samyang performs in our tests and if that or a rival model is the best choice.
Nikon’s mid-term revision to their flagship full-frame D4 series camera includes an updated 16-Mpix CMOS sensor and the new Expeed 4 processor amongst a raft of other, mostly subtle refinements. Read on to find out how the new top-of-the-range model performs.
Continuing our series of lens recommendations for new camera models, we’ve had the opportunity to assess the new entry-level Sony A3000 - the first of a new DSLR form-factor from the firm to adopt the mirrorless E-mount. We’ve assessed and collated data on a sizeable collection of Sony and third-party prime and zoom models to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of these models perform best when paired with the new camera.
The highly configurable RED Epic Dragon is the latest version of the firm’s original Epic-M Digital Still and Motion Camera (DSMC). Although we are more used to analyzing still cameras at DxOMark, we’ve had a unique opportunity to assess RAW output from a prototype using all of our usual industry standard tests. As the results were extraordinary, we thought we would share the findings. Read on to find out how this high-performance sensor performs.
Leica’s re-imagined S medium format camera adopts the 30 x 45mm 37.5-Mpix CCD of the original Leica S2 but adds improved image processing, built-in GPS and a number of other refinements. Read on to find out how well the new camera performs.
With Sony dropping the NEX branding from their mirrorless models, adopting a 20-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor in a small form factor the new Alpha a5000 appears to continue the NEX lineage. Read on to find out how well it performs.
Bearing a striking resemblance to the firm’s hugely popular mirrorless OM-D E-M5 the Stylus 1 is in fact a high-end digital compact camera complete with EVF and a high speed constant aperture 28-300mm equivalent zoom. Is it enough to compete with rival offerings and reclaim some of the market share taken by camera-phones? Read on to find out how well it performs.
Tamron has released a new modestly priced, stabilized super-telephoto zoom for both full-frame and APS-C cameras, the SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD. How does this $1,100 model compare against the slightly shorter-range Sigma and Canon offerings?
Nikon’s incremental revisions to their entry-level D3000 series cameras means the latest model, the Nikon D3300 can compete with most other models in the range and should prove tempting against rival offerings. Read on to find out how the 24-Mpix sans AA filter D3300 performs.
Sigma are well known for their accessibly priced models and at just under $1,100 the 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO seems like a promising alternative to the premium offerings from the camera makers. Although one of the older models in the firm’s range now, does it still have what it needs to compete with more modern rivals?
Designed as a fast ‘standard’ zoom, the Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro HSM C is the first model in the firm’s ‘Contemporary’ series. Featuring a revamped exterior and modified optical construction, the lens is intended as a premium alternative to the official starter lenses found in camera ‘kits’. Read on to see how well it performs.
The Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm f2.8 is a compact moderate wide-angle lens designed for the full-frame mirrorless Sony Alpha A7 and A7R. But with only a moderate-speed f2.8 maximum aperture and an $800 price tag, optical performance has to be first rate. Read on to find out if that’s the case.
Following on the from the lens recommendations for the new mid-range DX format Nikon D5300, we’ve now completed the assessment of the full-frame Nikon Df. We’ve tested the camera with more than 90 Nikkor and third-party prime lenses and zooms to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses perform best when paired with the new camera.