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.
With encouraging photography results for a mid-range smartphone, the Motorola Moto G Plus boasts a very respectable DxOMark Mobile overall score of 84 points. Offering a 16Mp 1/2.4”-type sensor for high-quality images, together with a good array of additional photo features, Motorola is positioning its latest device for mass market appeal.
Achieving an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 79 points, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is a reliable option for a smartphone for photography, particularly in outdoor and bright-light conditions. Our industry-standard mobile tests analyzed the image quality of both still photos and video footage to determine individual Photo and Video sub-scores.
With an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 81, the Nextbit Robin records well-exposed images in many situations. Featuring a 13Mp rear camera, good detail is preserved in both outdoor and low-light conditions, with indoor shots displaying a fine but visible grain noise. Combine that with well-exposed flash pictures and fast autofocus, the Nextbit Robin is a good choice for smartphone photographers seeking quality indoor shots.
With an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 88 points the HTC 10 offers outstanding mobile photography for both stills and video. Featuring a 12Mp 1/2.3-type sensor, this device excels for autofocus and texture preservation, making it a great choice for shooting moving subjects, or capturing detailed landscape and architectural shots. The overall DxOMark score is calculated using both the Photo and Video sub scores. Presented scores are rounded to the nearest whole number, with greater weight given to the Photo subscore when calculating the overall score. Each subscore analyses image quality in a range of categories, including Exposure, Autofocus, Texture, Noise, Artifacts and Flash, with each tested in varying lighting conditions. A great all rounder, the HTC 10 scored well in all our tests, securing a final Photo sub score of 88 and 86 for Video.
Achieving a DxOMark Mobile Score of 88 points the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge ranks in 1st place on the current DxOMark Mobile database. Featuring a 12Mp rear facing camera and 2160p@30fps video module, Samsung’s latest flagship Smartphone is a great proposition for mobile photography enthusiasts.
Carl Zeiss’s latest range of Batis lenses have 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 lenses released in the Zeiss Batis lineup are the 25mm f/2 wide-angle prime and the 85mm f/1.8 short telephoto prime.
Rather than follow established trends for high-grade, high-speed lenses that are inevitably large, heavy, and cumbersome, the manual-focus Loxia series from Zeiss, like the AF Batis range, feature the same high-grade optics, but with more modest maximum apertures in a form factor based on the premise of the tiny size of the Sony A7 full-frame mirrorless cameras themselves. Announced in October, 2015, the $1499 Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 is a super-wide-angle prime with a new Distagon design that’s been optimized for the demands of digital capture.