This is the second part of our lens recommendations for the Nikon D7100 where we’ve analyzed nearly 60 Nikkor and third-party standard and portrait prime and zoom models to assess their optical quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses are the best performers when paired with Nikon’s ultra-high resolution 24-Mpix APS-C format semi-pro model.
With a DxOMark Mobile score of 76 the Apple iPhone 5s ranks in second place to the inspirational Nokia 808 Pureview, and ahead of other notable camera-phones including the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the previous iPhone 5, which score 75 and 72 points in our smartphone rankings.
This is part one of our lens recommendations for the Nikon D7100 where we’ve tested over 120 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses are perform best when paired with Nikon’s 24M-Pix APS-C format semi-pro model.
We’ve had the opportunity to compare the video AF performance in the lab of Canon’s innovative EOS 70D model with the Sony SLT-A77. Read on to find out how of these two hugely capable cameras performed.
As a more accessibly priced model, the $499 Pentax K-500 is a pared down variant of the $699 K-50. It lacks the weather-sealed body and adopts AA batteries instead of a rechargeable lithium-ion pack but how well does the 16Mpix sensor perform?
As the equivalent field of view to a 35mm f2.0, this high-speed, compact “pancake’ type lens is an appealing option for the EOS M system user. Read on to find out how well this prime performs in our labs.
Although not officially released in the US, as the equivalent to an 18-35mm the new EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM is an essential addition to the EOS M system. Read on to find out how well it performs in our labs.
In part III of this guide, we’ll be looking at the best performing primes and zooms covering wide-angle and telephoto focal lengths for the Canon EOS 70D. Read onto find out which lenses are the best performers for when paired with the new “Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ sensor in Canon’s intriguing mid-range APS-C DSLR.
In part II of our comprehensive lens recommendations for the Canon EOS 70D, we’ve looked at the best performing prime and zoom models, regardless of focal length. Read onto find out which lenses are the best performers for when paired with the new “Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ sensor in Canon’s intriguing mid-range APS-C DSLR.
Sigma’s range of DN A lenses have been designed for mirrorless cameras using both MFT and APS-C sensors, albeit with different mounts. As the equivalent to a 45mm on an APS-C camera we’ve tested the 30mm f2.8 on the discerning Sony NEX-7. Read on to find out how well it performs.
Introduced in July this year, the EOS 70D at first sight seems like a regular update to the maker’s mid-range EOS 60D model. It shares a number of features with the firm’s existing SLR range including a 19-point cross-type phase detection AF system, a 3-inch (1.040M dot) articulated touchscreen and built-in WiFi connectivity with remote viewing and image transfer. The camera can also shoot at up to 7fps and has 1080/30p video recording with stereo sound using an optional external microphone.
When launched, the EOS-M complete with the EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom was $899, but the kit can now be had for as little as $345. With lens available separately for $269 that sounds too good to be true. Read on to see how well the combination performs.
Canon’s new EOS 70D model features a new CMOS sensor that uses twin photodiodes at each pixel location that allows AF during video capture, but how does that affect stills output? Read on to find out how well the new sensor performs in our labs.
The depth of high quality primes and zooms for the PEN is, arguably, the most compelling reason to invest in the Micro Four Thirds system over rival mirrorless camera offerings. If you’re already a PEN E-P5 owner or you’re looking for advice or insights in lens performance in advance, this guide will aid you in making the right choice. Read onto find out which lens models in the range perform best optically.
Following the separate assessment of the modified sensor in Sony’s special edition RX1R high-end full-frame compact we’ve now analyzed its fixed focal length Carl Zeiss Sonnar 2,0/35 lens. Sony claim this new model has improved resolution and image sharpness but just how well does this fine-tuned combination perform?
Following on from the unexpected buzz surrounding the original RX1 full-frame compact from Sony with its fixed focal length Zeiss 35mm f/2 lens, the firm has now introduced a follow up with a modified sensor and image processing engine. Read on to find outhow well the new RX1R performs in our labs.
Announced in June this year, the K-50 is an accessibly priced environmentally sealed DSLR featuring a built-in stabilization and a 16-MPix APS-C size CMOS sensor. As Pentax has yet to introduce a full-frame DSLR to the range the K-50, like others before it, can benefit from one of the largest lens ranges designed for the smaller APS-C sensor. The result is an appealing and unsurpassed range of compact and highly portable primes and zooms. We have analyzed the optical properties of 28 different models in total from Pentax as well as third-party makers, mounted on the new K-50, to help you in your selection either when buying new for the first time or when simply choosing which lens to take with you on your next shoot.
Sigma’s range of telephoto zooms can put the premium marques to shame in terms of choice, and this one is not only hugely versatile but can boast stabilization and a ultrasonic type motor while also saving a considerable sum. But, just how well does it compare with the new Nikon 80-400mm VR? Read on to find out.
From Monday 5th August, DxOMark will be locking the lab up for two weeks, for some well-deserved R and R. As photography enthusiasts, we will be trading the rigors of indoor technical testing for the demands of real-world picture taking, albeit at much slower pace and while taking advantage of the nice weather and maybe a beach or two. The lab will re-open on the 20th August, with reviews and advice on the latest cameras and lenses.