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.
Announced in January 2014, the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is a high-speed premium AF lens with an image circle designed to cover full-frame sensors. When fitted to an APS-C camera, however, the angle of view is equivalent to a 75mm short telephoto.
Since the development of a Pentax 35mm-format full-frame DSLR was announced at the CP+ 2015 show, K-mount enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the specs. They’ve had to be patient, but a year on, the new Pentax K-1 DSLR is finally here and boasts some impressive-looking features at an affordable price point.
Announced in September 2015, the new $479 Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX (Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8) is a wide-angle zoom lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C DSLRs. Updated from Tokina’s popular 11-16mm f/2.8, this latest wide-angle alternative offers an increased focal range that’s equivalent to roughly 18-32mm on Canon EF-S-format DSLRs.
As a high-end compact with the focus on portability and high image quality, the original Ricoh GR was a highly-regarded model. Adding Wi-Fi connectivity, improved buffering, and extended battery life to the original’s GR 28mm-equivalent f/2.8 lens in front of a relatively large APS-C type 16-Mpix CMOS sensor, the Ricoh GR II is a relatively modest update. Read on to find out how well this new camera performs.
With an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 79, the Sony Xperia M5 camera provides solid image quality results across most situations. Its 21.5MP sensor helps it capture image detail, while also keeping noise under control. Low noise and lots of detail make it ideal for capturing complex outdoor scenes such as cityscapes. There is some loss of sharpness in the corners, though, so don't expect the same image quality edge to edge.