News from www.dxomark.comhttp://www.dxomark.comen-US Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Sony Xperia Z3: New Sony flagship Smartphone tested http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Sony-Xperia-Z3-New-Sony-flagship-Smartphone-tested#7030 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/mobiles/sony-xperia-z3-new-sony-flagship-smartphone-tested/108108-6-eng-US/Sony-Xperia-Z3-New-Sony-flagship-Smartphone-tested_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Just like their cameras, Sony Smartphones are coming thick and fast. Only months since unveiling the Xperia Z2, Sony have now unveiled a new flagship Xperia Smart Phone, the Sony Xperia Z3. With a release date for the Z3 to hit the shops expected any day, we got our hands on the latest Sony handset to test out its photo and video capabilities. Let’s see how it gets on.</p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Fujifilm X100T Preview: ‘World's first’ Electronic Rangefinder http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Fujifilm-X100T-Preview-World-s-first-Electronic-Rangefinder#7047 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/fujifilm-x100t-preview-world-s-first-electronic-rangefinder/108200-1-eng-US/Fujifilm-X100T-Preview-World-s-first-Electronic-Rangefinder_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Fujifilm has launched the 3<sup>rd</sup> generation of its X100 premium digital compact series, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Fujifilm/X100T" target="_blank">Fujifilm X100T</a>. The latest incarnation features a hybrid rangefinder-style viewfinder, 16.3Mp X-Trans sensor, fixed 23mm f/2 lens and more customisable control.</p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Canon EF16-35mm F4L IS USM lens review: Canon’s best wide-angle zoom yet? http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF16-35mm-F4L-IS-USM-lens-review-Canon-s-best-wide-angle-zoom-yet#7013 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-ef16-35mm-f4l-is-usm-lens-review-canon-s-best-wide-angle-zoom-yet/107934-1-eng-US/Canon-EF16-35mm-F4L-IS-USM-lens-review-Canon-s-best-wide-angle-zoom-yet_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Canon has been instrumental in offering lightweight f4 lenses for professional users, and this new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Canon/Canon-EF-16-35mm-F4L-IS-USM" target="_blank">ultra-wide angle zoom L-series model</a> is the first from the maker to include stabilization.&nbsp; Read on to see how well it performs.</p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Apo Planar T* Canon ZE and Nikon ZF.2 mount lens reviews: World’s best performing 85mm portrait lens? http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Zeiss-Otus-85mm-f1.4-Apo-Planar-T-Canon-ZE-and-Nikon-ZF.2-mount-lens-reviews-World-s-best-performing-85mm-portrait-lens#6992 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/zeiss-otus-85mm-f1.4-apo-planar-t-canon-ze-and-nikon-zf.2-mount-lens-reviews-world-s-best-performing-85mm-portrait-lens/107776-1-eng-US/Zeiss-Otus-85mm-f1.4-Apo-Planar-T-Canon-ZE-and-Nikon-ZF.2-mount-lens-reviews-World-s-best-performing-85mm-portrait-lens_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Launched a little over 2-years ago, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Carl-Zeiss/Zeiss-Carl-Zeiss-Distagon-T-STAR-Otus-55mm-F14-ZF2-Nikon" target="_blank">first Zeiss Otus model</a> was a triumph in optical and mechanical perfection, and now Zeiss has added a second model to the range, and high speed <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Carl-Zeiss/Zeiss-Carl-Zeiss-Apo-Planar-T-Star-Otus-85mm-F14-ZF2-Nikon" target="_blank">85mm</a> with a heady mix of six anomalous dispersion glass elements, one asphere and a floating system to reduce aberrations at close range.&nbsp; Read on to see how well this new exotic model performs.</p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 Preview: Second lens in ZEISS’s new Otus range http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/ZEISS-Otus-1.4-85-Preview-Second-lens-in-ZEISS-s-new-Otus-range#6991 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/zeiss-otus-1.4-85-preview-second-lens-in-zeiss-s-new-otus-range/107736-2-eng-US/ZEISS-Otus-1.4-85-Preview-Second-lens-in-ZEISS-s-new-Otus-range_small.jpg"> <p> <p>ZEISS has launched a <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Carl-Zeiss/Zeiss-Carl-Zeiss-Apo-Planar-T-Star-Otus-85mm-F14-ZE-Canon" target="_blank">new f/1.4 85mm</a> short telephoto prime lens for high-end fashion, advertising, product or architectural photography. Available in ZEISS’s ZE mount for Canon EF, or ZF.2 for Nikon F mount, the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Carl-Zeiss/Zeiss-Carl-Zeiss-Apo-Planar-T-Star-Otus-85mm-F14-ZF2-Nikon" target="_blank">ZEISS Otus 1.4/85</a> promises outstanding build and image quality for the professional photographer.</p> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Zeiss Loxia 2/35 & 2/50 E mount Preview: Two ‘fast’ full-frame prime lenses for the Sony a7 series http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Zeiss-Loxia-2-35-2-50-E-mount-Preview-Two-fast-full-frame-prime-lenses-for-the-Sony-a7-series#6978 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/zeiss-loxia-2-35-2-50-e-mount-preview-two-fast-full-frame-prime-lenses-for-the-sony-a7-series/107586-1-eng-US/Zeiss-Loxia-2-35-2-50-E-mount-Preview-Two-fast-full-frame-prime-lenses-for-the-Sony-a7-series_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Zeiss have unveiled two new ‘Loxia’ full frame E mount lenses for the Sony a7 series. Both lenses feature a ‘fast’ f/2 maximum aperture, manual focus and function to deactivate the mechanical aperture for shooting video. Offering a moderate wide-angle 35mm and standard 50mm focal lengths, let's see what Zeiss have in store for <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7" target="_blank">Sony a7</a> shooters.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:01 GMT Pentax K-S1 Preview: Pentax lights the way with new entry-level DSLR http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Pentax-K-S1-Preview-Pentax-lights-the-way-with-new-entry-level-DSLR#6951 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/pentax-k-s1-preview-pentax-lights-the-way-with-new-entry-level-dslr/107290-1-eng-US/Pentax-K-S1-Preview-Pentax-lights-the-way-with-new-entry-level-DSLR_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Pentax has launched a new entry-level DSLR featuring an unconventional design with flashing green LED lights in the handgrip. Boasting some ‘user-friendly’ modifications and available in 12 colours, Pentax are hoping the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-S1" target="_blank">K-S1</a> appeals to consumers yet to switch to a DSLR. We get under the hood to find out more.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:01 GMT Fujifilm X30 Preview: Premium compact gets an upgrade http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Fujifilm-X30-Preview-Premium-compact-gets-an-upgrade#6954 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/fujifilm-x30-preview-premium-compact-gets-an-upgrade/107334-1-eng-US/Fujifilm-X30-Preview-Premium-compact-gets-an-upgrade_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Fujifilm has updated one of its pro/enthusiast fixed lens compacts with the launch of the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Fujifilm/X30" target="_blank">X30</a>. Replacing the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Fujifilm/FinePix-X20" target="_blank">X20</a> the heart of this 3<sup>rd</sup> generation model remains similar to its predecessor featuring a 12Mp X-Trans CMOS sensor with the Optical Low Pass filter removed.&nbsp; So what’s new on the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Fujifilm/X30" target="_blank">Fujifilm X30</a>?</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:01 GMT Sony a5100 Preview: The world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-a5100-Preview-The-world-s-smallest-interchangeable-lens-camera#6963 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/sony-a5100-preview-the-world-s-smallest-interchangeable-lens-camera/107370-1-eng-US/Sony-a5100-Preview-The-world-s-smallest-interchangeable-lens-camera_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Sony have launched the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A5100" target="_blank">a5100</a> hybrid compact system camera featuring a 24.3Mp APS-C sensor, touch screen LCD and Bionz X image processor. Billed as the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera there’s big expectations for this petite device. We pour through the specs to see what Sony have in store.</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:01 GMT HTC One M8: 4.1Mp sensor ranks outside the DxOMark top 10 http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/HTC-One-M8-4.1Mp-sensor-ranks-outside-the-DxOMark-top-10#6927 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/mobiles/htc-one-m8-4.1mp-sensor-ranks-outside-the-dxomark-top-10/107132-1-eng-US/HTC-One-M8-4.1Mp-sensor-ranks-outside-the-DxOMark-top-10_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Just 12 months on from the launch of its predecessor HTC have unveiled a new flagship Smartphone in the shape of the HTC One M8. Boasting fast processing, a massive 5.0in screen and a sleek design with a reassuringly robust feel, the phone specs will give its competitors a run for their money. Only packing a 4.1Mp camera however can it compete for photos?</p>