News from www.dxomark.comhttp://www.dxomark.comen-US Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 sensor review: Potent point-and-shoot http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX100-sensor-review-Potent-point-and-shoot#7526 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100-sensor-review-potent-point-and-shoot/111957-1-eng-US/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX100-sensor-review-Potent-point-and-shoot_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Panasonic’s latest iteration of the LX series premium compact eschews the usual 1/1.7-inch sensor for the larger Micro-Four-Thirds type found the firm’s mirrorless models. It also has a Leica 24-75mm f1.7-2.8 zoom, a traditional rangefinder style top plate with EVF, a hot shoe, and manual mechanical controls. Read on to see how well this intriguing new model performs.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Best lenses for the Sony A6000: Primes and Zooms http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Best-lenses-for-the-Sony-A6000-Primes-and-Zooms#7539 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/best-lenses-for-the-sony-a6000-primes-and-zooms/112049-1-eng-US/Best-lenses-for-the-Sony-A6000-Primes-and-Zooms_small.jpg"> <p> <p>We’ve tested the image quality of the 24-Mpix <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A6000" target="_blank">Sony A6000</a> with over 23 zoom and prime lenses. Read on to find out which of those models perform best with Sony’s current top-of-the-line APS-C mirrorless model.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Sony a7 II Preview: 5-axis image stabilisation for full frame Sony a7 II hybrid http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-a7-II-Preview-5-axis-image-stabilisation-for-full-frame-Sony-a7-II-hybrid#7550 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/sony-a7-ii-preview-5-axis-image-stabilisation-for-full-frame-sony-a7-ii-hybrid/112123-2-eng-US/Sony-a7-II-Preview-5-axis-image-stabilisation-for-full-frame-Sony-a7-II-hybrid_small.jpg"> <p> <p>A year on from launching the world's first full frame hybrid camera Sony have unveiled its successor, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7-II" target="_blank">a7 II</a>. Claiming another world first the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7-II" target="_blank">Sony a7 II</a> is the first full frame interchangeable lens camera to feature a 5-axis image stabilisation system. But what else is new? We trawl through the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7-II" target="_blank">Sony a7 II</a> spec sheet to find out.</p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Panasonic DMC-GM5 sensor review: Updated model with built-in electronic viewfinder and hotshoe http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Panasonic-DMC-GM5-sensor-review-Updated-model-with-built-in-electronic-viewfinder-and-hotshoe#7492 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/panasonic-dmc-gm5-sensor-review-updated-model-with-built-in-electronic-viewfinder-and-hotshoe/111757-1-eng-US/Panasonic-DMC-GM5-sensor-review-Updated-model-with-built-in-electronic-viewfinder-and-hotshoe_small.jpg"> <p> <p>The new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM5" target="_blank">Panasonic GM5</a> sits alongside the existing <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM1" target="_blank">GM1</a> as Panasonic’s ultra compact hybrid camera and features a 16Mp FourThirds CMOS sensor. The introduction of the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM5" target="_blank">GM5</a> offers consumers a super small hybrid with the addition of a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) and hotshoe, which were absent on the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM1" target="_blank">GM1</a>. With price tags of $898 for the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM5" target="_blank">GM5</a> and $747 for the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM1" target="_blank">GM1</a>, is the latest model worth the extra money? Let’s take a look at the sensor scores to find out.</p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Google Nexus 6: Google's latest handset storms in to the DxOMark Mobile top 10 http://www.dxomark.com/Phones/Google-Nexus-6-Google-s-latest-handset-storms-in-to-the-DxOMark-Mobile-top-10#7435 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/phones/google-nexus-6-google-s-latest-handset-storms-in-to-the-dxomark-mobile-top-10/111439-15-eng-US/Google-Nexus-6-Google-s-latest-handset-storms-in-to-the-DxOMark-Mobile-top-10_small.png"> <p> <p>Google has launched the 6<sup>th</sup> generation of its Nexus smart phone featuring a massive 6-inch AMOLED display and whopping 2560x1440-pixel QHD resolution.</p><p>Powered by a quadcore 2.7GHz processor and Snapdragon 805 chipset, the Nexus 6 runs the latest version of Google’s Android operating system (5.0 Lollipop), and features a 13Mp rear-facing camera (2Mp front) with dual LED flash, a f/2 lens, autofocus, image stabilization and a HDR+ mode. We put the Nexus 6 through the DxOMark Mobile image quality tests to see how it performs.</p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens review: Updated EF-S telephoto zoom no improvement on predecessor http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-55-250mm-f-4-5.6-IS-STM-lens-review-Updated-EF-S-telephoto-zoom-no-improvement-on-predecessor#7430 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-ef-s-55-250mm-f-4-5.6-is-stm-lens-review-updated-ef-s-telephoto-zoom-no-improvement-on-predecessor/111391-1-eng-US/Canon-EF-S-55-250mm-f-4-5.6-IS-STM-lens-review-Updated-EF-S-telephoto-zoom-no-improvement-on-predecessor_small.jpg"> <p> <p>The <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Canon/Canon-EF-S-55-250mm-F4-56-IS-STM" target="_blank">Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM</a> is a telephoto zoom designed for use on Canon DSLRs featuring an APS-C sensor. A versatile 2<sup>nd</sup> lens to complement the standard 18-55mm kit lens, it offers an equivalent 80-400mm focal length to get closer to the action and 3.5 stops of image stabilisation. With its DxOMark scores in, lets look at its strengths and weakness and consider some of the other options available.</p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Leica T Sensor Review: Scores for Leica’s first mirrorless hybrid unveiled http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Leica-T-Sensor-Review-Scores-for-Leica-s-first-mirrorless-hybrid-unveiled#7453 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/leica-t-sensor-review-scores-for-leica-s-first-mirrorless-hybrid-unveiled/111551-1-eng-US/Leica-T-Sensor-Review-Scores-for-Leica-s-first-mirrorless-hybrid-unveiled_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Utilising a 16Mp APS-C sensor, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Leica/T" target="_blank">Leica T</a> is the first mirrorless hybrid option from the renowned German camera manufacturer. With a price tag of $1850 (body only), and lenses costing the same or more, it’s a serious investment for any photographer. So how does image quality on the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Leica/T" target="_blank">Leica T</a> stack up against the competition? Let’s analyze the DxOMark sensor scores to find out.</p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Preview: New twist action for Canon’s L series super telephoto zoom http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100-400mm-f-4.5-5.6L-IS-II-USM-Preview-New-twist-action-for-Canon-s-L-series-super-telephoto-zoom#7521 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-ef-100-400mm-f-4.5-5.6l-is-ii-usm-preview-new-twist-action-for-canon-s-l-series-super-telephoto-zoom/111905-2-eng-US/Canon-EF-100-400mm-f-4.5-5.6L-IS-II-USM-Preview-New-twist-action-for-Canon-s-L-series-super-telephoto-zoom_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Canon has announced an updated version of their compact super telephoto zoom lens. The new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Canon/Canon-EF-100-400mm-F45-56L-IS-II-USM" target="_blank">EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L II USM</a> boasts a number of upgrades over its predecessor, which Canon claim improve both the image quality and handling of the new version. We preview what this latest lens has to offer and see how the original version performed in the DxOMark Lens tests.</p> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor lens 18-300mm f3.5-6.3G ED VR review: Accessibly priced option http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Nikon-AF-S-DX-Nikkor-lens-18-300mm-f3.5-6.3G-ED-VR-review-Accessibly-priced-option#7420 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/nikon-af-s-dx-nikkor-lens-18-300mm-f3.5-6.3g-ed-vr-review-accessibly-priced-option/111315-2-eng-US/Nikon-AF-S-DX-Nikkor-lens-18-300mm-f3.5-6.3G-ED-VR-review-Accessibly-priced-option_small.jpg"> <p> <p>With a slightly slower f6.3 maximum aperture at the long-end this new 18-300mm model is lighter and smaller than it’s pricier sibling. But, just how well does this reimagined model perform in the lab? Read on to find out.</p> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens review: Welcome addition to the range http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-Vario-Tessar-T-FE-16-35mm-f-4-ZA-OSS-lens-review-Welcome-addition-to-the-range#7403 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/sony-vario-tessar-t-fe-16-35mm-f-4-za-oss-lens-review-welcome-addition-to-the-range/111211-2-eng-US/Sony-Vario-Tessar-T-FE-16-35mm-f-4-ZA-OSS-lens-review-Welcome-addition-to-the-range_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Sony introduced this ultra wide-angle full-frame zoom for the A7 series cameras at this year’s Photokina. With a constant f4 maximum aperture this new stabilized model looks compelling on paper, but just how well does this it perform in the lab? Read on to find out.</p>