News from www.dxomark.comhttp://www.dxomark.comen-US Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:01 GMT Nikon D5500 sensor review: Low noise and class-leading dynamic range http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Nikon-D5500-sensor-review-Low-noise-and-class-leading-dynamic-range#7882 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/nikon-d5500-sensor-review-low-noise-and-class-leading-dynamic-range/114795-1-eng-US/Nikon-D5500-sensor-review-Low-noise-and-class-leading-dynamic-range_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Besides being the first Nikon to feature a touchscreen LCD, the mid-range DX format <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D5500" target="_blank">Nikon D5500</a> is a mostly unremarkable update to the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D3300" target="_blank">D3300</a>, but as with that model, the performance of the 24-Mpix CMOS sensor really stands out. Read on to find out how well it performs.</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:01 GMT Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Review: Feather-weight prime punches above its weight http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-24mm-f-2.8-STM-Review-Feather-weight-prime-punches-above-its-weight#7864 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-ef-s-24mm-f-2.8-stm-review-feather-weight-prime-punches-above-its-weight/114691-1-eng-US/Canon-EF-S-24mm-f-2.8-STM-Review-Feather-weight-prime-punches-above-its-weight_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Designed specifically for use on smaller APS-C sensor DSLRs, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Canon/Canon-EF-S-24mm-F28-STM" target="_blank">new EF-S 24mm</a> is a wide-angle pancake prime featuring Canon’s STM step autofocus motor for smooth video capture. At just $149, it looks like a “no-brainer” for Canon APS-C video shooters, but how does it compare optically against a vast range of other options available? We dissect the DxOMark Lens Metric Scores to find out.</p> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:01 GMT Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Review: Great results from Nikon’s latest wide-angle prime http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Nikon-20mm-f-1.8G-ED-Review-Great-results-from-Nikon-s-latest-wide-angle-prime#7817 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/nikon-20mm-f-1.8g-ed-review-great-results-from-nikon-s-latest-wide-angle-prime/114463-1-eng-US/Nikon-20mm-f-1.8G-ED-Review-Great-results-from-Nikon-s-latest-wide-angle-prime_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Whether it’s for landscape, architecture, or just to be able to squeeze a bit more into the frame, a wide-angle is an important lens for many photographers. They’re not the cheapest optics, however, and with varying image results across the different options, knowing each lens’s strengths and weaknesses will help you decide which one is the one for you. We weigh up the DxOMark lens scores of Nikon’s latest 20mm wide-angle prime against some of the competition.</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:01 GMT Nikon D7200 Preview: Performance boost for Nikon’s flagship APS-C DSLR http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Nikon-D7200-Preview-Performance-boost-for-Nikon-s-flagship-APS-C-DSLR#7810 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/nikon-d7200-preview-performance-boost-for-nikon-s-flagship-aps-c-dslr/114360-1-eng-US/Nikon-D7200-Preview-Performance-boost-for-Nikon-s-flagship-APS-C-DSLR_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Nikon has unveiled the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D7200" target="_blank">D7200</a> as its new flagship DX-format DSLR, featuring a 24.2Mp APS-C image sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter. With a similar resolution and build to its predecessor, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D7100" target="_blank">D7100</a>, the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D7200" target="_blank">Nikon D7200</a> comes with enhanced performance credentials thanks to its improved autofocus, image capture, and picture transfer features.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:01 GMT Canon EOS M3 Preview: A revamp for Canon’s mirrorless EOS M3 http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-M3-Preview-A-revamp-for-Canon-s-mirrorless-EOS-M3#7763 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-eos-m3-preview-a-revamp-for-canon-s-mirrorless-eos-m3/113845-1-eng-US/Canon-EOS-M3-Preview-A-revamp-for-Canon-s-mirrorless-EOS-M3_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Canon has announced a third-generation model of its mirrorless hybrid M range, cunningly named the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Canon/EOS-M3" target="_blank">EOS M3</a>. Boasting features filtered down from Canon’s new entry-level DLRs, including a 24.2Mp APS-C sensor, together with a redesigned shell for improved handling, has Canon delivered a hybrid camera that will excite enthusiasts?</p> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:01 GMT Pentax lenses Preview: Three new zooms for the Pentax K mount http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Pentax-lenses-Preview-Three-new-zooms-for-the-Pentax-K-mount#7772 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/pentax-lenses-preview-three-new-zooms-for-the-pentax-k-mount/113901-1-eng-US/Pentax-lenses-Preview-Three-new-zooms-for-the-Pentax-K-mount_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Pentax has unveiled three new weather-resistant zoom lenses for its DSLR K lens mount featuring High Definition (HD) coatings for enhanced image quality. Including a <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Pentax/Pentax-HD-D-FA-Star-70-200mm-F28-ED-DC-AW" target="_blank">70-200mm</a> “pro-grade” telephoto zoom, a <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Pentax/Pentax-HD-D-FA-150-450mm-F45-56-ED-DC-AW" target="_blank">150-450mm</a> super telephoto zoom, and a <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Pentax/Pentax-HD-DA-18-50mm-F4-56-DC-WR-RE" target="_blank">18-50mm</a> standard zoom as the new kit lens for the weather-resistant <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-S2" target="_blank">K-S2</a> DSLR, Pentax seems to have all bases covered with its new range of optics.</p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:01 GMT Samsung NX500 Preview: The power of the NX1 in the palm of your hand http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Samsung-NX500-Preview-The-power-of-the-NX1-in-the-palm-of-your-hand#7746 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/samsung-nx500-preview-the-power-of-the-nx1-in-the-palm-of-your-hand/113677-1-eng-US/Samsung-NX500-Preview-The-power-of-the-NX1-in-the-palm-of-your-hand_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Samsung’s latest mirrorless hybrid, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Samsung/NX500" target="_blank">NX500</a>, manages to shoehorn many features from the larger <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Samsung/NX1" target="_blank">NX1</a> DSLR style camera into a pocket-sized marvel. Packing a 28Mp APS-C sensor, 4k video capture, and impressive performance stats in an under-$1000 camera, the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Samsung/NX500" target="_blank">Samsung NX500</a> looks to be a tasty proposition for hybrid shooting enthusiasts.</p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:01 GMT Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Preview: A classic reborn http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5-II-Preview-A-classic-reborn#7752 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii-preview-a-classic-reborn/113713-1-eng-US/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5-II-Preview-A-classic-reborn_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Olympus has unveiled an updated <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Olympus/OM-D-E-M5-Mark-II" target="_blank">Mark II version</a> of their hugely popular <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Olympus/OM-D-E-M5" target="_blank">OM-D E-M5</a> mirrorless hybrid camera.Continuing to feature a 16Mp Micro-Four-Thirds sensor, the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Olympus/OM-D-E-M5-Mark-II" target="_blank">Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II</a> offers enhanced image stabilization, a new 40Mp high-resolution image stitching mode, and the refined build quality of its predecessor — but with enhanced handling capabilities.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:01 GMT Pentax K-S2 Preview: Entry-level Pentax DSLR gets an early update http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Pentax-K-S2-Preview-Entry-level-Pentax-DSLR-gets-an-early-update#7757 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/pentax-k-s2-preview-entry-level-pentax-dslr-gets-an-early-update/113757-1-eng-US/Pentax-K-S2-Preview-Entry-level-Pentax-DSLR-gets-an-early-update_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Just six months after introducing the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-S1" target="_blank">K-S1</a>, Pentax has launched an updated model featuring a full weather-resistant shell and thankfully no flashing lights. Positioned as the world’s smallest dustproof and weather-resistant DSLR for outdoor enthusiasts who want to travel light, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Pentax/K-S2" target="_blank">K-S2</a> continues to use the same 20.1Mp APS-C CMOS sensor as its predecessor. Let’s run through the specs to see what else is in store.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:01 GMT Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II Preview: Updated Olympus lens that promises to do it all http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Olympus-14-150mm-f-4-5.6-II-Preview-Updated-Olympus-lens-that-promises-to-do-it-all#7759 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/olympus-14-150mm-f-4-5.6-ii-preview-updated-olympus-lens-that-promises-to-do-it-all/113789-1-eng-US/Olympus-14-150mm-f-4-5.6-II-Preview-Updated-Olympus-lens-that-promises-to-do-it-all_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Olympus has unveiled anupdated version of its <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Olympus/Olympus-MZUIKO-DIGITAL-ED-14-150mm-F4-56-II" target="_blank">14-150mm</a> super-zoom for OM-D or Pen shooters who want to travel light. Tipping the scales at just 285g, this lightweight and compact all-rounder features a new weatherproof exterior and lens coatings for improved image quality.</p>