News from www.dxomark.comhttp://www.dxomark.comen-US Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:01 GMT Samsung NX1 review: Hail the new king of APS-C hybrids! http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Samsung-NX1-review-Hail-the-new-king-of-APS-C-hybrids#8005 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/samsung-nx1-review-hail-the-new-king-of-aps-c-hybrids/115844-1-eng-US/Samsung-NX1-review-Hail-the-new-king-of-APS-C-hybrids_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Packing a 28.2Mp APS-C sensor, 4K-video and 15fps burst shooting, the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Samsung/NX1" target="_blank">Samsung NX1</a> is hot news on the hybrid scene. For a full overview of features and specifications, check out our <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Samsung-NX1-Preview-Samsung-up-the-stakes-in-the-hybrid-APS-C-game" target="_blank">NX1 Preview</a>. And now with the NX1’s sensor measurements in and verified, let’s see what Samsung’s latest NX hybrid camera has to offer.</p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:01 GMT Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens review: Affordable EF all-rounder holds its own http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-STM-lens-review-Affordable-EF-all-rounder-holds-its-own#7972 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-ef-24-105mm-f-3.5-5.6-is-stm-lens-review-affordable-ef-all-rounder-holds-its-own/115410-1-eng-US/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-STM-lens-review-Affordable-EF-all-rounder-holds-its-own_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Canon has launched an affordable under-$1,000 EF-mount standard zoom for enthusiasts stepping up to full-frame who can’t afford a pro lens. At just $599, the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Canon/Canon-EF-24-105mm-F35-56-IS-STM" target="_blank">Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM</a> features image stabilization (IS) as well as Canon’s latest stepping autofocus motor (STM) for video. With results just in, let’s see how this “budget” EF-mount lens stacks up against the pricier competition.</p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:01 GMT Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | A Canon EF review: Better by design http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sigma-24mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-A-Canon-EF-review-Better-by-design#7954 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/sigma-24mm-f1.4-dg-hsm-a-canon-ef-review-better-by-design/115302-1-eng-US/Sigma-24mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-A-Canon-EF-review-Better-by-design_small.jpg"> <p> <p>After the highly successful <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/Sigma-35mm-F14-DG-HSM-A-Canon" target="_blank">35mm</a> and <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/Sigma-50mm-F14-DG-HSM-A-Canon" target="_blank">50mm f1.4</a> Art models, how well does Sigma’s expected ultra-wide <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/Sigma-24mm-F14-DG-HSM-A-Canon" target="_blank">24mm</a> follow-up fare in our tests? Read on to find out.</p> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:01 GMT Nikon D7200: The new APS-C champ http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Nikon-D7200-The-new-APS-C-champ#7938 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/nikon-d7200-the-new-aps-c-champ/115198-1-eng-US/Nikon-D7200-The-new-APS-C-champ_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Nikon’s latest flagship DX-format DSLR, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D7200" target="_blank">D7200</a>, features a 24.2Mp APS-C image sensor and weather-resistant shell, as well as an improved autofocus and image buffer capabilities. Using the same or similar APS-C sensor previously tested in their <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D3300" target="_blank">D3300</a> entry-level and <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D5500" target="_blank">D5500</a> mid-range DSLRs, how will the scores from Nikon’s new top-end APS-C DSLR compare?</p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:01 GMT Canon 400mm f/4.0 DO IS II USM lens review: Upgraded model punches above its weight http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-400mm-f-4.0-DO-IS-II-USM-lens-review-Upgraded-model-punches-above-its-weight#7914 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-400mm-f-4.0-do-is-ii-usm-lens-review-upgraded-model-punches-above-its-weight/115028-1-eng-US/Canon-400mm-f-4.0-DO-IS-II-USM-lens-review-Upgraded-model-punches-above-its-weight_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Canon has updated the original 400mm f4 DO lens using its new gapless diffractive optics construction, which promises high image quality. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.</p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:01 GMT Nikon 1 J5 Preview: New 20.8Mp sensor and 4k video http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Nikon-1-J5-Preview-New-20.8Mp-sensor-and-4k-video#7928 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/nikon-1-j5-preview-new-20.8mp-sensor-and-4k-video/115126-1-eng-US/Nikon-1-J5-Preview-New-20.8Mp-sensor-and-4k-video_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Nikon has launched a fifth generation model in its mid-range series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/1-J5" target="_blank">Nikon 1 J5</a> is the first Nikon hybrid to feature a back-illuminated sensor that packs a 20.8Mp resolution for stills, as well as 4K capture for video. With impressive looking performance specs too, is the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/1-J5" target="_blank">Nikon 1 J5</a> a serious contender for the mid range hybrid market?</p> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:01 GMT Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II sensor review: New features, but same sensor resolution http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5-Mark-II-sensor-review-New-features-but-same-sensor-resolution#7898 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-mark-ii-sensor-review-new-features-but-same-sensor-resolution/114920-1-eng-US/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5-Mark-II-sensor-review-New-features-but-same-sensor-resolution_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Olympus’s latest mirrorless hybrid offering, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Olympus/OM-D-E-M5-Mark-II" target="_blank">OM-D E-M5 Mark II</a>, is an updated version of their original and hugely successful <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Olympus/OM-D-E-M5" target="_blank">E-M5</a>. Boasting a new weather-resistant shell and improvements to its handling and performance capabilities, the latest model sticks with the same resolution 16Mp four-thirds sensor as its predecessor. With the lab tests just in, let’s see how the Sensor Scores for the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Olympus/OM-D-E-M5-Mark-II" target="_blank">OM-D E-M5 Mark II</a> stack up against the competition.&nbsp;</p> 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>