Latest Reviews, Previews and Lens Recommendations from DxOMark http://www.dxomark.com DxO has extensively analyzed the image and video quality of over 9,000 cameras, lenses and mobile phones. These analyses are used by top camera manufacturers, media and help power DxO software. DxOMark provides free public access to these results to help guide your camera and lens decisions. en-US http://cdn.dxomark.com/bundles/dxomarkpublicsite/image/logo/logo-meta.png Nikon D5 sensor review: A worthy successor <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/nikon-d5-sensor-review-a-worthy-successor/148004-1-eng-US/Nikon-D5-sensor-review-A-worthy-successor_large.jpg"> <br> As the eagerly-awaited successor to the 16-Mpix D4s, the new Nikon D5 boasts an all-new 20.8-Mpix full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO up to 3.28M (yes, million), 12 fps continuous shooting, a new 153-point AF system, and 4K (UHD) video capabilities. Read on to find out how well the Nikon D5 performs. http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Nikon-D5-sensor-review-A-worthy-successor DxOMark Tuesday 24 May 2016 18:00:00 GMT Carl Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sony FE: Creative contender <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/drafts/carl-zeiss-batis-85mm-f-1.8-sony-fe-creative-contender/146729-1-eng-US/Carl-Zeiss-Batis-85mm-f-1.8-Sony-FE-Creative-contender_large.jpg"> <br> Carl Zeiss’s latest range of Batis lenses has 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 new lenses released in the Zeiss Batis lineup are the 25mm f/2 wide-angle prime and 85mm f/1.8 short telephoto prime. http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Carl-Zeiss-Batis-85mm-f-1.8-Sony-FE-Creative-contender DxOMark Friday 20 May 2016 18:00:00 GMT Tokina wide-angle zoom lens review: Interesting third-party wides <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/drafts/tokina-wide-angle-zoom-lens-review-interesting-third-party-wides/146990-2-eng-US/Tokina-wide-angle-zoom-lens-review-Interesting-third-party-wides_large.jpg"> <br> A wide-angle is a must-have lens for landscape and architectural photographers, with a versatile wide-angle zoom often favored by those shooting press, weddings, events, or street photography. That there are different DSLR sensor sizes (35mm full-frame or cropped APS-C) means that it’s important to buy a lens designed specifically for each format. This is especially true for wide-angle zoom lenses, because although a full-frame format wide-angle will still work on APS-C, the crop means it’s not really wide-angle.   http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Tokina-wide-angle-zoom-lens-review-Interesting-third-party-wides DxOMark Thursday 19 May 2016 18:00:00 GMT Motorola Moto G Plus Mobile review: a very capable camera <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/drafts/motorola-moto-g-plus-mobile-review-a-very-capable-camera/147834-1-eng-US/Motorola-Moto-G-Plus-Mobile-review-a-very-capable-camera_large.jpg"> <br> With encouraging photography results for a mid-range smartphone, the Motorola Moto G Plus boasts a very respectable DxOMark Mobile overall score of 84 points. Offering a 16Mp 1/2.4”-type sensor for high-quality images, together with a good array of additional photo features, Motorola is positioning its latest device for mass market appeal. http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Motorola-Moto-G-Plus-Mobile-review-a-very-capable-camera DxOMark Tuesday 17 May 2016 18:00:00 GMT Xiaomi Mi 5 Mobile review: Better in bright light <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/mobiles/xiaomi-mi-5-mobile-review-better-in-bright-light/147672-1-eng-US/Xiaomi-Mi-5-Mobile-review-Better-in-bright-light_large.jpg"> <br> Achieving an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 79 points, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is a reliable option for a smartphone for photography, particularly in outdoor and bright-light conditions. Our industry-standard mobile tests analyzed the image quality of both still photos and video footage to determine individual Photo and Video sub-scores.  http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Xiaomi-Mi-5-Mobile-review-Better-in-bright-light DxOMark Wednesday 11 May 2016 18:00:00 GMT Nextbit Robin Mobile review: Nice results from integrated cloud device <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/mobiles/nextbit-robin-mobile-review-nice-results-from-integrated-cloud-device/147290-3-eng-US/Nextbit-Robin-Mobile-review-Nice-results-from-integrated-cloud-device_large.jpg"> <br> 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. http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Nextbit-Robin-Mobile-review-Nice-results-from-integrated-cloud-device DxOMark Tuesday 19 April 2016 18:00:00 GMT HTC 10 camera overview: A great all-rounder for stills and video <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/mobiles/htc-10-camera-overview-a-great-all-rounder-for-stills-and-video/147347-21-eng-US/HTC-10-camera-overview-A-great-all-rounder-for-stills-and-video_large.jpg"> <br> 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. http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/HTC-10-camera-overview-A-great-all-rounder-for-stills-and-video DxOMark Tuesday 12 April 2016 18:00:00 GMT Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Mobile Review: A new champion <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/mobiles/samsung-galaxy-s7-edge-mobile-review-a-new-champion/146896-6-eng-US/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-edge-Mobile-Review-A-new-champion_large.jpg"> <br> 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.  http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-edge-Mobile-Review-A-new-champion DxOMark Friday 18 March 2016 18:00:00 GMT Carl Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Sony FE: Optically outstanding <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/drafts/carl-zeiss-batis-25mm-f-2-sony-fe-optically-outstanding/146220-1-eng-US/Carl-Zeiss-Batis-25mm-f-2-Sony-FE-Optically-outstanding_large.jpg"> <br> 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. http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Carl-Zeiss-Batis-25mm-f-2-Sony-FE-Optically-outstanding DxOMark Thursday 25 February 2016 18:00:00 GMT Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 review: Compact, yet outstanding optical performance <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/drafts/zeiss-loxia-2.8-21-review-compact-yet-outstanding-optical-performance/146039-1-eng-US/Zeiss-Loxia-2.8-21-review-Compact-yet-outstanding-optical-performance_large.jpg"> <br> 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. http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Zeiss-Loxia-2.8-21-review-Compact-yet-outstanding-optical-performance DxOMark Monday 22 February 2016 18:00:00 GMT