News from www.dxomark.comhttp://www.dxomark.comen-US } Tuesday 23 June 2015 00:00:01 GMT Sony Xperia Z3+ review: Improved rankings for latest iteration /Mobiles/Sony-Xperia-Z3-Plus-review-Improved-rankings-for-latest-iteration#8302 <img src=""> <p><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <section xmlns:image="" xmlns:xhtml="" xmlns:custom=""><paragraph>Adopting the same 5.2-inch HD (1080 x1920 pixel) screen and similar if slightly lighter and slimmer aluminum chassis, the waterproof Sony Xperia Z3+ Android-based smartphone boasts a more powerful 64-bit Octa-core Snapdragon processor and an improved front-facing camera, but the spec of the rear 20-Mpix camera looks unchanged. However, in our industry standard tests consisting of real-world use and lab tests, it notches up some impressive results, proving that you can’t judge performance from spec-sheets alone.</paragraph></section> Thursday 18 June 2015 00:00:01 GMT DxO ONE review: The Science Behind the Score /Reviews/DxO-ONE-review-The-Science-Behind-the-Score#8225 <img src=""> <p><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <section xmlns:image="" xmlns:xhtml="" xmlns:custom=""><paragraph>DxO, the same company behind DxOMark, has introduced <link target="_blank" node_id="8258">DxO ONE</link>, a new pocket-sized connected camera designed to capture images with a quality and caliber previously unobtainable in a one-inch sensor camera. The <link target="_blank" node_id="8258">DxO ONE</link> camera’s score of up to 85 puts it on par with many DSLR cameras, such as the <link target="_blank" node_id="7802">Nikon D7200</link> and the <link target="_blank" node_id="6387">Sony A7S</link> (both with a score of 87), and is well above such Canon DSLRs as the <link target="_blank" node_id="2722">EOS 5D Mark III</link> (81) and the <link target="_blank" node_id="7103">7D Mark II</link> (70). This score also places it in third among compact cameras, just behind the full-frame <link target="_blank" node_id="2984">Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1</link> and the <link target="_blank" node_id="4321">DSC-RX1R</link>, which score 93 and 91, respectively.</paragraph></section> Thursday 28 May 2015 00:00:01 GMT Sony FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS lens review: Sony superzoom that does it all /Reviews/Sony-FE-24-240mm-f3.5-6.3-OSS-lens-review-Sony-superzoom-that-does-it-all#8123 <img src=""> <p><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <section xmlns:image="" xmlns:xhtml="" xmlns:custom=""><paragraph>Concluding our roundup of test results for the latest Sony FE-mount lenses, we take a look at the FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS. A superzoom option that offers wide-angle through to long telephoto in a single lens, the FE 24-240mm is a versatile option for those occasions when changing lenses is going to be a pain. Good DxOMark scores are rare for superzooms, though, so let’s see how the Sony does.</paragraph></section> Friday 22 May 2015 00:00:01 GMT HTC One M9 Review: M8's successor on DxOMark /Mobiles/HTC-One-M9-Review-M8-s-successor-on-DxOMark#8147 <img src=""> <p><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <section xmlns:image="" xmlns:xhtml="" xmlns:custom=""><paragraph>Announced in March 2015, the One M9 is the latest update for the HTC One series, replacing the highly-respected One M8. It’s more evolutionary than revolutionary, though, with a design that looks very much like its predecessor. It does feature an updated camera module with a 20 megapixel resolution, so we’d hoped for an improved showing in our industry standard lab tests.</paragraph><paragraph>However, the One M9 achieved the same DxOMark Mobile score as the M8, putting it outside the top 20 in the rankings....</paragraph></section> Monday 11 May 2015 00:00:01 GMT Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f1.4 ZA lens review: Razor-sharp German precision /Reviews/Sony-Carl-Zeiss-Distagon-T-FE-35mm-f1.4-ZA-lens-review-Razor-sharp-German-precision#8110 <img src=""> <p><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <section xmlns:image="" xmlns:xhtml="" xmlns:custom=""><paragraph>We continue our optical analysis of Sony’s latest FE-mount lenses, this time examining the performance of the $1598 Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA. A professional-grade “fast” aperture wide-angle prime, the new lens is specifically designed for use on <link target="_blank" node_id="5047">Sony A7</link> hybrid cameras. Including three aspherical lens elements and Zeiss T* coatings for enhanced image quality, let's hope for great results as we run though our industry standard tests.</paragraph></section> Thursday 30 April 2015 00:00:01 GMT Sony FE 28mm F2 lens review: Wide-angle prime with top results /Reviews/Sony-FE-28mm-F2-lens-review-Wide-angle-prime-with-top-results#8071 <img src=""> <p><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <section xmlns:image="" xmlns:xhtml="" xmlns:custom=""><paragraph>Last month’s launch of six new FE mount lenses is great news for Sony enthusiasts shooting with A7 cameras. With only a modest number of FE lenses available until now, the new lenses — including two wide-angle primes, two ultra-wide angle converters, a close-focus macro and versatile superzoom — open up more possibilities on Sony full-frame hybrids. They’ve kept us busy in the lab, too, and the scores are in and verified for the FE 28mm F2.</paragraph></section> Monday 27 April 2015 00:00:01 GMT Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: Top-ranking Smartphone has the Edge /Mobiles/Samsung-Galaxy-S6-Edge-review-Top-ranking-Smartphone-has-the-Edge#8022 <img src=""> <p><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <section xmlns:image="" xmlns:xhtml="" xmlns:custom=""><paragraph>Achieving outstanding scores in DxOMark Mobile industry standard tests, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge becomes the new top-ranked device in our database. In fact, Samsung now occupies the top two spots for Mobile image quality with the Galaxy Note 4 also posting impressive results. We are publishing both the S6 Edge and Note 4 results simultaneously, so let’s start by analyzing the photographic strengths of Samsung’s flagship Smartphone.</paragraph></section> Monday 27 April 2015 00:00:01 GMT Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: Hitting the right Note for image quality /Mobiles/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-4-review-Hitting-the-right-Note-for-image-quality#8047 <img src=""> <p><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <section xmlns:image="" xmlns:xhtml="" xmlns:custom=""><paragraph>Released back in September, 2014 the Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung’s Mobile/Tablet hybrid for consumers who can’t decide between the two. Physically bigger and with a larger screen than the S6 Edge, the Galaxy Note 4 features the same 2560x1440px resolution and 16Mp rear camera as its smartphone sibling. Notching up impressive stats in our industry-standard image quality tests, the Galaxy Note 4 a serious contender for mobile shooters.</paragraph></section> Tuesday 21 April 2015 00:00:01 GMT Samsung NX1 review: Hail the new king of APS-C hybrids! /Reviews/Samsung-NX1-review-Hail-the-new-king-of-APS-C-hybrids#8005 <img src=""> <p><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <section xmlns:image="" xmlns:xhtml="" xmlns:custom=""><paragraph>Packing a 28.2Mp APS-C sensor, 4K-video and 15fps burst shooting, the new <link target="_blank" node_id="7094">Samsung NX1</link> is hot news on the hybrid scene. For a full overview of features and specifications, check out our <link target="_blank" url="/Reviews/Samsung-NX1-Preview-Samsung-up-the-stakes-in-the-hybrid-APS-C-game">NX1 Preview</link>. And now with the NX1’s sensor measurements in and verified, let’s see what Samsung’s latest NX hybrid camera has to offer.</paragraph></section> Wednesday 15 April 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 /Reviews/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-STM-lens-review-Affordable-EF-all-rounder-holds-its-own#7972 <img src=""> <p><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <section xmlns:image="" xmlns:xhtml="" xmlns:custom=""><paragraph>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 <link target="_blank" node_id="7101">Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM</link> 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.</paragraph></section>