News from www.dxomark.comhttp://www.dxomark.comen-US Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:01 GMT Best lenses for the Nikon D810: Exceptionally high sharpness and detail but no advance over D800E http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Best-lenses-for-the-Nikon-D810-Exceptionally-high-sharpness-and-detail-but-no-advance-over-D800E#7267 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/best-lenses-for-the-nikon-d810-exceptionally-high-sharpness-and-detail-but-no-advance-over-d800e/110301-1-eng-US/Best-lenses-for-the-Nikon-D810-Exceptionally-high-sharpness-and-detail-but-no-advance-over-D800E_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Nikon’s mid-term refresh of the firm’s hugely popular <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D800" target="_blank">D800</a> and <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D800E" target="_blank">D800E</a> models resulted in a single model, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D810" target="_blank">D810</a>. Like the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Nikon/D800E" target="_blank">D800E</a> it aims to maximize the resolution of the full-frame 36-Mpix CMOS sensor and omits a modified AA filter completely. We’ve analyzed the image quality of over 100 different lenses mounted to the new camera to discover how well this new model performs.</p> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:01 GMT Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM lens review: Can Canon’s budget wide-angle zoom compete with pricier offerings? http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-10-18mm-f4.5-5.6-IS-STM-lens-review-Can-Canon-s-budget-wide-angle-zoom-compete-with-pricier-offerings#7252 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-ef-s-10-18mm-f4.5-5.6-is-stm-lens-review-can-canon-s-budget-wide-angle-zoom-compete-with-pricier-offerings/110204-1-eng-US/Canon-EF-S-10-18mm-f4.5-5.6-IS-STM-lens-review-Can-Canon-s-budget-wide-angle-zoom-compete-with-pricier-offerings_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Canon has introduced an accessibly priced stabilized ultra wide-angle zoom complete with a stepper motor that should appeal to stills photographers and budding movie-makers alike.&nbsp; Read on to see how well this new model performs.</p> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:01 GMT Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus overview: Bigger & Better http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Apple-iPhone-6-and-6-Plus-overview-Bigger-Better#7216 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/mobiles/apple-iphone-6-and-6-plus-overview-bigger-better/110004-1-eng-US/Apple-iPhone-6-and-6-Plus-overview-Bigger-Better_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Packing a new 8Mp sensor, the recently released iPhone 6 ranks 1<sup>st</sup> for overall image quality in the DxOMark Mobile database.</p><p>As promised in our initial <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Apple-iPhone-6-and-6-Plus-review-Bigger-and-better.-Apple-set-gold-standard-for-smartphone-image-quality" target="_blank">review</a>, this follow-up article provides further in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of Apple’s latest device. With head-to-head comparisons with the main Smartphone competition from the Samsung GS5, the Sony Xperia Z3, and the Nokia Lumia 1020, we look in detail at the pros and cons of each device when it comes to photography.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review: Bigger and better. Apple set gold standard for smartphone image quality http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Apple-iPhone-6-and-6-Plus-review-Bigger-and-better.-Apple-set-gold-standard-for-smartphone-image-quality#7174 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/mobiles/apple-iphone-6-and-6-plus-review-bigger-and-better.-apple-set-gold-standard-for-smartphone-image-quality/109545-1-eng-US/Apple-iPhone-6-and-6-Plus-review-Bigger-and-better.-Apple-set-gold-standard-for-smartphone-image-quality_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Apple’s iPhone have always done well in our mobile rankings for image quality, and the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sound intriguing for their large size and Retina HD displays, and new 8-Mpix sensor which is optically stabilized on the 6 Plus. Read on to see how well the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus perform using our usual industry-standard tests.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Canon G7 X Preview: Premium compact with a 1” sensor http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-G7-X-Preview-Premium-compact-with-a-1-sensor#7177 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-g7-x-preview-premium-compact-with-a-1-sensor/109569-1-eng-US/Canon-G7-X-Preview-Premium-compact-with-a-1-sensor_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Bolstering its range of high-end compact cameras Canon has announced the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Canon/PowerShot-G7-X" target="_blank">Canon G7 X</a>. The first Canon compact to feature a 1” type sensor, Canon claim this is their most <i>‘powerful pocketable Powershot to date’</i> and boasts a 20.2Mp resolution, bright f/1.8-2.8 lens and customisable lens control ring.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT New full frame and APS-C glass from Sigma http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/New-full-frame-and-APS-C-glass-from-Sigma#7178 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/new-full-frame-and-aps-c-glass-from-sigma/109601-1-eng-US/New-full-frame-and-APS-C-glass-from-Sigma_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Bolstering its range of 3<sup>rd</sup> party optics for both enthusiasts and professionals, Sigma has launched two new superzoom lenses. For enthusiasts the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/Sigma-18-300mm-F35-63-DC-MACRO-OS-HSM-C-Nikon" target="_blank">18-300mm DC</a> is designed exclusively for APS-C cameras and is available in Sigma, Nikon and Canon mounts, with Sony &amp; Pentax expected to follow soon. The full frame <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/Sigma-150-600mm-F5-63-DG-OS-HSM-C-Nikon" target="_blank">150-600mm DG</a> comes in 2 versions, which vary in size and build for different markets.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Leica C sensor review: Small sensor struggles in low light http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Leica-C-sensor-review-Small-sensor-struggles-in-low-light#7136 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/leica-c-sensor-review-small-sensor-struggles-in-low-light/109167-1-eng-US/Leica-C-sensor-review-Small-sensor-struggles-in-low-light_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Aimed at discerning enthusiasts, the diminutive <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Leica/C" target="_blank">Leica C</a> size boasts a stabilized 28-200mm equivalent f2.0-5.9 zoom, 12-Mpix 1/1.7in type back-illuminated MOS sensor and built-in 200k-dot EVF. Read on to find out how this camera performs.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Preview: Optically improved 400mm super telephoto prime from Canon http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-400mm-f-4-DO-IS-II-USM-Preview-Optically-improved-400mm-super-telephoto-prime-from-Canon#7154 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-ef-400mm-f-4-do-is-ii-usm-preview-optically-improved-400mm-super-telephoto-prime-from-canon/109281-2-eng-US/Canon-EF-400mm-f-4-DO-IS-II-USM-Preview-Optically-improved-400mm-super-telephoto-prime-from-Canon_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Canon has unveiled an updated super telephoto 400mm prime with new lens elements for improved optical performance. Designed for the professional wildlife or sports photographer, or enthusiasts with very deep pockets, the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Canon/Canon-EF-400mm-F4-DO-IS-II-USM" target="_blank">Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM</a> costs around $6,900 and weighs in at 2100g.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Preview: ‘Pancake’ wide-angle prime for Canon EF-S http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-24mm-f-2.8-STM-Preview-Pancake-wide-angle-prime-for-Canon-EF-S#7156 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-ef-s-24mm-f-2.8-stm-preview-pancake-wide-angle-prime-for-canon-ef-s/109243-1-eng-US/Canon-EF-S-24mm-f-2.8-STM-Preview-Pancake-wide-angle-prime-for-Canon-EF-S_small.jpg"> <p> <p>While probably one of the smallest lenses announced this week at Photokina, if you’re after a lightweight EF-S wide-angle it’ll be big news. Ideal for unobtrusive street shots, landscape shooters wanting to travel light, the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Canon/Canon-EF-S-24mm-F28-STM" target="_blank">Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM</a> is the slimmest and lightest EF-S lens available.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:01 GMT Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Preview: New ‘budget’ standard zoom for Canon full frame http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-STM-Preview-New-budget-standard-zoom-for-Canon-full-frame#7164 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-ef-24-105mm-f-3.5-5.6-is-stm-preview-new-budget-standard-zoom-for-canon-full-frame/109393-1-eng-US/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f-3.5-5.6-IS-STM-Preview-New-budget-standard-zoom-for-Canon-full-frame_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Canon has announced a new 24-105mm standard zoom lens for its full frame DSLRs. Offering a versatile wide-angle through to short telephoto focal length 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> also features image stabilisation (IS) and a stepping autofocus motor (STM).&nbsp;</p>