News from www.dxomark.comhttp://www.dxomark.comen-US Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:01 GMT Sony A7II sensor review: Mighty mirrorless http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-A7II-sensor-review-Mighty-mirrorless#7576 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/sony-a7ii-sensor-review-mighty-mirrorless/112369-3-eng-US/Sony-a7II-sensor-review-Mighty-mirrorless_small.png"> <p> <p>Sony has updated its original <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7" target="_blank">A7</a> full frame mirrorless hybridcamerain the form of the cunningly named Sony <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7-II" target="_blank">A7II</a><b>. </b>Despite a number of feature and build quality enhancements, this latest incarnation continues to utilise the same 24.2Mp resolution sensor as its predecessor. With the test results just in from the lab, let’s see how the new Sony <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7-II" target="_blank">A7II</a> ranks in the DxOMark Sensor Scores database.</p> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:01 GMT Nikon D5500 Preview: First Nikon DX format DSLR with a touch screen LCD http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Nikon-D5500-Preview-First-Nikon-DX-format-DSLR-with-a-touch-screen-LCD#7565 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/nikon-d5500-preview-first-nikon-dx-format-dslr-with-a-touch-screen-lcd/112237-1-eng-US/Nikon-D5500-Preview-First-Nikon-DX-format-DSLR-with-a-touch-screen-LCD_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Expanding its line-up of DX format DSLRs featuring an APS-C sensor, Nikon today unveils the new D5500 DSLR. The first Nikon DX format DSLR to boast a touch screen LCD, the new Nikon D5500 also features a 24.2Mp resolution sensor with its Optical Low Pass Filter removed. Let's take a look at the rest of the specs to see what else is on offer.</p> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:01 GMT Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Preview: Small & light-weight Nikon telephoto prime http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Nikon-AF-S-300mm-f-4E-PF-ED-VR-Preview-Small-light-weight-Nikon-telephoto-prime#7571 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/nikon-af-s-300mm-f-4e-pf-ed-vr-preview-small-light-weight-nikon-telephoto-prime/112297-1-eng-US/Nikon-AF-S-300mm-f-4E-PF-ED-VR-Preview-Small-light-weight-Nikon-telephoto-prime_small.jpg"> <p> <p>With a strap line of <i>‘Fill your frame, not your bag’</i> Nikon has launched a small and portable F-mount <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Nikon/Nikon-AF-S-NIKKOR-300mm-F4E-PF-ED-VR" target="_blank">300mm telephoto lens</a> for sports and wildlife photographers. Boasting a new ‘Phase Fresnel’ element, Nikon claim they’ve effectively reduced the bulk and weight of this latest telephoto prime without degrading image quality. Let’s take a closer look.</p> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:01 GMT Nikon AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Preview: Compact telephoto zoom for Nikon DX shooters http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Nikon-AF-S-55-200mm-f-4-5.6G-ED-VR-II-Preview-Compact-telephoto-zoom-for-Nikon-DX-shooters#7574 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/nikon-af-s-55-200mm-f-4-5.6g-ed-vr-ii-preview-compact-telephoto-zoom-for-nikon-dx-shooters/112333-1-eng-US/Nikon-AF-S-55-200mm-f-4-5.6G-ED-VR-II-Preview-Compact-telephoto-zoom-for-Nikon-DX-shooters_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Nikon has announced an updated version of their DX format telephoto zoom with Vibration Reduction (VR). Perfect for Nikon APS-C shooters looking for a second lens to get closer to the action, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Nikon/Nikon-AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-55-200mm-F4-56G-ED-VR-II" target="_blank">new AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II</a> offers an equivalent 82.5-300mm focal length and Silent Wave Motor for quick and quiet autofocus.</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 sensor review: Potent point-and-shoot http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX100-sensor-review-Potent-point-and-shoot#7526 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100-sensor-review-potent-point-and-shoot/111957-1-eng-US/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX100-sensor-review-Potent-point-and-shoot_small.jpg"> <p> <p>Panasonic’s latest iteration of the LX series premium compact eschews the usual 1/1.7-inch sensor for the larger Micro-Four-Thirds type found the firm’s mirrorless models. It also has a Leica 24-75mm f1.7-2.8 zoom, a traditional rangefinder style top plate with EVF, a hot shoe, and manual mechanical controls. Read on to see how well this intriguing new model performs.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Best lenses for the Sony A6000: Primes and Zooms http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Best-lenses-for-the-Sony-A6000-Primes-and-Zooms#7539 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/best-lenses-for-the-sony-a6000-primes-and-zooms/112049-1-eng-US/Best-lenses-for-the-Sony-A6000-Primes-and-Zooms_small.jpg"> <p> <p>We’ve tested the image quality of the 24-Mpix <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A6000" target="_blank">Sony A6000</a> with over 23 zoom and prime lenses. Read on to find out which of those models perform best with Sony’s current top-of-the-line APS-C mirrorless model.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Sony a7 II Preview: 5-axis image stabilisation for full frame Sony a7 II hybrid http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-a7-II-Preview-5-axis-image-stabilisation-for-full-frame-Sony-a7-II-hybrid#7550 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/sony-a7-ii-preview-5-axis-image-stabilisation-for-full-frame-sony-a7-ii-hybrid/112123-2-eng-US/Sony-a7-II-Preview-5-axis-image-stabilisation-for-full-frame-Sony-a7-II-hybrid_small.jpg"> <p> <p>A year on from launching the world's first full frame hybrid camera Sony have unveiled its successor, the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7-II" target="_blank">a7 II</a>. Claiming another world first the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7-II" target="_blank">Sony a7 II</a> is the first full frame interchangeable lens camera to feature a 5-axis image stabilisation system. But what else is new? We trawl through the new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Sony/A7-II" target="_blank">Sony a7 II</a> spec sheet to find out.</p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Panasonic DMC-GM5 sensor review: Updated model with built-in electronic viewfinder and hotshoe http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Panasonic-DMC-GM5-sensor-review-Updated-model-with-built-in-electronic-viewfinder-and-hotshoe#7492 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/panasonic-dmc-gm5-sensor-review-updated-model-with-built-in-electronic-viewfinder-and-hotshoe/111757-1-eng-US/Panasonic-DMC-GM5-sensor-review-Updated-model-with-built-in-electronic-viewfinder-and-hotshoe_small.jpg"> <p> <p>The new <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM5" target="_blank">Panasonic GM5</a> sits alongside the existing <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM1" target="_blank">GM1</a> as Panasonic’s ultra compact hybrid camera and features a 16Mp FourThirds CMOS sensor. The introduction of the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM5" target="_blank">GM5</a> offers consumers a super small hybrid with the addition of a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) and hotshoe, which were absent on the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM1" target="_blank">GM1</a>. With price tags of $898 for the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM5" target="_blank">GM5</a> and $747 for the <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Panasonic/Lumix-DMC-GM1" target="_blank">GM1</a>, is the latest model worth the extra money? Let’s take a look at the sensor scores to find out.</p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Google Nexus 6: Google's latest handset storms in to the DxOMark Mobile top 10 http://www.dxomark.com/Phones/Google-Nexus-6-Google-s-latest-handset-storms-in-to-the-DxOMark-Mobile-top-10#7435 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/phones/google-nexus-6-google-s-latest-handset-storms-in-to-the-dxomark-mobile-top-10/111439-15-eng-US/Google-Nexus-6-Google-s-latest-handset-storms-in-to-the-DxOMark-Mobile-top-10_small.png"> <p> <p>Google has launched the 6<sup>th</sup> generation of its Nexus smart phone featuring a massive 6-inch AMOLED display and whopping 2560x1440-pixel QHD resolution.</p><p>Powered by a quadcore 2.7GHz processor and Snapdragon 805 chipset, the Nexus 6 runs the latest version of Google’s Android operating system (5.0 Lollipop), and features a 13Mp rear-facing camera (2Mp front) with dual LED flash, a f/2 lens, autofocus, image stabilization and a HDR+ mode. We put the Nexus 6 through the DxOMark Mobile image quality tests to see how it performs.</p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:01 GMT Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens review: Updated EF-S telephoto zoom no improvement on predecessor http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-S-55-250mm-f-4-5.6-IS-STM-lens-review-Updated-EF-S-telephoto-zoom-no-improvement-on-predecessor#7430 <img src="http://cdn.dxomark.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/reviews/canon-ef-s-55-250mm-f-4-5.6-is-stm-lens-review-updated-ef-s-telephoto-zoom-no-improvement-on-predecessor/111391-1-eng-US/Canon-EF-S-55-250mm-f-4-5.6-IS-STM-lens-review-Updated-EF-S-telephoto-zoom-no-improvement-on-predecessor_small.jpg"> <p> <p>The <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Canon/Canon-EF-S-55-250mm-F4-56-IS-STM" target="_blank">Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM</a> is a telephoto zoom designed for use on Canon DSLRs featuring an APS-C sensor. A versatile 2<sup>nd</sup> lens to complement the standard 18-55mm kit lens, it offers an equivalent 80-400mm focal length to get closer to the action and 3.5 stops of image stabilisation. With its DxOMark scores in, lets look at its strengths and weakness and consider some of the other options available.</p>