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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Review: pushing the limits?

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Following on from the unexpected buzz surrounding the original RX1 full-frame compact from Sony with its fixed focal length Zeiss 35mm f/2 lens, the firm has now introduced a follow up with a modified ...

Olympus PEN E-P5 test: Is it mightier than the rest?

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Following on from the enormous success of the OMD- E-M5, the firm has now upgraded its flagship PEN E-P model with a ‘5-axis’ stabilized 16-MPix MOS sensor. Read on to find out how well ...

Pentax K-50 test: attractive performance but is there any improvement on earlier iterations?

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Following on from the distinctive styling of the K-30, the new Pentax K-50 is a mid-range, sensitively priced DSLR featuring a tried-and-tested stabilized 16-MPix CMOS sensor with fine-tuned image processing and sensor sensitivity of ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 test: performance and pocketability?

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Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LF1 is new highly portable compact camera with a 28-200mm (equivalent) f/2.0-5.9 Leica-branded zoom sitting in front of a 12-Mpix back-illuminated 1/1.7inch type CMOS. It’s also the first of its type to ...

Samsung NX300 and NX210 camera tests: compact and well connected

Samsung is one of the few makers with the capability to supply sensors for its own mirrorless cameras. The Wi-FI enabled finder-less NX300 and NX210 are just two of such cameras from the consumer ...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II test: new back-illuminated sensor promises superior low-light performance

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Sony’s update to the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 includes provision for a optional EVF and a useful pull-out rear LCD, but the head line news is the inclusion of a newly developed back-illuminated Exmor R BSI-CMOS ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 test

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Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-G6 is the update to last year’s DMC-G5 MFT camera, the firm’s $750 mid-range EVF equipped model sitting above the entry-level finder-less DMC-GF6 yet beneath the mighty video-maker’s favorite DMC-GH3. The new ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC GF6 test: is WiFi and 16-Mpix sensor enough?

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Panasonic’s entry-level DMC GF6 sees a return to a more conventional control layout and adds several useful features including a touch-sensitive, tilting monitor and easy wireless connectivity with smart-phones via WiFi with NFC capability. ...

Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7 test: Diminutive size

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Canon’s lightest and smallest DSLR to date the EOS 100D (aka Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7) is unashamedly aimed at the entry-level market. However, boasting a 2nd-generation ‘Hybrid’ 18-Mpix CMOS sensor and many features ...

Ricoh GR test: A high performance compact camera

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Released in April 2013, the Ricoh GR goes by the tagline of “Everything is big, except the size”. It points clearly to the raison d’être of this camera – to be a compact model ...

Coolpix P330 test: Performance above its paygrade!

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Nikon’s new Coolpix P330 is a classy ‘compact camera’. It’s very average when it comes to mundane things like size and weight but it performs better than many much more expensive cameras and has ...

Canon EOS 700D/REBEL T5i/Kiss X7i test: New ‘EOS for Beginners’ flagship DSLR offers no improvement in sensor scores

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Replacing the 650D the 700D becomes the new flagship DSLR in their ‘EOS for Beginners’ range. Continuing to feature a 18-megapixel APS-C ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor, 100 - 25,600 ISO range, 5fps burst shooting and ...

Sony SLT Alpha 58 test

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Sony seems to have a liking for doing things differently to other makers: hybrid cameras with bigger sensors, compact cameras with serious, professional attitude and single lens reflex cameras with fixed, translucent mirrors. Its ...

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR test – A full-featured compact

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Launched in July 2012, the Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR is the latest in a line of cameras from Fuji, featuring an EXRCMOS sensor. Aimed at the upper end of the compact camera market, it offers ...

Sony NEX-3N test: Stylish replacement to NEX-F3

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Sony’s annual update to the NEX range has so far failed to deliver the expected high-end replacement to the NEX-7. However, Sony has added the promising NEX-6 and refrevshed the popular, entry-level NEX-F3 with ...

Nikon Coolpix A Sensor Review: Nikon’s first compact packing an APS-C sensor

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Launched in March 2013 the $1097 Coolpix A is Nikon’s first compact camera with an APC-S sensor and features the same 16.2-megapixel DX sensor from Nikon’s D7000 DSLR but with its optical low-pass filter ...

Samsung EX2F test – Is F1.4 and WiFi enough?

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In the compact camera market manufacturers will go a long way to make their product stand out: Carl Zeiss or Leica lenses for instance offer a certain cachet. The Samsung EX2F has several features ...

Nikon D7100 test: Update to popular DSLR drops anti-alias filter for sharper images

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Although the new Nikon D7100 looks fairly similar to its predecessor (the popular Nikon D7000), Nikon has made some significant changes under the hood that belie the surface similarity. The D7100 not only includes ...

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