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Leica M test: How does the new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor in Leica’s latest rangefinder perform?

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Announced at Photokina 2012 the new Leica M digital rangefinder camera is available for pre-order and expected to ship soon. Although the 4th rangefinder in the M range to feature a full frame sensor, ...

Fujifilm XF1 test: Stylish, creative controls and image quality amongst the best compacts

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Launched in September 2012 the Fujifilm XF1 is a fixed lens compact aimed at advanced enthusiasts after a pocket-sized second camera for holidays and photo day trips. Featuring customizable function buttons, creative exposure modes ...

Leica M9, M9-P and M-E Type 220 test – Ahead of the new Leica M we round up the DxOMark Scores of its predecessors

Leica enthusiasts are getting excited as the revered German manufacturer looks set to ship their new M Type 240 digital rangefinder very soon. Featuring a brand new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor, the latest model in ...

Pentax MX-1 test: High-end compact with retro appeal delivers competitive sensor performance

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Announced this January at CES 2013, the Pentax MX-1 is Pentax’s first foray into the relatively crowded field of high-end-compact cameras. With a 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch backlit CMOS sensor, the Pentax MX-1 competes directly with ...

Samsung NX20 test – A great performance among stiff competition

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The Samsung NX20 is a good ‘Hybrid’ APS-C camera, it is a pretty good APS-C camera, and actually it’s not a bad camera by any standards! Unfortunately for the Samsung it is surrounded by ...

Samsung NX200 test – A hybrid with purpose

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Launched in September 2011, the Samsung NX200 marks a significant point in the NX line because it features an all-new APS-C CMOS sensor with 20.3megapixels. Among the hybrid cameras, this is about as big ...

Nikon 1 S1 test: A new product line for the Nikon Hybrid system

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Launched in January 2013 the Nikon 1 S1 is a new product line in the Nikon 1 Hybrid Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens series. Targeted at advanced through to expert enthusiasts after a lightweight camera for ...

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS test: promising point and shoot or prospective pro-level camera?

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This year’s theme for high-end compacts is undoubtedly the switch over from CCD to BSI CMOS sensors, but maker’s are having to work hard to make the cameras attractive to those users who might ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 test – Expert Compact: Panasonic is back in competition

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Even though smartphones have eroded the sales of digital compacts at the lower-end of the market, the high-end models using relatively large 1/1.7-inch type sensors continue to be popular. The DMC-LX7 is Panasonic’s compact ...

Nikon 1 J3 test: A new midrange offering doesn’t shine

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Released just a month after being announced at CES 2013 alongside a new lower-end sibling (the Nikon 1 S1), the new Nikon 1 J3 now takes its place as the midrange model in Nikon’s ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 test

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Hybrid is a word used both positively and negatively, quite appropriate for the photographic industry. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 wears this badge: "Hybrid", a mix of system and compact. It has a range of ...

Pentax Q10 test – Is smaller better?

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Announced in September 2012, the Pentax Q10 is the second in the Pentax Q series and lays claim to being the smallest hybrid camera currently available, offering interchangeable lenses in a package barely larger ...

Nikon Coolpix P7700 test: Best Nikon compact camera

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Often in technology new models of existing products are disappointing, being motivated by the possibility of integrating new features which may not be overly useful. So when a manufacturer updates a good piece of ...

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200: Great specs for an all-in-one shooting solution

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Alongside a successful line of Mirrorless Hybrid cameras Panasonic continue to refresh their lineup of fixed lens Bridge cameras. Launched in July 2012 the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200 offers a 24x super zoom, 12fps continuous ...

Nikon D5200 test: New sensor and new leader

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After the introduction of the entry-level 24Mpix D3200 early last year it seemed inevitable that the rest of the firm’s APS-C (DX) range would be refreshed with the same sensor. While the gestation of ...

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS test: Not your average compact

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Looking at the specifications for Canon’s new PowerShot SX50 HS may leave you thinking that you have opened the pages of some futuristic fantasy: a compact camera with a zoom lens that covers a ...

Is the RX1 the compact photojournalists are waiting for?

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The new Sony RX1 offers discerning photographers the unique proposition of a full frame CMOS sensor and fixed 35mm f/2 prime lens in a compact shell. Perfect if you’re after great image quality without ...

Canon EOS M test: Canon finally joins the mirrorless party

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Canon was the last major maker to embrace the hybrid or ‘mirrorless’ camera market. As a somewhat sober debut, designed for those who are new to photography, the EOS M adopts an 18-megapixel APS-C ...

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