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Sony SLT Alpha 99 test: New full-frame sensor is Sony’s best yet

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The new Sony SLT Alpha 99, Sony’s first full-frame DSLR equivalent in three years, combines the company’s latest and greatest 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor with its SLT (Single Lens Translucent) technology to deliver impressive ...

Nikon 1 V2 test: Evolution, stasis or regression?

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Launched in October 2012, the Nikon 1 V2 is a not unexpected update to the Nikon 1 V1, which debuted in September 2011. The Nikon 1 Series cameras are hybrid cameras with interchangeable lenses. ...

Canon EOS 6D test: The best value for money in the EOS range?

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Adding a new line to the Canon EOS range, the EOS 6D is a fusion of the EOS 7D and the EOS 5D Mark III, that also includes some trickle down technology from the ...

Pentax K-5 IIs maintains the excellence of its sister model the K-5 II

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Announced in September 2012 along with the Pentax K-5 II, the Pentax K-5 IIs is an almost identical camera with the exception that its anti-aliasing filter, used on the K-5 II to minimise the ...

Canon PowerShot G15 test: Have Canon got the balance right?

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Canon’s PowerShot G15 is the latest iteration of the popular G-series compacts aimed at enthusiasts. It packs a number of refinements over its predecessor, not the least being a new f/1.8-2.8 high-speed zoom, larger, ...

Sony NEX-6 test – The logical CSC choice?

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Announced in September 2012, the Sony NEX-6 creates a new range in the Sony line-up. It sits between the flagship Sony NEX-7 and the mid-range Sony NEX-5R offering features and performance benefits to beginner ...

Pentax K5- II test: Showing the competition how it’s done

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Pentax’s new version of their very accomplished K-5 model manages to retain the top position in the Semi-Pro DSLR category against some very tough competition. Should we be disappointed that it fails to score ...

Olympus PEN E-PM2 test: Entry-level hybrid gets top-of-the-line sensor

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Introduced in mid September, the Olympus PEN E-PM2 is the second generation of Olympus’ entry-level Micro Four Thirds hybrid camera. It sports a newly updated design with a useful, fixed grip and a touch-screen ...

Olympus Pen E-PL5: Qualities of the OM-D E-M5

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With the Pen E-PL5, Olympus updates its range of micro 4:3 compact hybrids with redesigned ergonomics, upgraded electronics, and especially with the integration of the same 16Mpix LiveMos sensor found in the OM-D E-M5. ...

Canon Powershot S110 test

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Canon’s Powershot S110 in an update on its previous Powershot S100, there are some improvements in the styling and user interface and an increase in the maximum ISO, which should be welcome for users ...

Sony NEX 5-R: A new Sony NEX-5N?

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Announced at IFA 2012, Sony’s NEX-5R  is the third version of its very popular NEX-5 camera. This new model features a 16-megapixel APS-C EXMOR sensor composed of photosites that provide autofocusing by phase detection. ...

Nikon D5200 test: A move up

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The Nikon D5200 refurbishes the D5100 and moves upmarket by adopting a 24Mpix APS-C sensor and some of the elements that have been the joy of photographers equipped with a D7000: a 39-point autofocus ...

Canon EOS-1 DX: The best of Canon’s full-frame sensors

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By replacing two predecessors with the Canon EOS-1D X, its new flagship professional DSLR, Canon hopes to deliver both the top-notch image quality of the studio-oriented Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III and the superfast ...

Nikon 1 J2 test: All Quiet on the Eastern Front

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The Nikon 1 J2 retains many of the same characteristics of its older brother, the J1, including its 1", 10-Mpix CMOS sensor. Other than its new 3", 921,000-point screen, the new version of Nikon’s ...

CANON EOS 650D test: Strictly Status Quo

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Committed to retaining its sales lead in numerous countries, Canon views its new EOS 650D as a strategically important product. What improvements can we see with respect to its sensor, which Canon claims is ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC G5 test: New features and a new sensor

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Panasonic is adding its ninth model to its growing Lumix G-series lineup. In July, the Japanese electronics giant announced the Lumix DMC G5 would replace the Lumix DMC G3. Like its predecessor, the G5 ...

Sony NEX-F3 test

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The NEX-F3 is one of three Sony mirrorless camera models released in 2012, and it’s the company’s eighth since the launch of the NEX line in 2010. The NEX-F3 borrows heavily from higher-end models, ...

Olympus OM-D E-M5: The best of the micro 4:3 cameras

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Olympus caused a sensation when it revived the legendary OM line that had enjoyed its heyday in the silver halide era. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 successfully revisits the OM design in terms of its ...

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