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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II sensor test: New class leader

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With an all-new 20.2-Mpix full-frame CMOS sensor featuring dual DIGIC 6 processors, a native ISO range up to 51,200, and continuous shooting at up to 14fps, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is the latest ...

Sony A6300 sensor test: Sony’s best APS-C sensor to date

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As the current flagship model in the range of Sony’s APS-C format mirrorless cameras, the Sony A6300 is fitted with a newly-developed 24-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor and BIONZ XTM processor. With a native ISO ...

Nikon D500 sensor test: Performance redefined

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With an all-new 20.9-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor achieving a native ISO up to 51200, and capable of 10 fps in RAW with a 200-shot buffer, the D500 is the latest semipro-oriented crop camera model from ...

Canon EOS 80D sensor test: Dynamic performer

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With an all-new 24.2Mpix APS CMOS sensor, a 45-point all cross-type viewfinder for stills, and a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for live view or when recording video, the Canon EOS 80D is the ...

Nikon D5 sensor test: A worthy successor

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As the eagerly-awaited successor to the 16-Mpix D4s, the new Nikon D5 boasts an all-new 20.8-Mpix full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO up to 3.28M (yes, million), 12 fps continuous shooting, a new 153-point AF ...

Ricoh GR II sensor test: Modest update

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As a high-end compact with the focus on portability and high image quality, the original Ricoh GR was a highly-regarded model. Adding Wi-Fi connectivity, improved buffering, and extended battery life to the original’s GR ...

Canon PowerShot G9 X sensor test: Attractive all-rounder

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Canon’s G series of enthusiast compacts are some of the best-known and most enduring range of digital cameras, though inevitably over the years they’ve undergone some fundamental changes. — Not the least is the ...

Leica SL sensor test: Best-performing Leica to date

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The Leica SL was predicted in some quarters but was a surprise for others. As a mirrorless camera, it marks a move away for the company from the use of the rangefinder or an ...

EOS M10 Review: Updated mid-range Canon hybrid

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Launched in October 2015, the Canon EOS M10 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (hybrid) featuring an 18Mp APS-C sensor. Replacing its predecessor, the EOS M2, the new EOS M10 sits behind the higher-resolution ...

Leica Q sensor test: Leica’s best low-light camera

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The Leica Q borrows heavily from the Leica rangefinder form, yet dispenses with tradition by adopting a fixed 28mm Summilux lens developed especially for a new full-frame 24-Mpix CMOS sensor, and features the highest-resolution ...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II sensor test: Take two

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The Sony RX1R II is the successor to the popular RX1 and RX1R premium compacts. It inherits the same 35mm f2 Zeiss Sonnar lens, but features the 42-Mpix sensor of the Sony A7R II ...

Sony A7s II sensor test: Low-light performance redefined

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The new Sony A7S II is the upgrade to the A7S and offers ultra-high sensitivity up to ISO409600 and 5-axis stabilization in what promises to be an impressive available-light camera. In addition, the A7S ...

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II sensor test: Solid performer

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This camera is the follow-up to the EM-10 from 2014 and features a similar 16-Mpix Live MOS sensor, but gains a similar (but not identical) 5-axis body stabilization system that helped make the upper-level ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Review: Top-ranking Four-Thirds sensor

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Launched in July 2015, the $1,198 GX8 is Panasonic’s latest Micro-Four-Thirds mirrorless hybrid camera. Announced as an update to its predecessor, the GX7, the GX8 becomes the highest-resolution Micro-Four-Thirds offering in the Panasonic lineup, ...

Samsung NX500 sensor test: New leader for hybrid APS-C sensor image quality

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Packing a 28.2Mp BSI CMOS sensor, the Samsung NX500 is one of the highest-resolution APS-C hybrids cameras currently available. Wasting no time after posting scores for its sister model, the NX1, our latest review ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 sensor test: Few pixels equals better dynamics?

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With a 24-720mm equivalent zoom and built-in electronic finder housed in a pocket-friendly body, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 occupies what manufacturers call the “travel zoom” compact category. At first sight these models look promising, ...

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II sensor test: Stacked to the limit?

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As you might expect, the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II is the update to the original RX10 introduced in late 2013, and features a new 20-Mpix “stacked” one-inch type BSI-CMOS along with the familiar body ...

Canon PowerShot G3 X sensor test: Solid performer

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Canon’s latest addition to the G-series of premium compacts adds an enormous 25x optical zoom (equivalent to 24-600mm) in front of a one-inch-type 20.2-Mpix back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Read on to find out how well ...

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