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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 test: The definitive bridge camera?

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Following the firm’s successful RX100 II model Sony has introduced the RX10, a bridge type camera featuring a 20-Mpix 1-inch format sensor with a constant f2.8 aperture 24-200mm equivalent from Zeiss. Read on to ...

Nikon 1 AW1 test: 1 system reborn

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After the initial euphoria of the Nikon 1 V1 it’s probably true to say subsequent models failed to capture the imagination in quite the same way. Now with the introduction of the waterproof AW1 ...

Nikon Df test: New low light champion?

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Nikon’s retro styled Df harks back to the days film externally, but the metal shell with its plethora of dials and buttons conceals a state-of-the-art 16-Mpix CMOS sensor intended for the worst imaginable lighting ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 test: Compact and Competitive

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With a traditional looking design, the latest addition to Panasonic’s Lumix CSC range the GM1 is, arguably, the firm’s slickest camera yet. It has the same 16-Mpix-resolution sensor as the larger, rangefinder-style GX7, and ...

Sony A7 test: Mirrorless marvel?

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As the lower pixel count of the two full-frame A series mirrorless models from the firm the Sony A7 has been somewhat overshadowed by its pricier sibling. But with a less demanding 24-Mpix sensor ...

Sony A3000 test: Entry-level body, high-performance sensor

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After the success of the NEX APS-C models, Sony has introduced the EVF-equipped 20-Mpix A3000 to compete with similar mirrorless models from Panasonic and Samsung. Read on to find out how this entry-level model ...

Pentax K-3 test: Unshakeable Image Quality

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After the success of the 16-Mpix K-5II and K-5IIs without AA filter, Pentax has replaced the pair with a new flagship model, the K-3, with a 24-Mpix sensor boasting a user-selectable AA filter for ...

Sony NEX-5T test: Minor update to popular mirrorless model

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The Sony NEX-5T is an update of the firm’s NEX-5R model, introduced last year. It retains all of the features of its predecessor including the same 16-Mpix APS-C sized CMOS sensor but adds adding ...

Nikon D5300 test: Filter-less DSLR with promise

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The Nikon D5300 is the successor to the year old D5200 featuring a similar 24-Mpix CMOS sensor of it predecessor but lacking an optical low pass filter for improved clarity. Read on to find ...

Sony Alpha 7R test: Highest ever full-frame image quality?

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The Sony Alpha 7R is the most expensive of the two full-frame Alpha 7 mirrorless models announced earlier in the month. Externally the two share the same body and much of the same feature ...

Olympus OM-D E-M1 test: Pro grade body, Pro grade Sensor?

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Olympus always said the OM-D was a new line of cameras, and sure enough, after the delightful E-M5 the firm announced the flagship E-M1. With a new exterior design and a long-list of improvements ...

Canon PowerShot G16 test: Small Wonder

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Canon has revamped the exterior and bolstered the spec, but while the firm hasn’t announced any enhancements to the new G16 model’s sensor, we were intrigued to see if any improvements to image quality ...

Canon PowerShot S120 test: Pocket marvel?

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Featuring a more compact body and a smaller zoom, Canon’s PowerShot S120 is the latest iteration of the popular alternative to the firm’s PowerShot G series. Read on to see how well it performed ...

Nikon D610 test: What’s new?

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In less than a year the Nikon D610 replaces the hugely popular full frame 24mpix D600 and features a new, improved shutter mechanism and some minor improvements to the auto white balance system. Although ...

Nikon Coolpix P7800 test: Competitive price, competitive performance

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As the follow up to last year’s high-grade compact for enthusiasts,the new P7800 is an intriguing addition to the range. While it adopts much of the same specification as the earlier P7700, including the ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 test: Closing the gap between APS-C mirrorless rivals

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The GX7 is Panasonic's classy replacement for the rangefinder style GX1 and features a new, improved 16-Mpix sensor, a tilting widescreen viewfinder and rear screen plus built-in WIFI connectivity. The magnesium alloy bodied camera ...

Pentax K-500 test:pared down specification, pared down performance?

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As a more accessibly priced model, the $499 Pentax K-500 is a pared down variant of the $699 K-50. It lacks the weather-sealed body and adopts AA batteries instead of a rechargeable lithium-ion pack ...

Canon EOS 70D test: how does the new dual pixel CMOS AF sensor perform?

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Canon’s new EOS 70D model features a new CMOS sensor that uses twin photodiodes at each pixel location that allows AF during video capture, but how does that affect stills output? Read on to ...

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