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Fujifilm FinePix X-S1 review: an expert compact performance from a bridge-format camera

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Bridge cameras often suffer from so-so image quality and cheap finishing touches. How does this premium bridge from Fuji compare to such expert compact cameras as the Canon Powershot S100 or G12? Does it ...

Nikon D800E nabs top ranking from D800

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The new Nikon D800E ditches the low-pass optical filter found in the D800. The result is a camera that produces images with sharper image quality and a stronger preservation of details. But does this ...

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM preview: A compact and versatile trans-standard lens

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With the new 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM, Sigma renews its optical formula while providing a compact version of its trans-standard zoom. ...

AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Review

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A middle-of-the-line lens, the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR integrates an ED glass lens and three aspherical lenses, as well as a coating against flare. Its focal-length range extends from wide-angle to traditional ...

AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Review

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Mounted on an APS-C reflex such as the Nikon D3100, D3200, D5100 or D7000, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR becomes the equivalent of a 27-300mm: ideal for travel photography for those ...

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Review

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Here is a tiny lens that may well enjoy a great career. Compatible with full-frame and APS-C cameras, the new Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 offers an aperture with average focal length of 40mm, while ...

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Review

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The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (29-216mm in 35mm) has many seductive strong points for photographers and videographers. Here are our first impressions: ...

Canon EOS 650D Review

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Canon’s annual update of its amateur APS-C D-SLR and successor in a long line of cameras (EOS 500D, 550D, 600D), the Canon EOS 650D brings with it a few well-thought-out new features. By contrast, ...

Sony DSC-RX100 Preview

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A “premium” digital camera, the Sony DSC-RX100 is not lacking in persuasiveness: a larger-than-usual  CMOS sensor; a bright, high-quality wide-angle (f1/8) lens; a more compact size than all other expert APNs on the market; ...

Canon EOS 1D X Preview

The EOS 1D X is the new flagship camera announced at the top of Canon's professional range of DSLRs. It will have the difficult task to replace both the sport-specialized, fast 1D series and ...

Sony SLT-A37 Preview

The Sony SLT-Alpha 37 entry-level APS-C replaces the Sony SLT-A35 in Sony's product line, but its design is very comparable to the Sony A33. Just like its predecessor and its bigger brother the Sony SLT A57, the A37 ...

Sony NEX-F3 Preview

The NEX-F3 succeeds the NEX-C3 while keeping the latter’s 16Mpix APS-C CMOS Exmor sensor, well-known for its qualities of excellent behavior at high sensitivities and in low-light, and for its record-breaking dynamic range. ...

Nikon D3200 Review

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We are already acquainted with the D3200: apart from a few ergonomic details, it’s the same camera as the compact and lightweight D3100 SLR, though missing the secondary display on its bridge for even ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Preview

The Lumix DMC-GF5 is a new light-weight (225g) and very compact amateur hybrid camera. It features a 12-megapixel sensor, Full HD video recording, a better-designed touchscreen, a new graphical user interface, ultra-rapid AF, etc. ...

Wide-angle micro 4/3 lens reviews

In this review of micro 4/3 wide-angle lenses, we will cover both prime and zoom lenses to give you an good overview of how manufacturers managed to design good-quality lenses in a small form-factor ...

Standard micro 4/3 lens reviews

Designed with compactness in mind, micro 4/3 lenses go for the smallest size possible most of the time. But to achieve these dimensions, they sometimes have to compromise on image quality. In this review, ...

Sony SLT-A57 Review

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Sony unveiled its 2012 line and introduced the Sony SLT-A57, an updated version of its first digital SLR camera with a video viewfinder and EVF, the SLT-A55. ...

Nikon D4 review

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In the course of the past several weeks, both Canon and Nikon unveiled their professional digital reflex cameras for the next two years to come. With the D4, Nikon has updated a number of ...

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