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Sony SLT Alpha 99 II sensor test: New super-resolution contender

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The Sony SLT A99 II is the Japanese electronic giant’s latest full-frame, DSLR-style, interchangeable-lens camera. Packing a 42Mp backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, the A99 II offers a significant jump in resolution over its predecessor and ...

Panasonic Lumix ZS60 sensor test: Compact travel zoom with 4K video

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If you don’t want the bulk of a bridge camera to take on vacation, a compact travel zoom camera may be the solution. These pocket-sized compacts may be small, but pack plenty of punch, and ...

Sony RX100 V sensor test: High-end compact with impressive speed

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Around 16 months after the launch of the Mark IV, Sony has released the latest iteration in its RX100 series of high-end compact cameras. The Sony RX100 V features a similar 20.1Mp 1”-type BSI-CMOS sensor ...

Best prime lenses for the EOS-1Dx Mk II: Recommendations for photojournalists

We’ve tested 130 lenses on Canon’s flagship camera, the full-frame 18-Mpix Canon EOS-1D X Mk II, covering focal lengths ranging from an incredibly wide 11mm up to a super-telephoto 600mm.We’ve split the results between primes ...

Best zoom lenses for the EOS-1Dx Mk II: Recommendations for photojournalists

We’ve tested 130 lenses on Canon’s flagship camera, the full-frame 18-Mpix Canon EOS-1D X Mk II, covering focal lengths ranging from an incredibly wide 11mm up to a super-telephoto 600mm.We’ve split the results between primes and ...

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens test

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Lens options for Sony’s full-frame A7 series of mirrorless cameras are increasing all the time, and the new $498 Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro adds another choice in this popular prime lens focal length. Great ...

Wide, cheap, good?

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Taking aim squarely at the Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM, this new 12-24mm f/4 lens from Sigma is part of its “Art” range of lenses. These lenses are designed to offer the optimum image quality possible ...

DJI Phantom 4 test: Lofty ambitions

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Aerial imaging using drones is an increasingly popular means off adding a whole new perspective to your narrative, and your budget doesn’t have to expand to that of the DOD’s to add one to your ...

Best prime DX lenses on the Nikon D500

If you’ve invested in Nikon’s D500 APS-C DSLR, you’re no doubt delighted with its excellent build, tilting touch-screen LCD, new joystick control, chunky ergonomic handgrip, and large viewfinder. It’s a high-performance APS-C option, too, that ...

Best DX zoom lenses on the Nikon D500

In part 2 of our “best lenses for the Nikon D500” review, we look at some of the highest-scoring DX-format zoom lenses. There are many more DX zoom lenses available for the D500 compared to ...

Nikon D3400 sensor test: New class leader

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Nikon’s latest entry-level camera is an incremental upgrade to the D3300, using the same or related 24-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor, an EXPEED 4 processor with a new top ISO value of 25600, Full HD video ...

Best zoom lenses on the Nikon D5

We summarize the scores and analyses of multi-purpose zoom lenses in this second part of our review of the best lenses for the Nikon D5. More versatile than primes, zoom lenses are often a more ...

Best prime lenses on the Nikon D5

Nikon’s latest flagship FX-mount, full-frame DSLR — the D5 — is a performance powerhouse, featuring a new 153-point autofocus system and 12 fps burst shooting of up to 200 14-bit RAW files. Designed for the ...

Best prime lenses for the Canon EOS 5D Mk IV: Recommendations for architecture, portrait, and wildlife photography

We’ve tested 130 lenses on the recently-introduced full-frame 30-Mpix Canon EOS 5D Mk IV, covering focal lengths ranging from an ultra-wide angle 11mm to 600mm super-telephoto. ...

Best zoom lenses for the Canon EOS 5D Mk IV

We’ve tested 130 lenses on the recently-introduced full-frame 30-Mpix Canon EOS 5D Mk IV, covering focal lengths ranging from an ultra-wide angle 11mm to 600mm super-telephoto. ...

TCL 950 Mobile test: Nice photos, nice videos, nice camera!

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The TCL 950 is a new smartphone from Chinese manufacturer TCL (commonly known as Alcatel in the West). Its camera features a 21Mp (5248x3936 pixel) Sony IMX230 sensor, dual-tone LED flash, and 1080p video capture. ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 sensor test: Monster zoom

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Panasonic’s upgraded FZ330 bridge camera offers a 24x optical zoom lens with fixed f/2.8 aperture and image quality on par with cameras in its class. ...

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX Canon lens test: Worthy contender

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A well-priced, fast-aperture standard zoom for Canon full-frame DSLRs with image quality on par with the pricier competition. ...

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