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Panasonic Lumix GX1 test: the latest Panasonic micro-four-thirds to the test


Here are the results for the latest camera in Panasonic’s micro-four-thirds line, the Panasonic Lumix DMC GX1. When equipped with a 14-42mm pancake lens and lateral-lever zoom, this is a very compact camera indeed. ...

A look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC GF3 and its rivals


Announced in June 2011, the Panasonic Lumix DMC GF3 will be of interest to photographers who can afford an easy-to-use compact camera with interchangeable lenses and an image quality superior to that of other compact ...

A good (if heavy and expensive) lens: the Canon EF 300 f/2.8L II USM


Telephoto lenses such as the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM are used for professional sports or wildlife photography. How does it stack up against an earlier Canon model? Let’s take a look. ...

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II: Test and test


Three years after launching the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, Canon is renewing its "telephoto zoom" for APS-C. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II is the counterpart of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ...

Canon PowerShot S100: Test and test


In the high-end compact section of the Canon portfolio, the Canon PowerShot S100 succeeds the Canon PowerShot S90 and Canon PowerShot S95. Let's take a closer look at its image quality. ...

Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Canon: Test results


This new Sigma 12-24mm EX DG HSM II wide-angle zoom for full-frame cameras is a somewhat improved version of the previous lens, the solidly-built Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Canon. ...

Sony NEX-7 comparisons and test


Ever since we tested the Sony SLT A77, we’ve been very curious to see how the soon-to-be released Sony NEX 7 would compare. And today we have the answer: as we expected, the absence ...

The Nikon 1 lenses test and test


A few weeks ago, Nikon announced the Nikon 1 series that we had the chance to test immediately. For this new format of camera, Nikon also designed a completely new format of lenses, the ...

A quality test of the Pentax Q


With an overall DxOMark score of 47, the Pentax Q is well-placed among cameras with sensors smaller than 4/3. In fact, its results are equivalent to the best compacts in this line (e.g., Canon ...

Lens Review: Tamron AF 60mm F/2 Di II


The Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II is an affordable fast lens for macro photography fans. Even if the build quality isn't perfect, its image quality test results are quite satisfying for a ...

Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM: Test and test of an inexpensive Sony prime lens


The Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM, a budget-focused prime lens, is only suitable for use on APS-C dSLRs, but it could be a pretty good choice if you own a Sony APS-C body and ...

Olympus PEN E-PM1 and PEN E-PL3: more pocket-sized additions to the Olympus PEN range


Introduced this past summer, the PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1 are the latest micro-four-thirds cameras from Olympus. These 2 new models are intended to complete the PEN EP3 series and thus offer a whole ...

Looking for a luminous lens kit? Choose Tamron or Sigma!


New results are available on for the Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical IF lens (Nikon and Canon mounts). This new review, along with our recent review of the ...

Phase One IQ 180: the new king of all sensors


When we received the IQ 180 Digital Back from Phase One, we expected a lot from this huge 80 MPix sensor. And indeed, this sensor is the best we have ever tested, with an ...

The latest Nikon macro prime lens put to the test: Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G


This brand new all-purpose prime lens is great for general photography with a DX camera, especially if you want to take close shots from time to time. At $300, it can be a very ...

Sony NEX 5N: Sony’s latest interchangeable lens camera put to the test


Just as the NEX C3 succeeded the NEX 3, it's now time for the NEX 5 to be replaced by the NEX 5N. But although some successions are only slight redesigns, the 5N is ...

Nikon Coolpix P7100: a new high-end compact by Nikon


The Nikon Coolpix P7000 was launched last year to clearly compete with the Canon Powershot G12 on the high-end compact market. Despite reasonably good specs, the P7000 wasn’t really well received because of some ...

Nikon 1 series: The tests


It’s rare in the world of photography for a manufacturer to come up with an entirely new product line from scratch, and it’s equally rare for a famous manufacturer such as Nikon (the world ...

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