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Leica C sensor test: Small sensor struggles in low light

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Aimed at discerning enthusiasts, the diminutive Leica C size boasts a stabilized 28-200mm equivalent f2.0-5.9 zoom, 12-Mpix 1/1.7in type back-illuminated MOS sensor and built-in 200k-dot EVF. Read on to find out how this camera performs. ...

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Preview: ‘Pancake’ wide-angle prime for Canon EF-S

While probably one of the smallest lenses announced this week at Photokina, if you’re after a lightweight EF-S wide-angle it’ll be big news. Ideal for unobtrusive street shots, landscape shooters wanting to travel light, the ...

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Preview: Optically improved 400mm super telephoto prime from Canon

Canon has unveiled an updated super telephoto 400mm prime with new lens elements for improved optical performance. Designed for the professional wildlife or sports photographer, or enthusiasts with very deep pockets, the new Canon EF ...

Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Preview: New ‘budget’ standard zoom for Canon full frame

Canon has announced a new 24-105mm standard zoom lens for its full frame DSLRs. Offering a versatile wide-angle through to short telephoto focal length the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM also features image ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 sensor test: Ultimate all-in-one?

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Panasonic are no strangers to the bridge-type super-zoom so it comes as little surprise to see this new model replete with up-to-the-minute features such as 4K video capture, zebra pattern and focus peaking and WiFi ...

Canon 7D Mark II Preview: New flagship Canon APS-C DSLR unveiled

Canon APS-Cshooters will be pleased to see the announcement of the Canon 7D Mark II as their new flagship APS-C DSLR. Whilst the original version pushed many boundaries when launched, 5 years on it’s now ...

Sony A5100 sensor test: Uncompromising performance

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Sitting directly above the current entry-level A5000 this new model boasts a similar 24-Mpix Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection pixels covering over 90% of the image frame and Bionz X image processor ...

Samsung NX1 Preview: Samsung up the stakes in the hybrid APS-C game

Samsung has unveiled the new Samsung NX1 as a new ‘pro’ mirrorless hybrid camera. Featuring a 28.2Mp APS-C BSI CMOS sensor, 4K video capture direct to SD card and 15fps burst shooting with fulltime autofocus, ...

Nikon D750 Preview: New Nikon 24.3Mp full frame ‘consumer’ DSLR

Nikon have launched a new full frame FX ‘consumer’ DSLR. Representing a new product line, the new Nikon D750 sits between Nikon’s full frame consumer D610 and professional D810 DSLR and shares features and specs ...

Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Preview: Nikkor FX 20mm wide-angle gets a G update

Alongside the new D750 Nikon have unveiled a new FX mount wide-angle prime lens for Nikon full frame cameras. The new Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED offers a ‘fast’ f/1.8 maximum aperture, ED and AS glass ...

Sony Xperia Z3: New Sony flagship Smartphone tested

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Just like their cameras, Sony Smartphones are coming thick and fast. Only months since unveiling the Xperia Z2, Sony have now unveiled a new flagship Xperia Smart Phone, the Sony Xperia Z3. With a release ...

Fujifilm X100T Preview: ‘World’s first’ Electronic Rangefinder

Fujifilm has launched the 3rd generation of its X100 premium digital compact series, the Fujifilm X100T. The latest incarnation features a hybrid rangefinder-style viewfinder, 16.3Mp X-Trans sensor, fixed 23mm f/2 lens and more customisable control. ...

Canon EF16-35mm F4L IS USM lens test: Canon’s best wide-angle zoom yet?

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Canon has been instrumental in offering lightweight f4 lenses for professional users, and this new ultra-wide angle zoom L-series model is the first from the maker to include stabilization.  Read on to see how well ...

Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Apo Planar T* Canon ZE and Nikon ZF.2 mount lens tests: World’s best performing 85mm portrait lens?

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Launched a little over 2-years ago, the first Zeiss Otus model was a triumph in optical and mechanical perfection, and now Zeiss has added a second model to the range, and high speed 85mm with ...

ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 Preview: Second lens in ZEISS’s new Otus range

ZEISS has launched a new f/1.4 85mm short telephoto prime lens for high-end fashion, advertising, product or architectural photography. Available in ZEISS’s ZE mount for Canon EF, or ZF.2 for Nikon F mount, the new ...

Zeiss Loxia 2/35 & 2/50 E mount Preview: Two ‘fast’ full-frame prime lenses for the Sony a7 series

Zeiss have unveiled two new ‘Loxia’ full frame E mount lenses for the Sony a7 series. Both lenses feature a ‘fast’ f/2 maximum aperture, manual focus and function to deactivate the mechanical aperture for shooting ...

Pentax K-S1 Preview: Pentax lights the way with new entry-level DSLR

Pentax has launched a new entry-level DSLR featuring an unconventional design with flashing green LED lights in the handgrip. Boasting some ‘user-friendly’ modifications and available in 12 colours, Pentax are hoping the new K-S1 appeals ...

Fujifilm X30 Preview: Premium compact gets an upgrade

Fujifilm has updated one of its pro/enthusiast fixed lens compacts with the launch of the X30. Replacing the X20 the heart of this 3rd generation model remains similar to its predecessor featuring a 12Mp X-Trans ...

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