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Nikon Coolpix A Sensor Review: Nikon’s first compact packing an APS-C sensor


Launched in March 2013 the $1097 Coolpix A is Nikon’s first compact camera with an APC-S sensor and features the same 16.2-megapixel DX sensor from Nikon’s D7000 DSLR but with its optical low-pass filter ...

Samsung EX2F test – Is F1.4 and WiFi enough?


In the compact camera market manufacturers will go a long way to make their product stand out: Carl Zeiss or Leica lenses for instance offer a certain cachet. The Samsung EX2F has several features ...

Sony Xperia Z: A new contender in the smartphone arena?


Sony hasn’t yet launched a Smartphone that catches the attention like Apple and Samsung, but expectations have been running pretty high for their latest model, the Xperia Z. Featuring a sealed waterproof design, a ...

Nikon D7100 test: Update to popular DSLR drops anti-alias filter for sharper images


Although the new Nikon D7100 looks fairly similar to its predecessor (the popular Nikon D7000), Nikon has made some significant changes under the hood that belie the surface similarity. The D7100 not only includes ...

The Nikon D800 and telephoto lenses

In this third section of the Nikon D800 review, we’ll be looking at the telephoto lenses. These are models with a focal range of 70-200mm or 70-300mm and we have also included the super-zoom ...

Canon EOS 700D (Rebel T5i) & EOS 100D (Rebel SL1) preview: Has Canon saved the entry-level Digital SLR game?

As the boom in hybrid mirrorless cameras continues and some have questioned the future of the entry-level DSLRs, can the launch of the smallest and lightest DSLR to date revitalize this market? We preview ...

Sony 500mm f/4 G SSM test: The longest super telephoto prime lens ever tested by DxOMark


Sony is often quoted as having aspirations to rival Nikon and Canon but, since taking over the SLR business of Konica Minolta, has so far shown only a handful of pro-grade lenses. The SAL500F40G ...

Panasonic LUMIX G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 ASPH. Power O.I.S test – Panasonic’s Quality Standard Zoom for Micro 4:3


The Micro 4:3 market is maturing nicely: there are products available now to suit a wide range of needs. Up to now the upper end of this sector consisted entirely of fixed focal length ...

BlackBerry Z10 overview


The trend for minimalist slab-sided smart-phones continues with BlackBerry’s latest flagship model, the 4G LTE ready Z10. While outwardly slick, the new dual core 1.5Ghz Z10 actually features a fairly-standard 8-MPix camera with a ...

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Nikon Mount test: the definitive high-speed 35mm wide-angle lens for DSLRs?


After years of unadventurous, unexciting “slow” speed zooms “fast”, high-quality primes are experiencing a comeback thanks to the popularity of full-frame DSLRs and the merging of video capture. The moderately wide 35mm focal length ...

Leica M test: How does the new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor in Leica’s latest rangefinder perform?


Announced at Photokina 2012 the new Leica M digital rangefinder camera is available for pre-order and expected to ship soon. Although the 4th rangefinder in the M range to feature a full frame sensor, ...

The Nikon D800 and standard lens choices

In this second part of the Nikon D800 and lenses review, we’re looking at the standard focal lengths. Within this group, there is a very wide range available. When searching for a standard lens, ...

Which lenses for your Nikon D800?

Announced in 2012, the Nikon D800 is the current undisputed king of DxOMark, with results that eclipse every other camera from all other manufacturers. However, with so much resolution on tap, the question is, ...

Fujifilm XF1 test: Stylish, creative controls and image quality amongst the best compacts


Launched in September 2012 the Fujifilm XF1 is a fixed lens compact aimed at advanced enthusiasts after a pocket-sized second camera for holidays and photo day trips. Featuring customizable function buttons, creative exposure modes ...

Leica M9, M9-P and M-E Type 220 test – Ahead of the new Leica M we round up the DxOMark Scores of its predecessors

Leica enthusiasts are getting excited as the revered German manufacturer looks set to ship their new M Type 240 digital rangefinder very soon. Featuring a brand new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor, the latest model in ...

Nikon Coolpix A Preview

Launched at the Focus on Imaging UK photographic show on 4th March 2013 the strap line “The palm sized maestro” introduces the new flagship Nikon compact - the Coolpix A. The first Coolpix camera ...

Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C Canon test – The Above ‘Standard’ Zoom


For many people an introduction to photography is through a compact camera: usually, these days, one with a zoom lens covering medium-wide through to short telephoto. The next step is often an SLR and ...

Pentax MX-1 test: High-end compact with retro appeal delivers competitive sensor performance


Announced this January at CES 2013, the Pentax MX-1 is Pentax’s first foray into the relatively crowded field of high-end-compact cameras. With a 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch backlit CMOS sensor, the Pentax MX-1 competes directly with ...

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