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Nikon 1 J2 test: All Quiet on the Eastern Front

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The Nikon 1 J2 retains many of the same characteristics of its older brother, the J1, including its 1", 10-Mpix CMOS sensor. Other than its new 3", 921,000-point screen, the new version of Nikon’s ...

Nikon 1 V2 preview

In the Nikon 1 line of digital compacts with interchangeable lenses, the V2 brings some nice new features: shooting at 60 i/s, Full HD video recording in 60p, different modes for slow motion, and ...

DxOMark Mobile first quick glance: Smartphones beat 5-year-old DSCs

What is the best cameraphone available on the market? Does the incredible Nokia 808 PureView sensor mean the end of the DSC era? How fine are full HD videos shot with your smartphone compared ...

CANON EOS 650D test: Strictly Status Quo

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Committed to retaining its sales lead in numerous countries, Canon views its new EOS 650D as a strategically important product. What improvements can we see with respect to its sensor, which Canon claims is ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC G5 test: New features and a new sensor

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Panasonic is adding its ninth model to its growing Lumix G-series lineup. In July, the Japanese electronics giant announced the Lumix DMC G5 would replace the Lumix DMC G3. Like its predecessor, the G5 ...

Sony NEX-F3 test

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The NEX-F3 is one of three Sony mirrorless camera models released in 2012, and it’s the company’s eighth since the launch of the NEX line in 2010. The NEX-F3 borrows heavily from higher-end models, ...

Olympus OM-D E-M5: The best of the micro 4:3 cameras

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Olympus caused a sensation when it revived the legendary OM line that had enjoyed its heyday in the silver halide era. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 successfully revisits the OM design in terms of its ...

Preview: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon’s PowerShot SX50 HS is a bulbous image snapper. Its large size is partly because of its optical zoom, which is the industry’s first to reach 50x. Who needs a telescope when you have ...

Preview: Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm’s XF1 adopts a retro design that is frequently being employed by many of the top camera manufacturers. But this pocket-sized point-and-shoot is more of a showstopper – its polished leather-like finish demands attention. ...

Nikon D600 sets high bar for sensor image quality

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Nikon’s recently released consumer-oriented full-frame sensor DSLR, the D600, has just gone through DxOMark’s image quality evaluation tests. And the verdict is in: the D600 is an affordable camera that places a high premium ...

Canon refreshes the PowerShot G-series with G15

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Canon updates the high-end two-year-old PowerShot G12 with the PowerShot G15. The latest addition to the PowerShot G-series slims down in size, but increases in performance: including faster and brighter optics and higher Full ...

Preview: Canon PowerShot S110

Canon’s PowerShot S110 continues the growing trend of DSC cameras adopting mobile-like technology. For its part, the S110 includes embedded Wi-Fi technology, making it easy for users to share photos and video. It also ...

Canon answers Nikon’s D600 with the EOS 6D

On Monday, Canon launched a direct competitor to Nikon’s compact and lightweight full-frame DSLR, the D600, with the EOS 6D. The 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor camera adds a few novelties, including the first Canon DSLR ...

Pentax K-30 Review

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Much like the K-5 from whom it borrowed all the technical essentials, the Pentax K-30 comes equipped with a 16-Mpix APS-C CMOS-technology sensor that one assumes is of Sony origin. (This is the same ...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 test

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Panasonic’s sleek and stylish Lumix DMC-GF5 relies on the Micro Four Thirds technology – a technology that includes a 4:3 ratio sensor, and lacks a mirror box and pentaprism – allowing for the camera’s ...

Pentax smc DA Star 55mm f/1.4 SDM test

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The beauty of bokeh – the aesthetic quality of a blur – is often admired by photographers and image enthusiasts alike. Some images with high bokeh resemble hybrid art – one part impressionist painting, ...

Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM test: a classic never dies

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Canon’s EF 100mm f/2 USM dates back to the early 1990s, making it one of the camera maker’s more veteran lenses. But don’t let its age fool you, the lens’ continuing popularity among professional ...

Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro for Canon and Nikon test

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The Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro for Canon and Nikon is the Jack of all trades: the lens allows photographers to snap pictures with macro like details by providing life-sized ...

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