Canon PowerShot SX520 HS & SX400 IS: Regular, Old Bridge CamerasBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 30/07/14 14:42
As you may have gathered, we have a burgeoning love for advanced large-sensor bridge cameras. But we also have misgivings about oversized zoom lenses—you'd almost forget there is such a...
Review: Sigma dp2 Quattro for Breath-Taking Image QualityBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 29/07/14 11:17
After the dp1, dp2 and dp3, then the Merrill versions of each, Sigma and its non-removable prime lens compacts are back, packing the brand new Foveon X3 sensors. These have left the old 4:4:4 architecture to the...
Review: Nikon 1 S2—Cute, But ConfinedBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 22/07/14 14:17
Early in 2013, Nikon bolstered its range of 1" CX-sensor mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with the Nikon 1 S1. Now, just in time for summer 2014, the Japanese firm followed it up with the Nikon 1 S2. The...
Review: Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, Like A BossBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 15/07/14 15:35
"The bridge is dead, long live the bridge," they said... Well, in 2013 Sony realised our dream of seeing a bridge camera with a large-format sensor when it made the RX10 based on the RX100 II compact's...
Review: Panasonic GH4, The Ultimate Hybrid for Video & 4K FansRenaud Labracherie / Bruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 08/07/14 14:17
It's not for nothing that the Lumix GHs have grown to become some of the most sought-after hybrids by professionals, a merit few amateur-oriented cameras can claim. The GH4 drives the point home by adopting the same...
Review: Olympus TG-3 Waterproof Compact with Super Macro ModeCéline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 08/07/14 09:07
The TG-3 is the latest high-end addition to the Olympus Tough range of rugged, waterproof cameras. A year down the line from the TG-2, the updated model gets onboard Wi-Fi and a new 16-Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. Otherwise,...
Review: Nikon 1 J4, Faster, Prettier, Simpler & WirelessBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 01/07/14 11:22
The speedy Nikon 1 J3 was a nice little 1" hybrid, but it still had some things that needed correcting. This new generation, the J4, fourth in the J line, rectifies a few of these ailments and...
Review: Sony RX100 Mark III Top-of-the-Range Compact CameraRenaud Labracherie - Digital Cameras - 24/06/14 14:15
Two years ago, Sony got everyone talking by unveiling the RX100, a top-of-the-range compact camera with a 1" sensor (13.2 x 8.8 mm compared with the usual 1/2.3" or 6.2 x 4.6 mm) taking excellent-quality pictures while fitting easily into a pocket or...
Review: Leica T (Type 701)—Stunning, Innovative, ImperfectBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 24/06/14 09:05
When Leica abandoned its R-System SLRs in 2008, observers and aficionados feared that the brand would slip into a sort of M (rangefinder)-centric slumber. Fortunately, that was not the case and the German brand successfully diversified its...
Review: Canon PowerShot D30, The Scuba Diver's Tough CameraCéline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 17/06/14 11:09
After the PowerShot D10, Canon waited three years to release its successor, the PowerShot D20. Now the firm has picked up the pace and outed the PowerShot D30 only ... two years later. So what does this...
Lumix FZ1000 Bridge: 1" 20.1 Mpx, 25-400mm f/2.8-4 and 4K VideoBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 12/06/14 15:18
Panasonic has just announced the Lumix FZ1000, the firm's new bridge camera that will be competing with the Sony RX10, to which end it adds a longer zoom and 4K...
Review: Nikon Coolpix P340, A Good But Conventional Expert CompactBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 10/06/14 14:09
We never got around to testing the Coolpix P340's predecessor, the Coolpix P330, but that's okay because the P340 is basically the same thing: same 1/1.7" 12.2-Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, same 24-120mm f/1.8-5.6 zoom lens with built-in...
Review: Samsung NX30, Versatile, Innovative DSLMBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 10/06/14 09:15
Presented at CES 2014, the Samsung NX30 is the third version of the firm's top-end NX-series mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Back in 2010, the NX10 was a doubly innovative piece of kit, being the first hybrid lens-switcher...
Review: Sony Cyber-shot WX350 20x Zoom Compact CameraBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 03/06/14 11:35
As the top-end model in Sony's standard range of consumer compacts, the Cyber-shot WX350 replaces last year's WX300, keeping the 20x zoom and "premium" product image. Sony hasn't made many changes to the 2014 model, lifting the...
Review: Nikon Coolpix S9700 30x Superzoom CompactBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 27/05/14 14:06
Like Canon with the SX700 HS and Panasonic with the TZ60, Nikon has followed Sony into the market for 30x zoom compacts, started last year with the HX50 (since replaced by an updated HX60). The Coolpix S9700...
Review: Nikon Coolpix P600, All That Glitters Is Not GoldBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 20/05/14 11:22
It was almost a year ago that Panasonic launched the Lumix F272, and now Nikon is setting off on the great—and wild—adventure of the 60x zoom bridge camera. The P600 is the successor to 2012's P510, upping...
Sony Alpha 7s: Sky-High Dynamic Range & An Electronic ShutterCéline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 19/05/14 15:27
While unveiling the RX100 Mark III a few days ago, Sony also revealed two titbits about the promising Alpha 7s hybrid camera: the Alpha 7s (4K video + 409,600 ISO) has...
Nikon 1 S2: Quicker, But Still No Wi-Fi or TouchscreenBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 15/05/14 14:12
Lately it's been looking like a hybrid party over at Nikon: after recently announcing the 1 V3 (successor to the V2) and the 1 J4 (successor to the J3), it's...
Samsung Presents NX3000 Stylish Entry-Level Lens-SwitcherBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 14/05/14 09:04
Samsung has unveiled a new NX3000 entry-level mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that's due to take over from the innovative NX2000 that bagged a five-star review back last year. The updated...
Review: Olympus TG-850, A Tough Camera For The Not-So-ToughBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 13/05/14 14:34
All-terrain compact cameras are somewhat like the chaotic landscapes they're built to withstand: difficult to navigate and hard to tell apart. To make the Stylus Tough TG-850 stand out from the crowd, Olympus gave it a 7.5...
Review: Canon EOS 1200D SLR for BeginnersBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 06/05/14 14:12
True to form, Canon has outed a replacement for its entry-level SLR three years after releasing the EOS 1100D. And the good new is that quality has improved with this new model. The EOS 1200D is aimed...
Review: Sony Alpha 6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens CameraBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 29/04/14 14:12
The Sony NEX-6 was outed as a more affordable alternative to the NEX-7, inheriting its electronic viewfinder and advanced controls. A little over a year down the line, the Alpha 6000 has arrived to take over from...
Review: Fujifilm FinePix S1 Weatherproof BridgeBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 22/04/14 13:26
Determined to stand out from other 50x bridges, the Fujifilm FinePix S1 is the first such model to come with a dust- and water-resistant finish thanks to no less than 70 weatherproof seals to keep it safe...
Review: Sony Cyber-shot HX400V 50x Bridge That's Great For VideoBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 15/04/14 14:04
Don't be fooled! The Sony Cyber-shot HX400V may look similar to last year's HX300 at first glance, but this 2014 model is decidedly different. After Sony's first 50x zoom bridge proved a bit disappointing, the firm is...
Sony Alpha 6000: Speedier Than a DSLR?Bruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 15/04/14 10:40
Announced back in February 2014 promising super-fast AF performances, the Sony Alpha 6000 has taken its sweet time getting to our test lab. But thankfully our impatience has been quelled...
Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Expert Compact CameraBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 08/04/14 11:30
There aren’t many expert compacts out there that boast both a zoom lens and a sensor bigger than 1/1.7". In fact, you can count them on just one hand: there’s the Sony RX100 and RX100 Mk II...
Sony Presents Alpha 7S Low-Light Shooter With 4K Video OutputBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 07/04/14 15:37
As yet, Sony is the only camera-maker to out mirrorless interchangeable lens models with full-frame sensors. After the Alpha 7 and the Alpha 7R, Sony is back again with the Alpha 7S, a...
Olympus Presents Stylus SH-1 Superzoom, TG-3 Underwater CameraBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 02/04/14 09:00
Olympus has announced a couple of new cameras, adding top-of-the-range models to its "Traveller" and "Tough" compact ranges. With looks worthy of a mini-Pen E-P5, the SH-1 features a 24x...
Review: Canon PowerShot SX700 HS 30x Superzoom CompactBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 01/04/14 09:07
Canon is out for revenge. In 2013, its SX280 HS took the bottom place on the podium for star superzooms despite being a very good camera with plenty of obvious qualities. Canon's 2013 PowerShot was ultimately overshadowed...
Pick of the Best Digital Cameras, Spring 2014Bruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 30/03/14 14:54
Manufacturers' 2014 cameras announced at the beginning of the year have now started landing in our test lab. While we haven't yet had the pleasure of testing all of this...
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