Digital cameras: news
REVIEW / Canon EOS Rebel T6s (760D): a Consumer DSLR with Expert Handling- Digital Cameras - 07/07/2015 15:48 July 7, 2015
To create this updated mid-range model, Canon completely reworked the design and handling of the T5i (700D) to make it better-suited to expert use...
Firmware 4.00 for the Fujifilm X-T1 Now Available- Digital Cameras - 30/06/2015 14:27 June 30, 2015
A faster, better and more precise AF system
As we told you back in May, Fujifilm has been hard at work on 4.00-version firmware for its X-T1s (available in Black and Graphite Silver). The update mainly targets the autofocus and...
REVIEW / Panasonic Lumix G7: a Fast, Easy-to-Handle and All-Round Hybrid—with 4K!- Digital Cameras - 30/06/2015 10:18 June 30, 2015
The release of the Lumix G7 marks the completion of Panasonic's two-year rejuvenation project, a project that began with the Lumix GX7 and which has seen plenty of updates...
Vintage Photography: 10 Years On, It's Still Going Strong- Digital Cameras - 23/06/2015 15:57 June 23, 2015
A timeless trend?
Retro photos The retro-look photo is the main reason that vintage photography is as popular as ever. There's a nostalgia for grain, washed-out colours, lens defects, dust, different...
REVIEW / Nikon Coolpix P900: the Bridge with the Biggest Zoom- Digital Cameras - 22/06/2015 17:11 June 22, 2015
The first thing you need to be aware of with the Coolpix P900 is that it's huge for a bridge camera. We almost thought it was an SLR when we opened...
Ricoh GR II: The APS-C 28mm Expert Compact Returns with Wi-Fi and NFC- Digital Cameras - 18/06/2015 16:17 June 18, 2015
And a price increase
After two years of loyal service, the much-liked and highly regarded Ricoh GR expert compact has been granted a minor hardware update, which sees the addition of Wi-Fi and NFC. The...
Sony Alpha 7R II: Hands-On Review—Very Promising Indeed- Digital Cameras - 17/06/2015 13:32 June 17, 2015
It's faster... Much faster!
The joint announcement of the RX100 IV, RX10 II and Alpha 7R II took us all a bit by surprise. Fortunately, though, on a recent trip to Pinewood Studios, we were lucky enough to get...
REVIEW / Olympus Tough TG-4, a Great Rugged Compact with a Side of RAW- Digital Cameras - 16/06/2015 16:32 June 16, 2015
We've not got much to say about the design and feel, as they're the same as the TG-3's: same sturdy exterior, same small grip, same visible red-lacquered...
REVIEW / Sony DSC-HX90V: 30x Zoom, Electronic Viewfinder, 180° Screen... It's Got it All!- Digital Cameras - 16/06/2015 10:12 June 16, 2015
Sony's HX range is thriving, a dynasty of superzoom compacts that has, for years, been at the forefront of its sector. Caught out in 2014 by a sudden improvement in the quality of its...
Canon 760D: Hands-On Review- Digital Cameras - 15/06/2015 17:10 June 15, 2015
The 24 Mpx SLR makes a good first impression
We know Sony has grabbed your attention recently, but we've got a first taster of another much-anticipated camera, the Canon 760D. All the pictures below were taken with a market-ready...
REVIEW / Leica Q (Typ 116): Leica at the Top of Its Game- Digital Cameras - 12/06/2015 19:11 June 12, 2015
Wetzlar certainly knows how to make Leica M's, but it took them a total of seven years and three outings to come up with a fully accomplished digital camera. The APS-C models paled...
Sony RX100 IV, RX10 II, Alpha 7R II: The Three Musketeers of 4K- Digital Cameras - 12/06/2015 14:26 June 12, 2015
A whopping amount of pixels for a whopping price
Surprise, surprise! The good times are back, and Sony is celebrating with the release of not one, not two, but three new cameras capable of filming in 4K! Both the RX100 IV and RX10...
REVIEW / Fujifilm X-A2: a 180° Adjustable Screen the Only New Feature- Digital Cameras - 09/06/2015 17:24 June 9, 2015
It's not often that Fujifilm updates one of its interchangeable-lens cameras after less than a year; in fact, this is the very first time. The X-A2 supersedes the X-A1, having undergone...
REVIEW / Nikon 1 J5: Tiny, Stylish, Fast and Great at Photography- Digital Cameras - 09/06/2015 09:52 June 9, 2015
Newly dressed in artificial leather and anodised metal, the adorable half-pint-sized J5 has all the elegance of a Lumix GM1, which...
Rollei Unveils the Waterproof, Shockproof Sportsline 100- Digital Cameras - 05/06/2015 16:27 June 5, 2015
A rugged little compact for under £100
Rollei has announced the Sportsline 100, a new compact that's waterproof up to 10 m and shockproof for drops up to 1.5 m. With just a 20 Mpx image sensor, a 4x zoom lens and HD...
REVIEW / Fujifilm XQ2: A Good, No-Frills Expert Compact- Digital Cameras - 02/06/2015 16:13 June 2, 2015
It might have a new name, but the Fujifilm XQ2 is only masquerading as a newcomer. In reality, it's none other than a barely updated Fujifilm XQ1: it has the same 12 Mpx 2/3" X-Trans...
Made in Japan: Inside the Fujifilm Taiwa Lens Factory- Digital Cameras - 26/05/2015 14:49 May 26, 2015
Earlier this month we showed you Nikon's Tochigi lens factory, and this week we're taking a tour of Fuji's facilities. We'll be doing a new article each week over the next few weeks,...
REVIEW / Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246): Ideal for Black & White Enthusiasts- Digital Cameras - 26/05/2015 10:08 May 26, 2015
The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) is derived from the Leica M-P, which is itself based on the Leica M (Typ 246). All three rangefinder cameras require manual focusing and incorporate...
Panasonic Lumix G7: 4K Video for All- Digital Cameras - 21/05/2015 14:52 May 21, 2015
A mini GH4 and the summer's star product
Panasonic has increased its lead in the race to provide 4K video to the mass market. While the majority of manufacturers offers Full HD 60p at best, Osaka-based Panasonic is now onto...
REVIEW / Coolpix AW130: the Rugged Compact that Keeps Treading Water- Digital Cameras - 19/05/2015 17:57 May 19, 2015
You have to admit, when it comes to design, the AW series isn't much of a changer. The AW130 has the same crude, boxy design with only a small,...
Fujifilm Unveils the X-T1's Little Bro: the X-T10- Digital Cameras - 19/05/2015 12:24 May 19, 2015
With a kit lens for just £599/$900
The recently updated X-T1 has been pared down into the X-T10, the latest addition to Fujifilm's X-series interchangeable-lens cameras. This is pretty exciting news, since the X-T10...
REVIEW / Samsung NX500: Great Scores All Round for this Interchangeable-Lens Camera- Digital Cameras - 19/05/2015 10:16 May 19, 2015
The NX500 comes with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ ED OIS (electronic zoom) kit lens and has set its sights pretty high. On paper, it has several advantages over the Sony Alpha 6000 and Olympus...
Limited-Edition Titanium Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II- Digital Cameras - 13/05/2015 11:32 May 13, 2015
Just 7,000 cameras available
Looking like a 1980s SLR, the retro Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has become a reference interchangeable-lens camera for the most demanding photographers. It was already a beautiful object,...
Showdown: Best Superzoom Compact Cameras of 2015- Digital Cameras - 12/05/2015 17:15 May 12, 2015
It all comes down to features and handling
Made In Japan: Inside the Nikon Tochigi Lens Factory- Digital Cameras - 12/05/2015 10:26 May 12, 2015
Your humble servant in front of the Nikon Tochigi factory The NIKKOR factory is nestled in the heart of the mountainous Tochigi Prefecture just north of Tokyo. As is often the case...
REVIEW / EOS M3: Canon's Excellent Picture Quality in a Likeable Body- Digital Cameras - 05/05/2015 09:33 May 5, 2015
New camera, new trinity: the EOS M3 has inherited the DIGIC 6 image processor, a 24.2 Mpx APS-C CMOS sensor and the Hybrid CMOS AF III 49-point autofocus system. It also features Wi-Fi,...
TomTom Hits the Action Cam Scene with the Bandit- Digital Cameras - 30/04/2015 12:52 April 30, 2015
Ultra HD, GPS, waterproof up to 50 m...
The tiny world that is the action cam market is starting to boil over. After GoPro, Garmin, Kodak, Sony, HTC and Contour, now TomTom is jumping into the fray with the Bandit. Do...
REVIEW / Pentax K-S2: the Endearing All-Weather Prosumer DSLR- Digital Cameras - 28/04/2015 14:53 April 28, 2015
If all you're paying attention to is basic components, then the K-S2 will certainly seem like a redesigned K-S1. It's got the same stabilised 20.1-Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the...
K-3 II: Pentax Updates its Expert DSLR- Digital Cameras - 23/04/2015 13:48 April 23, 2015
Basically just Pixel Shift Resolution and GPS
Following quickly on from an impressive K-S2 (although it did have its flaws), Pentax has now brought out the K-3 II. The 'II' is there to remind us that this is just an update, something...
Canon EOS M3: First Impressions of its Responsiveness- Digital Cameras - 22/04/2015 12:31 April 22, 2015
Better, yes, but still far too slow...
At the end of last week, we were sent Canon's latest interchangeable-lens camera, the EOS M3. Given the sluggish responsiveness of the original EOS M, and this despite the firmware...
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