Review: Canon PowerShot G7X, a Good, Simple All-RounderBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 21/10/14 10:21
Until now, even with four expert compacts on the market, there was something seriously missing from Canon's catalogue. You basically had the choice between a small camera with a small image sensor (the S120 and S200), a...
Review: Nikon D750, A Look at the Future of Full-Frame DSLRsRenaud Labracherie - Digital Cameras - 14/10/14 13:52
Nikon has a new baby in its 24x36 DSLR range: the D750, a camera that has nudged itself in between the D610 and D810. Why didn't they call it the D710? The answer shall forever remain a...
Review: We Fell for the Panasonic Lumix GM5 and Its ViewfinderBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 14/10/14 09:34
In Panasonic's mind, the distinction is clear: the Lumix GM1 (which will remain in its catalogue) was a tiny camera designed more for size- and design-conscious buyers than for the technologically- or photographically-minded. And yet, many experts...
Review: Pentax Q-S1, or the Q7 Gets a RedesignCéline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 07/10/14 09:09
Three years ago, the Pentax Q rocked the mirrorless interchangeable-lens world with its tiny body, made possible thanks to a smaller 1/2.3" image sensor. Since then, innovations have been few and far between—there was just the Q7's...
Review: Sony Alpha 5100 (A5100), Good Camera, Just Not Very InnovativeBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 30/09/14 09:07
Slowly but surely, Sony is updating its entry-level line of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. Once represented by the NEX-3 & Co., the company's bottom-rung range has since given way to the Alpha 5000, and now the Alpha 5100....
Review: Leica X (Typ 113), A Huge Improvement In Need of More ImprovementBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 23/09/14 15:28
Back in 2010 with the X1, Leica was the first brand to try and combine a compact camera's body, a 12-Megapixel APS-C sensor and a prime lens (the humble little Elmarit 23mm f/2.8 ASPH 35mm-equivalent) in the...
Review: Olympus Stylus SH-1, 24x Zoom, Stylish Design but Unimproved Picture QualityCéline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 23/09/14 09:20
Successfully resisting the trend towards 30x zooms, the 2014 Olympus Traveller cameras are equipped with an almost sensible 24x zoom. The range includes the Stylus SH-1, the glamorous and fashion-conscious member of the family. It has the...
Review: Samsung NX3000, Back to the Basics for a Good All-Round CameraBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 16/09/14 15:43
Samsung had always shown a certain restraint in its NX line of APS-C mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, with each release representing only a slight improvement over the previous. Then came the NX2000 and its touchscreen-only handling, which remained...
Photokina: Leica Presents the D-Lux, V-Lux and the Leica X, M and SBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 16/09/14 14:36
At Photokina, Leica is on home turf. Naturally, the company is doing everything it can to mark its territory, and has thus reserved the entirety of Hall 1 for itself....
Review: Nikon 1 V3, It's Swapped its Viewfinder for a Few Extra MegapixelsCéline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 16/09/14 09:20
With the third version of its expert interchangeable lens camera, Nikon has made a complete U-turn. The Nikon 1 V2 was the smallest camera of its kind to have a viewfinder, while its successor, the Nikon 1...
Photokina 2014: Panasonic Lumix LX100, Pro Compact with a 4/3" SensorBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 15/09/14 13:56
Blasphemy! The follow-up to the 2012 Lumix LX7 won't be called "LX8" after all, and its zoom lens will lose its f/1.4 minimum aperture! Death to the king! Death to...
Photokina 2014: Panasonic Lumix GM5 is Like a GM1 with a ViewfinderBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 15/09/14 13:01
Following the success of its tiny interchangeable-lens Lumix GM1, Panasonic has decided to launch a new version with an electronic viewfinder (the same one as on the GX7), but no...
Nikon D750: Born at Last, the Legitimate Heir to the D700's Throne!Bruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 12/09/14 14:33
Six years, two months and eleven days after its launch, the much-loved Nikon D700—the first 24 x 36 DSLR of many a Nikon-user—has finally been superseded. Of course, since its...
Review: Nikon D810, a DSLR with an Extra Dose of SpeedRenaud Labracherie - Digital Cameras - 09/09/14 14:22
Two years ago, Nikon revolutionised the pro camera market with the D800 and D800e, two DSLRs with a 24x36 sensor that crammed 36.3 Megapixels into every shot. This record-breaking resolution allowed them to breezily rival medium-format cameras...
Review: Alpha 77 II, Subtle Updates to Sony's Expert APS-C DSLRBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 09/09/14 09:20
After two years of distinguished and loyal service, the most expert of Sony's APS-C DSLR cameras, the Alpha 77, has stepped aside for the Mark II version. This camera will have the unenviable task not only of...
Review: Nikon Coolpix AW120, Tough Compact with a 5x Zoom and Wider ApertureBruno Labarbere / Céline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 26/08/14 11:26
The Coolpix AW120 is the third tough compact to hail from Nikon's AW series. It reprises many of the specs from its predecessor, the Coolpix AW110: same 16-Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, same chassis, same waterproofing for up...
Review: Samsung NX Mini, When Thin Isn't GoodBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 19/08/14 11:21
The list of cameras that have a 1" sensor has been growing day by day. Introduced in late 2011 with the Nikon 1 mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (specifically, the Nikon 1 V1), the 1" sensor format grew into...
Sony Announces Alpha 5100Bruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 19/08/14 10:51
After persistent rumours, Sony has updated its entry-level mirrorless compact ahead of schedule. With a body inspired by the Alpha 5000, which is effectively taking its final curtsey after barely...
Review: Kodak Pixpro AZ651, the First (and Possibly Last) 65x Bridge CameraBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 12/08/14 11:12
Set on taking advantage of Asia Optical's expertise in lens technology, Kodak has dove head-first into the race for who will have the bridge camera with the biggest zoom. Apparently, the PixPro AstroZoom AZ521's 50x zoom from...
Review: PixPro S-1, Kodak's First Micro 4/3 CameraBruno Labarbere / Céline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 05/08/14 11:27
Kodak was a member of the Four Thirds consortium, but it never sold a 4/3 camera of its own, preferring to supply sensors to Olympus instead. Then Four Thirds gave way to Micro Four Thirds in 2008...
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...
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