Review: Nikon Coolpix S6900, Perfectly Tailored for (Poor-Quality) SelfiesBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 16/12/14 14:47
The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is the successor to the selfie-oriented Coolpix S6600. Like the S6600, it has a 16-Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, a 12x (25-300mm) zoom lens and a swivel screen, but it ups the ante with...
Sony Alpha 77 II: Firmware 2.00 for Faster AF and XAVC-S VideoBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 12/12/14 14:36
Lucky owners of the Sony Alpha 77 II, it looks like Christmas has come early for you: this morning, Sony released firmware version 2.00 for your prized camera, so you can...
Review: Canon IXUS 265 HS, a Cute Little Compact with a 12x ZoomCéline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 09/12/14 11:13
In a body barely 22 millimetres thick, Canon fit into the IXUS 265 HS an f/3.6-7.0 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm), a 16-Megapixel CMOS sensor with 100 to 3200 ISO, a 461,000-dot LCD monitor, Wi-Fi,...
Review: Canon SX60 HS, a Bridge Camera with Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens and 65x ZoomCéline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 02/12/14 14:17
Two years after the SX50 HS, Canon has released the Powershot SX60 HS, a new bridge camera with 65x zoom. It's the second camera of its type to have such a large zoom, following the Kodak Pixpro...
Review: Pentax K-S1, Beautiful Pictures from an Un-User-Friendly CameraBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 25/11/14 11:21
This is the first time since 2012's K-01 that Pentax has released an interchangeable-lens camera with a truly novel design. With its LED-laden grip, backlit rear buttons and part-futuristic, part-classic aesthetics, the K-S1 stands out from the...
Sony Alpha 7 II (A7II), Faster and with 5-Axis StabilisationBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 21/11/14 14:23
In barely over a year, Sony has launched no less than four 24 x 36 mm cameras (Alpha 7, 7R, 7S and 7 II). Interestingly, Nikon has unveiled exactly the...
Review: Fujifilm X100T, the Street Photographer's DreamBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 18/11/14 14:11
The X100T—the T is for "Third"—reiterates much of what made the first X100 a success: a deliciously retro design, a 16 Mpx APS-C CMOS sensor (now using XTrans technology, ever since the X100S), a 23mm f/2 35mm-equivalent Fujinon...
Review: Canon 7D Mark II, Return of the Expert APS-C DSLRRenaud Labracherie - Digital Cameras - 11/11/14 15:08
Canon's 2009 best-selling DSLR, the EOS 7D, has finally been updated. Soberly dubbed the EOS 7D Mark II to make its succession clear to all, this new model comes with a number of improvements that bring the camera...
Traditional Compact Cameras: Understanding the Current ModelsBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 11/11/14 12:04
Christmas is drawing ever closer, so we thought we'd run a series of articles to help you choose which of the many cameras out there to buy for your loved...
Preview: the Panasonic Lumix CM1 Undergoes Our TestsBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 04/11/14 15:30
The unveiling of the Panasonic Lumix CM1 caused quite a stir at photokina, but it looks like this camera-cum-phone will only be available on the French and German markets. It's...
Review: Fujifilm X30, Electronic Viewfinder, Adjustable Screen and a Few Extra PoundsBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 04/11/14 09:10
Fujifilm found a winning formula with the X10, and it stuck to it, producing expert compacts with bright zoom and an optical viewfinder (a rare thing, nowadays!). Buoyed by the success of its first model, Fujifilm soon...
New Ricoh Theta M15 Shoots Spherical VideoBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 29/10/14 10:48
Ricoh, the company that pioneered the mass-market 360° camera with the first Theta, has announced the new Theta M15, which not only comes in a fashionable choice of blue, pink,...
Review: The Panasonic Lumix LX100 Hits Where It CountsBruno Labarbere - Digital Cameras - 28/10/14 10:37
"Like every other year since 2006, Panasonic has once again updated its LX expert compact range..." That's been the tune that led us all the way up to the Lumix LX7 in 2012. Only, since then, Sony...
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...
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