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...
REVIEW / Nikon D7200, an Excellent DSLR That's More Like a D7100 v2.0- Digital Cameras - 21/04/2015 17:38 April 21, 2015
There are very few outward signs that distinguish the D7200 from the D7100. 'Never change a winning horse' seems to have been Nikon's motto these past years—which is a risky strategy...
Sony Launches Three 30x Compact Cameras: HX90, HX90V & WX500- Digital Cameras - 15/04/2015 16:14 April 15, 2015
World's smallest 30x zoom compacts
This is 2015 A.D., a time when smartphones have engulfed the compact camera market, laying waste to all that surrounds them. Well, that's not entirely true. Actually, what are...
REVIEW / Canon PowerShot SX610 HS: New Design and a Bigger Zoom- Digital Cameras - 14/04/2015 17:17 April 14, 2015
The body is beautifully designed with sleeker, more curvaceous lines than the SX600 HS', which we already liked in the first place. The matte...
Olympus Announces New TG-4 Tough Compact and Stylus 1s Bridge- Digital Cameras - 14/04/2015 13:02 April 14, 2015
Several minor updates
Olympus has added to its camera range with two new products, the Stylus 1s bridge and the TG-4 tough compact. There's nothing revolutionary about the new cameras' features, but the...
REVIEW / Canon PowerShot SX530 HS, the Everyman's 50x Bridge Camera- Digital Cameras - 14/04/2015 11:29 April 14, 2015
As with its big brother, the SX60 HS, the SX530 HS' design is classic, sober. While the body is perfectly suited to its purpose and zoom length,...
REVIEW / Sigma dp3 Quattro: The Foveon Quattro Sensor Adapted to Portrait Photography- Digital Cameras - 07/04/2015 10:18 April 7, 2015
Sigma's dp Quattro range is nothing new to us now. Indeed, the first model in the series appeared in July 2014. The latest is the dp3 Quattro, which, apart from its ever so slightly...
REVIEW / Samsung NX1: The Pinnacle of Professional Hybrid Technology- Digital Cameras - 31/03/2015 10:25 March 31, 2015
Six long months we've been waiting for this, but, at last, the Samsung NX1 has swapped hallowed exhibition halls for our possibly even more hallowed test labs. Ever since we laid our...
REVIEW / Nikon Coolpix S9900: The Only 30x Zoom Compact with Adjustable Screen- Digital Cameras - 24/03/2015 10:16 March 24, 2015
Canon and Panasonic might have played it safe with their respective PowerShot SX710HS and Lumix TZ70 models, opting to more or less reproduce...
Pentax K-S2: First Pictures and Electronic Noise Reduction- Digital Cameras - 19/03/2015 12:21 March 19, 2015
At CP+ 2015, Ricoh unveiled its very latest DSLR: the Pentax K-S2. The latter has done away with the futurist design of the K-S1, choosing instead to return to its more traditional...
REVIEW / Canon PowerShot N2: Quality Photos from this Smartphone Alternative- Digital Cameras - 17/03/2015 15:09 March 17, 2015
The design of the PowerShot N2 is as seductive as ever, standing out from the crowd thanks to its cuboid shape. It might be a little chunkier than...
REVIEW / Olympus TG-860 Tough Compact: Waterproof to 15 m, Wi-Fi, GPS, Selfie-Optimised- Digital Cameras - 17/03/2015 10:12 March 17, 2015
TruePic VII processor, 16 Mpx 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor, 21-105mm f/3.5-5.7 5x zoom lens, same design but different colours... There's no doubting its Olympus Tough TG-8xx heritage. But...
Olympus Stylus SH-2: a 24x Compact Just Like the SH-1, but with RAW- Digital Cameras - 12/03/2015 12:34 March 12, 2015
Four new features and a lower launch price
Following announcements from Panasonic, Canon and Nikon, Olympus has in turn decided to renew its super-zoom compact. Although, by "renew" it really means "update very slightly". The...
REVIEW / Sony Alpha 7 II: The Best 24x36 Hybrid To Date- Digital Cameras - 10/03/2015 15:18 March 10, 2015
The new release is a Mark II, so more of an evolution than a revolution. So much the better: based on the A7/A7R/A7S series, the Sony Alpha 7 Mark...
REVIEW / Nikon D5500: A Good DSLR for the Masses, Now with Touchscreen- Digital Cameras - 10/03/2015 10:09 March 10, 2015
Priced at £720 body + 18-55mm VR II lens, the D5500 is THE mass market SLR. The spec sheet reads very nicely, although there's plenty of fierce competition in this sector, from both...
REVIEW / Canon PowerShot SX710 HS: Higher Resolution but No Real Progress- Digital Cameras - 03/03/2015 10:28 March 3, 2015
Aesthetically, there's nothing to distinguish the PowerShot SX710 HS from the SX700 HS. Except, of course, for the name stencilled on the...
REVIEW / Panasonic Lumix TZ70 (ZS50): A Much Better Viewfinder and Fewer Pixels- Digital Cameras - 24/02/2015 10:37 February 24, 2015
Combining sharp and rounded edges, the Lumix TZ70 (ZS50 in US) cuts the same figure as its predecessor, the TZ60. The build-quality is as excellent...
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