Digital cameras: news
REVIEW / Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II: Another Great OM-D- Digital Cameras - 29/09/2015 14:16 September 29, 2015
Olympus has made a few minor updates to the OM-D E-M10 Mark II—updates that can also be found in the Mark II version of the higher-end OM-D E-M5....
Using Your Camera's PASM Modes. Part 2: Getting Started- Digital Cameras - 25/09/2015 11:43 September 25, 2015
Free yourself from Auto mode
Now that you've got your head round the theory behind your camera's PASM modes and the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and sensitivity, you're ready to get to work using...
Using Your Camera's PASM Modes. Part 1: The Theory- Digital Cameras - 18/09/2015 14:09 September 18, 2015
Understanding aperture, shutter speed, sensitivity
Whether loitering on a chunky mode-selection dial or hidden away in the menus, most cameras come with a set of PASM modes. These four little letters are the gateway to total control...
REVIEW / Sony A7R II, Packed With Pixels Plus 4K Video- Digital Cameras - 15/09/2015 12:57 September 15, 2015
Building on updates already brought to the Alpha 7 II, the Sony Alpha 7R II wears its professional credentials on its sleeve, packing pro-level specs into a camera that's barely bigger...
IFA 2015 – Panasonic GH4R: Unlimited 4K Video- Digital Cameras - 01/09/2015 15:10 September 1, 2015
A pro version of the GH4
Rather than being a totally new camera, the Panasonic GH4R is a more advanced version of its predecessor, the GH4, with some new stuff added under the hood. The main update here falls...
REVIEW / Sigma dp0 Quattro: The More You Use It, The More You'll Like It- Digital Cameras - 01/09/2015 10:09 September 1, 2015
Like any good product line that improves over time, the Quattro family's camera bodies keep gaining better design and handling with each successive...
REVIEW / Panasonic Lumix FZ300: Fast, Efficient & 24x Constant f/2.8 Zoom Lens- Digital Cameras - 25/08/2015 10:04 August 25, 2015
25-600mm f/2.8 24x zoom lens, 12 Mpx 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor, 5-axis stabilization, tropicalization, new processor, DFD autofocus from the Lumix GH4, 4K video and photos, adjustable...
Fujifilm X-T10 vs. Panasonic Lumix G7- Digital Cameras - 24/08/2015 16:03 August 24, 2015
The "mini" X-T1 and GH4
BACKGROUND It's as though Panasonic...
REVIEW / Panasonic Lumix GX8: More-Advanced, More-Powerful, Prettier & Faster- Digital Cameras - 18/08/2015 10:02 August 18, 2015
Panasonic wants to make a clear distinction between its two top-of-the-range premium hybrids: the Lumix GH4 is best for video, while the Lumix GX8 is best for still photography. To...
Panasonic Lumix FZ300: Picture Quality and Responsiveness Results- Digital Cameras - 17/08/2015 12:32 August 17, 2015
Panasonic lightyears ahead of its rivals
Very few cameras are as universally appreciated as the Panasonic Lumix FZ200, which remains, three years after its release, one of the bestselling bridge cameras around. But there's...
Sony Alpha 7R II Against the Clock: Twice as Fast...- Digital Cameras - 13/08/2015 14:36 August 13, 2015
Biggest gains in picture processing
Following our very promising hands-on experience with the camera in mid-June, we've at last received a Sony Alpha 7R II to review in full. Although we haven't yet finished all of our...
REVIEW / Fujifilm X-T10: This Mini X-T1 Risks it All for Picture Quality- Digital Cameras - 11/08/2015 10:09 August 11, 2015
16.3 Mpx X-Trans II APS-C sensor, EXR II processor, 77-point AF, central OLED viewfinder with 2,360,000-dot resolution, retro and angular design, Wi-Fi... No, we aren't talking about...
Fujifilm X-T1 IR: No IR Filter—Shoot the Stars and Much, Much More- Digital Cameras - 07/08/2015 12:28 August 7, 2015
The first hybrid for astrophotographers
With the peak of the Perseid meteor shower fast approaching (August 12-13, if you were wondering), Fujifilm has announced the X-T1 IR. This camera has been stripped of its infrared...
REVIEW / Olympus Stylus 1s: Barely Different from its Predecessor- Digital Cameras - 04/08/2015 16:53 August 4, 2015
Design-wise, the Stylus 1s is almost identical to its predecessor: it's angular, with the same black casing and same narrow grip. The coating on the...
REVIEW / Sony RX10 II: An Exact Copy of the RX10...With 4K Added- Digital Cameras - 04/08/2015 11:43 August 4, 2015
Sony apparently takes the old adage of "If it ain't broke..." very seriously, as upgrading from the first incarnation of the RX10 to the RX10 II really comes down to one question: is...
REVIEW / Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D): T6s Specs, T5i Design- Digital Cameras - 28/07/2015 10:03 July 28, 2015
We knew it already, but the T6i doesn't handle as expertly as its non-identical twin, the T6s; the entire design is taken from its predecessor, the...
Summer 2015: Best Waterproof Cameras and Action Cams- Digital Cameras - 26/07/2015 13:05 July 26, 2015
Snap those fish before the sharks snap you!
Why buy a waterproof camera? Buying a waterproof camera of any kind just to go splash around with the fishes for a week or two a year might seem like a ridiculous idea. Especially...
Panasonic Lumix GX8: Hands-On Review & Sample Pics- Digital Cameras - 24/07/2015 13:27 July 24, 2015
Just 20.3 Mpx, but you can see the improvement
Recently, we were lucky enough to spend an entire day alone with Panasonic's latest expert interchangeable-lens camera, the Lumix GX8. The device may only have been running firmware...
REVIEW / Canon PowerShot G3 X: the First 1" Expert Compact with 25x Zoom- Digital Cameras - 21/07/2015 16:08 July 21, 2015
The Canon G3 X is one of those cameras that just draws you in as soon as you lay eyes on it; it intrigues you. Square and stocky, it's not a camera...
Z Camera E1: The Smallest Micro 4/3 Camera to Film in 4K- Digital Cameras - 21/07/2015 14:08 July 21, 2015
Another Kickstarter project
The Z Camera E1 stems from a Kickstarter project that exceeded its creators' expectations in terms of public support. You can understand why, as the incredible technical performance...
Meet the Designers Behind the Leica Q (Typ 116)- Digital Cameras - 18/07/2015 12:28 July 18, 2015
It's just the first in a long line
Eighteen months. That's how long it took Peter Kruschewski and Vincent Laine's teams to design the Leica Q (Typ 116), all the way from initial drafts to commercialization in June 2015;...
Panasonic Lumix GX8: Tropicalized, Stabilized and with 4K Video- Digital Cameras - 17/07/2015 14:12 July 17, 2015
A new 20.3 Mpx 4/3" sensor!
Rumors about a summer replacement were circulating and Panasonic couldn't pass up the opportunity to renew its range. As such, the enthusiast-focused hybrid Lumix GX7 bows...
Panasonic Lumix FZ300: 24x Zoom, Constant f/2.8, 4K and Tropicalized- Digital Cameras - 17/07/2015 12:05 July 17, 2015
Who's the daddy?
Three years! That's a ridiculously long time to wait for the rejuvenation of a bridge camera. But what a bridge camera! Until now, the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 was the only one to offer...
How to Choose a Tripod: Our Tips and This Summer's Best Buys- Digital Cameras - 10/07/2015 14:15 July 10, 2015
Give your photos some stability!
Why buy a tripod? For a steady, well-framed image Now of course, the reason we have tripods is to somewhat stabilize the shot. They bring an end to blurring due to...
Best Cameras for the Summer: Beach & Mountains- Digital Cameras - 08/07/2015 14:35 July 8, 2015
Waterproof, tropicalized, backpack-friendly...
Beach: Waterproof Compacts & Tropicalized DSLRs You've got your feet in the sand, a view of the lagoon, an iced mojito in your hand (drinking responsibly, of course)...
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...
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