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Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN Art review so far

21 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN Art is an ultra-wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the Sony E and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Leica, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount bodies. Ahead of our in-depth review, I tried the L-mount version on a Lumix S1R and Sigma fp to bring you a broad range of…

Olympus OMD EM5 III review so far

17 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Olympus OMD EM5 III is a mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at those who value portability and handheld use without compromising features and quality. It inherits the 20 Megapixel sensor from the EM1 II which finally brings it confident autofocus and 4k video, while also boasting improved built-in stabilisation in a slightly lighter but still weather-sealed body. Check out my…

Sigma fp review - sample images

16 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sigma fp is a 24 Megapixel full-frame camera with 4k video, Cinema DNG and an L-mount. It's Sigma's first body to employ the L-mount and the company is steadily making all of its ART prime lenses as well as selected zooms available in native versions. Ahead of my review, check out my sample images and movies!

Canon EOS M200 review

14 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS M200 is an entry-level mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, tilting touchscreen and cropped 4k video. Successor to the EOS M100, it becomes Canon’s smallest, lightest and cheapest mirrorless in the current range. Find out if it's the ideal budget camera in my full review!

Nikon Z50 review - preview

10 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Nikon Z50 is a mid-range mirrorless camera with a 20.88 Megapixel APSC sensor, 4k video, viewfinder, tilting touchscreen and 11fps bursts. Announced in October 2019, it’s Nikon’s first DX-format mirrorless camera, which means it uses a cropped APSC sensor. I went hands-on for my preview!

Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 Noct review - preview

10 Oct 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 S Noct is a prime lens for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras with standard coverage coupled with anything but a standard aperture. It features a unique f0.95 focal ratio gathering almost 4 times more light than its sibling the Z 50mm f1.8 S, hence earning the famed "Noct" moniker. Ahead of my full review, see…

Canon EOS 90D review

07 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS 90D is an upper mid-range DSLR with a 32.5 Megapixel APSC sensor, Dual Pixel AF for live view and movies, 45-point AF through the viewfinder, 10fps shooting, uncropped 4k video at 25 or 30p, and a fully-articulated touchscreen. Find out whether this new DSLR is right for you in my full review packed with comparisons!

Sony A9 II review - preview

03 Oct 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony A9 II is a high-end 24.2 Megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera, aimed at professional sports photographers. It combines the core A9 features of 20fps silent shooting and zero blackout with a raft of body upgrades from the A7r IV and the latest AF and processing to become Sony’s most professional body. Find out more in my preview!

Canon SX70 HS review

02 Oct 2019 Ken McMahon

The Canon SX70 HS is a super-zoom camera with DSLR-styling, 20 Megapixels and a 65x / 21-1365mm optical zoom. The SX70 HS keeps the body, zoom and flip-screen of its predecessor, but upgrades the resolution and viewfinder while adding 4k video and 10fps. Find out if it's still King of the super-zooms in our full review!

Canon EOS M6 II review

30 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a mid-range mirrorless camera with a 32.5 Megapixel APSC sensor, uncropped 4k video at 25 or 30p with Dual Pixel AF, 14fps shooting with autofocus, a tilting touchscreen and slide-on electronic viewfinder. Find out how it compares to the EOS M50, EOS 90D, Sony A6400 and Fujifilm X-T30 in my in=depth review!

Sony E 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS review

26 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS is a telephoto zoom for its E-mount mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, like the A6000 series. It's designed as a premium option for those who demand better quality and desire longer reach without the even higher cost or bulk of the full-frame and G Master options. Find out why it comes recommended in…

Nikon COOLPIX B600 review

24 Sep 2019 Ken McMahon

The Nikon COOLPIX B600 is DSLR-styled 'bridge' super-zoom camera sporting a 60x / 24-1440mm range at an affordable price. In his review, Ken compares it to models above and below it in Nikon's range as well as Canon's best-selling PowerShot SX70 HS. Find out which super-zoom will be best for you in his full review!

Sony FE 35mm f1.8 review

23 Sep 2019 Thomas

The Sony FE 35mm f1.8 is a mild wide-angle prime lens for its Alpha mirrorless cameras. It’s Sony’s third native 35mm lens that’s corrected for full-frame bodies, but pitched at a more affordable price and similar in build and quality to the FE 85mm f1.8. Find out why it's a great option for the money in our full review!

Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G review

17 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony E 16-55mm f2.8 G is a high-end general-purpose zoom for E-mount mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, like the A6000 series. It’s Sony’s first f2.8 zoom designed for APSC mirrorless and one that owners of its higher-end cameras in the series have been crying out for. Find out if it meets expectations in my full review!

Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art review

16 Sep 2019 Thomas

The Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art is a mild wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the Sony E and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Leica, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount bodies. The brightest 35mm lens with autofocus to date, it delivers attractive bokeh and impressive sharpness. Find out why you'll want it in our…

Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S review

10 Sep 2019 Thomas

The Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S is a short telephoto lens designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z mirrorless system. It becomes the first native prime lens in the system aimed at portrait photographers who desire classic head-and-shoulders compositions with shallow depth-of-field effects. Thomas compares it to rivals in his in-depth review!

Sony A6600 review

09 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony A6600 is an upper mid-range mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, built-in stabilisation, 4k video, 11fps bursts with autofocus, and increased battery life. It replaces the three-year-old A6500 as Sony’s flagship body and in my in-depth review I'll compare all of its pros and cons to rivals to help you decide!

Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art review

06 Sep 2019 Thomas

Sigma's 50mm f1.4 ART is a high-end standard lens with autofocus for Canon, Nikon, Leica-L or Sony mounts. We've completely updated our original review, retesting it at higher resolutions and comparing it to new primes lenses from a variety of manufacturers. Find out why it remains one of the best 50mm lenses around in our review!

Sony A6100 review so far

02 Sep 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony A6100 is an upper entry-level mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, 4k video, 11fps shooting, viewfinder and tilting touchscreen. Announced in August 2019, it’s the official successor to the five and a half year old A6000, greatly improving the AF and video features. Check out my hands-on review-so-far!

Sony A7r IV review

26 Aug 2019 Gordon Laing

The Sony A7r Mark IV is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 61 Megapixels, 10fps shooting, 4k video up to 30p, built-in stabilisation and a Pixel Shift Composite mode that generates images with up to 240 Megapixels. Find out if it's the high-res body for you in my full review!

Canon PowerShot G5X II review

21 Aug 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon PowerShot G5X Mark II is a high-end compact with a 1in sensor, 5x / 24-120mm zoom, popup viewfinder, tilting touchscreen, fast bursts and 4k video. Canon’s redesigned the body to become more pocketable while squeezing-in a longer zoom range. Find out if it's your ideal compact in my full review!

Sony FE 50mm f1.8 review

20 Aug 2019 Thomas

The Sony FE 50mm f1.8 is the most affordable standard prime lens for Alpha mirrorless cameras with a bright f1.8 focal ratio that's ideal for delivering shallow depth-of-field effects. There's lots of 50mm options for Sony's cameras, but the FE 50mm f1.8 is by far the most affordable with autofocus. Heres's Thomas's in-depth review!

Canon PowerShot G7X III review

19 Aug 2019 Gordon Laing

The Canon G7X Mark III is a compact aimed at enthusiasts and vloggers. It keeps the 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 lens and much the same body of the G7X II but updates the sensor for faster shooting and uncropped 4k video, and becomes the first 1in compact with a mic input and live streaming straight to YouTube. Check out my in-depth review!

Sony FE 55mm f1.8 ZA review

13 Aug 2019 Thomas

Sony's FE 55mm f1.8 ZA is a prime lens for full-frame Alpha mirrorless cameras that delivers close to standard coverage. It was one of the first lenses available for the FE mount, and has since been joined by a selection of alternatives, but it remains a popular option due to its compact size and decent quality. In his review Thomas…

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