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DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0 Review

13 Aug 2018 Adam Juniper

The Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0 is the latest version of DJI's hugely popular drone series aimed at enthusiasts. Equipped with a 1in sensor camera and an improved radio system, it's the best Phantom yet, but is it right for you? Adam finds out in his Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0 review!

Olympus PEN EPL9 review

06 Aug 2018 Ken McMahon

The Olympus PEN EPL9 is a stylish entry-level mirrorless camera aimed at bloggers or social photographers wanting to upgrade their smartphone photography. It features a 16 Megapixel Four Thirds sensor, 4k video, Bluetooth and Wifi. Find out if it's the best budget mirrorless in Ken's review!

Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art review

01 Aug 2018 Thomas

The Sigma 105mm f1.4 ART is one of the brightest portrait lenses available, undercutting its only rival from Nikon on price, while giving it a run for its money on performance. Find out if the Bokeh Master is the best portrait lens in our Sigma 105mm f1.4 review!

Canon SX740 HS review - preview

31 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

The Canon SX740 HS is a pocket super-zoom with a 40x / 24-960mm range, 20 Megapixel sensor, 4k video, Wifi and Bluetooth. It's a mild refresh over the SX730 HS, but now employs the latest DIGIC 8 processor to supports 4k video and 10fps bursts. Here's my preview.

Fujifilm XA5 review

30 Jul 2018 Ken McMahon

The Fujifilm XA5 is an entry-level mirrorless camera, sporting a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, tilting touchscreen, Bluetooth and Wifi. Successor to the XA3, it's Fujifilm's smallest and lightest mirrorless body with an X mount. Find out if its right for you in Ken's review!

Lunar Eclipse Photography

26 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

A Total Lunar Eclipse is one of Nature's most spectacular displays and a great deal easier to photograph than a Solar Eclipse, not to mention more frequent too. In my guide I'll explain how to photograph a lunar eclipse or blood moon!

Fujifilm XT100 review

23 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm X-T100 is an entry-level mirrorless camera, aimed at beginners, social photographers and vloggers, sporting a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, built-in viewfinder and tilting touchscreen that can flip sideways to face the subject. Find out if it's right for you in my final review!

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 review - preview

20 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 is an ultra wide zoom designed for Fujifilm's X-Series mirrorless cameras. It delivers the widest coverage in the system to date, making it ideal for landscape, architectural and astrophotography. It's an unashamedly high-end lens and you can find out more in my preview!

Fujifilm XF10 review - preview

19 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm XF10 is a high-end compact camera aimed at enthusiasts, sporting a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, fixed 28mm f2.8 equivalent lens, touchscreen, Wifi and Bluetooth. Find out more about this unofficial successor to the X70, how it compares and where it fits in the range in my preview!

Parrot Anafi review

16 Jul 2018 Adam Juniper

The Parrot Anafi is a mid-range drone with 4k video and a powered gimbal. Parrot's most sophisticated drone to date, it's pitched squarely against the DJI Mavic Air, undercutting it on price and boasting some unique features. Adam takes it for a spin in his full review!

Rode NT USB review

13 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

The Rode NT USB is a broadcast-quality USB microphone designed to capture a wide range of sound from vocals to musical instruments. The condenser design captures a broader range of frequencies than dynamic mics like the Podcaster, allowing it to deliver more transparent audio. Check out my review!

Nikon COOLPIX P1000 review - preview

10 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

The Nikon COOLPIX P1000 is a DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with a massive 125x range, taking it from an equivalent of 24-3000mm. The P1000 has a 16 Megapixel sensor, can film 4k video and has a built-in OLED viewfinder and fully-articulated screen. Check out my preview!

Panasonic Lumix FT7 / TS7 review

09 Jul 2018 Ken McMahon

The Panasonic Lumix FT7 / TS7 is the company's latest rugged waterproof compact. Waterproof to 31 metres, It replaces the Lumix FT5 / TS5 with a 20.4 Megapixel sensor, a stabilised 4.6x zoom and, for the first time on an FT model, a built-in electronic viewfinder. Check out Ken's final review!

Long exposure photography tips

03 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

Long exposures can be used to create beautiful and mysterious-looking images, transforming landscape or city scenes without any post-processing. It's become one of my favourite techniques, and in my tutorial I'll explain everything you need to know to get started with long exposures.

Sony FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS review so far

27 Jun 2018 Gordon Laing

The FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS is the first super-telephoto for Sony's full-frame Alpha mirrorless system. Aimed at pro sports and wildlife photographers, it boasts sharp results across the frame, very fast autofocus and is comfortably lighter than rivals. I tried it out for my review-so-far!

WD My Passport Wireless SSD review

20 Jun 2018 Gordon Laing

The WD My Passport Wireless SSD is a smart drive that lets you backup SD cards in the field without lugging around a laptop. Built-in Wifi lets you browse or share the drive with phones or tablets or even stream content to a smart TV. Find out if it's your ideal backup in my review!

Canon and Nikon pro mirrorless wishlist

18 Jun 2018 Gordon Laing

Canon and Nikon may have concentrated on entry to mid-level mirrorless cameras so far, but both companies are expected to launch high-end models by the end of the year. In a special edition of the cameralabs video podcast, Gordon and Doug discuss their wishlist with contributions by six special guests!

Sony RX100 VI review so far

12 Jun 2018 Gordon Laing

The Sony RX100 VI is a high-end compact aimed at enthusiasts. It takes the earlier Mark V with its 20 MP sensor, confident focusing, 4k video and super slow motion, but squeezes a longer 24-200mm range into essentially the same body. Check out my hands-on preview with samples!

Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 ART review

04 Jun 2018 Thomas

The Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 ART is an ultra-wide angle zoom lens designed for full-frame cameras and available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. Find out how this latest addition to the acclaimed ART series performs in Thomas's in-depth review!

Fujifilm Instax SQ6 review

28 May 2018 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm Instax SQ6 is an analogue instant camera that looks like the classic Instagram logo. It's Fujifilm's second instant camera to use the Instax Square format that outputs 2.4x2.4in prints, but unlike last year's digital SQ10, embraces the analogue process. Check out my review!

Canon EF-M 11-22mm review so far

22 May 2018 Gordon Laing

Canon's EF-M 11-22mm is an ultra-wide zoom lens for EOS mirrorless cameras with APSC sensors, upon which it delivers an 18-35mm equivalent range, making it ideal for landscape, architecture, large group shots or vlogging at arm's length. Find out more in my review-so-far.

Leica 50-200mm f2.8-4 review

21 May 2018 Gordon Laing

The Leica DG 50-200mm f2.8-4 is a high-end telephoto zoom designed for Panasonic and Olympus mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers equivalent coverage of 100-400mm. In my in-depth review I'll compare it to the Olympus 40-150mm to help you choose the best telephoto zoom!

Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO review so far

16 May 2018 Gordon Laing

The Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO is a bright wide lens, aimed at Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless owners who want the best performance and fastest aperture at this flexible focal length. Check out my video overview and sample images!

Canon EOS 4000D review

14 May 2018 Ken McMahon

Canon's EOS 4000D is a low-priced DSLR that aims to make creative photography more affordable. It offers an 18 Megapixel APSC sensor, 1080p video, 9-point AF, 3fps and Wifi. There's few frills, but it's a solid spec for the money. Check out my review!

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