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Canon EOS R5C review

19 Jan 2022 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS R5C is a hybrid cinema camera based on the EOS R5 and aimed at pro videographers. It resolves many of the frustrations of the original model, now able to avoid overheating thanks to a cooling fan and vents. There’s more besides so join me for my hands-on review of the R5C vs the original R5!

DJI Mavic 3 Review

13 Dec 2021 Adam Juniper

The Mavic 3 is DJI’s flagship folding camera drone. It's the first to feature dual cameras mounted on the same gimbal: a Hasselblad four-thirds sensor and a 28x hybrid zoom. Find out why it's best in its class in our review!

Sony A7 IV review

22 Oct 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony A7 IV is a mid-range full-frame mirrorless camera with 33 Megapixels, 10fps bursts, 10-bit 4k up to 60p, webcam capabilities and a flip-out screen. Find out if this feature-packed camera will share the success of the Mark III in my in-depth review!

Canon EOS R3 review

14 Sep 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS R3 is high-end mirrorless camera aimed at pros who demand the fastest speed and toughest body. It’s Canon’s most powerful mirrorless camera to date, so I've put together an in-depth review for you!

Fujifilm GFX50S II review so far

02 Sep 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm GFX50S Mark II is a medium format mirrorless camera with 51.4 Megapixels and built-in stabilisation. It takes the body of the GFX100S but fits it with the 51.4 Megapixel sensor from the original GFX models to hit a more affordable price point while still delivering more than enough detail for most of us. Here’s my review so far!

Polaroid Now Keith Haring review

23 Aug 2021 Gordon Laing

The Polaroid Now is an instant camera that delivers large square prints with minimal effort. It’s available in a variety of finishes including a Keith Haring edition adorned with the pop artist’s iconic graphics. Find out how it compares to Polaroid Go and Fujifilm’s INSTAX in my review!

Canon XF605 review so far

18 Aug 2021 Gordon Laing

The Canon XF605 is a professional camcorder aimed at solo videographers. It sports a built-in 15x stabilised zoom, a 1in-type sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, unlimited 4k video up to 60p, and a broad range of pro connectivity. Find out more in my review so far!

Polaroid Go review

28 Jun 2021 Gordon Laing

The Polaroid Go is the World’s smallest analogue instant camera and the cutest camera I’ve ever used. It uses new Polaroid Go film that produces tiny square prints in the classic Polaroid style. Essentially a shrunken version of the Polaroid Now, I took it around Brighton in my review, comparing it to the INSTAX Mini!

Panasonic Lumix GH5 II review so far

25 May 2021 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mark II is a mirrorless camera based on the Micro Four Thirds format aimed at hybrid shooters and videographers. Announced in May 2021, it’s the successor to the four year old GH5, a popular workhorse for pro-videographers. Updates include live streaming direct from the camera, expanded video modes and log as standard. Find out more in…

Fujifilm GFX 100S review

03 May 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm GFX 100S is a medium format mirrorless camera with 100 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation and 4k video. This fourth model in the GFX series inherits the sensor from the flagship GFX 100 but packs it into a more compact and much more affordable body. Find out why it's the best GFX to date in my review!

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 40 review

21 Apr 2021 Gordon Laing

The INSTAX Mini 40 is the latest instant camera to use Fujifilm’s enormously popular INSTAX Mini film. It's essentially the Mini 11 with vintage styling, but as you'll find out in my review, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

DJI Air 2S review

15 Apr 2021 Adam Juniper

The DJI Air 2S is a mid-range drone with a half hour flight time, powerful obstacle avoidance, and a one-inch sensor camera capturing 5.4k video or 20 Megapixel photos. It makes a number of improvements over its predecessor to become arguably the best consumer drone to date. Check out our review!

Sony A1 review

05 Apr 2021 Gordon Laing

The Sony Alpha 1 is a high-end mirrorless camera with a 50 Megapixel full-frame sensor, built-in stabilisation, 30fps bursts and a wide array of video modes including 4k 120p and 8k 30p. It’s positioned above the A7 and A9, combining speed, high resolution and pro video with a price tag to match. Find out if it's the ultimate mirrorless in…

DJI FPV review

02 Mar 2021 Adam Juniper

The FPV is DJI's first drone designed for 'first-person-view' racing with goggles, while also sporting reasonable camera capabilities. Can DJI take-on a racing market dominated by DIY drones? Find out in Adam's review!

Fujifilm XE4 review so far

27 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm X-E4 is a mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at those who want the quality and lenses of the X-system in a compact body. Like earlier models in the X-E series, the X-E4 features a rangefinder-styled body with an electronic viewfinder built-into the corner, with upgrades including the latest 26 Megapixel X-Trans IV sensor and a tilting screen that can…

DJI Pocket 2 review

07 Dec 2020 Gordon Laing

The DJI Pocket 2 is a small camera designed for filming handheld video. Like the original Osmo Pocket, it employs a gimbal-mounted camera for smooth stabilisation with the electronics packed into a small stick-like handle, so you’re ready for action without any accessories. Find out if the upgrades make it the best small camera for handheld filming!

DJI Mini 2 Review

24 Nov 2020 Adam Juniper

The DJI Mini 2 is a brand new replacement for the 249g Mavic Mini. It drops the "Mavic" but retains essentially the same folding airframe. Why, you might wonder, is a drone getting a significant refresh less than 13 months after launch? Find out in my full review!

Sony ZV1 vs A7C review

26 Oct 2020 Gordon Laing

In this review I’ve directly compared the Sony ZV1 against the Sony A7C, two very different cameras but both aimed at a very similar audience. The ZV1 is a fixed-lens compact while the A7C is a full-frame mirrorless that costs around three times the price. Find out which is best for video creators in my review!

Fujifilm XS10 review so far

15 Oct 2020 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm X-S10 represents a new branch in the X-series, delivering the power and quality of the X-T series with a 26 Megapixel APSC sensor and uncropped 4k video, but with a more approachable control system, along with built-in stabilisation. Find out everything you need to know in my hands-on first-looks review!

Canon EOS 850D Rebel T8i review

05 Oct 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS 850D / Rebel T8i is a mid-range DSLR with a 24mp APSC sensor, 7fps bursts, 4k video and a fully-articulated screen. It sits at the top of the triple-digit EOS or Rebel series, which puts it directly below the EOS 90D. Find out how they compare in my review!

Canon EOS C70 review - preview

24 Sep 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon EOS C70 is the smallest and lightest member of the Cinema EOS range and the first to employ the RF lens mount. It’s aimed at documentary, news, corporate, social media and event videography, combining the pro capabilities of the Cinema EOS series with the compact form factor of the EOS R range. Find out more in my preview!

Fujifilm INSTAX SQ1 review

21 Sep 2020 Gordon Laing

The INSTAX SQ1 is the latest instant camera from Fujifilm to use INSTAX square film. Like the hugely popular INSTAX Mini series, the SQ1 is a fully analogue camera, ejecting small prints which gradually develop before your eyes. Find out which INSTAX is best for you in my review!

GoPro Hero 9 Black review

16 Sep 2020 Gordon Laing

The GoPro Hero 9 is the 2020 edition of the popular action camera series that’s also carved a successful niche in the vlogging and webcam Worlds. It’s a rugged block of a camera, waterproof to 10m / 33feet, that now captures 5k video or 20 Megapixel photos, has improved stabilisation and timelapse facilities as well as a new front screen…

Sony A7C review so far

15 Sep 2020 Gordon Laing

The Sony A7C is a mid-range full-frame mirrorless camera with 24 Megapixels, 4k video up to 30p, built-in stabilisation, rangefinder styling and a fully-articulated touchscreen. It’s Sony’s smallest and lightest full-framer to date, packing the photo and movie quality of the A7 III into a more compact body that’s barely larger or heavier than the A6600. Find out more in…

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