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Nikon COOLPIX B500 review

23 Nov 2016 Ken McMahon

The Nikon COOLPIX B500 is a budget super-zoom with 16 Megapixels and a 40x optical. It has a hinged screen, is powered by four AA batteries and features built-in Wifi with Nikon's SnapBridge. It's a good specification for the money, but up against compelling competition. Does the B500 hit a sweetspot? Find out in Ken's review!

Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15 review

15 Nov 2016 Gordon Laing

Panasonic's Lumix LX10 / LX15 is a premium compact with a 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor, 3x / 24-72mm zoom, 4k video and tilting touchscreen. The LX10 / LX15 boasts the brightest lens in its class with an f1.4-2.8 aperture and very close focusing too. Find out how it compares against Canon's G7X Mark II and Sony's RX100 series in…

Fujifilm XT2 review

01 Nov 2016 Gordon Laing

Fujfilm's XT2 is a high-end mirrorless, sharing key features with the joint flagship X-Pro2. They have same 24 Megapixel sensor with its broader PDAF system, twin SD slots, AF joystick and 1/8000 shutter. The XT2 adds 4k video, a screen that angles sideways as well as vertically, custom CAF, USB charging and a new portrait grip. One of Gordon's biggest…

Nikon D3400 Review

24 Oct 2016 Ken McMahon

The Nikon D3400 is an update to Nikon’s entry-level DSLR, replacing the two year old D3300.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review

07 Oct 2016 Gordon Laing

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV is the long-awaited successor to the 5D Mark III, boosting the resolution to 30.4 Megapixels with a new full-frame sensor that supports Dual Pixel CMOS AF. It can film 4k movies and features built-in GPS and Wifi with NFC. Find out if it's the body you've been waiting for in one of Gordon's biggest reviews!

Sony Alpha A99 Mark II preview

20 Sep 2016 Gordon Laing

Sony's Alpha A99 Mark II is a full-frame professional A-mount body with a 42.4 Megapixel back-illuminated sensor, 12fps con tenuous shooting with AF, built-in five-axis stabilisation and 4k video. Announced in September 2016, it comes four years after the previous A99 which itself followed four years after the original A900. The 42.4 Megapixel sensor features 399 embedded phase-detect AF points,…

Ricoh GR II review

15 Aug 2016 Gordon Laing

The Ricoh GR II is a compact aimed at enthusiasts with a large APSC sensor and a fixed 28mm equivalent f2.8 lens. It's the successor to the original GR, adding Wifi and NFC, along with a larger buffer for RAW shooting. Doug Kaye and I filmed a video review to help you choose between it and the similarly-sized Fujifilm X70.…

Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II review

24 Jul 2016 Gordon Laing

Canon's PowerShot G7X Mark II is a compact aimed at enthusiasts based around a 1in sensor and a 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 lens. The Mark II screen can now tilt down as well as up, you can de-click the front control ring for smooth adjustments, and the image processor is DIGIC 7 with timelapse movies. Find out more in Gordon's review.

Canon SX720 HS review

18 Jul 2016 Ken McMahon

The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is an easy proposition to get your head around. It's a PowerShot SX710 HS with a longer lens. The fact that Canon has put all its efforts into that one feature tells you all you need to know - this is a pocket super-zoom for people who really want that extra reach. Don't underestimate the…

Nikon D7200 review

30 Jun 2016 Gordon Laing

The D7200 is Nikon's new upper mid-range DSLR, packing 24 Mpixels, 6fps and Wifi. Can it replicate the success of the D7100?

Canon EOS 80D review

27 Jun 2016 Gordon Laing

Canon's EOS 80D is an upper mid-range DSLR featuring 24 Megapixels, a 45-point AF system, 7fps bursts and 1080 / 60p video. The successor to the popular EOS 70D, the 80D sits in the middle of Canon's DSLR range, with a fully-articulated touch-screen, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and built-in Wifi. Is it the perfect DSLR for you? Find out in…

Olympus TOUGH TG Tracker review

20 Jun 2016 Ken McMahon

The Olympus Tough TG-Tracker marks a departure from earlier Tough models. It's a personal action camera designed to compete with the likes of GoPro and its imitators. As such it's smaller than conventional waterproof compacts and dispenses with a lot of what makes them suitable as general purpose models, the main omission being a zoom lens. In its place…

Nikon D500 review

13 Jun 2016 Gordon Laing

The Nikon D500 is a pro DSLR with a 20 Megapixel APSC sensor, 10fps shooting, a new 153-point AF system inherited from the D5, a large viewfinder, weather sealing, a 3.2in tilting touch-screen, dual card slots, 4k movies and built-in Wifi and Bluetooth. Find out why it's one of the best sports cameras in Gordon's review.

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 review

06 Jun 2016 Ken McMahon

The EOS 1300D / T6 is Canon's latest entry-level DSLR and replacment for the two year old 1200D / T5. It's a minor update which retains the older model's body, 18 Megapixel sensor and viewfinder with much the same set of stills and movie shooting modes. What's new is built-in Wifi for remote control and downloading images to a smartphone…

Panasonic Lumix GX80 GX85 review

23 May 2016 Gordon Laing

Panasonic's Lumix GX80 / is a mid-range mirrorless camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. It sports a 16 Megapixel sensor, built-in stabilisation, a viewfinder and tilting touchscreen, 8fps shooting (or 6fps with CAF) and 4k video. Check out Gordon's GX80 / GX85 review to find out if it's the right mirrorless for you!

Fujifilm X-Pro2 review

25 Apr 2016 Gordon Laing

Fujifilm's X-Pro2 is the new flagship in the X-series, featuring a hybrid viewfinder, dual SD slots, weather-sealing and a new 24 Megapixel sensor with a broader array of Phase Detect AF. It's coupled with a 1/8000 shutter, new 'ACROS' mono film simulation and built-in Wifi. Find out if it's the pro mirrorless body you've been waiting for!

Panasonic Lumix TZ100 / ZS100 review

24 Apr 2016 Ken McMahon

The Lumix TZ100 / ZS100 resets the clock on Travel zoom development. Rather than exclusively continue with ever longer zooms, Panasonic has boldly split the range, leaving the TZ80 / ZS60 to pursue the long zoom market and allowing the new TZ100 / ZS100 to go for photographers willing to sacrifice some reach for improved quality. The TZ100 /…

Fujifilm X70 review

04 Apr 2016 Gordon Laing

Fujifilm's X70 is a high-end compact which packs the quality and control of the company's mirrorless cameras into a body that'll just about squeeze into your pocket. The highlight is of course the X-Trans II sensor, the same 16 Megapixel APS-C sensor found in models like the XT1 and XT10, which coupled with the same image processing unsurprisingly allows…

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 / ZS60 review

29 Mar 2016 Ken McMahon

The Lumix TZ80 / ZS60 is the natural successor to the TZ70 / ZS50, the previous flagship travel zoom from Panasonic. Forgetting about the TZ100 / ZS100 for a moment, the TZ80 / ZS60 remains the obvious choice for those looking to pack an awesomely long zoom range into a pocketable format. Although the TZ80 / ZS60 retains the 24-720mm…

Sony Alpha A6300 review

15 Mar 2016 Gordon Laing

Sony's Alpha A6300 is the long-awaited successor to the best-selling A6000, employing a new 24 Megapixel APSC sensor with 425 embedded phase-detect AF points covering 99% of the area. It'll shoot with CAF at 11fps and has 4k video at 30p and 1080 at 120p. Find out why it adds up to one of the most confident cameras around!

Canon PowerShot G5X review

07 Mar 2016 Gordon Laing

The G5X is a compact DSLR-styled camera with a 1in sensor, viewfinder, fully-articulated screen and 24-100mm zoom. The sensor, lens and processor are from the best-selling G7X, but rehoused here with a bigger grip, extra dial, USB-charging, flip-out screen and a viewfinder. Find out if it's for you in Gordon's review!

Nikon DL 18-50 preview

23 Feb 2016 Gordon Laing

The Nikon DL 18-50mm is a compact camera aimed at enthusiasts with a 20 Megapixel 1in sensor, tilting OLED touchscreen, 4k video and an unusually wide zoom equivalent to 18-50mm. Announced in February 2016 alongside two other models differentiated mostly by their lens ranges, the DL series represents Nikon's much-anticipated entry into the now popular 1in fixed lens market, pioneered…

Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II preview

02 Feb 2016 Gordon Laing

The EOS 1Dx Mark II is Canon's new flagship DSLR, aimed at professional sports or wildlife photographers and photo journalists. Announced in February 2016, in time for the big sporting events of the year, it's unashamedly a specialist camera, engineered to be tough, fast and confident. It features a new 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor which can shoot up to…

Sony Alpha A7s Mark II review

01 Feb 2016 Gordon Laing

Sony's Alpha A7s Mark II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that's optimized for 4k video, particularly in very low light. Sony's essentially taken the 12 Megapixel sensor of the original A7s Mark I and slotted it into the body of the A7r Mark II. As such the sensor still delivers clean 4k video - and photos - at high…

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