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Nikon D7500 preview

12 Apr 2017 Gordon Laing

The D7500 is Nikon's latest upper mid-range DSLR, successor to the D7200 and slotting between the D5600 and D500. It inherits the 20.9 Megapixel sensor and image processor of the D500, to deliver the same image quality and 4k video. The 51 point AF of the D7200 remains, but it now shoots faster at 8fps. It loses the twin SD…

Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E VR review

27 Dec 2016 Thomas

The 70-200mm f2.8E is Nikon's latest version of the classic, bright, telephoto zoom. Nikon's done a complete optical redesign to improve performance. They've also made some external changes, swapping the focus and zoom rings and adding extra function buttons to the lens. Find out if it's worth the extra in our Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E review!

Nikon COOLPIX B700 review

06 Dec 2016 Ken McMahon

The Nikon COOLPIX B700 is a mid-range super-zoom with a 60x range and 16 Megapixels. It has a hinged screen, records 4k video and features built-in Wifi with Nikon's SnapBridge technology. It's a good specification for the money, but up against compelling competition. Find out of it's worth spending the extra in Ken's review!

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!

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.

Nikon 105mm f1.4E review

14 Sep 2016 Thomas

The Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED is a unique lens. It is the only current f1.4 105mm lens for full-frame bodies and it delivers beautiful-looking images with very attractive Bokeh and very good contrast and sharpness across the full-frame sensor, even with the aperture opened to f1.4. This performance coupled with the build-quality of a professional Nikon lens and a…

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?

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.

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…

Nikon 24mm f1.4G review

29 Dec 2015 Thomas

The AF-S Nikkor 24mm f1.4G ED is the widest lens in Nikon's lineup of professional f1.4 primes. It is also its most expensive. For that price you get a lens that delivers good to very good sharpness, moderate distortions, and a good Bokeh - at least for a 24mm lens. For an optical design that dates from 2010 the lens…

Nikon 24mm f1.8G review

17 Nov 2015 Thomas

The AF-S Nikkor 24mm f1.8G ED is Nikon's latest addition to its series of f1.8 primes. You give up 2/3 of a stop of maximum aperture compared to Nikon's 24/1.4G but for that it's smaller, lighter, and comes at half the price. So for those of us with limited capacity in their wallets or their luggage it should be…

Nikon COOLPIX L840 review

16 Nov 2015 Ken McMahon

The Nikon COOLPIX L840 updates the year older COOLPIX L830, extending the optical zoom from 34x to 38x and adding Wifi and NFC. There's a new Snap-back zoom button, full resolution continuous shooting gets a little bit of a boost, the number of shots you can get from a set of AA batteries is increased and there's a new…

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR review

02 Nov 2015 Thomas

The Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8E ED VR is a pro-grade standard zoom which delivers very good performance overall, with astonishingly good FX-corners. It also adds image-stabilization that works very well. So what's not to like about the successor to one of Nikon's best-selling full-frame DSLR lenses? Well, the first copy of the lens that I had for testing was decentered, the…

Nikon 200-500mm f5.6E VR review

07 Oct 2015 Thomas

The Nikon AF-S 200-500/5.6E VR is a worthy addition to Nikon's line-up of super-telephoto zooms. Optically it outperforms Nikon's AF-S 80-400/4.5-5.6G VRii and the competing 150-600mm zooms from Sigma and Tamron at every focal length although the differences may not be too great in some cases. With a price that puts it comfortably below the AF-S 80-400mm and is comparable…

Nikon COOLPIX S33 review

22 Sep 2015 Ken McMahon

The COOLPIX S33 is a budget waterproof camera aimed at 'all the family'. It's a fraction of the cost of many other models, making it a good choice if you want something the kids can use without having to worry too much about what might happen to it. In any case, you don't have to worry about it being…

Nikon COOLPIX AW130 review

14 Sep 2015 Ken McMahon

The Nikon COOLPIX A130 is the most waterproof compact currently on the market. With a depth rating of 30 meters it'll go twice as deep as the Olympus TOUGH TG4 and TG860. If you want to dive deeper with a camera you'll need to think about a conventional model with an expensive waterproof housing. But it's not all about diving…

Nikon COOLPIX S9900 review

21 Jul 2015 Ken McMahon

The COOLPIX S9900 is a more affordable competitor to the best selling Panasonic Lumix TZ70 ZS50 and the Sony HX90V. Both of those are premium compact super-zooms that are attracting buyers with a high level specification and a degree of control that will appeal to serious hobby photographers. For many though, the most important thing about a compact super-zoom is…

Nikon D5500 review

29 Mar 2015 Gordon Laing

The D5500 is aimed at photographers looking for a step-up from a budget DSLR without the expense or complication of a higher-end model.

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