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Leica DG 8-18mm f2.8-4 review

11 Jul 2017 Gordon Laing

The Leica DG 8-18mm f2.8-4 is an ultra wide zoom for Micro Four Thirds. Mounted on a Panasonic or Olympus mirrorless body, it delivers coverage of 16-36mm, providing a flexible range from modest to ultra-wide. Find out why it's become my favourite MFT wide lens in my review!

Panasonic Lumix TZ90 / ZS70 review

05 Jun 2017 Ken McMahon

The Lumix TZ90, or ZS70 as it's known in North America, is the latest in Panasonic's enormously successful pocket travel zoom series. It packs a 30x / 24-720mm zoom, 4k video, RAW files, built-in EVF and now features a tilting touchscreen and 20MP. Find out if it's for you in my review!

Panasonic Lumix GX800 / GX850 review

15 May 2017 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix GX800 / GX850 is an entry-level mirrorless camera that's aimed at anyone upgrading from a phone or compact camera. It features a 16 Megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, 1080p or 4k video, built-in Wifi and a touchscreen that flips up by 180 degrees for selfie shooting. Find out if it's for you in my review!

Panasonic Lumix FZ80 / FZ82 review

10 Apr 2017 Ken McMahon

Panasonic's Lumix FZ80 / FZ82 is a super-zoom camera with a 60x / 20-1200mm range, 18 Megapixels and 4k video. The screen's now touch-sensitive and both it and the viewfinder are more detailed than before. There's also 1080p at 120fps and USB charging. Find out if it's the bridge super-zoom for you in Ken's in-depth review!

Panasonic Lumix GH5 review

27 Mar 2017 Gordon Laing

The Lumix GH5 is Panasonic's flagship camera, aimed at enthusiasts and video pros. It features a 20 Megapixel sensor that's stabilized in the body, there's twin SD slots, quicker focusing, 9fps bursts, Wifi and Bluetooth. But it's the video that really impresses: unlimited 4k up to 60p with internal recording. Check out my in-depth Lumix GH5 review!

Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85 review

31 Jan 2017 Gordon Laing

The Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85 is a mid-range mirrorless camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. It employs a 16 Megapixel sensor which supports 1080 and 4k video, the latter exploited in Panasonic's 4K Photo modes. The built-in IS has been upgraded, the body now weather-sealed and the viewfinder enlarged. Find out why it's one of the best…

Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 / FZ2500 review

28 Nov 2016 Ken McMahon

The Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 / FZ2500 is a high-end DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with a 20x / 24-480mm range, 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor, large EVF, fully-articulated touchscreen and a wealth of pro movie options including unlimited 4k video with 10-bit HDMI output. Is it the bridge you've been waiting for? 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…

Leica DG 100-400mm f4-6.3 review

26 Sep 2016 Gordon Laing

The Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f4-6.3 is a super telephoto zoom for Micro Four Thirds. On an Olympus or Panasonic body, it delivers an equivalent range of 200-800mm: the longest reach of any native lens in the system, ideal for wildlife and sports. Find out if it's worth paying the premium over the 100-300mm in Gordon's review!

Leica DG 12mm f1.4 review

05 Sep 2016 Gordon Laing

The Leica Summilux 12mm f1.4 is a wide-angle prime lens for the Micro Four Third system. Mounted on an Olympus or Panasonic body, it delivers 24mm equivalent coverage, while the f1.4 focal ratio is the brightest for this focal length in the MFT catalogue. Find out how it compares to other 12mm options in Gordon's review!

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!

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 /…

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…

Panasonic Lumix FZ330 / FZ300 review

07 Dec 2015 Ken McMahon

The Lumix FZ330 / FZ300 updates the three year old Lumix FZ200 retaining the older model's constant aperture 24x / f2.8 lens and 12 Megapixel MOS sensor. The Venus processor is updated along with a much bigger and more detailed viewfinder and a higher resolution screen. The viewfinder now has an eye sensor to automatically switch it on when…

Panasonic Lumix GX8 review

29 Sep 2015 Gordon Laing

Panasonic's Lumix GX8 is an up-market mirrorless camera that satisfies the desires of demanding enthusiasts, especially if they're into video. It builds-upon the earlier Lumix GX7 to become a more sophisticated camera that confidently competes with rivals including the Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II and Fujifilm XT1 at the upper-end of the non-full-frame market. The headline features may be the…

Panasonic Lumix G7 review

23 Jun 2015 Gordon Laing

Panasonic's Lumix G7 is a mirrorless camera that's packed with features. Find out why it's one of the best mid-range cameras around.

Lumix 30mm f2.8 Macro review

11 May 2015 Gordon Laing

The Lumix 30mm f2.8 is an affordable macro lens for Micro Four Thirds bodies, which also doubles-up as a useful general-purpose prime.

Panasonic Lumix SZ8

04 May 2015 Ken McMahon

The Lumix SZ8 is an entry-level super-zoom with a 12x lens, 16 Megapixels and Wifi. A step-up from budget models without blowing the budget.

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