dpreview articles: Product Reviews & Previews
Published on Nov 2, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
Carbon fiber has made its way into the tripod market, and Manfrotto's 290 Series is aimed at photographers on a budget. Will the Manfrotto 294 CF match competing models? Find out in our review.
Published on Oct 25, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
We had a chance to get our hands on Nikon's latest 1 Series mirrorless camera - the 1 V2. It gains a 14MP sensor, built-in flash and more conventional control points than its predecessor. Here we give our first impressions of Nikon's smallest 'serious' interchangeable lens camera.
Published on Oct 25, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
We've had a chance to handle Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR. The example we used is officially pre-production, so we weren't able to shoot samples, but it had the build and handling of a finished model, so here are some initial impressions of this long hoped-for F4 tele-zoom lens.
Published on Oct 4, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
The Nimbus Cloud Dome is a plastic bell-shaped light diffuser that is designed to provide even exposure for images of small objects captured with a smartphone. Avid eBayers who deal with small items will definitely want to take a look at the Nimbus Cloud Dome.
Published on Oct 1, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
Apple might not have set out to make some of the most popular cameras on the planet with its iPhone line of smartphones, but that's exactly what has happened. The iPhone 5, brings a larger screen, faster processor and redesigned camera compared to its predecessor. Let's find out how it stacks up.
Published on Sep 28, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
The Manfrotto Solo VI DSLR holster bag is designed to house a full-frame DSLR with 100-400mm lens attached. The Solo VI excels in the style department and is well made, but will it suit the needs of the average holster-bearing photographer? Read on to find out.
Published on Sep 21, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
The Tamrac Zipshot tripod might be the ideal solution for travelers thanks to its light weight, compact size and ability to deploy within seconds. Find out if the Zipshot is worthy of your camera bag in our accesory review.
Published on Sep 19, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
Just before the opening of Photokina, Pentax it refreshed its popular K-5 DSLR, releasing two new models, the K-5 II and the K-5 IIS. Barnaby Britton caught up with John Carlson, Sr. Manager of Sales & Marketing at Pentax Imaging USA, at the show.
Published on Sep 4, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
Wireless TTL flash triggers flood the market, making it more difficult to find the ideal setup. The Phottix Odin (available for Canon and Nikon models) aims to simplify the process of wireless flash setup and maximize performance. Will the Phottix Odin system live up to the hype? Let's find out.
Published on Aug 30, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
Vertical grips can aid the handling of DSLRs for portrait-format shooting and when working with long, heavy lenses. In this short review, we look at the Vertax Pixel D12 battery grip, designed for the Nikon D800. At $99 it's considerably cheaper than Nikon's MB-D12 but can it do the same job?
Published on Aug 22, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
A first look at the Nikon Coolpix S800c - the first camera from a major manufacturer to be built around Google's Android mobile operating system.
Published on Jul 30, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
When the Nokia 808 PureView was announced earlier this year its 41MP camera sensor and innovative PureView pixel oversampling made headlines all over the world. On paper, the 808 offers the most advanced camera features of any previous smartphone. Read our review to find out how it performs.
Published on May 7, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a complex camera, but a bit of tinkering around with the settings can reveal some handy features. Here are the ones we think it's worth being aware of.
Published on May 6, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
Four photographers spend some time shooting with the Leica M9-P and their favorite lenses. Read about their impressions of using gear that most of us can only dream about owning.
Published on Apr 19, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
On a recent trip to Samsung's Seoul headquarters Barnaby Britton got the opportunity to use the new 20MP NX20, and get a feel for how it performs. Click here to read his first impressions of the new flagship NX.
Published on Apr 3, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
We've had our hands on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and its collection of lenses for some shooting time out in the field. In this article, staff writer Amadou Diallo offers his impressions of this rangefinder-styled interchangeable lens camera that has many captured the interest of many enthusiasts.
Published on Mar 22, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
We've had a production D800 in our Seattle office for a few days, and we've spent that time getting to grips with its feature set and exploring the potential of its 36MP sensor. In this article, reviews editor Barnaby Britton explains what Nikon's newest DSLR is like to use.
Published on Mar 7, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
A few days ago we took delivery of a factory-fresh production D4 in our Seattle offices and it's hardly been turned off since. In this article, which includes more than 40 'real world' samples, Barnaby Britton explains what the D4 is actually like to use.
Published on Feb 25, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
Not long after samples of the Fujifilm X10 became available reports started surfacing of 'white orbs' appearing in images. Fujifilm subsequently released a firmware update that promises to address the issue. So does firmware version 1.03 banish the dreaded 'white orbs' for good?
Published on Feb 23, 2012 | Product Reviews & Previews|
In the past few weeks Nikon has launched two major new DSLRs, the 16MP D4 and the 36MP D800. To get a feel for what the professionals think we asked four photographers, whose work and expertise spans a wide variety of genres to give us their take on the new cameras.