Richard Butler

Richard Butler

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United Kingdom Seattle, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 7, 2007

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Canon catching up? Canon EOS-1D X II tested in our studio

Announced back in February, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has at long last made its way through our door. We're just itching to get it out and put its 20.2MP sensor and 14 fps burst rate to work shooting some fast action, but first we put it through our slate of studio image quality tests. Read more

Interchangeable lens camera sales steady as Canon profits plunge

Despite a 17.5% year-over-year drop in net income in the first quarter of 2016, Canon Inc. says that interchangeable lens camera sales are steady. Compact camera sales continue to plunge, though there is strength in a few areas. Read more

Front-runner: Nikon D500 leads class in studio and dynamic range tests

At long last, a Nikon D500 has found its way into our office (thank you LensRentals!). We put the camera straight into our studio to find out what the long-awaited successor to the D300 can do. Learn more

Learning curve: LensRentals examines the workings of linear focus motors

In their latest blog post, the crew at LensRentals tears apart a series of linear drive lenses and discuss the various designs they've encountered – some are robust, others, not so much. Read more

Frame by frame: 'live view' continuous shooting with the Sony a6300

One of the features we were excited by when the a6300 was announced was the promise of 'live view' while shooting continuous bursts of shots. We've had the chance to use and test it to see if it lives up to Sony's claims. Read more

Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review

The Sony a6300 is the company's latest mid-range mirrorless camera. It looks a lot like the a6000 but adds 4K video, better build quality, a higher-resolution viewfinder and a host of operational improvements. How does it fare against the immediate competition and how does it stand up to its little brother? Read our in-depth review

Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80

Panasonic's Lumix GX85/GX80 mirrorless cameras may be smaller and less expensive than its big brother, the GX8, but that doesn't mean that it's any less innovative. In fact, the GX85 has some impressive features that the GX8 does not. We've been busy exploring the camera and have all the details in our hands-on preview. Read more

Lights... Camera... Stinging nettles? Our Sony a6300 video shooting experience

The Sony a6300 has some of the most comprehensive video specs of a mass-market camera, so it seemed like a perfect excuse to embark on a video project. DPReview writer Richard Butler is a self-professed beginner when it comes to video, so he set out to see what he could do with the little Sony as he tested the camera's features. Read more

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III puts emphasis on lens reach and video capabilities

Sony has unveiled the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III, surpassing the zoom range of its predecessor with a 24-600mm equiv. F2.4-4 lens. The camera uses the same 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor which produces 20MP stills as well as 4K/UHD video, and does not replace the RX10 II, which continues in Sony's lineup. Read more

Studio report: Nikon D5 has lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR

When the Nikon D5 arrived in our office on Friday we immediately wanted to answer a few questions: How is the low light performance? How good is the autofocus? How is the Raw dynamic range? We've found that while the D5's sensor is clearly optimised for low-light image making, it represents a rather surprising - and disappointing - step backwards in terms of base ISO dynamic range. Click through for a closer look