Richard Butler

Richard Butler

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

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Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review

The Nikon D500 is a 21MP DSLR that shares most of its key features with Nikon's flagship D5, but packs them into a smaller APS-C format body. The long-awaited successor to the D300S, the D500 is Nikon's most professional DX-format camera ever and, with only a few exceptions, we've been very impressed. Read more

2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200

Many consumers are likely to shop for cameras based on price and capability, rather than according to whether a certain model contains a mirror or not. In this category, you'll find both mirrorless and DSLR cameras that are highly capable, offer built-in high-spec viewfinders and a bevy of external controls. Read more

Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review

Two years after Nikon shook up the high-end DSLR market with the 36MP D800 and D800E, it has consolidated the 800-series with the release of a new camera, the D810. The D810 replaces both previous 800-series models. Read our full review to find out how it performs.

2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800

There's no shortage of interchangeable lens cameras in the $500-800 range. Whether they're mirrored or mirrorless, there's something for beginners and enthusiasts alike in this crowd of inexpensive cameras. Read roundup

Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift challenges medium-format dynamic range

As we continue testing the Pentax K-1 in our studio, it continues to impress us. This time we look at Raw dynamic range, where the K-1 excells – especially with Pixel Shift enabled. See more

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