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Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion

With the increasing affordability of digital full frame cameras, there's been speculation about the future of APS-C as an enthusiast format. But with the launch of the 7D Mark II, Canon has made it pretty clear it believes there's still a high-end market for crop-sensor formats. We spoke to Bettina Hansen, a photographer who regularly shoots Canon and has experience working with the original EOS 7D to see what she made of the new camera

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: A travel photographer's perspective

Like any travel photographer, David Julian is happy to carry less gear whenever possible on his trips. With a photo expedition to Alaska on the horizon, he agreed to take the Canon G1 X Mark II for a spin and try it out from a travel photographer's perspective. No doubt it's easy to carry on a long journey, but is it versatile enough to be a traveler's primary camera? Read more

Twice as good? What you need to know about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Five years is a long time in the camera world, but that's how long Canon's EOS 7D was on the market - buoyed by a midlife firmware update that kept it impressively competitive against APS-C offerings from other manufacturers. Canon has not been idle in the past few years, it seems, and the new EOS 7D Mark II is a huge upgrade over the original 7D, offering improvements to every aspect of its feature set. We got hands-on with a pre-production sample recently. Click through to see more.  

Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

When Panasonic came to see us recently in our Seattle offices we were expecting the much-rumored LX8. That didn't happen, but what we saw was quite a surprise. The LX100 is one of Panasonic's most ambitious cameras yet, marrying a Four Thirds sensor with a 24-75mm (equivalent) F1.7-2.8 lens, in a body not much bigger than that of the LX7. Full manual control, a built-in EVF and 4K video round-out the specification sheet nicely. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera.

Opinion: Why the death of the point and shoot benefits photographers

The death of the point-and-shoot compact has been disastrous for all the major camera manufacturers, but it's not all bad news. Manufacturers  are clambering over themselves to offer the most attractive features to the last group of people willing to pay for a good camera, spurring the kind of innovation we've not seen in a long time. Find out why we think photographers are reaping the greatest benefits from the decline of the point-and-shoot. Read more

Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon has been busy - its latest high-end compact, the PowerShot G7 X slots in beneath the G1 X Mark II, and offers a 20MP 1'-type sensor, 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 zoom lens and a host of other enthusiast-friendly features. We spoke to Canon recently and got access to a pre-production G7 X. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera. 

Nikon D750: What you need to know

The D750 is Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR, and sits between the D610 and D810 in the company's FX format lineup. With specifications in common with both cameras, the D750 may be of interest to anyone considering stepping up to full-frame from one of Nikon's APS-C format models. As well as our detailed first impressions review we've prepared a quick 'cheat sheet', telling you everything you need to know about the new camera. Click through to read more.

Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 borrows the styling of the fashion conscious GM1, but adds enough additional control to give it broader appeal. So while it's still a smart, diminutive thing, Panasonic has found room for a viewfinder, control dial and hotshoe. We look at the two cameras side by side and examine the changes that've been made at the petite end of the Micro Four Thirds range.

Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30?

With the camera industry moved on somewhat since the birth of the Fuji X series compact, is there still room for a 12 million pixel compact in a less-than compact body? In this opinion piece, senior contributing writer Damien Demolder ponders the very existence of Fujifim's newest X-series camera. Read more

The X-factor: Hands-on with Fujifilm's X30

The X30, Fujifilm's latest enthusiast compact camera, offers the same 12MP sensor and 28-112mm (equivalent) lens as the X20 but improves on its predecessor with updated ergonomics. Changes include a new electronic viewfinder, a tilting screen, and Wi-Fi. We've had access to a prototype X30 for a few days - click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera. 

Hands-on with the Sony Alpha a5100

The Sony Alpha a5100 is a petite, compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a lot to offer. We've had access to a pre-production sample for a few days, and as well as a full first impressions review we also got hands-on with Sony's latest Alpha. Click through for a tour of the a5100's major features.

Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions

UK-based sports photographer Guy Swarbrick specializes in shooting cycling events, but this summer he got the opportunity to shoot the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland. Just before the games he took delivery of Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR the D810, and in this article he shares his experiences of using the camera. Click through to read his impressions of the D810, and take a look at some of his pictures. 

A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens

Lomography isn't a company we've historically talked about much on DPReview; with its emphasis on low-fi, 'shoot from the hip' photography using plastic film cameras, it's a long way from the typical interests of our readers. But last year the company came up with an interesting idea: to recreate a classic 19th century portrait lens for modern SLRs. The result is the Petzval 85mm F2.2, which is available now to fit Canon or Nikon SLRs. So what's it like? Read more

Nikon D810: What You Need to Know

Nikon's new D810 replaces two models, the D800 and D800E. It brings a number of refinements, some of which are minor, but some that are potentially very significant. The D810's specification sheet is enormous and it's easy to miss things - in this article we're cutting through the PR jargon and breaking out the D810's main selling points. Click through to read more

Reader showcase: Using a Sony NEX as a digital back on an antique camera

Our DIY forum isn't a month old and we've already seen it fill with interesting projects. Some solve a problem, while others are pure fun. Decidedly in the latter category, dpreview forum member vkphoto has put a Sony NEX-F3 'digital back' on a vintage ICA Toska camera from the early 1900s and a Carl Zeiss Tessar 135mm 1:6.3. See how he brought new life to an antique with a $15 modification. Learn more

Freewheeling: Shooting roller derby with Micro Four Thirds

Roller derby is a bit of an unconventional sport, so it's fitting that James McDaniel uses a somewhat unconventional system to photograph the action. He's been shooting roller derby with Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses for the past couple of years. With no formal training in sports photography, he found himself with some exciting new equipment and an opportunity to photograph a fast-paced sport up close. He hasn't looked back since - see his work and read our Q&A. Read more

Understanding old Nikon lenses: AI, AI-S, AF and AF-S

Some history of Nikon's lens generations and information about the difference between non-AI, AI, AI-S, AF and AF-S lenses.

Hands on with the Pentax 645Z

It's hard to resist the opportunity to play with a new medium format DSLR, so we quickly took up Ricoh's offer to try out its 645Z. While it may look intimidating, the 645Z is surprisingly accessible, with an experience that feels strangely familiar to those who have handled Pentax cameras like the K-3. It's also a bargain by medium format standards, and not a huge step up from full-frame. Learn more about the 645Z.

Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup

Kodak famously failed to adapt to the transition from film to digital photography, and finally stopped making digital cameras in early 2012. Now the famous old brand has been resurrected by JK Imaging Ltd, which is producing cameras in partnership with Asia Optical. We got a quick look at some of the 2014 product portfolio earlier this year at CES but this week we had a more detailed briefing at a European press event. Click through to take a closer look. 

Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary

A quick look at the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary

We take a quick look at the basic specifications of Canon's PowerShot G1 X Mark II, and how it compares with Canon's original large-sensor zoom compact.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary

A summary of the Panasonic GH4's features, based on a product briefing and time spent handling the camera.

Configuring your 5D Mark III AF for fast action

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a very sophisticated and complex AF System. The possible combinations to tweak the AF properties are basically unlimited, so especially for beginners it can be hard to assess which configuration will yield the best results.

Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R

In theory, if you've got a collection of old or obscure lenses for long-defunct 35mm film cameras, the full-frame a7 / a7R may allow you to breath new life into them. In this article, Barney Britton describes his experiences.

DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D

In this series of short articles, DPReview staff are highlighting their personal standout products of the year. It might be a camera, a lens, an accessory or even a piece of software.

Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1

A real-world look at using Nikon's new rugged mirrorless camera.

DPReview Gear of the year 2013 - Part 4: Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

In this series of short articles, DPReview staff will be highlighting their personal standout products of the year. It might be a camera, a lens, an accessory or even a piece of software. In part 4, Richard Butler discusses the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM and what it means for APS-C shooters.

DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1

In this series of short articles, DPReview staff will be highlighting their personal standout products of the year. It might be a camera, a lens, an accessory or even a piece of software. In part 3, Andy Westlake talks about his personal favorite - the Olympus OM-D E-M1.

DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses

In this article, we're highlighting our pick of outstanding third party lenses. We've chosen them based on their ability to offer something different to the camera manufacturers' own, in terms of either focal length range, maximum aperture, image quality or value.

DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 2: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

In this series of short articles, DPReview staff will be highlighting their personal standout products of the year. It might be a camera, a lens, an accessory or even a piece of software. In part 2, Allison Johnson comments on her personal favorite - the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1.

Should You Use a UV Filter on Your Lens?

Some photographers use UV filters while others do not. Who is right? I set out the pros and cons as I see them.

DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S

In this series of short articles, DPReview staff will be highlighting their personal standout products of the year. It might be a camera, a lens, an accessory or even a piece of software. This week, editor Barnaby Britton takes us through his personal favorite - the Fujifilm X100S.

Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df

We've had a chance to spend some time with Nikon's retro Df digital SLR. This full-frame camera, which is designed to resemble Nikon's classic manual focus film SLRs, is loaded with dials for virtually every function imaginable, and is backward compatible with nearly every Nikon F-mount lens ever made. If you want to see the Df from every possible angle, then click to view our hands-on gallery.

Hands-on with the Olympus Stylus 1

The Stylus 1 is Olympus's latest high-end compact camera. With 'mini-DSLR' styling and a constant-aperture F2.8 28-300mm (equivalent) zoom lens, the 12MP Stylus 1 has a lot to offer the amateur and enthusiast photographer. While our Seattle and London teams were busy preparing a detailed preview, editor Barnaby Britton got his hands on the new model at last week's Photo Plus Expo show in New York. Click through for a gallery of hands-on pictures and his initial impressions. 

First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16

The Canon PowerShot G16 adds a few cool new features compared to its predecessor, but is that enough to make it worth buying? We've been shooting with one for a while, and we've compiled our early findings in this article.

Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas

Apple launched a new iPhone last week, with plenty of features designed to appeal to photographers. In this article, Barnaby Britton takes a look at what it's like to use as a camera.

Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century

As digital cameras became more commonplace, manufacturers tried to make their cameras stand out from the crowd. In this article, DPReview's Jeff Keller takes a look at ten unique cameras from the 21st century.

Ten unique cameras from the dawn of consumer digital photography

The early days of digital were filled with unique, often bizarre cameras. DPReview Senior Writer Jeff Keller takes a look back at some of the most memorable cameras from the 1990s.

Sigma USB Dock quick review

Sigma's USB dock is a unique device, which lets you tinker with your lens's settings to get the best results. In this quick review we give an overview of the device and the accompanying Sigma Optimisation Pro software, and see what adjustments it offers.

Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review

Panasonic introduces the Lumix GX7, an enthusiast-targeted Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with a 16MP sensor and both a tilting LCD and a tilting EVF. We get hands-on with this new M43 model.

5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months
First impressions of the Pentax K50 and K500

A hands-on look at the Pentax K-50 and K-500 digital SLRs, including real world sample photos.

Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers

We sat down with pro photographers Dean Rutz and John Lok to get their thoughts on using the Canon EOS 1D X and Nikon D4 cameras on their daily assignments. Hear what the pros think of these flagship DSLRs.

Editor's opinion: Nikon's new AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR

The new AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR, announced today, will come as very welcome news for a lot of Nikon DSLR owners. Here's Reviews Editor Barnaby Britton's take on the new lens.

Sony NEX 3N Hands-on Preview

Hands-on preview of Sony's NEX-3N.

Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples

We've been shooting with the Olympus 17mm F1.8 lens and have put together a sample gallery showing the sorts of things it can do. We've also prepared some notes on the experience of shooting with this 34mm equivalent fast prime for Micro Four Thirds.

First impressions hands-on with the Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Brief hands-on with the Olympus XZ-10. We look at the features of Olympus' latest little photographer's compact, including its 'Photo Story' feature.

First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster

The Metabones Speed Booster is a unique adapter that allows you to mount a full frame lens on an APS-C camera and achieve a significantly wider field of view as well as an extra stop of light gathering ability. We take a look of the potential and challenges of this intriguing concept.

Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S

Perhaps the most interesting camera at this year's Consumer Electronics Show is the Fujifilm X100S - a hugely impressive upgrade to the X100, which was one of our favorite cameras of the past couple of years. Read our short hands-on look more details.

Fujifilm X100S Digital Split Image focus - how it works

The Fujifilm X100S is the latest in a recent rush of cameras to include phase-detection elements on its imaging sensor, giving an AF system that is a hybrid of contrast and phase-detection methods. However, Fujifilm also uses this system to provide a unique and incredibly clever manual focus aid - which could finally allow digital cameras to offer the speed and convenience enjoyed by manual-focus SLR and rangefinder users. Fujifilm UK has posted a video showing 'Digital Split Image' focusing and Japanese camera site DCWatch has published details that allow us to show how it works.

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