Richard Butler

Richard Butler

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

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RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model

The announcement of a more cloud-integrated Lightroom product sees the death of the company's standalone version. This need to make payments in perpetuity (whether you choose Lightroom Classic or CC), chips away at the idea that your Lightroom library is a long-term solution, argues Richard Butler.

Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy?

With the arrival of the PowerShot G1 X III, there are now seven Canon cameras built around the 24MP Dual Pixel sensor and Digic 7 processor. We take a look at the differences and what might prompt you to choose one over the others.

Nikon D850 Review
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The Nikon D850 is a 45.7MP full-frame DSLR with an autofocus system lifted wholesale from the pro-sports focused D5. 4K capture, continuous shooting at 7 or 9 frames per second make it sound like the ultimate all rounder. Is it all that these specs suggest?

What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III

It's not often that we see a genuinely interesting compact camera, and the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is one such beast. We've pulled out the top features of the camera and tell you why they matter – and put the Mark III up against the competition.

Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital

Crowdfunded projects have repeatedly promised to convert old 35mm film cameras to digital. "Not going to happen" says our resident pessimist, Richard. A roll of the revived Ektachrome will come sooner than a useable digital conversion.

Not your typical superzoom: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV gallery and impressions

Sure, the price tag is outrageous. But Sony has made some real leaps forward with its RX10 series in this latest iteration. We've been able to shoot some fast-moving action and get some initial impressions of this souped-up superzoom.

Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV is here, and it's all about speed and autofocus. We got our hands on the camera in New York City today so you can take a look at what's new.

Sony announces new Cyber-shot RX10 IV with phase-detect AF and 24 fps bursts

Sony has announced its new Cyber-shot RX10 Mark IV, featuring a 315-point phase detect system, 24 fps burst shooting and the same 24-600mm lens as its predecessor.

Nikon D850 retains class-leading low ISO dynamic range, improves on high ISO

The D810 offered excellent DR combined with a low base ISO that allowed it to tolerate lots of light. A look at the D850 suggests it's been able to repeat this trick, while also seeing an improvement at high ISO settings.

Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review

The X-E3 is the company's latest rangefinder-styled mirrorless camera, a 24MP X-Trans model. The most obvious change is the increased reliance on a touchscreen, but how does this affect what it's like to shoot with? Let us talk through our experiences.