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The 10 is HTC's current flagship smartphone and comes with a solidly built and elegant looking aluminum body. It lacks the water and dust resistance of some of its competitors, such as the Sony Xperia Z5, Motorola Moto X Force or Samsung Galaxy S7, but handles nicely.
The 10 offers a decent set of imaging features but we found that panorama and HDR modes don't quite perform on the same level as the best in class. On the other hand, the device comes with full manual control and the ability to capture 12-bit DNG Raw files, making it an ideal choice for those who want maximum control when shooting and editing.
That said, most users will be content with the out-of-camera JPEGs, as image quality is very good across the ISO range. Thanks to a very well-balanced approach to noise reduction, detail is excellent, with finely grained noise at all light levels. Apart from a noticeable jitter artifact in some clips the quality of the video output is very good as well, making the HTC 10 a great option for mobile photography and video capture alike. That said, the overall very positive impression in terms of image quality is slightly tainted by a noticeable fall-off in lens sharpness towards the edges of the frame.
With its aluminum construction the HTC 10 feels very solid and weighty in the hand but unfortunately, unlike some of its competitors, does not offer any environmental protection. The fairly thin metal edges look the part but can be a little slippery when holding the phone while taking pictures, some users might prefer using a rubber case.
The camera app might at first look a little unusual if you are used to other makes but is well structured and manages to provide access to a good set of imaging features in a concise way. For those who want maximum control over the picture taking process Pro mode offers Raw capture and all the usual settings. That said, we didn't find the HTC's parameter sliders as convenient as the virtual dial solutions we have seen on some other devices.
The HTC 10 images show good color and exposure in almost all situations and across all light levels. The camera output shows very good fine detail, thanks to a well-balanced approach to noise reduction. Some luminance noise is visible in blue skies but it is very finely grained, making it less intrusive than the blurred noise blotches we have seen on many competing devices. A point of criticism is a fairly pronounced tendency to clip highlights in bright high-contrast scenes. You can take countermeasures by applying some negative exposure compensation. Hard edges also on occasion show some sharpening artifacts but you'll have to look closely to notice. The 10's major downpoint in terms of image quality is a very noticeable corner softness of the lens, the degree of which appears to be varying between units. It was more pronounced on one of our two units but noticeable in both.
The well-balanced image processing is maintained throughout the ISO range and while luminance noise increases and detail suffers as the camera goes up the sensitivity range, detail remains good and noise fairly well under control, even in very dim shooting conditions. Thanks to the efficient image stabilization camera shake is not much of an issue in low light either and overall, in terms of pure image quality, the HTC 10 offers some of the very best results we have seen in the current crop of high-end smartphones.
In terms of some of its imaging features the HTC 10 is not quite on the same level as its strongest competitors, for example the iPhone 6s Plus or the Samsung Galaxy S7. In terms of pure image quality at the center of the frame it easily competes with the very best of the current crop of high-end smartphones but the lenses of both our test units showed varying degrees of softness in the corners. If you can live with this limitation, the HTC 10 is an easy recommendation.
With a DxOMark Mobile score of 88 the HTC 10 edge takes the joint number one spot in the DxOMark smartphone rankings, next to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. The testers liked the good levels of detail captured by the device, the fast and accurate AF and the well-balanced noise reduction. Main points of criticism were corner softness of the lens, luminance noise in areas of plain color and corner shading in flash use.
In video mode the HTC 10 produces good exposure, white balance and color. The AF works reliably and quickly but again some noise is visible. For a more detailed analysis, visit www.dxomark.com.
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Thanks to very well-balanced noise reduction across the ISO range the HTC 10 produces very good image detail, falling just shy of the very best current smartphones. Panorama and HDR modes lack behind the best but on the upside the HTC offers full manual control and DNG Raw capture for those who want maximum control over capture and editing. If image quality is a key priority and you can live with the HTC 10's rather minor shortcomings the device is an easy recommendation for any mobile photographer.
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When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived, it was more than just a modest upgrade to the already impressive X-T1. While the new X-T3 hasn't changed the overall design of the camera, this model is way more than an upgrade; rather, it's a quantum leap.
The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.
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Sigma has said it will create a full-frame Foveon camera and will adopt the Leica L mount for its system. It will be able to adapt or convert SA mount lenses to the L mount, for existing users.
Hasselblad is expanding their X System with their announcement of three new lenses: the XCD 80mm F1.9, XCD 65mm F2.8 and XCD 135mm F2.8, along with a teleconverter. The 80mm F1.9 is the fastest in the system. Get all the details and check out Hasselblad's official sample images here.
Sigma has announced the 56mm F1.4 DC DN lens for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts. The compact 56mm lens becomes the sixth DN lens for mirrorless cameras and will make a handy portrait lens on both systems.
Sigma has announced the 28mm F1.4 Art, 40mm F1.4 Art, 70-200mm F2.8 Sport and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport lenses for several full frame lens mounts, including Canon, Nikon and, in the first two instances, Sony E.
ON1 has announced the impending launch of ON1 Photo RAW 2019. The new version, due out in November, brings a handful of new tools and features in a revamped interface.
Fujifilm has said it is developing a 100MP GFX medium format camera that will include both phase detection autofocus and in-body image stabilization. The 4K-capable camera will sell for around $10,000.
Leica has announced the S3 medium-format camera – an S2 successor with a 64MP sensor capable of 4K video.
The GFX 50R is a 50MP rangefinder-style mirrorless camera. It borrows heavily from the existing 50S model but in a smaller body and at a lower price. How does it differ?
Fujifilm has announced its GFX 50R, a rangefinder-styled version of the company's GFX 50S medium-format camera. The 'guts' of the two cameras are the same, with the difference being the design, weight and Bluetooth, all at a considerably lower price.
In this episode of DPReview TV, we get our hands on Fujifilm's GFX 50R which hides a medium-format sensor in a new, more compact body. Watch to get Chris and Jordan's first impressions on image quality, video and more.
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Micro Four Thirds users will soon get a super fast, constant aperture wide angle zoom.
Panasonic has announced it is developing two full frame mirrorless cameras: the 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1. We've been shown fairly advanced-looking but non-functional prototype cameras, and have been able to squeeze a few details from Panasonic.
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Ricoh has announced the development of the GR III enthusiast compact, due to ship in early 2019. The camera gains sensor-shift image stabilization and an updated 24MP sensor with phase-detection. The 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens has also been redesigned and a touchscreen added.
The 'I'm Back' is now available for a range of old film-SLRs, such as Nikon's F-Series, the Olympus OM10 or the Canon AE-1.
IRIX has announced its latest lens, the 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1. IRIX claims the lens features 'close to zero' distortion and stands out with its 150mm telephoto focal length.
The RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM is one of four lenses to launch with Canon's new full-frame mirrorless system, and it boasts the longest reach of the range. Take a look at some of the samples we've gathered thus far as our EOS R testing continues.
Nikon's Sendai factory in the Tōhoku region North of Japan has been churning out cameras and lenses since 1971. We had the opportunity recently to visit Sendai during events to mark the launch of Nikon's new Z mount.
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GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.
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Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.