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The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also known as the EOS 850D or Kiss X10i in some markets) is a 24MP DSLR aimed at first-time DSLR buyers and enthusiasts. Read our full review to find out how it performs.
ISO equivalence on a digital camera is the ability to increase the sensitivity of the CCD to allow for faster shutter speeds and/or better performance in low light. The way this works in a digital camera is by "turning up the volume" on the CCD's signal amplifiers, nothing is without its price however and doing so also amplifies any noise that may be present and often affects colour saturation.
The DiMAGE 7 has four selectable ISO sensitivities of 100, 200, 400 and 800 as well Auto mode which varies sensitivity between ISO 100 and 200 automatically depending on available light. Test images shot under both good and low light.
|Good Light (10.7 EV)||Low Light (2.7 EV)|
|ISO 100, 1/30 s, F4.8||ISO 100, 1.4 s, F4.8|
|ISO 200, 1/60 s, F4.8||ISO 200, 1 s, F4.8|
|ISO 400, 1/125 s, F4.8||ISO 400, 1/3 s, F4.8|
|ISO 800, 1/362 s, F4.8||ISO 800, 1/8 s, F4.8|
Both ISO 100 and ISO 200 are fairly clean. It's fair
to say that ISO 100 is no more noisy than some of todays 3 megapixel digital
cameras. At ISO 400 and 800 noise gets progressively worse, it's visible
as fairly 'sharp' primary coloured speckles, random, not patterned.
The DiMAGE7 allows you to control three variables of its internal image processing algorithms, they are colour saturation, contrast and sharpening. This gives the photographer a good range of flexibility in controlling the way the final image will look, or even simply setting up the camera for his preferred balance. Below you'll find samples of the same scene shot with different values for each of these settings.
Images re-saved to sRGB colour space [info]
|Saturation -3||Saturation -2|
|Saturation -1||Saturation 0||Saturation +1|
|Saturation +2||Saturation +3|
It's nice to see a manufacturer providing fine gradations of control over internal algorithms, it means you can set the camera up in a way you prefer without spoiling the image. Some, will no doubt shoot at either +1 or +2 (which remind me of Sony colours).
Images re-saved to sRGB colour space [info]
|Contrast -3||Contrast -2|
|Contrast -1||Contrast 0||Contrast +1|
|Contrast +2||Contrast +3|
I personally used Contrast -1 for day-to-day shooting, it was the best setting to maintain both shadow detail and highlights.
|Sharpness: Hard (+)|
|Sharpness: Soft (-)|
Here, my preference was for the Soft setting, as long as you actually post-process your images this is the best choice, it doesn't introduce sharpening artifacts (such as white halo around black details) or enhance noise.
Vaporware no more: the much-speculated-about Zeiss ZX1 has arrived. Combining a 37MP full-frame sensor, minimalist controls and Lightroom Mobile built in, it's a refreshing – if a bit quirky – take on the smartphone-meets-camera concept.
The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2 that only shoots images in black and white. It's a niche (and pricey) product to be sure, but so far we find it to be well-designed and capable of outstanding results.
There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. We've combed through the options and selected our two favorite cameras in this class.
'What's the best mirrorless camera?' We're glad you asked.
If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. In our latest buying guide we've selected some cameras that might be a bit older but still offer a lot of bang for the buck.
What’s the best camera for around $2000? These capable cameras should be solid and well-built, have both speed and focus for capturing fast action and offer professional-level image quality. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing around $2000 and recommended the best.
What’s the best camera for less than $1000? The best cameras for under $1000 should have good ergonomics and controls, great image quality and be capture high-quality video. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing under $1000 and recommended the best.
|Saw-whet Owl by Fotorequest|
from A big year - birds 2020
|BC Pelican -5817 by vbuhay|
from My best photo of the week.
|Green Butterfly With Green Leaves by G Gordon MacDonald|
from Green Challenge
|Narcissus by fulviavecchia|
from 7 days African safari, "discover the Big Five"
Senior Editor Barney Britton's Gear of the Year part two details how he ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, and despite its quirks, why it was ideal for a creative project in the COVID-era.
Planning to treat yourself to a new full-frame camera this holiday season? We compare the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5 and Sony a7 III.
Photokina has announced via a press release that after 70 years of shows in Cologne, Germany, it will be indefinitely suspended due to 'decreases in the imaging market’ that have ‘force[d] a hard cut.’
What follows are the headiest products of 2020, the ones photographers really want. So pour a tall cold one and get ready to treat yourself, 2020 style.
The new Laowa 15mm F4.5 Shift lens lets you go wide with perspective control. View our sample gallery to see how a bit of shift can change a photo or introduce creative effects.
The rear camera (or cameras) on an iPhone has all the latest bells and whistles, but how do you use them to capture a selfie or record a video of yourself? Enter the Ulanzi ST-09, an adjustable mount that allows you to turn an Apple Watch into a live viewfinder on the rear of your iPhone.
Technical Editor Richard Butler's pick was the unusual lens that gave him the opportunity to try something new. The Canon RF 800mm F11's unique combination of telephoto reach, affordability and light weight will likely enable even more people to do the same.
The Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens lets you shift perspective without moving the camera, correct for converging lines and more. Oh, and it's a lot of fun too.
MIOPS has announced Flex, a new smart camera gadget designed to make it easy and simple to capture lightning strikes, action images, holy grail timelapse videos and much more.
This year, despite the disruption, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. Now, as the year winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2020 DPReview Awards!
Fujifilm's 3.00 firmware update adds a new Pixel Shift Mult-Shot mode to its GFX 100 camera that works alongside a new Pixel Shift Combiner program to output 400MP Raw images made up from 16 individual still images.
You don't need to spend a fortune to buy a camera that's designed for videography. We took a look at the field and selected the Panasonic S1H and GH5 as the best cameras for serious videographers.
Fujifilm has announced a special version of its 100MP GFX 100 for infrared imaging. The new camera will be available for special order in early 2021.
The event, which will show off a new 'DN' lens for mirrorless camera systems, is set to take place at 7am ET (4am PT) on December 1.
The 'One Shot' documentary highlights the incredible amount of preparation and work involved in photographers capturing iconic moments in Olympic history. It also features nearly 150 wonderful images from past Olympics games.
The adapter will bring full autofocus, aperture control and EXIF data transfer capabilities to Pentax K-mount lenses when used on select Sony E-mount camera systems. No price is given at this time, but the adapter is set to be available by the end of the year.
In a year when social distancing became a way of life overnight, Senior Editor Barney Britton maintained a small sense of connection via the Fujifilm X100V.
We've rounded up a collection of the best deals currently active on cameras, lenses, software and accessories. This will be a living article that gets updated throughout this holiday week, so be sure to check back to keep up with the latest offers.
With new iPhone models comes new iFixit teardowns. iFixit has taken apart the iPhone 12 Pro Max and found some interesting details and gotten a look at the iPhone 12 Pro Max's internals, including its new camera technology.
Canon's RF 85mm F2 Macro IS offers EOS R-series shooters an affordable, stabilized and fast-ish portrait prime. Take a look at what it can do.
Oceanographic Magazine recently announced the winners of its 2020 Ocean Photographer of the Year awards.
For many of us, photography is a welcome retreat from the raging storm that is 2020. If you happen to be shopping for a photographer this season, we've got some gift ideas that we think will help enable and enrich this pursuit.
Finnish company VALOI has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for the VALOI 360 film digitizing system. By combining the VALOI 360 with a digital camera and light source, you can easily digitize your rolls of 35mm and 120 film.
Smartphones capture amazing video, but to kick production value up a notch consider adding a compact gimbal to your kit. This week, we test three leading smartphone gimbals: The DJI OM 4, the Moza Mini MX and the Zhiyun Smooth XS.
Don McCullin's illustrious career is set to arrive on the silver screen in a new film adapted from McCullin's autobiography. Tom Hardy is set to star as McCullin with Angelina Jolie directing.
In addition to the 23mm and 33mm F1.4 lenses it announced for Fujifilm cameras, Tokina has also unveiled a 17–35mm F4 lens for Canon EF and Nikon F mount camera systems.
Nikon has released an updated version of its visual lens roadmap, showing off three new silhouettes for its forthcoming 'Micro 50mm' prime, 400mm S-Line super-telephoto and 600mm S-Line super-telephoto lenses.
From funky film stocks, to home developing and digitizing solutions, we think these are the best film photography gifts in 2020.
The new 23mm and 33mm F1.4 offer 35mm and 50mm full-frame equivalent focal lengths, respectively. The 23mm and 33mm F1.4 lenses will be available for $479 and $429, respectively, starting December 11.