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The Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD boasts an impressive zoom range in a relatively compact package. How does it perform? We took a look.
I was first introduced to the D1x at the Nikon launch here in London, to a room full of journalists Nikon unveiled its new six megapixel D1X and the 40 image buffer, 5 fps high speed D1H (2.74 megapixel). The D1x is largely based on the first Nikon produced professional digital SLR, the D1, which took the professional photography market by storm and had a huge influence on the price of professional digital SLR's. The D1x builds on the D1, it adds another 3.3 megapixels of resolution (while maintaining a respectable 3 fps, 9 image buffer), makes several tweaks to the user interface (new menu system, shifted controls) and finally brings selectable colour profiles (sRGB / Adobe RGB), an area which was probably D1 users biggest bug bear.
* Initial problems with later 1 GB Microdrives now solved with firmware v1.01
The slightly controversial thing about the D1x's new CCD is that it has twice the resolution in the horizontal direction than in the vertical. Indeed, vertically it has exactly the same resolution as the D1 (1324 rows).
|A portion of a normal "square pixel" CCD||A portion of the D1x's double horizontal resolution CCD (rectangular pixels)|
The D1X's pixel grid layout is rectangular rather than square (though still uses the Bayer GRGB colour filter array), in camera processing turns the 4028 x 1324 raw pixels (5.33 megapixel) into a 3008 x 1960 pixel image (5.9 megapixel). While it's clear that some interpolation is being carried out in the vertical direction (to get from 1324 rows to 1960 rows) there is also compression in the horizontal direction (reducing from 4028 to 3008 columns), this compression is used to add detail to the vertical data. Nikon argue that because the input and output resolution are almost identical no image degradation will be visible. Something we'll be able to test later in this review...
|D1X "sees" an image with higher horizontal resolution, 4028 x 1324 (approx. 6:2)||D1X produces an image which is horizontally narrower and vertically taller, 3008 x 1960 (approx. 3:2)|
The reasoning behind using a layout is that Nikon have managed to double resolution while maintaining a usable frame rate, by keeping the "readout queue" the same (1324 rows) they have managed to maintain relatively high frame rates (3 fps) while doubling the overall resolution of the camera.
Obviously when you buy a digital SLR you've also got to consider lenses, a good percentage of D1x buyers will probably be existing Nikon SLR owners, so they will more than likely have several suitable lenses. Nikon were good enough to provided the following lenses for evaluation of the D1x in this review:
(42 - 157.5 mm equiv.)
(25.5 - 52.5 mm equiv.)
(450 mm equiv.)
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 shooting landscapes? High resolution, weather-sealed bodies and wide dynamic range are all important. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting landscapes, and recommended the best.
If you're looking for the perfect drone for yourself, or to gift someone special, we've gone through all of the options and selected our favorites.
Most modern cameras will shoot video to one degree or another, but these are the ones we’d look at if you plan to shoot some video alongside your photos. We’ve chosen cameras that can take great photos and make it easy to get great looking video, rather than being the ones you’d choose as a committed videographer.
Although a lot of people only upload images to Instagram from their smartphones, the app is much more than just a mobile photography platform. In this guide we've chosen a selection of cameras that make it easy to shoot compelling lifestyle images, ideal for sharing on social media.
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from A Big Year - Birds 2022
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from My Best Photo of the Fortnight
|Reina by Great Bustard|
from in the style of a Large Format Portrait
Photographer Douglas Kirkland, known for his portraits of icons including Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol, passed away on Sunday at age 88.
An FPV drone video gives viewers behind-the-scenes access through Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field.
Xiaomi has announced a pair of 12T-series smartphones, including the 200MP 12T Pro. It's Xiaomi's first 200MP smartphone.
Neither company has specified camera announcements during the events, but their dates align with rumored a7R V and OM-5 camera launch dates for Sony and OMDS, respectively.
Copy That for Mac features integrated checksum verification, detailed reporting, presets, thumbnail support, file renaming and automated error detection.
The winners and finalists have been announced for the Siena Drone Photo Awards. We've rounded them up into a photo gallery for your viewing pleasure.
The $150 lens is fully manual and is available for Canon EOS-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount camera systems.
The Lumix S family of full-frame primes keeps growing. The 18mm F1.8 is the newest member of Panasonic's lens lineup. Check our our sample gallery to see what it's capable of.
Peep some pixels from the hefty 100 megapixel files created by the new Hasselblad X2D 100C, as we prepare our DPReview TV review of the camera.
About 95% of Earth's oceans haven't been observed. Researchers at MIT have built a battery-free, wireless underwater camera that may help scientists explore more of the oceans.
Drone manufacturer DJI has moved its staff into an innovative and masterfully-designed new building in Shenzhen, China. Here is a first look.
We (metaphorically) sat down with Brandon Faith of Baggen Photos to ask him a few questions about what it's like to photograph motorsports events with his Crown Graphic large format camera.
Sony's new 320GB and 640GB 'Tough' CFexpress Type A cards are due out next month and while the 640GB card will offer the most storage of any Type A card to date, it doesn't come cheap.
Adobe's Photoshop and Premiere Elements apps make editing photos and videos easy for users of all skill levels. The latest versions add more editing tools, more AI features and improved performance.
The Sony FX30 is an explicitly video-focused camera, but could its technology herald a refresh of the company's APS-C stills line-up? We have a look at what that might mean.
The lens offers a constant F2.8 aperture through a rather unique focal length range for full-frame camera systems. It’s expected to be available starting October 27, 2022 for $699.
Can AI overcome the physical limitations of smartphone sensors and lenses? A Qualcomm executive thinks so, thanks in large part to improvements in processing power, hardware and artificial intelligence.
We're starting to see cameras offering 'open gate' video recording, so what is this tool and when is it useful?
The Sony FX30 is a 4K/120p-capable Super35 / APS-C cinema camera that wants to take the battle to the likes of Panasonic's GH series.
Sony's FX30 Super35/APS-C Cinema Line camera is effectively a crop-sensor version of the company's full-frame FX3 camera with sensor-based image stabilization, oversampled 4K/60p capture and '16-bit' Raw output and more.
If you've ever wanted to become an action figure, Hasbro is providing you the opportunity with its new 3D-printed Selfie Series action figures.
When you store photos on the cloud, you expect them to remain safe for a long time. However, some Google Photos users were scared over the weekend when they realized that their photo libraries had become corrupted.
DALL-E's Outpainting feature uses AI to expand existing images and artwork. Ad agency Ogilvy Paris has used Outpainting to expand Johannes Vermeer's famous painting, 'The Milkmaid.'
iOS 16.0.2 addresses, amongst other bug fixes, a problem wherein the second-generation sensor-shift image stabilization tech was causing camera shake issues in some third-party apps.
For the past eight years, the Library of Congress has been working on figuring out the subjects in a large collection of film, TV and music photos. Many of the mysteries have been solved. However, 17 photos have eluded the LC's best efforts, and the public's help is needed to help put names to the final unknown faces.
After having to pull the initial firmware update last month due to an issue that caused some units to stop working, Sony has re-released firmware version 1.1 for its a7 IV full-frame mirrorless camera.
Sigma's latest wide Art-badged prime for full frame is capable of some stunning landscapes. Check out a new batch of sample photos in the gallery.
Winners for this year's annual Comedy Pet Photo Awards have been announced.
While visiting the team in Seattle, Chris and Jordan attempt to eat some chowder. It's difficult. Also, this week they are puppets.
Meike has released its first adapter for Nikon Z cameras. The new MK-EFTZ-B adapter allows Nikon Z users to attach Canon EF and EF-S lenses to their cameras, complete with autofocus and automatic exposure functionality.