Sony A7s Mark II review – the low-light monster returns!

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Sony's Alpha A7s Mark II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that specializes in 4k video and low light shooting. The A7s II takes the 12 Megapixel full-frame sensor of the original A7s and fits it into the updated body of the A7r Mark II. So it inherits the improved viewfinder, built-in stabilisation, chunkier grip and repositioned controls, and, most importantly, internal 4k recording. The big question is whether to go for the A7s II or the A7r II, so I've made a number of photo, 4k video, burst shooting and autofocus comparisons to help you choose the right model! It's all in my in-depth Sony A7s II review!

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Fujifilm XF 90mm f2 review – a great telephoto prime for Fuji X!

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Fujifilm's XF 90mm f2 is a bright telephoto lens for X-series bodies. It's the longest prime in the X-series, delivering classic telephoto coverage of 135mm that's ideal for shooting portraits at a comfortable distance, along with capturing close-range sporting action. The f2 focal ratio easily achieves a shallow depth-of-field, the quad-linear motor claims fast and quiet autofocus, and like most recent Fujifilm lenses, it's also sealed against dust and moisture. In my Fujifilm XF 90mm f2 review I'll put it through its paces, with in-depth comparisons against the 56mm f1.2!

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Sigma 24-35mm f2 ART review – flexibility and quality!

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The Sigma 24-35mm f2.0 DG HSM Art is a unique lens offering the popular wide-angle focal lengths with a constant and unusually bright aperture for a zoom. It becomes the second zoom in the ART series, following the 24-105mm and is available in Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts with the chance to swap the mount should you change systems in the future; it's also compatible with Sigma's USB dock for fine-tuning or firmware updates. It's fairly large, heavy and expensive, but essentially does the job of three fixed wide-angle primes, and as Thomas discovered, the quality is a lot better than you might expect. Find out why this could be the ultimate wide-zoom in his Sigma 24-35mm f2 review!

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Samyang 24mm f1.4 review – an ‘affordable’ bright wide prime lens!

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Samyang's 24mm f1.4 is a wide angle prime lens with a bright aperture that's corrected for use on full-frame cameras. It's available in Nikon, Canon, Sony E, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Like other Samyang lenses, it's manual focus only, and only the Nikon version will relay any information to the body, but this lack of sophistication allows it to come in at a lower price point than rivals with AF and full communications. The question then is whether the optics hold-up, so to find out Thomas tested it against the Sigma ART 24mm f1.4 and the Nikon AF-S 24mm f1.4G. See which works out best overall in his Samyang 24mm f1.4 review!

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Gear of the year video – my favourite cameras of 2015!

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The past 12 months have been wonderful for photography gear with a wealth of new cameras, lenses and accessories offering better quality and more features than ever before! In our Gear of the Year show, Doug Kaye and I discuss the ten products that have most impressed us this year and there's plenty of surprises in store! So forget the festive telly and check out our 45 minute Gear of the year show!

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Sigma 20mm f1.4 ART review – a top quality ultra-wide prime lens!

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The Sigma 20mm f1.4 DG HSM Art is an ultra-wide-angle prime lens for Canon, Nikon and Sigma DSLRs. It's the widest prime lens in Sigma's highly acclaimed Art series which includes 50mm, 35mm, and 24mm f1.4 models. All the Art lenses to date have performed well in our tests, so to see if the 20mm would continue this run, Thomas compared it against the Nikon 20mm f1.8 and for good measure, Tamron's 15-30mm f2.8 zoom. See which delivers the best ultra-wide results in his Sigma 20mm f1.4 Art review!

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Sony RX10 II review – a videographer’s dream bridge camera!

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Sony's Cyber-shot RX10 II is a high-end bridge camera with an 8.3x / 24-200mm zoom, constant f2.8 aperture and a 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor. The RX10 II inherits the body, lens and tilting screen of its predecessor, but upgrades the viewfinder to a higher resolution XGA OLED and claims faster AF. The major upgrade is the sensor, five times faster than before and supporting 4k video, stills at 14fps, and high frame rate video at up to 960 / 1000fps for a 40x slow-down. Find out why it's the ideal bridge camera for videographers in my Sony RX10 II review!

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Sigma 24mm f1.4 ART review – a great quality wide lens!

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The Sigma 24mm f1.4 DG HSM Art is a wide-angle prime lens for Canon, Nikon and Sigma DSLRs. It's the second widest prime lens in Sigma's highly acclaimed Art series which includes 50mm, 35mm, and 20mm f1.4 models. Expectations are high since the 50mm and 35mm lenses earned our Highly Recommended award, so to find out if the 24mm will continue this run of success, Thomas tested it against Nikon's 24mm f1.4G and Samyang's 24mm f1.4 to see how it measures-up under a variety of conditions. So if you're shopping for a 24mm f1.4 lens, check out his Sigma 24mm f1.4 Art review!

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Panasonic Lumix FZ330 / FZ300 review – 24x f2.8 superzoom!

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Panasonic's Lumix FZ330, or FZ300 as it's known in North America, is a high-end super-zoom camera with a 24x / 25-600mm range and constant f2.8 focal ratio. Successor to the FZ200, it shares the same zoom and 12 Megapixel 1/2.3in sensor, but upgrades the image processor to support 4k video, 4k photo and Post Focus capture. The body's now weatherproof, the viewfinder and screen improved, and there is of course Wifi for wireless communications. Find out if it's the super-zoom for you in my Lumix FZ330 / FZ300 review!

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Sony RX100 IV review – the most powerful pocket camera!

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Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 IV is the fourth generation of its hugely popular series of compacts for enthusiasts. The Mark IV inherits the body, lens and tilting screen of its predecessor, but upgrades the popup viewfinder with a higher resolution XGA OLED panel and sports faster AF too. The major upgrade is the sensor, five times faster than before and supporting 4k video, stills at 16fps, and high frame rate video at up to 960 / 1000fps for a 40x slow-down. Find out why it's one of the best compacts around in my Sony RX100 IV review!

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Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 VC review – a standard lens with stabilisation!

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Tamron's SP 45mm f1.8 VC USD is a full-frame standard lens available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts. Launched alongside its shorter sibling, the SP 35mm f1.8 VC USD, they join an exclusive club of short prime lenses with optical stabilisation. As body resolutions steadily increase, the presence of stabilisation even at shorter focal lengths becomes more important. The Tamron 45mm scores in that department, but what about quality? The company is aiming high, so Thomas tested it against the Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.4G and our favourite standard lens with autofocus, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART. Find out how their quality compares in his Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 review!

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Canon G9X review – a slim and smart compact with great quality!

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Canon's PowerShot G9X is a slim compact squeezing-in a 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor that's around four times larger than the sensors in most phones and point-and-shoot cameras. It packs a 3x / 28-84mm f2-4.9 zoom, touch-screen interface, Wifi with NFC, 5cm macro, lens control ring, 1080p video at up to 60p, built-in ND filter and the option of in-camera USB charging (while also being supplied with a 'proper' AC charger). The G9X becomes Canon's fourth compact to feature the 1in sensor and as I discovered, one of the most compelling. Find out why in my Canon G9X review!

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Nikon AF-S 24mm f1.8G review – a bright wide prime compared!

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Nikon's AF-S 24mm f1.8G is a wide prime designed for its series of cropped and full-frame DSLRs. It becomes the fourth Nikkor wide prime with an f1.8 focal ratio, joining the existing 20mm, 28mm and 35mm, completing this range of focal lengths. All are smaller, lighter and cheaper than their f1.4 counterparts, but which are right for you? To find out, Thomas tested the Nikkor AF-S 24mm f1.8G against Nikon's own AF-S 24mm f1.4G, the Sigma 24mm f1.4 Art, and Tamron's 15-30mm f2.8 VC. See how they compare in his Nikon 24mm f1.8G review!

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Nikon L840 review – a great super-zoom at a budget price!

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Nikon's COOLPIX L840 is a DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with a surprisingly powerful feature-set for the money. You get 16 Megapixels, 1080p video, a tilting 3in screen and a 38x optical range equivalent to 22.5-855mm. The extension from 34x to 38x is one of the new features over its predecessor, but the major upgrade is the presence of Wifi with NFC which was about the only thing missing from the L830. As such the L840 becomes one of the best-featured super-zoom cameras at an entry-level price. Find out if it's for you in our Nikon L840 review!

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Tamron SP 35mm f1.8 VC review – a wide prime with stabilisation!

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Tamron's SP 35mm f1.8 VC USD is a full-frame semi-wide lens available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts. Launched alongside its longer sibling, the SP 45mm f1.8 VC USD, they join an exclusive club of short prime lenses with optical stabilisation. As body resolutions steadily increase, the presence of stabilisation even at shorter focal lengths becomes more important. The Tamron 35mm scores in that department, but what about quality? Thomas tested it against the Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.8G and the Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART. Find out how their quality compares in his Tamron SP 35mm f1.8 review!

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Fujifilm XF 16mm f1.4 review – a wide prime with respectable macro!

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The Fujifilm XF 16mm f1.4 is a bright wide-angle prime lens for the X-series of mirrorless cameras. It delivers 24mm equivalent coverage, giving it wider views than 28mm without the distortion of shorter ultra-wides. The bright f1.4 focal ratio is useful in low light, while also allowing shallow depth-of-field effects, especially at the minimum focusing distance of 15cm. Completing the impressive specification is a manual aperture ring and weather sealing. Check out my in-depth Fujifilm XF 16mm f1.4 review which includes a detailed comparison with the XF 10-24mm!

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Fujifilm XT10 review – superb quality from this mid-range mirrorless!

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Fujifilm's XT10 is a mid-range mirrorless camera, aimed at enthusiasts who want the quality and flexibility of the X-system, but in a smaller, lighter and more affordable package than the flagship XT1. It features the same 16 Megapixel X-Trans sensor and X-mount as the XT1, supporting phase-detect AF in the middle of the frame. There's also a 2340k dot OLED viewfinder, tilting screen, 8fps shooting, 1080p video at up to 60p and built-in Wifi. Find out why it's the best mid-range camera for aspirational photographers in my Fujifilm XT10 review!

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Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8E VR review – the pro’s workhorse lens upgraded!

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The Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f2.8E ED VR is a professional-grade standard zoom and the successor to one of Nikon's best-selling full-frame DSLR lenses. Launched in October 2015, it comes eight years after the earlier AF-S 24-70mm f2.8G and shares the same coverage and focal ratio beloved by portrait and wedding photographers. The new f2.8E version adds image stabilisation, an electromagnetic diaphragm (hence the "E" moniker), and fluorine coating on the front and rear elements of the lens to make it easier to clean. In his Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR review, Thomas compares the new 24-70mm against its predecessor and Tamron's stabilised 24-70mm to find out which delivers the best quality. The results may surprise you.

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS review – 50x super-zoom!

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Canon's PowerShot SX530 HS is a mini-DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with a 50x optical range - that takes you from 24mm wide-angle to 1200mm super telephoto to cover pretty much any situation or subject you can think of. Inside there's a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor that can capture Full HD movies, along with Wifi and NFC for easy sharing and remote control with iOS and Android handsets. As Ken discovered, there may be even longer zooms out there or smaller models which don't reach as far, but the SX530 HS hits a sweet-spot of value and performance. Find out more in his Canon SX530 HS review!

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Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II review – a great mid-range mirrorless!

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The Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II is a compact mirrorless camera, aimed at hobbyists who want a step-up in quality and flexibility without breaking the bank - or their backs. It may be small, but features a large and detailed viewfinder, along with the five-axis built-in stabilisation of the flagship EM1. There's a silent electronic shutter option, the control dials have been rearranged and the camera not only inherits many of the cunning modes of earlier OMDs but introduces a new one: focus bracketing. It all adds up to one of the best mid-range cameras around - find out more in my Olympus OMD EM10 II review!

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Nikon 200-500mm review – a super-tele zoom for Nikon DSLRs!

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The Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR is a super-telephoto zoom designed for Nikon DSLRs, offering a long reach at a comfortably lower price than the existing AF-S 80-400mm and especially the high-end AF-S 200-400mm f4G, while zooming longer than either of them. The real competition though comes from Sigma and Tamron with their 150-600mm zooms, so to find out which delivers the best quality, focusing and handling, Thomas tested them all head-to-head! Find out which model's best for you in his Nikon 200-500mm review!

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Canon SX410 IS review – an affordable 40x super-zoom!

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Canon's PowerShot SX410 IS is a low-priced super-zoom camera with a 40x optical range. It's one of the smallest of the SLR-styled models and though it won't fit in most pockets it won't take up much space in a bag. The SX410 IS extends the optical range of its predecessor from 30x to 40x and increases the resolution from 16 to 20 Megapixels. The remaining feature-set matches the price point, so the question is whether the SX410 IS offers enough for you or if it's worth spending extra on the higher-end SX530 HS or Nikon's COOLPIX L840. Find out in Ken's Canon SX410 IS review where he's compared all three!

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Panasonic Lumix GX8 review – a high-end mirrorless camera!

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Panasonic's Lumix GX8 is a high-end mirrorless camera aimed at enthusiasts. Successor to the two year old GX7, it shares the flat-topped style, but features a raft of upgrades including weatherproofing, 4k video, better built-in stabilisation, a superior viewfinder and screen, faster AF and continuous shooting, Wifi, and the highest resolution sensor yet for Micro Four Thirds at 20 Megapixels. I tested it against Olympus, Fujifilm and Sony rivals to help you find the best mirrorless camera. So sit back, releax and enjoy my Panasonic Lumix GX8 review!

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Nikon COOLPIX S33 review – a perfect tough camera for kids!

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The Nikon COOLPIX S33 is a low-cost waterproof camera that's ideal for children or the young at heart. It'll survive drops, sand, snow or total submersion in liquids, but importantly won't break the bank. As such it's perfect for active kids and parents, or simply anyone who wants to take an affordable camera to the beach, pool or snowfields without worry. Ken tested it alongside a number of higher-end waterproof cameras to see which will be the right model for your family trips and holidays! Check out his Nikon S33 review.

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Nikon COOLPIX AW130 review – an up-market waterproof camera!

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The Nikon COOLPIX AW130 is a rugged waterproof compact with a 16 Megapixel sensor and a 5x stabilised optical zoom. It's waterproof to a depth of 30 meters, shock proof to 2.1 meters, dust-proof and can operate in temperatures down to -10C. Yep, waterproof to 30m, deeper than most rivals at this price point, and the AW130 also sports built-in GPS and Wifi now with NFC, along with a detailed OLED screen. Find out how it compares to its biggest waterproof rivals from Olympus in Ken's Nikon AW130 review!

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Olympus TOUGH TG860 review – a classy waterpprof camera!

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The Olympus TOUGH TG860 is a mid-range waterproof camera that can dive to 15m, survive drops from 2.1m, operate at temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius and even shrug-off crushing weights up to 100Kg. While its rugged credentials are deserving of the TOUGH badge, the TG860 is also a versatile camera with the widest lens of most waterproof compacts: a 5x range starting at 21mm equivalent. The screen also tilts up to face the subject, there's Wifi and GPS built-in and 1080p video. Find out why it's one of the best overall rugged compacts in Ken's Olympus TOUGH TG860 review!

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Sony A7r Mark II review – a true game-changer!

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Sony's Alpha A7r Mark II is justifiably one of the most exciting and talked-about cameras right now, packing pretty much everything but the kitchen sink into a compact mirrorless body. 42 Megapixel full-frame sensor, 4k video, huge viewfinder, Wifi, built-in stabilisation, downloadable apps and an embedded phase-detect AF system are just the headlines of a camera that can roughly match Canon's EOS 5DS(r) on resolution and noise, but thrashes its feature-set and comes in at a lower price point. Find out why it's a true game-changer in my Sony A7r Mark II review!

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Canon PowerShot D30 review – waterproof compact!

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Canon's PowerShot D30 is the company's third waterproof compact, following the D20 and D10. It's shock-proof, dust-proof and waterproof down to 25m, sports a 12 Megapixel sensor, a 5x optical zoom equivalent to 28-140mm, and built-in GPS to tag your images with your location if desired. In his Canon D30 review, Ken compared this new PowerShot against other waterproof compacts above and below the water. Find out which tough, underwater camera is right for you!

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Olympus TOUGH TG4 review – up-market waterproof compact!

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Olympus has a strong reputation for rugged cameras that can only get stronger with its 2015 flagship, the TOUGH TG4. It takes the 4x zoom of the earlier TG3 with its unusually bright f2-4.8 aperture, keeps the Wifi and GPS, and now adds extra shooting modes, AF selection and support for RAW files. Meanwhile the tough credentials of being water-proof down to 15m, shock-proof to 2.1m, freeze-proof to -10 Celsius and crush-proof to 100Kg ensure it'll survive almost anything you throw at it. Find out if it's the waterproof camera for you in our Olympus TOUGH TG4 review.

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Canon PowerShot G3X review – big sensor, bigger zoom!

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The PowerShot G3X is Canon's long-awaited entry into the big zoom / big sensor category, currently driven by Sony's RX10 and Panasonic's FZ1000. Like those models it employs a 1in sensor that's roughly four times the area of most super-zooms, but it outguns them with a longer 25x optical range, equivalent to 24-600mm. Its 3.2in tilting screen is the only one of its rivals to be touch-sensitive and unusually there's also microphone and headphone jacks. In our Canon G3X review we've compared it against the Lumix FZ1000 and Sony RX10 to help you choose the right high-end super-zoom!

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