Cameras http://www.stuff.tv/cameras/all en-GB HTC: optical zooms coming to smartphone cameras in 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-optical-zooms-coming-smartphone-cameras-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And HTC&#039;s camera expert expects to see them rivalling DSLRs for performance within two years </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC: optical zooms coming to smartphone cameras in 2015" alt="HTC: optical zooms coming to smartphone cameras in 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-m8-camera.jpg?1397883111" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>HTC&rsquo;s in-house camera expert Symon Whitehorn says that the company is beavering away on a solution for improving zoom quality in its smartphone cameras &ndash; and that he expects to see them rivalling DSLR cameras for performance within the next couple of years.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Companies have experimented with optical zooms in phones in the past &ndash; we recall a particularly gruesome Samsung dumbphone with a 10x optical zoom from around 8 years ago, and the same company&rsquo;s rather more svelte (but still huge, by smartphone standards) <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s4/samsung-galaxy-s4-zoom-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Galaxy S4 Zoom</a>. But these are curios, not smartphones as most people understand them. HTC wants to change that.</p> <p>&ldquo;Optical zooming for smartphones is not that far off for HTC,&rdquo; says Whitehorn. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t give to much away, but within 12-18 months we&rsquo;ll see huge advances in phone optics.&rdquo;</p> <p>The result, Whitehorn believes, will be phones that equal all but the best dedicated cameras when it comes to image quality. Surely that&rsquo;s a threat to the camera business, though? Whitehorn doesn&rsquo;t necessarily think so: &ldquo;What we&rsquo;ll see is these things working more harmoniously together. Camera companies will start to embrace the ecosystem we have in phones, and the two will start working in partnerships.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Via: <a href="http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2014/04/18/htc-talks-camera-tech-optical-zooming/" target="_blank">Vodafone</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M8) review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom" alt="Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-s4-zoom_0.jpg?1397883111" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-optical-zooms-coming-smartphone-cameras-2015/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameras HTC Smartphones Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:04:20 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435722 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony's new Alpha 7s gets 4K video output http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sonys-new-alpha-7s-gets-4k-video-output/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Out in summer, this might just be the upgrade to the mirrorless range you&#039;ve been looking for </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony&#039;s new Alpha 7s gets 4k video output" alt="Sony&#039;s new Alpha 7s gets 4k video output" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony%20alpha%207s%20stuff.jpg?1396923899" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It wasn&#39;t too long ago that Sony launched the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/alpha/hands-sonys-a7-and-a7r-are-nex-sized-full-frame-snappers-your-camera-bags-crying-out/news" target="_blank">A7 and AR cameras</a>. But it&#39;s not resting on its laurels, having just announced the A7s, a lens-swapping E mount compact system model that uses the same compact body as those cameras but a different 12.2-megapixel sensor. And the kicker here is that the camera can do 4K video.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power in a lightweight body </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Looks-wise, the camera looks a lot like its older brethren. It also supports wireless transfers with Wi-Fi and NFC, and you can make use of the Multi Interface Shoe to add Sony add-ons like the XLR-K1M mic adapter kit.</p> <p>Sony also announced it will be developing a complementary full-frame power zoom 28-135mm F4 lens E-mount lens.</p> <p>The first compatible 4K recorder add-on for the A7s will apparently be the Shogun from Australian company Atomos. It&#39;s a 7in monitor/recorder unit that&#39;ll connect to the A7s via HDMI and, in addition to 4K, will be able to record HD footage at 120fps for butter-smooth slow motion playback. It won&#39;t be available until later in the year (Atomos says late autumn/early winter) and will cost under US$2,000 (&pound;1,200).</p> <p>Pricing and availability has yet to be announced, but Sony says the camera should be available by summer. You should, however, expect to pay substantially more than the &pound;1,300 Sony&#39;s asking for the A7.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony&#039;s new Alpha 7s gets 4k video output" alt="Sony&#039;s new Alpha 7s gets 4k video output" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20alpha%207s%20rig.jpg?1396923899" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sonys-new-alpha-7s-gets-4k-video-output/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameras Sony Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:14:36 +0000 Stephen Graves 1434964 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic's wearable 4K camera captures all your extreme exploits in super hi-def http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonics-wearable-4k-camera-will-capture-all-your-xtreme-exploits-super-hi-def/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Record every droplet of blood in 4K after landing a 1560° flip-kick-ollie on a skating board. To the max. Or something </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="911" height="683" title="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi-def" alt="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-4k-cam.jpg?1395796726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What&hellip; what is that thing?</strong><br />It&#39;s a camera. A head-mounted camera. Don&#39;t worry, it also comes in black.</p> <p><strong>It&#39;s not very subtle, is it?</strong><br />It sure isn&#39;t. But show us a gadget that can survive in up to three metres of water for 30 minutes that doens&#39;t look a little rugged and chunky.</p> <p><strong>Fair enough. But aren&#39;t there enough action cams already?</strong><br />Not like this. Panny&#39;s unimaginatively named HX-A500 can capture all of your gnarly exploits in ultra-sharp 4K resolution. And unlike its Go Pro Hero3+ Black Edition rival which manages 15fps, the A500 can guzzle in 25fps, making for much smoother video.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s 2014. Why the wire?</strong><br />The brains of the camera are found in the main operating unit, freeing up weight in the main camera which weighs just 31 grammes. It&#39;s also got a 1.5in LCD so you can check that everything is being shot correctly.</p> <p>There&#39;s nothing worse than paragliding across the mouth of an active volcano, only to realise that a blob of lava has ruined the lens without you realising it.</p> <p><strong>That&#39;s pretty clever.</strong><br />It sure is. But it gets better. You can also use Panasonic&#39;s Image &nbsp;App to connect to smartphones in seconds via NFC, allowing for remote recording and easy sharing.</p> <p>You can even broadcast your exploits live via Ustream, giving paramedics an early warning for when you catastrophically wipeout.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="816" height="612" title="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi-def" alt="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-4k.jpg?1395796726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is there any -</strong><br />- slow motion video capture? Why yes, yes there is. 200fps at 848 x 480, 720p at 100fps and 50fps at full HD, to be exact.</p> <p><strong>Does it come with an Xtreme price tag?</strong><br />It&#39;ll set you back &pound;380 when it hits shelves in May. If you&#39;re looking for something to capture your laser pen expolits with Mr Bojangles then it&#39;s probably not worth it, but bear wrestling in a shark cage is a good justification for snapping one up if you ask us.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All of our Hot Stuff stories on one scorching page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="770" height="577" title="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi-def" alt="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panny-4k-hands-omn.jpg?1395796726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonics-wearable-4k-camera-will-capture-all-your-xtreme-exploits-super-hi-def/news#comments Cameras Hot Stuff Panasonic Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:30:57 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434281 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax K-3 http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This rugged DSLR has an abundance of pro features but a curious lack of cutting-edge camera whizz-bangery. Can it compete with the might of Nikon and Canon? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-3" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The modern DSLR is a 21st century toy, flinging pictures around your home via Wi-Fi, hooking up to smartphone apps and shooting camcorder-smashing full HD video. Not so the Pentax K-3.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,030.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1110 w/18-55mm WR lens </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Superb weatherproof build </div> <div class="field-item even"> Incredibly detailed pictures </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Built-in stabilisation </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dual SD card slots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Average video skills </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lacks flip-out screen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> No Wi-Fi </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pentax K-3 is a superbly built camera, with a stainless-steel-and-magnesium-alloy body and 92 protective seals that make it more weatherproof than an otter in a wetsuit. It feels great in the hand, with a nicely sized grip, premium leather finish and loads of controls within easy reach. And while it&rsquo;s a little heavier than its direct rivals, we were too busy swooning over its rugged physique to care. Ahem.</p> <p>Controls are plentiful, with dedicated buttons for ISO, exposure compensation, white balance, metering, and AF mode. It&rsquo;s also packed with lovely little touches such as a depth of field preview integrated into the on/off switch, and a mode dial that&rsquo;s easily changed between fully lockable and always unlocked.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s even a button solely for switching image playback between the two SD card slots. In fact, the sheer volume of controls means you hardly ever need to hunt through on-screen menus, and that more than makes up for the fact that there&rsquo;s no touchscreen here.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a shame that the 3.2in screen doesn&rsquo;t flip out either &ndash; that&rsquo;s a genuinely useful feature that we&rsquo;ve come to rely on elsewhere &ndash; but otherwise it&rsquo;s a beauty: big, colourful and packing plenty of pixels. Finally, we should mention the excellent optical pentaprism viewfinder, which offers 100% coverage and which to this reviewer&rsquo;s eyes still beats an EVF any day.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Pentax K-3 has plenty of controls" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-005.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Build quality is superb" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-004.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The K-3 is stuffed with useful features" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-002.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sensor</strong> - 24.3MP APS-C&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LCD</strong>&nbsp;- 3.2in, 1037k dots</p> <p><strong>ISO</strong> - 100-51200 </p><p><strong>Shutter speed </strong>- 1/8000-30 secs</p> <p><strong>Autofocus</strong> - 27 points (25 cross-type)</p> <p><strong>RAW shooting </strong>- yes (Pentax PEF and Adobe DNG formats)</p> <p><strong>Flash</strong> - yes (1/180 sync speed)</p> <p><strong>Video</strong> - 1080i@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> - SD card slot (x2), USB3.0, HDMI-out</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight </strong>- 131.5x77.5x100mm, 715g (body only)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – picture quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The K-3 is the latest in the growing line of cameras that ditches the anti-aliasing filter in order to improve picture quality. Don&rsquo;t know your anti-aliasing filter from your elbow? The box below explains what it is. Can&rsquo;t be bothered to read that? Well thanks very much. Anyway, the upshot is that with no anti-aliasing filter, pictures should be sharper. And they are.</p> <p>The K-3 uses a Sony-made 24.3MP APS-C sensor, which puts it on a par with the rival Nikon D7100 and just ahead of Canon&rsquo;s 70D in pure resolution terms, but that only tells half the story. Stills have bags of detail at low ISO levels, with rich colours and excellent contrast. And, in the right conditions, the sharpness on offer is something to behold. Having recently tested the Canon 70D, we have no trouble in proclaiming the K-3&rsquo;s pictures to be superior. It&rsquo;s marginal, sure, but there&rsquo;s something about the Pentax&rsquo;s shots that really appeals.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="426" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/12991427114/in/set-72157642003845583/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>It&rsquo;s not quite so impressive at high ISOs, but shoot in RAW &ndash; or Adobe&rsquo;s DNG format, which is also available here &ndash; and that becomes less of a problem, with noise easily reduced in your processing software of choice. Really, noise is minimal up to ISO 1600, acceptable at 3200 and 6400 and clean-upable at 12800 and 25600. Even shots are 512000 are usable.</p> <p>Metering didn&rsquo;t seem to be quite so hot, with the K-3 consistently underexposing our pictures by a ⅓-⅔ of a stop. Still, it&rsquo;s not really a problem once you&rsquo;re aware of it &ndash; you just compensate by the appropriate amount.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Pentax K-3 has excellent dynamic range" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-metering-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="This crop again shows superb sharpness" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-sharpness-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Even at a high ISO of 12800 shots are usable" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-high-iso-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anti-what now? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The anti-alisaing filter sits in front of the image sensor to reduce the chances of unsightly moiré &ndash; where closely spaced lines interfere with each other to make a distracting pattern on your shot. The downside is that it slightly degrades sharpness, so it&rsquo;s becoming increasingly common for cameras to do away with it altogether.</p> <p>Moiré is less of a problem these days anyway, with today&rsquo;s high-resolution sensors rarely suffering from it. But in case the moiré monster does rear its head, the K-3 has a work-around in the form of two anti-aliasing simulator modes. These vibrate the sensor very slightly to simulate the effect that an actual anti-aliasing filter would have.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a clever solution, and one that we can see other manufacturers using in future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – in use </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Autofocus is generally excellent on the K-3, with 27 focus points and plenty of options for setting autofocus zones or tracking subjects. It rarely misses its target, and locks on swiftly too. It&rsquo;s also impressive in low light, snapping on to a subject in conditions which would give many other cameras a headache.&nbsp;</p> <p>Once you&#39;ve locked on, you can fire off shots at up to 8.3fps for a total of 60 JPEGS or 23 RAW files - more than enough for most users, if not quite best in class.</p> <p>Things fall down a little when you switch to Live View. It&rsquo;s not terrible by any means, but there&rsquo;s no continuous autofocus and it&rsquo;s a little slow even in good light. Video is another area where it lags behind its main rivals. Again, there&rsquo;s no continuous autofocus as you&rsquo;d get on Canon&rsquo;s excellent 70D and if you want to shoot in full HD you&rsquo;ll have to make do with 60i or 30p fps footage, rather than the 60p you get on some rivals. Once again, it&rsquo;s far from terrible but neither is it the best on the market.</p> <p>But there are plenty of other plusses here. The dual SD card slots are massively helpful: you can set the camera to shoot JPEGs to one and RAW to the other, or stills to one and video to the other, or just snap away happily safe in the knowledge that you have two cards&rsquo; worth of space to fill. The weather-sealed body is similarly great for peace of mind; much of our testing was done in the UK&rsquo;s sodden winter and we never once worried about rain damage.</p> <p>And then there&rsquo;s the in-body image stabilisation: a huge bonus over Canon and Nikon, which both go for the lens-based system; not much use if your lens doesn&rsquo;t have it. We tested the K-3 with the superb 20-40mm f2.8 lens, but any of Pentax&rsquo;s extensive range of glass will feel the benefit of the 3.5-stops of shake-reduction.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentak K-3" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-007.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERDICT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pentax K-3 is a serious camera that takes seriously good stills. It&rsquo;s packed with features to make your life easier, such as dual SD card slots, weatherproofing and in-body stabilisation and handles as well as any camera we&rsquo;ve ever used. </p> <p>If you&rsquo;re a video addict or are used to modern extras such as built-in Wi-Fi or a flip-out screen, you&rsquo;d be better looking at the Canon EOS 70D. But if all you really want from a camera is to take great pictures in almost any situation, the Pentax K-3 will do you proud.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-3" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-006.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pentax K-3 may not have all the latest bells and whistles, but as a stills shooter it&#39;s hard to beat</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review#comments Cameras Digital SLRs K-3 Pentax Ricoh System Cameras Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:52:20 +0000 Marc McLaren 1433167 at http://www.stuff.tv We live in a world where a Hello Kitty Playboy edition Leica camera exists http://www.stuff.tv/leica/we-live-world-where-hello-kitty-playboy-edition-leica-camera-exists/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Personally? We&#039;re holding out for the SpongeBob Babestation microwave </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="We live in a world where a Hello Kitty Playboy edition Leica camera exists" alt="We live in a world where a Hello Kitty Playboy edition Leica camera exists" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/playboy-cam-1.jpg?1394155075" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just the other day, we were thinking to ourselves that despite being showered with the latest and greatest tech the world has to offer, there was still something missing.</p> <p>This morning, Leica finally made us realise what that something was. A Hello Kitty Playboy-branded camera.&nbsp;</p> <p>Of course. It was so obvious.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The lucky camera in question is the Leica C (a rebranded Panasonic LF1), and it&#39;s graced with a white Hello Kitty emblem on its front.</p> <p>Kitty White, to give the world-famous feline her full name, looks innocent enough, standing on the right side of the lens with her standard issue bow and whiskers.</p> <p>Look a little closer however, and you&#39;ll see a promiscuous wink, and some patented Playboy bunny ears gracing the top of her head.</p> <p>Her father George White (seriously, look it up), will be shocked to say the least.</p> <p>We&#39;re not going to go into specs here. You either want your camera to have an oversexed iconic Japanese feline on it, or you don&#39;t. There&#39;s no halfway point here folks.</p> <p>If you&#39;ve lost a bet or misplaced all sense of reason then you can snap up this... thing, for &euro;920 from French retailer Colette. But hurry - there are only 10 units in the entire universe.</p> <p>If that&#39;s a little too rich for your blood then you can always walk out with some Hello Kitty Playboy temporary tattoos and iPhone cases.&nbsp;</p> <p>Now if you&#39;ll excuse us, we&#39;re off to question many, many things about the world in which we live in.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.colette.fr/appp-184-88-c-typ112-e-hello-kitty-x-playboy-dark-red.html" target="_blank">Colette&nbsp;</a>via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/6/5476648/leica-turns-hello-kitty-into-a-playboy-bunny" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="We live in a world where a Hello Kitty Playboy edition Leica camera exists" alt="We live in a world where a Hello Kitty Playboy edition Leica camera exists" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/playboy-cam-2.jpg?1394155075" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/leica/we-live-world-where-hello-kitty-playboy-edition-leica-camera-exists/news#comments Cameras Leica Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:27:26 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433345 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon PowerShot G16 http://www.stuff.tv/canon-powershot-g16/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pushing the definition of a compact camera to the limit, the brutish Canon G16 barges the competition aside with formidable photo firepower </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon PowerShot G16 review" alt="Canon PowerShot G16 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CanonG16-main.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Evolving from the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-powershot-g15/review" target="_blank">G15</a> with even faster autofocus, a smarter brain and Wi-Fi, the Canon G16 is one small step, but when you&#39;re already out in front that can be all you need.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £480.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Very fast </div> <div class="field-item even"> Excellent indoors </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Impressive video </div> <div class="field-item even"> Direct manual controls </div> <div class="field-item odd"> RAW shooting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Large for a compact </div> <div class="field-item even"> Small viewfinder </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this fish too big? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G16 is a fish in a pond that&#39;s really occupied by just two fish. Together with the Nikon P7800 it&#39;s one of a pair of cameras that offer more manual control than the best &quot;consumer&quot; compacts (such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-cyber-shot-hx50/review" target="_blank">Sony HX50</a>) stopping just before crossing into system camera territory.</p> <p>Like the Nikon P7800, the G16 is created as a wholly practical camera and as you can tell from a glance, it&#39;s not concerned with fashionable styling. Both are in a constant push-pull struggle in an attempt to balance the amount of hands-on features with the overall bulk. The G16 does well here, offering similar features to the P7800 in what feels like a significantly smaller form.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 hot shoe" alt="Canon G16 hot shoe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16Extras2.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon G16: fast </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Compared to other compacts, it&#39;s the G16&#39;s speed that really marks it out. If you&#39;re shooting outdoors during daylight hours, response is almost instant at wide angle settings. There&#39;s often no need to depress the shutter halfway to pre-focus. Because you&#39;re not constantly having to ask your subjects to &quot;look this way&quot; and &quot;hold that pose&quot; you can work with much more discretion and get far more natural photos as a result.</p> <p>That level of discretion is aided by the G16&#39;s relatively small frame (compared to a DSLR), so it&#39;s a camera you can take out when you don&#39;t want to draw too much attention to yourself.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 lens" alt="Canon G16 lens" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-speed.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 test shot" alt="Canon G16 test shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Flood.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shooting indoors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The bright lens and speed is also apparent when shooting indoors, where it&#39;s possible to maintain high shutter speeds and still get bright, naturual looking results.&nbsp;This is where it begins to feel rather more like a DSLR than a compact.</p> <p>Pictures taken without a flash at 1/60th second at 800 ISO look sharp, well balanced and have plenty of depth. Noise levels at 800 ISO are impressively low, too. Of course autofocus take a little longer when the AF-assist lamp comes into play but the wait is still minimal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="G16 indoors" alt="G16 indoors" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-indoors.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zoom and viewfinder </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For some, the G16&#39;s optical viewfinder will be too small to be of value. And what you see through the viewfinder isn&#39;t exactly what you&#39;ll get because you&#39;re not looking through the lens. There&#39;s no impression of focus or depth of field, for example, and no information overlay. At the wide angle you&#39;ll see the top of the lens barrel creeping into the frame but as you zoom in, that disappears and the view zooms in sync with the lens.</p> <p>The viewfinder doesn&#39;t add significantly to the overall size of the camera, and in certain situations (such as when there&#39;s a lot of glare and sunlight) it can be a useful alternative to framing on the LCD. Framing accuracy is a little out at wide angle settings, with the viewfinder showing less than you&#39;ll actually fit into the frame, while at maximum zoom it&#39;s pretty much dead-on.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 viewfinder" alt="Canon G16 viewfinder" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Viewfinder.jpg?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 zoom test" alt="Canon G16 zoom test" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Soho.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon G16 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sensor -</strong>&nbsp;12MP, 1/1.7in, back-illuminated</p> <p><strong>Lens -</strong>&nbsp;f/1.8, 5x optical zoom</p> <p><strong>Flash -</strong>&nbsp;yes</p> <p><strong>Video -&nbsp;</strong>1080p/60fps</p> <p><strong>Connectivity -</strong>&nbsp;miniHDMI, remote socket, miniUSB, Wi-Fi</p> <p><strong>Storage -</strong>&nbsp;SD, SDHC, SDXC</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight -</strong>&nbsp;109x76x40mm/356g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fixed LCD screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s no tilting display here. The 3in LCD is fixed, which reduces options for shooting at alternative angles but does keep the G16&#39;s overall size in check.</p> <p>It&#39;s not a touchscreen either, and that&#39;s something we can live with. In fact it&#39;s something we welcome, and although to a degree it&#39;s a matter of personal preference, we&#39;d suggest that cameras work better without touchscreens so long as there are enough knobs and dials.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon PowerShot G16 screen" alt="Canon PowerShot G16 screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-screen.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hardware controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most of the hardware controls work very well in Manual mode. You can use the pleasantly rigid dial on the front to quickly choose a shutter speed from 1/2000th to 250 seconds, and dilate the aperture or alter the ISO with the less tactile dial on the rear.</p> <p>Manual focus is a more sluggish affair when adjusted with taps or rotations of the rear dial. It&#39;s hardly dynamic but if you&#39;ve got time to set up your shot it works fine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 hardware controls" alt="Canon G16 hardware controls" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Controls.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 hardware controls" alt="Canon G16 hardware controls" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Controls2.jpg?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flash and extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This wouldn&#39;t be a do-it-all compact without a flash. The G16&#39;s little bulb spends most of its time tucked away out of sight, but it can be popped up set to auto, on or slow-synchro for a combination of a longer exposure with a flash to fill in or freeze your subject.</p> <p>There&#39;s also a hot shoe for adding a more powerful flash, and it&#39;s also possible to expand your options with a teleconverter lens and filters via a filter adapter.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="G16 flash" alt="G16 flash" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Flash.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 extras" alt="Canon G16 extras" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16Extras.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G16 isn&#39;t the best for video but it&#39;s certainly good enough to be taken seriously. It&#39;ll go up to 1080p at 60fps, and whether you&#39;re in this mode or drop down to 30fps it produces very detailed footage with attractive depth of field effects. It comes unstuck with movement - not so much the movement of your subjects but the camera itself. Panning can appear rather jerky and zooming while filming is achieved in a series of small stages rather than one seamless motion.</p> <p>You might also notice a slight flickering, which appears to be caused by continuous alterations to the exposure levels. Put it on a tripod and the G16 will yeild beautiful movies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 video" alt="Canon G16 video" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Video.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wi-Fi and other tricks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G16&#39;s Wi-Fi features are a mixed bag, ranging from seemingly pointless and infuriatingly fiddly to really quite useful. Transferring pictures wirelessly to a computer takes far more time and effort than it would to just plug in the camera via USB or copy directly from the memory card. Via an Android and iOS app you can transfer pictures rather more easily to a phone or tablet, and direct printing to Wi-Fi printers really is a worthwhile addition.</p> <p>You also get a few creative photography tricks thrown in, such as the star modes that allow you to watch the night sky burn into the screen as it exposes or create stary time-lapse movies. A neutral density filter is also available which lets you take longer exposures in daylight, perhaps for blurring the motion of a waterfall or turning shoppers on a high street into ghostly figures.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 Wi-Fi" alt="Canon G16 WiFi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-WiFi.jpg?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 test into sunset" alt="Canon G16 test into sunset" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-WatchingOver.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon G16 review summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G16 has the speed and light-gathering power to shine even in basic Auto mode, and with fast, direct access to manual controls it has the skills to justify its considerable girth.</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts" target="_blank">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 review test shot" alt="Canon G16 review test shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Narrowboat.JPG?1392860099" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For those days when a DSLR is too much to handle, the G16 makes a fine deputy</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/canon-powershot-g16/review#comments Cameras Canon PowerShot G16 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:00:49 +0000 Tony Horgan 1432333 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon EOS 1200D: hands-on review http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-1200d-hands-review/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 1100D gets updated with a new 18MP sensor and 1080p video, plus a nifty new companion app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon EOS 1200D" alt="Canon 1200D" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_20140211_103100.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&#39;d like to move up to a &#39;proper&#39; camera and start taking better pictures, but you think ISO is something to do with tax returns and Depth of Field is a measurement used by famers. Who&#39;s gonna teach you to be a proper snapper? Canon&#39;s new beginner DSLR, the EOS 1200D, that&#39;s who: it&#39;s built for beginners and comes with an app that schools you in the pictific arts.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The basics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is an update to the 1100D, and physically it doesn&rsquo;t look much different. It&rsquo;s almost exactly the same size and has a very similar look - standard DSLR with a few curves added. Like the 1100D it&rsquo;s light and fairly plasticky in comparison to heftier mid-range cameras, but the body materials have been updated, giving it a slightly grippier, more solid feel. </p><p>It&rsquo;s inside that counts, though, namely the new 18MP APS-C sensor, designed specifically for this camera, and new capabilities, particularly the 1200D&rsquo;s improved low light performance (you can now crank the ISO right up to 12800 for flash-free night shots) and video.</p> <p>Unlike its predecessor the 1200D shoots proper Full HD (1080p @ 30fps), with focus tracking and exposure control. There&#39;s even a mode that will do a quick &#39;n&#39; dirty editing job on a series of short video clips, for fuss-free filmmaking.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-1100d/review">Canon EOS 1100D review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon EOS 1200D" alt="Canon 1200D rear panel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103122.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Appy snapper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is very much a First DSLR, aimed at people who would like to take bigger and better pictures but are put off by the complexities of bigger and better cameras. With that in mind Canon has developed an app that teaches a new 1200D owner how to use his or her camera, and it&rsquo;s really rather good. </p><p>This isn&rsquo;t the first time a beginner DSLR has come bundled with a photography course. Nikon&rsquo;s entry-level 3200 has in-camera photography lessons, but because Canon&rsquo;s guide lives on the larger, separate screen of your phone, it&rsquo;s very user-friendly, with video tutorials, guides, explanations of why your shot went wrong and photo challenges. About 30% of the app is specific to the 1200D, with some nice animations that explain to photo-n00bs what the different dials do. The remaining 70% covers the principles of photography in general, and pays more attention than most to subjective (and arguably more useful) subjects like composition. It even tells you how to hold the camera, and what stance to adopt for stability. With that in mind we&rsquo;d recommend it to anyone interested in developing their skills (if you&rsquo;ll pardon the pun), whatever the camera.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/system-cameras/top-ten">Stuff&#39;s Top 10 DSLRs and system cameras</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103147.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103215.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103231.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103247.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-1200d-hands-review/feature#comments Cameras Canon EOS EOS 1100D Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:49:35 +0000 Will Dunn 1432332 at http://www.stuff.tv Nikon Coolpix S6700 http://www.stuff.tv/nikon-coolpix-s6700/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Nikon S6700 squeezes a whopping 10x zoom into a tiny body – at this price that has to be worth a closer look </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nikon Coolpix S6700 review" alt="Nikon S6700 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/NikonS6700-Main.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s hard for a budget camera to justify itself in the face of increasingly powerful phone cameras, but the little &pound;150 Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a good stab at it with an impressively big optical zoom.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £150.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Small </div> <div class="field-item even"> Light </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Big optical zoom </div> <div class="field-item even"> Cheap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can be a bit slow </div> <div class="field-item even"> Video quality isn&#039;t great </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Small and pocketable </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is about as compact as cameras get in 2014. From front to back it&#39;s around the thickness of two iPhones and a lot smaller in the X/Y dimensions. That increases its chances of being taken out on an excursion when pocket space is at a premium &ndash; those times when you might otherwise decide to leave the camera back at base.</p> <p>It&#39;s also very light, so you could just about get away with carrying it in an inside pocket without adding too much of an unsightly sag to your crisp, tailored three-piece.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nikon Coolpix S6700 review" alt="Nikon Coolpix S6700 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikonS6700-2_0.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon S6700: 10x zoom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the war against your phone&#39;s camera, the S6700&#39;s trump card is a 10x optical zoom. Fitting that into such a slim body is quite an achievement. The three-part concertina&#39;d lens extends with the zoom rocker to open up photo opportunities that are completely off the menu with a phone snapper.</p> <p>Image stabilisation is sufficient to keep things steady at full reach, which is especially useful when shooting video. The two test shots of the church, above, give you some idea of the scope of the zoom. The first is taken at the widest angle, the second at 10x zoom.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="S6700 zoom lens" alt="S6700 zoom lens" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikonS6700-4_0.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nikon S6700 wide angle" alt="Nikon S6700 wideangle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikonS6700-Wide.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Nikon S6700 10x zoom" alt="Nikon Coolpix S6700 10x optical zoom" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikonS6700-10xZoom.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power and speed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The S6700&#39;s budget credentials show through with a general lack of speed in use. It&#39;s not terribly slow but compared to (admittedly pricier) rivals there&#39;s a notable amount of pausing and waiting, sometimes when focusing and often between shots as the camera attends to its internal business of processing and filing.</p> <p>This is the main compromise in the whole deal: on the one hand you get a small camera with a great zoom lens for very little cash, and on the other you get slightly laggy response times. As long as you&#39;re cool with that, you&#39;ll get along with the S6700 just fine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nikon S6700 controls" alt="Nikon S6700 controls" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikonS6700-5_0.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon S6700 image quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Outside in good light the S6700 is a fine snapper with realistic colour reproduction and good detail. The zoom range even allows you to create some depth of field effects that can give a much more professional whiff to your output.</p> <p>Indoors with the built-in flash, results are pleasantly lit so long as you&#39;re not too close to your subject. Without the flash you&#39;ll typically be dropping to shutter speeds of around 1/8th second at 800 ISO. That&#39;s too slow to freeze fast movement but fine for semi-posed shots. The level of noise at this kind of setting is quite apparent but colours remain well balanced.</p> <p>If you don&#39;t mind messing around with the flash settings you can get much better results indoors, at night or even on the dancefloor by taking advantage of the Slow Sync Flash mode, which freezes and illuminates your subject whilst exposing the background with a longer shutter speed than usual. It&#39;s nice to have this available directly from the flash settings, rather than hidden away under a cryptically titled scene setting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nikon S6700 test shot" alt="Nikon S6700 test shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikonS6700-Snowdrops.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nikon S6700 dynamic range" alt="Nikon S6700 dynamic range" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikonS6700IntoSun.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon Coolpix S6700 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sensor: 20MP, 1/2.3-in</p> <p>Optical zoom: 10x</p> <p>Display: 3in LCD</p> <p>Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC</p> <p>ISO range: 80-1600</p> <p>Dimensions and weight: 95x58x21mm, 137g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Maxing out at 720p/30fps, the video doesn&#39;t particularly impress with its specs, and frankly it&#39;s not going to bowl you over with its footage either. In this price bracket it&#39;s still pretty good and you&#39;ll typically end up with smoother movies than you would from a high-end mobile thanks to the image stabilisation. And once again it&#39;s the zoom that sets it apart in terms of shooting possibilities - but do give the autofocus a chance to lock before you start zooming away.</p> <p>But if you were to analyse the video frame-by-frame (as we did) you&#39;d see that it&#39;s beaten on detail and colour reproduction by the best Android and iOS devices, and also unsurprisingly by the best compacts at the higher end of the scale.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nikon S6700 Video" alt="Nikon S6700 Video" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/S6700Video.jpg?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tricks and effects </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Elsewhere it&#39;s all quite simple. There&#39;s no Wi-Fi and based on the current state of Wi-Fi in compact cameras that&#39;s no loss at all. There are some retro colour filters that work in realtime as you&#39;re shooting, and these work with video, too. That&#39;s quite handy, because processing video on a computer can be a laborious slog - the ability to shoot a piece to camera with a built-in wrinkle-softening filter is always welcome in our book. Alternatively you can add effects (although only to stills) after the event.</p> <p>A bunch of the usual scene modes are on hand that can be useful to avoid the camera being fooled by snowy or bright conditions, and there&#39;s a star mode - although it only to two seconds. No pretty star trails for you, then.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="S6700 art effects 1" alt="S6700 art effects 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikonS6700FX-1.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="S6700 art effects 1" alt="S6700 art effects 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikonS6700FX-2.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon S6700 review summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As a backup camera, or for those times when size and weight really do matter, the Nikon Coolpix S6700 makes a good case for itself. Sure, your phone can probably match it for wide-angle photos in good conditions, but if you want to go equipped with a bit more creative control without loading yourself down with kit, the S6700 will be a useful addition to your gadget arsenal.</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cameras/top-ten" target="_blank">the 10 Best Compact Cameras in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nikon S6700 review" alt="Nikon S6700 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NikonS6700-6.JPG?1392137862" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Discrete and light with a big zoom, the S6700 is a versatile compact you can take anywhere</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/nikon-coolpix-s6700/review#comments Cameras Coolpix S6700 Nikon Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:57:45 +0000 Tony Horgan 1432237 at http://www.stuff.tv The Sigma DP2 Quattro is bent on photographic glory http://www.stuff.tv/sigma-dp2-quattro-bent-photographic-glory/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Long, strong, and absorbs 40% more photons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Crowbar shape makes it popular with burglars" alt="Sigma DP2 Quattro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/05_0.jpg?1392169280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Something&#39;s long with this picture.</strong></p> <p>Yes, it might be a bit of a stretch, but we&#39;re rather taken by Sigma&#39;s crazy new compact. It&#39;s long, thin and bent at one end, like a hockey stick that can take photographs. And as if that unusual shape wasn&#39;t enough, Sigma refuses to give it a zoom or an interchageable lens mount. Instead, it&#39;s one of three, each of which sports a fixed-length lens (the one you&#39;re looking at is the 30mm version, with 19mm and 50mm versions to follow).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds like they&#39;re trying to put people off.</strong></p> <p>In a way, they are. Sigma has made a range of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sigma-jenoptik-uk-ltd/sigma-unveils-46mp-dp1-merrell-and-dp2-merrell-cameras/news">difficult-to-use, fixed-length compact cameras</a>&nbsp;before. For a lot of people they made eactly no sense, but for some their singularity of purpose, their good optics and their clever sensors made them exceptionally good. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sigma-jenoptik-uk-ltd-dp2/review">Sigma DP2 Review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/thisone.jpg?1392169280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why do I get the feeling you&#39;re going to mention vertically stacked photodiodes?</strong></p> <p>Because the unorthodox nature of Sigma&#39;s gloriously insane compacts doesn&#39;t stop at an unusual design. The sensor itself is unlike anything else you&#39;ll see in a compact, or an SLR for that matter. It&#39;s a Foveon sensor. Other camera sensors have one layer of photo-receptors which just sense light, in black and white, with some filters about to create colour. The Foveon sensor, which is only used in Sigma cameras, has three layers of photoreceptors. Sigma says this makes it work more like colour film, and photographers that love their cameras say it creates images that are sharper than a new razor, with incredible levels of detail.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/thisonea_0.jpg?1392169280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I want one but I don&#39;t want one!</strong></p> <p>Frustrating, isn&#39;t it? You know that it wouldn&#39;t be suited to 96% of your photos, but that remaining 4% would be absolutely superb. Luckily, you don&#39;t have to worry about that, because you can&#39;t have one - there&#39;s no price and availability yet, and when they do go on sale they&#39;ll probably be prohibitively expensive for all but a minority of professional photographers. Oh, now we want one even more.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>SNAP &#39;EM UP</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cameras/top-ten">Stuff&#39;s Top 10 Compact Cameras</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01.jpg?1392169280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sigma-dp2-quattro-bent-photographic-glory/feature#comments Cameras Digital compacts Hot Stuff Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:00:48 +0000 Will Dunn 1432287 at http://www.stuff.tv Eagle Eye: the Olympus superzoom that shoots with laser accuracy http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-sp-100ee-superzoom-shoots-laser-accuracy/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the world’s first camera to come with a Call of Duty-style red dot sight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus SP-100EE Eagle Eye: the superzoom that shoots with laser accuracy" alt="Olympus SP-100EE Eagle Eye: the superzoom that shoots with laser accuracy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus-eagle-eye-main.jpg?1391046728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wait &ndash; this camera has a laser sight?</strong></p> <p>No, not exactly. The Olympus SP-100EE - &#39;EE&#39; stands for Eagle Eye, rather dramatically - has a pop-up red dot sight, which you can quickly look through to see exactly what it&rsquo;s pointing at and therefore exactly what you&rsquo;re shooting. It&rsquo;s a lot like the sights attached to military weapons.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why can&rsquo;t I just look through the viewfinder?</strong></p> <p>Well, there&rsquo;s one of those too, and doubtless you&rsquo;ll find yourself using it a lot, but the red dot sight is designed for the shooting situations where an electronic viewfinder isn&rsquo;t much cop: fast-moving or distant subjects. And because you don&rsquo;t need to clamp your eye right up next to it, the dot sight means you can see the whole scene in front of you while shooting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus SP-100EE" alt="Olympus SP-100EE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-eagle-eye-laser-hands-on_0.jpg?1391046728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Quite the lens on that thing&hellip;</strong></p> <p>Oh yeah. In fact Olympus describes the camera not as a superzoom but an &ldquo;ultrazoom&rdquo;. There 50x optical zoom, equivalent to 24-1200mm on a full-frame camera. That makes it ideal for snapping planes, wildlife and other far-off stuff &ndash; but it can also photograph subjects as near as 1cm to from the lens, thanks to its Super Macro mode. Can you say &ldquo;extreme close-up&rdquo;?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus SP-100EE" alt="Olympus SP-100EE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-eagle-eye-zoom-hands-on.jpg?1391046728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Anything else I should know?</strong></p> <p>Well, there&rsquo;s a 16MP sensor - not a huge one, mind you, as the laws of optics mean it&#39;s necessarily compromised by that insane zoom - 1080p full HD movie capture, optical image stabilisation, a 3in screen and a 920,000-dot electronic viewfinder. Oh, and the SP-100EE will be available in March, priced at &euro;400 (which will probably translate to around &pound;350 here in the UK).</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank"><strong>CHECK OUT MORE HOT STUFF RIGHT HERE</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus SP-100EE" alt="Olympus SP-100EE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-eagle-eye-side-hands-on.jpg?1391046728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Cameras Hot Stuff Olympus Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:49:44 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431822 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: Intel RealSense hands-on preview – motion sensing, depth-detecting 3D cameras coming to a PC near you http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/video-intel-realsense-hands-preview-motion-sensing-depth-detecting-3d-cameras-coming- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel promises a commitment to “perceptual computing”, while pushing the idea that we will soon interact with our machines in far easier and smarter ways </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: Intel RealSense eyes-on preview – motion sensing, depth-detecting 3D cameras coming to a PC near you" alt="Video: Intel RealSense eyes-on preview – motion sensing, depth-detecting 3D came" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-22%20at%2013.29.59.png?1390441840" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3080992192001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3080992192001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/video-intel-realsense-hands-preview-motion-sensing-depth-detecting-3d-cameras-coming-#comments Cameras CES 2014 Intel Laptops Tablets Windows Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:01:46 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1431567 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet The Lux - a camera you can print yourself http://www.stuff.tv/meet-lux-camera-you-can-print-yourself/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why bother hitting the shops for a camera when you can 3D-print one for yourself? Well, it is a bit less effort we suppose... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" alt="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Lux.jpg?1390370117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Instead of buying your next camera, you could make your very own. Thanks to Kevin Kadooka, the man behind the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/71185779/duo-a-diy-twin-lens-reflex-camera-for-instant-film">Duo-TLR</a>, it isn&#39;t impossible. That&#39;s because he&#39;s got all the details you need to build one through his open-source camera project, Lux.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sharil-abdul-rahman" title="View user profile.">Sharil Abdul Rahman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some assembly required </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&#39;t expect a fancy digital camera though. This DIY camera uses 120 film and shoots with Kadooka&#39;s own <a href="http://www.diyphotography.net/single-leaf-shutter-controlled-arduino" target="_blank">single leaf shutter (SLS) concept</a>. Those soldering skills we mentioned at the beginning? You&#39;ll need it to make the SLS that&#39;s controlled by an Arduino board.&nbsp;</p> <p>Kadooka&rsquo;s vision is to make a 100% DIYable camera. He says,&nbsp;&rdquo;Lux is my proof-of-concept platform for my new electronic shutter (the SLS). A secondary goal for this camera was to make it completely homegrown, meaning no parts from existing camera manufacturers, only using single-element lenses from Anchor Optics.&rdquo;</p> <p>So if you&#39;re into photography and have some time to spare, grab the design and instructions for the camera <a href="http://kekado.zapto.org/kevin/open.html">here</a>. Go ahead and impress your mates with a camera you built with your own two hands.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://kekado.zapto.org/kevin/open.html">Kadooka Camera</a> via <a href="http://www.diyphotography.net/lux-beautiful-waist-level-120-camera-you-can-build-it-too">DIYPhotography</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="1060" title="The 3D printed housing for Lux" alt="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11218191425_235f4db49a_h.jpg?1390370117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1600" height="1600" title="The Lux sample image" alt="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11892770335_39577d5288_h.jpg?1390370117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1588" height="1600" title="The Lux sample image" alt="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11893176814_ec338a1bce_h.jpg?1390370117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1569" height="1600" title="The Lux sample image" alt="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11893043973_c65a43bc06_h.jpg?1390370117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The camera you print yourself </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-lux-camera-you-can-print-yourself/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/meet-lux-camera-you-can-print-yourself/news#comments 3D Printing Cameras Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:02:07 +0000 Will Findlater 1431475 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – bigger brain, better snaps http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-camera/ces-2014/samsung-galaxy-camera-2-bigger-brain-better-snaps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The second generation Galaxy camera is outed ahead of its CES debut [updated with video] </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – bigger brain, better snaps" alt="Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – bigger brain, better snaps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-camera-2.jpg?1389982432" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung has revealed the second generation <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-camera/samsung-galaxy-camera/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Camera</a> ahead of its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES</a> show floor debut, and it&#39;s thankfully had a pleasant faux-leather makeover.</p> <p>Featuring a 4.8in touchscreen which serves up the majority of the controls, the Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16.3MP sensor combined with an improved f/2.8 lens, along with 21x optical zoom.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Galaxy Camera 2 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean which means you&#39;ll have the Play Store&#39;s vast array of photography editing apps at your disposal for some quick on-the-go touch ups.</p> <p>Powered by a 1.6GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, Samsung also promises better photos thanks to a newer image processing system.</p> <p>There&#39;s no word on a price or release date, but we expect to find out more at CES next week, so stay tuned.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - all the biggest stories so far</a></p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5264370/galaxy-camera-2-announced-samsung-android-point-and-shoot" target="_blank">The Verge]</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3025728671001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3025728671001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – bigger brain, better snaps" alt="Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – bigger brain, better snaps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-camera-2-back.jpg?1389982432" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-camera/ces-2014/samsung-galaxy-camera-2-bigger-brain-better-snaps/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-camera/ces-2014/samsung-galaxy-camera-2-bigger-brain-better-snaps/news#comments Android Cameras CES 2014 Galaxy Camera Samsung Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:08:43 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430608 at http://www.stuff.tv These Nikon Df test shots are Df-initely worth taking a look at http://www.stuff.tv/nikon/these-nikon-df-test-shots-are-df-nitely-worth-taking-look/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ths Stuff Singapore team put the Df through its paces for a couple of days. And the results are rather impressive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3680" height="2456" title="Nikon Df" alt="Nikon Df " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Df_ambience_1.jpg?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nikon/nikon-df-announced-we-try-not-drool-it/news" target="_blank">Nikon Df</a> might look gorgeous, but it&#39;s a lot more than just a pretty face - it packs Nikon&#39;s flagship D4&#39;s full-frame sensor and processing engine too, giving it brains as well as brawn.</p> <p>But does all that translate to real-world performance?</p> <p>Well the Stuff Singapore team decided to find out by taking it out around the city, ahead of the First Test review for the February edition of Stuff Singapore.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shooting gallery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0020_0.JPG" target="_blank">View the image at its original resolution</a></p> <p>No, the picture isn&rsquo;t hazy or out of focus, it was just taken during a thunderstorm. What&rsquo;s amazing about it is that when you zoom in, you can actually distinctly see falling leaves and branches, and even hundreds of individual raindrops.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3280" title="No, the picture isn’t hazy or out of focus, it was just taken during a thunderstorm. What’s amazing about it is that when you zoom in, you can actually distinctly see falling leaves and branches, and even hundreds of individual raindrops." alt="Nikon Df test images" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0020_0.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0090.JPG" target="_blank">View the image at its original resolution</a></p> <p>Low-light performance is fantastic, though what&#39;s really on display here is the camera&#39;s range. Highlights and shadows are well balanced, and noise is also negligible.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3280" title="Low-light performance is fantastic, though what&#039;s really on display here is the camera&#039;s range. Highlights and shadows are well balanced, and noise is also negligible. " alt="Nikon Df test images" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0090.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0114.JPG" target="_blank">View the image at its original resolution</a></p> <p>Believe it or not, this photo was actually taken in near-complete darkness at ISO 9000. It almost seems Wong Kar Wai-esque, with the grain actually adding character to the image.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3280" title="Believe it or not, this photo was actually taken in near-complete darkness at ISO 9000. It actually seems Wong Kar Wai-esque, with the grain actually adding character to the image. " alt="Nikon Df test image" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0114.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0137.JPG" target="_blank">View the image at its original resolution</a></p> <p>The Df is so clear and precise, you could crop out everything except the blind spot mirror at 100% scale and still get a clear picture. Go full resolution and try it for yourself.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3280" title="The Df is so clear and precise, you could crop out everything except the blind spot mirror at 100% scale and still get a clear picture. Go full resolution and try it for yourself. " alt="Nikon Df test images" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0137.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0169.JPG" target="_blank">View the image at its original resolution</a></p> <p>Photos shot in daylight almost always turn out great. The Df handled this backlit scene quite reasonably in terms of exposure.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3280" title="Photos shot in daylight almost always turn out great. The Df actually handled this backlit scene without too much trouble, and managed to strike a reasonable balance. " alt="Nikon Df test images" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0169.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0177.JPG" target="_blank">View the image at its original resolution</a></p> <p>Colour reproduction is pretty much true-to-life, with the pink of the salmon popping nicely against the salad. Level of close-up detail is fantastic too.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3280" title="Colour reproduction is pretty much true-to-life, with the salmon popping nicely against the salad. Level of close-up detail is fantastic too. " alt="Nikon Df test images" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0177.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0415.JPG" target="_blank">View the image at its original resolution</a></p> <p>This photo was shot accidentally on high gain (ISO 17,959 to be exact), though we didn&#39;t realise at first because of how normal it looked on the LCD. Zooming in to 100% does reveal loss of detail, but still good considering the gain it was shot at.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3280" title="This photo was actually shot accidentally on high gain (ISO 17,959 to be exact), though we didn&#039;t realise at first because of how normal it looked on the LCD. Zooming in to 100% does reveal loss of detail, but still good considering the gain it was shot at. " alt="Nikon Df test images" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0415.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0430.JPG" target="_blank">View the image at its original resolution</a></p> <p>The fact that we can see an actual cobweb within the lamp&#39;s webbed design is pretty impressive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3280" title="We thought it was pretty cool how we could see an actual cobweb within the lamp&#039;s webbed design. Lights and darks are nicely balanced too. " alt="Nikon Df test images" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0430.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_1394.JPG" target="_blank">View the image at its original resolution</a></p> <p>A photo of a painting that when zoomed in, looks exactly like a painting. Now that&#39;s accuracy.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3280" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_1394.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_1396.JPG" target="_blank">View the image at its original resolution</a></p> <p>What does the fox say? It says check out all that detail and bokeh.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3280" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_1396.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Read the review in Stuff Singapore&#039;s February issue </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want the verdict? Check out the First Test review in our February issue of Stuff Singapore, available from 16th January for just S$6.90.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon Df test shots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Have a sneak peek from our February issue </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0177_0.JPG?1389862200" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nikon/these-nikon-df-test-shots-are-df-nitely-worth-taking-look/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/nikon/these-nikon-df-test-shots-are-df-nitely-worth-taking-look/feature#comments Cameras Nikon System Cameras Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:59:23 +0000 Will Findlater 1431233 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on video review: Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – bigger brain, faster engine, better snaps http://www.stuff.tv/node/1431237 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s take two for Samsung&#039;s Android-powered point-and-shoot, bringing with it a host of new and improved features along the way </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on video review: Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – bigger brain, faster engine, better snaps" alt="Hands-on video review: Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – bigger brain, faster engine, be" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-14%20at%2013.00.28_0.png?1389749596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3025728671001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3025728671001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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