System Cameras http://www.stuff.tv/my/system-cameras/reviews en-MY Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30 http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/stuff-tripping-suss-south-korea-out-through-samsung-nx-30/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We feel for you stuck behind the office desk, so take a (virtual) trip with us through Seoul </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="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/guardchange.jpg?1397036717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;ve been wondering about the imaging prowess of the Samsung NX30, sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words. And if it does, you have 15,000 words right here to give you an idea of what the mirrorless snapper is capable of, as we share what we saw in Seoul.&nbsp;</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="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Seoul in bloom </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>We were lucky enough to be in Seoul when the cherry blossoms were well, blossoming.&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-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="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cherry%20blossoms.jpg?1397036717" /> </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"> Your marriage will be a drone </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>Taking wedding snaps overseas? Such a cliche. What about some hi-tech aerial drone shots? Now, we&#39;re talking.&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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dronephoto.jpg?1397036717" /> </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"> Seoul&#039;s very own twin towers </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>LG calls Seoul home in these twin towers. Obviously, this is only one of them.</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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lgtwintower_0.jpg?1397036717" /> </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"> Yummeh bokeh </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>Look at the bokeh going on in this Japchae photo. The NX30 is proving to be a natural at food photography.&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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/japchae.jpg?1397036717" /> </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"> The gaping jaws </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>It&#39;s true. Your shopping addiction will eat you alive.&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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/monster.jpg?1397036717" /> </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"> 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 glimmer of city life </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>Even at 10pm on a Tuesday night, the streets of Myeong-dong were pulsating with life and lights.</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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ablaze.jpg?1397036717" /> </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"> Ok, Glass </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>Okay, we&#39;ve been one-upped. This presenter from Thailand was Glass-ed. Google, some help?</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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/glassed.jpg?1397036717" /> </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"> We&#039;ll never be royals </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>Meet the Gyeongbok Palace, a massive structure dating back to the 1300s slap bang in the center of Seoul. Can&#39;t miss it. These are just the front gates.&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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/palace.jpg?1397036717" /> </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"> Beyond the gates </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>We apologise for not being able to bring you inside. While we appreciate culture and rich history, we do not appreciate pushing through the tourist mobs. So, let your imagination - or Google images - take flight.&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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/royalguard.jpg?1397036717" /> </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"> Bow down to me </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 massive statue of King Sejong sits a way in front of the Palace on the boulevard in the middle of metropolitan Seoul. He&#39;d be a Stuff reader if he was still around, given how he apparently loved tech, science, and literature.&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="3491" height="2618" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/king.jpg?1397036717" /> </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-10"><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"> 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"> Let down your guard </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>Check out the troops marching down Sejong-ro for the guard-changing ceremony at the Gyeongbok Palace. And the NX 30 captured movement cleverly without blurring it out.&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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/guardchange.jpg?1397036717" /> </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-11"><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"> Steamy </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>Sorry for making you salivate, but again, notice the awesome bokeh and even the capturing of steam. How&#39;s that for atmosphere?</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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chickendish.jpg?1397036717" /> </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-12"><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"> Crayon Pop </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>We finally realised the importance of a swivel screen when we chanced upon K-pop band Crayon Pop performing in Myeong-dong. When you&#39;re not tall enough, a swivel screen comes in very handy to give you a bird&#39;s eye view, even when you really can&#39;t see a thing. Also, see how many Samsung phones you can spot.&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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/crayonpop.jpg?1397036717" /> </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-13"><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"> Fishy business </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>You&#39;d share his expression too, if you&#39;re stuck in a tank awaiting your end.&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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fishy.jpg?1397036717" /> </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-14"><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"> And that&#039;s a wrap </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>Blue skies and cherry blossoms out in full force make for a beautiful day to end the trip 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="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" alt="Stuff Tripping: Suss South Korea out through the Samsung NX 30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/theend.jpg?1397036717" /> </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/my/samsung/stuff-tripping-suss-south-korea-out-through-samsung-nx-30/feature#comments Cameras Samsung System Cameras Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:11:43 +0000 Elissa Loi 1435129 at http://www.stuff.tv Nikon D3300 http://www.stuff.tv/my/nikon/nikon-d3300/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The D3300 has a pro DSLR brain but an entry-level DSLR body. Is that a match made in photographic heaven or just a bit confusing? </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="The Nikon D3300: entry-level body, pro brain" alt="Nikon D300 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-body-001.jpg?1396925376" /> </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="/my/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pitching a camera at the entry-level market is a tricky business. Make it too basic and people will just skip straight past it to more advanced models; too complicated and it&#39;ll frighten beginners off.&nbsp;</p> <p>Nikon thinks it&#39;s got the balance spot on with the D3300, which has a high-end sensor capable of taking stunning pics but also a novice-friendly Guide mode and small, non-threatening body.</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"> RM2,198.00 </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"> with 18-55mm VR II 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">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"> Superb stills </div> <div class="field-item even"> Really useful Guide mode </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Compact kit lens </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"> Lack of dedicated controls </div> <div class="field-item even"> No touch- or flip-out screen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Hardly an entry-level price </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"> 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 Nikon D3300 is a small camera by DSLR standards - smaller and lighter than Canon&#39;s entry-level 1200D, for instance, although admittedly not by much. Put it next to a compact system camera such as the OMD-EM5 and it&#39;s something of a giant - but then it&#39;s got a bigger sensor too.</p> <p>But the Nikon does have one major trick up its sleeve when it comes to size - in the form of its kit lens. In something of a genius move, the 18-55mm VR II lens is retractable: when not in use it assumes a super-compact form, which then extends when you&#39;re ready to shoot. So while it&#39;s no smaller than most kit lenses when you&#39;re snapping away, it&#39;s considerably more compact when stowed in a bag. Good work, Nikon.</p> <p>The body is solid, if rather plasticky, and feels nice in the hand. Unfortunately, it&#39;s nowhere near as nice to operate, with a major shortage of useful controls. Presumably that&#39;s a deliberate move on Nikon&#39;s part, to make it less daunting for beginners, but the result is that it&#39;s quite difficult to actually make changes on the fly.</p> <p>So what do you get? One jog-dial, exposure compensation, Live View, record button, drive mode and a customisable function button. And other than the various menu and info buttons, that&#39;s about it. So, no dedicated ISO button, let alone white balance, metering or autofocus mode. Fair enough - it&#39;s an entry-level camera, and most people will just stick it in Auto and snap away happily. But if you&#39;re after a camera you might grow with, experiment with, you might find it frustrating.</p> <p>The rear LCD screen is a cracker - big and colourful with plenty of pixels. Given the dearth of controls, it would&#39;ve been nice if it was a touchscreen, but no such luck.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-s-new-alpha-6000-fastest-camera-world/news" target="_blank">Sony&#39;s new Alpha 6000 is the fastest camera in the world</a></strong></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="3883" height="2912" title="The D3300 has a small, solid body" alt="Nikon D300 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-body-004.jpg?1396925376" /> </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="3474" height="2606" title="With the lens retracted..." alt="Nikon D300 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-body-002.jpg?1396925376" /> </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="4038" height="3029" title="...and with the lens extended" alt="Nikon D300 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-body-003.jpg?1396925376" /> </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="Manual controls are at a premium on the D3300" alt="Nikon D300 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-body-006.jpg?1396925376" /> </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"> 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>Ah, now we&#39;re talking. The D3300 is capable of taking quite beautiful pictures, thanks in no small part to its 24.2MP CMOS sensor. Size-wise, that&#39;s as big as APS-C camera sensors get and it makes it incredibly easy to crop into pictures without losing quality. As is currently all the rage with DSLRs, the D3300 has no anti-aliasing filter, which is supposed to make for sharper snaps. It seems to have worked, because there&#39;s a fairly astonishing amount of detail to shots - check out the close-up above of the mouse&#39;s whiskers for evidence of that - and bear in mind that&#39;s with the kit lens. Stick a top-quality prime on it and results should be better still.&nbsp;</p> <p>Colours are vibrant, white balance and metering are well handled and noise is non-existent until ISO 800. Beyond that, things go downhill relatively quickly, but shots are still perfectly usable unless blown up really big right the way through to ISO 6400. At ISO 12800 there&#39;s seemingly more noise than pixels, but then again - it&#39;s ISO 12800! The mere thought would have blown your mind 5 years ago.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review" target="_blank">Fujifilm X-T1 review</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="Colours are vibrant" alt="Nikon D300 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-stills-003.jpg?1396925376" /> </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="There&#039;s plenty of detail in the mouse&#039;s fur..." alt="Nikon D300 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-stills-001.jpg?1396925376" /> </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="...which is evident when you crop in on the photo" alt="Nikon D300 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-stills-002.jpg?1396925376" /> </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="Metering and white balance are well controlled" alt="Nikon D300 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-stills-004.jpg?1396925376" /> </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 star? </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 D300 is unashamedly an entry-level camera, and many people who buy it will stick it in Auto mode and never try anything more complicated. And if they do that, they&#39;ll get mostly excellent pictures. We know, because we tried, spending a horribly restricted hour or two with the photographic equivalent of our hands tied behind our back. Once we&#39;d conquered our innate snapper snobbery, though, we were impressed with the shots we got. Alright, so the camera has a tendency to fire up the flash at every opportunity, rather than upping the ISO or dropping the shutter speed a little, but if that gets on your nerves there&#39;s a no-flash Auto mode.</p> <p>For those who want a little more control without doing anything so terrifying as venturing into aperture priority or manual mode, there&#39;s the Guide mode. This gives you options such as &#39;blurred background&#39; and &#39;freeze motion&#39; then explains which settings it will need to change in order to achieve the desired effect. Then changes them for you. It&#39;s a great way to take charge of your photos without having to master photography, and one which we recommend all novices spend some time with.</p> <p>Step away from entry-level use and you might be a little frustrated. Autofocus is snappy, with 11 focus points to lock on to, while a burst shooting speed of 5fps is not to be sniffed at either. But the lack of physical controls - and touchscreen - hamper your ability to react to changing conditions. Still, the &#39;i&#39; menu helps, gathering together all of the key settings on one screen for fairly simple tweaking.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nikon-d4s/review" target="_blank">Nikon D4s review</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="Shooting options can be accessed via the &#039;i&#039; menu" alt="Nikon D3300 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-stills-009.jpg?1396925376" /> </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"> Video and other features </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 D3300 isn&#39;t big on extra features, really. The screen doesn&#39;t flip out, there&#39;s no built-in Wi-Fi, no built-in image stabilisation, no fancy-pants continuous autofocus when using Live Mode. How many of them matter? Depends on your needs. For general day-to-day use you won&#39;t miss most of them. Many Nikon lenses are stabilised, Wi-Fi is usually poorly implemented on cameras and unless you spend a lot of time shooting video, you can cope without the continuous autofocus. A flip-out screen would&#39;ve been nice, mind.</p> <p>Video quality itself is very good, with full HD 1080p footage available in 60/50/30/25/24fps flavours and a certain amount of exposure control on offer if you want it. The camera will also attempt to autofocus when shooting video, but it doesn&#39;t do it very quickly - it&#39;s certainly nowhere near as nippy as it is when tracking subjects through the viewfinder for stills.</p> <p>One nice touch is that there&#39;s an Effects mode on the main dial, meaning you don&#39;t have to hunt through menus in order to funkify your photos. The effects on offer are mostly great fun too, ranging from the naff-but-still-effective &#39;selective colour&#39; to the naff-but-also-really-cool &#39;sketch mode&#39;.</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="Sketch mode" alt="Nikon D3300 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-stills-00.jpg?1396925376" /> </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="Selective colour" alt="Nikon D3300 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-stills-008.jpg?1396925376" /> </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="Toy camera mode" alt="Nikon D3300 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-stills-006.jpg?1396925376" /> </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"> 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>As an entry-level camera, the Nikon D3300 excels. Stick it in Auto or play around with the Guide mode and you&#39;ll almost always get great photos, thanks mainly to that pixel-packed 24.3MP sensor and excellent autofocus.</p> <p>But be warned - at RM2198 with its excellent retractable kit lens, it&#39;s not really priced for the beginner. Canon&#39;s own entry-level effort, the 1200D, is available for RM1899 with lens, and while its images may not rival those of the Nikon, you have to wonder if the average novice will notice the difference.</p> <p>Likewise, those who plan to use the Nikon to its full capabilities - blowing up images to full size or shooting in manual modes, for instance - will soon find themselves frustrated by the lack of flexibility in use.</p> <p>Ultimately, while the D3300 produces great photos, it falls just short of being a great camera.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/system-cameras/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 best DSLRs and system 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="The Nikon D3300: a great choice for beginners" alt="Nikon D3300 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon-d300-dslr-camera-review-body-007.jpg?1396925376" /> </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"> 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"> 8 </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>You&#39;ll get great photos from the Nikon D3300, but only beginners need apply</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/my/nikon/nikon-d3300/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/nikon/nikon-d3300/review#comments D3300 Digital SLRs Nikon System Cameras Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:35:25 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1435027 at http://www.stuff.tv Fujifilm X-T1 http://www.stuff.tv/my/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Fujifilm X-T1 takes aim… Fires! And its target is the Olympus E-M1 </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="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Fujifilm_XT1_4.jpg?1396617425" /> </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="/my/users/simon-osborne-walker" title="View user profile.">Simon Osborne-Walker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Fujifilm X-T1&rsquo;s got a clear mission: to score a direct hit on the Olympus OM-D E-M1.</p> <p>Both are pro-level compact system cameras with weatherproof bodies, lightning-fast autofocus and enough twiddly dials to occupy an entire spec-ops team. But does the X-T1 have the firepower to shoot down our 2013 Camera of the Year?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review" target="_blank">Olympus OM-D E-M1 review</a></strong></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"> RM4,388.00 </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"> body only </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"> Outstanding image quality </div> <div class="field-item even"> Top-class autofocus </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Solid, weatherproof build </div> <div class="field-item even"> Superb EVF </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"> No in-body stabilisation </div> <div class="field-item even"> Pricey lenses </div> <div class="field-item odd"> No touchscreen </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"> FAMILIAR FEEL </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>Of all Fujifilm&rsquo;s X-series cameras, this one has easily the most SLR-ish look and feel.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s very solid in the hand, without being weighty, and there&rsquo;s been plenty of consideration given to the ergonomics. This isn&rsquo;t a cam you&rsquo;ll drop at the first hint of sweaty hand, thanks to a well-formed finger grip and a raised thumb rest.</p> <p>The X-T1 is also Fujifilm&rsquo;s first weatherproofed X-series model, so all the ports and controls are nicely sealed from the elements. It probably won&rsquo;t survive a drop in the ocean, but a mild monsoon shouldn&rsquo;t stop it from snapping away.</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="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm_XT1_6.jpg?1396617425" /> </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"> 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>You want buttons and dials? You got &rsquo;em. There are even buttons on the dials, for those that like to lock their twiddly bits.</p> <p>The top plate is home to dedicated controls for ISO, exposure compensation, shutter speed, light metering and various shooting modes. There are also front and rear jog-dials, a couple of customisable function buttons and a focus-assist button that zooms into a portion of the frame to help with manual focusing.</p> <p>What you don&rsquo;t get is a touchscreen, however. This is all about old-school practicality and analogue feel.</p> <p>You may be surprised to find that the big pentaprism-esque lump on the top doesn&rsquo;t house a flash. And while Olympus&rsquo;s OM-D models at least come with a clip-on flash to fit in the hotshoe, you&rsquo;ll have to pay extra for one to fit the X-T1.</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="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm_XT1_3.jpg?1396617425" /> </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="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm_XT1_1.jpg?1396617425" /> </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"> SPECIAL FEATURES </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 eye viewfinder on the Fujifilm X-T1 is one of its greatest assets. Not only is it a little bigger and brighter than most, but it does something so clever that it makes you wonder why no one thought of it before.</p> <p>When you turn the camera to a portrait orientation, the info readouts automatically move to the bottom of the EVF display. No more checking shutter speeds and aperture settings sideways.</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="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm_XT1_2.jpg?1396617425" /> </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"> FOCUS </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 autofocus fight is the modern-day equivalent of the megapixel race &ndash; it&rsquo;s no longer about higher resolution, but faster focusing. And Fujifilm has taken its gloves off.</p> <p>While we&rsquo;ve found a few recent competitors could keep up with Olympus&rsquo;s CSCs in decent light, their autofocus would slow down and hunt far more in lower light. Not so with the X-T1, which keeps up with the E-M1 in all conditions.</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"> 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>Fujifilm rarely gets it wrong when it comes to picture quality, and the X-T1 is no exception. You get terrific detail, great tonal range and very little noise up through the ISO range.</p> <p>In the compact system camera world, it&rsquo;s even on par with Sony&rsquo;s full-framers &ndash; although only marginally better than the E-M1. There&rsquo;s not much to choose between the top contenders right now.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="427" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/13471132983/in/set-72157643068866103/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>Video quality is pretty good, and it&rsquo;ll capture 1080p at 60fps. You wouldn&rsquo;t want Disney to shoot the next Star Wars movie on it, but it does a decent job.</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="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm_XT1_7.jpg?1396617425" /> </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"> Fujifilm X-T1 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 X-T1 is a blindingly good camera, worthy of world-class shutter operators.</p> <p>If there&rsquo;s one complaint, it&rsquo;s the lack of in-camera image stabilisation. If you&rsquo;ll allow us another, there&rsquo;s the price of Fujifilm&rsquo;s X-mount lenses. You&rsquo;ll get beautiful glass, but covering off a decent focal range will take you well over a grand on top of the body cost.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not overly concerned about the lack of a touchscreen, but there are plenty of people who enjoy tap-to-focus, and for them the E-M1 will be a better option.</p> <p>To answer the initial question of whether the X-T1 can shoot the Olympus E-M1 off the top spot: not quite, but there&rsquo;s very little in it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/system-cameras/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best System 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="4608" height="3456" title="Fujifilm X-T1 review" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/P3260415.JPG?1396617425" /> </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"> 8 </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>There&rsquo;s lots to love about this top snapper. A worthy alternative to the E-M1</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/my/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review#comments Fujifilm System Cameras X-T1 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:12:04 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434518 at http://www.stuff.tv See New York through the Fujifilm X-T1’s eyes http://www.stuff.tv/my/fujifilm/see-new-york-through-fujifilm-x-t1-s-eyes/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before we bid farewell to the Big Apple, we imprint our memories in digital format </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="See New York through the Fujifilm X-T1’s eyes" alt="See New York through the Fujifilm X-T1’s eyes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Fujifilm%20X-T1%20test%20shots%20main.jpg?1396409434" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fc9f-7925-394a-28e54190b71e">Hours after the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M8)</a> was unveiled in New York, the dust has finally settled.</p> <p dir="ltr">Yet, despite the chilly cold winds and sub-zero temperature, we braved the open spaces and brought the Fujiilm X-T1 and its 23mm lens out for a test drive in New York, New York, the city that&rsquo;s so good, they named it twice.</p> <p dir="ltr">Enjoy the sights, and read our First Test review in the May issue of Stuff Singapore magazine.</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="/my/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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"> Empire State of Mind </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fc9f-dab1-480f-54a8d99ac719">You can run, but you can&rsquo;t hide from the majesty of the Empire State Building.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Empire%20State%20of%20Mind.JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="Empire State of Mind" alt="Empire State of Mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Empire%20State%20of%20Mind.JPG?1396409434" /> </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"> Inception </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fca0-cdcc-f4e9-2d0ca310ba4e">What if someone else was taking a photo of us taking a photo of someone taking a photo?</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Inception.JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="Inception" alt="Inception" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Inception.JPG?1396409434" /> </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"> One Reason in New York </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fca1-60a0-285a-db4b552ce8f2">All roads lead to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M8)</a> launch in New York</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC%20One%20(M8).JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="One Reason in New York" alt="One Reason in New York" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC%20One%20%28M8%29.JPG?1396409434" /> </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"> You win or you die </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fca2-48ff-69e5-ff920706565e">Two weeks later, all men must die when they play the Game of Thrones. Including... ok, we&#39;ll spare you the spoilers.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Game%20of%20Thrones.JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="You win or you die" alt="You win or you die" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Game%20of%20Thrones.JPG?1396409434" /> </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"> These dogs do not fear the cold </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fca3-1a9b-f8ff-e96181480122">If they&rsquo;re NYC&rsquo;s best hot dogs, not even sub-zero temperatures and strong winds can douse its flames.</p> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Hot%20Dogs.JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="These dogs do not fear the cold" alt="These dogs do not fear the cold" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Hot%20Dogs.JPG?1396409434" /> </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"> Tickets, get your tickets </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fca3-b2f7-170a-3ca391f0636c">Huge discounts at the tkts booth. Worth it, if you don&rsquo;t mind the biting cold that seeps into your bones.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tkts.JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="Tickets, get your tickets" alt="Tickets, get your tickets" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tkts.JPG?1396409434" /> </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"> Going my way </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fca4-7e99-d9b9-775e2a6e03e7">Don&rsquo;t worry, it&rsquo;s hard to get lost in Times Square, all signs point you in the right direction.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Street%20Signs.JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="Going my way" alt="Going my way" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Street%20Signs.JPG?1396409434" /> </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"> Where’s Spidey? </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fca5-bf25-44ee-56a7372c2ced">We were half-expecting a showdown between Spider-man and Electro at the heart of Times Square.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Broadway.JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="Where’s Spidey?" alt="Where’s Spidey?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Broadway.JPG?1396409434" /> </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"> Hello? </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fca6-6757-bec9-e76579d5bb0f">Is it me you&rsquo;re looking for? We haven&rsquo;t seen you for a while.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Payphone.JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="Hello?" alt="Hello?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Payphone.JPG?1396409434" /> </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"> Well-informed </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fca7-1c6e-5136-81770e4f7ba0">Warning - once you see what New York has to offer, you&rsquo;ll realise you have little time to do everything.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Information.JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="Well-informed" alt="Well-informed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Information.JPG?1396409434" /> </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-10"><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"> Let it go </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 dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d09be14f-fca8-1f36-f5fe-e9f546851c4a">So many musicals to watch, so little time (and money).</p> <p><a href="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Musicals.JPG" target="_blank">View the full resolution image</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="4896" height="3264" title="Let it go" alt="Let it go" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Musicals.JPG?1396409434" /> </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"><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"> See New York through the Fujifilm X-T1’s eyes </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"> Enjoy these snapshots taken in the Big Apple </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/Street%20Signs_1.JPG?1396409434" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/fujifilm/see-new-york-through-fujifilm-x-t1-s-eyes/feature#comments Fujifilm System Cameras Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:32:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1434318 at http://www.stuff.tv The Samsung NX Mini might be the ultimate selfie camera http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-nx-mini-might-be-ultimate-selfie-camera/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With this level of specs and equipment, it certainly looks like it </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="Is the Samsung NX Mini the ultimate selfie camera?" alt="Is the Samsung NX Mini the ultimate selfie camera?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nx_mini_samsung_camera_series.jpg?1395394354" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For all you narcissists out there, the new Samsung NX Mini mirrorless camera from Samsung might just be the only camera you&rsquo;ll ever need.</p> <p>Most people would be more than happy with a simple camera and some selfie-based editing features. Not Samsung though. If the pro-amateurs are going to get their own mirrorless cameras, why not the selfie-takers? Enter the Samsung NX Mini. This tiny, mirrorless cam not only makes taking selfies an art form, it looks good doing it.</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="/my/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</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"> It&#039;ll fit a normal NX lens, but that&#039;s not really the point </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 existing, larger NX lenses will definitely be compatible with the NX Mini if you have the adapter, but those larger lenses are just going to kill the sleek aesthetic look the NX Mini has.</p> <p>Besides, this camera really isn&rsquo;t for the typical photo enthusiast. It&rsquo;s for the general consumer who wants to snap themselves and only mabye a bit of serious photography. Why else would Samsung shrink the NX Mini to what it is and give it a variety of colours and accessories? It may not be a &#39;serious&#39; camera in the traditional sense, but it&rsquo;ll offer a lot more than what your smartphone or simple point-and-shoot will, and sometimes that&rsquo;s just what some people are looking for.</p> <p>The Samsung NX Mini is going for US$449&nbsp;(RM1485)&nbsp;with the 9mm kit lens, or US$549 (RM1816) with the larger 9mm-27mm lens.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/18/5523468/samsung-nx-mini-camera-announcement" 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="906" height="680" title="Is the Samsung NX Mini the ultimate selfie camera?" alt="Is the Samsung NX Mini the ultimate selfie camera?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/big%20lens%20on%20camera.jpg?1395394354" /> </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/my/samsung/samsung-nx-mini-might-be-ultimate-selfie-camera/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-nx-mini-might-be-ultimate-selfie-camera/news#comments Samsung System Cameras Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:32:36 +0000 Nigel Yap 1434091 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax K-3 http://www.stuff.tv/my/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="/my/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"> RM5,539.00 </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"> converted from US$1700 (for body and 18-135mm 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/my/pentax/pentax-k-3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/pentax/pentax-k-3/review#comments Cameras Digital SLRs K-3 Pentax Ricoh System Cameras Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:52:20 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433452 at http://www.stuff.tv Nikon D4S http://www.stuff.tv/my/nikon-d4s/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon’s flagship D4 DSLR has had a mid-life refresh and emerged with more power and new tricks. But is it worth upgrading to? </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 D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Nikon%20D4s%2001.jpg?1394676790" /> </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="/my/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Just like Apple phones, Nikon adds an &lsquo;S&rsquo; behind product names to denote a slight upgrade. And that&#39;s exactly what it&#39;s done with the D4S, taking its two-year-old D4 flagship and giving it a spruce up.</p> <p dir="ltr">But while it would be easy to dismiss such refreshes as clever marketing tools to boost sales, in reality these under-the-hood changes usually bring marked improvements in the power and user experience departments.</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"> RM-1.00 </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"> Outstanding image quality </div> <div class="field-item even"> Shooting ability is unmatched </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Great all-round performance </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"> That annoying dial lock </div> <div class="field-item even"> Video recording time is limited </div> <div class="field-item odd"> The price </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"> SAME YET DIFFERENT </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 dir="ltr">The camera might be almost physically identical to the D4, but that&rsquo;s not necessarily a bad thing. According to Nikon, it gathered feedback from users of the D4, and tailored all the improvements in the D4S towards enhancing the good bits and fixing the bad. </p> <p dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s still deceptively light, with the same solid weather-and-dust-sealed body that makes for easy shooting in almost any conditions. Controls are laid out in a fashion that should be familiar to all Nikon DSLR users, and are straightforward enough to be easily figured out otherwise. </p> <p>We&rsquo;d almost say it was idiot-proof, especially since everything&rsquo;s labelled clearly, and you even have the option of reprogramming certain buttons to perform different functions. However, Nikon&rsquo;s continued with the annoyingly small lock button on the shot selector dial, which can be frustrating since it actually hinders smooth operation at times.</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 D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4s%2003.jpg?1394676790" /> </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 D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4s%2010.jpg?1394676790" /> </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 D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4s%2011.jpg?1394676790" /> </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="Nikon D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4s%2009.jpg?1394676790" /> </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"> POWERRR! </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 dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s not often we get to do a Jeremy Clarkson impersonation. The main thing the D4S has over the older model is more power - loads of it. At the heart of the camera are an EXPEED 4 image-processing engine and new FX-format CMOS image sensor, which are supposed to lead to marked improvements in performance from an already-impressive camera. And Nikon wasn&rsquo;t lying &ndash; the D4S can shoot on continuous burst of up to 11fps for almost 20 seconds, rattling off as many as 200 images before needing a breather.</p> <p>The camera&rsquo;s resolution however, is still only 16.2MP. While that may seem small by today&rsquo;s standards &ndash; even Nikon&rsquo;s entry-level D3300 sports 24.2MP &ndash; the truth is that professionals don&rsquo;t really need that much resolution for print. It keeps file size down too, and Nikon&rsquo;s also added a smaller RAW S 12-bit format as a further space-saving measure.</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 D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4s%2013.jpg?1394676790" /> </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"> RAPID FIRE </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 dir="ltr">Nikon wasn&#39;t lying about enhanced performance either - the D4S goes like a machine gun. While 11fps might seem ordinary for burst shooting, it&rsquo;s completely phenomenal when you take into account that every frame has full autofocus and metering. </p> <p dir="ltr">Coupled with the new group focus mode, shooting moving subjects is almost an arcade game. Track your subject, depress the shutter, listen to that glorious clacking, and have pin-sharp sequential images awaiting you when you get home. </p> <p dir="ltr">All that extra processing power also means that the D4S can now go to a ridiculous ISO 409,600, double that of the D4. It&rsquo;s just a number in the specs game though, seeing as the resulting photos are almost unusable. Images up to ISO 25,600 were impressively noise-free, though, which is testament to the camera&rsquo;s low-light prowess.</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 D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4s%2006.jpg?1394676790" /> </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"> 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 dir="ltr">Provided you&rsquo;re not completely incompetent, images shot on the D4S can be described as glorious. Crystal-clear, sharp, and accurate, you might never want to pick up another camera again. </p> <p dir="ltr">Even at full crop, the amount of detail from the full-frame FX format sensor is phenomenal, with impressive clarity to boot. Skin tones, colours, and exposure are almost spot-on, requiring little to no compensation even when shooting on the automatic modes. Quite simply, there&rsquo;s nothing better than this in terms of quality. </p> <p>Video, on the other hand, is only decent. The camera might be able to shoot at 60p on full HD resolution, but it&rsquo;s only able to do so for 10 minutes at a time, or 20 minutes if you drop the bitrate. It&rsquo;s not a deal-breaker, but you wonder why there are suddenly silly limits on a camera this good.&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="3036" height="2279" title="Nikon D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4S%20test%20shot%2000.jpg?1394676790" /> </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="3171" height="2379" title="Nikon D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4S%20test%20shot%2001.jpg?1394676790" /> </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="2829" height="2121" title="Nikon D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4S%20test%20shot%2002.jpg?1394676790" /> </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="3536" height="2655" title="Nikon D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4S%20test%20shot%2003.jpg?1394676790" /> </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"> 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 dir="ltr">The D4S is the ideal camera for professional-grade photography. Its predecessor was already one of the world&rsquo;s best cameras for action and sports photography, and the D4S somehow manages to be even better. In fact, it blows almost everything else out of the water.</p> <p>Given that it&#39;s expected to retail for close to RM25,000 when it&rsquo;s launched, it&rsquo;s not likely casual users will be buying the D4S. But if you&#39;re really serious about photography, or already own a D4 and regularly operate at that camera&#39;s extremes, you&#39;d better start saving up now.</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 D4S review" alt="Nikon D4S review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nikon%20D4s%2012.jpg?1394676790" /> </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"> 9 </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"> 10 </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 dir="ltr">The best professional camera in the world for sports and action photography</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> <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"> Nikon D4S review </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"> More power and new tricks to blow your mind </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/Nikon%20D4s%2001_0.jpg?1394676790" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nikon-d4s/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/nikon-d4s/review#comments System Cameras Wed, 05 Mar 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433255 at http://www.stuff.tv Fujifilm's X-T1 hardy retro-looking camera announced for Malaysia http://www.stuff.tv/my/fujifilm/retro-shooting-anywhere/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weather-sealed body means this old-school new-age digital camera is ready for the elements </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="Fujifilm&#039;s X-T1 hardy retro-looking camera announced for Malaysia" alt="Fujifilm&#039;s X-T1 hardy retro-looking camera announced for Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xt1.jpg?1395129379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Right on the heels of Olympus with their<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/o-md-e-m10/olympus-om-d-e-m10-hands-powerful-retro-compact-system-camera-you-can-afford/feature" target="_blank"> E-M10</a>, Fujifilm announces their latest addition to the family &ndash; the X-T1. Coming from a long line of X-series camera, this latest bad boy brings many features into one compact body.</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="/my/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-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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/fujifilm/retro-shooting-anywhere/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/fujifilm/retro-shooting-anywhere/news#comments Fujifilm Hot Stuff System Cameras Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:02:11 +0000 Sharil Abdul Rahman 1432525 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony’s new Alpha 6000 is the fastest camera in the world http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-s-new-alpha-6000-fastest-camera-world/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As well as a blisteringly quick autofocus, this new lens-swapper packs a 24.4MP sensor, built-in EVF, Wi-Fi and NFC </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="Sony’s new Alpha 6000 is the fastest camera in the world" alt="Sony’s new Alpha 6000 is the fastest camera in the world" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-a6000-main.jpg?1392190539" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Speed rules the world these days. Whether it&rsquo;s Usain Bolt or the Snapdragon chip inside your smartphone, faster equals better. And it&rsquo;s no different with cameras: After all, even the biggest sensor isn&rsquo;t much use if you&rsquo;re constantly missing the perfect shot while your camera hunts for focus.</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="/my/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</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"> SPEED DEMON </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 thing is seriously swift. Sony reckons it&rsquo;ll snap subjects into sharp focus in just 0.06 seconds, and although such timings were beyond our stopwatch, it seemed pretty much instantaneous in use.</p> <p>How does it do it? Almost certainly witchcraft, although Sony says it&rsquo;s by teaming a 179-point phase-detection AF sensor with a 25-point contrast-detection AF. But really, all that matters is it works. And given that the dual AF system also operates in movie mode, it&rsquo;s also good news for anyone who likes filming sports, small children or excitable pets. Or excitable children and small pets.</p> <p>That speed isn&rsquo;t just limited to the autofocus, either. The Alpha 6000 will also rattle off stills at up to 11fps, even with AF tracking engaged. No, you&rsquo;ll never need 11fps, but it&rsquo;s nice to have all the same. Plus, it sounds amazing, a bit like an electronic woodpecker.</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SLEEK AND SEXY </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>If speed were all the Alpha 6000 had going for it, we&rsquo;d look impressed then go back to our trusty old DSLR. But that&rsquo;s far from the case.</p> <p>For starters, it&rsquo;s a great looking camera: small, light and solid, with a nicely sized grip. In fact, it looks almost identical to the NEX-7, which it will presumably replace. But then the NEX-7 was a fantastic camera (read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nex-7/sony-nex-7/review" target="_blank">full review</a> to find out why), so that&rsquo;s no bad thing. Controls are plentiful &ndash; you get two control dials and seven customisable buttons &ndash; and there&rsquo;s space round the back for a tiltable 3in screen and electronic viewfinder.</p> <p>The latter is another win for the Alpha 6000. It&rsquo;s a big and bright OLED affair which adjusts what you&rsquo;re seeing as conditions change; ramp up that exposure and your view will alter accordingly. No, your DSLR can&rsquo;t do that yet.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s also a built-in flash, hot shoe, Wi-Fi for easy sharing of pictures and NFC for easy pairing with other devices.</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="Sony A6000" alt="Sony A6000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-a6000-34.jpg?1392190539" /> </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="Sony A6000" alt="Sony A6000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-a6000-rear.jpg?1392190539" /> </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 STAR </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>With a 24.3MP Exmor-R sensor inside it, you&rsquo;d expect pictures to be impressive too. And from what we saw, they are. Even on a typically grey and drizzly London day, the snaps we took were packed with detail. Some of the credit for that must go to its new Bionz X processor, which is apparently three times as quick as the last generation Bionz and which gives it noise-free pictures at high ISO settings. Even ISO 3200 shots looked fairly clean.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d need more time with it to be able to really judge the images it takes, but it certainly looks as if Sony&rsquo;s winning way with a sensor is continuing here. That said, Sony was keen to point out that this was a pre-production sample and thus images may not reflect the quality of those turned out by the actual retail A6000.</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/sony-a6000-sample-shot.jpg?1392190539" /> </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"> PRICE AND AVAILABILITY </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 Alpha 6000 will be available in come April. There hasn&#39;t been any indication on what the Malaysian price would be, but we&#39;ll likely know once the second quarter rolls in.</p> <p>Look out for a full review soon and find out if it makes our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/system-cameras/top-ten">System Cameras Top 10</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="Sony A6000" alt="Sony A6000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-a6000-side.jpg?1392190539" /> </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/my/sony/sony-s-new-alpha-6000-fastest-camera-world/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-s-new-alpha-6000-fastest-camera-world/news#comments Sony System Cameras Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:35:41 +0000 Nigel Yap 1432319 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus OM-D E-M1 http://www.stuff.tv/my/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Olympus OM-D E-M1 takes everything we love about the best ever compact system camera and makes it even better </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="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/_B190058.jpg?1392204350" /> </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="/my/users/simon-osborne-walker" title="View user profile.">Simon Osborne-Walker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review" target="_blank">Olympus&rsquo; first OM-D model</a> was top of the compact system camera league for nearly two years. Can the younger, more serious Olympus OM-D E-M1 live up to the old Guvnor&rsquo;s legacy, or will it be David Moyes to the E-M5&rsquo;s Fergie?</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"> RM4,250.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </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"> Pro-like manual controls </div> <div class="field-item even"> Rock-steady stabilisation </div> <div class="field-item odd"> The fastest autofocus around </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"> Continuous AF can be beaten </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"> BODY CONTROL </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 E-M1&rsquo;s weatherproof body is an evolution of its E-M5 sibling&rsquo;s &ndash; still teensy but with a fuller grip and even more controls. In fact, it handles much like the E-M5 fitted with just the upper part of the optional battery grip. Sadly for upgraders, the lower part of the E-M5 battery grip doesn&rsquo;t work with the E-M1. We tried.</p> <p>There are, of course, even more control options, with extra jog-dials and a handy switch to move between one set of custom functions and another.</p> <p>The button lock on the mode dial is also new &ndash; and awesome (in a really nerdy kind of way). Instead of having to hold it down while operating the dial, you just push it once to unlock and push again to lock. Why don&rsquo;t they all work like that? And why can&rsquo;t all non-compact cams be like the OM-Ds and have a dedicated door for the memory card, instead of hiding them in the fiddly recesses of the battery compartment?</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="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190065.jpg?1392204350" /> </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="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190068.jpg?1392204350" /> </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"> LENS IS MORE </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 4/3&rdquo; sensor means relatively tiny lenses to match, and the selection is growing. We&rsquo;re particular fans of Panasonic&rsquo;s Leica DG models and Olympus&rsquo; own primes, but a more versatile high-end option has come in the shape of Olympus&rsquo; new 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens.</p> <p>The more affordable 12-50mm power-zoom that came with our E-M1 sample is still a safe bet, though, and has a decent macro 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="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190063.jpg?1392204350" /> </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"> 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>The vast array of controls feels like it should be bewildering, but learning them all comes surprisingly naturally. You&#39;ll definitely benefit from time spent customising everything to suit your priorities, to put your most-used functions at your fingertips.</p> <p>Framing shots on the swing-out main touchscreen or the electronic eye-viewfinder is a joy, with both being supremely clear.</p> <p>Long-exposure snappers who haven&rsquo;t used Olympus&rsquo; Live Time mode are in for a treat. Set to manual and slow the shutter speed to above 60 seconds and you hit Bulb mode, then Live Time. It&rsquo;s basically the same as a Bulb mode, where you can just keep exposing until you tell the camera to stop, except that there&rsquo;s a live display on the screen to show you the progress of your long-exposure shot. Nice for avoiding costly wrong guesses.</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 OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190060.jpg?1392204350" /> </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="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190064.jpg?1392204350" /> </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="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190066.jpg?1392204350" /> </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"> LOCK ON </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>Olympus knows it&rsquo;s autofocus onions, and this snapper locks on faster than any other we&rsquo;ve tried to date &ndash; accurately, too. While the competition can mostly keep up in good conditions, we&#39;ve found the E-M1 to be less likely to hunt for focus and slow down as the light dwindled.</p> <p>Its only weakness on this front is a struggle with tracking focus during continuous burst shooting, but it&#39;ll only disappoint the most avid action and wildlife-snapping pros.</p> <p>That awesome autofocus, combined with best-in-the-business five-axis image stabilisation, results in shots that are more often than not super-sharp. And while a flash isn&rsquo;t built in, Olympus supplies a clip-on model that performs well.</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"> 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>But sharp focus don&#39;t mean a thing if your sensor ain&#39;t got that light-gathering swing. This big-boy OM-D captures images that are more colourful and detailed than the smaller 4/3 sensor has any right to achieve, even above ISO 1800. Dynamic range is also stupendous, even competing well with some of the latest full-frame cams.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/12440902103/in/set-72157640791019453/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>Video footage is impressive, too, although it won&#39;t be bothering Hollywood shooters such as the Canon 5D MkIII.</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 OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/P1190446.jpg?1392204350" /> </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"> 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>Should E-M5 owners upgrade to an E-M1? Probably not, especially if they&rsquo;ve got the optional battery grip.</p> <p>But everyone else should sell every camera they own, plus a body part and any heirlooms knocking about in the loft, and buy the new Olympus&rsquo; flagship.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a complete package, with superb performance, great ergonomics, portability and a lovely selection of available lenses. In fact, it&rsquo;s our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-cameras-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards Camera of the Year</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/system-cameras/top-ten" target="_blank">the 10 Best System Cameras in the World right now</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards 2013</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="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190058.jpg?1392204350" /> </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"> 7 </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"> 10 </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 best, most complete all-round compact system camera money can buy</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/my/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review#comments Olympus OM-D E-M1 System Cameras Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:23:19 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432269 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus OM-D E-M10: hands-on with the powerful retro compact system camera you can afford http://www.stuff.tv/my/o-md-e-m10/olympus-om-d-e-m10-hands-powerful-retro-compact-system-camera-you-can-afford/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Olympus takes the best bits of the E-M5 and the E-M1 and puts them in a cheaper package. Is it too good to be true? </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 O-MD E-M10 hands-on" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/o-md-e-m10-1.jpg?1391060174" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;re not shy of telling the world how much we like Olympus&#39; OM-D range. Its first son, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review" target="_blank">E-M5</a>, was our camera of the year in 2012, and its incredibly talented sibling the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/hands-olympus-om-d-e-m1/feature">E-M1</a> lifted the very same gong at the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-cameras-year/feature" target="_blank">2013 Stuff Gadget Awards</a>.</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="/my/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</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"> Design and build: this thing is tiny, and lovely </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 truth of the sub-head above rather depends on your aesthetic proclivities, but as far as we&#39;re concerned Olympus is crafting the most beautiful cameras money can buy. Except for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/df/nikon-df/review" target="_blank">Nikon Df</a>, perhaps. In any case, the E-M10 continues the tradition of cladding the camera&#39;s compact internals in angular metal and topping it off with deeply gnurled knobs, giving the impression of a gadget you could seriously hurt someone with.</p> <p>What the OM-D lacks compared with its big brothers are a powered accessory port and some weatherproofing, but there are a number of improvements over the E-M5 and E-M1. The body is smaller, yet there are now pair of control knobs rather than just the one on the right-hand side. Even more usefully, it has a pop-up flash - something missing from both its predecessors. It feels well balanced, solid and is easy to hold for a small camera, although it inevitably lacks the grabability of a big-grip SLR.&nbsp;</p> <p>The optional M.Zuiko Digital kit lens is a wonder of engineering: a versatile 14-42mm equivalent with electronic zoom and an f3.5-f5.6 aperture that fits into a 22.5mm pancake and opens with a satisfying click. Olympus reckons that with this lens attached the E-M10 will still fit inside the carcasses of rival SLR bodies - it&#39;s 63.9mm thick in total. That&#39;s half as long as an iPhone. No mean feat.</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="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-d-e-m10-2.jpg?1391060174" /> </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="From the side, pancake lens retracted" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-d-e-m10-side-1.jpg?1391060174" /> </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="From the side, pancake lens extended" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-d-e-m10-side-2_0.jpg?1391060174" /> </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"> Electronics: a few compromises, but theoretically better than the E-M5 </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 class="p1">In order to fit the pop-up flash in while keeping the price down, the trumpeted in-body 5-axis image stabilisation of the E-M10&#39;s predecessors has been reduced to work in a more conventional three axes. That means it can compensate for the pitch, yaw and roll of shaky wrists, but uses electronic compensation for additional horizontal and vertical shake.</p> <p class="p1">While the 16MP four thirds-size sensor in the E-M10 is the same two year-old model from the more expensive E-M5, the processor is the upgraded TruePic VII out of the E-M1. That, says Olympus, means improved high-ISO performance over the E-M5, among other things. It&#39;s also capable of shooting 1080p video; the E-M5 topped out at 1080i.</p> <p class="p1">Otherwise, performance is limited (possibly artificially, given the potency of the electronics inside) to shoot 8 frames per second in burst mode compared to 9 for the E-M5 and 10 for the E-M1. We can live with that.</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-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"> Viewfinder and screen: sharp and fast, plus there&#039;s Wi-Fi </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 class="p1">Both the 3in tilting touchscreen (LCD rather than the E-M5&#39;s OLED) and electronic viewfinder pack 1.44 million pixels, and both are crisp and fast, without a hint of ghosting in movement. The viewfinder gathers 100% of the scene, so what you see should be what you get.</p> <p class="p1">The E-M10 can also hook up to an iOS or Android app via Wi-Fi. We didn&#39;t see it in action, but Olympus tells us the usual functions are present and correct: you get a live stream of whatever information is hitting the sensor, and you can use the app to frame your shot, take a photo, apply Instagram-like filters and share to social networks. With the electronic pancake lens you can even zoom in and out.</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 O-MD E-M10 hands-on" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/o-md-e-m10-back.jpg?1391060174" /> </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"> Performance: incredible autofocus, otherwise we&#039;ll have to wait and see </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 class="p1">The prototypes we tried out weren&#39;t ready for a detailed inspection, so it&#39;s not possible to comment on the quality of the E-M10&#39;s photos or video at the moment.</p> <p class="p1">What&#39;s clear is the lightning autofocus from previous O-MDs hasn&#39;t gone walkies, and the &#39;touch screen to shoot&#39; control method works wonderfully, focusing in on the spot you select and snapping in a split second.&nbsp;</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"> Initial 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 class="p1">It&#39;s impossible to judge a camera until you see the quality of the images it captures, and harder still when your playing time is confined to a dark Las Vegas bar. But our first impressions are resoundingly positive.</p> <p class="p1">Assuming quality on a par with or better than the OM-D E-M5&#39;s, we can&#39;t think of a good reason you&#39;d buy that camera over this. Sure, it&#39;s less protected from the elements and has less comprehensive image stabilisation, but the E-M10 compensates with better controls, a pop-up flash, a smaller body and built-in Wi-Fi. Oh, and it&#39;s &pound;200 (RM1108) cheaper.</p> <p class="p1">If the E-M10 is better than the E-M5, that puts it head and shoulders above price rivals, including full size SLRs such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-700d/review" target="_blank">Canon EOS 700D</a>. It might just be the new de facto choice for budding photo enthusiasts.</p> <p class="p1">This is one we&#39;re going to watch with interest.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/system-cameras/top-ten">The 10 Best System Cameras in the World</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="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-d-e-m10-black.jpg?1391060174" /> </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/my/o-md-e-m10/olympus-om-d-e-m10-hands-powerful-retro-compact-system-camera-you-can-afford/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/o-md-e-m10/olympus-om-d-e-m10-hands-powerful-retro-compact-system-camera-you-can-afford/feature#comments O-MD E-M10 Olympus System Cameras Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:06:25 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1431848 at http://www.stuff.tv Fujifilm's X-T1 has the world’s quickest autofocus and is ready for a fight http://www.stuff.tv/my/fujifilm/fujifilms-x-t1-has-world-s-quickest-autofocus-and-ready-fight/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weather-proof and built for speed, it just might be the firm’s most capable retro camera yet </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="Fujifilm X-T1 has the world’s quickest autofocus, and lots more besides" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 has the world’s quickest autofocus, and lots more besides" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fujifilm-x-t1.jpg?1392017246" /> </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="/my/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>Another retro-styled Fujifilm, eh?</strong></p> <p>Yep, the company&rsquo;s X-series range just got a new high-end model in the form of the X-T1. And yes, it rocks the same dashing old-school looks as its chums &ndash; but there&rsquo;s a veritable wagon-load of bleeding edge tech lurking under that elegant exterior.</p> <p><strong>Like what?</strong></p> <p>Well, let&rsquo;s start with its speed. Fuji claims the X-T1 has the fastest autofocus in the world: its X-Trans sensor&rsquo;s phase detection AF can lock on in just 0.08 seconds.</p> <p>And it doesn&rsquo;t stop there. The EXR Processor II means the camera can start up in half a second and features a barely-there shutter lag of 0.05 seconds. Oh, and the electronic viewfinder is another world-beater, with a lag-time of 0.005 seconds &ndash; around a tenth the speed of conventional digital cameras.</p> <p>All this means that you&rsquo;ll have more chance of making quick captures of fleeting moments than you would with other, slower cameras.</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>And it&rsquo;s a tough cookie, too?</strong></p> <p>That&rsquo;s right. The magnesium-bodied X-T1 has around 80 points of weather sealing, making the body resistant to water and dust, and capable of happily shooting away in temperatures of up to -10 degrees celsius. The LCD is made of tempered glass, too, and the battery grip accessory add-on is also weatherproof.</p> <p>Fujifilm will be launching a trio of weather resistant zoom lenses to pair up with the camera later in 2014.</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="Fujifilm X-T1 with battery grip" alt="Fujifilm X-T1 with battery grip" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fujifilm-x-t1-3.jpg?1392017246" /> </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>Let&rsquo;s talk specs&hellip;</strong></p> <p>There&rsquo;s a 16.3MP APS-C sensor, sensitivity up to ISO 51200, 8fps continuous shooting and 1080p video capture. And despite the tough build, it&rsquo;s a lightweight 440g (including battery and memory card).</p> <p><strong>I&rsquo;m sold! When can I get one?</strong></p> <p>The Fujifilm X-T1 and most of its accessories will be available from mid to late February. The camera will set you back&nbsp;US$1300 (RM4340)&nbsp;body-only or&nbsp;US$1700 (RM5670)&nbsp;with a 18-55mm kit lens. The weather resistant lenses will be on sale later this year (June for the 18-135mm and winter for the 16-55mm F2.8 and 50-140mm F2.8).</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank"><strong>CLICK HERE FOR MORE HOT STUFF</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="Fujifilm X-T1" alt="Fujifilm X-T1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fujifilm-x-t1-2.jpg?1392017246" /> </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/my/fujifilm/fujifilms-x-t1-has-world-s-quickest-autofocus-and-ready-fight/news#comments Fujifilm Hot Stuff System Cameras Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:31:44 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431784 at http://www.stuff.tv Nikon Df http://www.stuff.tv/my/df/nikon-df/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The full-frame Nikon Df looks and feels like an old-school film SLR... but costs as much as a pro DSLR. Is this retro-cam worth the cash, or is it a nostalgic flop? </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 Df review" alt="Nikon Df review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/P1230204.JPG?1390818595" /> </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="/my/users/simon-osborne-walker" title="View user profile.">Simon Osborne-Walker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Retro is now, right? Especially in the camera world, where it&rsquo;s de rigueur to dream of running around Paris like you&rsquo;re Henri Cartier-Bresson in the &lsquo;50s, over-privileged and free to bum around with a Leica and a dented box of Gitanes.</p> <p>The Nikon Df is another tap into photographers&rsquo; love for Yesteryear, offering a full-frame FX sensor and modern autofocus smarts in a body that looks like an overgrown Nikon FM film camera of old.</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"> RM9,688.00 </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"> with 50mm 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">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"> Solid retro style and build </div> <div class="field-item even"> The best image quality around </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Awesome manual control </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"> Sluggish focus in low light </div> <div class="field-item even"> Some fiddly ergonomics </div> <div class="field-item odd"> No video capture </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"> FAMILIAR IN THE FINGERS </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>Nikon&rsquo;s done a grand job with the retro looks and they-knew-how-to-make-&lsquo;em-back-then build quality.</p> <p>In addition to the black model we tested, there&rsquo;s a silver version that&rsquo;s yet more old-school, but that seems a little try-hard &ndash; the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fujifilm/fujifilm-finepix-x100/review" target="_blank">Fujifilm X100</a> started the vintage-silver thing a few years back, and what was quaint now feels tired. We&rsquo;ll stick with anti-hipster black, thanks.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: if you&#39;re a fan of all things retro, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/these-vintage-stereos-are-gutted-and-upgraded-bluetooth-innards/news" target="_blank">check out these vintage (but Bluetooth) stereos</a></strong></p> <p>Experienced snappers will slaver over the array of dials and buttons that offer tons of control over imaging. Those of us who grew up with manual SLRs might also gaze longingly at the kit lens &ndash; a 50mm f1.8 prime, just like standard issue on most SLRs from the glory days of film. Except this one has autofocus. In our opinion it&rsquo;s the perfect focal length, able to flit between landscape and portrait, but you can feel free to fit almost any Nikon lens ever made.</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 Df review" alt="Nikon Df review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/P1230208.JPG?1390818595" /> </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"> COMPLETE CONTROL </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>You want manual control? You got it, you lil&rsquo; twiddler.&nbsp;On the top plate there are twistables for ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, shutter speed and shooting modes, while front and rear there are control dials and assignable function buttons aplenty. There&rsquo;s even &ndash; get this &ndash; a threaded shutter button, so you can screw in a mechanical plunger-style shutter-release cable. Who&rsquo;d o&rsquo; thunk Nikon would jump in the time machine with such gay abandon?</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/df/nikon-df/gallery?viewid=110664" target="_blank">CHECK OUT OUR FULL NIKON Df GALLERY</a></strong></p> <p>It&rsquo;s not all rose-tinted perfection, though. The lock buttons on the main dials feel a little unnecessary, since none of the dials protrude off the edges of the body, but worse still is the lock for the ISO, which requires a little finger contortion to operate (and was the one we used most often).</p> <p>Also, switching to manual focus is all well and good, but the standard SLR viewfinder has no focusing aids like the split-prism method found on ye olde cameras the Df imitates. Seems like a missed opportunity to us, and anyone wanting to embrace full-manual shooting will end up frustrated with some hit-and-miss focusing.</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 Df review" alt="Nikon Df review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/P1230209.JPG?1390818595" /> </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 Df review" alt="Nikon Df review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/P1230212.JPG?1390818595" /> </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"> AUTOFOCUS ISSUES </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>Relying on the autofocus, in the Df&rsquo;s case, means needing good light. Sadly, we spent a lot of time shooting indoors on rainy, miserable days, and the autofocus spent half the time hunting. It didn&rsquo;t often miss completely, but sometimes the photo opportunity was missed by the time the focus locked.</p> <p>Shame, because in decent light the AF was as snappy as you could hope for, and the continuous shooting speed of 5fps will be quick enough for all but the most dedicated of action and wildlife photographers.</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 Df review" alt="Nikon Df review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0529.jpg?1390818595" /> </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"> 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>Pixel-peeping at the shots from the full-frame FX sensor &ndash; the same size as a 35mm film frame &ndash; reveals them to be breathtaking. Colours are vibrant, with Nikon&rsquo;s trademark saturation, and the detail is staggering. Without spending the cost of a new 4x4, this is as good as it gets. Yes, really.</p> <p>Warning: this is a serious old-school photographer&rsquo;s tool &ndash; no videographers need apply. That&rsquo;s right, it doesn&rsquo;t capture video in any form. Again, we applaud Nikon&rsquo;s commitment to retro, but it&rsquo;s worth bearing in mind before you slap your credit card down.</p> <p>You won&rsquo;t find flash or touchscreen control here, either &ndash; although, to be fair, you also won&rsquo;t find those on today&rsquo;s full-on professional cameras, so that&rsquo;s less of a surprise.</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 Df review" alt="Nikon Df review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0547.jpg?1390818595" /> </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 Df review" alt="Nikon Df review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0488.jpg?1390818595" /> </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 Df review" alt="Nikon Df review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0534.jpg?1390818595" /> </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="Nikon Df review" alt="Nikon Df review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC_0542.jpg?1390818595" /> </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"> 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 Nikon Df seems to achieve most of what it sets out to: it&rsquo;s suitably classic-looking without compromising too much on handling, it takes amazing photos, and it&rsquo;s taken a very clear aim at purist photo enthusiasts. We&rsquo;d question the worth of dropping video capture, but it&rsquo;s a statement of intent.</p> <p>Is it worth almost RM10,000 for the kit? Almost. The autofocus just shouldn&rsquo;t hunt for so long in low light on a camera of this calibre. If Nikon could fix that (and maybe ditch the ISO dial lock), we&rsquo;d happily have the Df surgically grafted to our face.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/system-cameras/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best System 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 Df review" alt="Nikon Df review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Df_SL_50_1.8_SE_frttop.high_.jpg?1390818595" /> </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"> 0 </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"> 9 </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"> 6 </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>A sumptuous retro SLR that just needs focusing improvements to justify the price</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> <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"> Nikon Df review </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"> Nikon&#039;s retrolicious camera brings back memories </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/P1230204_0.JPG?1390801052" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/df/nikon-df/review#comments Df Nikon System Cameras Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:08:34 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1431696 at http://www.stuff.tv The Nikon D3300’s kit lens redefines DSLR portability http://www.stuff.tv/my/nikon/nikon-d3300-s-kit-lens-redefines-dslr-portability/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You will be retracting your opinion on bulky lenses with this one </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="1720" height="1289" title="Nikon D3300" alt="Nikon D3300" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/D3300.jpg?1389381870" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Think all DSLRs and their accompanying lenses have to challenge the physical limits of your hands? The entry-level Nikon D3300 will have you question that notion with its compact kit lens.&nbsp;</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="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> All kitted out </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 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII kit lens has a nifty mechanism that allows the lens barrel to retract and shrink the size of your kit. Do note that this portability comes at the expense of an added step before you snap a picture; you&rsquo;ll have extend the lens before attempting to shoot.</p> <p class="p1">Aside from its compact size, the lens&rsquo; Vibration Reduction function offers up an optical stability comparable to shooting at 4.0 stops faster. Be prepared to get a lot closer to your subject with its minimum focus distance of 0.25m.</p> <p class="p1">The camera itself packs an EXPEED 4 engine and a 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor without an optical low-pass filter to capture crisper detail. It supports 1080/60p movie recording, 5fps continuous shooting as well as an ISO range of 100 to 12800 to push your image-capturing skills even further.</p> <p class="p1">For eager beavers, the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter is available as an option for immediate image transfer between devices and to enable shooters to control the camera&rsquo;s shutter remotely for those stealthy wildlife shots.</p> <p class="p1">Compared to its predecessor, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/d3200/nikon-d3200/review" target="_blank">D3200</a>, the new Nikon D3300 is slightly smaller but the retractable kit lens should make a world of difference for your posture, especially if you have to spend the entire day lugging it around.</p> <p class="p1">Verdict on local price and availability is yet out, but we&rsquo;ll have you know as soon as we do.&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-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="2210" height="1655" title="AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII" alt="AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/AFS_DX_18_55_VR2.jpg?1389381870" /> </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/my/nikon/nikon-d3300-s-kit-lens-redefines-dslr-portability/news#comments Nikon System Cameras Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:26:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1430956 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony NEX lives on in the new Alpha 5000 http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-nex-lives-new-alpha-5000/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The compact system camera may not sport the familiar moniker, but it does continue on its legacy </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="536" height="465" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Alpha%20A5000%20-%20Silver%20%282%29.jpg?1389382299" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Alpha 5000 may not sport the NEX branding anymore but it everything about it just screams NEX, with some tweaks of course.</p> <p>Sporting the distinctive NEX design, the Alpha 5000 comes with a slightly more pronounced grip reminiscent of the NEX-5T. The look and feel of it isn&rsquo;t the only thing that it&rsquo;s inherited from the NEX either. It still maintains the impressive specs that have made the NEX line popular with users.</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="/my/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</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-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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-nex-lives-new-alpha-5000/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-nex-lives-new-alpha-5000/news#comments CES 2014 Sony System Cameras Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:52:29 +0000 Nigel Yap 1430846 at http://www.stuff.tv