System Cameras http://www.stuff.tv/sg/system-cameras/all en-SG Steal some photography secrets from photojournalist Julius Schrank on 10 January http://www.stuff.tv/sg/canon/steal-some-photography-secrets-julius-schrank-10-january/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A mere S$10 can get you so many photography tips from a winner of the World Press Photo awards </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="567" height="425" title="Steal some photography secrets from Julius Schrank on 10 January" alt="Steal some photography secrets from Julius Schrank on 10 January" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Canon%20x%20Julius%20Schrank.jpg?1418802413" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">You might have read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-guide-photography/feature">ultimate guide to photography</a>. But sometimes, it&rsquo;s better to hear it from renowned experts in the field of photography.</p> <p dir="ltr">If you have S$10 to spare (honestly, it&rsquo;s just two less cups of bubble tea), you can purchase a ticket to meet photojournalist Julius Schrank and hear his thoughts on photography.</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="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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 dir="ltr">Besides meeting one of the masters of photography, you&rsquo;ll get a chance to peer into the mind of the man who won the Daily Life, Singles category for the World Press Photo 2014 awards with his entry, &ldquo;Kachin Fighters&rdquo;. Taken in the city of Laiza, in Kachin State, northern Burma (Myanmar). the said submission depicts the soldiers of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), drinking and singing together at a funeral for one of their commanders.</p> <p>If you have more burning questions about his other photographic masterpieces, you can toss a few questions his way during the Q&amp;A at the end of the talk organised by Canon Singapore.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-guide-photography/feature" target="_blank">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography</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-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon Imaging Academy presents: World Press Photo Talk by Julius Schrank </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"> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Date: 10 January 2015<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Venue: 10 Square at Orchard Central<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Ticket price: S$10</li> </ul> <p>Tickets are available via <a href="http://www.canon.com.sg/training/web/guest/cia/workshops/details?id=85&amp;param=B8i7EiEb4jF0JnG%2BEe5VqKJL05nIPx%2FCEnhGRkP1rKGD0mqED3IjkKJLk31BAUWj3uFlIPifY8EW%0ACYRpEg1IbdheLPY8ma4ZtRsdWUILUcT2EdekL5CWnu9rw%2FxrU6cD0Fivx0KAN%2Br2kOUk8F5kv8SD%0APKxtUfugVEJiZxbeuSQ%3D" target="_blank">Canon&rsquo;s website</a>. For more information, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/601416606658135/" target="_blank">click here</a>.</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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/canon/steal-some-photography-secrets-julius-schrank-10-january/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/canon/steal-some-photography-secrets-julius-schrank-10-january/news#comments Canon Photography 101 System Cameras Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:56:52 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455571 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Singapore Readers' Choice - your votes made this the System Camera of the Year 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/system-camera-year-2014-vote-now/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There are plenty of good system cameras out, but this snapper chosen by you is not just good, it&#039;s the best </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="3000" height="2250" title="System Camera of the Year 2014" alt="System Camera of the Year 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SysCam.jpg?1418745781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">In a world where everyday photography is steadily being dominated by smartphones, the only cameras that survive are the ones which truly bring superior imaging to the forefront.</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="/sg/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These five cameras made the shortlist as the best cameras of 2014, but this is the one that took home the coveted award of Stuff Readers&rsquo; Choice System Camera of the Year 2014.</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"> Winner: Canon EOS 7D Mark II </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">As its predecessor was long-regarded as one of the best APS-C DSLRs of its time, Canon&rsquo;s 20.2MP 7D Mark II had a lot to live up to. Needless to say, it delivered, hence its impressive win in a stacked division. After all, nobody else could boast its winning combination of raw image processing power with dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, rapid-fire 10fps of continuous shooting, lightning-quick 65-point all cross-type autofocus, and intelligent systems for target recognition and tracking.&nbsp;</p> </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"> Shoutout for the shortlisted </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>They might not have received the majority of your votes, but these shortlisted nominees deserve a nod of recognition for being in the running.</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"> Fujifilm X-T1 </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">As far as mirrorless system cameras go, the X-T1&rsquo;s picture quality is definitely top-notch. It may cost quite a bit, but Fujifilm&rsquo;s 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor is in fine form here,&nbsp;so you can be assured you get exactly what you pay for. The real-time Electronic Viewfinder also makes shooting a breeze.</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="Fujifilm X-T1" alt="Fujifilm X-T1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fujifilm-xt1-graphite-front_0.jpg?1418745781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon D750 </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&rsquo;s D750 might be the lightest and smallest full-frame DSLR they have, but it shoots just as well as the rest of them. A 24.3MP sensor and 51-point autofocus power it for fantastic photos, with excellent low-light capabilities too with ISO up to 51,200.</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="Nikon D750" alt="Nikon D750" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ZPR-NIKON-D750-BEAUTY_0.JPG?1418745781" /> </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"> Olympus OM-D E-M10 </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 good looks, excellent performance, and portability of Olympus&rsquo; OM-D cameras were largely responsible for the rise of micro four-third cameras, and the E-M10 confidently carries on the legacy. After all, it&rsquo;s got the same beautiful retro styling and solid build, with image quality and high level of technical capabilities to match.</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="Olympus OM-D E-M10" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/em10_ft1_01_0.jpg?1418745781" /> </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"> Sony Alpha 7S </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">With ISO up to 409,600, the A7S can practically shoot in pitch black darkness. If you suspect there&rsquo;s some paranormal activity going on in your house, this would probably be the camera you use to capture it. Despite being just 12.2MP, images are sharp and rich in detail too.</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="Sony Alpha 7S" alt="Sony Alpha 7S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20A7S.jpg?1418745781" /> </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/sg/system-camera-year-2014-vote-now/feature#comments Readers' Choice Awards 2014 System Cameras Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:03:00 +0000 Melvin Tang 1452356 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon EOS 7D Mark II http://www.stuff.tv/sg/canon/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five years from its debut, Canon’s “prosumer” DSLR is updated – but don’t expect any grand surprises </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon EOS 7D Mark II" alt="Canon EOS 7D Mark II" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-7d-mkii-main.jpg?1418701421" /> </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="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We love the orginal Canon EOS 7D.</p> <p>Launched almost exactly five years ago we were so enamoured with its tasty blend of pro abilities and a price that the committed amateur could just about stretch to that we awarded it the full five stars. This successor has been a long time coming - and we&#39;re excited.</p> <p>Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Canon 7D Mark II.</p> <p>But with the outgoing model currently available for just S$1300 on the resale market and awesome new competition from the likes of Sony, Canon has to wonder if it&#39;s done enough to keep the 7D at very top...</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"> S$2,499.00 </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">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"> Good all-round performance </div> <div class="field-item even"> Fast, accurate autofocus </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Weatherproof and rugged </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"> A little pricy </div> <div class="field-item even"> Doesn’t “push the envelope” tech-wise </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"> Build and design </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 7D Mark II looks a lot like the original version, but there are a number of minor changes to the design: control-wise, there&rsquo;s a new thumb-controlled dial slider on the back that can be customised to tweak manual shooting criteria, as well as a new Q Menu button on the right of the rear LCD. Flip up the side flap and you&rsquo;ll find a USB 3.0 port for faster image and video transfer (images are still stored on SD and/or CompactFlash card). GPS is now included. The rear LCD has been given a small quality bump to improve clarity and detail. None of these changes could be described as earth-shattering, but all are welcome.</p> <p>The original 7D was a well-designed and very well-built camera, and that&rsquo;s happily been carried over to its successor. The magnesium alloy body is reassuringly sturdy and weighty in your hands, and weather-sealing on the ports and buttons means you can use the 7D Mark II on a rainy or snowy day without fearing for its innards.</p> <p>Thanks to the thoughtfully laid-out, plentiful controls, the huge, bright optical viewfinder, and nice touches like the locking mode dial and monochrome top-plate LCD (all of which are carried over from the 7D), the 7D Mark II feels like a DSLR that&rsquo;ll won&rsquo;t let down pros or enthusiastic amateurs on the design or construction front.</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 7D Mark II is sturdy and weighty" alt="The 7D Mark II is sturdy and weighty" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-7d-mkii-hand.jpg?1418701421" /> </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="It&#039;s sealed against water and dust" alt="It&#039;s sealed against water and dust" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-7d-mkii-close-up.jpg?1418701418" /> </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>Criticisms? The screen may have been given a quality boost but it&rsquo;s not capable of tilting or flipping, a feature a lot of users may have felt useful (obviously, such a design makes weather-proofing trickier which is, we suspect, why Canon hasn&rsquo;t implemented it). There&rsquo;s also no built-in Wi-Fi, with wireless transfer only being available via optional Eye-Fi SD cards. We&rsquo;re no great fans of the implementation of Wi-Fi on DSLRs, as it tends to be tricky to setup and unreliable, but these are the kinds of features that Canon&rsquo;s rivals are now including as standard on far cheaper DSLRs and compact system cameras.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-guide-photography/feature">Stuff&#39;s guide to photography</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 rear screen is clear, but no huge leap over the original 7D&#039;s LCD" alt="The rear screen is clear, but no huge leap over the original 7D&#039;s LCD" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-7d-mkii-rear.jpg?1418701421" /> </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"> Faster focus, faster shooting </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>Thankfully, there are a number of tangible improvements to the way the 7D Mark II actually takes photos and shoots video.</p> <p>There are now two DIGIC 6 image processors on board, which gives performance a boost and ups the continuous stills shooting speed to 10fps from the original&rsquo;s 8fps. It&rsquo;s not the fastest APS-C shooter around, however: the Nikon D4s can manage 11fps, while the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-nx1-hands/review">Samsung NX1</a> tops out at 15fps.</p> <p>The autofocus system has also been overhauled. It&rsquo;s a 65-point setup now and works quickly and accurately. We found it locked on to subjects speedily even in very low light conditions, and not just when you&rsquo;re gazing through the viewfinder &ndash; yes, it&rsquo;s fast and accurate when using the live view or video modes. Again, it isn&rsquo;t the very fastest AF setup around (we reckon Sony&rsquo;s newer compact system cameras have it beat), but it&rsquo;s impressive and reliable.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon-d4s/review">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="The 7D Mark II&#039;s top plate LCD" alt="The 7D Mark II&#039;s top plate LCD" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-7d-mkii-top.jpg?1418701421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon EOS 7D Mark II 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>: 20.2MP APS-C CMOS</p> <p><strong>ISO range</strong>: 100-51200</p> <p><strong>Continuous shooting speed</strong>: 10fps</p> <p><strong>Flash</strong>: built-in pop-up</p> <p><strong>Video quality</strong>: 1080p or 720p at 60/50/25/24fps in&nbsp;MOV (in MP4 or H.264)</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 3in, 1.04-million dot LCD</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong>: GPS, USB 3.0, mini HDMI, headphone, external mic,&nbsp;SD, CompactFlash</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 149 x 112 x 78mm</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 910g</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-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"> Photo and video quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 7D Mark II has a new 20.2MP APS-C sensor and a much wider ISO range than its predecessor, going all the way up to ISO 51,200 in its extended mode.</p> <p>We used the camera with two high-quality Canon L lenses (a 30mm f/1.4 and a 24-70mm f/2.8) and found that we were able to get excellent results in very murky indoor conditions. Images look acceptably clean and crisp at up to ISO 6400, and straying above this setting will yield patchy, grain-laden photos. The 7D Mark II isn&rsquo;t being billed as a low-light master, however, and if you want to shoot in the dark you&rsquo;d be better served by a full-frame camera like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-a7r/review">Sony A7R</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon/nikon-outs-new-compact-full-frame-d750-dslr/news">Nikon D750</a> or Canon&rsquo;s own 5D Mark III.</p> <p>In good lighting photos are superbly detailed, with natural-looking colours, smooth gradations and no sign of noise. In tricky lighting, with both bright and dark areas in the frame, you can use the decent built-in HDR mode that combines three shots to produce nicely exposed images.</p> <p>Videos can be taken at 480p, 720p and 1080p quality at up to 60fps with stereo sound, and the camera has an external microphone port if you want clearer audio. The videos themselves are impressive, and we found the autofocus (should you leave it on) works nicely during filming. But we don&rsquo;t see the 7D Mark II as appealing to those who value filmmaking over still photography: there&rsquo;s no 4K and cameras like the Panasonic Lumix GH4 offer more flexibility and performance in a smaller, cheaper body.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-lumix-gh4/review">Panasonic Lumix GH4 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="800" title="Canon 7D Mark II test shot" alt="Canon 7D Mark II test shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-7d-mkii-test-shot-gable.jpg?1418701421" /> </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="800" title="Canon 7D Mark II test shot" alt="Canon 7D Mark II test shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-7d-mkii-test-shot-portraits.jpg?1418701418" /> </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="800" title="Canon 7D Mark II test shot" alt="Canon 7D Mark II test shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-7d-mkii-test-shot-fire.jpg?1418701418" /> </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="800" title="Canon 7D Mark II test shot" alt="Canon 7D Mark II test shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-7d-mkii-test-shot-foliage.jpg?1418701418" /> </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"> Canon 7D Mark II 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 Canon 7D Mark II is certainly an improvement upon the original 7D, which was already an excellent DSLR. With fast autofocus, continuous shooting, good low light performance, sturdy build quality and thoughtful control layout, it&rsquo;s a camera that isn&rsquo;t likely to let down anyone who buys it.</p> <p>That said, it does feel like something of a missed opportunity. Canon&rsquo;s rivals have made leaps and bounds in the past five years and the 7D Mark II doesn&#39;t quite keep up. Consider the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-a7r/review" target="_blank">Sony A7R</a>, which is around the same price as the 7D Mark II: it&rsquo;s much smaller and lighter, it has a full-frame sensor, it takes better images in low light and it offers more in the way of features. Given a choice between the two, we&rsquo;d opt for the Sony without question.</p> <p>What the 7D Mark II has in its locker is Canon&rsquo;s excellent range of lenses and user base: if you&rsquo;re already the owner of a collection of great Canon lenses and accessories, this is a great body to use them on. If you already own a 7D and are happy with it, however, there seems little reason to shell out for its successor.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/system-cameras/top-ten">The 10 best system cameras on sale 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 7D Mark II is an evolution, not a revolution" alt="The 7D Mark II is an evolution, not a revolution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-7d-mkii-final.jpg?1418701421" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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"> 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"> 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"> 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-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"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Canon has made another fine all-round enthusiast DSLR, but it&#39;s not mind-blowing on the tech front</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/sg/canon/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/canon/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/review#comments Canon EOS 7D Mark II System Cameras Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:35:55 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455464 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The Sony A7R is the System Camera of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-system-cameras-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s been another fantastic year for lens-swapping snappers, but Sony&#039;s palm-sized 36MP stunner shines brightest </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 Sony A7R is the best system camera of the year" alt="The Sony A7R is the best system camera of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-system-cam-DSLR-Sony-A7r_FINAL.jpg?1417581181" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Buying a camera used to be a simple choice between getting something small and cheap with average picture quality or something big, bulky and expensive like the pros used. Well as always, things are much more complicated these days.</p> <p>So instead... You can get full-frame cameras with tiny bodies! You can get proper DSLRs that can autofocus in video! You can get mirrorless snappers than can shoot 4K footage! You can get weatherproof, sexy, do-it-all cams for less than S$1000!</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="/sg/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</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"> Winner: Sony A7R </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 year, Sony achieved what camerafacturers have been aiming at for over a decade: a compact system camera that&rsquo;s as good as a pro snapper. The A7R squeezes a full-frame, 36MP sensor into a palm-sized body, offering breathtaking image quality from something you can chuck (OK, place carefully) in a small bag. With a superb electronic viewfinder and autofocus as quick on the draw as a hyperactive cowboy, it&rsquo;s a joy to shoot with, and that massive sensor also turns light into silky-smooth 60fps 1080p movies. And if you&rsquo;d rather keep it safely on a tripod, on-board Wi-Fi means it&rsquo;ll pair with yourphone to act as a remote viewfinder and shutter release.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-a7r/review">Sony A7R review</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="1200" height="900" title="Sony A7R" alt="The 8 best DSLRs and system cameras of the year - Stuff Gadget Awards 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-dslr-sony-a7r.jpg?1417581181" /> </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"> Runner-up: Canon EOS 7D MK II </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>Canon&#39;s new top-of-the-range APS-C shooter has been a long time in the making, but the wait was well worth it. The 7D MK II&#39;s 65-point autofocus is the most advanced system we&#39;ve seen on a crop sensor camera, its 20MP sensor takes fantastic images in all lighting conditions and its build and handling are right up there with the best.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon EOS 7D MK II" alt="The 8 best DSLRs and system cameras of the year - Stuff Gadget Awards 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-dslr-canon-7D-Mark-II.jpg?1417581181" /> </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"> Runner-up: Fujifilm X-T1 </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>From its achingly cool retro looks to its weatherproof body and 16MP APS-C sensor, everything about the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review">Fujifilm X-T1</a>&nbsp;screams quality. Autofocus is snappy, you get oodles of dials and buttons to play with and the pictures it takes are fantastic. And did we mention how cool it looks?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review">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="Fujifilm X-T1" alt="The 8 best DSLRs and system cameras of the year - Stuff Gadget Awards 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-dslr-fuhi-x-t1.jpg?1417581181" /> </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"> Runner-up: Nikon D750 </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 <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon/nikon-outs-new-compact-full-frame-d750-dslr/news">Nikon D750</a> takes the fight back to the compact system camera hordes: it&#39;s a full-frame DSLR in a compact body. Alright, so compact here is a relative term, but compared to most full-framers it&#39;s a wee thing. Its 24.3MP sensor is anything but wee, though, and serves up superb images in all conditions. We love the D810 too, but the cheaper D750&#39;s a better bet for all but the pros.</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 D750" alt="The 8 best DSLRs and system cameras of the year - Stuff Gadget Awards 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-dslr-nikon-d750.jpg?1417581181" /> </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"> Runner-up: Olympus OM-D E-M10 </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>Although the <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">Olympus OM-D E-M10</a> sits below the superb <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review">E-M5</a> in Olympus&#39; system cam line-up, it&#39;s a better camera in many ways. It has a smaller body, more physical controls,&nbsp;Wi-Fi&nbsp;and a built-in flash, plus it gets the improved image processor that we first saw in the class-leading, top-of-the-range <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review">E-M1</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <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">Hands on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10</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-M10" alt="The 8 best DSLRs and system cameras of the year - Stuff Gadget Awards 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-dslr-olympus-omd-em10.jpg?1417581181" /> </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"> Runner-up: Panasonic Lumix-G DMC-GH4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There aren&#39;t many consumer cameras which can currently shoot 4K video. In fact, there are just four, and of those two are prohibitively expensive and one isn&#39;t yet available to buy. Fortunately, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-lumix-gh4/review">Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4</a> is both on the market and reasonably affordable. While the 4K shooting is the obvious headline, the GH4 is no one-trick-pony: it takes great stills, has an excellent OLED viewfinder and is packed with useful features.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-lumix-gh4/review">Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 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="Panasonic Lumix-G DMC-GH4" alt="The 8 best DSLRs and system cameras of the year - Stuff Gadget Awards 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-dslr-panasonic-dmc-gh4.jpg?1417581181" /> </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"> Runner-up: Pentax K-3 </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>Few DSLRs have given us as much simple joy as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pentax/pentax-k-3/review">Pentax K-3</a>. It&#39;s beautifully built, wonderful to use, takes astonishingly good photos and generally excels at the whole &#39;taking photos of things&#39; thing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pentax/pentax-k-3/review">Pentax K-3 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="Pentax K-3" alt="The 8 best DSLRs and system cameras of the year - Stuff Gadget Awards 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-dslr-pentax-k3.jpg?1417581181" /> </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"> Runner-up: Sony A6000 </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 far more consumer-oriented camera than the a7R above, the Sony A6000 is equally deserving of its place in this list. It has an insanely fast autofocus system, excellent electronic viewfinder, sturdy build and bags of features, while its 24.3MP Exmor-R sensor takes great photos. Nice work, Sony.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-a6000/review">Sony A6000 review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-best-gadgets-year/feature">All of the Stuff Gadget Awards 2014 winners</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="Sony a6000" alt="The 8 best DSLRs and system cameras of the year - Stuff Gadget Awards 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-dslr-sony-a6000.png?1417581181" /> </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/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-system-cameras-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-system-cameras-year/feature#comments Gadget Awards 2014 System Cameras Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:04:01 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454511 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony A7 II: Hands-on with the anti-shake superstar http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-a7-ii-hands-anti-shake-superstar/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony’s first camera with 5-axis image stabilisation will let you take sharp shots in almost any situation </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="Sony A7 II: Hands-on with the anti-shake superstar" alt="Sony A7 II: Hands-on with the anti-shake superstar" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-a7-ii-1.jpg?1417083756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony has just announced the latest addition to its A7 range of compact full-frame cameras.</p> <p>Given how much we love these cameras, which deliver incredible photo and video quality in a relatively tiny package, that&rsquo;s exciting news &ndash; but what makes it all the more exciting is that the A7 II is bringing 5-axis in-body image stabilisation to the table.</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="/sg/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A whole lotta anti-shakin&#039; goin&#039; 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>To date the A7 range has only offered image stabilisation via selected lenses &ndash; it hasn&rsquo;t been built into the camera body. That means if you&rsquo;re using a non E-mount lens (one of Sony&rsquo;s A-mount lenses or a third-party lens for example) then you&rsquo;re not getting any stabilisation at all. And that means longer shutter speed times and more problems getting sharp, steady results when shooting handheld or in low-light situations.</p> <p>The A7 II, on the other hand, will optically stabilise any lens you attach to it (although lenses made for systems other than Sony&rsquo;s E- or A-mount will require some manual data input of focal length to work). And not just regular 2-, 3- or 4-axis stabilisation &ndash; 5-axis stabilisation is designed to counteract the different types of camera shake that happen in different shooting situations: roll stabilisation helps with video filming, while x and y stabilisation aid macro shooting.</p> <p>We had some hands-on time with an early sample of the A7 II, but weren&rsquo;t allowed to take any shots with it. It&rsquo;s had some design tweaks too: a larger grip; a softer, more comfortable eyepiece for the OLED viewfinder; a crisper rear screen; better build quality; and some small changes to the layout of the controls. There&rsquo;s a 40 percent boost in startup time, a 30 percent boost to autofocus speed and the addition of XAVC to the available movie formats. So, while it looks a lot like the original A7 (which Sony says will remain on sale after the A7 II launches) it does feel like a significant upgrade.</p> <p>The Sony A7 II looks set to go on sale in January 2015. The Singapore price is yet to be confirmed, but it&rsquo;ll cost US$1,700 body-only and US$2,000 with a 28-70mm kit lens Stateside &ndash; prices which currently convert to S$2207 and S$2597 respectively.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-a7r/review">Sony A7R review</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="1200" height="900" title="Sony A7 II: Hands-on with the anti-shake superstar" alt="Sony A7 II: Hands-on with the anti-shake superstar" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-a7-ii-2.jpg?1417083756" /> </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/sg/sony/sony-a7-ii-hands-anti-shake-superstar/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-a7-ii-hands-anti-shake-superstar/news#comments Sony System Cameras Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:40:05 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454039 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung's new NX1 camera has pro features and a price to match http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nx1/samsungs-new-nx1-camera-has-pro-features-and-price-match/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s not to love about a 28MP APS-C-sensor, 4K video recording, and 15fps burst shooting? </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 new NX1" alt="Samsung&#039;s new NX1 camera has pro features and a price to match" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-nx-1-main.jpg?1416901465" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Choosing your next high-end compact system cameras just got that bit harder, thanks to the new Samsung NX1.</p> <p>This super snapper has a big 28MP APS-C sensor with back side illumination (BSI) tech, which is designed to reduce noise in shots.&nbsp;It&#39;s also impressively fast, with a new DRIMe V processor which lets you shoot full-res at up to 15fps, while the super-fast phase detection autofocus offers 205 points that cover virtually the whole sensor.</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="/sg/users/andrew-williams" title="View user profile.">Andrew Williams</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>In true Samsung style, the NX1 gets you just about every feature under the sun too. Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth let you fling your pics anywhere and everywhere wirelessly, while 4K video capture should have the Panasonic GH4 running scared. You get a super-vivid Super AMOLED 3-inch screen on the back and, for the pro look, an 2.36M-dot OLED EVF. Unlike some super-serious cameras, the screen on the back tilts too.&nbsp;</p> <p>The NX1 also has a magnesium alloy body and is water and dust-resistant, so there&#39;ll be no need to treat it like a delicate flower.</p> <p>Sounds like a dream, doesn&rsquo;t it? The only catches are that you&rsquo;ll have to spend S$1999 just for the body &ndash;&nbsp;serious cash for a serious camera &ndash;&nbsp;and it&rsquo;s really not going to fit in your pocket, is it? It does come with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, however.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s available now, so head out and give it a whirl to see what it can do for yourself. Alternatively, you could wait a couple of weeks for the premium value pack, which will set you back $3799 but throws in a vertical grip, 16-50mm S Lens, and battery charging kit with two extra batteries. &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="1200" height="900" title="With the new 50-150mm 2.8 S ED OIS" alt="Samsung&#039;s new NX1 camera has pro features and a price to match" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-nx-1-with-50-150mm.jpg?1416901465" /> </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/sg/nx1/samsungs-new-nx1-camera-has-pro-features-and-price-match/news#comments NX1 Samsung System Cameras Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:30:37 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447750 at http://www.stuff.tv The breathtaking photos of Singapore that won Canon’s PhotoMarathon XII http://www.stuff.tv/sg/winning-images-emerged-under-pressure-canon-s-photomarathon-xii/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Singapore never looked so good </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="567" height="425" title="The breathtaking photos that won Canon’s PhotoMarathon XII" alt="The breathtaking photos that won Canon’s PhotoMarathon XII" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1st_ABOVE_OpenCat.jpg?1416219912" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What do you get when you combine 2500 photographers, nine hours of free shooting time and three different themes to shoot by? Photography gems created under pressure, that&#39;s what.</p> <p>Here are the very best of them from the annual Canon PhotoMarathon. Trust us, your eyes are in for a visual treat.</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="/sg/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"> First in Student Category (&quot;Beauty in Chaos&quot;) </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>&quot;I knew from the point we were issued the theme that I wanted to do a double exposure. It&#39;s one of my favourite effects, and I knew that with some experimentation I would be able to make it fit the theme.</p> <p>To me, beauty is when people and nature coexist harmoniously, and I sought to convey that message through imposing an image of branches and leaves against the backward silhouette of a girl.&nbsp;Despite the visual &#39;chaos&#39; in the image due to overlapping layers, there is a pleasing sense of harmony and calm derived from viewing this picture.&quot;</p> <p>By Rae Phang</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4928" height="3264" title="By Rae Phang" alt="The breathtaking photos that won Canon’s PhotoMarathon XII" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1ST_BEAUTY%20IN%20CHAOS_StudentCat.jpg?1416219912" /> </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"> 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"> First in Open Category (&quot;Beauty in Chaos&quot;) </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>&quot;While cracking my brains for an idea on the go, I came across an advertisement on a Charles &amp; Keith outlet shop front. The female model&#39;s pose struck me as something very unique, and reminded me of the women often seen looking away in renaissance paintings.</p> <p>From then, I was determined to feature her in my photograph and spent two hours searching for suitable patterns to incorporate into the image. Using my EOS 5D Mk III&#39;s multiple exposure feature, I managed to blend 5 different images together to create my very own masterpiece.&quot;</p> <p>By Azril Azam Abdul Rahim</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="2880" height="1920" title="By Azril Azam Abdul Rahim" alt="The breathtaking photos that won Canon’s PhotoMarathon XII" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1st__BEAUTY%20IN%20CHAOS_OpenCat.jpg?1416219912" /> </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"> 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"> First in Student Category (&quot;Speed&quot;) </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>&quot;While most would associate the theme of &lsquo;Speed&rsquo; with fast-moving objects like cars, I decided to take a different approach.</p> <p class="p1">Inspired by the animated effects of rapidly thrown punches and kicks seen in video games from my childhood, I brought this concept into reality by shooting the image with a slow shutter speed. This allowed me to express both aspects of speed; the concept of slowed time and the swift and frenzied punches.&quot;</p> <p class="p1">By Terrence Ang</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="3456" height="2304" title="By Terrence Ang" alt="The breathtaking photos that won Canon’s PhotoMarathon XII" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1st_SPEED_StudentCat.jpg?1416219912" /> </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"> 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"> First in Open Category (&quot;Speed&quot;) </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>&quot;This photo is my light-hearted take on the concept of speed. I was lucky enough to chance upon a small snail while I was out and about looking for subjects to capture. I thought it seemed ironic that the snail&#39;s eye stalks were pointing forward while it was inching slowly along the ground.</p> <p class="p1">Speed is after all, relative, and perhaps from the snail&#39;s perspective, it was going at its own version of 100km per hour!&quot;</p> <p class="p1">By Lim Wee Chin</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="3840" height="2560" title="By Lim Wee Chin" alt="The breathtaking photos that won Canon’s PhotoMarathon XII" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1st_SPEED_OpenCat.jpg?1416219912" /> </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"> 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"> First in Open Category (&quot;Above&quot;) </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>&quot;When Theme One was revealed, &#39;rooftop&#39; and &#39;airplane&#39; were the first two words that crossed my mind. I initially asked around to see if there were any buildings with rooftop access that I could use, or if there were any spots where I could capture a low-flying plane sweeping above buildings in Singapore. Unfortunately, those options were unavailable.</p> <p>Thinking outside the box, I decided to create a photo that combines both a rooftop perspective and a hand-made paper plane using the Multiple Exposure feature on my EOS 5D Mark III. &nbsp;My interpretation of &nbsp;&#39;an airplane flying above Singapore&#39; was thus born.&quot;</p> <p>By&nbsp;Adhitiya Wibhawa</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="3840" height="2560" title="By Adhitiya Wibhawa" alt="The breathtaking photos that won Canon’s PhotoMarathon XII" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1st_ABOVE_OpenCat.jpg?1416219912" /> </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/sg/winning-images-emerged-under-pressure-canon-s-photomarathon-xii/feature#comments Canon System Cameras Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:25:16 +0000 Elissa Loi 1453342 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony QX1: hands-on with Sony’s DSLR-quality phone add-on http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-qx1-hands-sony-s-pro-friendly-phone-add/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Interchangeable lenses on your smartphone? Sony’s latest QX camera does that – and more besides </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="Sony QX1: hands-on with Sony’s DSLR-quality phone add-on" alt="Sony QX1: hands-on with Sony’s DSLR-quality phone add-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-qx1-main.jpg?1414567264" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A trio of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ifa-2014/sony-xperia-z3-could-be-first-audiophile-smartphone/news">new Xperia devices</a> aren&rsquo;t the only things Sony has in store for phone-lovers at IFA 2014. The company also announced a pair of new QX cameras. Remember the Wi-Fi-powered <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ifa-2013/sonys-new-lenses-turn-your-smartphone-super-charged-compact-cam/news">QX10 and QX100 Smart Lenses</a> from last year, which clipped onto a smartphone and turned it into a powerful snapper?</p> <p>Well, the QX30 and QX1 take things to a whole new level.</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="/sg/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> QX30: zoom, zoom, zoom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The QX30 is quite straightforward: essentially, it&rsquo;s an updated edition of the QX10 but instead of a 10x optical zoom lens and 18.2MP sensor it packs a 30x optical zoom lens and 20.7MP sensor. Optical image stabilisation remains (and rightly so: it&rsquo;s a must if you plan on using the full range of that zoom), and there&rsquo;s also full HD video recording at 60fps, 10fps continuous still shooting and lock-on autofocus, which&rsquo;ll keep a moving subject in focus.</p> <p>What else is there? A microSD card slot; a clamp for fitting the QX30 to your phone; a tripod mount; and four colour finishes. The QX30 will be on sale later this month, priced at around &pound;250 (S$512).</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 Sony QX30" alt="The Sony QX30" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-qx30.jpg?1414567264" /> </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"> QX1: lens be &#039;aving you </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 QX1 is a different beast altogether. It supports Sony&rsquo;s E-mount lenses (and, by extension, any other lenses you can fit via an E-mount adapter &ndash; Sony says over 210 current lenses are compatible) and features a huge APS-C sensor, so essentially it turns your smartphone into a compact system camera. There&rsquo;s even a pop-up flash.</p> <p>The sensor has 20.1MP, but it&rsquo;s its physical size that should excite photographers, because it means less noise in shots, as well as making it easier to have a pretty defocussed background (aka <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-guide-photography-what-bokeh-and-how-do-i-get-it/feature">&ldquo;bokeh&rdquo;</a>).</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve managed to get our hands on a pre-release QX1, and it&rsquo;s an exciting device for anyone who wants to get the best quality shots using their phone. It&rsquo;s surprisingly easy to setup, assuming you have a phone with NFC: you simply ensure you have Sony&rsquo;s PlayMemories app (available for both Android and iOS) installed, then touch the QX1&rsquo;s NFC icon with your phone &ndash; in a moment or two, the camera and the phone are connected and you can start snapping away.</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-qx1.jpg?1414567264" /> </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>The QX1 is solidly built and fairly lightweight considering its innards, although we were using the dinky 16-50mm zoom lens that will be included in one possible package (the QX1 will be &pound;250 alone, or something like &pound;400 with the lens). If you&rsquo;re bolting on a larger E-mount lens, or an adapter and an A-mount lens, things are going to get quite a bit more unwieldy. To help out, Sony has made grip and tilt attachments that&rsquo;ll make holding the QX1 (and other QX cameras) a little bit more comfortable.</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 QX1 is lightweight in your hand" alt="The QX1 is lightweight in your hand" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-qx1-in-hand.jpg?1414567264" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Image quality? From our brief test shots, it seems excellent &ndash; check them out above &ndash; but we&rsquo;ll be giving the QX1 a proper review in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for an in-depth verdict on what is a very unusual, but very innovative device.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="802" title="Sony QX1 sample shot" alt="Sony QX1 sample shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-qx1-wide.jpg?1414567264" /> </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="802" title="Sony QX1 sample shot" alt="Sony QX1 sample shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-qx1-tight.jpg?1414567264" /> </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="802" title="Sony QX1 sample shot" alt="Sony QX1 sample shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-qx1-macro.jpg?1414567264" /> </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/sg/sony/sony-qx1-hands-sony-s-pro-friendly-phone-add/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-qx1-hands-sony-s-pro-friendly-phone-add/news#comments IFA 2014 Smartphones Sony System Cameras Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:20:14 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446640 at http://www.stuff.tv This is the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and it starts from S$2499 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/canon/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 24/10: pricing detail of the successor to Canon&#039;s 7D DSLR is finally official </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="Is this the Canon EOS 7D Mark II?" alt="Is this the Canon EOS 7D Mark II?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-eos-7d-mkii-leak.jpg?1414404463" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s the annual Photokina photography technology expo next week, and among the new cameras on show could be an updated edition of the wonderful Canon EOS 7D DSLR.</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="/sg/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lots of new or improved 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>Japanese site Digicame-info claims to have obtained a leaked image of the 7D Mark II, as well as specifications. The camera will apparently have a dust-proof magnesium alloy body; a 20.2MP CMOS sensor; dual-pixel autofocus with 65 AF points; 10fps continuous shooting; dual DIGIC6 engines; a max ISO of 16,000; a new 150,000-pixel metering system; full HD video capture at 60fps; and built-in GPS.</p> <p>We should find out if these claims are on the money next week &ndash; not to mention pricing and availability details. Stay tuned, photography fans.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://digicame-info.com/2014/09/eos-7d-mark-ii-18.html" target="_blank">Digicame-info</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-7d/review">Canon EOS 7D review</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-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 minutes with the Canon 7D Mark II </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>Update 16/09/14</strong>: These days, leaked photos and information are about as accurate as they get. True enough, the rumours were spot on with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II&#39;s hardware, with a few new details surfacing. The latest DSLR from the Japanese company also includes a 3in LCD sensor. No touch screen here, it&#39;s all for your viewing pleasure.</p> <p>We had a short session with the 7D Mark II, and safe to say, this is a solid camera. Literally. You can try to smack someone with the densely packed body, but really, that&#39;s not the way to use a high-end DSLR camera. It is tough enough to resist dust and water, definitely something to consider if you&#39;re bringing it along for your next trip.&nbsp;The grip is astounding, even for our mannish hands (by Asian standards).</p> <p>Just be mindful of the 820g weight (body only), so you can imagine how hefty it&#39;ll get with the lenses attached. For example, the new EF400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super-telephoto lens will give your arms a good workout. Smaller options are also available, such as the EF-S24mm f2/8 STM pancake lens (you know you want it for food photos) or the versatile EF24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.</p> <p><strong>Update 27/10/14</strong>: Pricing and availability of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been announced, starting from S$2499 (body only). You can also get the&nbsp;EOS 7D Mark II Kit (w/EF S18-135 IS STM) for S$3049 or&nbsp;EOS 7D Mark II Kit II (w/EF S15-85 IS USM) for S$3499.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><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"> The next Canon DSLR revealed in leaked snap </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/canon/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/canon/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/news#comments Cameras Canon Photokina 2014 System Cameras Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:04:03 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1447371 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony A5100 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-a5100/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony’s camera is the littlest APS-C lens swapper in the world – but is it a case of small being beautiful? </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="Sony A5100 is the smallest APS-C interchangeable lens camera in the world " alt="Sony A5100 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-a5100-main.jpg?1412948222" /> </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="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>How small is too small? Depends on the gadget, obviously.&nbsp;A postage stamp-sized TV would be pointless. But a teeny tiny lens-swapping camera? Well that might just work.</p> <p>Sony clearly thinks so, because its latest E-mount camera, the A5100, is&nbsp;the smallest and lightest camera in the world for its class.</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"> S$999.00 </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 16-50mm 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"> Tiny and lightweight </div> <div class="field-item even"> Great photo and video quality </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Lightning-fast autofocus </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 electronic viewfinder </div> <div class="field-item even"> Screen a tad small for touch </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"> Build and design: a wee wonder </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&rsquo;ll say it again: the A5100 is small. It&rsquo;s wee. It&rsquo;s tiny. It&rsquo;s little. Dinky, even. And that&#39;s both a good and a bad thing.</p> <p>First, the bad.&nbsp;</p> <p>The A5100 lacks&nbsp;the large grip of the A6000 to help you hold it steady, merely having a small textured bump to cling to. With the (also compact) 16-50mm kit lens attached the thing has a nice balance in your mitts, but attach larger, heavier bits of glass and things start to feel a little less poised. </p> <p>Morever, because there&rsquo;s no viewfinder (more on that below) you&rsquo;ll be framing shots using the screen and thus holding the camera out in front of you, which makes it even less steady. It&rsquo;s not a huge deal-breaker in our opinion, but it&rsquo;s worth noting &ndash; especially if you happen to be of the larger-fisted persuasion.</p> <p>But then there&#39;s the good. </p> <p>Our hands are probably best described as &ldquo;normal-sized&rdquo;, and we had no real problems using it. The diminutive size and light weight (it&rsquo;s just 283g with battery and memory card) make it one of the most convenient system cameras to carry around everywhere. It won&rsquo;t fit in your pocket (unless you wear really, really big jeans), but put it in a bag with one of Sony&rsquo;s smaller E-mount lenses on it and you won&rsquo;t even know you&rsquo;re carrying it.</p> <p>The exterior is tough plastic, which seems acceptably solid and sturdy to us. The A6000 has a metal body, and Sony&rsquo;s reasoning is probably that those who want to go down that particular route can pay a little more for the next model up.</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 A5100 is almost preternaturally small" alt="Sony A5100 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-a5100-in-hand.jpg?1412948222" /> </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"> Usability </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 mentioned above, there&rsquo;s no electronic viewfinder here. While that helps keep the A5100&rsquo;s size as small as possible, it does mean you&rsquo;re forced into using the 3in TFT screen for composing shots. Personally, we like using a viewfinder: they&rsquo;re handy on a sunny day when reflections make the LCD barely visible; they let you hold the camera up to your face, which helps steady it; and they&rsquo;re great for situations where you don&rsquo;t want the screen distracting or irritating people around you, for instance at concerts. Plus,&nbsp;Sony has a recent history of making brilliant, sharp OLED EVFs.&nbsp;</p> <p>That said, the screen is sharp and bright, and it&rsquo;s also touch-sensitive. While this can be a source of annoyance in some cameras, Sony has made the physical controls good enough that you don&rsquo;t need to use the touchscreen at all if you hate it &ndash; and at the same time, features such as touch focus (tap a spot on-screen and the A5100 focuses there and takes a photo immediately) are frequently useful. We do wish it was a little bigger and more sensitive to your taps, however.</p> <p>The screen also tilts upwards up to 180 degrees, which means you can face it forward (hello, better selfies) or up (hello, shooting with the camera held at waist level). Again, handy stuff.</p> <p>As with all Sony&rsquo;s E-mount cameras, there&rsquo;s no optical image stabilisation built into the A5100. Where it feels OIS is necessary, Sony builds it into lenses, so it isn&rsquo;t a huge deal if you&rsquo;re using E-mount glass. However, if you&rsquo;re mounting other lenses via an adapter, you&rsquo;ll need a steadier hand than you might with some competitors&rsquo; system cameras.</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 screen flips 180 degrees to facilitate selfies" alt="Sony A5100 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-a5100-screen-flip.jpg?1412948222" /> </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"> Super-speedy autofocus </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 with its beefier sibling the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-a6000/review">A6000</a>, the A5100 has Sony&rsquo;s latest hybrid autofocus system, marrying 179-point phase detection with 25-point contrast detection. Those words might not mean much to you, but translated into normal human words they indicate that it&rsquo;s very, very fast and very, very accurate when it comes to autofocus.</p> <p>Half-press the shutter button and you&rsquo;ll find the A5100 locking on to subjects almost instantly (and staying locked even if those subjects move, thanks to the superb tracking focus mode). For a camera that sits just above entry-level, it&rsquo;s incredibly impressive, and useful too: it&rsquo;ll help you properly capture moments you might otherwise have missed.</p> </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"> Sony A5100 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 Exmor APS-C CMOS</p> <p><strong>Lens mount:</strong> Sony E-mount</p> <p><strong>ISO range:</strong> 100-25600</p> <p><strong>Continuous stills shooting:</strong> 6fps</p> <p><strong>Flash:</strong> built-in pop-up</p> <p><strong>Video capture:</strong> Up to 1080p at 60fps in AVCHD 2.0/MP4/XAVC S formats</p> <p><strong>Screen:</strong> 180-degree tilting 3in LCD with 921,600 dots</p> <p><strong>Connectivity:</strong> NFC, Wi-Fi, USB, micro HDMI
Dimensions: 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm</p> <p><strong>Weight:</strong> 283g</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-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"> Photo 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 A5100&rsquo;s 24.3MP APS-C sensor is of the same physical size as those found in most DSLRs, and it&rsquo;s the same as the one used in the A6000. Its large size helps it capture more light in short shutter speeds, which makes it a good performer in lower light situations (although there&rsquo;s also a pop-up flash should you need it).</p> <p>Sony&rsquo;s BIONZ X processor also aids noise reduction, and you can push the ISO sensitivity up a long way before noise starts to become an issue. The ISO range is impressively wide for a cheaper system camera (100-25600), and shots taken at 3200 and below are relatively noise-free. When using a fast or image stabilisation-equipped lens, you can shoot handheld in truly murky conditions and still end up with usable results.</p> <p>In good light, though, the A5100 truly excels. We mainly used the 16-50mm kit lens, and found that on a sunny day this combination turned out shots with superb detail, contrast, colour reproduction and, in the right conditions, good bokeh and a narrow depth-of-field. As with most Sony cameras, it also has the ability to create lovely HDR exposures with both bright and dark areas of the image nicely exposed.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-guide-photography-what-bokeh-and-how-do-i-get-it/feature">Stuff&rsquo;s Guide to Photography: What is bokeh &ndash; and how do I get it?</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="1800" title="Sony A5100 sample shot (with 16-50mm zoom lens)" alt="Sony A5100 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sample-trees.jpg?1412948222" /> </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="800" title="Sony A5100 review" alt="Sony A5100 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sample-churchill-theatre.jpg?1412948222" /> </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="800" title="Sony A5100 review" alt="Sony A5100 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sample-spider.jpg?1412948222" /> </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="800" title="Sony A5100 review" alt="Sony A5100 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sample-war-mem.jpg?1412948222" /> </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"> Video quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Impressively, the A5100 can shoot in three different video formats: AVCHD 2.0, MP4 and XAVC S. You&rsquo;re probably familiar with the first couple (AVCHD is more suited to TV playback, MP4 to PC playback), but you might not know much about XAVC S. It&rsquo;s a Sony-developed format that supports 4K (not on this camera, sadly) and offers extremely high image quality &ndash; so high, in fact, that it wouldn&rsquo;t even record on our (not particularly old or slow) SD card. But really, it&rsquo;s aimed at pros and enthusiasts rather than people who just want to film their cat looking surprised or their kid&rsquo;s first steps.</p> <p>Happily, we can attest that the other formats both work on normal SD cards and that they both offer excellent quality: crisp, clean 1080p at up to 60fps, with all the advantages offered by top notch lenses. And clear stereo sound, too.</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-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"> Wi-Fi smarts </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 Sony A5100 comes with Wi-Fi, allowing you to connect to other devices to wirelessly transfer photos and videos and remotely control the shutter. It&rsquo;s not a feature we imagine all or even most owners making use of, but compulsive internet sharers will appreciate the fact that you can take a snap with this camera, transfer a lower-res version to your phone and then post it to social media straight away.</p> <p>Sony&rsquo;s PlayMemories app (available for iOS and Android) is one of the better camera-linking smartphone apps in terms of functionality and reliability, and if your phone or tablet is NFC-equipped then linking it up to the A5100 should take all of ten seconds once you&rsquo;ve tapped the products together. With other phones, things will be a little more fiddly.</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 PlayMemories app lets you shoot remotely" alt="Sony A5100 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-a5100-app.jpg?1412948222" /> </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"> Sony A5100 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>We&rsquo;re hugely impressed with the Sony A5100, given its price. For S$999, you get superb still and video quality in almost all conditions, as well as class-leading autofocus, all crammed into a camera almost preternaturally tiny. And a decent zoom lens too!</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not perfect (we&rsquo;d really like a viewfinder, but we suppose there&rsquo;s always the A6000 for that) but it&rsquo;s hard to think of a better overall performer for the money. Highly recommended as a first system camera.</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="We do miss an EVF, but that aside it&#039;s hard to fault the A5100" alt="Sony A5100 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-a5100-rear.jpg?1412948222" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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-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"> 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-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"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>DSLR-quality performance in a camera a third the size of most DSLRs</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"> Sony A5100 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"> It&#039;s the littlest APS-C lens swapper that can </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/sony-a5100-main.jpg?1412738381" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-a5100/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-a5100/review#comments Sony System Cameras Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:14:46 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1449205 at http://www.stuff.tv Nikon D810 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon/nikon-d810/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon&#039;s new top-end DLSR is all about image quality - but is it missing too many techy features? </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="About as good as DSLR cameras get " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nikon-d810-7.jpg?1414480516" /> </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="/sg/users/andrew-williams" title="View user profile.">Andrew Williams</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&#39;s a lot of talk about how smartphones are gradually taking over the role of cameras. But if there&#39;s a camera class that&#39;s not going to be booted out by the Samsung Galaxy S6, it&#39;s the Nikon D810&#39;s.</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"> S$4,888.00 </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"> (without 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 image quality and dynamic range </div> <div class="field-item even"> Great handling and control </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Super-fast focusing </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 4K video </div> <div class="field-item even"> Missing a few extra features </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Not a huge improvement over D800E </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"> Twins born two years apart </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>From a quick glance you could be forgiven for thinking the Nikon D810 is the older D800. They look extremely similar - they&#39;re large DSLRs, but not ones with the gigantic battery that makes cameras such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon-d4s/review">Nikon D4S</a> look like they&#39;ve been chomping down on steroids.</p> <p>What&#39;s new in the design? Nikon has altered the grips for your right hand on the back and front a bit, making them more pronounced.</p> <p>You&#39;d need to know this, or own a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/d800/nikon-reveals-363mp-d800-dslr/news">D800</a>, to notice, but either way the Nikon D810 offers grip firmer than the handshake of a 5ft army general with short man syndrome. It is worth noting quite how large the camera is if you&#39;re upgrading from a compact system camera or lower-end DSLR, though.</p> <p>On its own the D810 weighs 980g with battery. We tested the camera with the excellent 24-70mm f2.8 lens, which weighs about the same again. It&#39;s a hefty package, and we imagine many people eyeing-up this camera may be considering a real high-performance lens like this. However, even with the cheap, light and cheerful 50mm f1.8, you&#39;re still looking at a bulk of over a kilogram. That&#39;s as much as some laptops.</p> <p>It&#39;s also the sort of size that fills rucksacks, especially if you&#39;re going to carry around a lens or two. However, as you&#39;d hope, manual control is fantastic as a pay-off. There&#39;s a wealth of control dials and customisable function modes, and the current settings are all telegraphed with fantastic clarity through the top monochrome LCD and the optical viewfinder&#39;s OLED overlay.</p> <p>The manual control dials all have the sort of reassuring clunky thunk that fits in perfectly with the lovely shutter sound and feel that you only really get with a real DSLR.</p> <p>Build quality is fantastic, too. Aside from some plastic or rubber outer parts, the frame of the Nikon D810 is made of magnesium alloy, and it feels tough as nails. This should also help quiet any people complaining about the weight of the camera. Magnesium is harder and lighter than aluminium (although this is a magnesium-aluminium alloy).</p> <p>Get this in your hands and you know instantly: this is the real deal. And it&#39;s weatherproof, too, perfect for shooting on rainy days, as long as the lens you use is also going to be safe.</p> <p>Of course, all this applied to the Nikon D800E, and Nikon hasn&#39;t been silly enough to release a new camera without any improvements. One of the first you may notice is the new screen.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review">Olympus OM-D EM-1 reviewed&nbsp;</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="1200" height="900" title="A rucksack filler " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/d820-4.jpg?1414480516" /> </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="And all-round hefty package " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/d810-10.jpg?1414480516" /> </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"> Hand me the white LED </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 3.2-inch display on the back is the same size as 2012&#39;s models, but resolution has been increased from 921k dots to 1229k. Rather than a traditional increase in sharpness, Nikon has bunged an extra white subpixel into the usual red-green-blue sub pixel array.</p> <p>What this means, for the non-screen-nerds out there, is that the D810 can dramatically increase the brightness of the rear display without using loads of extra juice - white pixels are perfect for doing this. Taking a further step back, this means the rear screen can offer great outdoors visibility even on sunny days without ruining the simply excellent 1,200 shot battery life.</p> <p>While we tried the Nikon D810 out in Margate rather than Miami (yes, really), where the sun wasn&#39;t exactly dazzling, it is impressive stuff regardless. Of course, most of you will want to peer through the viewfinder 99 per cent of the time anyway. That&#39;s especially as the optical viewfinder offers a crystal clear view with an excellent read-out of what your camera&#39;s up to, settings-wise.</p> <p>The viewfinder is great, but some might say the lack of an EVF is an oversight. These sorts of impersonation viewfinders generally look a lot worse than pure optical viewfinders like the Nikon D810&#39;s but they allow things like focus peaking as they&#39;re totally digital.</p> <p>Focus peaking is where the crispy bits around in-focus objects are highlighted to make manual focusing easier but it&#39;s missing from the D810, even when the rear display is used to compose a photo. When going fully manual, you have to focus by eye a good deal more than we&#39;d like.</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 viewfinder&#039;s a bit of a pretender " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/d810-13.jpg?1414480516" /> </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"> Not quite features galore </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are also several other features missing from the Nikon D810 that are present in loads of cameras, including ones several orders of magnitude cheaper. You don&#39;t get Wi-Fi or 4K video recording. The former is just a niggle given how poorly Wi-Fi is normally implemented in cameras, but the lack of 4K video is a real bummer.</p> <p>The Panasonic GH4 has become a real hero among video fans because of its good 4K video capture, and not having it here is a huge missed opportunity. This camera&#39;s arch rival the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-unleashes-eos-5d-mark-iii/news">Canon 5D MKIII</a> doesn&#39;t have 4K video either, but then that&#39;s two years old just like the Nikon D810&#39;s predecessors.</p> <p>Predecessors? Yep, there are two cameras that the D810 is replacing: the Nikon D800 and 800E. One has an anti-aliasing filter (the non-E model), one doesn&#39;t. Like several other recent high-end cameras, the Nikon D810 ditches the anti-aliasing filter altogether and that&#39;s actually a good thing.&nbsp;It sounds like a positive feature, and does have its uses, but it&#39;s a compromise as the filter reduces sharpness ever-so-slightly.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Nikon D810 takes both CF and SD cards, with two slots hidden under a flap. If you&#39;re going to shoot in NEF (Nikon&#39;s version of RAW), you&#39;ll want a massive memory card too, as photos can reach close to 80MB. Each. Even fine quality JPGs are 20MB or so.&nbsp;</p> <p>Such massive amounts of data is what makes the USB 3.0 port on the side pretty handy. It&#39;s not going to cause as much fuss as (missing) 4K video, but if you have a recent laptop it&#39;ll speed-up transfers without you having to take out the card.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-lumix-gh4/review">Panasonic GH4 4K camera tested&nbsp;</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 D810 is missing a few features " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/d810-14.jpg?1414480516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon D810 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"> <ul> <li>Sensor: 36.3MP, Full Frame, CMOS</li> <li>Lens: F Mount</li> <li>ISO: 64-12,800 native range</li> <li>Flash: yes</li> <li>Video: 1080p/60fps</li> <li>Connectivity: miniHDMI, external mic socket, microUSB 3.0</li> <li>Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Compact Flash</li> <li>Dimensions: 146 x 123 x 81.5mm</li> <li>Weight: 980g (880g without battery)&nbsp;</li> </ul> </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-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"> Star-grade papping </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>And as you&#39;d hope, image quality is otherwise absolutely fantastic. Despite having the same size and resolution sensor as the older Nikon D800E, the D810 actually has a new sensor and it&#39;s one that can render absolutely loads of detail with a nice, sharp lens.</p> <p>The Nikon D810 provides really quite superb dynamic range too, meaning you get detail in bright clouds that might be overexposed in lesser cameras, for beautiful sunsets without using an HDR mode.</p> <p>There is an inbuilt HDR mode in the D810, but we honestly found it too slow to use handheld. Unless you use a tripod, you&#39;ll find clear ghosting - something smartphones use clever programming to avoid. &nbsp;</p> <p>Photos aren&#39;t going to be in a completely different league to the D800E, and we&#39;re not entirely sure it&#39;s worth the upgrade if you already own the older camera and don&#39;t make a living off your photos. Compared to cameras a little lower down the price/size scale, though, it&#39;s hard not to let your jaw drop.</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="Jaw-dropping photos .. with a lens attached, that is " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/d810-4.jpg?1414480516" /> </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="1900" height="1268" title="Lots of detail with a decent lens " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/d910-s-2.jpg?1414480516" /> </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"> Night Vision </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 real benefit of a great full-frame camera is that you can dig deep into the higher ISO sensitivities without your photos looking like grainy garbage. And that means you can shoot in virtually any lighting condition, generally without needing a tripod for stability. As long as you don&#39;t need real pro-quality shots, that is.</p> <p>As long as you know what settings not to use, it doesn&#39;t half make shooting fairly decent shots easy.&nbsp;ISO sensitivity goes from 64 all the way up to 12,800, an absolutely huge native range that can be expanded to 32 - 51,200. Obviously, you won&#39;t want to get anywhere near the top end if you want to avoid noisy photos, but with the Nikon D810 you can push the ISO setting far more than you can with an APS-C or smaller sensor camera. Like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review">Olympus OM-D EM-1</a>, much as we love it.</p> <p>Focusing is lightning fast, and there are 51 focus points, 15 of which are cross-focus. These cross points use a team of two phase detection sensors, analysing light horizontally and vertically for even better focusing reliability.</p> <p>The Nikon D810 is very impressive on this front, although looking at the numbers the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-unleashes-eos-5d-mark-iii/news">Canon 5D MKIII </a>does get you even more, with 61 points, 41 of which are cross-type points. Of course, phase detection only applies when you&#39;re using the viewfinder. Switch to Live View, which uses the rear screen as the preview window, and the D810 switches to slower contrast detection.</p> <p>Rather like the somewhat-unfriendly approach to HDR, the D810 doesn&#39;t have in-body image stabilisation. So while you can up the ISO to allow faster shutter speeds without huge underexposure, you can&#39;t indulge in slightly slower shutter speeds handheld unless you&#39;re using a lens with OIS.</p> <p>The D810&#39;s Expeed 4 processor lets you shoot at 5fps at full 36.3-megapixel resolution. That&#39;s a full frame per second more than the D800E. Of course, if you want remotely fast burst shooting you will want to invest in a super-fast card.</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="Plenty of light sensitivity to push " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/d810-12.jpg?1414480516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1600" height="900" title="Focus is lightning fast " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/d810-s-6.jpg?1414480516" /> </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="2300" height="1347" title="With these big file sizes, cropping becomes useful " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/D810-crop-1_0.jpg?1414480516" /> </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"> Nikon D810 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 D810 is a monster camera. Its image quality and performance are hard to fault.</p> <p>If you&#39;re a serious photographer willing to stump up the cash for at least a good lens or two, it&#39;s a fantastic buy.</p> <p>However, it&#39;s not a dynamic or dramatic upgrade. Despite having a new sensor and screen, the experience and results are not all that different from what&#39;s on offer in the Nikon D800E. And you don&#39;t get features you might be expecting, such as 4K video and built-in Wi-Fi.</p> <p>Do they matter? That depends on you. But it&#39;s a sign that this is a single-minded snapper, one that&#39;s all about photography and little else. If that suits your taste, there&#39;s perhaps no better camera.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/system-cameras/top-ten">The ten best system cameras on the planet&nbsp;</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="1600" height="900" title="A monster camera " alt="Nikon D810 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nikon-d810-5.jpg?1414480516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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"> 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-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"> 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-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"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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>It may not have every trendy feature under the sun, but there&#39;s no arguing with the Nikon D810&#39;s superb performance and image quality.</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 D810 review </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon/nikon-d810/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon/nikon-d810/review#comments Nikon System Cameras Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:20:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1448112 at http://www.stuff.tv Leica M celebrates 60th birthday with screenless M Edition 60 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/leica/leica-m-celebrates-60th-birthday-screen-free-m-edition-60/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s back to basics with this Audi-designed limited edition rangefinder </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="Leica M celebrates 60th birthday with screenless M Edition 60" alt="Leica M celebrates 60th birthday with screenless M Edition 60" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leica-m-edition-60-main.jpg?1411089397" /> </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="/sg/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>A new Leica M rangefinder? Oh hell yeah, baby!</strong><br />Calm down for a second. Yes, this is a new M series camera, but it&rsquo;s not just any old M series camera: it&rsquo;s a special limited edition model released to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first true M, the Leica M3. Its name? The Leica M Edition 60, appropriately enough.</p> <p><strong>So is this digital or film-based?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s a digital camera, but not as we know it. For starters, there&rsquo;s no screen, so y&ndash;</p> <p><strong>What?! No screen?</strong><br />Correct. Leica describes the M Edition 60 as &ldquo;the first digital camera to concentrate exclusively on the bare functions required for digital photography&rdquo; &ndash; shutter speed, aperture, ISO and focus. So on the back there&rsquo;s no screen, but rather an ISO dial to change sensitivity.</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>How do I frame my shots?</strong><br />Through the viewfinder, silly. Reviewing them? Well, that&rsquo;s another matter entirely. All images are saved as raw data in the DNG format, and you won&rsquo;t be able to look at them until you&rsquo;ve transferred them onto a computer.</p> <p><strong>Why?</strong><br />The idea is bring photography back to basics, and have the user concentrate on the most important aspects of taking a shot: composition, focus, exposure&hellip; you get the idea.</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="Where&#039;s the screen? It&#039;s been replaced by an ISO dial, mate" alt="Where&#039;s the screen? It&#039;s been replaced by an ISO dial, mate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-m-edition-60-back.jpg?1411089397" /> </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>Just like in the good old days, eh? What about specs?</strong><br />Leica&rsquo;s consciously moving away from boasting about specifications here, but the guts of the M Edition 60 are essentially the same as those of the <a href="http://en.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M-P" target="_blank">M-P</a>: that means a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and 2GB of RAM for fast processing. It also comes with a Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 lens.</p> <p><strong>It doesn&rsquo;t look the M-P though&hellip;</strong><br />That&rsquo;s because both the body and the lens have been specially reworked by Audi Design. They&rsquo;re way more retro than Leica&rsquo;s current range, and made of stainless steel. The camera body also has leather trim. Swanky, eh?</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="That&#039;s not aluminium, for once – it&#039;s stainless steel" alt="That&#039;s not aluminium, for once – it&#039;s stainless steel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-m-edition-60-top.jpg?1411089397" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Indeed. OK, how much? I&rsquo;ve been saving up for a while&hellip;</strong><br />Hope so. The Leica M Edition 60 is priced at &pound;12,000 (S$15,205), and only 600 are being produced. If your savings can stretch that far, pick one up.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">READ ALL OUR HOT STUFF STORIES HERE</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 Leica M Edition 60, yours for a paltry £12,000" alt="The Leica M Edition 60, yours for a paltry £12,000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leica-m-edition-60-34.jpg?1411089397" /> </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/sg/leica/leica-m-celebrates-60th-birthday-screen-free-m-edition-60/news#comments Hot Stuff Leica System Cameras Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:14:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1448030 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on from Photokina: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home http://www.stuff.tv/sg/photokina-2014/hands-previews-photokina/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First impressions count, and we wished we could have taken these new snappers back with us </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="2448" height="2448" title="Hands-on from Photokina: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" alt="Hands-on from Photokina: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_7964.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Photokina in Cologne, Germany is simply immense, with 11 halls of camera-derie all in one place. </p> <p>After two days of photographic madness, we&rsquo;ve picked the most noteworthy ones for you here. Since these were pre-production units with limited shoot opportunities, you&rsquo;ll have to stay tuned in the future for our reviews to get a more in-depth look.</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="/sg/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition </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 X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition and X100T might both be product updates and not new models in Fujifilm&rsquo;s acclaimed X-range of cameras, but they&rsquo;re still great additions. Making good cameras better is always welcome, after all. Both cameras also get the Classic Chrome film simulation mode first seen in the X30, which gives great documentary-style images without the need for editing. </p> <p>The Graphite Silver edition of the X-T1 is largely similar to its predecessor, but the new finish on the camera&rsquo;s metal bits is really quite something. The gun-metal like colour looks fantastic, the result of a complicated six-step process, and the smooth texture succeeds in offering a greater sense of refinement.</p> <p>Button haptics for the arrow pad when pressed are greatly improved with satisfying clicks too, which was one of the few bugbears on the original X-T1. Most of the other upgrades including the electronic shutter will soon be on all X-T1s with a firmware update though, so the only reason to get this would mainly be for the new finish.</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="Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition " alt="Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3319.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition " alt="Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3322.JPG?1411395168" /> </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"> Fujifilm X100T </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">As for the X100T, it&rsquo;s a nice evolution of last year&rsquo;s X100S, upgrading the advanced hybrid viewfinder with a new graphic interface. More importantly, there&rsquo;s now an electronic rangefinder, placing a live view focus electronic viewfinder window in the optical viewfinder. It&rsquo;s quite a nice touch, though we&rsquo;ll have to take it out and shoot to see how useful it really is. </p> <p dir="ltr">The camera still feels great to carry around and use, but there are also some subtle cosmetic changes to appreciate, as you can see from the side-by-side comparison. The LCD screen has been improved in terms of brightness and resolution, there&rsquo;s new detailing on the top dials, the revolving ring on its predecessor has made way for a regular arrow pad, and the function buttons on the rear panels have been changed too.</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="Fujifilm X100T" alt="Fujifilm X100T" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3332.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Fujifilm X100T" alt="Fujifilm X100T" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3329.JPG?1411395168" /> </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"> Leica X </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>Leica&rsquo;s new digital offering is surprisingly light given its M camera-like size. Being so thick, it&rsquo;s rather easy to grip with the premium materials in its construction giving a good solid feel. Many of the settings can be adjusted easily via the buttons on the back and a jog dial, but the shutter speed and aperture dials are still a nice touch.</p> <p>Focussing is also quite a simple affair, with the focus ring&rsquo;s smooth operation also pulling up a rangefinder window on the frankly disappointing LCD screen. Looks like you&rsquo;ll still have to wait till you get home to see how your 16MP shots really turned out. The 35mm equivalent F1.7 lens is quite quick though, with autofocus being nice and snappy. The round built-in flash is quite a nice design touch, though we wish the camera came with a viewfinder instead of having to buy the EVF attachment.&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="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Leica X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2710.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Leica X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2716.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Leica X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2723.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Leica X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2725.JPG?1411395168" /> </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"> Samsung NX1 Smart Camera </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">A marked difference from Samsung&rsquo;s other NX cameras, the NX1 is huge in comparison, almost reaching full DSLR size and weight. Similar to their approach with smartphones, Samsung has stuffed the NX1 full of impressive features, which helps to explain the bulk. It even has a plasticky feel to go with it!</p> <p dir="ltr">But we weren&rsquo;t kidding when we said the features were impressive: the top has an LCD display like a pro DSLR, the camera can shoot up to 15fps, it&rsquo;s capable of 4K video, it&rsquo;s got a 205-point autofocus system, and it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s first 28MP APS-C backside illuminated CMOS sensor. Talk about overachieving. </p> <p>However, it&rsquo;s still got a way to go in way of usability. It might be able to shoot really fast, with a decent electronic viewfinder and vibrant images appearing beautifully on the tilt-enabled touch display, but adjusting settings isn&rsquo;t quite so speedy. Might just be a matter of getting used to where all the dials and buttons are. The camera does live up to its &ldquo;Smart&rdquo; moniker though, with connectivity encompassing Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth for seamless communication with smart devices.&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="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2742.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2739.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2746.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2745.JPG?1411395168" /> </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"> Olympus PEN E-PL7 </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">Another camera for the selfie-takers, the E-PL7 is suitably portable, being very compact and light. It looks good too, carrying Olympus&rsquo; retro genes well in both black and white. Operation is also made simple with the command dial on top, with a wide range of creative modes to choose from to boot. Yes, that includes a few portrait modes, which isn&rsquo;t a surprise given the camera&rsquo;s selfie-taking emphasis. </p> <p dir="ltr">In that regard, the highlight is undoubtedly its folding touch-enabled screen, which can manoeuvre into a variety of positions, not least one that flips 180 degrees to face front below the lens. We didn&rsquo;t take any selfies, but the camera is light enough to be used in any position in search of favourable angles, with the bright and clear screen capable of showing your face superbly.</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="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Olympus PEN E-PL7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2701.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Olympus PEN E-PL7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2702.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Olympus PEN E-PL7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2705.JPG?1411395168" /> </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="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Olympus PEN E-PL7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2697.JPG?1411395168" /> </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"> Photokina 2014: 5 cameras worth your time </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"> If only we can bring these shooters home </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/Fujifilm%20X-T1%20silver%20graphite.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/photokina-2014/hands-previews-photokina/feature#comments Cameras Fujifilm Leica Olympus Photokina 2014 Samsung System Cameras Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:24:43 +0000 Melvin Tang 1447978 at http://www.stuff.tv Fujifilm expands X-range at Photokina with new X100T and two new lenses http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fujifilm/photokina-2014/fujifilm-expands-x-range-photokina-new-x100t-and-two-new-lenses/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Graphite Silver Edition for its popular Fujifilm X-T1 was also unveiled at Photokina </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="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Fujifilm%20X100T%2001.jpg?1411035654" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Traveling to Germany twice in a month. Sounds fun, but the real excitement comes from seeing Fujifilm&rsquo;s latest releases in their popular X-range of compact system cameras at Photokina 2014.</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="/sg/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</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"> Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition </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">We didn&rsquo;t have many complaints regarding <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review">Fujifilm&rsquo;s X-T1 in our review</a> back in March, but the Japanese cameramaker has seen fit to make it better anyway.</p> <p dir="ltr">The main feature on the X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition is its new gun metal-like finish on its metallic bits, which requires a special 6-step process to achieve. Also found on the camera are a completely silent electronic shutter, the beautiful Classic Chrome film simulation mode first seen on the X30 - which will soon also make its way to the original X-T1 via a firmware upgrade - and a reworking of its buttons for a much-improved feel.</p> <p dir="ltr">We can expect to see the camera in November for S$2199, and the firmware update in December.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review">Fujifilm X-T1 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="432" title="Fujifilm X-T1 Silver Graphite Edition" alt="Fujifilm expands X-range at Photokina with new X100T and two new lenses" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm%20X-T1%20Silver%20Graphite_0.jpg?1411035654" /> </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"> Fujifilm X100T </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 second upgrade to the fantastic X100 premium compact first launched in 2012, the X100T (S$1899, due November) is largely similar to last year&rsquo;s X100S. The main differences are the addition of the silent electronic shutter for noiseless shooting, Classic Chrome film simulation mode, real-time parallax correction, an updated graphic design for the advanced hybrid viewfinder, and an electronic rangefinder for easier focusing. There&#39;s also Full HD video recording with more manual control and frame rates. Oh, and you can now use the camera as it&#39;s being charged via USB with your portable battery pack too.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Fujifilm X100T" alt="Fujifilm expands X-range at Photokina with new X100T and two new lenses" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm%20X100T%2002_0.jpg?1411035654" /> </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"> Two new lenses </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">A compact system camera is nothing without the lenses to support it. That&rsquo;s why Fujifilm&rsquo;s working on more lenses for their X-range of cameras, including the new XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF 56mm F1.2 R APD. </p> <p dir="ltr">The former is a versatile telephoto lens with great image quality thanks to a series of technological advancements. This includes the world&rsquo;s first triple linear motor for fast and silent autofocus, best-in-class optical image stabilisation, and high weather and dust resistance with temperature tolerance down to -10 degrees celsius. It should be arriving in stores for S$2399 in November. </p> <p dir="ltr">The XF 56mm F1.2 R APD (S$2199, due December), on the other hand, is billed as an excellent lens for portraits due to the addition of an apodization filter for ideal bokeh. What this filter does is provide a softer bokeh effect for higher contrast between the sharply focussed subject and blurred background, leading to a more three-dimensional image.</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> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fujifilm/photokina-2014/fujifilm-expands-x-range-photokina-new-x100t-and-two-new-lenses/news#comments Fujifilm Photokina 2014 System Cameras Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:19:27 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1447972 at http://www.stuff.tv Nikon outs new “compact” full-frame D750 DSLR http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon/nikon-outs-new-compact-full-frame-d750-dslr/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s yet another new professional-quality camera from Nikon – hope you’ve been saving those pennies </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 outs new “compact” full-frame D750 DSLR" alt="Nikon outs new “compact” full-frame D750 DSLR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nikon-d750-main.jpg?1410585711" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nikon has stepped up its fight against compact system cameras, announcing a new pro-quality full-frame DSLR in a smaller body.</p> <p>The&nbsp;company says the D750 has been designed to offer the advantages of full-frame tech - for instance better low light performance and a shorter depth of field - in a compact, lightweight and speedy 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="/sg/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>There&rsquo;s an all-new 24.3MP full-frame sensor tied to Nikon&rsquo;s EXPEED 4 image processing engine, and the camera offers a huge ISO range of 100-12800, expandable to 50-51200 as well as continuous shooting of up to 6.5fps and a 51-point autofocus system. It can also shoot 1080p movies at 60fps.</p> <p>Nikon says the D750 will be available to buy from 23rd September, priced at around &pound;1,800 (S$3698) body only or &pound;2,250 (S$4622) with a 24-85mm lens. There&rsquo;ll be another package (available at a later date, as yet TBC) with a 24-120mm lens, and that&rsquo;ll set you back &pound;2,350 (S$4827).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon/nikon-d3300/review">Nikon D3300 review</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-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 D750" alt="Nikon D750" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nikon-d750-2.jpg?1410585711" /> </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 D750" alt="Nikon D750" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nikon-d750-3.jpg?1410585711" /> </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/sg/nikon/nikon-outs-new-compact-full-frame-d750-dslr/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikon/nikon-outs-new-compact-full-frame-d750-dslr/news#comments Nikon System Cameras Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:56:55 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447505 at http://www.stuff.tv