A Wonderful Camera With An Unfortunate Flaw. Fujifilm XS10 Review

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Fujifilm has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. Photographers who appreciate stunning design have flocked to the platform for the gorgeous retro-inspired cameras and the great images that X-Trans sensors can help produce. However, newer photographers are put off by the vintage-style controls. Enter the Fujifilm XS10. Fujifilm adopted a new design philosophy for the XS10 so that those who aren’t comfortable using so many manual controls can have a camera they can call their own. On paper, the Fujifilm XS10 sounds impressive. It has the same 26 Megapixel sensor found in the bigger X-T4, and it even has IBIS. How does it perform out in the wild, though? Find out in our full review.

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DXOMark: The 10 Best Cameras Money Can Buy (August 2020)

The next Canon EOS R needs to crush the Sony A7R IV

If you need a new camera and want the cream of the crop, look at this roundup of the 10 best cameras you can buy per DXOMark.

If the time has come for you to buy a new camera, you have come to the right place. Before dropping vast sums of money, it’s always worth spending time researching first. It’s easy to spend multiple thousands of dollars on cameras. Fortunately, DXOMark and ourselves spend quality time with cameras so we can tell you how well they perform. If you have the money and need the best of the best, this roundup of the 10 best cameras will interest you. When combined, our reviews will help guide you in your decision-making process. Check out the 10 best cameras money can buy after the break.

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Video: The Canon EOS R5 Is Awesome for Still Photography

The Canon EOS R5 is a fantastic camera if you care about are still images.

We’ve been using the Canon EOS R5 for stills photography primarily so far. It’s fantastic! And you can catch up on all our coverage so far. We’ve even used it for short video clips and have talked to a few video professionals about using it. So we decided to talk about it a bit on the latest episode of Pro Camera Reviews.

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The Very Best Camera Sensors According to DXOMark (August 2019)

The camera sensors in these 10 camera bodies will perform above all expectations.

If you’re in the market for a new camera and want one that has been thoroughly tested in both lab settings and in the real world, you need to see this roundup. We have put together a list of the top 10 performing camera sensors according to the guys and gals over at DXOMark. We have also complimented their findings with the pros and cons of each camera from our real-world reviews.  Join us after the break to see the list of the top 10 performing camera sensors for August 2019. Continue reading…

DXOMark: The Top 10 Camera Sensors Change Yet Again for June 2019

The top 10 performing camera sensors list at DXOMark is taking shape.

It’s that time of the month again where we take a quick look at the top 10 performing camera sensors according to the guys and gals over at DXOMark. For the second month in a row, there is a newcomer to the top 10 list, and we’re sure as DXOMark continues to put newer cameras through their assault course, there will be more camera sensors shaking things up in the coming months. May saw the arrival of the Panasonic S1R which scored a massive 100 points overall, but which cameras sensor join the elite grouping this month? Join us after the break to find out.

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The Leica Q2 Takes 10th Spot in the DXOMark Sensor League Table

DXOMark has been busy putting the Leica Q2 through its boot camp.

The Leica Q2 came out earlier this year and it won many over due to its good looks, massive 47.3 Megapixel sensor, and of course the gorgeous Leica glass attached to the front of it. The guys and gals at DXOMark have now had time to put the camera through its paces, and have given it their final grade. Join us after the break to find out more about what DXOMark had to say about this compact Mirrorless camera. Continue reading…

The 10 Best Performing Camera Sensors Per DXOMark (May 2019)

panasonic s1r

There’s a newcomer in this months DXOMark top 10 camera sensor list!

Things are starting to move and shake over at DXOMark. A new camera has bullied its way into the top 10 performing camera sensor league table, and the new camera has left seven other cameras in its wake as it shot up the charts to third place. The Panasonic S1R scored a whopping 100 overall in the tests that DXOMark perform, and they said in some cases it performed better than the two Medium Format cameras that sit above it in the league table. Join us after the break to see the new standings. Continue reading…

The 10 Best Camera Sensors According to DXOMark For April 2019

DXOMark Continue to test the newest camera sensors on the market.

The guys and gals over at DXOMark have been hard at work testing out some of the newest cameras to hit the market, but have any of them been able to break into the DXOMark top 10 camera sensor spots? Join us after the break as we take a look at what DXOMark consider to be the best camera sensors on the market. There are of course so many more things to take into consideration than just the DXOMark sensor ratings when buying a new camera. Things like ergonomics, ease of use, and the lens selections that are available for the cameras should all be taken into consideration before making a buying decisions, and that’s where our real world reviews come in to play. However, if you want to check every angle possible before dropping your cash on the table at your local camera store, the lab tests that DXOMark run on the sensors might help you make your mind up. Check out the 10 best camera sensors according to DXOMark below.

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Studio C-41 Explores The Phoblographer’s Top 10 Film Gear Reviews

We can’t assure you won’t be G.A.S.-stricken after plowing through our favorite film gear reviews!

Our very own Chris Gampat very recently had a fun chat with Bill Manning for the latest Studio C-41 podcast, and we want to share with our readers what went down. After talking about Chris’ beginnings and how he got started with The Phoblographer, they dug deep into the main event: his top 10 film gear reviews.

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Why the Pentax 67 is the Best Medium Format Camera for Portraits

Screenshot image from the Pentax 67 video by Aidan Moneyhon

Want to get into medium format film for portrait work? You must have been doing research for quite some time now, first with a camera to use. Chances are, you’ve come across the hefty Pentax 67 medium format SLR camera. If you’re looking for some insights on this popular option, Arizona-based photographer Aidan Moneyhon tells us why it’s the best medium format camera for portrait photography.

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Review: Sigma dp2 Quattro

Kevin-Lee The Phoblographer Sigma dp2 Quattro Product Images (1 of 8)

The Sigma Quattro is quite the odd duck in the photography world. It has the body of a body of a smartphone, a fat lens like the Sony QX-10, and lastly Sigma stuck on a DSLR grip—except backwards.

Underneath this peculiar exterior lies an equally unique Foveon sensor that you don’t see in many other cameras. Sigma claims its sensor can resolve images with brilliant colors and enough eye-popping detail to make regular 36MP Bayer sensors weep. Now lets see if the Foveon sensor is everything its cracked up to be, or is the dp2 Quattro just a weirdly shaped for the sake of it?

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Review: Nikon 1 AW1

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Nikon AW1 in the rain (1 of 1)ISO 64001-60 sec at f - 3.9

When it comes to mirrorless cameras, Nikon is in the midst of the worst identity crisis out of all the camera manufacturers. In just the last few years the Japanese camera company has announced three-redesigns of its Nikon 1 V series and recently just announced the fourth version of its 1 J lineup. If seven cameras released in a short while wasn’t enough already, last year Nikon introduced the AW1, a ruggedized mirrorless camera designed to go underwater 49ft, arctic environments, and bounce back from a hard fall from 6.6ft.

It’s uniquely tough even amongst other weather-sealed mirrorless cameras such as the Fujifilm X-T1 and Olympus OMD EM1—but this camera is as equally out of place for the same reasons. Starting at $800 with an equally ruggedized 11-27mm f3.5-5.6 lens, the Nikon 1 AW1 comes with a hefty asking price as the world’s first and only underwater interchangeable lens shooter. Now the question is whether or not Nikon has put together a rough and tumble camera the photography was asking for or does the AW1 fall flat?

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