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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed
4.5 out of 5

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed

By 2 April 2015

Thank the stars that Olympus has settled on a name and number, with the second-generation OM-D E-M5 deploying the "Mark II" badge of honour. That's earned confidence: rather than reaching into the numbers pool and being named an E-M27 or something, the... >>

Worried about lack of Ultra-HD content? The Nikon 1 J5 CSC can record in 4K

Worried about lack of Ultra-HD content? The Nikon 1 J5 CSC can record in 4K

By 2 April 2015

Nikon has updated its entry-level compact system camera line with the Nikon 1 J5, a step up from last year's model with the addition of 4K video recording. The body has also been redesigned a touch, with a 3-inch tiltable touchscreen monitor flipping... >>

Olympus Pen E-PL7 review: Stylish system camera
4.5 out of 5

Olympus Pen E-PL7 review: Stylish system camera

By 13 February 2015

With fun features such as a "selfie screen", pared down controls and a user-friendly interface, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is primarily aimed at point-and-shoot users. However, experienced photographers can find plenty of depth to keep their interest, with... >>

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

By 10 February 2015

Having first seen the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II a week ago - having aligned its products into their hierarchical roles, Olympus is now "doing a Canon" with its models, hence the "MkII" name - we've since explored the camera's capabilities at the Olympus... >>

Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Serious, but not just about selfies
4 out of 5

Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Serious, but not just about selfies

By 10 February 2015

Welcome to generation selfie. The Panasonic Lumix GF7 is the follow-up to 2013's GF6, complete with flip-forward screen for taking those delightfully pouty shots. And if that premise hasn't got you hooked then fear not - as the latest in the entry-level... >>

Hands-on: Canon EOS M3 review: Still behind the mirrorless market curve

Hands-on: Canon EOS M3 review: Still behind the mirrorless market curve

By 6 February 2015

Canon makes great DSLR cameras, there's no doubt about that. But in 2012 when the company dipped into the mirrorless market with the EOS M, it was unusually behind the curve. The EOS M2 appeared in Asia to try and fill a gap, some firmware update appeared... >>

Samsung NX500 pinches NX1’s 28MP sensor and 4K video abilities, condenses into portable size

Samsung NX500 pinches NX1’s 28MP sensor and 4K video abilities, condenses into portable size

By 5 February 2015

It's camera season ahead of the CP+ show in Japan, with Samsung taking turn to unveil its latest Tizen-based compact system camera: the NX500. The replacement model of 2013's NX300, the NX500 pinches the top-end NX1 model's core innards, including the... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Compact system wants to be your next selfie camera

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Compact system wants to be your next selfie camera

By 20 January 2015

Selfies are a big deal right now and, increasingly, manufacturers are looking for ways to make would-be snappers shun their smartphones for a dedicated camera. The latest camera to jump on this bandwagon is the Panasonic Lumix GF7, the latest interchangeable... >>

Sony Alpha A5100 review: Compact-a-like
4 out of 5

Sony Alpha A5100 review: Compact-a-like

By 19 January 2015

Since Sony dropped its NEX branding and blanketed its compact system camera line with the Alpha brand name, the range has not morphed dramatically, simply divided itself into different schools of thought: those seeking a compact alternative, and those... >>

Panasonic Lumix GM5 review: Mini system camera has high-end compacts in its sights
4.5 out of 5

Panasonic Lumix GM5 review: Mini system camera has high-end compacts in its sights

By 14 January 2015

Panasonic rules the roost when it comes to dinky compact system cameras, with 2013's Lumix GM1 establishing a strong position in the market. How to update such a seemingly perfect pocketable interchangeable lens camera? Plonk a viewfinder in it and add... >>