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Light L16: This 16-in-1 camera is a real product you can buy. No, really.
Light L16: This 16-in-1 camera is a real product you can buy. No, really. By Mike Lowe

Don't fret, your eyes haven't crossed; you're not looking at a Photoshopped image of a smartphone from the future. Nope, you're looking at the Light L16: a 16-in-one camera that is, well, every bit as barmy as it looks.So what exactly is it? The L16's... Read more

Canon EOS M50 initial review: Hooray for 4K
Canon EOS M50 initial review: Hooray for 4K By Mike Lowe

Since Canon launched its mirrorless camera line-up - known as the EOS M range - we've failed to be too impressed. The EOS M50, however, could be the camera to change that.Why? The M50 is the first time we've seen a number of things in this range: there's... Read more

Canon EOS 2000D initial review: Asserting DSLR's entry-level place in a smartphone world?
Canon EOS 2000D initial review: Asserting DSLR's entry-level place in a smartphone world? By Mike Lowe

The camera market is more divided than ever before. Hot off the heels of Samsung announcing its new flagship S9 smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2018 - with a dual aperture lens camera unlike anything in a phone before it - Canon, in a sphere all of... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX9 initial review: Compact but powerful
Panasonic Lumix GX9 initial review: Compact but powerful By Chris Hall

The Panasonic Lumix G Series has grown considerably over recent years and with the announcement of the new Lumix GX9, there's now a new compact model for those interested in quality and control.While this camera really updates and replaces the GX8, in... Read more

Fujifilm X-H1 initial review: Does the most advanced X-series live up to its potential?
Fujifilm X-H1 initial review: Does the most advanced X-series live up to its potential? By Mike Lowe

In 2018 it's certainly the turn of mirrorless cameras to really up the pressure being put on DSLR cameras. We've already seen the excellent Panasonic Lumix G9 deliver strong in performance, stills and video. Now Fujifilm wants a piece of the pie, with... Read more

Olympus Pen E-PL9 initial review: Modest updates for the mirrorless selfie snapper
Olympus Pen E-PL9 initial review: Modest updates for the mirrorless selfie snapper By Timothy Coleman

The entry-level Olympus Pen sees a new update for 2018: the E-PL9, which is aimed at newbies and smartphone users looking to upgrade to a user-friendly mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for the first time.  The E-PL9's pared-down design should... Read more

GoPro Fusion review: The 360-degree camera you've been waiting for
4.0 stars GoPro Fusion review: The 360-degree camera you've been waiting for By Cam Bunton

GoPro has finally launched the Fusion action camera. Like the Hero and Session, it's designed to be strapped to virtually any part of you of your kit - your bike, shoes, car or any number of other objects via accessory mounts. The Fusion is just as much... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH5S initial review: The 4K Cinema pro
Panasonic Lumix GH5S initial review: The 4K Cinema pro By Mike Lowe

Thought the Panasonic Lumix GH5 was the 4K capture king? Think again, for the new GH5S comes with more pro-spec video magic than you can shake a stick at, without the sky-high price point.Designed around the very same body as the GH5, the GH5S only presents... Read more

Sony A9 initial review: Phenomenal speed from the full-frame mirrorless master
Sony A9 initial review: Phenomenal speed from the full-frame mirrorless master By Timothy Coleman

Many DSLR users are either debating whether they should switch to a mirrorless system (it's less so the other way around). That's not been the case so much with professional sports and wildlife photographers because there was no real alternative to a... Read more

Sony A7R III initial review: Giving the Nikon D850 a run for its money
Sony A7R III initial review: Giving the Nikon D850 a run for its money By Timothy Coleman

In the A7R III, Sony has built on the already impressive full-frame Mark II model, by creating a high-resolution and high-speed camera. Think of this Sony as part A7R II and part A9, all rolled into one.It does for mirrorless what the Nikon D850 does... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G9 review: The finest mirrorless camera that money can buy
5.0 stars Panasonic Lumix G9 review: The finest mirrorless camera that money can buy By Mike Lowe

The line between DSLR and mirrorless cameras continues to blur, with the Panasonic Lumix G9 gunning to be the first choice for pro photographers. In many respects, this is the camera to cease the disparity between the formats; it's almost like a "mirrorless... Read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review: Can this compact truly replace a DSLR?
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review: Can this compact truly replace a DSLR? By Mike Lowe

With budget compacts more or less killed off by the ever-advancing phone camera, dedicated cameras play a very different role these days. And as not everyone wants to lug around a massive lump, mirrorless and DSLR cameras simply won't suit all photographers... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review: Ideal for amateurs?
4.0 stars Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review: Ideal for amateurs? By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 for its third innings, in Mark III form.This new addition to the OM-D family boasts many of the same features we love about the OM-D range - the Micro Four Thirds sensor and raft of available lenses, class-leading in-camera... Read more

Canon EOS M100 review: Pocketable point-and-shoot makes mirrorless easy
3.5 stars Canon EOS M100 review: Pocketable point-and-shoot makes mirrorless easy By Timothy Coleman

Canon's entry-level mirrorless camera, the EOS M100, is the smallest and simplest in the company's range yet, with stripped-back design and flip-up LCD touchscreen. It's designed to appeal to beginners seeking a point-and-shoot experience without compromising... Read more

GoPro Hero 6 Black review: The best action camera ever made
5.0 stars GoPro Hero 6 Black review: The best action camera ever made By Cam Bunton

If there's one brand that's synonymous with action cameras, it's GoPro. The company has completely dominated the market, with arguably its most important year-to-date being 2017.That's because in late 2016 it entered the drones market with the GoPro Karma,... Read more

Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever
4.0 stars Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever By Timothy Coleman

Being connected - it's all the rage. Of all the slogans used by Nikon for its cameras, "Always share your moments" seems most apt with the Nikon D5600.The D5600 is the sixth iteration of the well-established Nikon D5000 series - a DSLR camera range with... Read more

Fujifilm X100F review: Fixed-lens finery
4.0 stars Fujifilm X100F review: Fixed-lens finery By Mike Lowe

If there's one high-end fixed-lens camera that gets people excited, it's the Fuji X100 series. A unique proposition among compact cameras, its rangefinder-styling, unparalleled viewfinder and fixed 35mm window onto the world make it unlike anything else... Read more

Nikon D850 review: The best DSLR ever?
5.0 stars Nikon D850 review: The best DSLR ever? By Timothy Coleman

On paper the Nikon D850 seems to good to be true. This full-frame DSLR camera is no modest refresh of the already impressive Nikon D810, it's an overhaul.It's fast in every way. Its high-resolution sensor competes with the best - even medium format cameras... Read more

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review: Touchscreen camera power in your pocket
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review: Touchscreen camera power in your pocket By Mike Lowe

Compact cameras as they were once known are dead and buried. Now if you go looking for a dedicated camera - one that's not on your smartphone, anyway - it'll come with a larger-scale sensor and more features to help it stand out.That's the case with the... Read more

Canon EOS 200D review: The perfect mini DSLR for beginners?
4.0 stars Canon EOS 200D review: The perfect mini DSLR for beginners? By Mike Lowe

DSLR cameras were once seen as these big, beastly pro-spec machines that you wouldn't want to lay hands on unless you had an encyclopaedic knowledge of photography. How times have changed, eh?The Canon EOS 200D is an interesting small-scale DSLR, designed... Read more

Canon EOS 6D Mark II review: One of the most versatile full-frame DSLR cameras
4.5 stars Canon EOS 6D Mark II review: One of the most versatile full-frame DSLR cameras By Mike Lowe

Full-frame: the holy grail of DSLR cameras. The term describes a sensor size equivalent to a classic 35mm film frame. And in 2017 it's a market more accessible than ever before, rather than just something for heavyweight pros to handle.Which is what the... Read more

Nikon D7500 review: Better than the Canon 80D?
4.5 stars Nikon D7500 review: Better than the Canon 80D? By Timothy Coleman

The Nikon D7500 evolves from its conventional DSLR heritage towards a more rounded user experience. This enthusiast-level DSLR packs a mighty tilt-touchscreen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, plus 4K video capture into its body. Oh how the times are... Read more

Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse
4.5 stars Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse By Timothy Coleman

The Sony A6500 is the company's 2017 flagship mirrorless camera with a crop sensor, sitting below the Sony A7 full-frame line-up.The A6500 joins an already bustling series across the wider A6000 range, with several cameras at different specifications... Read more

Canon EOS M6 review: Canon's best mirrorless yet, but is that good enough?
4.0 stars Canon EOS M6 review: Canon's best mirrorless yet, but is that good enough? By Mike Lowe

The Canon take on the mirrorless camera market has been interesting: having lackadaisically introduced the M-series system in a bid to avoid undercutting its own DSLR business, it had taken Canon years to establish a more viable M-series camera. That... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review: The most formidable Olympus camera, ever
5.0 stars Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review: The most formidable Olympus camera, ever By Timothy Coleman

If you're unfamiliar with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 from three years back, it was the company's flagship compact system camera (CSC), built to a really high standard. We happened to really like it (ok, we loved it).Now we have the second-generation model,... Read more

Canon EOS 77D review: DSLR megastar, or one model number too far?
4.0 stars Canon EOS 77D review: DSLR megastar, or one model number too far? By Mike Lowe

You've probably heard it time and again: "cameras are dying". Well, not if Canon has anything to do with it.The Japanese camera maker seems to be investing in a DSLR for every user level, with the latest EOS 77D fitting into the range beneath its 80D... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-5 preview: For the hardcore generation
Olympus Tough TG-5 preview: For the hardcore generation By Chris Hall

Olympus has announced its latest Tough camera, the TG-5. Following the family of Tough cameras before it, the new Olympus model is everything you expect it to be. There are chunky lines, exposed bolt heads, locks on all the flaps and so on.Such are the... Read more

Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph
4.0 stars Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph By Timothy Coleman

Holy moly, what a specification the Sony A99 II offers: a 42.4-million-pixel BSI (back illuminated) full-frame CMOS sensor, a 399-point hybrid autofocus system, 12-frames per second shooting with continuous tracking autofocus, 4K movie capture, and 5-axis... Read more

Fujifilm X-T20 review: The retro touch
4.5 stars Fujifilm X-T20 review: The retro touch By Mike Lowe

When we reviewed the Fujifilm X-T10 compact system camera, we felt that its retro style was just right. Now Fuji has introduced the X-T20 which maintains that touch of retro appeal - and you can take that "touch" aspect literally, thanks to the addition... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ90 review: The ultimate travel camera?
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix TZ90 review: The ultimate travel camera? By Mike Lowe

With phone cameras getting so good these days, the traditional camera needs all the stand-out specification goods possible. When pocketable convenience from your mobile handset isn't enough, and you want a boost of proper optical zoom to shoot far-away... Read more

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 review: Action cam Hero, or GoPro-imitating zero?
4.0 stars Garmin Virb Ultra 30 review: Action cam Hero, or GoPro-imitating zero? By Max Langridge

When you think action camera, you probably think GoPro. But Garmin wants to change that with the Virb Ultra 30, its top-of-the-line 4K action cam.With considerable fitness gadget clout under its belt, Garmin has brought much of this experience to the... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH5 review: Hail the 4K king
5.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GH5 review: Hail the 4K king By Mike Lowe

In the world of mirrorless and DSLR cameras a lot of manufacturers are brushing over 4K video capture. Canon? Doesn't want to know. Nikon? Miles behind. Not so Panasonic, whose GH5 is one of the most adept 4K capture devices available today, capable of... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX800 review: An affable, affordable entry-level mirrorless camera
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GX800 review: An affable, affordable entry-level mirrorless camera By Mike Lowe

We thought the era of Panasonic making palm-sized compact system cameras was over: the earlier GF7 model was the last sighting of small-scale, as the GF8 was skipped in the UK. But, as it turns out, that's not the Japanese camera maker's approach: the... Read more

Canon EOS 800D preview: Mid-range made accessible
Canon EOS 800D preview: Mid-range made accessible By Mike Lowe

Canon is bulking out its EOS range with a number of new DSLR models, the 800D taking on a more beginner role than its also-announced step-up 77D cousin.Between the two new models, certainly in terms of specification, there's not a great deal of difference.... Read more

Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15 review: The best high-end compact camera money can buy?
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15 review: The best high-end compact camera money can buy? By Mike Lowe

It was only a handful of years back that Panasonic ruled the high-end yet pocketable compact camera market with its Lumix LX7. In the years since Sony has been the manufacturer to forge an enviable position at the top with its RX100 models. But now Panasonic... Read more

Leica M10 preview: The rangefinder refined
Leica M10 preview: The rangefinder refined By Mike Lowe

Leica doesn't do things like other camera makers. The German brand has a cult-like following of photographers who appreciate the brand's unflinching craftsmanship and pinnacle lens quality.The champion Leica has always been its full-frame M-series rangefinder.... Read more

Fujifilm GFX 50S preview: Medium format made easy
Fujifilm GFX 50S preview: Medium format made easy By Mike Lowe

When Fujifilm announced at Photokina 2016 it was to launch a mirrorless medium format camera - that is, a camera with a sensor larger than even a pro-spec DSLR - there was explosive excitement.The company hasn't been mucking around either, for the GFX... Read more

Sony RX100 V review: Impressive, but resting on its laurels
4.0 stars Sony RX100 V review: Impressive, but resting on its laurels By Mike Lowe

Sony has completely owned the high-end compact camera market since the launch of the original RX100 back in 2012. From the third-gen model, it tore up what a palm-sized compact could do by introducing a built-in electronic viewfinder and faster lens.... Read more

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II preview: The crossover camera
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II preview: The crossover camera By Mike Lowe

The first-gen Canon PowerShot G9 X was something of a departure for Canon: its touchscreen-focused controls saw it handle differently to a typical Canon compact. The Mark II model maintains this focus, with an updated user interface to simplify the camera's... Read more

Canon EOS M5 review: 'Mirrorless 80D' fails to faze its compact system competition
3.5 stars Canon EOS M5 review: 'Mirrorless 80D' fails to faze its compact system competition By Mike Lowe

It's fair to say we've been highly critical of Canon's compact system camera EOS M line. For a simple reason, though: the Japanese company's mirrorless cameras simply haven't been able to stand up to the competition. And with the current line-up - think... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 review: Premium superzoom premier league
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 review: Premium superzoom premier league By Mike Lowe

When we first saw the Panasonic FZ2000 back in September 2016, we thought it spelled the death of the camcorder as we know it. For this premium superzoom camera is so packed-out with 4K video features that, on paper, it wraps up all the wide-to-tele zoom... Read more

Fujifilm X-T2 review: A new benchmark for the mirrorless market
5.0 stars Fujifilm X-T2 review: A new benchmark for the mirrorless market By Mike Lowe

It took us about three minutes to fall in love with the Fujifilm X-T1. So when we were first shown the Fujifilm X-T2 back in July it only took us about three seconds.In many ways the X-T2 is the most advanced compact system camera offering we've seen,... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G80 review: Affordable foray into 4K
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix G80 review: Affordable foray into 4K By Mike Lowe

Panasonic has put out a full spread of compact system cameras, with the Lumix G80 (or G81 in Germany; G85 in other territories, just to confuse the bejeezus out of you) filling the DSLR-style gap left open when the flat-design GX80 launched earlier in... Read more

GoPro Hero5 Black review: A new breed of super Hero
5.0 stars GoPro Hero5 Black review: A new breed of super Hero By Britta O'Boyle

A new GoPro flagship action camera has finally arrived, two years after its predecessor. The Hero5 Black - which was announced alongside the Hero5 Session and the long-awaited Karma drone - and brings a host of new features with it.The new Hero launches... Read more

Pentax K-1 review: Full-frame underdog can teach the competition some new tricks
4.5 stars Pentax K-1 review: Full-frame underdog can teach the competition some new tricks By Mike Lowe

It's been long, long overdue. But the time has come: Pentax has finally created a full-frame DSLR, the K-1. And at £1,600 this 36-megapixel monster is one competitively priced camera, certain to help Pentax make its mark in an already fiercely contested... Read more

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review: The 30-megapixel monster
5.0 stars Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review: The 30-megapixel monster By Mike Lowe

Canon has stepped things up a gear in recent years by leading with higher-resolution DSLR cameras. It had long been said that the 24-megapixel mark would be the company's limit until lenses could make the best of the capture resolution - a concept that... Read more

Sony RX10 III review: A camera for all seasons
4.5 stars Sony RX10 III review: A camera for all seasons By Sam Kieldsen

As its name suggests, the RX10 III is the third iteration of Sony's RX10 bridge camera, building on the appeal of the RX10 II (which Sony continues to market and sell) by boosting the optical zoom's reach.Given that the limited 24-200mm equivalent zoom... Read more

Nikon D500 review: The best APS-C DSLR ever made?
5.0 stars Nikon D500 review: The best APS-C DSLR ever made? By Mike Lowe

It's been a long time since Nikon launched the D300, a camera that arrived at roughly the same time as the very first iPhone. Yep, that long ago. That camera's successor, the D300S, hit the market last decade too. But now the long wait for a replacement... Read more

Insta360 Nano review: The 360-degree camera for iPhone
4.0 stars Insta360 Nano review: The 360-degree camera for iPhone By Stuart Miles

If you use Facebook, you'll have slowly noticed a number of "360" videos appearing in your timeline - videos that encompass a full 360-degree view and put you in control of the playback navigation.There are a number of ways to capture 360 videos and photos,... Read more