Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15 review

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The Panasonic Lumix LX15, or LX10 as it’s known in North America, is a premium compact with a 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor, a bright 3x / 24-72mm zoom, 4k video and a tilting touchscreen. Announced in September 2016, it’s aimed at enthusiasts and jointly replaces the earlier LX7 and LF1, although the LX100 continues as a higher-end option with a viewfinder.

Canon G7X Mark II review

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Canon’s PowerShot G7X Mark II is a compact aimed at enthusiasts based around a decent-sized 1in sensor and a 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 lens. Announced in February 2016 it comes about a year and a half after the original and best-selling G7X which was Canon’s first compact to employ Sony’s 20 Megapixel  / 1in sensor; when coupled with a bright lens, the combination delivers a step-up in quality over a traditional point-and-shoot compact or smartphone while remaining pocketable.

Nikon D500 review

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The Nikon D500 is a professional DSLR with a 20 Megapixel APSC / DX format sensor. Announced in January 2016 alongside the full-frame D5, it brings many of the features of the flagship body to a comparatively smaller, lighter and more affordable form factor, and is aimed at sports, wildlife and event photographers.

The D500 is also the long-awaited successor to Nikon’s previous high-end DX body, the D300s, launched a considerable six and a half years ago. That’s a long time in the digital age and many believed Nikon had given up on high-end DX bodies, leaving the market open to Canon with its EOS 7D and 7D Mark II. Suffice it to say, the D500 significantly improves every aspect of the D300s, making it a highly desirable upgrade for owners of that series, not to mention D7x00 users who fancy a tougher, faster and more sophisticated body without the expense of building a full-frame system.

Nikon Coolpix W100 Review

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Introduction

The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a new tough waterproof camera which is designed towards “family use”. It is simple to operate, and doesn’t have too many controls to change. It is dustproof, waterproof down to 10 metres, shockproof from heights of 1.8m and freeze proof down to -10 Celsius. It has a 13.2 megapixel sensor and a 3x optical zoom, as well as a digital “fine” zoom. Like a lot of current Nikon cameras, it is compatible with the Snapbridge app. This means that the camera maintains a low power Bluetooth link with your phone, automatically uploading any photos that you take to your phone ready to be shared on social networking sites. The camera also has Wi-Fi and NFC. There are five different colour ways you can get the Nikon Coolpix W100 in, including the blue version which was sent to us for review. The Nikon Coolpix W100 retails for £119.99.

Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. Red Edition

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Leica have announced the first-ever special-edition Leica lens in a red anodised finish. Renowned for being the World’s sharpest standard lens, the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. is recognised for its exceptional imaging performance, outstanding reproduction of fine details, and high  contrast rendition from corner to corner of the image frame at maximum aperture. The use of a floating element in its design ensures that this is also maintained at close shooting distances. Three of the eight lens elements emplozed are made from glass with high anomalous partial dispersion for apochromatic correction, and two have a particularly high refractive index.  The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f.2 ASPH. in red anodised finish is scheduled to be available from 9 December 2016, at a suggested retail price of £7,575 including VAT.

Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15 review

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The Panasonic Lumix LX15, or LX10 as it’s known in North America, is a premium compact with a 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor, a bright 3x / 24-72mm zoom, 4k video and a tilting touchscreen. Announced in September 2016, it’s aimed at enthusiasts and jointly replaces the earlier LX7 and LF1, although the LX100 continues as a higher-end option with a viewfinder.