Week in Review: The flagships are here!
It's been a busy week here as three high profile cameras have come sailing through our doors in (roughly) the past seven days: the Pentax K-1, the Canon EOS-1D X II and the Nikon D500. As a result, lots of studio work and samples made their way onto the site. And in an exciting plot twist, we actually had some decent weather! In early May! In Seattle! Let's recap, shall we?
Week in Review: The K-1 impresses early
We waited a long time for the Pentax K-1 to arrive. And let's not even start on how long Pentax shooters have been waiting for full-frame digital. Here at last, the K-1 has already impressed us in the studio. And we don't have to wonder any longer what the camera's Pixel Shift mode will be like – so far it's nothing short of spectacular.
Week in Review: Nikon D500 on the town
Fate smiled upon Seattle last weekend and bestowed us with summer-like weather, which is by no means guaranteed on any day before July 4th around here. The Nikon D500 had already made its way through our preliminary round of studio tests so plenty of shooting out and about was in order for Nikon's APS-C flagship, and that's just what happened.
Week in Review: Canon's revamped sport shooter arrives
Completing the triple threat is Canon's update to its full-frame sports shooter, the EOS-1D X II. And with a new 20.2MP sensor, improved 61-point AF system and 14 fps shooting with AF, it is a thing to behold. We're just getting started and have plenty of fast-action shooting to do with the 1D X II, but for starters we took a look at its performance in our studio tests. In short, we saw a slight dip in high ISO performance compared to its rivals, but the 1D X II shows a marked improvement in dynamic range. Check out the full results for yourself.
Week in Review: Samyang throws an AF curveball
It was a quiet week in terms of new gear but Samyang surprised us with its first ever autofocus lenses: a 50mm F1.4 and 14mm F2.8. They'll debut for Sony FE and no pricing has been made public yet, but we're optimistic that this means more AF Samyang lenses are in the works.
Week in Review: Round 'em up
We rounded up the current crop of 1" sensor long zoom compacts to help make the tough job of picking a camera a little easier. If you want something pocketable or want to shoot for the moon, you'll find it in this group.
Week in Review: Sony on a winning streak
It's pretty much a given that every camera maker is selling fewer cameras than they were in the past. Financial reports have tended to follow the same trend of bad news in recent years too, but Sony seems to have found a path through the darkness. In its latest financial year, the company's imaging division posted some impressive gains in income, even with a decrease in sales.
Week in Review: GoPro in orbit
Until Elon Musk can find a way to get average schmoes like us into orbit, this neat footage from a GoPro on a rocket might be as close as we get. The HERO4 took a ride on UP Aerospace Inc.'s SL-10 rocket and made a quick roundtrip return back to Earth with a NASA-designed capsule.