Tony Northrup put the Nikon D5 and Sony A7R II side-by-side for an ISO comparison when shooting video. He ran the comparison up to ISO 3,276,800, which is seven stops beyond the A7R II’s capability. He pushed the exposure for the A7R II in post to match the D5 and it held up quite well.
Digital Rev has posted its latest video review with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with Kai at the helm again. While he’s not a fan of the retro styling, he seems to think the E-M5 Mark II is a solid Micro Four Thirds camera.
Last week, we showcased an image stabilization comparison between the E-M5 Mark II and the Panasonic GH4, in which the E-M5 Mark II again performed very well.
It looks like the E-M5 Mark II is shaping up to be quite the versatile camera.
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So you get a new camera. What do you do as soon as it comes out of the box? Find a friend or family member to stand in for your first round of test shots.
Ever wonder how your non-photographer friends and family members think about being your stand-in? Now we know thanks to Jon Cole’s very witty (and likely spot-on) rendition of the camera test from the subject’s perspective.
You can see in the video below, they walk through several different shots, assigning numbers to the cameras and revealing the models at the end of the video. [Read more…]
Shortly after the Canon 5D Mark III and the Nikon D800 were released last year, DxO Labs published the results of the sensor performance of both cameras. The initial tests showed much better results for the D800’s sensor than the 5D Mark III.
Now, the DxO team is singing a different song after further comparisons between the cameras using high quality lenses. [Read more…]
Zacuto has posted Episode 1 of The Great Camera Shootout 2011. Last year’s, Shootout scored an Emmy and this year’s series is shaping up to be even better.
In the 2011 edition, the Shootout compares a dozen different pro-level cameras (and film): [Read more…]
Recently, I’ve been getting to know the new Sony A500 and A550 DSLRs, which feature 12.3-megapixel and 14.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensors, respectively. Sony has hyped these consumer-grade DSLRs as low-light and low noise shooters thanks to their BIONZ image processing. Both cameras cover a sensitivity range of ISO 200-12800, which is a pretty bold spec for cameras priced under $1000. So, I decided to take a closer look at the noise performance of the cameras side-by-side. [Read more…]