Prosumer D-SLR Camera
The D500 is Nikon’s fastest and best DX-format DSLR to date. Capable of shooting at 10 frames per second, it’s perfect for action photography. Nikon’s latest 153-point AF system provides very fast and precise focus, particularly with moving subjects. A newly developed 20.9-million-pixel DX sensor gives superb image quality, and with a maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 51,200 the D500 is especially good for shooting in low light. Build quality and handling are superb with a large, bright viewfinder and tilting rear touchscreen display. The ability to record 4K video and Nikon’s new SnapBridge connectivity rounds off a hugely impressive DSLR.
Consumer Compact System Camera
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II is a compact and lightweight camera with excellent ergonomics. With a 16.1-million-pixel Four Thirds Sensor, a high-end electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million dots and fast autofocus it is technologically state-of-the-art and delivers pictures of high quality. Thanks to the 5-axis image stabilisation the camera is well suited for low light situations. This feature is also very useful when making videos. Built-in WiFi lets you control the camera via smartphone or upload pictures to the internet. Overall the OM-D E-M10 Mark II is a very convincing package that has a lot to offer at a very affordable price.
The TG-Tracker combines the legacy of Olympus popular Tough series compact cameras with the versatility of action cameras to give a new kind of tool for the adventurous photographer. Offering 4K video recording with a 204-degree angle of view, as well as 8-million-pixel still photos, the TG-Tracker specialises in tracking direction, position, air pressure, temperature and acceleration through the roughest trips. The TGTracker is shock proof, dust proof, waterproof, freeze proof and crushproof, records quality stereo sound, and can communicate via Wi-Fi or HDMI. Retaining Olympus’ acclaimed imaging technology, the TG-Tracker weighs only 180g.
Panasonic DUAL I.S. System
Panasonic’s Dual Image Stabilisation system is the most advanced technology yet to help photographers get sharp pictures when shooting hand-held across a wide range of situations. Previous image stabilisation systems have relied either on in-lens optical technology, or moving the sensor within the camera, to combat image blurring from camera shake. In contrast Panasonic’s Dual I.S. found in the Lumix GX8 and GX80 cameras uses both together simultaneously to give the best possible effect, for both stills photography and video shooting. The system works with a wide range of optically stabilised lenses, from wideangle to telephoto, giving particular benefits for hand-held photography in low-light conditions.
Travel Compact Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a solidly made, compact travel camera that gives class-leading image quality thanks to its 20.1-million-pixel 1-inch sensor and 25-250mm equivalent f/2.8-5.9 Leica zoom lens. Enthusiast photographers will appreciate its 3-inch touchscreen LCD and 1.166-mlllion-dot electronic viewfinder, Raw recording, 10fps continuous shooting, built-in Wi-Fi and 1/16,000s electronic shutter. The camera also features 4K video recording along with Panasonic’s unique 4K photo mode, which helps capture the most important moments in high quality 8-million-pixel pictures. The icing on the cake is the Post Focus function that allows the photographer to choose the focus point in-camera after shooting.
Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 edge
The camera featured on Samsung’s flagship duo is capable of an amazing performance in practically every shooting environment. The Dual Pixel Sensor boasts 12 megapixels with extended size that speed up the process of autofocusing using phase detection. The brighter f/1.7 lens captures more light and makes the camera capable of highly detailed and beautiful pictures even in the dark. You can save photos in RAW format and shoot videos in 4K resolution. The camera software of the Galaxy S7 / S7 edge is smart and easy to use and provides a Pro mode for those occasions when manual settings are required for highly creative and professional-looking photographs.
D-SLR Zoom Lens
Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art
Sigma’s 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art is a fast telephoto zoom optimised for DSLRs with APS-C image sensors. This latest addition to Sigma’s acclaimed Art series covers three popular focal lengths in one (85mm, 105mm and 135mm equivalent), which makes it a very useful addition to any photographer’s arsenal. The optical design delivers excellent image quality, and the ultrasonic HSM motor provides silent and accurate autofocus. Thanks to the maximum aperture of F1.8, the lens allows creative use of shallow depth of field. Its high build quality and excellent handling are what we have come to expect from Sigma’s Art series.
Premium Compact Camera
Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II
Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II packs a 42.4 megapixel 35mm full-frame sensor with a high quality fixed design ZEISS lens and world’s first variable optical low-pass filter providing stunning image quality with a wide dynamic range and very low noise. The Fast Hybrid AF system with advanced phase-detection and contrastdetection guarantees razor-sharp images and with the powerful BIONZ X processor you will never miss a precious moment. The retractable XGA OLED Tru- Finder and a tiltable LCD screen offer great freedom to capture creative compositions. This premium compact camera is a true winner in every aspect
Professional Compact System Lens
Sony FE 85mm f1.4 GM
The Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM telephoto prime lens is destined to become very popular with ambitious portrait photographers. The optical design and the use of special lens elements ensure that the lens delivers the extremely high resolution demanded by modern cameras. The circular aperture with 11 blades provides a smooth and appealing background blur, while Sony’s original Nano AR Coating reduces flare and ghosting with backlit subjects. The ring drive SSM motor system with two position sensors supports fast and accurate autofocus. As is to be expected from a professional lens, the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM is dust and moisture resistant.
Prosumer Compact System Camera
With the new α6300 Sony has made the immensely popular α6000 even better. While retaining the compact lightweight design of its predecessor, the α6300 adds lightning fast (0.05 seconds) hybrid autofocus with 425 AF points and subject tracking 4D focus, professional-class 4K video shooting and a weather-sealed body. The new 24.2-million-pixel Exmor CMOS sensor provides excellent image quality even in poorly lit situations, along with superb video quality, while the tilting 3-inch 921,000-dot LCD screen and the bright 2.36-million-dot OLED viewfinder are able to keep track of fast moving subjects at up to 11 frames per second.
Photo & Video Camera
Sony α7S II
With the α7S II Sony provides professionals with the right tool to create top quality video and excellent still images in every shooting situation. Its 12.2-million-pixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor masters high sensitivity shooting, with a maximum sensitivity of ISO 409600. In addition its high dynamic range, 5-axis image stabilisation, and internal recording of 4K movies in full-frame format with full pixel readout ensure that the professional videographer won’t have make any compromise regarding image quality. The camera’s Fast Intelligent AF excels in speed and accuracy and guarantees stunning images with excellent sharpness even in the dark. |SP