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  • What is the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III? The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens, based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. It’s designed for budding photographers who want to take a step up from their smartphone camera. It will be available in black or silver, and will cost £699.99 with the compact 14-42mm EZ lens. Related: Best cameras The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a mirrorless camera styled to look like an old film SLR The camera industry has changed dramatically over the past decade, with casual photographers now overwhelmingly using smartphones rather than compact cameras to share their photos instantly online. However, budding photographers will find that their artistic ambitions outstrip the limited abilities of phone cameras, and will therefore be looking to upgrade to a ‘proper’ camera. The challenge facing the traditional camera manufacturers is how best to appeal to these potential customers, who are used to touchscreen-driven ..

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

    What is the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III? The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens, based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. It’s designed for budding photographers who want to take a step up from their smartphone camera. It will be available in black or silver, and will cost £699.99 with the compact 14-42mm EZ lens. Related: Best cameras The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a mirrorless camera styled to look like an old film SLR The camera industry has changed dramatically over the past decade, with casual photographers now overwhelmingly using smartphones rather than compact cameras to share their photos instantly online. However, budding photographers will find that their artistic ambitions outstrip the limited abilities of phone cameras, and will therefore be looking to upgrade to a ‘proper’ camera. The challenge facing the traditional camera manufacturers is how best to appeal to these potential customers, who are used to touchscreen-driven ..
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  • Our long-term verdictGoPro Hero 5 Black long-term review Going on holiday is always the perfect time to test out an action camera such as the GoPro Hero 5 Black. So when I booked in two weeks in Vietnam, I figured it would be opportune to break out what I initially described as GoPro’s “best camera to date” for another spin. During those two weeks, I used the GoPro Hero 5 Black in a number of different scenarios and with a range of mounts. It followed me into the sea and hotel pool. I strapped it to my chest and stuck it to my helmet while riding a moped through cities and rough terrain, and I shot handheld while under duress from some rather aggressive monkeys. Thankfully, my experience of using the Hero 5 Black constantly for two weeks hasn’t changed my opinion much from my original review. This is still the culmination of years of GoPro’s experience with action cameras, designed to be a companion for both adrenaline junkies and those afflicted by the travel bug alike. Buy now: G..

    GoPro Hero 5 Black

    Our long-term verdictGoPro Hero 5 Black long-term review Going on holiday is always the perfect time to test out an action camera such as the GoPro Hero 5 Black. So when I booked in two weeks in Vietnam, I figured it would be opportune to break out what I initially described as GoPro’s “best camera to date” for another spin. During those two weeks, I used the GoPro Hero 5 Black in a number of different scenarios and with a range of mounts. It followed me into the sea and hotel pool. I strapped it to my chest and stuck it to my helmet while riding a moped through cities and rough terrain, and I shot handheld while under duress from some rather aggressive monkeys. Thankfully, my experience of using the Hero 5 Black constantly for two weeks hasn’t changed my opinion much from my original review. This is still the culmination of years of GoPro’s experience with action cameras, designed to be a companion for both adrenaline junkies and those afflicted by the travel bug alike. Buy now: G..
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  • What is the Canon EOS 200D? Bearing the distinction of the world’s lightest APS-C DSLR with a vari-angle screen, the Canon EOS 200D slots into the manufacturer’s range of DSLRs between the entry-level EOS 1300D and the more advanced EOS 760D and EOS 800D models. It’s a camera aimed at those looking to purchase their first DSLR as well as people who’d like to learn more about photography and develop their skills beyond the limitations of a camera phone or basic compact camera. It follows in the footsteps of the Canon EOS 100D in the way it has been designed as small as possible whilst being lightweight and convenient to carry on the go. The EOS 200D is petite in DSLR terms, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s lacking an impressive set of features. It boasts a good spec for its size and adopts a good number of features found throughout Canon’s DSLR range, including Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, a vari-angle screen and Wi-Fi. Related: Best cameras Canon EOS 200D – Features..

    Canon EOS 200D

    What is the Canon EOS 200D? Bearing the distinction of the world’s lightest APS-C DSLR with a vari-angle screen, the Canon EOS 200D slots into the manufacturer’s range of DSLRs between the entry-level EOS 1300D and the more advanced EOS 760D and EOS 800D models. It’s a camera aimed at those looking to purchase their first DSLR as well as people who’d like to learn more about photography and develop their skills beyond the limitations of a camera phone or basic compact camera. It follows in the footsteps of the Canon EOS 100D in the way it has been designed as small as possible whilst being lightweight and convenient to carry on the go. The EOS 200D is petite in DSLR terms, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s lacking an impressive set of features. It boasts a good spec for its size and adopts a good number of features found throughout Canon’s DSLR range, including Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, a vari-angle screen and Wi-Fi. Related: Best cameras Canon EOS 200D – Features..
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  • What is the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III? The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, designed for budding photographers making the step up from a smartphone. It’ll be available in black or silver and will cost £699.99 with the compact 14-42mm EZ lens. Related: Best cameras The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a mirrorless camera styled to look like an old film SLR Over the past decade the camera industry has changed dramatically. Casual photographers now overwhelmingly use smartphones rather than compact cameras, and share their photos instantly online. But some budding photographers inevitably find their artistic ambitions outstripping the relatively limited abilities of their phone cameras, and look to upgrade to a ‘proper’ camera. So the challenge facing the traditional camera manufacturers is how best to appeal to these potential customers, who are used to touchscreen-driven operation and always-on connectivi..

    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III hands-on

    What is the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III? The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, designed for budding photographers making the step up from a smartphone. It’ll be available in black or silver and will cost £699.99 with the compact 14-42mm EZ lens. Related: Best cameras The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a mirrorless camera styled to look like an old film SLR Over the past decade the camera industry has changed dramatically. Casual photographers now overwhelmingly use smartphones rather than compact cameras, and share their photos instantly online. But some budding photographers inevitably find their artistic ambitions outstripping the relatively limited abilities of their phone cameras, and look to upgrade to a ‘proper’ camera. So the challenge facing the traditional camera manufacturers is how best to appeal to these potential customers, who are used to touchscreen-driven operation and always-on connectivi..
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  • Hands-on with Canon’s entry-level mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M100 Canon has livened things up a bit in what’s been a quiet few months for camera releases, unveiling a replacement for the Canon EOS M10 in the form of the Canon EOS M100. This latest model in the company’s mirrorless lineup sits below the EOS M6 and EOS M3. It’s a beginner-friendly option for those looking to buy their first interchangeable lens camera and pursue photography beyond a basic compact camera or smartphone. The Canon EOS M100 accepts Canon EF-M lenses – as well as EF and EF-S lenses via an adapter – and is available in black, silver or grey, with a choice of nine jacket colours to customise it to your taste. The price of the camera with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens will be £569.99, whereas a twin lens kit comprising the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses will cost £769.99. Before the camera was officially announced, I had the opportunity to get hands..

    Canon EOS M100

    Hands-on with Canon’s entry-level mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M100 Canon has livened things up a bit in what’s been a quiet few months for camera releases, unveiling a replacement for the Canon EOS M10 in the form of the Canon EOS M100. This latest model in the company’s mirrorless lineup sits below the EOS M6 and EOS M3. It’s a beginner-friendly option for those looking to buy their first interchangeable lens camera and pursue photography beyond a basic compact camera or smartphone. The Canon EOS M100 accepts Canon EF-M lenses – as well as EF and EF-S lenses via an adapter – and is available in black, silver or grey, with a choice of nine jacket colours to customise it to your taste. The price of the camera with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens will be £569.99, whereas a twin lens kit comprising the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses will cost £769.99. Before the camera was officially announced, I had the opportunity to get hands..
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  • What is the Nikon D850? The Nikon D850 is a high-end DSLR designed for professional use, which combines high resolution, fast shooting speeds and impressive low-light sensitivity. It’s due to go on sale on 7th September 2017 for £3,499.99 body-only. The Nikon D850 promises an impressive blend of resolution and speed When Nikon announced its D800 and D800E twins in 2012, their 36MP sensors placed them top of the class among full-frame cameras in terms of resolution. Their successor, the D810, was a highly refined update that brought many practical improvements, but with the same pixel count, eventually found itself surpassed by the 42.4MP Sony Alpha 7R II and the 50MP Canon EOS 5DS R. Now Nikon has revealed its reply, in the shape of the new 45.4MP D850; a camera it first teased on the occasion of its centenary on July 25th. But not only has Nikon upped the resolution, it’s also increased the shooting speed, boosted the sensitivity range and added a whole host of other improvements. ..

    Nikon D850 hands-on

    What is the Nikon D850? The Nikon D850 is a high-end DSLR designed for professional use, which combines high resolution, fast shooting speeds and impressive low-light sensitivity. It’s due to go on sale on 7th September 2017 for £3,499.99 body-only. The Nikon D850 promises an impressive blend of resolution and speed When Nikon announced its D800 and D800E twins in 2012, their 36MP sensors placed them top of the class among full-frame cameras in terms of resolution. Their successor, the D810, was a highly refined update that brought many practical improvements, but with the same pixel count, eventually found itself surpassed by the 42.4MP Sony Alpha 7R II and the 50MP Canon EOS 5DS R. Now Nikon has revealed its reply, in the shape of the new 45.4MP D850; a camera it first teased on the occasion of its centenary on July 25th. But not only has Nikon upped the resolution, it’s also increased the shooting speed, boosted the sensitivity range and added a whole host of other improvements. ..
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  • What is the Nikon D850? The Nikon D850 is a high-end DSLR designed for professional use, which combines high resolution, fast shooting speeds and impressive low-light sensitivity. It’s due to go on sale on 7th September 2017 for £3,499.99 body-only. The Nikon D850 promises an impressive blend of resolution and speed When Nikon announced its D800 and D800E twins in 2012, their 36MP sensors placed them top of the class among full-frame cameras in terms of resolution. Their successor, the D810, was a highly refined update that brought many practical improvements, but with the same pixel count, eventually found itself surpassed by the 42.4MP Sony Alpha 7R II and the 50MP Canon EOS 5DS R. Now Nikon has revealed its reply, in the shape of the new 45.4MP D850; a camera it first teased on the occasion of its centenary on July 25th. But not only has Nikon upped the resolution, it’s also increased the shooting speed, boosted the sensitivity range and added a whole host of other improvements. ..

    Nikon D850

    What is the Nikon D850? The Nikon D850 is a high-end DSLR designed for professional use, which combines high resolution, fast shooting speeds and impressive low-light sensitivity. It’s due to go on sale on 7th September 2017 for £3,499.99 body-only. The Nikon D850 promises an impressive blend of resolution and speed When Nikon announced its D800 and D800E twins in 2012, their 36MP sensors placed them top of the class among full-frame cameras in terms of resolution. Their successor, the D810, was a highly refined update that brought many practical improvements, but with the same pixel count, eventually found itself surpassed by the 42.4MP Sony Alpha 7R II and the 50MP Canon EOS 5DS R. Now Nikon has revealed its reply, in the shape of the new 45.4MP D850; a camera it first teased on the occasion of its centenary on July 25th. But not only has Nikon upped the resolution, it’s also increased the shooting speed, boosted the sensitivity range and added a whole host of other improvements. ..
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  • What is the Palette Gear? The Palette Gear is a tool designed to offer editing control over a variety of software applications. The kit comprises several modules that can be arranged to tweak various settings, speeding up the time it takes to make edits over using a traditional keyboard and mouse. Unlike the recently reviewed Loupedeck editing console that’s designed to be used solely with Adobe Lightroom, the Palette Gear has multiple uses and is compatible with many other Adobe applications including Photoshop, Premiere Pro and InDesign. In addition, the Palette Gear can be used for gaming, to control audio applications such as iTunes, and to navigate a web browser such as Google Chrome. It’s clearly a highly versatile console, but for the purpose of this review, I tested it with Adobe Lightroom to find out how good it is for image editing and how it compares to the Loupedeck. Related: Best cameras Palette Gear – Features Opening the box reveals that this device is rather differe..

    Palette Gear

    What is the Palette Gear? The Palette Gear is a tool designed to offer editing control over a variety of software applications. The kit comprises several modules that can be arranged to tweak various settings, speeding up the time it takes to make edits over using a traditional keyboard and mouse. Unlike the recently reviewed Loupedeck editing console that’s designed to be used solely with Adobe Lightroom, the Palette Gear has multiple uses and is compatible with many other Adobe applications including Photoshop, Premiere Pro and InDesign. In addition, the Palette Gear can be used for gaming, to control audio applications such as iTunes, and to navigate a web browser such as Google Chrome. It’s clearly a highly versatile console, but for the purpose of this review, I tested it with Adobe Lightroom to find out how good it is for image editing and how it compares to the Loupedeck. Related: Best cameras Palette Gear – Features Opening the box reveals that this device is rather differe..
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  • What is the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT? The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is a fixed focal length, wide-angle lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, with entirely manual focusing and aperture setting. It’s available in black or silver finishes for £499. Laowa might not be the best-known brand when it comes to third-party lenses, but it’s rapidly establishing a reputation for interesting and innovative optics. Here we’re looking at a compact, large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras: the whimsically named £499 Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT ‘Compact Dreamer’. With a 110-degree angle of view, it’s the widest-angle fixed focal length optic for Micro Four Thirds that provides a rectilinear perspective (in other words, straight lines towards the edge of the frame are rendered as such). It’s also the widest with an aperture of f/2 or larger. Related: Best cameras Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT – Features With an angle of view equivalent to 15mm on full frame, the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 measures 50m..

    Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT

    What is the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT? The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is a fixed focal length, wide-angle lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, with entirely manual focusing and aperture setting. It’s available in black or silver finishes for £499. Laowa might not be the best-known brand when it comes to third-party lenses, but it’s rapidly establishing a reputation for interesting and innovative optics. Here we’re looking at a compact, large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle prime for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras: the whimsically named £499 Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT ‘Compact Dreamer’. With a 110-degree angle of view, it’s the widest-angle fixed focal length optic for Micro Four Thirds that provides a rectilinear perspective (in other words, straight lines towards the edge of the frame are rendered as such). It’s also the widest with an aperture of f/2 or larger. Related: Best cameras Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT – Features With an angle of view equivalent to 15mm on full frame, the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 measures 50m..
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  • The Garmin VIRB 360 is the best 360 action camera currently on the market.What is the Garmin VIRB 360? The VIRB 360 is the latest action camera from Garmin, and the first surprise is that it shoots video for VR. The second surprise is that this could be the best consumer-grade 360 video camera currently on the market. Most people know Garmin for its sat navs and sports-tracking products but the company entered the action camera market a couple of years ago with the VIRB range. Now it has beaten GoPro by as much as six months with a 360-degree action camera of its own. Garmin VIRB 360 – Main Specification The VIRB 360 comes in a deceptively small box, considering how much is packed inside. Alongside the camera itself, there are two different mounting options, plus a mini tripod and a hand grip, although the latter are cleverly combined. The mounting options clip onto the bottom of the camera and provide either a standard connection for VIRB / GoPro accessories or a tripod screw mount...

    Garmin VIRB 360

    The Garmin VIRB 360 is the best 360 action camera currently on the market.What is the Garmin VIRB 360? The VIRB 360 is the latest action camera from Garmin, and the first surprise is that it shoots video for VR. The second surprise is that this could be the best consumer-grade 360 video camera currently on the market. Most people know Garmin for its sat navs and sports-tracking products but the company entered the action camera market a couple of years ago with the VIRB range. Now it has beaten GoPro by as much as six months with a 360-degree action camera of its own. Garmin VIRB 360 – Main Specification The VIRB 360 comes in a deceptively small box, considering how much is packed inside. Alongside the camera itself, there are two different mounting options, plus a mini tripod and a hand grip, although the latter are cleverly combined. The mounting options clip onto the bottom of the camera and provide either a standard connection for VIRB / GoPro accessories or a tripod screw mount...
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