Category Archives: Reviews

Canon Pixma Pro-10

Hands on: the Canon Pixma Pro-10 photo printer

Yes, that is a picture of the Canon Pixma Pro-10 professional photo printer in my house, sitting on what was my desk (it’s kinda huge) and no I do not have to send it back to Canon (though technically it’s not mine).

So here’s how I ended up having such a beautiful luxurious piece of machinery in my spare room … Continue reading

Sony RX-1 with optical viewfinder

Sony RX1 camera review

Yep that’s right, I finally got time to put down my thoughts for a Sony RX1 camera review – the small camera with a big sensor. So here we go.

When I reviewed the NEX-7 last year, I said the camera was defined by Sony’s attention to what its customers were asking for. The RX1 is a little different. Nobody was expecting a full-frame compact camera with a fixed lens. Not really. With a 35mm f2 Zeiss lens, the same superb 24 megapixel sensor as the Nikon D600 and a body not much bigger than a point-and shoot, the RX1 was an exercise in the possible.

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Sony NEX-7 Review Part 2: Shooting & Image Quality

SONY NEX-7, f/8 @ 55 mm, 1/100,ISO 100

I said in Part One that Sony listened to shooters. As a result, the Sony is great to shoot with. You have all the information you need (maybe too much information) in the viewfinder, and you can adjust aperture and exposure compensation without leaving the frame or missing the action. Continue reading

Farewell, Fuji X100

With a heavy heart, I have decided to sell sold my Fuji X100. It’s the camera I have the greatest emotional attachment to but, due to its slower autofocus, particularly in low light, it’s the camera I find myself using the least. The Nikon V1 has the speed and the Sony NEX-7 the features. And, let’s face it, I just have too many cameras at the moment. Continue reading

NEX-7 with Zeiss 24mm f1.8

Sony NEX-7 Review Part 1: Construction and handling

My Sony NEX-7 arrived about two months ago. I don’t know how I got one – production of this mythical camera has been reduced to a trickle since the floods in Thailand delayed its launch, and it won’t really start shipping in earnest till March. Somewhere between Christmas and New Year my obsessive checking of stock status paid off and I beat all those people who put their families first for the holiday season. Suckers. Continue reading

Fuji X-Pro1 video review

This is a great video review of the Fuji X Pro 1 by Chris Niccolls of The Camera Store TV. It was his review of the NEX-7 that had me checking stock levels daily like a crazy person. Despite having shot with (and being a big fan of) the X100, I still don’t think the X Pro 1 is for me, but it looks like a pretty nice camera.

And so it should be, for £1429 body and £549 lens …

Anyway, another decent review nicely put together which should help some of you make a more informed decision. Because we always make objective, informed decisions about cameras, right? :)