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Camera Shopper Special

Camera Shopper Special

Vol. 18

127 expert reviews, including cameras for beginners, budget telephoto zooms and how to choose between SLRs and CSCs. Camera tests include Canon’s 1 DX Mk II and 5D Mk IV; Nikon’s D5 and D500; and models from Fujifilm, Leica, Olympus, Pentax, Sigma and Sony.

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1 min.
camera shopper

Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of Camera Shopper! Here you’ll find all the best camera, lens and accessory reviews from our sister title Digital Camera Magazine, with jargon busting hints and tips on choosing your next photographic purchase . We start out by answering one of the first questions any new photographer will ask – what’s the best camera for beginners? The choice is wider than ever thanks to the boom in mirrorless cameras, but digital SLRs are still terrific value for money, and both types take interchangeable lenses for tackling any kind of subject. We’ve included our ever-popular head-to-head comparisons, too. We find out how the new highspeed Nikon D500 compares against Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II, and can the new full-frame Pentax K-1 topple the legendary Nikon D810? But we…

5 min.
trusted tests

RIGOROUS / ACCURATE / INDEPENDENT / FAIR CAMERA Shopper is brought to you by the UK’s most experienced team of photography journalists, which means you can trust everything you read on these pages and can buy your next piece of photography equipment with total confidence. In case you need any further convincing, here’s why our tests are the best: Depth At Camera Shopper, we take great pride in the rigorous nature of our testing process. Every product and service is tested in appropriate circumstances, and a combination of real world and objective tests are performed to ensure all products and services are credibly graded. Take a look at the opposite page for more details. Passion We believe the best way to test a product is to use it as it was intended, so our real world…

1 min.
csc or slr? what’s the difference?

Single-lens-reflex or SLR cameras have a mirror that bounces light from the lens up into an optical viewfinder. It’s a tried-and-tested design that’s much loved by enthusiast and professional photographers alike. Like SLRs, compact system or mirrorless cameras can accept interchangeable lenses, but they don’t have a mirror inside; and if there is a viewfinder, it’s an electronic device that shows the image that’s formed on the sensor. The advantage of this approach is that you can see the impact of camera settings before you take a shot, so you know if you’ve set the correct exposure or if you’re in black-and-white mode. However, autofocusing tends to be a little slower, especially in low light – although the technology is improving all the time. Another advantage of omitting the mirror is…

9 min.
csc vs slr 10 key differences

So you want a decent camera that takes interchangeable lenses? A few years ago that was easy – you had to buy a DSLR. But then in 2009 Olympus launched its first mirrorless camera, the Pen E-P1, and everything changed. Though it didn’t change overnight. Mirrorless cameras are great in principle because they’re smaller, lighter and mechanically simpler. They’re also just like supersized compact cameras to use, whereas DSLRs are a bit of a jump from a regular compact. Enthusiastsand pros, however, have taken a bit of convincing – first, that the image quality is good enough to match a DSLRs; second, that the features and handling are comparable; third and most important, that these cameras will have a proper range of lenses to match those already available for DSLRs. So have…

9 min.
beginners’ cameras

FOR most beginners, choosing their first ‘proper’ camera is an important step. While any camera is only really a tool, or a means to an end, the right one can have the power to fascinate, delight and inspire us. Unlike most simple pointand- shoot compact cameras, or even a smartphone, an SLR or CSC (compact system camera) offers a great deal of versatility. Interchangeable lenses enable you to shoot a wide range of subjects. We’ve chosen models with viewfinders. Beginners’ cameras should be easy to use, with intuitive controls, and effective auto and scene modes. But they should also be sophisticated enough to grow with you as you learn new skills and advanced techniques. THE CONTENDERS Canon EOS 1300Dwith 18-55mm IS II lens £320/$450 It’s the cheapest, but is it good value? THE least expensive…

10 min.
canon eos 760d £579/$849

SLR www.canon.co.uk SPECIFICATIONS Sensor_24.2MP APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm) CMOS sensor Focal Length conversion_1.6x Memory_SD/SDHC/SDXC Viewfinder_Optical viewfinder, 95% coverage, 0.82x magnification Video resolution_Full HD (1,920x1,080 pixels) at 30, 25 or 24fps ISO range_ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600) Autofocus points_19 Max burst rate_5fps LCD Screen size_3-inch; 1,040,000 dots Shutter speeds_1/4,000-30 sec, Bulb Weight_565g (inc battery and memory card) Dimensions_131.9 x 100.9 x 77.8mm Power supply_LP-E17 Li-ion battery (supplied with camera) The new metering system in the cameras produces good results even in very tricky conditions WITH three cameras in its entry-level range Canon already had plenty to interest novices and enthusiast photographers on a budget. Now the company has replaced the 700D with two models, the EOS 760D and 750D, rather than one. As the 700D continues in the line-up (for now at least), this means that there are five cameras in what Canon calls its beginners’ range. The…