Every week Photo Review evaluates the latest digital imaging equipment. Our independent product tests use objective benchmark software that is internationally recognised.

[ Updated 12 May 2020 ]

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DSLR – Pro 
Sophisticated digital SLRs for professionals:
Canon EOS-1S X Mark III
Nikon D850
Nikon D500
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5DS R
Nikon D810
Sony SLT-A99

DSLR – Advanced
Full function DSLRs for keen photographers:
Canon EOS 90D
Nikon D7500
Pentax K-1
Pentax K-3 II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Nikon D750
Sony ILCA-77 Mark II
Nikon D610
Nikon D5300

DSLR – Entry Level
Interchangeable lenses, superior image sensors, full control:
Nikon D3500
Canon EOS 800D
Canon EOS 77D

Mirrorless Cameras
High-performance, compact, interchangeable lens cameras with RAW file support.
(Learn more about Full Frame, APS-C, M4/3 sensor sizes)

Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras
Panasonic DC-S1H
Sony ILCE Alpha 9 II 
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1
Nikon Z6
Nikon Z7
Sony α7R III Model: ILCE7RM3B
Leica SL

APS-C Mirrorless Cameras
Fujifilm X-Pro3
Nikon Z50
Sony α6100
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T100
Fujifilm X-A5
Fujifilm X-H1
Leica CL
Fujifilm E-E3
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-10
Sony ILCE-α6500

M4/3 Mirrorless Cameras
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III
Panasonic Lumix DC-G95
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX9
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

Lenses – Full Frame
Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM 
Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens
Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S.
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 
Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS 
Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4
Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 Macro O.I.S
Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens Model A035
Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC USD lens Model A034
Tamron SP70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 
Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH.
Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Model A022
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED
Tamron SP AF 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II 
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4 G ED VR
AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
Canon EF 24-70MM F/4L IS USM
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (A009)
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD (F004)
AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) 

Lenses – APS-C
Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens
Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens 
Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens
Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lens 
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Model B028
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Model B023
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro 
Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG (OS) HSM Art
AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR
SMC Pentax-DA 50mm f/1.8
Fujinon Super EBC XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS
AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G 
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Fujinon Super EBC XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS
Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II (Model B001)
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3DC Macro OS HSM
Sony DT 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM

Lenses – M4/3
Panasonic DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens (H-X1025)
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for M4/3 
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.2 PRO
Olympus M.Zuiko Premium 45mm f/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 PRO
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. lens (H-E08018)
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. (H-ES12060E)
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph. POWER O.I.S.
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 ASPH Power O.I.S.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO
Panasonic Lumix 25mm f/1.7 ASPH. 
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 PRO Fisheye Lens
Panasonic Lumix 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH lens H-HS043E
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. 
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO  
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN A MFT
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN A
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital Ed 60mm f/2.8 Macro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital Ed 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 ASPH/POWER O.I.S

Lenses – Other ILC 
Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens SEL24105G
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD
Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH.
Fujifilm XF23mm f/2 R WR
Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.  
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS SEL70200GM 
Sony E35mm f/1.8 OSS lens (SEL35F18)
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art lens 
Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR
Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G-Master
Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR
Sony FE 28mm f/2
Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD
Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R
Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8
Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
1 Nikkor 18.5mm F/1.8

Advanced Compact – Fixed Lens
High-performance compact cameras with RAW file support:
Fujifilm X100V
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II
Panasonic Lumix LX100 II
Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ220
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Mark IV
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500
Canon PowerShot G9 X
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Leica Q
Sigma DP3 Merrill  
Fujifilm X20

Point and Shoot
Small-sensor digicams with special features…

Olympus Tough TG-5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 

Long Zoom 
SLR-like cameras with long zoom lenses and manual controls:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Travel Zoom
Slim compact cameras with long zoom lenses:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ110

Camera Bags
Lowepro Pro Trekker 450 AW Camera Backpack
Lowepro Hardside 200 Video case 
Manfrotto Allegra-30 Messenger Bag

DxO PhotoLab 3.2 
Serif Affinity Photo 
ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020
Portrait Professional Studio 12
RawTherapee 4.0.11
SpectraCal CalPC Software

BenQ SW271 PhotoVue Photographer
BenQ SW240 PhotoVue IPS
Eizo CG2730
Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Touch
Eizo ColorEdge CS240
BenQ PG2401PT Monitor
Eizo FORIS FS2333 Monitor

Colour Management
Datacolor Spyder X Elite
Eizo EasyPIX Colour Matching Tool

Epson SureColor P5070
Canon PIXMA PRO-100S
Epson SureColor SC-P600
Epson Artisan 1430 Inkjet Printer
Epson Stylus Pro 3880

How We Review
All cameras and lenses tested at Photo Review are subjected to Imatest evaluation, which uses a test target/software evaluation system developed by Norman Koren in Boulder, Colorado (USA). The system provides objective measurements for:
– Image sharpness and the camera’s ability to record fine detail
– Chromatic aberration
– Colour recording quality, tonal response and colour noise
– Camera tonal response and dynamic range.
See more information on Imatest at: http://imatest.com/.

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