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As drone photography has increased in popularity, manufacturers have responded by creating a wide variety of offerings aimed to satisfy the demand. To help sort through available drones, we have evaluated the quality of photographs produced by some of the most popular. At the top of our list is DJI's Zenmuse X5 S, with an overall score of 74, noticeably ahead of its predecessor the Zenmuse X4 S, which is tied with DJI's Phantom 4 Pro at 65. The smaller-sensor Phantom 4 comes in at 48. That puts it ahead of both GoPro's HERO5 Black, used in the Karma drone and scoring 38, and the inexpensive YUNEEC Breeze 4K, that scores only 35.
Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II is the successor to the original model of the same name introduced in October 2015. Although marketed as a premium model, the G9 X is in fact the entry-level variant in the company’s lineup of cameras using the 1-inch type CMOS sensor. While the G7 X, G5 X, and G3 X models also use the 1-inch type sensor, they are more expensive and they’re also larger: the G9 X is still the most pocket-friendly model available of its type.
Around 16 months after the launch of the Mark IV, Sony has released the latest iteration in its RX100 series of high-end compact cameras. The Sony RX100 V features a similar 20.1Mp 1”-type BSI-CMOS sensor and the same equivalent 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens as its predecessor, the Mark IV. So no changes there; instead, Sony has focused on some serious performance enhancements for the Mark V, including a new autofocus system and faster frame rate. The Sony RX100 V features a new 315-point phase-detection autofocus system that offers around 65% frame coverage, as well as face detection autofocus, which is particularly useful for shooting video. Continuous shooting has been significantly improved as well, up to a rapid 24fps (frames per second) for both RAW and JPEG files, with full autofocus and exposure tracking up to an impressive 150 shots.
Following the successful integration of relatively large 1-inch type sensors in compact cameras a couple of years ago, manufacturers are beginning to offer a wider range of models to target certain genres. With a 25-250mm equivalent f/2.8-5.9 zoom and 20-Mpix 1-inch BSI-type sensor in a svelte body, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (-TZ100 outside of North America) is aimed predominantly at travel enthusiasts.
Sony’s latest iteration of the RX10 is much more than a simple update. While it includes the same Bionz X level processor and what looks on paper at least to be the same or a related 20-Mpix 1”-type BSI sensor, version III has a totally different lens than its predecessors. Where the original RX and the version II featured a high-speed 24-200mm equivalent f/2.8 zoom, this new model has an impressive 24-600mm equivalent f/2.4-4.0 instead.
Canon’s G series of enthusiast compacts are some of the best-known and most enduring range of digital cameras, though inevitably over the years they’ve undergone some fundamental changes. — Not the least is the move from the smaller-type sensor formats to the much larger (relatively speaking) one-inch CMOS sensor. Read on to find out how well this new camera performs.
Canon’s latest addition to the G-series of premium compacts adds an enormous 25x optical zoom (equivalent to 24-600mm) in front of a one-inch-type 20.2-Mpix back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.
As the fourth generation of this popular yet premium-priced series of compacts, the RX100 IV has a new “stacked” one-inch-type 20-Mpix Exmor RS BSI sensor as well as some advanced video features, including UHD video and a 960 fps slow-motion recording option. Read on to find out how well the sensor performs in this new upgraded model.
Announced alongside the slightly better-equipped EOS 760D (Rebel T6s in the US), the 750D shares many of its sibling’s features, including a new 24.2-Mpix CMOS sensor and hybrid AF system, but it is aimed at beginners and has a price tag to match. Read on to find out how well this new model’s sensor performs.
Although not the first large sensor compact from the firm, the GX 7 is the first Canon compact to debut a 1-inch type sensor to rival the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 series. This 20Mpix BSI CMOS unit is paired with a fast 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 stabilized zoom and features a Digic 6 level processor, and large 3-inch tilting LCD. Read on to find out how the new 20Mpix sensor performs.