Review recap: What we put to the test in January 2024


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Photo: Richard Butler

After getting a new lease on life in 2023, we here at DPReview are making up for lost time and getting the throttle back up to max. Here’s a recap of the reviews and testing we’ve done this year so far, with more (and more and more) to come as the year goes on!

Sony a9 III initial review

Photo: Richard Butler

The Sony a9 III is the company’s latest high-speed pro sports camera. It features a Stacked CMOS sensor capable of shooting at 120 fps and able to read all its pixels out simultaneously: the long hoped-for ‘global’ shutter. Our studio scene analysis shows that it comes at a cost.

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$5998 at Amazon

$5998 at B&H

$5998 at Adorama


Lumix S 100mm F2.8 Macro sample gallery

Photo: Shaminder Dulai

Panasonic’s Lumix S 100mm F2.8 Macro is a full-frame L-mount lens that’s designed to be compact and lightweight, coming in at 82mm (3.2″) long and 74mm (2.9″) in diameter and tipping the scales at 298g (10.5 oz). Hands-on, we can confirm it is very tidy and light.

See the gallery here.


Buy now:

$998 at B&H Photo

$998 at Adorama


Nikon Zf review

Photo: Richard Butler

Nikon’s Zf is a full-frame mirrorless camera with classic styling, built around a 24MP BSI CMOS sensor. It’s designed to mimic the look of the company’s FM2 SLR from the early 1980s, meaning it effectively becomes a full-frame counterpart to the company’s Z fc APS-C camera.

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Buy now:

$1997 at Amazon

$1997 at B&H Photo

$1997 kit at Adorama


Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM II sample gallery

Photo: Dan Bracaglia

Sony’s 16-35mm F2.8 GM II lens is smaller, lighter and more capable than its predecessor. Optical improvements come in the form of better corner-to-corner sharpness and a new close-focus distance of just 22 cm.

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Buy now:

$2,298 at B&H Photo

$2,298 at Adorama


Photo: Jeff L Carlson

When we published our iPhone 15 Pro Sample Gallery, we didn’t yet have an iPhone 15 Pro Max model in hand. In addition to boasting a larger 6.7-inch screen, the Max differentiates itself by having a 5x (120mm equivalent) telephoto camera with a clever tetraprism design. The iPhone 15 Pro’s telephoto camera, meanwhile, shares the same 3x (77mm equivalent) field of view as the iPhone 14 Pro. Is the extra reach worth the bigger physical size and higher cost?

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Buy now:

iPhone 15 Pro Max: $1199 at Apple


Canon EOS R100 review

Photo: Shaminder Dulai

The Canon EOS R100 is an ultra-compact 24 Megapixel APS-C mirrorless camera with an RF mount. It is the cheapest way to enter Canon’s mirrorless ecosystem, offering more flexibility than a smartphone.

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Buy now:

$429 body only at Amazon

$499 kit at B&H Photo

$499 kit at Adorama


Fujifilm XF23mm F2 R WR lens review


Buy now:

$200 at Tenba

$200 at B&H Photo

$200 at Amazon