Reviews

Expert reviews of the latest digital cameras, lenses, lighting products, accessories, phones, photography-editing software, and more. PetaPixel tests state-of-the-art products in the photo industry and provides insights and recommendations for photographers to make informed purchasing decisions.
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Veikk VK1060 Pen Tablet Review: Surprisingly Great for $50

When it comes to precision and professional image editing, nearly every working retoucher will tell you that a pen tablet is an absolute must-have tool, yet the entry cost of these tools can be a deterrent. Thankfully there are several entry-level tablets like the Veikk VK1060 that offer some professional-level features without breaking the bank.

Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens Review

Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens Review: A Superior Successor

The updated mirrorless version of the legendary ultra-wide 14-24mm f/2.8 lens lives up to its F-mount predecessor and then some. It offers incredible performance, a sturdy and stylish build, impressive image quality, and it comes with its own screw-in filter attachment lens hood.

SABRENT Thunderbolt 3 2TB NVMe SSD Docking Station

Sabrent Thunderbolt 3 16TB Docking Station: Storage First, Dock Second

Sabrent turned heads when it announced a Thunderbolt 3 Docking station that came packed with 16TB of NVMe M.2 SSD storage along with multiple other ports in a compact package. After testing and teardown, I'm pleased to report it's a pretty awesome and value-rich total package, but I wish it was better able to sink heat.

OM Digital OM System OM-1 Review

OM Digital OM-1 Review: The Best Micro Four Thirds Camera Ever Made

I’ve been an Olympus and Micro Four Thirds user since I purchased a used E-M5 in 2016. I love Olympus, and like many others was sad to hear the news when the company’s photo division came to an end. There was a lot of speculation and anxiety over what JIP would do with the business, but the rebranding to OM Digital encouraged confidence. Since then, I have eagerly awaited the new company’s first camera. And now we have it: the OM System OM-1.

7artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro II APS-C Review: A Good Lens for Its Price

The 7artisans 60mm f/2.8 II APS-C is a lens designed specifically for crop-frame mirrorless. Instead of just a ported mount, there’s no image circle wasted. The design itself is a big upgrade that makes the Mark I look like a weird prototype in comparison.

Xiaomi 12 Pro Review

Xiaomi 12 Pro Smartphone Review: Small But Solid Forward Progress

Xiaomi may not be a household name in North America, but the brand is a rising force around the world and now sits in third place behind Apple and Samsung. One reason it hit those heights is the way it continues to innovate on the camera side of things, which is what the 12 Pro is supposed to illustrate.

Apple Studio Display Review

Apple Studio Display Review: Accurate and Consistent, Pricey and Aged

I would describe Apple's Studio Display can be best summarized as a great-looking monitor that doesn't specialize in any one thing but manages to hit high notes in many areas instead. It's pretty bright and has accurate, consistent colors. But the display market is competitive, and many will be questioning its value proposition.

Mac Studio with M1 Ultra

Apple Mac Studio with M1 Ultra Review: Insane Power for the Price

Ever since Apple moved to the M1 chip, we’ve consistently lauded the performance improvements we’ve seen. It feels like with each iteration we say “most powerful” or “surprising” in some way, but those are still perhaps the best words to underscore just how impressive the M1 Ultra in the new Mac Studio is. Because it is impressive.