Author: Erin Smith

Erin is a wedding and portrait photographer, camera geek and Youtuber based in Brisbane. She has been with the AU Review since 2010 as a live music photographer, Hello Asia! contributor, Hello Asia Radio! host and technology reviewer, specialising in cameras. When she's not shooting or writing, she can be found drinking far too much tea, hanging out with her cat and teaching K-Pop dance classes. Not even kidding.

Panasonic Lumix G9 Review: I Loved It So Much That I Bought One

August 7, 2019

The Lumix G9 and I were first introduced at its Australian launch in Sydney in November 2017, where it was presented as a wildlife or sports photographer’s dream – super-fast shooting speeds, wild autofocus speed and a rugged weatherproof design. I’m a humble wedding and portrait photographer living in a semi-tropical Australian city, but I […]

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Fujifilm X-H1 Review: High Performance but Hard to Handle

April 20, 2019

Now a year old in the camera market, Fujifilm’s X-H1 still holds its own as a solid choice for anyone looking for a mirrorless interchangable lens camera. With 24.3 megapixels from its cropped sensor, X-Processor Pro Engine, 4K video and F-LOG recording, plus being the first Fujifilm X series camera to offer 5-Axis in-body image […]

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Nikon Z6 Review: Full Frame, Fast-Shooting and Fantastic 4K

March 5, 2019

Full frame, fast-shooting and 4K – that’s a great combination. Nikon’s new Z series mirrorless body the Z6 offers all of these things, while still being light enough to carry around and powerful enough to perform in low light. It’s not without its quirks, but they certainly aren’t enough to hold it back as a […]

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Tech Review: Nikon’s New Mirrorless Full Frame Z7 Camera changes the game

February 12, 2019

I love the idea of “going mirrorless” – having a smaller and lighter camera body without compromising on full frame image quality or high end features is essentially the dream, and it’s exactly what the Nikon Z7 is offering. Mirrorless, full frame and sporting 45.7 megapixels for your high resolution pleasure, as well as 4K […]

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Tech Review: Nikon’s Coolpix P1000 Shoots for the Moon… But Not Much Else

December 20, 2018

What’s big, black, weighs almost a kilo and a half, looks like the alien from the Alien movies and still calls itself a “compact” camera? Nikon’s very zoomy bridge offering, the Coolpix P1000. This is definitely not the camera I’d recommend to the next friend who asks me what to take on holidays with them […]

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Tech Feature: An evening with Nikon’s New Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras and lenses

November 21, 2018

Nikon are currently mid-tour, travelling around the country for their Z Series roadshow showcasing the new Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras and lenses. I tagged along to the Gold Coast leg of the roadshow to meet the team, see these cameras in action and test them out for myself. You’d be hard-pressed to find a […]

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Tech Review: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is a Great All-Rounder But…

September 13, 2018

Canon’s EOS 5D Mark IV is now two years old, but it’s still holding its own in the professional photography world as a high performance stills camera for the discerning stills shooter. With a 30.4 megapixel sensor, ISO range 100-32000, 4K video, 61-point autofocus, wifi and NFC to work with the Canon Camera Connect App, and […]

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Tech Review: Panasonic’s Lumix GX9 is Our New Favourite Small Mirrorless Camera

August 30, 2018

To everyone who’s ever asked me what camera to buy “to take nicer photos than my phone” — get a Lumix GX9. You’re welcome. In all seriousness, I did not expect to become so enamoured with this camera. Smaller mirrorless cameras usually leave me underwhelmed, with their noisy after-dark shots, clunky menus and plastic feel, […]

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