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Canon PowerShot G1 X compact camera

Canon PowerShot G1 X compact camera

Review Canon’s ever-popular Powershot G-series has a new and exciting addition that promises to expand the line-up rather than just upgrade it. While the new Powershot G1 X keeps some of the looks and features of its predecessor – the G12 – it also departs from previous models in significant ways. Canon PowerShot G1 X compact camera …
Lytro light field camera

Lytro light field camera

Review Since before the days of Fox Talbot, cameras have worked like the human eye. A lens focuses an image on a plane, be it a retina, silver halide or electronic sensors. The Lytro is different Lytro light field camera Lytro: the box camera for the 21st century Instead of capturing a single image it captures the rays of light, …
Simon Rockman, 20 Apr 2012
Canon PowerShot S100 compact camera

Canon PowerShot S100 GPS compact camera

Review As the latest incarnation of Canon’s highly-regarded PowerShot S range of enthusiast-grade compact cameras, the new PowerShot S100 has a lot to live up to. Canon PowerShot S100 compact camera More than point and shoot: Canon's PowerShot S100 Where the S95 was a relatively minor upgrade to the very popular S90 reviewed …
Paul Monckton, 16 Mar 2012
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10 compact camera

Review Pulling out a Fujifilm X10 in mid-conversation will often elicit a rapid change of subject. Common responses include, “Oh, now what sort of camera is that?”, “Is that a Leica?” and frequently, “Let me have a go!”. The last of these is one to be relished as, should you hand over the camera, there’s a very strong possibility that …
Paul Monckton, 13 Jan 2012
Samsung SH100

Samsung SH100 14Mp Wi-Fi compact camera

Review The ST1000 was Samsung’s first Wi-Fi enabled camera that not only allowed users to e-mail pics from a hotspot, but had GPS thrown in just to prove you were really there. With the SH100 wireless compact, the company goes beyond snap and share by offering tight integration with its top tier Android products enabling tethering with …
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic pops out pair of snappers

Panasonic has unwrapped a couple of new cameras today: the FZ48, a super-zoom model and the LS5 compact, both under its Lumix brand. The latter's a typical compact. A 14.1Mp sensor sits behind a 26mm wide-angle lens with a 5x optical zoom. It'll shoot video at 30fps 720p HD. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5 DMC-LS5 It's designed …
Tony Smith, 21 Jul 2011
Leica X1

Leica X1 APS-C compact camera

Review The X1 is Leica’s first expert digital compact that, along with some top quality optics, lives up to its billing by offering easy access to manual controls akin to its bigger and pricier brother, the M9. It has no rangefinder focusing to match the M9 either, instead the X1 relies on an LCD screen and an optional clip on optical …
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300 compact camera

Review Nikon's endeavour to rein in Canon’s success in the compacts market has seen the Coolpix P7000 released as a direct competitor to the Canon PowerShot G12. By introducing the P300, Nikon's first pocket-sized advanced compact, the company seems keen to cast a shadow over the Canon PowerShot S95. Nikon Coolpix P300 Small wonder …
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon Powershot G11

Review Canon’s Powershot G-series has been a best seller for the best part of 10 years. What photographers have always loved in these cameras is the combination of pocketability with full manual control and direct access to all main settings by means of professional-looking dials and buttons. Canon PowerShot G11 No contest? Canon's …
Samsung ST550

Samsung ST550

Review Samsung’s ST550 is a rather innovative point-and-shoot compact camera as it features both a front and back LCD. The idea is to make self shots and timed group pics easier to compose. With the ST550, standing with arm outstretched and looking silly – just to end up with snapshot of just half your head in front of the Tour Eiffel …
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Review Sony is renowned for its stylish compacts, and the DSC-WX1 is no exception. It not only looks smart, but contains some interesting technology too. At around £300, the DSC-WX1 is aimed at the top-end of the compact market, but do its features and performance justify the price? Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1 Broaden your horizons with …
George Cole, 20 Jan 2010
Canon Ixus 200 IS

Canon Digital Ixus 200 IS

Review Some digital cameras cry out to be touched. They’re sleek, they’re stylish and it’s hard resist the temptation to pick them up. Canon’s range of Ixus cameras falls into this category, and the Digital Ixus 200 IS takes this step a further by being the first Ixus to offer a touchscreen interface. Canon Ixus 200 IS Touching …
George Cole, 13 Jan 2010
Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

Review Every now and again, you come across a product that makes you think: How on earth did they do that? Well, Nikon’s Coolpix S1000pj is such a beast, because it’s a compact digital camera with a built-in pico projector. Nikon Coolpix S1000pj The little picture show: Nikon's Coolpix S1000pj In fact, it would appear it’s the …
George Cole, 8 Jan 2010
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Casio goes superfast with compact megazoom

CES 2010 Casio is shipping the EX-FH100 – the world’s first “high-speed, high-zoom” compact camera. FH100 Casio's EX-FH100 Exilim: fast shooting Supporting Casio's claim is a 10.1Mp compact with high-speed burst still shooting of 40fps, 1280 x 720 resolution video capture at up to 1000fps and a wide-angle, 10x optical zoom lens. …
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Kodak parades photo-sharing compact

Kodak has designed a touchscreen compact camera for posting pictures directly onto social networking websites and digital photo frames. Kodak_slice Kodak's Slice hopes to take the hassle out of FaceBook uploads Called Slice, the camera has a rear-mounted 3.5in touchscreen that displays images according to various user- …
Canon Powershot S90

Canon Powershot S90

Review The S90 marks the re-introduction of Canon’s acclaimed PowerShot S series. Aimed at the serious amateur or professional photographer, it combines full manual capability with the simple design of a point-and-shoot, all in a pocket size camera with near-DSLR performance. Unsurprisingly, it comes with the hefty price tag of £449 …
Fujifilm F200 EXR

Fujifilm Finepix F200EXR

Review The Finepix F200EXR is the replacement for the Finepix F100fd, which we looked at last January. Although there are a number of similarities between the two cameras – they have the same sized image sensor, optical zoom and camera body – there are some differences too, not least the Finepix F200EXR’s new EXR image sensor. …
George Cole, 18 Nov 2009
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6

Review Panasonic’s DMC-TZ6 could be considered the little brother or, if you want to be a little less charitable, a stripped-down version of the DMC-TZ7 we looked at in August. Both models are super-zoom compacts or Travel-cams, designed for the person who wants a big optical zoom in a pocket-sized camera. The DMC-TZ6 is around £60 …
George Cole, 6 Nov 2009

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