Archive for William Perceval

  • Pentax K-01 review
    3 out of 5

    Pentax K-01 review

    By 24 April 2012

    The Pentax K-01 first fell into Pocket-Lint’s hands back in February this year, where we were left more than a little perplexed about what this mirrorless camera was all about. Acclaimed designer Marc Newson is at the helm of this latest design, though...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review

    By 6 April 2012

    The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 – or Lumix ZS20 as it’s known Stateside – is the latest high-spec, high-zoom compact to join the Lumix range. It updates last year’s TZ20 with a host of brand new features – including a 20x zoom lens, new 14.1MP sensor...

  • Sigma SD1 (Merrill) review
    3 out of 5

    Sigma SD1 (Merrill) review

    By 29 February 2012

    Upon launch in 2011 the Sigma SD1 was an oddity: its 46-megapixel sensor mainstay demanded, or so the company thought, a £5000 price tag. Ouch. Fast-forward to the beginning of 2012 and what is essentially the very same camera, albeit rebranded as the...

  • Ricoh GRD IV review
    4 out of 5

    Ricoh GRD IV review

    By 23 February 2012

    The high-end compact camera market has burgeoned in recent years. Ricoh’s ongoing GR Digital series, reviewed here in its latest GRD IV incarnation, is at the forefront of the fixed-lens, medium-size-sensor compact market. It won’t be for everyone...

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X  review
    4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot G1 X review

    By 20 February 2012

    Canon’s G1 X looks a lot like the PowerShot G12, but has one crucial difference: a whopping-great 1.5-inch sensor size. It’s this brand new 14.1-megapixel marvel that takes the G1 X to a whole new level when it comes to image quality. Canon says this...

  • Fujifilm X-S1 review
    4 out of 5

    Fujifilm X-S1 review

    By 14 February 2012

    The Fujifilm X-S1 is no ordinary superzoom. It has a 12-megapixel, 2/3in sensor that’s far larger than what you’d normally find in a compact camera for starters. As much as the X-S1 is considered a "compact" – often described as a "bridge" or "superzoom"...

  • Sony Alpha A65 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha A65 review

    By 19 January 2012

    The Sony Alpha A65 is the latest SLT (Single Lens Translucent) model to hit the shelves, following in the footsteps of the higher-spec, pricier A77. The A65 may look a lot like a DSLR, but it’s different by design: a translucent mirror removes the need...

  • Panasonic Lumix GX1  review
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix GX1 review

    By 2 January 2012

    Panasonic’s Lumix GX1 takes a step backwards in order to move forwards: the camera may look much like the three-generation-old Lumix GF1, but manages to squeeze both the advanced controls and feature set of the Lumix G3 into its premium-build body....

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ48 review
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix FZ48 review

    By 20 December 2011

    The latest Lumix superzoom, the FZ48 or FZ47 if you’re based outside of the UK, adds to the stack of long-zoom compacts that have hit the shelves in recent months. With a 24x optical zoom lens that ranges from a wide 25mm to a substantial 600mm the...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90  review
    3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 review

    By 12 December 2011

    The Panasonic FX90 packs in many up-to-date features: there’s a 3-inch touchscreen and 24-120mm zoom lens to control all the action, met with Wi-Fi technology and 1080i HD movie capture. Its feature set sounds impressive, but can the kind of touchscreen...

  • Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR  review
    4 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR review

    By 6 December 2011

    The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR hasn’t taken long to surface. It was only the middle of 2011 when we first got our mitts on Fujifilm’s F550EXR - a camera so similar to the latest F600EXR, that it’s hard to tell the two apart. Does the latest model...

  • Fujifilm X10 review
    4 out of 5

    Fujifilm X10 review

    By 5 December 2011

    The Fujifilm X10 isn’t like an ordinary compact. Far from it: the 12-megapixel sensor at the camera’s heart is a 2/3in size - far larger than a standard compact camera sensor and larger still than the 1/7in sensors found in most other high-spec compact...

  • Samsung NX200 review
    4 out of 5

    Samsung NX200 review

    By 2 December 2011

    A follow on from last year's NX100, the NX200 has a lot more to offer, and should have sorted some of the problems of the three-star-rated NX100.  The latest, slimmed-down Samsung compact system camera (CSC) packs in a 20.3-megapixel APS-C size CMOS...

  • Nikon Coolpix S8200  review
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S8200 review

    By 25 November 2011

    Nikon’s Coolpix S8200 is small and compact, yet packs a punch with its 14x optical zoom lens. Able to deliver a 25mm wide-angle through to 350mm telephoto there’s plenty of scope to capture groups of people, landscapes, or zoom right in to pick out...

  • Samsung MV800 review
    3.5 out of 5

    Samsung MV800 review

    By 22 November 2011

    The MV800 updates Samsung’s dual screen PL and ST-series compact cameras. However, the MV, which stands for “Multi View”, opts for a single screen that’s now mounted on a flip bracket for forward-facing self-portrait framing. The question is,...

  • Sony NEX-7  review
    4 out of 5

    Sony NEX-7 review

    By 18 November 2011

    Compact system cameras (CSC) have developed over the years and are now as much a part of the photographic tapestry as their DSLR cousins. It was only a matter of time before a high-end model would hit the shelves, and it’s Sony’s NEX-7 that takes...

  • Canon PowerShot S100  review
    4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot S100 review

    By 2 November 2011

    The Canon S100 is a compact camera that’s all about providing the utmost user control and top-notch pictures. It’s the highest-end Canon compact on the market (excluding the G12), though it does carry an equally high-end £429 price point. For the...

  • Sony NEX-5N review
    4 out of 5

    Sony NEX-5N review

    By 2 November 2011

    The NEX-5N arrives at a time when compact system camera manufacturers are all throwing many individual systems in the ring. We’ve seen "world’s smallest", "world’s lightest" and "world’s fastest" claims appear again and again in a bid to attract...

  • Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review
    4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review

    By 28 October 2011

    The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS superzoom may look a great deal like its SX30 IS predecessor, but the innards of this 35x optical zoom bridge camera have been stripped out and reworked. The SX40 features a new 12.1MP back-lit CMOS sensor paired with the latest...

  • Sony Alpha SLT-A77 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha SLT-A77 review

    By 27 October 2011

    Sony’s SLT-A77 has to be one of the most hotly-anticipated cameras of recent years. Since the Alpha A700 was pulled from production there’s been something of a gap in the Alpha lineup – a gap that the A77 looks to fill. But with its SLT (Single...

  • Nikon Coolpix P7100  review
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P7100 review

    By 17 October 2011

    Nikon’s P7100 is built with the high-end user in mind. This 10.1-megapixel, 7.1x optical zoom compact is one of a handful to come equipped with an optical viewfinder - although with a 80 percent field of view it does have its limitations - and the body...

  • Sony Cyber-shot HX9V  review
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot HX9V review

    By 13 October 2011

    Sony’s Cyber-shot HX9V doesn’t mess about. This 16x optical zoom compact has a bevy of features under the hood – making it a gadget fan’s ideal camera. With nearby competitors like the Lumix TZ20 and Fuji F550EXR the Sony has various ways to stand...

  • Pentax Q  review
    3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Q review

    By 4 October 2011

    Pentax’s Q certainly puts the "compact" into Compact System Camera. But it this mini interchangeable lens system a worthy purchase? The Pentax Q enters the photographic market at a time of change. Most manufacturers now have a mirrorless interchangeable...

  • Sony Alpha SLT-A35  review
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha SLT-A35 review

    By 22 September 2011

    The Sony SLT-A35 reworks the A33 model -which we reviewed and raved about in September 2010- by adding a new sensor and trimming back on some design traits for a yet more cost-effective camera. As well as expanding the Single Lens Translucent (SLT) range,...

  • Olympus Pen E-P3   review
    4.5 out of 5

    Olympus Pen E-P3 review

    By 9 August 2011

    The latest Olympus Pen, the E-P3, adds some long-needed features to the series. While the first two E-P installments lacked a built in flash, the E-P3 finally delivers on this front. And any moans of slow autofocus from previous models should also now...