Archive for William Perceval

  • Pentax K-01
    3 out of 5

    Pentax K-01

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

    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)
    3 out of 5

    Sigma SD1 (Merrill)

    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
    4 out of 5

    Ricoh GRD IV

    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
    4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot G1 X

    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
    4 out of 5

    Fujifilm X-S1

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha A65

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix GX1

    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
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix FZ48

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

    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
    4 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

    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
    4 out of 5

    Fujifilm X10

    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
    4 out of 5

    Samsung NX200

    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
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S8200

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Samsung MV800

    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
    4 out of 5

    Sony NEX-7

    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
    4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot S100

    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
    4 out of 5

    Sony NEX-5N

    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
    4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha SLT-A77

    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
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P7100

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot HX9V

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Q

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha SLT-A35

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Olympus Pen E-P3

    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...


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