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Pentax K-01
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Pentax K-01

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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
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

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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)
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Sigma SD1 (Merrill)

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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
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Ricoh GRD IV

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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
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Canon PowerShot G1 X

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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
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Fujifilm X-S1

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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
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Sony Alpha A65

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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
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Panasonic Lumix GX1

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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.Premium... >>

Panasonic Lumix FZ48
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Panasonic Lumix FZ48

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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 FZ48... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

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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
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Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

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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 brush... >>

Fujifilm X10
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Fujifilm X10

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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
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Samsung NX200

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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 sensor... >>

Nikon Coolpix S8200
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Nikon Coolpix S8200

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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
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Samsung MV800

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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
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Sony NEX-7

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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
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Canon PowerShot S100

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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
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Sony NEX-5N

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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
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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

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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
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Sony Alpha SLT-A77

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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
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Nikon Coolpix P7100

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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
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Sony Cyber-shot HX9V

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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
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Pentax Q

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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
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Sony Alpha SLT-A35

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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
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Olympus Pen E-P3

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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... >>

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
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Fujifilm FinePix S3200

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The Fujifilm FinePix S3200 is the latest 24x optical zoom camera that packs in plenty of zoom at an affordable price. Superzoom cameras have been going from strength to strength over recent months, though the 14-megapixel S3200 is a more budget model... >>

Samsung SH100
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Samsung SH100

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The Samsung SH100 is a point-and-shoot compact camera that squeezes in Wi-Fi technology at a budget price point. Turning the “high-end technology, high price” ethos on its head, the SH100 is little more than one hundred pounds from many online stores.... >>

Casio Exilim EX-TR100 (Tryx)
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Casio Exilim EX-TR100 (Tryx)

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At CES 2011 the Casio Exilim Tryx (or EX-TR100 as it’s more conventionally named in Europe) was the toast of the show’s camera releases. The Tryx TR100 is built around a frame that can swivel and rotate - bear with us here - that’s a great idea... >>

Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR
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Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR doesn’t do things by halves. A quick browse down its specifications quickly affirms that: It has a 16-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and wide-angle 24mm lens that extends to 360mm thanks to the 15x optical zoom. Considering its... >>

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

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The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V hits the shelves some 2 years following on from the original Sony HX1 model. The latter was the instigator of the “Sweep Panorama” (live panorama capture that’s auto-stitched in camera) craze, and the HX100V not only takes... >>

Nikon Coolpix P300
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Nikon Coolpix P300

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The Nikon Coolpix P300 looks to fill a gap towards the top end of the compact camera market that hasn’t been occupied with a worthy Coolpix model to date. Enter the Nikon Coolpix P300: a small, 12.2-megapixel compact with a 24-100mm F/1.8-4.9 image... >>

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
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Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR ups the ante in an already bustling superzoom market; one that’s being going from strength to strength in recent years - Fujifilm’s original HS10 and Canon PowerShot SX30 IS being two exemplary models that have helped... >>

Samsung NX11
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Samsung NX11

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Can the Samsung NX11 reinvent the hybrid camera category or is it much the same as the previous NX10 model but repackaged? We first got our hands on the Samsung NX11 back in January, where an extensive play with the latest hybrid or compact system camera... >>

Nikon Coolpix S3100
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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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The Nikon S3100 is a slender 5x zoom compact camera that’s an ideal point-and-shoot for the style-conscious. But is the budget Coolpix S3100 a true winner?Nikon’s latest line of “Style” Coolpix compacts ranges from the lower-spec S2500 up through... >>

Fujifilm FinePix X100
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Fujifilm FinePix X100

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The Fujifilm FinePix X100 is no ordinary compact. Made for the high-end market, this retro-looking, magnesium alloy beast is built around a large 12.3-megapixel APS-C sized sensor and fixed 23mm F/2.0 lens (that’s 35mm in equivalent terms). There’s... >>

Canon EOS 600D
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Canon EOS 600D

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The Canon EOS 600D updates the EOS 550D DSLR, adding a new vari-angle capable LCD screen. There are other subtle changes between the pair, including the 600D’s addition of a wireless flash commander.With an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor paired with Canon’s... >>

Canon EOS 1100D
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Canon EOS 1100D

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The Canon EOS 1100D follows on from the previous 1000D model. It’s been quite a few years in the making, so has Canon truly delivered with this latest model and does the budget DSLR market have a new king?The Canon EOS 1100D, or Rebel T3 as our neighbours... >>

First Look: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR

First Look: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix HS20: 30x optical zoom, brand new 16MP sensor, EXR processor and more besides. Pocket-lint got hands-on a near-complete Fujifilm HS20 at this year’s Focus On Imaging show.Superzooms: no decent ones for ages and then they come along... >>

First Look: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

First Look: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

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Sony’s latest HX100V has a massive 30x optical zoom, GPS technology, and can even snap 3D images. Just how does it stand up against other superzoom models out there? We spent some time with the camera at its launch at Focus on Imaging.The Sony Cyber-shot... >>

Nikon Coolpix S2500
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Nikon Coolpix S2500

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The Nikon Coolpix S2500 is a 12.1-megapixel budget compact with a slender 20mm body. Is the S2500 the perfect partner for great images?The Nikon S2500 is part of the new spring range of Coolpix compacts, bringing the range up to date. The onus is on style... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

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The Panasonic DMC-TZ20 offers a host of features: a 16x optical zoom, 1080i movie, built-in GPS, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and even a 3D mode. But just how well does this update of the successful TZ10 perform?The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 (or ZS10 as it's... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 builds upon the GH1’s movie prowess by offering some quirky features: a touchpanel LCD screen, super-fast autofocus and Full HD 1080p top-spec movie recording. Is this 16-megapixel hybrid camera good enough to see off Samsung,... >>

First Look: Olympus XZ-1

First Look: Olympus XZ-1

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The brand new Olympus XZ-1 is a top-spec compact camera – the very first Olympus model to offer such a high standard in a small package, and looking to compete with the likes of the Canon PowerShot S95 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. Developed by the... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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The world’s smallest compact system (or “hybrid”) camera with a built-in flash also boasts a touchscreen capability too. But does all this techno wizardry push good old standard ergonomics a bit too far out the window? Pocket-lint’s Panasonic... >>

Canon EOS 60D
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Canon EOS 60D

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Replacing the popular Canon EOS 50D, Canon’s latest 60D has a whole lot to live up to. Reviving the vari-angle screen for DSLRs of this level seems to be a significant focus point, not least that none of the competition at this price-point offer such... >>

Samsung NX100
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Samsung NX100

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Samsung’s latest NX100 is something of a curiosity: with no built in flash or viewfinder, it’s entirely dependent on a low price point and the company’s latest i-Function lenses to sell itself. Is the NX100 a step forward or two steps back for the... >>

Nikon D7000
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Nikon D7000

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The Nikon D7000 is a new DSLR sandwiched between both the consumer and semi-pro categories. A lot is new: a brand new 16.2-megapixel sensor can capture stills and 1080p HD movies, while a new 39-point autofocus system and 2106 pixel RGB metering sensor... >>

Sony Alpha SLT-A55
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Sony Alpha SLT-A55

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The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is an SLT (Single Lens Translucent) camera rather than a traditional DSLR. With this impressive new technology the A55 is capable of shooting 10 frames per second while continually focusing, can shoot 1080i HD video and even has... >>

Nikon D3100
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Nikon D3100

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Nikon’s presence in the entry-level DSLR market has been strong for many years, and following the success of the D60 and D3000, the latest D3100 amps things up a couple of gears. With a storming features-list that takes advantage of relatively sparse... >>

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3
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Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3

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Fujifilm’s W3 has two lenses for shooting true 3D images and a massive 3.5-inch lenticular screen that allows for viewing in 3D without the need for glasses. But just how good is it?The Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 updates the previous W1 that, as some... >>