Archive for William Perceval

  • Fujifilm FinePix S3200
    3.5 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix S3200

    By 26 July 2011

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Samsung SH100

    By 13 July 2011

    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)
    2 out of 5

    Casio Exilim EX-TR100 (Tryx)

    By 14 June 2011

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR

    By 8 June 2011

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

    By 24 May 2011

    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
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P300

    By 10 May 2011

    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
    4 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    By 6 May 2011

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Samsung NX11

    By 26 April 2011

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S3100

    By 5 April 2011

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix X100

    By 28 March 2011

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Canon EOS 600D

    By 22 March 2011

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Canon EOS 1100D

    By 16 March 2011

    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
    0 out of 5

    First Look: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR

    By 10 March 2011

    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
    0 out of 5

    First Look: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V

    By 9 March 2011

    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
    3 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S2500

    By 8 March 2011

    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...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20
    3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

    By 4 March 2011

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

    By 31 January 2011

    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: Samsung NX11
    0 out of 5

    First Look: Samsung NX11

    By 12 January 2011

    The Samsung NX11 offers DSLR-styling and i-Function compatibility straight out of the box … we take a look at how the NX11 differs from its NX10 cousin. It was this time last year that the Samsung NX10 was first revealed to the world. Fast forward a...

  • First Look: Olympus E-PL2
    0 out of 5

    First Look: Olympus E-PL2

    By 6 January 2011

    Olympus has just announced the new Olympus E-PL2 Micro Four thirds hybrid camera at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas and we managed to get our hands on the new model ahead of the game. Read on to find out what we thought of the...

  • First Look: Olympus XZ-1
    0 out of 5

    First Look: Olympus XZ-1

    By 6 January 2011

    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
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

    By 15 December 2010

    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
    4 out of 5

    Canon EOS 60D

    By 6 December 2010

    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
    3 out of 5

    Samsung NX100

    By 23 November 2010

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Nikon D7000

    By 19 November 2010

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha SLT-A55

    By 15 November 2010

    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...