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Fujifilm X-S1
4.0 stars

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"... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 leads second wave of new cameras in time for ski season

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 leads second wave of new cameras in time for ski season

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Panasonic has updated a number of its compact cameras for 2012. There are plenty of new models, and include the Panasonic FX80, LS6, FT20 and the company's tough camera - the DMC-FT4. Leading the pack, however, are the Lumix TZ30 and Lumix TZ25... The... >>

Fujifilm X-S1 pictures and hands-on

Fujifilm X-S1 pictures and hands-on

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Compacts with huge zoom ranges have been entering the market left right and centre in recent years due to higher demand. The Fujifilm X-S1 may appear to be much the same as its competitors, but it’s got some high-end features that put other superzooms... >>

Panasonic Lumix 3D1 announced, we go hands-on

Panasonic Lumix 3D1 announced, we go hands-on

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Panasonic has announced the launch of their first dedicated 3D compact camera. The DMC-3D1 will offer a two lens arrangement and arrives claiming to be the "world's smallest". Of course, it only really faces the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 by way of competition. ... >>

Pentax Q
3.5 stars

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... >>

Canon PowerShot S100 arrives - compact with full manual controls

Canon PowerShot S100 arrives - compact with full manual controls

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Canon continues its unveiling of potent compact cameras with the PowerShot S100. The new top of the line snapper from Canon is about as powerful as it gets before you hit DSLRville. It features a proper 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, the same Digic 5 processor... >>

Canon zooms in with PowerShot SX40 HS launch

Canon zooms in with PowerShot SX40 HS launch

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Canon has unveiled the PowerShot SX40 HS, blurring the lines between DSLR and compact cameras. The shooter features the Digic 5 imaging processor found in Canon's other compact models as well as a back-illuminated 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor.  Digic 5... >>

Canon Ixus 1100 HS pictures and hands-on

Canon Ixus 1100 HS pictures and hands-on

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The Canon Ixus 1100 HS is the latest evolution of Canon’s touchscreen compact camera. It comes along offering a 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, their DIGIC 4 processor and 12x (28-336mm in 35mm terms) zoom lens. All this is packed into a body that... >>

Samsung WB750 takes you 'further and faster' with 18x optical zoom

Samsung WB750 takes you 'further and faster' with 18x optical zoom

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The Samsung WB750 has been launched at IFA; bringing plenty of zoom, Samsung's special CMOS sensor and what looks to be a pretty nifty burst function. Straight into the specs, and the camera carries a 12.5-megapixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor,... >>

Olympus E-PL3
3.5 stars

Olympus E-PL3

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Priced just a pound dearer than Panasonic’s rival Micro Four Thirds compact system camera, the Lumix DMC-GF3, and bundled with M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 II T lens kit zoom, the Olympus E-PL3 is also being touted as the "Pen Lite". It sits between... >>