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  • Solwise's HomePlug 500AV IP camera offers home monitoring via smartphone
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    Solwise's HomePlug 500AV IP camera offers home monitoring via smartphone

    By 24 January 2014

    Solwise has a new version of its HomePlug IP camera with the 500AV standard built in, and it's called the SEC-PCQ-500S. You can set up Solwise's latest HomePlug IP camera using an iPhone or Android smartphone simply by scanning a QR code. You can also...

  • Nikon D610 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Nikon D610 review

    By 24 January 2014

    If you scour the internet you will find a series of complaints about some Nikon D600 owners experiencing issues with oil on the camera’s sensor. It’s not an issue we had with our camera, but the sudden arrival of the D610, with only a modest bump...

  • Best DSLR cameras 2014: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today
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    Best DSLR cameras 2014: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

    By 24 January 2014

    You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for? Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2014. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've reviewed in...

  • Olympus OM-D challenge part 3: Light like a pro
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    Olympus OM-D challenge part 3: Light like a pro

    By 23 January 2014

    If you've not been following our OM-D challenge photo story thus far, then a quick recap. At the beginning of January we were plucked from Las Vegas to observe a photographic adventure alongside pro photographer Damian McGillicuddy on a shoot in Death...

  • Sony Cyber-shot QX100 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot QX100 review

    By 23 January 2014

    Sony did something a little radical in 2013, launching the lens-style camera accessories for smartphones. With two models on offer - the QX10 and the QX100 - the idea is to bring quality to your smartphone photos that would be otherwise be impossible...

  • Hasselblad reveals first medium format CMOS sensor, opening the door for other photography brands?
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    Hasselblad reveals first medium format CMOS sensor, opening the door for other photography brands?

    By 21 January 2014

    "The rumours are true," reads Hasselblad's press release as the company announces the H5D-50C - the world's first medium format camera with a CMOS sensor. It might not be a casual photographer's camera by any means, and one that will probably cost a significant...

  • Nokia Lumia 1020 camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 1020 camera review

    By 21 January 2014

    Smartphones have not only got smarter in recent years, they’ve also developed so much in the camera department that there’s an argument to ditch the compact camera altogether. That, it seems, is the Lumia 1020’s ultimate goal - to attract photo-savvy...

  • Sony FDR-AX100E: We go hands-on with the 4K HandyCam that could change TV forever
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    Sony FDR-AX100E: We go hands-on with the 4K HandyCam that could change TV forever

    By 20 January 2014

    Sony has been at the forefront of prosumer camcorders for a while. We've known many a lower-budget TV show to use a three-chip VX1000 in the past and, more recently, Full HD and, even, 4K equivalents. Now it's about to shake up the industry again, with...

  • Fujifilm X-T1 camera teased before a 28 January unveil
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    Fujifilm X-T1 camera teased before a 28 January unveil

    By 20 January 2014

    Fujifilm has a new X-Series camera to unveil, teased in this picture on its site. The big day for the full reveal is 28 January but there's plenty to deduce from the picture before then. The basic layout of controls, shape and lens suggest this will be...

  • A week in reviews: 13 - 17 January
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    A week in reviews: 13 - 17 January

    By 18 January 2014

    We spent the beginning of January marching around various halls and hotel suites at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, and that was an eye-opener as to what to expect over the coming year. It's all flexible TVs, wearable tech from every corner of the...

  • Selfies: Love them or hate them, here's why we've all taken them
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    Selfies: Love them or hate them, here's why we've all taken them

    By 17 January 2014

    A neuroscientist at University College London believes he knows what makes a good selfie. Scroll through Facebook or any similar service and you'll likely come across one social connection who has posted many images of himself or herself making slightly...

  • Olympus OM-D challenge part 2: Light, lenses, action
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    Olympus OM-D challenge part 2: Light, lenses, action

    By 17 January 2014

    Amid the madness of the Consumer Electronics Show at the beginning of January we managed to extract ourselves from the Las Vegas strip - not for a debauched Nic Cage style party, but instead for a photographic adventure. Olympus had invited us to follow...

  • You can hack the Raspberry Pi into a touchscreen camera
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    You can hack the Raspberry Pi into a touchscreen camera

    By 16 January 2014

    Though it's not likely to replace your Canon or Nikon digital camera, the creatives over at Adafruit have come up with a clever new trick for your Raspberry Pi computer to turn it into a camera with a touchscreen with just a few extra parts. Shown-off...

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X compact tipped to get a Mk II upgrade, 20.2-megapixel and DIGIC 6
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    Canon PowerShot G1 X compact tipped to get a Mk II upgrade, 20.2-megapixel and DIGIC 6

    By 16 January 2014

    Canon will be offering a new version of its PowerShot G1 X high-end compact, if a leak from Chinese forum Xitek is to be believed.  The two year old camera will get a Mark II version, making a high-end camera option for users who want a small form-factor....

  • GoPro wins Science and Technology Emmy award for its contribution to film and TV production
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    GoPro wins Science and Technology Emmy award for its contribution to film and TV production

    By 14 January 2014

    There is little doubt that the GoPro has changed the market in camcorders. Gone are those days when you needed to keep a camera dry and away from shocks. We now live in a world where everyone records everything they do, and some of that stuff is exceptionally...

  • Hands-on: The Impossible Instant Lab review
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    Hands-on: The Impossible Instant Lab review

    By 14 January 2014

    How many pictures do you have on your iPhone? 10, 100, 1,000, maybe more? The Impossible Project, born out of a desire to continue making Polaroid film, has created the Impossible Instant Lab, a mobile printing/scanning station, if you like, that lets...

  • Fujifilm X-E2 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Fujifilm X-E2 review

    By 13 January 2014

    As companies clamour to deliver the best possible camera solutions, sometimes all it takes is a little bit of polish and effort on a manufacturer's behalf to buff out the apparent spec sheet blemishes of an older model to deliver a winning ticket. And...

  • Hands-on: Nikon Coolpix L830 review
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    Hands-on: Nikon Coolpix L830 review

    By 12 January 2014

    Some of Nikon's more affordable cameras can be a bit hit and miss, but after playing with the long-zoom Nikon Coolpix L830 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas we were rather impressed. Key to the L830's spec is its 34x optical zoom lens, which...

  • Hands-on: Fujifilm FinePix S1 review
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    Hands-on: Fujifilm FinePix S1 review

    By 11 January 2014

    The Fujifilm FinePix S1 isn't the first 50x optical zoom camera that we've seen, but it's full of features that suggest it's among the best of those available. Pitched directly against the likes of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, we checked out the Fujifilm...

  • Fujifilm X100S Black pictures and hands-on
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    Fujifilm X100S Black pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2014

    It’s becoming a set standard for Fujifilm to release black-finish versions of its high-end kit, and now it’s the turn of the Fujifilm X100S. We got our hands on the X100S Black at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, where it was on display at the...

  • Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ55 review
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    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ55 review

    By 10 January 2014

    It seems to be selfie season, as Panasonic steps on board the flip-up screen compact camera express with the Lumix TZ55. We had been allowed to preview the bigger-brother TZ60 model ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, but have had to wait a little...

  • Hands-on: Sony Alpha A5000 is small yet mighty
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    Hands-on: Sony Alpha A5000 is small yet mighty

    By 10 January 2014

    With Sony’s NEX brand surrendering to the Alpha title, the A5000 is among the first compact system cameras we’ve seen to carry the new badge. But what’s in a name? We got to play with the A5000 at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 to find out....

  • Hands-on: Canon PowerShot N100 goes whacky with front and rear cameras
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    Hands-on: Canon PowerShot N100 goes whacky with front and rear cameras

    By 10 January 2014

    Canon continues to let its N-series engineers run wild with their imaginations with the release of the PowerShot N100. And we got to test it out at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas. Unlike the square form PowerShot N that came before it,...

  • Samsung at CES 2014: Ultra HD 4K TVs, Galaxy NotePro and TabPro, ATIV Book9 and One7, NX30 and WB smart cameras, and more
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    Samsung at CES 2014: Ultra HD 4K TVs, Galaxy NotePro and TabPro, ATIV Book9 and One7, NX30 and WB smart cameras, and more

    By 10 January 2014

    The 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas is finally wrapping up, so Pocket-lint figured it was a good time to compile all the highlights from some of the biggest tech companies, including Samsung. Samsung used CES 2014 as a platform to debut a range of new,...

  • Hands-on: Samsung NX30 shows off tilt-angle electronic viewfinder
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    Hands-on: Samsung NX30 shows off tilt-angle electronic viewfinder

    By 8 January 2014

    Samsung is one of the unsung compact system camera manufacturers in our view. Its NX series has plenty to offer, with the new NX30 being the most feature-packed model we've yet seen. Build-wise the DSLR-styled camera does look and feel rather plasticky,...