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  • Best digital system camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best digital system camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 19 November 2013

    It has been a great year for cameras and the first year we've split the camera category into two - dedicated compacts and, as you're seeing here, system cameras. That includes more traditional DSLR cameras and mirrorless compacy system cameras. Both sides...

  • 'Selfie' chosen as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries
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    'Selfie' chosen as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

    By 19 November 2013

    Oxford Dictionaries has awarded "selfie" the title of word of 2013. It is used to describe a self-portrait taken on a camera or smartphone, sometimes pointed at a mirror, others from the front-facing cam. And editors at the dictionary compiling company...

  • Best digital compact camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best digital compact camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 19 November 2013

    Compact cameras are brilliant - and they continue to get better year on year. It's a wide-ranging category, as ever, with 2013 being no different. With releases and updates flooding the market every couple of months, there is a compact out there for every...

  • Sony reportedly planning NEX-7 successor for early 2014
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    Sony reportedly planning NEX-7 successor for early 2014

    By 19 November 2013

    First announced in August 2011, Sony's NEX-7 mirrorless interchangeable camera is due for a refresh. Sony now ready to offer a successor to the NEX-7, to be released early in 2014, according to Sony Alpha Rumors.  The refresh is sure to excite camera...

  • A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November
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    A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November

    By 16 November 2013

    Mid November and there's only one thing on most people's minds: the imminent Xbox One and Playstation 4 launches. In the UK we have to wait a little longer than America does for the PS4 launch, but we've been playing around with the final machine's user...

  • Panasonic Lumix GM1 review
    Cameras 5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

    By 14 November 2013

    One glance at the Panasonic Lumix GM1 and you’ll assume it’s a compact camera. Well, it is compact by size - that much is clear - but as it’s got an interchangeable lens system as is part of the Micro Four Thirds family it, therefore, falls into...

  • Nokia releases Lytro-like Refocus app for Lumia PureView handsets
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    Nokia releases Lytro-like Refocus app for Lumia PureView handsets

    By 13 November 2013

    Nokia has released its anticipated Refocus app, which features Lytro-like capabilities, to the Windows Phone Store. It's available exclusively to Nokia Lumia handsets with a PureView camera, allowing users to take a picture and refocus the image later....

  • Lytro software update adds 3D-viewing to images
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    Lytro software update adds 3D-viewing to images

    By 12 November 2013

    Lytro has pushed out a software update called Lytro 3D that allows Lytro camera users to view their photos in 3D. The Lytro 3D update includes Lytro Desktop for Mac and Windows and Lytro Mobile for iOS, and it essentially enables Lytro camera users to...

  • Samsung's first Tizen product is NX300M compact system camera, not smartphone
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    Samsung's first Tizen product is NX300M compact system camera, not smartphone

    By 11 November 2013

    Tizen, the alternative operating system Samsung and Intel have been working on for some time, may be taking its sweet time to reach the smartphone market, but is has made its debut in one device. It has been implemented in the NX300M compact system camera...

  • Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility
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    Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility

    By 5 November 2013

    It's official - Nikon's "Pure Photography" camera, the Nikon Df, has been unveiled. But it's not what we had initially expected - this is a full-frame DSLR camera through and through, not the rumoured full-frame mirrorless camera that had been doing the...

  • Hands-on: Nikon Df review
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    Hands-on: Nikon Df review

    By 5 November 2013

    We knew Nikon had something up its sleeve. Throughout October there had been glimpses in teaser videos showing a Nikon product described as being all about "Pure Photography". The result is the Nikon Df, a full-frame, retro-styled DSLR camera. That’s...

  • AT&T is first US carrier to offer Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom on 8 November
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    AT&T is first US carrier to offer Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom on 8 November

    By 4 November 2013

    Samsung has announced that AT&T will be the first carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom in the US on 8 November for $199.99 with a two-year contract or on a $25-a-month instalment plant via AT&T Nextsm. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a smartphone-camera...

  • Android 4.4 KitKat ships with advanced photo editor for the perfect selfie
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    Android 4.4 KitKat ships with advanced photo editor for the perfect selfie

    By 3 November 2013

    Following the announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat last week, more features have begun to surface. The latest is an enhanced photo editor found within the software, capable of full-size image processing and is all around said to be "pretty powerful". Presumably...

  • A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November
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    A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November

    By 2 November 2013

    As we roll into November it's clear that gaming season is upon us. And just ahead of the fourth generation of consoles, it looks as though its the season of fourth-in-season releases too: Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV head up proceedings, with...

  • Hands-on: Olloclip 4-in-1 lens review
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    Hands-on: Olloclip 4-in-1 lens review

    By 31 October 2013

    The iPhone 5 and 5S already have really good cameras, but according to Olloclip they aren't good enough. For those that want to have even more control of the photos they take the company has created the Olloclip 4-in-1 lens system that simply sides on...

  • Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens
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    Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens

    By 29 October 2013

    Olympus has expanded its compact camera market with the new premium Stylus 1 compact. It's like an XZ-2 in OM-D E-M5 clothing with a 28-300mm f/2.8 zoom thrown into the mix. Many were anticipating a large sensor for this model, but Olympus has stuck with...

  • Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review
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    Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

    By 29 October 2013

    Well, well, well, if it isn't a mini Olympus OM-D. Only it's not. The Olympus Stylus 1 is like a head-on collision between the compact system camera and the Japanese company's high-end XZ-2 compact camera. With a 28-300mm f/2.8 lens thrown in the mix...

  • Canon EOS 700D review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Canon EOS 700D review

    By 28 October 2013

    The Canon EOS 700D sits in a category of DLSR cameras that Canon says is for beginners. Its apparent stable mates include the tiny EOS M, the 1100D and the 100D, each of which the 700D is superior to in various ways. It also replaces the 650D and, in...

  • Nikon teaser video adds further weight to full-frame FM2-style CSC rumours
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    Nikon teaser video adds further weight to full-frame FM2-style CSC rumours

    By 27 October 2013

    Nikon has recently been linked with a new full-frame compact system camera that will compete with the Sony Alpha A7. Rumours from Nikon specialist sites suggest that the "hybrid" camera will come in a body not too dissimilar to the original FM2 35mm snapper...

  • iOS 7 photo and iPhoto tips and tricks: Getting the most out of your iPhone pictures
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    iOS 7 photo and iPhoto tips and tricks: Getting the most out of your iPhone pictures

    By 27 October 2013

    The iPhone camera is one of the most used phone cameras in the world. But how do you make the most of the images and photos you've taken with the iPhone and iPad cameras? Apple has added plenty of new features in iOS 7, including in its new version of...

  • A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October
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    A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    By 26 October 2013

    This week it's all about computing. Well, largely about computing. We've been treated to the second generation of Microsoft laptop-meets-tablet devices in the shape of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, the latter a head-to-head dead ringer against the...

  • Nikon Coolpix L620 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix L620 review

    By 25 October 2013

    Too much control isn't always a good thing. Sometimes you want a camera that enables you to just pick it up and start shooting, and that's exactly what the Nikon Coolpix L620, with 14x optical zoom, is aimed. You just have to trust it and enjoy the ride....

  • Canon Japan releases build-your-own premium editions of PowerShot S120 and G16
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    Canon Japan releases build-your-own premium editions of PowerShot S120 and G16

    By 23 October 2013

    Canon is to release two limited-edition premium versions of its PowerShot S120 and PowerShot G16 compact cameras which you can customise with different coloured accessories that come in the pack. Sadly though, they are just for the Japanese market. The...

  • Nokia Refocus: Adjust focus after shooting, but it's no Lytro
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    Nokia Refocus: Adjust focus after shooting, but it's no Lytro

    By 22 October 2013

    Nokia continues to push its camera solution, with the introduction of Refocus - a forthcoming app as part of the Windows Phone 8 Lumia Black OS update - set to enable focus adjustment after taking a picture. The new camera option will be arriving on the...

  • Nokia Lumia 1520 first smartphone to offer raw file output
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    Nokia Lumia 1520 first smartphone to offer raw file output

    By 22 October 2013

    Nokia is to roll out raw file output in its camera-focused Lumia smartphones, with the new Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet the first smartphone to introduce the universal DNG format to capture options. Wowzers. Pocket-lint is on hand at the Nokia World in Abu...