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Xiaomi Yi is the £41 alternative to GoPro that offers 1080p at 60fps

Xiaomi Yi is the £41 alternative to GoPro that offers 1080p at 60fps

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Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has announced its own action camera that it's selling at a staggering 399 CNY which is about £41.Despite being £320 less than the GoPro Hero4 Black Edition doesn't fall down on specs. The Xiaomi Yi can manage full 1080p video... >>

HTC Re dinosaur: Makes snapping photos and shooting video fun

HTC Re dinosaur: Makes snapping photos and shooting video fun

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HTC has taken its Re camera to a prehistoric level by introducing the HTC Re dinosaur at Mobile World Congress 2015.Until now the HTC Re was a little specific as a sort of device and that shape had us a little bemused. Now that the Re dinosaur accessory... >>

Nikon Coolpix P900 fixed lens camera offers staggering 83x optical zoom for £500

Nikon Coolpix P900 fixed lens camera offers staggering 83x optical zoom for £500

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Nikon has unveiled a fixed lens camera superbly suited to wildlife and night sky photographers as it comes with a mighty 83x optical zoom. That means it is capable of capturing details that can't normally be seen by the naked eye.The zoom of the Nikon... >>

Nikon D7200 is company's first to include NFC and Wi-Fi in a DSLR

Nikon D7200 is company's first to include NFC and Wi-Fi in a DSLR

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You might have thought it would all be mobile phones today considering Mobile World Congress has started in Barcelona, but Nikon has bucked the trend with an announcement of its own.It will be launching the Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR camera on 19 March... >>

Official Samsung Galaxy S6 camera photo samples show how good new camera really is

Official Samsung Galaxy S6 camera photo samples show how good new camera really is

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Just how good is the new camera on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge? Is it really good enough to take on the iPhone and HTC's efforts and replace your standard point and shoot at the same time? Samsung thinks so, and has released a series of photos... >>

Incredible pictures of superheroes on rooftops and how they were shot (gallery)

Incredible pictures of superheroes on rooftops and how they were shot (gallery)

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Superheroes tend to hang out on rooftops, a lot. It's not just physically helpful as a way to watch out for crime below, before swooping in, but also represents how they lord over us mere mortals. So what better place to capture them than where they think... >>

Google Project Ara camera modules revealed for easy swap-out upgrades

Google Project Ara camera modules revealed for easy swap-out upgrades

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Until now, upgrading the camera on a smartphone meant splashing out on an entirely new device. Google's Project Ara uses interchangeable parts to keep upgrades specified and affordable though and Toshiba has been hard at work so it can be the first to reveal... >>

Olympus Pen E-PL7 review: Stylish system camera
4.5 stars

Olympus Pen E-PL7 review: Stylish system camera

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With fun features such as a "selfie screen", pared down controls and a user-friendly interface, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is primarily aimed at point-and-shoot users. However, experienced photographers can find plenty of depth to keep their interest, with... >>

DJI supports Micro Four Thirds: Drones could let you fly any lens you want

DJI supports Micro Four Thirds: Drones could let you fly any lens you want

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DJI has announced that it will be supporting the Micro Four Thirds system. This suggests a new drone from DJI may soon arrive allowing you to swap out lenses for flight.DJI has a history of supporting camera enthusiasts in aerial shots, without charging... >>

Drones for Good winner revealed: Gimball is a crash-proof drone perfect for search and rescue

Drones for Good winner revealed: Gimball is a crash-proof drone perfect for search and rescue

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Who knew drones could be useful for something other than having fun?You’ve seen drones for taking pictures. You’ve seen drones for getting access to hard-to-reach areas. You’ve seen drones for delivering stuff. You’ve seen drones for monitoring.... >>

Nikon Coolpix S9900: Retro style 30x superzoom (hands-on)

Nikon Coolpix S9900: Retro style 30x superzoom (hands-on)

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The Nikon Coolpix S9900 supplants the S9700 and brings with it a new design, adding some retro feel to this superzoom camera.It has grown slightly over the previous model, but it brings with it a big change, and that's a 3-inch vari-angle display on the... >>

Nikon Coolpix AW130: Tough keeps getting tougher (hands-on)

Nikon Coolpix AW130: Tough keeps getting tougher (hands-on)

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The Coolpix AW130 sees Nikon update its tough camera in what is pretty much a yearly move. The design has been more or less the same over the past three iterations of the this camera, and we're happy there's still a camouflage model for those armchair... >>

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

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Having first seen the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II a week ago - having aligned its products into their hierarchical roles, Olympus is now "doing a Canon" with its models, hence the "MkII" name - we've since explored the camera's capabilities at the Olympus... >>

Nikon Coolpix P610 superzoom: Serving a familiar 60x optical zoom with NFC side portion

Nikon Coolpix P610 superzoom: Serving a familiar 60x optical zoom with NFC side portion

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It's camera season, with the CP+ show underway in Japan, and Nikon has unveiled the new king in its superzoom series: the Coolpix P610.This 60x optical zoom superzoom delivers a 24-1440mm equivalent zoom, just the same as its P600 predecessor, for shooting... >>

Nikon Coolpix S9900: 30x zoom compact adds vari-angle screen for extra flexibility

Nikon Coolpix S9900: 30x zoom compact adds vari-angle screen for extra flexibility

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On the face of it the Nikon Coolpix S9900 looks the same as last year's S9700 model, featuring the same 25-750mm equivalent zoom lens and back-lit 16-megapixel senso. Flip it round, however, and its newly appointed 3-inch vari-angle screen ads an extra... >>

Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Serious, but not just about selfies
4.0 stars

Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Serious, but not just about selfies

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Welcome to generation selfie. The Panasonic Lumix GF7 is the follow-up to 2013's GF6, complete with flip-forward screen for taking those delightfully pouty shots. And if that premise hasn't got you hooked then fear not - as the latest in the entry-level... >>

Nikon D810A: The first full-frame astrophotography DSLR is here to help you shoot the stars

Nikon D810A: The first full-frame astrophotography DSLR is here to help you shoot the stars

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Nikon has announced its new D810A DSLR camera that's design specifically to shoot the stars. Yes astrophotographers this is the full-frame DSLR you've been waiting for, trumping Canon's EOS 60Da in terms of sensor size and resolution.Nikon says the D810A... >>

Nikon Coolpix AW130 and S33 designed for the more adventurous snappers out there

Nikon Coolpix AW130 and S33 designed for the more adventurous snappers out there

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Nikon has introduced two compact cameras to its range that are designed for the photographer with an adventurous streak. Coming in at two radically different price points, the Coolpix AW130 and Coolpix S33 are weatherproof and able to shoot stills and... >>

Pentax K-S2 DSLR goes for broke on features: Weatherproof, Wi-Fi, NFC, and more

Pentax K-S2 DSLR goes for broke on features: Weatherproof, Wi-Fi, NFC, and more

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Ricoh is introducing a new Pentax DSLR, and although it's considered a compact camera, it is loaded with fancy features such as a weather-resistant body and a variable-angle LCD monitor.The new camera is called Pentax K-S2. It is described as the "world’s... >>

Canon EOS 750D vs 760D: What's the difference? Mid-weight DSLR showdown

Canon EOS 750D vs 760D: What's the difference? Mid-weight DSLR showdown

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Canon has unveiled not one, but two new mid-range DSLR cameras to its lineup, making for a busier EOS range than ever before. The new EOS 750D and 760D are like the filling in a Canon sandwich, sat above the existing EOS 700D, but below the 70D in terms... >>

Canon PowerShot G3 X superzoom incoming: 1-inch sensor, 25x optical zoom compact teased

Canon PowerShot G3 X superzoom incoming: 1-inch sensor, 25x optical zoom compact teased

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Everyone loves a superzoom, and Canon has set its sights on the top-end of the market with the initial unveiling of the PowerShot G3 X.And it's not doing things by half measures. Featuring a 1-inch sensor for heightened image quality, the camera also... >>

Canon EOS 5DS vs 5DS R: What's the difference? 50-megapixel DSLR camera specs explored

Canon EOS 5DS vs 5DS R: What's the difference? 50-megapixel DSLR camera specs explored

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Think that the Nikon D810 is high resolution? Think again. Canon has unveiled the EOS 5DS and 5DS R models, each boasting a 50.6-megapixel full-frame sensor at their core, making them the highest-resolution DSLR cameras on the market.So what's the difference... >>

Hands-on: Canon EOS M3 review: Still behind the mirrorless market curve

Hands-on: Canon EOS M3 review: Still behind the mirrorless market curve

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Canon makes great DSLR cameras, there's no doubt about that. But in 2012 when the company dipped into the mirrorless market with the EOS M, it was unusually behind the curve. The EOS M2 appeared in Asia to try and fill a gap, some firmware update appeared... >>

Canon EOS 750D and 760D: Similar features, different designs, more choice (hands-on)

Canon EOS 750D and 760D: Similar features, different designs, more choice (hands-on)

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Now here's something we didn't expect: Canon unveiled not one, but two new mid-range DSLR cameras to its EOS lineup. The new EOS 750D and 760D are like the filling in a Canon sandwich, sat above the existing EOS 700D, but below the 70D in terms of rank.The... >>

Olympus Tough TG-860 may be the hardiest waterproof camera yet, and it's gunning for GoPro

Olympus Tough TG-860 may be the hardiest waterproof camera yet, and it's gunning for GoPro

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Olympus has updated its strong camera range with the new Tough TG-860 and it's setting its sights on GoPro.After the TG-850 was released last year Olympus must have had some success since it's now back with an improved model. It's clearly aimed at offering... >>

Samsung NX500 pinches NX1’s 28MP sensor and 4K video abilities, condenses into portable size

Samsung NX500 pinches NX1’s 28MP sensor and 4K video abilities, condenses into portable size

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It's camera season ahead of the CP+ show in Japan, with Samsung taking turn to unveil its latest Tizen-based compact system camera: the NX500.The replacement model of 2013's NX300, the NX500 pinches the top-end NX1 model's core innards, including the... >>

Olympus Air 101 takes on Sony Cyber-shot QX10 with open platform remote lens

Olympus Air 101 takes on Sony Cyber-shot QX10 with open platform remote lens

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Until now Sony hasn't had to worry about competition for its remote lens Cyber-shot QX10. But Olympus has now stepped up with its Olympus Air 101 that should rock Sony's world.The Olympus Air 101, unlike Sony's offering, works on any phone as it's an... >>

Snow photos: Five top tips for great shots in the snow

Snow photos: Five top tips for great shots in the snow

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The UK and parts of the US is covered in snow again which many might curse as they have to trudge to work, but it can also present some fun opportunities too. So before the sun rears its head you can grab your camera and get shooting. The snow makes... >>

Olloclip 4-in-1 lens for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: Making your iPhone camera better

Olloclip 4-in-1 lens for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: Making your iPhone camera better

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We all know the how good the iPhone cameras are, but Olloclip thinks it can make them even better. It has just launched the 4-in-1 lens for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (£69.99).The new lens set, a follow on from the previous iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S... >>

If you got an old Dropcam, you can get a free upgrade to an HD one from Nest

If you got an old Dropcam, you can get a free upgrade to an HD one from Nest

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There's a lot of risk involved when it comes to being an early adopter of technology, but sometimes, it can also be rewarding. Nest, for instance, has announced a replacement program that's all about helping owners of the original Dropcam and Dropcam... >>

Panasonic Lumix TZ70 review: The do-it-all compact camera to beat
4.5 stars

Panasonic Lumix TZ70 review: The do-it-all compact camera to beat

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There are a growing number of pocketable do-it-all compact cameras on the market vying for attention, with the Panasonic Lumix TZ70 aiming to be cream of the crop. This pocketable travel compact squeezes an electronic viewfinder and 30x optical zoom lens... >>

Snap Pets: Hands-on with the cutest selfie camera of them all

Snap Pets: Hands-on with the cutest selfie camera of them all

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Tech toy brand WowWee is best known for its more boy-oriented robots, with the MiP and forthcoming MiPosaur and REV cars perhaps appealing more to males than females - although not exclusively so, we'd imagine.The company is looking to redress the... >>

Forcite Alpine: the smart snow helmet with 1080p camera, speakers, fog lights, tracking and more

Forcite Alpine: the smart snow helmet with 1080p camera, speakers, fog lights, tracking and more

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The humble ski helmet is about to get an overhaul by Aussie start-up Forcite with its Alpine smart helmet.Rather than merely offering protection the Forcite Alpine wants to allow its wearer to film, communicate, track and share skiing and snowboarding... >>

It's time to play with VTech's GoPro for kids (hands-on)

It's time to play with VTech's GoPro for kids (hands-on)

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Tech toy brand VTech has often looked to adult gadget trends for inspiration and the latest to get its attention is the action cam market, like the GoPros of this world.The Kidizoom Action Cam is designed for children from five-years and up and, like... >>

Panasonic Lumix GF7 interchangeable lens camera offers hands-free selfies

Panasonic Lumix GF7 interchangeable lens camera offers hands-free selfies

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Panasonic has announced its latest Lumix GF7 compact interchangeable lens camera that's selfie friendly.The Lumix GF7 includes a hands-free selfie mode to get shots with "Soft Skin", "Defocusing" and even "Sliming Mode". Simply flip up the rear screen... >>

Sony Alpha A5100 review: Compact-a-like
4.0 stars

Sony Alpha A5100 review: Compact-a-like

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Since Sony dropped its NEX branding and blanketed its compact system camera line with the Alpha brand name, the range has not morphed dramatically, simply divided itself into different schools of thought: those seeking a compact alternative, and those... >>

Fujifilm announces new X-A2, XQ2 and FinePix cameras

Fujifilm announces new X-A2, XQ2 and FinePix cameras

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Fujifilm, ever releasing new kit, has just announced its latest cameras that will become available soon in the X-A2, XQ2 and FinePix S9900W/S9800 and XP80.The X-A2 is a high-powered compact system camera for top quality shots from a portable snapper.... >>

Panasonic Lumix GM5 review: Mini system camera has high-end compacts in its sights
4.5 stars

Panasonic Lumix GM5 review: Mini system camera has high-end compacts in its sights

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Panasonic rules the roost when it comes to dinky compact system cameras, with 2013's Lumix GM1 establishing a strong position in the market.How to update such a seemingly perfect pocketable interchangeable lens camera? Plonk a viewfinder in it and add... >>

Nikon expands compact camera range with Wi-Fi Coolpix S3700, S2900 and L31

Nikon expands compact camera range with Wi-Fi Coolpix S3700, S2900 and L31

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Nikon has announced three new members of its Coolpix compact camera range. The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is the leader of the pack, with Wi-Fi and NFC support for connecting to smartphones and tablets, while the S2900 promises a slim body and the L31 is a simple... >>

Watch out GoPro, Apple has plans for its own action camera

Watch out GoPro, Apple has plans for its own action camera

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Apple may have its sights set on the mega-popular GoPro camera range with plans to create its own version.A patent has been granted to Apple for a remote-controlled action camera very like the GoPro Hero range. The patent mentions using a watch to control... >>

HTC Re camera now lets you live stream to YouTube and send broadcast links to friends

HTC Re camera now lets you live stream to YouTube and send broadcast links to friends

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HTC has announced that its periscope-shaped Re camera will soon stream to YouTube, allowing owners of the device to send live broadcasts to their YouTube channel and connect with viewers from around the world.This new functionality will arrive in the... >>

Samsung NX1 review: The new-age DSLR successor?
4.5 stars

Samsung NX1 review: The new-age DSLR successor?

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After wrapping up its Pentax clone GX-series DSLR line in 2009, Samsung has spent time furrowing its own path back into the camera market with its NX-series compact system cameras. The latest of which, the Samsung NX1, isn't afraid of going large: it's... >>

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS and SX710 HS super-zoom cameras (eyes-on)

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS and SX710 HS super-zoom cameras (eyes-on)

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Canon is at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, so we stopped by the camera maker’s booth to take a look at some of its new PowerShots.Two of the most note-worthy announcements on display were updates to the 42x 24-1,008mm SX520 HS and the 30x 25-750mm SX700 HS.The... >>

Hands-on: Nikon D5500 review: Is Nikon's first touchscreen DSLR too late to the game?

Hands-on: Nikon D5500 review: Is Nikon's first touchscreen DSLR too late to the game?

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It's a curious time in the world of cameras right now, with boundaries ever-blurring, but new technologies incremental rather than revolutionary. The arrival of the Nikon D5500, which is the company's first ever touchscreen DSLR, looks to fend off the... >>

Whoa! Sony's X1000V Action Camera can take 4K video of all your gnarly stunts

Whoa! Sony's X1000V Action Camera can take 4K video of all your gnarly stunts

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Sony is once again trying to take on GoPro. And it might just succeed this year, thanks to its new Action Cam FDR-X1000V.The company, which unveiled the tiny white camera at CES 2015, highlighted that it is mountable and can capture video at 4K resolution... >>

Forget Top Gun, these pictures were taken by one of the world's fastest photographers

Forget Top Gun, these pictures were taken by one of the world's fastest photographers

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We've seen plenty of photographs taken in extreme conditions before but we can safely say that the photographer who took these pictures is the fastest. In travel terms.Chris Ryding is a flight trials photographer who works for BAE Systems' military aircraft... >>