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Canon PowerShot SX720 HS preview: Putting 40x zoom in the palm of your hand

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS preview: Putting 40x zoom in the palm of your hand

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Ah, the compact superzoom. Over the years they've got smaller yet, somehow, have managed to cram more and more features in. In the case of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS it's all about the zoom - 40x optical zoom, no less. Which is quite a feat. In the... >>

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 review: Can't Touch This
4.5 stars

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 review: Can't Touch This

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The Panasonic TZ range is hugely popular when it comes to dedicated compact cameras, especially if you're looking for big zoom in a relatively small package. In 2016 the range is diversifying: 2015's TZ70 is replaced by the similar TZ80 (or SZ60 for our... >>

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 vs TZ70: What's the difference?

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 vs TZ70: What's the difference?

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When it comes to what some call "travel zoom" compact cameras, Panasonic is on top form. Its Lumix TZ70 from 2015 combined a wide-ranging 30x optical zoom lens with built-in electronic viewfinder and general all-round top performance. For 2016 the updated... >>

Canon PowerShot G5 X review: Chunky but comprehensive compact
4.0 stars

Canon PowerShot G5 X review: Chunky but comprehensive compact

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It's all change in the camera market, with the focus on throwaway compacts all but dead in the face of smartphone domination. Canon is well known for its chunky-but-capable compact cameras, with 2013's G16 seemingly representing the end of that range,... >>

Light L16 Camera wants to beat DSLR with its 16 lenses and 52-megapixel shots

Light L16 Camera wants to beat DSLR with its 16 lenses and 52-megapixel shots

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Light is a photography company that was founded to make photography better and it may just do that with its L16 Camera. The Light L16 Camera was designed to battle the trade-off between a large DSLR for quality and compact camera for portability. It purports... >>

Leica Q review: The best fixed-lens full-frame compact ever made
5.0 stars

Leica Q review: The best fixed-lens full-frame compact ever made

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Leica is one of those brands that's been around for donkeys years, and for good reason: it makes such exceptionally good optics for its high-end M-series rangefinder cameras that it's in a league of its own. But while the photographic elite might wax... >>

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV: The best getting better? (hands-on)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV: The best getting better? (hands-on)

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Some say that the compact camera is dead. They may be right, as more and more people use their smartphone as a primary camera, making the cheaper compact camera all but redundant.  At the same time, we've seen growing sophistication in high-end compacts,... >>

Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 compacts debut with 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens

Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 compacts debut with 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens

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Sony has unveiled a trio of compact cameras that utilise proprietary Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lenses with 30 times optical zoom. The Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 cameras will all be available from early summer and offer 18.2-megapixel Exmore... >>

Olympus Tough TG-4 is a compact for the more adventurous snapper who wants to shoot in RAW

Olympus Tough TG-4 is a compact for the more adventurous snapper who wants to shoot in RAW

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Olympus has introduced a rugged flagship compact camera in its Stylus series and as well as being shockproof to a height of 2.1-metres, it can also be used underwater up to a depth of 15-metres without a housing. The Tough TG-4 is also crush proof to... >>

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... >>