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Panasonic Lumix TZ100 hands-on preview: Inching the travel zoom market forward?

Panasonic Lumix TZ100 hands-on preview: Inching the travel zoom market forward?

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The Panasonic Lumix TZ100 (SZ100 in the US) joins an increasing raft of cameras built around a 1-inch sensor, promising upgraded image quality over what you would normally expect from a standard compact. Most prominent camera companies are playing the... >>

Canon PowerShot G5 X review: Chunky but comprehensive compact
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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
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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... >>

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... >>

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... >>