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  • A week in reviews: 14 - 18 April
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    A week in reviews: 14 - 18 April

    By 19 April 2014

    It's a big week for phones. Not only has the developer preview for Windows Phone 8.1 been unleashed - which, but of course, we've reviewed - but we've unveiled our review of the flagship Sony Xperia Z2. Waterproof, premium, powerful - is it the flagship...

  • Nikon Coolpix P7800 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P7800 review

    By 15 April 2014

    Nikon is on the up when it comes to its compact cameras. And if you're looking for a high-end model then the Coolpix P7800 may have already made it onto your shortlist, alongside similar models such as the Canon PowerShot G16. Ultimately similar to the...

  • A week in reviews: 31 March - 4 April
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    A week in reviews: 31 March - 4 April

    By 5 April 2014

    It's the week when April Fools' jokes happen aplenty. And we witnessed some crackers this week, all condensed into our best picks from around the web. Giggles brushed aside and we're left with a bevy of tech wonderment in this week's reviews. It's as...

  • Nikon Coolpix P340 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P340 review

    By 1 April 2014

    When it comes to high-end compact cameras there are lots of options out there. Most of those, however, happen to cost a pretty penny. Although the Nikon Coolpix P340 couldn't be called "budget" it does undercut many of its competitors on the price front...

  • Olympus Stylus SH-1 compact camera with 5-axis OIS says goodbye to blur
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    Olympus Stylus SH-1 compact camera with 5-axis OIS says goodbye to blur

    By 31 March 2014

    Olympus has announced the Stylus SH-1 compact camera that should do away with the usual blur associated with smaller cameras, thanks to 5-axis optical image stabilisation. Most compact cameras only correct for yaw and pitch whereas the SH-1 apparently...

  • Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 camera takes on low light and rough conditions
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    Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 camera takes on low light and rough conditions

    By 31 March 2014

    Olympus has sent a new leader onto the field of rugged-cam battle with its Stylus Tough TG-3 compact camera. But the TG-3 is more than just tough as it also features screw-on lens adapters, multiple macro settings and Micro Four Thirds processing smarts....

  • A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March
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    A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March

    By 29 March 2014

    It's the week when HTC claimed all glory by announcing and releasing its latest handset, the new HTC One (also known as the M8), in the same day. We had one acting as our day-to-day phone the week prior and have dug deep to deliver the verdict on whether...

  • Olympus Stylus 1 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus Stylus 1 review

    By 27 March 2014

    One glance at the Olympus Stylus 1 and it's hard to ignore how much it looks like a smaller version of the interchangeable lens Olympus OM-D series. Only it's not: this is a high-end compact camera with design cues adopted from the company's top-end interchangeable...

  • Best compact cameras 2014: The best pocket cameras available to buy today
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    Best compact cameras 2014: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

    By 26 March 2014

    If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2014 then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online. Compact cameras are plentiful. With...

  • Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review

    By 26 March 2014

    The original Samsung Galaxy Camera was notable because, although it wasn't the first dedicated camera to use the Android operating system as its user interface, it was the first to integrate an up-to-date version of the operating system with great success....

  • A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February
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    A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February

    By 1 March 2014

    In a week that has been all about the phones - courtesy of our coverage from MWC 2014 - and so we've taken the opportunity to focus the reviews section on different areas of tech this week. Granted it's hard to ignore the heavyweights, such as the unveiling...

  • Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review

    By 26 February 2014

    The prospect of the Panasonic Lumix TZ60 (or ZS40 for our American readers) excited us when we first saw it because it's the latest in the line of what we would consider the very best of the all-round "travel zoom" compact cameras. And if you want something...

  • Canon announces PowerShot SX700 HS, D30 and S200 cameras
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    Canon announces PowerShot SX700 HS, D30 and S200 cameras

    By 12 February 2014

    Canon has unveiled its new line of PowerShot cameras in the SX700 HS, D30 and S200. So there's something for everyone. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is the supermodel of the bunch at just 34.8mm thin. This compact camera manages to cram in an ultra wide...

  • Sony Cyber-shot H400 pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Cyber-shot H400 pictures and hands-on

    By 12 February 2014

    Looking for a huge zoom? Then look no further. The Sony Cyber-shot H400 has a whopping 63x optical zoom lens that provides a 24.5-1550mm equivalent focal length. But can it deliver as big as its features suggest? Sadly, no. We got to play with the H400...

  • Sony Cyber-shot HX400V pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Cyber-shot HX400V pictures and hands-on

    By 12 February 2014

    Everyone loves a superzoom. Sony has updated its HX line with the beefed-up Cyber-shot HX400V model to inject a dash of speed into proceedings. The HX400V is, for the most part, a mirror image of the earlier HX300V camera from last year. The key difference:...

  • Sony Cyber-shot HX60V pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Cyber-shot HX60V pictures and hands-on

    By 12 February 2014

    It's that camera time of year and Sony has updated its travel zoom line with the latest Cyber-shot HX60V model. If you're looking for a compact model with significant zoom that can fit into a pocket or small bag then there's lots here to appeal here....

  • Canon PowerShot SX700 HS pictures and hands-on
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    Canon PowerShot SX700 HS pictures and hands-on

    By 12 February 2014

    When it comes to travel zooms - cameras pocketable in size but with a significant zoom lens squeezed into their designs - there are lots of options out there. Canon is no stranger to the market with many successful PowerShot models already under its belt,...

  • Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review
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    Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

    By 12 February 2014

    The high-end compact camera market has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, and Canon is back with a bang in 2014 with the PowerShot G1 X Mark II. The update to the 2012 original model rights many of the shortcomings that we had...

  • Nikon Coolpix AW120 is the tough camera that will go anywhere
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    Nikon Coolpix AW120 is the tough camera that will go anywhere

    By 7 February 2014

    Nikon has announced the Coolpix AW120, a new tough and waterproof camera that's built to withstand a trip to almost anywhere on the planet. The Coolpix AW120 - but of course - is also available in camouflage and in that spirit remains military tough too....

  • Nikon Coolpix P340 adds Wi-Fi to high-end compact camera line
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    Nikon Coolpix P340 adds Wi-Fi to high-end compact camera line

    By 7 February 2014

    It's camera season and Nikon has announced the Coolpix P340, the successor to the admirable P330 model from last year. So what's new? Not a huge amount really. In Nikon's 2013-14 fashion the P340 is all about Wi-Fi, as that's the one distinct feature...

  • Nikon Coolpix S9700 travel zoom packs in 30x lens
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    Nikon Coolpix S9700 travel zoom packs in 30x lens

    By 7 February 2014

    Nikon has unveiled the Coolpix S9700, a 30x optical zoom compact camera that updates the S9500 model. The S9700 is a model that offers more, sometimes by offering less: it appears Nikon has called time on the super-high resolution sensor of the S9500,...

  • Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes
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    Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes

    By 29 January 2014

    We've been having a ball of late thanks to an Olympus OM-D Challenge that's running on site. We've been off into the Mojave desert to shoot a model, interview photographer Damian McGillicuddy en route, almost get arrested - that wasn't part of the original...

  • Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review
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    Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review

    By 29 January 2014

    Olympus is no stranger to the waterproof compact camera, and from what we've seen the Stylus Tough TG-850 not only looks to be its best effort yet, but also comes with a number of firsts. Principal to the TG-850's design is a tilt-angle screen that can...

  • 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...

  • 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...