Compact cameras archive

  • Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR adds an AR twist
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    Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR adds an AR twist

    By 11 August 2011

    Fujifilm has announced the FinePix F600EX, a high-end mid-zoom compact that is the follow up to the F550EX - a Pocket-lint "Hot Product". The key new feature on this camera, which will go up against similar super compacts such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20...

  • Canon PowerShot A3300 IS   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot A3300 IS review

    By 29 July 2011

    On the look out for an entry level snapshot, and have a bit over £100 to spend? The A3300 IS has a suggested asking price exactly £20 more than its PowerShot “A” family doppelganger in the A3200 IS, give or take a couple of body colour options....

  • Best compact travel cameras
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    Best compact travel cameras

    By 26 July 2011

    We're now well into the holiday season and if you're lucky then you'll be off to sunnier climes for a much-needed vacation. This is the perfect to time to invest in a new snapper to capture all your holiday memories, but with so many options available,...

  • Fujifilm FinePix S3200   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix S3200 review

    By 26 July 2011

    The Fujifilm FinePix S3200 is the latest 24x optical zoom camera that packs in plenty of zoom at an affordable price. Superzoom cameras have been going from strength to strength over recent months, though the 14-megapixel S3200 is a more budget model...

  • Sony DSC-TX55 becomes world's thinnest snapper
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    Sony DSC-TX55 becomes world's thinnest snapper

    By 25 July 2011

    You may have seen our picture happy hands-on with Sony DSC-TX55 earlier on Pocket-lint, now allow us to fill you in on all the official details of the "world's thinnest compact camera". Firstly, it's a good idea to look at just how Sony has managed to...

  • Sony DSC-TX55 hands-on
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    Sony DSC-TX55 hands-on

    By 25 July 2011

    Sony's created what it claims is the world's thinnest compact camera measuring just 12.2mm thick and we of course have already played with the new Sony DSC-TX55 model at a "behind closed doors" preview.  While we sadly weren't allowed to take away photos...

  • Panasonic powers up the Lumix DMC-LS5 with AA batteries
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    Panasonic powers up the Lumix DMC-LS5 with AA batteries

    By 21 July 2011

    Not interested in making the move to a bridge camera, so have no interest in Panasonic's Lumix FZ48 that was just announced? Looking instead for a cheap compact camera that you can chuck in your bag? Maybe the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5 is more what you're...

  • Samsung SH100 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung SH100 review

    By 13 July 2011

    The Samsung SH100 is a point-and-shoot compact camera that squeezes in Wi-Fi technology at a budget price point. Turning the “high-end technology, high price” ethos on its head, the SH100 is little more than one hundred pounds from many online stores....

  • Canon PowerShot A3200 IS   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot A3200 IS review

    By 6 July 2011

    Looking for an inexpensive yet not unimpressive snapper to slide into your pocket this summer for casual use? For somewhere around the £100 mark, if we go by street/online pricing rather than the manufacturer’s own, the 14.1 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD...

  • Leica V-Lux 30   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Leica V-Lux 30 review

    By 1 July 2011

    There’s a new travel zoom on the block in the shape of the Leica V-Lux 30, a 14.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.33 CMOS sensor incorporating, 16x optical zoom model with sophisticated accents yet familiar boxy styling. In fact, it resembles a re-badge-d...

  • Pentax launches special Optio WG1-GPS in Shiny Orange
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    Pentax launches special Optio WG1-GPS in Shiny Orange

    By 28 June 2011

    Pentax's GPS equipped invinci-cam has just taken a trip to the tanning salon and returned a shiny shade of orange.  The compact consists of an aluminium alloy front panel combined with gunmetal grey hardy rubber. The WG1-GPS is designed to be thrown...

  • Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR   review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR review

    By 24 June 2011

    With its slide open and shoot faceplate, mainly metal build, internally stacked lens and glossy good looks, the svelte and pocket friendly Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR logically follows on from last year’s very similar Z800EXR, a previous Hot Product here...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 review

    By 16 June 2011

    Updating last year’s WX5, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX10 is around £50 cheaper than its near numerical doppelganger in the current waterproofed DSC-TX10, though it’s unable to withstand the wet and the cold in the same way. Both cameras share a 16.2...

  • Pentax Optio S1  review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Pentax Optio S1 review

    By 10 June 2011

    Looking for an inexpensive bauble with which to turn heads every time you take a snap? Photography stalwart Pentax is better known for practicality than trend setting, yet recent(ish) pocket snapshots including the Optio I-10 and RS1000 have bucked...

  • Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR   review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR review

    By 8 June 2011

    The Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR doesn’t do things by halves. A quick browse down its specifications quickly affirms that: It has a 16-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and wide-angle 24mm lens that extends to 360mm thanks to the 15x optical zoom. Considering its...

  • Samsung PL170 review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Samsung PL170 review

    By 6 June 2011

    Isn’t it always the case that whoever is usually taking the pictures in the family rarely gets into shot themselves, while most attempts at self-portraiture result in merely highlighting double chins or inadvertently chopping half your face out of the...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37 review

    By 2 June 2011

    Looking for a reliable pocket camera for the holidays? Along with the Lumix DMC-FS35, the Panasonic FS37 we have here upgrades last year’s FS33, upping the stills resolution from 14 to 16 megapixels, spread across a 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor. Though the...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 review

    By 25 May 2011

    Tough and beautiful can make for an arresting combination. Just ask fans of Xena Warrior Princess or, more recently, fem-bot Cameron out of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Both qualities are to be found in Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-TX10 point and...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V review

    By 24 May 2011

    The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V hits the shelves some 2 years following on from the original Sony HX1 model. The latter was the instigator of the “Sweep Panorama” (live panorama capture that’s auto-stitched in camera) craze, and the HX100V not only takes...

  • Nikon Coolpix P500   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P500 review

    By 19 May 2011

    Although we all like the idea of swapping camera lenses as and when we want to, in reality a one-lens-fits-all approach makes for greater convenience. A couple of months back Canon’s latest 35x optical zoom PowerShot in the SX30 IS nudged ahead of the...

  • Nikon Coolpix P300  review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P300 review

    By 10 May 2011

    The Nikon Coolpix P300 looks to fill a gap towards the top end of the compact camera market that hasn’t been occupied with a worthy Coolpix model to date. Enter the Nikon Coolpix P300: a small, 12.2-megapixel compact with a 24-100mm F/1.8-4.9 image...

  • Olympus SZ-20   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus SZ-20 review

    By 4 May 2011

    Like Nikon with its Coolpix S9100, Olympus is a late entrant into the travel zoom class. But not to be outdone it’s shoehorning a 12.5x optical zoom into a 16-megapixel pocket snapper with the launch of the SZ-20, the headline spec an exact match for...

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP30   review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix XP30 review

    By 29 April 2011

    It seems it’s not enough these days for a digital compact “just” to be able to withstand a fumbled drop onto the pavement, a dip in the ocean, a spell in the deep freeze, or having sand kicked in its, um, fascia. The latest generation of toughened...

  • Samsung ST93 delivers slim design with features aplenty
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    Samsung ST93 delivers slim design with features aplenty

    By 21 April 2011

    Samsung has just announced the launch of a brand new feature-ridden compact camera; adding to the current ST range, the ST93 hopes to entice you to buy with a whopping 16 megapixels in an ultra-slim shape. The ST93 gets dual image stabilisation, the tech...

  • Canon PowerShot SX220 HS   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot SX220 HS review

    By 20 April 2011

    The Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is a 14x zoom camera, the follow on from the neat PowerShot SX210 IS of last year. The travel zoom category is more competitive than ever, with all the major manufacturers having their take with some great models to choose...