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  • Sony Cyber-shot W830 and W810 cameras want to party
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    Sony Cyber-shot W830 and W810 cameras want to party

    By 7 January 2014

    If you're looking for the perfect compact camera to take to that party, then Sony thinks it has a solution in the newly announced Cyber-shot W830 and W810 models. Unveiled in party town Las Vegas at CES 2014, the two new models are designed for those...

  • Nikon Coolpix S6700, S3600 and S2800 compacts have been on the slimline tonic
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    Nikon Coolpix S6700, S3600 and S2800 compacts have been on the slimline tonic

    By 7 January 2014

    Nikon has announced a trio of compact cameras designed for everyday and boasting slim waistlines. The Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a 20-megapixel CCD sensor, 3-inch LCD screen and is capable of 720p video recording. A zoom lens offers 10x optical zoom and...

  • Nikon Coolpix S6800 and S5300 bring Wi-Fi to compact camera range for a reasonable price
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    Nikon Coolpix S6800 and S5300 bring Wi-Fi to compact camera range for a reasonable price

    By 7 January 2014

    Nikon has announced a couple of Wi-Fi-enabled compact cameras that won't break the bank. Designed for taking photos to share on social networks and with loved ones, the Nikon Coolpix S6800 and Nikon Coolpix S5300 will both be available from February in...

  • Panasonic Lumix LZ40: Budget bridge camera brings the zoom
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    Panasonic Lumix LZ40: Budget bridge camera brings the zoom

    By 6 January 2014

    Want a significant zoom in a compact without breaking the bank? The Panasonic Lumix LZ40 might well be the perfect answer. This 42x optical zoom compact has a wide-angle 22mm lens that extends all the way through to a 928mm equivalent. Whether you want...

  • Panasonic Lumix TZ55: Flip-up screen makes this the perfect camera for 'selfies'
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    Panasonic Lumix TZ55: Flip-up screen makes this the perfect camera for 'selfies'

    By 6 January 2014

    Panasonic has unveiled its Lumix TZ55 compact camera, complete with 3-inch LCD on a 180-degree flip bracket. Because the screen can face forward it's the ultimate selfie snapper. But it's not a brand new idea, as we've already seen Samsung and Sony release...

  • Panasonic Lumix TZ60: 30x optical zoom compact introduces electronic viewfinder, ditches touchscreen
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    Panasonic Lumix TZ60: 30x optical zoom compact introduces electronic viewfinder, ditches touchscreen

    By 6 January 2014

    The Panasonic TZ-line is evolving. The latest Lumix TZ60 introduces a built-in electronic viewfinder to the range for the first time, while pushing a 30x optical zoom with physical lens control ring. Despite a 50 per cent increase in top-end focal length...

  • Panasonic Lumix LZ40 pictures and hands-on
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    Panasonic Lumix LZ40 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    Panasonic has a good track record of releasing decent superzoom cameras. Looking to fill the more budget-targeted gap, it has just lifted the lid on the Lumix LZ40: a 42x optical zoom bridge camera with a £229 price tag. We got to check out the budget...

  • Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review
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    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review

    By 6 January 2014

    When it comes to top-tier all-in-one compact cameras, the Panasonic Lumix TZ-series is the first name to pop into our heads. The existing TZ40 was an all-round success. But with the announcement of the Lumix TZ60, however, Panasonic has pushed the compact...

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP70: Splish splash with waterproof Wi-Fi compact camera
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    Fujifilm FinePix XP70: Splish splash with waterproof Wi-Fi compact camera

    By 6 January 2014

    Fujifilm has got the waterproof compact camera market fairly sewn up because of its affordable price point. Year after year it releases an additional model in the XP-series, and in 2014 that brings us to the FinePix XP70. It's waterproof, it's got Wi-Fi...

  • Fujifilm S9400W, S9200 and S8600: Trio of bridge cameras are all about the zoom
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    Fujifilm S9400W, S9200 and S8600: Trio of bridge cameras are all about the zoom

    By 6 January 2014

    Fujifilm has refreshed much of its camera range at this year's Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling the FinePix S9400W, FinePix S9200 and FinePix S8600 models. The theme is clear: it's all about the zoom. That comes as no surprise, as the bottom end...

  • Fujifilm X100S Black: Alternative to classic silver finish available this month
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    Fujifilm X100S Black: Alternative to classic silver finish available this month

    By 6 January 2014

    Hard though it was to avoid a title making a play on AC/DC's Back In Black album title, we put our sensible hats on. Because that's what the Fujifilm X100S Black deserves. This top-end, fixed lens compact camera is just about as good as they come. But...

  • Fujifilm FinePix S1: First waterproof superzoom camera surfaces at CES 2014
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    Fujifilm FinePix S1: First waterproof superzoom camera surfaces at CES 2014

    By 6 January 2014

    It's superzoom season, but Fujifilm has unveiled one with a key difference: the FinePix S1 is the first water-resistant bridge camera. Now as well as singing in the rain you can go shooting too. The Fuji S1 houses a 50x optical zoom lens, which delivers...

  • A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December
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    A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December

    By 21 December 2013

    Panic! It's the eve of the week before Christmas and there are plenty of stocking fillers to buy. Which is why this week's reviews have varied from toys to cameras and the rather lovely Kindle Paperwhite. So, go on, fill yer boots. We've been playing...

  • Fujifilm XQ1 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Fujifilm XQ1 review

    By 19 December 2013

    When we first saw the Fujifilm XQ1 we were rather excited. This dinky, pocketable compact promised a good slice of the greatness that its big brother X20 model offers, albeit in a smaller package that ought to bring a yet wider appeal. One look at the...

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ72 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix FZ72 review

    By 16 December 2013

    The Lumix FZ72 - or the FZ70 as it’s known outside of Europe - is Panasonic’s answer to the superzoom that truly earns its super dues. With a top-end zoom of 1200mm equivalent it's the embodiment of a "do it all" zoom lens that can also cater for...

  • A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December
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    A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

    By 7 December 2013

    As we roll into December there’s a sense of looming Christmas cheer. Awards season is over, next-gen consoles are on the shelves - well, sort of, their stock has been emptied and they’re hard to get hold of - and we’ve spent the week tying up various...

  • Canon PowerShot G16 review
    Cameras 5 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot G16 review

    By 2 December 2013

    There’s much to be said for sticking with something that works, but do it for too long and the item in question starts to look old. Take the Canon PowerShot G-series, here in its latest G16 form, as an example. The product line’s visual evolution...

  • Lytro software update adds 3D-viewing to images
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    Lytro software update adds 3D-viewing to images

    By 12 November 2013

    Lytro has pushed out a software update called Lytro 3D that allows Lytro camera users to view their photos in 3D. The Lytro 3D update includes Lytro Desktop for Mac and Windows and Lytro Mobile for iOS, and it essentially enables Lytro camera users to...

  • Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review
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    Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

    By 29 October 2013

    Well, well, well, if it isn't a mini Olympus OM-D. Only it's not. The Olympus Stylus 1 is like a head-on collision between the compact system camera and the Japanese company's high-end XZ-2 compact camera. With a 28-300mm f/2.8 lens thrown in the mix...

  • A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October
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    A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    By 26 October 2013

    This week it's all about computing. Well, largely about computing. We've been treated to the second generation of Microsoft laptop-meets-tablet devices in the shape of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, the latter a head-to-head dead ringer against the...

  • Nikon Coolpix L620 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix L620 review

    By 25 October 2013

    Too much control isn't always a good thing. Sometimes you want a camera that enables you to just pick it up and start shooting, and that's exactly what the Nikon Coolpix L620, with 14x optical zoom, is aimed. You just have to trust it and enjoy the ride....

  • Hands-on: Fujifilm XQ1 review
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    Hands-on: Fujifilm XQ1 review

    By 18 October 2013

    Fujifilm continues to push into the more affordable, yet tech savvy market space with the introduction of its latest X-series camera, the XQ1. Think Fujifilm X20, then think smaller, and that's what we have here. It's Fujifilm gunning for a place in Canon...

  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October

    By 12 October 2013

    Varied. That's the word to best describe the mixture of tech goodness that we bring you this week. October has landed in style, and the trickle of gaming is starting to burst its banks into a torrent of wonderfulness. The first heavyweight title ahead...

  • The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards
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    The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

    By 11 October 2013

    We're proud to announce the start of the 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, the UK's longest-running awards dedicated to gadgetry, entertainment technology and gizmos. As in the past nine years, the aim is to find and celebrate the best tech and gadgets...

  • Canon PowerShot S120 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot S120 review

    By 10 October 2013

    Canon has a knack for making great compact cameras. The PowerShot S120, the replacement of last year's S110 model, might not reinvent the wheel, but it certainly get things turning faster in the pocketable high-end compact market. And if that's what you're...