Compact cameras archive

  • Hasselblad Stellar pictures and hands-on
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    Hasselblad Stellar pictures and hands-on

    By 9 October 2013

    If you're after a compact camera, perhaps that sort of thing to match your yacht moored in Portofino and don't know where to look, then we might be able to help. You could turn your eyes to Leica, knowing you'll be getting a lovely re-badged Panasonic,...

  • Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review

    By 20 September 2013

    Sony's lens-style cameras are going to divide opinion. Some will love the geekiness of being able to strap a lens to your smartphone, others will see it as a waste of money. But we can't help being excited about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10, the 10x optical...

  • Canon PowerShot S120 hands-on, the best pocketable compact just got better
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    Canon PowerShot S120 hands-on, the best pocketable compact just got better

    By 8 September 2013

    The Canon PowerShot S120 gives one of our favourite pocketable compact cameras - the PowerShot S110 - the update treatment. We tested out the latest snapper on the Canon stand at this year's IFA electronics show to see whether it delivered more of the...

  • Canon PowerShot G16 hands-on: has the high-end compact embraced change enough?
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    Canon PowerShot G16 hands-on: has the high-end compact embraced change enough?

    By 8 September 2013

    Compact cameras are going through change of late. Size is on the down, sensor sizes on the up and cameras such as Canon's G-series have had to adapt in the fierce market. The Canon PowerShot G16, which is up there among Canon's top-of-the-line models,...

  • Nikon Coolpix S02 hands-on: A dinky camera fit for Bond
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    Nikon Coolpix S02 hands-on: A dinky camera fit for Bond

    By 5 September 2013

    Nikon has updated its smallest compact camera, resulting in the Nikon Coolpix S02. Like its predecessor, this new model is a fully featured compact camera but only a little larger than a box of matches. Now pay attention 007. In the hand there's something...

  • Nikon Coolpix S02: Tiny compact gets a bit more muscle
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    Nikon Coolpix S02: Tiny compact gets a bit more muscle

    By 5 September 2013

    Nikon has updated it's tiny compact camera, the Coolpix S02, bringing a better sensor to this diminutive snapper. The Nikon Coolpix S02 now has a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor, rather than the CCD sensor of last year's S01 model. It now offers Full HD video...

  • Nikon Coolpix P7800 adds a viewfinder to its high-end compact camera
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    Nikon Coolpix P7800 adds a viewfinder to its high-end compact camera

    By 5 September 2013

    Nikon has announced the Nikon Coolpix P7800, bringing a few updates to its high-end compact camera. Updating the popular Coolpix P7700, the new model occupies the same high-end space, looking to appeal to those enthusiasts who demand higher-quality results...

  • A week in reviews: 18 - 23 August
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    A week in reviews: 18 - 23 August

    By 24 August 2013

    Cars, custom phones, tablets: it's never a dull week here at Pocket-lint and this week we've got an eclectic mix of gadgets for your eager eyes to digest. It's 50 years since Porsche put the 911 out to the world, a car that remains an icon right through...

  • Canon unveils new PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS models
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    Canon unveils new PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS models

    By 22 August 2013

    For portability and powerful zoom, combined in an intelligently automated design, Canon has unveiled two new PowerShot cameras. The PowerShot SX510 HS, at £290, with its 24-720mm ultra wide angle lens will offer 30x optical zoom. This extends to an eye-popping...

  • Canon PowerShot G16 announced: Faster AF, Digic 6 processor, intros Wi-Fi and new sensor
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    Canon PowerShot G16 announced: Faster AF, Digic 6 processor, intros Wi-Fi and new sensor

    By 22 August 2013

    The introduction of the Canon PowerShot G16 brings the powerful compact camera range up to date by introducing Wi-Fi, upgrading to the latest Digic 6 processor and tweaking the autofocus for a faster response compared to its G15 predecessor. In a world...

  • Canon PowerShot S120: Faster focusing high-end compact shoots for the stars
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    Canon PowerShot S120: Faster focusing high-end compact shoots for the stars

    By 22 August 2013

    Canon has updated it's PowerShot S model, with the new PowerShot S120. With the new Digic 6 processor at its heart, Canon is promising that the autofocusing is now 50 per cent faster than the previous S110. We've long been fans of Canon's S models, which...

  • Nikon Coolpix S9500 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

    By 20 August 2013

    The Nikon Coolpix S9500 fits into that smartphone-won't-cut-it bracket: its 22x optical zoom lens not only means wide-angle shots can be captured, but those far away subjects are also well within reach. It's a straightforward point-and-shoot model that...

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II review

    By 5 August 2013

    The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II isn't a casual camera purchase. It touts itself as the big gun of the compact camera world, and with an asking price of £650 it's about as far removed from a back pocket change purchase as a compact can be. But we're still...

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ72: Superzoom delivers huge 60x optical zoom, 20-1200mm equivalent
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    Panasonic Lumix FZ72: Superzoom delivers huge 60x optical zoom, 20-1200mm equivalent

    By 18 July 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix FZ72 looks as if it can show other superzooms a thing or two: certainly in the lens department, where this long-lens Lumix has a 60x optical zoom - that's a massive 20-1200mm equivalent. It wasn't so long ago that superzooms' top-end...

  • Nikon: We want to create a product that will change the concept of cameras
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    Nikon: We want to create a product that will change the concept of cameras

    By 8 July 2013

    Nikon has said it is looking to create a product that will change the concept of cameras in a hope that such a device will replace declining point and shoot camera sales. In an interview with Bloomberg, Makoto Kimura, President of Nikon told the news...

  • A week in reviews: June 24 - June 29
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    A week in reviews: June 24 - June 29

    By 29 June 2013

    Another diverse week in reviews, from things that diagnose your car, to things that help you go places in your car without getting lost. It's all here this week. We've also taken a look at Sony's latest compact camera, a follow up to the amazing Company...

  • Hands on: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II review
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    Hands on: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II review

    By 27 June 2013

    Sony has unveiled the Cyber-shot RX100 II - the second release in its high-spec compact camera series complete with a large 1-inch sensor size. Pocket-lint got the lowdown on the forthcoming compact ahead of its launch, and there are plenty of new features...

  • Hands on: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R review
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    Hands on: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R review

    By 27 June 2013

    Six months after the release of the Sony RX1 - the world's first full-frame compact camera, no less - Sony has revealed a second option of the model. The Sony Cyber-shot RX1R is identical to the RX1 in all ways except for one bif difference: there's no...

  • Sony Cyber-shot HX50 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot HX50 review

    By 24 June 2013

    Bigger zooms, smaller bodies: the compact camera market continues to evolve and Sony thinks it has the winning travel zoom formula in the shape of the Cyber-shot HX50. With a 30x optical zoom crammed into a relatively compact body, the HX50 is like a...

  • A week in reviews: June 17 - 21
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    A week in reviews: June 17 - 21

    By 22 June 2013

    Another week of reviews, another crop of fascinating products. The big arrival of the week has to be the Apple MacBook Air, improved over the previous generation substantially once again, and with plenty of reasons to buy this laptop. It's still our go-to...

  • Panasonic Lumix LF1 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

    By 21 June 2013

    We first saw the Panasonic Lumix LF1 behind closed doors at a press conference and it got us rather excited. The small size, suitably wide-ranging zoom lens and a built-in electronic viewfinder appeared to be Panasonic's all-in-one - and more budget -...

  • Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR review

    By 7 June 2013

    The Fujifilm FinePix F900 puts the 'Lint in a state of deja vu. The Japanese company has been pushing out F-series refreshes every six months, with each release taking baby steps rather than leaps forward in terms of feature set. The F900EXR has all the...

  • Olympus Stylus XZ-10 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus Stylus XZ-10 review

    By 6 June 2013

    At first glance the Olympus Stylus XZ-10 looks like a shrunken-down version of the comapny's top-spec XZ-2 compact. But it's both more and less than that: this middling advanced compact is a curious mix of high-spec - thanks to raw capture and the inclusion...

  • A week in reviews: May 20 - 24
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    A week in reviews: May 20 - 24

    By 25 May 2013

    This week in reviews, we took a look at a camera that aims to rival the GoPro, both in terms of features but also in terms of pricing. The Veho Muvi comes with a remote and a waterproof housing that can keep it safe in some very deep water. In short,...

  • Nikon Coolpix P520 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P520 review

    By 24 May 2013

    Superzoom cameras tend to be pricey bits of kit these days. Not so for the Nikon Coolpix P520 - this Coolpix sure doesn't hold back on the zoom, yet cuts back on the price compared to many of its competitors. We were already fond of the previous Coolpix,...