Compact cameras archive

  • Canon PowerShot SX280 HS review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot SX280 HS review

    By 9 May 2013

    In the search for all-in-one compact camera perfection the Canon's thrown its latest tech into the ring: the PowerShot SX280 HS is the first Canon model to introduce the Digic 6 processing engine. But by resting on the same 20x optical zoom and 12.1-megapixel...

  • Sony Cyber-shot HX50 pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Cyber-shot HX50 pictures and hands-on

    By 24 April 2013

    The travel zoom keeps on giving and Sony wants to be the company to give - well, sell - the most: the introduction of the Sony Cyber-shot HX50 will see the Japanese giant be able to boast that it makes the smallest and lightest 30x compact in the world....

  • Sony Cyber-shot HX50: World's smallest 30x optical zoom camera unveiled
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    Sony Cyber-shot HX50: World's smallest 30x optical zoom camera unveiled

    By 24 April 2013

    Sony continues to expand its higher-end Cyber-shot range with the introduction of the HX50: the world's smallest and lightest compact camera to feature a 30x zoom lens. It's not ultra-slim with that lens, but considering such a lens would be found in...

  • Samsung NX300 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung NX300 review

    By 18 April 2013

    It's got the same sized sensor, the same resolution, and bears more than a passing similarity to its predecessors. So what's so great about the NX300? Plenty. The sensor is new for starters. The resolution's stuck at 20.3 megapixels (producing 5472 x...

  • Pentax GR: APS-C sensor, fixed-lens compact camera with £599 price tag makes us want to go 'grrr'
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    Pentax GR: APS-C sensor, fixed-lens compact camera with £599 price tag makes us want to go 'grrr'

    By 17 April 2013

    It seems large-sensor compacts are the latest trend and Ricoh Pentax has got in on the action with the announcement of the Pentax GR. Based around the Ricoh GR-series - the same company which acquired all Pentax Imaging Corp shares back in 2011 - this...

  • Jessops online: Is it actually competitive?
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    Jessops online: Is it actually competitive?

    By 29 March 2013

    Jessops has just reopened, brought back to life by Dragons' Den star Peter Jones. There will be 30 stores opening up across the country, in a phased opening, starting with big shopping areas like London and Birmingham, along with the new website, just...

  • Fujifilm FinePix XP200 is an extra tough, Wi-Fi connected camera
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    Fujifilm FinePix XP200 is an extra tough, Wi-Fi connected camera

    By 22 March 2013

    Fujifilm is bringing Wi-Fi to the tough camera party again with the Fujifilm FinePix XP200. It's the second in the XP line to feature Wi-Fi, meaning you can wirelessly transfer your photos to a PC, smartphone or tablet to share your action photos instantly....

  • Fujifilm FinePix S8400W adds Wi-Fi to your 44x superzoom camera
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    Fujifilm FinePix S8400W adds Wi-Fi to your 44x superzoom camera

    By 22 March 2013

    Fujifilm has announced a new model in its line of superzoom cameras. The Fujifilm FinePix S8400W adds Wi-Fi connectivity to the camera, which offers a 44x optical zoom lens. The name might sound familiar, because Fujifilm announced the S8400 - along with...

  • Olympus launches VH-520, hi-tech on a budget
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    Olympus launches VH-520, hi-tech on a budget

    By 21 March 2013

    Olympus has announced the VH-520, hoping to bring clever low-light tech and image processing to a budget camera. At £129.99, the VH-520 includes iHS technologies that let you snap colourful low-noise pictures in any lighting condition. The camera also...

  • Nikon Coolpix A: The first sample images
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    Nikon Coolpix A: The first sample images

    By 18 March 2013

    When Nikon unveiled its Coolpix A it was something of a surprise. A surprise that the Japanese camera company had gone and made a compact with an APS-C size sensor - or "Nikon DX format" as the company calls it - at its core. But it was as much a surprise...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 review

    By 13 March 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 - or Lumix ZS30 as it's known to our friends across the Atlantic - is one of those enabling cameras. It's got a 20x optical zoom with optical image stabilisation squeezed into a small and pocketable design which means wide-angle...

  • Panasonic Lumix TZ40: The first sample images
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    Panasonic Lumix TZ40: The first sample images

    By 11 March 2013

    We've been toying with the Panasonic Lumix TZ40 compact camera - better known as the Lumix ZS30 Stateside - for a couple of weeks now and have found it to be a lot of fun. With its versatile 20x optical zoom lens able to deliver a 24-480mm equivalent...

  • Nikon Coolpix A pictures and hands-on
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    Nikon Coolpix A pictures and hands-on

    By 7 March 2013

    Nikon's Coolpix range of compact cameras has grown in strength over the last few years, and now it just got serious: the Nikon Coolpix A represents the first APS-C compact camera from the Japanese manufacturer. The camera even has "made in Japan" emblazoned...

  • Nikon's first APS-C sensor compact camera: Introducing the Nikon Coolpix A
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    Nikon's first APS-C sensor compact camera: Introducing the Nikon Coolpix A

    By 5 March 2013

    Nikon's only gone and "done a Fuji" by unveiling its first APS-C sensor compact camera: the Nikon Coolpix A. We're rather excited by this small-bodied, large-sensor compact. In Nikon speak, the Coolpix A has the same "DX" sensor size - measuring 23.6...

  • Nikon Coolpix S3500 upgrades popular S3300 model with longer zoom
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    Nikon Coolpix S3500 upgrades popular S3300 model with longer zoom

    By 21 February 2013

    Nikon's S-series of Coolpix cameras has a new champion: the S3500. Billed as the replacement for the popular S3300 model, the latest S3500 adds a 7x optical zoom lens for a greater reach and yet higher resolution 20-megapixel CCD sensor than its predecessor....

  • Sony Cyber-shot WX300 is the smallest travel zoom compact camera yet
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    Sony Cyber-shot WX300 is the smallest travel zoom compact camera yet

    By 20 February 2013

    Amid Sony's barrage of new camera launches, the company has lifted the lid on what it claims is the world's smallest and lightest 20x optical zoom digital camera. Sounds like it'll make travelling light all the easier then, even if the Exmor R CMOS sensor...

  • Pentax WG-10: The entry-level tough camera
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    Pentax WG-10: The entry-level tough camera

    By 29 January 2013

    Pentax has announced a new tough camera for those feeling tough, but lacking the cash to prove it. The new Pentax WG-10 has been developed as an entry-level model of the heavy-duty Pentax WG series, but still comes with a decent "beat-em-up" spec sheet....

  • Pentax WG-3 GPS features Qi wireless charging, second display, is adventure proof
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    Pentax WG-3 GPS features Qi wireless charging, second display, is adventure proof

    By 29 January 2013

    Pentax has unleashed a new tough camera on the world in the form of the Pentax WG-3 and WG-3 GPS. Based around the same body and design, as suggested by the names, the GPS model will offer you advanced GPS functions so you can track your position as you...

  • Budget Nikon Coolpix L27 and L28 help save pennies
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    Budget Nikon Coolpix L27 and L28 help save pennies

    By 29 January 2013

    Nikon's Coolpix L27 and L28 cameras are megapixel-tastic. The L27 features a 16-megapixel sensor with a 5x optical zoom stuck on the front. The L28 goes one better, with a 20-megapixel sensor. The L27 ships with a 2.7-inch LCD, while the L28 is a 3-inch...

  • Nikon Coolpix AW110 and Coolpix S31 waterproof compacts announced
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    Nikon Coolpix AW110 and Coolpix S31 waterproof compacts announced

    By 29 January 2013

    Nikon's flurry of camera kit continues, this time with the S31 and AW110 Coolpix waterproof cameras. The AW110 is by far the more exciting of the two, being more like a GoPro than a conventional camera. The S31 is more a tough cam for the family, designed...

  • Canon adds PowerShot A2500 point and shoot to range
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    Canon adds PowerShot A2500 point and shoot to range

    By 29 January 2013

    As well as its IXUS line refresh, Canon has announced a sole addition to its PowerShot range in the shape of the Canon PowerShot A2500. This 16-megapixel model offers up a 5x optical zoom lens with a 28-140mm equivalent range. It may not have quite the...

  • Canon refreshes IXUS range for 2013: IXUS 132, 135, 140 and 255 HS models added
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    Canon refreshes IXUS range for 2013: IXUS 132, 135, 140 and 255 HS models added

    By 29 January 2013

    It's that time of year when, just ahead of the CP+ imaging show in Japan, lots of new cameras appear. Canon's 2013 refresh of its IXUS range has added four new models to the range. At the top of pile of this year's refresh is the Canon IXUS 255 HS, a...

  • Sigma DP3 Merrill 50mm compact camera announced
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    Sigma DP3 Merrill 50mm compact camera announced

    By 8 January 2013

    Sigma has launched the Sigma DP3 Merrill compact camera at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, offering a fixed 50mm (75mm in 35mm terms) f/2.8 lens.  The model joins the existing DP1 and DP2 models, which together, Sigma says is a "complete compact camera tool set",...

  • Canon PowerShot N pictures and hands-on
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    Canon PowerShot N pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    Now here's something unexpected from Canon. The PowerShot N is an almost-square camera that just doesn't seem like the traditional Canon school of thought. Does that make it fun, or is the N just plain weird? The PowerShot N's shape might look strange,...

  • Pentax MX-1 pictures and hands-on
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    Pentax MX-1 pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    Pentax has revealed its latest compact camera, the high-end Pentax MX-1 at CES 2013, and we've had the chance for a quick play on the show floor. We have to say that we like the retro styling, which evokes memories of classic camera models from the past....