Compact cameras archive

  • Samsung Galaxy S Camera rumoured, sounds too good to be true
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    Samsung Galaxy S Camera rumoured, sounds too good to be true

    By 27 August 2012

    Samsung could be about to launch an Android-based compact camera, if rumours are to be believed. Known as the Samsung Galaxy S camera, we could see the new device launched at IFA 2012 this week. The information comes from GSMArena, but the source is an...

  • Olympus VH-410 touchscreen-controlled compact camera
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    Olympus VH-410 touchscreen-controlled compact camera

    By 22 August 2012

    Targeting the amateur photographer with ideas of grandeur, the Olympus VH-410 does the hard work so you don’t have to, with a host of automatic settings to allow a simple point-and-shoot tactic. Implementing a three-inch LCD touchscreen, users can press...

  • Nikon Coolpix S6400: The compact for chic fashionistas
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    Nikon Coolpix S6400: The compact for chic fashionistas

    By 22 August 2012

    The Nikon Coolpix S6400 becomes the latest high-zoom snapper to be added to the manufacturer’s compact camera range, with a wide-angle 12x optical zoom. Measuring 19.8mm, the Nikon Coolpix S6400 has a 16-megapixel-backlit CMOS sensor that - coupled...

  • Compact and capable, the Nikon Coolpix P7700 is a camera for amateurs and pros alike
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    Compact and capable, the Nikon Coolpix P7700 is a camera for amateurs and pros alike

    By 22 August 2012

    The daddy of the compact cameras Nikon has announced today is the Coolpix P7700 (which we brought you leaked pictures of a few days back). It's a mighty model in features but small enough to carry in a pocket. Headline features include a fast, fixed f/2.0-4.0...

  • Nikon Coolpix S01: The mini compact camera smaller than your phone
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    Nikon Coolpix S01: The mini compact camera smaller than your phone

    By 22 August 2012

    Nikon has announced a new mini compact camera, the Nikon Coolpix S01, for those who want to take great shots, but not have something bulky in their bag. Measuring 51.2 x 77 x 17.2mm and weighing 96 grams, the camera - smaller and lighter in virtually...

  • Nikon Coolpix S800c: The Android and Wi-Fi compact camera
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    Nikon Coolpix S800c: The Android and Wi-Fi compact camera

    By 22 August 2012

    Nikon has announced the launch of the Nikon Coolpix S800c, a new compact camera powered by the Google Android operating system. With it, users can get apps for their camera in the same way they normally do their phone. The new camera will also come with...

  • Olympus SP-820UZ takes 40x superzoom wide
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    Olympus SP-820UZ takes 40x superzoom wide

    By 22 August 2012

    Olympus has announced a new superzoom camera, the Olympus SP-820UZ. Not only does this camera offer 40x optical zoom, but Olympus has also made it a respectably wide 22.4mm. So that lens gives you 22.4-896mm (in 35mm terms), beating most of the competition...

  • Canon PowerShot SX500 IS and SX160 IS get you close to the action
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    Canon PowerShot SX500 IS and SX160 IS get you close to the action

    By 21 August 2012

    Canon has announced two new zoom cameras in its PowerShot line - the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS and Canon PowerShot SX160 IS.  The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS ultrazoom offers you an impressive 30x zoom lens, with a range of 24-720mm (in 35mm terms), with...

  • Nikon Coolpix P7700 press shots leaked
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    Nikon Coolpix P7700 press shots leaked

    By 20 August 2012

    Nikon’s next-gen Coolpix advanced compact camera, the P7700, has been revealed in what look like the official press images. Although we’re still none the wiser with regards to any official specs for the follow-up to the Nikon Coolpix P7100, rumour...

  • How to shoot the Olympics: a photographer's guide
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    How to shoot the Olympics: a photographer's guide

    By 2 August 2012

    We can’t think of a much better opportunity to take your latest piece of photographic kit for a spin than the London 2012 Olympics. Packed full of all different photographic situations, it is an amateur photographer’s dream. Some will have compact...

  • Leica X2 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Leica X2 review

    By 20 July 2012

    The Leica X2 is a bit like the Ferrari of the camera world. It looks gorgeous, has some enviable features, but it’s also extortionately expensive. And it’s that last point that will price it out of most people's reach. How expensive? Try £1575 for...

  • Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review
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    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review

    By 18 July 2012

    Compact cameras need to make a serious song and dance in order to justify a hefty price tag. With smartphones doing a similar job, they also need to outshine the mobile. Panasonic's new LX7 hopes to do just that, with a speedy f/1.4 lens and a tonne of...

  • Samsung EX2F features f/1.4 lens and Wi-Fi
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    Samsung EX2F features f/1.4 lens and Wi-Fi

    By 3 July 2012

    Samsung's dropped an aperture bomb in the shape of the latest Samsung EX2F. The replacement for the high-spec EX1 model, the high-end yet compact EX2F comes kitted out with an impressive array of features. Foremost is the 24-80mm f/1.4-2.7 equivalent...

  • Fujifilm Finepix XP150 review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Fujifilm Finepix XP150 review

    By 2 July 2012

    With plenty of choice in the tough camera market, Fujifilm's latest offering provides a run of features to cater for those who want to get rough with their camera. The company has been making tough compact cameras for some time and the latest models feel...

  • Canon IXUS 510 HS review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Canon IXUS 510 HS review

    By 28 June 2012

    There are dozens of compact cameras on the market to choose from. The Canon IXUS 510 HS sets out to grab your attention with its built-in Wi-Fi, touchscreen and 12x optical zoom. There are plenty of features here to gawp at, but at close to the £300...

  • Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review

    By 26 June 2012

    Canon’s PowerShot A4000 IS crams an 8x optical zoom and image stabilisation into its small body. But can this budget point-and-shoot compact deliver where it counts? Point and shoot The PowerShot A4000 is a fairly no frills compact. It’s aimed squarely...

  • Olympus TG-1 pictures and hands-on
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    Olympus TG-1 pictures and hands-on

    By 21 June 2012

    Competition in the tough camera arena is fiercer than ever. This year we have models from Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Pentax, Panasonic and alternatives from Olympus itself. The TG-1 is pitched as Olympus's "flagship" tough camera and we got our hands on...

  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot SX260 HS review

    By 29 May 2012

    There’s been a flourish of 20x optical zoom compact cameras of late. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS joins the growing travel zoom crowd with a substantial specification that looks to rival even the best of its competitors. It's one thing to say "Canon...

  • Pentax Optio WG-2 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio WG-2 review

    By 24 May 2012

    The Pentax Optio WG-2 is a waterproof compact camera that stands out from the crowd. It comes in two variants: here we're reviewing the model without the GPS. The waterproof compact camera market is now well populated, providing plenty of choice for those...

  • Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR review

    By 23 May 2012

    Fujifilm’s bombardment of the travel zoom market continues with its fourth F-series release in a12-month period, the FinePix F770EXR. Unlike its recent predecessors, it’s not a small update: this latest model cranks up the specification by squeezing...

  • Nikon Coolpix AW100 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix AW100 review

    By 22 May 2012

    With compact cameras slimming down, folding optics becoming more sophisticated and prices dropping, more and more waterproof models are appearing. Nikon's first waterproof Coolpix is the AW100. But facing tough competition from stalwarts Olympus and Panasonic,...

  • Pentax Optio LS465 camera offers compact customisability, at little cost
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    Pentax Optio LS465 camera offers compact customisability, at little cost

    By 21 May 2012

    The Pentax Optio LS465 continues the trend of offering owners the chance to customise their compact camera. Like last year's Pentax Optio RS1500, the Optio LS465 features a clear removable front cover, so you can change the front design of the camera...

  • Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on
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    Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

    By 12 May 2012

    This week’s Leica event in Berlin launched so many products it was easy to miss one if you blinked. The most affordable item, the Leica V-Lux 40, was brushed over so quickly that even the keenest of Leica watchers may have missed it. This is a shame,...

  • Leica X2 APS-C compact camera promises high performance at a price
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    Leica X2 APS-C compact camera promises high performance at a price

    By 10 May 2012

    The Leica X2 supplants 2009's X1 as the German company's premium APS-C compact camera. It offers a fixed 24mm (36mm in 35mm terms) Leica Elmarit f/2.8 lens. The body, which is pretty large at 124 x 69 x 51.5mm, reflects classic Leica design lines, and...

  • Leica V-Lux 40 brings 20x zoom to the discerning traveller
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    Leica V-Lux 40 brings 20x zoom to the discerning traveller

    By 10 May 2012

    Leica has announced its latest compact camera, the Leica V-Lux 40. As previously, the new compact model is based on its existing partnership with Panasonic. The Leica V-Lux 40 features a 20x optically stabilised zoom lens, offering a range of 24-480mm...