Compact cameras archive

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 review

    By 3 May 2012

    Two lenses and two sensors, haven’t we seen this somewhere before? Panasonic’s first stereoscopic pocket camera in the Lumix DMC-3D1 is taking on the Fujifilm Finepix W3 (and W1) before it. Capable of not only 3D stills like its rival, but also 3D...

  • Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR review

    By 1 May 2012

    Superzooms are flying off the shelves of late. There have been plenty of new models in the past couple of years and, crucially, they’ve got a whole lot better than they used to be. The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR packs in a far-reaching 24-720mm f/2.8-5.6...

  • Nikon Coolpix P510 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P510 review

    By 30 April 2012

    Nikon’s been a little late to the party with its line of superzoom cameras over the last couple of years. But its latest, the Coolpix P510, crams in a huge 24-1000mm (equivalent) lens - making it the longest zoom compact on the market. That’ll be...

  • Samsung WB150F review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung WB150F review

    By 19 April 2012

    The compact digital camera market offers buyers a brain-scrambling amount of choice, so when a point-and-shoot comes along and offers something unique, we sit up and take notice. That’s the case with the Samsung WB150F, which sports Wi-Fi for easy photo...

  • Olympus SZ-14 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus SZ-14 review

    By 6 April 2012

    The travel zoom compact is still proving popular and Olympus is building a raft of small-bodied, big-zoom, low-cost cameras for 2012. Setting sail in the wake of the SP-620UZ ‘Ultra Zoom’ we reviewed a few weeks back (16 megapixels and 21x optical...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review

    By 6 April 2012

    The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 – or Lumix ZS20 as it’s known Stateside – is the latest high-spec, high-zoom compact to join the Lumix range. It updates last year’s TZ20 with a host of brand new features – including a 20x zoom lens, new 14.1MP sensor...

  • Pentax Optio VS20 review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Pentax Optio VS20 review

    By 30 March 2012

    Buy a battery grip for your professional or semi pro digital SLR and it will come with a second set of essential controls to one side near the base, including an additional shutter-release button. That’s because grip and body make for a big and bulky...

  • Canon IXUS 500 HS review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Canon IXUS 500 HS review

    By 2 March 2012

    Canon’s IXUS range of pocket point and shoot cameras has always been as much about form as function - an approach that sets it apart from the parallel PowerShot family that concentrates more on function than form. By way of an unofficial celebration...

  • Sony Cyber-shot TX20 pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Cyber-shot TX20 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 March 2012

    The Sony Cyber-shot TX20 isn't a regular tough camera. Eschewing the typical bulky and rubberised finish, the TX20 is slim and suave, but still offers waterproofing to 5 metres.  It is also dust, freeze and shockproof, although we'd be less happy dropping...

  • Sony Cyber-shot W690 pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Cyber-shot W690 pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    The Sony Cyber-shot W690 is a new model for 2012, but based on older technology. While much of the range uses a new 18-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, the W690 comes with an older 16-megapixel CCD sensor. Although we don't have a price for the new model,...

  • Sony Cyber-shot WX100 and WX150 pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Cyber-shot WX100 and WX150 pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    If you're looking for a compact camera with a healthy zoom, then the Sony Cyber-shot WX100, or WX150, might just fit the bill, as well as in your pocket.  Described by Rachel Banin, head of personal imaging and sound at Sony UK, as an "evening camera",...

  • Sony Cyber-shot HX20V pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Cyber-shot HX20V pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    Sony has pulled the covers off its new line of Cyber-shot cameras and we were on hand to have a play with them. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is its top travel zoom camera. It features 20x zoom in that body, which is small enough to just about slip into...

  • Ricoh GRD IV review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Ricoh GRD IV review

    By 23 February 2012

    The high-end compact camera market has burgeoned in recent years. Ricoh’s ongoing GR Digital series, reviewed here in its latest GRD IV incarnation, is at the forefront of the fixed-lens, medium-size-sensor compact market. It won’t be for everyone...

  • Samsung connectivity commitment hints at Android compact cameras
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    Samsung connectivity commitment hints at Android compact cameras

    By 15 February 2012

    Over in Vegas at CES last month, Samsung unveiled a raft of new connected compact cameras, including the WB150F, that boast Wi-Fi connectivity making it easy to email photos or share them on social networks such as Facebook and Picasa, or to post videos...

  • Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in
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    Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in

    By 8 February 2012

    Hot on the heels of the Pentax Optio WG2-GPS and the Canon PowerShot D20, Olympus has unleashed the TG-820 and TG-620 Tough duo - the latest wannabes for the compact camera hard gang. These sturdy compacts boast the usual array of 'proof features, including...

  • Pentax Optio WG2-GPS: The adventure proof camera
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    Pentax Optio WG2-GPS: The adventure proof camera

    By 7 February 2012

    Pentax has announced a brace of new tough cameras, the Pentax Optio WG2 and the Optio WG2-GPS, which pack in a host of features for those that like to abuse their pocket camera. Not only does the WG2 look like it has been designed for Batman, but it is...

  • Canon PowerShot A series announced for entry-level fun
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    Canon PowerShot A series announced for entry-level fun

    By 7 February 2012

    You know what today needed? Six more cameras, that's what. Luckily, Canon thought so too and has announced the arrival of its new PowerShot A series comprising of the following entry to mid-level compacts: The Canon PowerShot A810, the Canon PowerShot...

  • Canon Ixus 510 HS and Ixus 240 HS play nicely with your iPhone
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    Canon Ixus 510 HS and Ixus 240 HS play nicely with your iPhone

    By 7 February 2012

    It is turning into a busy day for camera launches. Not only have we seen Nikon unleash some top-end kit by way of the D800, Canon is also getting in on the pre-CP+ expo fun by annoying a barrage of new snappers including the latest entrants to the Ixus...

  • Canon PowerShot D20 rugged compact fires in
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    Canon PowerShot D20 rugged compact fires in

    By 7 February 2012

    It's been exactly three years since we welcomed the Canon PowerShot D10 into our lives and now, finally, the rugged compact has a sequel by way of the Canon PowerShot D20 which has just been announced by the Japanese photography giant. This is a rough,...

  • Kodak EasyShare Mini M200 just £25 at Asda
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    Kodak EasyShare Mini M200 just £25 at Asda

    By 3 February 2012

    Back in July last year digital cameras went Asda-price when the supermarket giant offered up the Nikon Coolpix L23 for just £49. This was followed by a £14 Disney kids camera last month and now Asda is offering yet another budget camera option: The...

  • Nikon Coolpix S6300, S9200, S9300 pictures and hands-on
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    Nikon Coolpix S6300, S9200, S9300 pictures and hands-on

    By 2 February 2012

    At the top end of Nikon's Style range of compact cameras you find the newly announced Nikon Coolpix S6300, Coolpix S9200 and S9300. They offer a wider range of features, controls and larger lenses than cameras at the bottom end of the range. We managed...

  • Nikon Coolpix S2600, S3300, S4300 pictures and hands-on
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    Nikon Coolpix S2600, S3300, S4300 pictures and hands-on

    By 2 February 2012

    Nikon has updated its S range (S for style), bringing a host of new affordable compact cameras to the table. On offer are the Nikon Coolpix S2600, Coolpix S3300 and Coolpix S4300. All the new models are compact and colourful, offer loads of shooting features...

  • Nikon Coolpix P510, L810, L310 pictures and hands-on
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    Nikon Coolpix P510, L810, L310 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 February 2012

    Nikon has announced a trio of superzoom cameras, one falling into the P (performance) series and two in the L (life) series. Although Nikon makes this division, it makes sense to look at all the superzoom models together, if that's the type of camera...

  • Nikon Coolpix P310 pictures and hands-on
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    Nikon Coolpix P310 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 February 2012

    The Nikon Coolpix P310 is an incremental upgrade of the Coolpix P300 launched in 2011. It is a compact that offers more than it's fair share of controls, pitched to photographers who know what they want from their camera. In the hand the compact metal...

  • Nikon Coolpix S30 pictures and hands-on
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    Nikon Coolpix S30 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 February 2012

    With the Nikon Coolpix S30, Nikon have stepped into a new category of camera, and it's all about family. This is a camera you can put into the hands of your children without worrying about how much damage they'll do to it. Built like a plastic tank, the...