Compact cameras archive

  • Nikon Coolpix S4300 and S3300 16-megapixel snappers land
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    Nikon Coolpix S4300 and S3300 16-megapixel snappers land

    By 1 February 2012

    Nikon has announced a couple of follow-ups to last year's Coolpix S3100: the Nikon Coolpix S4300 and the Nikon Coolpix S3300. These lower end compacts have an emphasis on style, small sizes and simple point-and-shoot operations and, with their sub £150...

  • Nikon Coolpix S30 unleashed for big-button family fun
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    Nikon Coolpix S30 unleashed for big-button family fun

    By 1 February 2012

    If you're looking for a family friendly camera that you can chuck in your bag, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Coolpix S6300 may be a bit OTT for your needs - you may be better off with the Nikon Coolpix S30. The S30 is designed with novice digital camera...

  • Nikon Coolpix P310: The affordable f/1.8 compact for photographers
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    Nikon Coolpix P310: The affordable f/1.8 compact for photographers

    By 1 February 2012

    The Nikon Coolpix P310 updates the excellent Coolpix P300 launched in 2011 and offers a relatively high-end, but not expensive, compact with plenty of creative controls for photographers who want a little more out of their pocketable camera. Headlining...

  • Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Coolpix S6300 zoom in for serious fun
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    Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Coolpix S6300 zoom in for serious fun

    By 1 February 2012

    It was only a few months ago that Nikon refreshed the Coolpix S-series but the Japanese camera giant is back with a raft of new snappers for the range, including the new king of the clan - the Nikon Coolpix S9300. The 9300 is a compact camera that blurs...

  • Fujifilm X-S1 now available in the UK
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    Fujifilm X-S1 now available in the UK

    By 31 January 2012

    The Fujifilm X-S1, which Pocket-lint had a brief fling with over in Vegas at CES, has hit UK shops, priced up at £699. The Fujifilm X-S1 is a bridge camera that features a Fujinon 26x optical zoom lens and the same EXR sensor technology as the brand's...

  • Sony Cyber-shot TX200V is slim, stylish and waterproof
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    Sony Cyber-shot TX200V is slim, stylish and waterproof

    By 30 January 2012

    Sony has announced an update to its TX line of compact cameras: the Sony Cyber-shot TX200V. The Cyber-shot TX200V replaces the TX100V, and is only 16mm thick, but still offers to be waterproof down to 5m and freezeproof down to -10 c, perfect for taking...

  • Pentax Optio VS20 comes with a twist
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    Pentax Optio VS20 comes with a twist

    By 25 January 2012

    Pentax has announced a new compact travel zoom camera with a twist. Or rather, it's a camera that likes a twist, as the new Pentax Optio VS20 offers two shutter buttons.  A feature found on top-level professional DSLR cameras, the Pentax Optio VS20 offers...

  • Fujifilm X-S1 pictures and hands-on
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    Fujifilm X-S1 pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    Compacts with huge zoom ranges have been entering the market left right and centre in recent years due to higher demand. The Fujifilm X-S1 may appear to be much the same as its competitors, but it’s got some high-end features that put other superzooms...

  • 2012 Gadget Calendar: When you can get that new device from CES?
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    2012 Gadget Calendar: When you can get that new device from CES?

    By 16 January 2012

    With so much announced at CES 2012, making sense of exactly when all of that gadgetry will arrive for the good people of the world to enjoy is a bit of a mess. So, we've created a master calendar for you - a bit like a Cliff Richard one we were given...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 pictures and hands-on
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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 pictures and hands-on

    By 13 January 2012

    Panasonic’s SZ7 is the first camera released in a brand new compact camera line. So what can be expected? The SZ-series stands for "stylish zoom", which, while we wouldn’t dis3agree with the SZ7’s style, we do struggle to see a key design factor...

  • Panasonic Lumix Wi-Fi prototype gives control to your smartphone
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    Panasonic Lumix Wi-Fi prototype gives control to your smartphone

    By 12 January 2012

    Like Panasonic's helmet camera, this Lumix snapper also allows you to beam images straight from cam to smartphone.  There have been a lot of devices shown at CES this year that will send images from device to phone, the GoPro BacPac and the new Sony...

  • Casio EX-ZR15 snaps in rapid fire
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    Casio EX-ZR15 snaps in rapid fire

    By 12 January 2012

    Casio has gone camera crazy at CES announcing the EX-ZR15 as well as many others. The new ZR15 is focussed on speed and is capable of shooting snaps with a 0.29 second gap and starting up in 0.99 seconds.  The cam is powered by Casio's Exilim Engine...

  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR200 high-speed snapper announced
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    Casio Exilim EX-ZR200 high-speed snapper announced

    By 12 January 2012

    Casio has announced its new flagship compact in the form of the Exilim EX-ZR200 camera, coming with Casio's Rapid Shutter feature which gives it the ability to shoot 30fps at full resolution. Looking at the ZR200's list of features, it's clear that Casio...

  • Fujifilm X100 Black pictures and hands-on
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    Fujifilm X100 Black pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2012

    While the Fujiflim X-Pro1 may have stolen the stand at CES 2012, the limited edition Fujifilm X100 Black certainly looks a classy little number all of its own. Virtually identical to the hugely successful X100 from 2011, the Black edition does pretty...

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X pictures and hands-on
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    Canon PowerShot G1 X pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2012

    An unexpected CES 2012 announcement, the Canon PowerShot G1 X is a high-end compact with a brand new sensor. But it’s no ordinary one. Oh no, far from it, the G1 X has a 14.3-megapixel, 1.5-inch sensor that’s similar in size to the APS-C size found...

  • Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera is some sort of Android
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    Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera is some sort of Android

    By 10 January 2012

    Polaroid is no stranger to crazy launches, but in the case of the SC1630 Smart Camera, you can't help but marvel at the madness. We've had camera phones for years, but this is more of a phone camera, or and Android camera to be precise. The SC1630 Smart...

  • Sony Cyber-shot W630 headlines W series updates
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    Sony Cyber-shot W630 headlines W series updates

    By 10 January 2012

    Sony has updated its W series of Cyber-shot compact cameras, announcing the launch of the DSC-W630, DSC-W620 and DSC-W610 models. The W series is designed to be simple to use and pocketable, but not scrimping on features. Starting from the top, the W630...

  • Olympus Tough TG-320 camera leads new budget charge
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    Olympus Tough TG-320 camera leads new budget charge

    By 10 January 2012

    Olympus has announced a bevy of compact cameras for those on a budget at CES in Las Vegas this week. The new models try to cover all angles from tough to ultra zoom and will all cost under £230 when they launch in the UK in the coming weeks. On the tough...

  • Panasonic SZ1 and SZ7 cameras take TZ range stylish
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    Panasonic SZ1 and SZ7 cameras take TZ range stylish

    By 9 January 2012

    Panasonic has announced the launch of five new cameras at CES in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint has already had a play with them. Headlining the new cameras for 2012 is the introduction of the Panasonic DMC-SZ1 and DMC-SZ7, two cameras that take the popular...

  • Samsung launches biggest smart camera range yet at CES
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    Samsung launches biggest smart camera range yet at CES

    By 9 January 2012

    Samsung has taken its biggest punt into the smart camera universe at CES with no less than five new snappers and camcorders on show. The WB850F, WB150F, ST200F, DV300F and QF20 make up the Korean manufacturer's largest number of smart releases so far...

  • Samsung rolls out new set of ST compact cameras at CES
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    Samsung rolls out new set of ST compact cameras at CES

    By 9 January 2012

    Samsung has unveiled a trio of new compact cameras at CES 2012 in Las Vegas all boasting 16.1-megapixel sensors and a brushed metal form factor. The cameras will launch in black, white and plum and all feature F2.5 25mm wide-angle lenses. Each snapper...

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X offers APS-C size sensor in a compact
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    Canon PowerShot G1 X offers APS-C size sensor in a compact

    By 9 January 2012

    Canon has pulled the covers off its latest high-end compact camera, the Canon PowerShot G1 X, pitched at professionals and enthusiasts. It steps in where the PowerShot G12 left off, but now offers a CMOS sensor that measures 18.7 x 14mm - close to the...

  • Canon launches pair of new top end IXUS compacts
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    Canon launches pair of new top end IXUS compacts

    By 9 January 2012

    Canon has released two new IXUS compacts in the form of the 500 HS and 125 HS. The IXUS 500 HS sets the standard for compact ultra zooms, boasting the thinnest form factor of a 12x optical zoom camera at 19.2 mm. The IXUS 125 HS boasts similar specs but...

  • Canon G1X rumoured for CES reveal
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    Canon G1X rumoured for CES reveal

    By 8 January 2012

    Canon is expected to reveal a new flagship G-series model at CES this week - the Canon PowerShot G1X. The new model, which according to leaked documents will be available from February, will update the Canon PowerShot G12 as a pro or enthusiast compact...

  • Fujifilm Finepix XP150 and XP100 super-tough cameras announced
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    Fujifilm Finepix XP150 and XP100 super-tough cameras announced

    By 5 January 2012

    The Fujifilm FinePix XP150, XP100 and XP50 have just been announced and if their spec sheets are anything to go by they're as tough as old boots. The new XP range should deliver a decent choice to anyone who has a penchant for adventure and all three...