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Canon PowerShot G1 X MkII review
4.5 out of 5

Canon PowerShot G1 X MkII review

By 5 May 2014

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the company's highest spec compact camera yet, superseding the original G1 X from 2012. Far from being a straightforward rehash of the earlier large sensor model, the Mark II is a total rework. It's built around a... >>

A week in reviews: 14 - 18 April

A week in reviews: 14 - 18 April

By 19 April 2014

It's a big week for phones. Not only has the developer preview for Windows Phone 8.1 been unleashed - which, but of course, we've reviewed - but we've unveiled our review of the flagship Sony Xperia Z2. Waterproof, premium, powerful - is it the flagship... >>

Nikon Coolpix P7800 review
4 out of 5

Nikon Coolpix P7800 review

By 15 April 2014

Nikon is on the up when it comes to its compact cameras. And if you're looking for a high-end model then the Coolpix P7800 may have already made it onto your shortlist, alongside similar models such as the Canon PowerShot G16. Ultimately similar to the... >>

A week in reviews: 31 March - 4 April

A week in reviews: 31 March - 4 April

By 5 April 2014

It's the week when April Fools' jokes happen aplenty. And we witnessed some crackers this week, all condensed into our best picks from around the web. Giggles brushed aside and we're left with a bevy of tech wonderment in this week's reviews. It's as... >>

Nikon Coolpix P340 review
4 out of 5

Nikon Coolpix P340 review

By 1 April 2014

When it comes to high-end compact cameras there are lots of options out there. Most of those, however, happen to cost a pretty penny. Although the Nikon Coolpix P340 couldn't be called "budget" it does undercut many of its competitors on the price front... >>

Olympus Stylus SH-1 compact camera with 5-axis OIS says goodbye to blur

Olympus Stylus SH-1 compact camera with 5-axis OIS says goodbye to blur

By 31 March 2014

Olympus has announced the Stylus SH-1 compact camera that should do away with the usual blur associated with smaller cameras, thanks to 5-axis optical image stabilisation. Most compact cameras only correct for yaw and pitch whereas the SH-1 apparently... >>

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 camera takes on low light and rough conditions

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 camera takes on low light and rough conditions

By 31 March 2014

Olympus has sent a new leader onto the field of rugged-cam battle with its Stylus Tough TG-3 compact camera. But the TG-3 is more than just tough as it also features screw-on lens adapters, multiple macro settings and Micro Four Thirds processing smarts.... >>

A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March

A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March

By 29 March 2014

It's the week when HTC claimed all glory by announcing and releasing its latest handset, the new HTC One (also known as the M8), in the same day. We had one acting as our day-to-day phone the week prior and have dug deep to deliver the verdict on whether... >>

Olympus Stylus 1 review
4 out of 5

Olympus Stylus 1 review

By 27 March 2014

One glance at the Olympus Stylus 1 and it's hard to ignore how much it looks like a smaller version of the interchangeable lens Olympus OM-D series. Only it's not: this is a high-end compact camera with design cues adopted from the company's top-end interchangeable... >>

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review
3.5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review

By 26 March 2014

The original Samsung Galaxy Camera was notable because, although it wasn't the first dedicated camera to use the Android operating system as its user interface, it was the first to integrate an up-to-date version of the operating system with great success.... >>