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Panasonic Lumix LZ40: Budget bridge camera brings the zoom

Panasonic Lumix LZ40: Budget bridge camera brings the zoom

By 6 January 2014

Want a significant zoom in a compact without breaking the bank? The Panasonic Lumix LZ40 might well be the perfect answer. This 42x optical zoom compact has a wide-angle 22mm lens that extends all the way through to a 928mm equivalent. Whether you want... >>

Panasonic Lumix TZ55: Flip-up screen makes this the perfect camera for 'selfies'

Panasonic Lumix TZ55: Flip-up screen makes this the perfect camera for 'selfies'

By 6 January 2014

Panasonic has unveiled its Lumix TZ55 compact camera, complete with 3-inch LCD on a 180-degree flip bracket. Because the screen can face forward it's the ultimate selfie snapper. But it's not a brand new idea, as we've already seen Samsung and Sony release... >>

Panasonic Lumix TZ60: 30x optical zoom compact introduces electronic viewfinder, ditches touchscreen

Panasonic Lumix TZ60: 30x optical zoom compact introduces electronic viewfinder, ditches touchscreen

By 6 January 2014

The Panasonic TZ-line is evolving. The latest Lumix TZ60 introduces a built-in electronic viewfinder to the range for the first time, while pushing a 30x optical zoom with physical lens control ring. Despite a 50 per cent increase in top-end focal length... >>

Panasonic Lumix LZ40 pictures and hands-on

Panasonic Lumix LZ40 pictures and hands-on

By 6 January 2014

Panasonic has a good track record of releasing decent superzoom cameras. Looking to fill the more budget-targeted gap, it has just lifted the lid on the Lumix LZ40: a 42x optical zoom bridge camera with a £229 price tag. We got to check out the budget... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review

By 6 January 2014

When it comes to top-tier all-in-one compact cameras, the Panasonic Lumix TZ-series is the first name to pop into our heads. The existing TZ40 was an all-round success. But with the announcement of the Lumix TZ60, however, Panasonic has pushed the compact... >>

Fujifilm FinePix XP70: Splish splash with waterproof Wi-Fi compact camera

Fujifilm FinePix XP70: Splish splash with waterproof Wi-Fi compact camera

By 6 January 2014

Fujifilm has got the waterproof compact camera market fairly sewn up because of its affordable price point. Year after year it releases an additional model in the XP-series, and in 2014 that brings us to the FinePix XP70. It's waterproof, it's got Wi-Fi... >>

Fujifilm S9400W, S9200 and S8600: Trio of bridge cameras are all about the zoom

Fujifilm S9400W, S9200 and S8600: Trio of bridge cameras are all about the zoom

By 6 January 2014

Fujifilm has refreshed much of its camera range at this year's Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling the FinePix S9400W, FinePix S9200 and FinePix S8600 models. The theme is clear: it's all about the zoom. That comes as no surprise, as the bottom end... >>

Fujifilm X100S Black: Alternative to classic silver finish available this month

Fujifilm X100S Black: Alternative to classic silver finish available this month

By 6 January 2014

Hard though it was to avoid a title making a play on AC/DC's Back In Black album title, we put our sensible hats on. Because that's what the Fujifilm X100S Black deserves. This top-end, fixed lens compact camera is just about as good as they come. But... >>

Fujifilm FinePix S1: First waterproof superzoom camera surfaces at CES 2014

Fujifilm FinePix S1: First waterproof superzoom camera surfaces at CES 2014

By 6 January 2014

It's superzoom season, but Fujifilm has unveiled one with a key difference: the FinePix S1 is the first water-resistant bridge camera. Now as well as singing in the rain you can go shooting too. The Fuji S1 houses a 50x optical zoom lens, which delivers... >>

A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December

A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December

By 21 December 2013

Panic! It's the eve of the week before Christmas and there are plenty of stocking fillers to buy. Which is why this week's reviews have varied from toys to cameras and the rather lovely Kindle Paperwhite. So, go on, fill yer boots. We've been playing... >>


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