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Panasonic Lumix G7 review: GH4 junior shows off 4K smarts
4.5 out of 5

Panasonic Lumix G7 review: GH4 junior shows off 4K smarts

By 27 June 2015

The camera market has self-saturated. There's so much good kit out there, capable of producing such high quality images, that product updates tend to focus on new features rather than significant core changes to sell themselves. In the case of the Panasonic... >>

Sony takes CSC to the next level with the a7R II: Back-illuminated full-frame sensor and 4K video

Sony takes CSC to the next level with the a7R II: Back-illuminated full-frame sensor and 4K video

By 11 June 2015

Sony has upped its compact system camera game, announcing its first mirrorless model that comes with a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame sensor. The Sony a7R II has a 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and is capable of shooting 4K video. Its... >>

Best compact system cameras 2015: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Best compact system cameras 2015: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

By 1 June 2015

You're looking to buy a compact system camera (CSC) but don't know what to go for? Perhaps the term alone confounds: we've seen plenty of naming conventions being thrown around of late, from simple "mirrorless" through to terms such as "digital single... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix G7 review: 4K for the masses

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix G7 review: 4K for the masses

By 19 May 2015

Video. It's one of the big new words in system camera vocabulary. For the Lumix G7, however, its 4K ultra-high definition modes are there not just for its moving-image prowess but, thanks to in-camera image extraction from the footage, to enhance its... >>

Panasonic Lumix G7 targets videographers with 4K video capability

Panasonic Lumix G7 targets videographers with 4K video capability

By 18 May 2015

Panasonic is no stranger to 4K video capture, as its flagship Lumix GH4 proved. But now the ultra-high definition feature is trickling down the range, with the new Lumix G7 the latest compact system camera to benefit. The update to the Lumix G6, which... >>

Loving the retro looks of the Fujilfilm X-T1 CSC but can't afford the price tag? The X-T10 could be for you

Loving the retro looks of the Fujilfilm X-T1 CSC but can't afford the price tag? The X-T10 could be for you

By 18 May 2015

Fujifilm has announced a new entry in its X series of compact system cameras that offers the gorgeous retro looks of its flagship X-T1 and many of the features but at less than half the price. The Fujifilm X-T10 is compact, lightweight and comes with... >>

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed
4.5 out of 5

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed

By 2 April 2015

Thank the stars that Olympus has settled on a name and number, with the second-generation OM-D E-M5 deploying the "Mark II" badge of honour. That's earned confidence: rather than reaching into the numbers pool and being named an E-M27 or something, the... >>

Worried about lack of Ultra-HD content? The Nikon 1 J5 CSC can record in 4K

Worried about lack of Ultra-HD content? The Nikon 1 J5 CSC can record in 4K

By 2 April 2015

Nikon has updated its entry-level compact system camera line with the Nikon 1 J5, a step up from last year's model with the addition of 4K video recording. The body has also been redesigned a touch, with a 3-inch tiltable touchscreen monitor flipping... >>

Olympus Pen E-PL7 review: Stylish system camera
4.5 out of 5

Olympus Pen E-PL7 review: Stylish system camera

By 13 February 2015

With fun features such as a "selfie screen", pared down controls and a user-friendly interface, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is primarily aimed at point-and-shoot users. However, experienced photographers can find plenty of depth to keep their interest, with... >>

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

By 10 February 2015

Having first seen the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II a week ago - having aligned its products into their hierarchical roles, Olympus is now "doing a Canon" with its models, hence the "MkII" name - we've since explored the camera's capabilities at the Olympus... >>