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    Kodak PixPro S-1 pictures and hands on

    By 21 March 2014

    Kodak teased its new Micro Four Thirds compact system camera, the PixPro S-1, during a press conference in China back in January. And it's only now that we've got to see the camera for real. The PixPro S-1 joins the Panasonic and Olympus fold when it...

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    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GH4 review

    By 10 March 2014

    Ahead of the curve - that’s the phrase that first sprang to mind when we saw an early version of the Panasonic Lumix GH4. This consumer compact system camera is the first to deliver 4K video, the Ultra HD format that’s going to be the next big thing....

  • Cameras 5 out of 5

    Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

    By 20 February 2014

    We've been using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 for a number of months now. This compact system camera has seen us through many different shoots - from personal snaps to product images that you might have seen in some other Pocket-lint reviews - made all the easier...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung NX30 review

    By 18 February 2014

    The Samsung NX30 is the latest edition to the company's steadily evolving line of compact system cameras, assuming top-dog position and unseating the visually comparable NX20. Its headline spec 20.3 megapixel APS-C sensor might sound eerily familiar -...

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    Hands-on: Sony Alpha A6000 review

    By 12 February 2014

    Since Sony ditched its NEX name handle it’s certainly not ditched the essence of what that interchangeable lens camera line was all about. But now it’s all about the Alpha name - and the Sony Alpha A6000 is, in a way, the NEX reincarnate; a merger...

  • Cameras 5 out of 5

    Fujifilm X-T1 review

    By 10 February 2014

    There’s a certain sense of "full circle" about the Fujifilm X-T1. A number of years ago the Japanese company was in the throes of releasing its excellent S-series DSLR cameras. But nobody really bought into them and, therefore, they were ultimately...

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    Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M10 review

    By 29 January 2014

    Say hello to the Olympus OM-D E-M10, the company's entry-level model into the OM-D compact system camera series. But by "entry-level" we don't mean low-end. When we got to see this camera in action ahead of the official announcement over in Las Vegas...

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    Hands-on: Fujifilm X-T1 review

    By 28 January 2014

    Retro is back and big business in the camera world. The Fujifilm X-T1 goes all in when it comes to delivering that old skool DSLR-like experience in a modern day interchangeable lens body. Shifting a viewfinder from the side to the centre may not sound...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Fujifilm X-E2 review

    By 13 January 2014

    As companies clamour to deliver the best possible camera solutions, sometimes all it takes is a little bit of polish and effort on a manufacturer's behalf to buff out the apparent spec sheet blemishes of an older model to deliver a winning ticket. And...

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    Hands-on: Sony Alpha A5000 is small yet mighty

    By 10 January 2014

    With Sony’s NEX brand surrendering to the Alpha title, the A5000 is among the first compact system cameras we’ve seen to carry the new badge. But what’s in a name? We got to play with the A5000 at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 to find out....

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    Hands-on: Samsung NX30 shows off tilt-angle electronic viewfinder

    By 8 January 2014

    Samsung is one of the unsung compact system camera manufacturers in our view. Its NX series has plenty to offer, with the new NX30 being the most feature-packed model we've yet seen. Build-wise the DSLR-styled camera does look and feel rather plasticky,...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sony Alpha A7R review

    By 10 December 2013

    The Sony Alpha A7R is a specialist camera if we ever saw one. Visually it looks nigh-on identical to the Alpha A7 - the other full-frame compact system camera released alongside this one - but it’s that capital "R", which we’ll call "resolution",...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha A7 review

    By 26 November 2013

    When the Sony Alpha A7 first materialised we were really rather excited. The first compact system camera with a full-frame sensor to surface in the market, it answered a question so many had been waiting for. Big sensor, small size, affordable price....

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    Sony Alpha A7: The first sample images

    By 22 November 2013

    The Sony Alpha A7 - the world’s first full-frame compact system camera - is fast approaching its release date, and Pocket-lint has been testing out a near-complete sample in the sun-kissed Caribbean. Is this a camera, complete with its affordable (for...

  • Cameras 5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

    By 14 November 2013

    One glance at the Panasonic Lumix GM1 and you’ll assume it’s a compact camera. Well, it is compact by size - that much is clear - but as it’s got an interchangeable lens system as is part of the Micro Four Thirds family it, therefore, falls into...

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