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Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Compact system wants to be your next selfie camera

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GF7 review: Compact system wants to be your next selfie camera

By 20 January 2015

Selfies are a big deal right now and, increasingly, manufacturers are looking for ways to make would-be snappers shun their smartphones for a dedicated camera. The latest camera to jump on this bandwagon is the Panasonic Lumix GF7, the latest interchangeable... >>

Sony Alpha A5100 review: Compact-a-like
4 out of 5

Sony Alpha A5100 review: Compact-a-like

By 19 January 2015

Since Sony dropped its NEX branding and blanketed its compact system camera line with the Alpha brand name, the range has not morphed dramatically, simply divided itself into different schools of thought: those seeking a compact alternative, and those... >>

Panasonic Lumix GM5 review: Mini system camera has high-end compacts in its sights
4.5 out of 5

Panasonic Lumix GM5 review: Mini system camera has high-end compacts in its sights

By 14 January 2015

Panasonic rules the roost when it comes to dinky compact system cameras, with 2013's Lumix GM1 establishing a strong position in the market. How to update such a seemingly perfect pocketable interchangeable lens camera? Plonk a viewfinder in it and add... >>

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 9 January 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... >>

Samsung NX1 review: The new-age DSLR successor?
4.5 out of 5

Samsung NX1 review: The new-age DSLR successor?

By 8 January 2015

After wrapping up its Pentax clone GX-series DSLR line in 2009, Samsung has spent time furrowing its own path back into the camera market with its NX-series compact system cameras. The latest of which, the Samsung NX1, isn't afraid of going large: it's... >>

Best of Photokina 2014: The best cameras coming this year

Best of Photokina 2014: The best cameras coming this year

By 19 September 2014

Every two years the photo manufacturer fraternity descends on Cologne in Germany for the industry's largest show to unveil their latest and best cameras. And in 2014 it certainly didn't disappoint, with releases big and small, prototypes, new colour finishes... >>

Sony Alpha A7S review
4 out of 5

Sony Alpha A7S review

By 12 September 2014

In 2013 the Sony Alpha A7 convinced our team and a panel of tech-savvy judges that it was system camera of the year. Not because it had the most lenses available, was the fastest, nor because there weren't other great new cameras coming out, but because... >>

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition: Matte finish somehow looks flat and plasticky (hands-on)

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition: Matte finish somehow looks flat and plasticky (hands-on)

By 16 September 2014

When we first heard about the Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition we were enthusiastic. After all, the X-T1 was one of our favourite cameras of the year, so when a manufacturer starts talking about a "luxury multilayer coating" what's not to like? Indeed,... >>

Hands-on: Samsung NX1 review: Great features, but the notion of 'compact' system camera has vanished

Hands-on: Samsung NX1 review: Great features, but the notion of 'compact' system camera has vanished

By 16 September 2014

The Samsung NX1 is one of the finest cameras to be unveiled so far this year. It's packed full of features, has a new super-fast autofocus system with some clever features, a new 28-megapixel sensor capable of capturing 4K video and that's all arranged... >>

Panasonic Lumix GM5 adds viewfinder and hotshoe to small-scale compact system camera

Panasonic Lumix GM5 adds viewfinder and hotshoe to small-scale compact system camera

By 15 September 2014

Panasonic has updated its small-scale compact system camera with the announcement of the Lumix GM5. Unlike the original Lumix GM1 model, the slightly larger GM5 also features a built-in electronic viewfinder and hotshoe for adding accessories to this... >>


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