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  • Nikon 1 J4 adds the power of touchscreen to compact system camera line
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    Nikon 1 J4 adds the power of touchscreen to compact system camera line

    By 10 April 2014

    Nikon has announced the 1 J4, adding touchscreen and other features to the company's compact system camera line. The 1-series has been under constant refinement, arriving at a point where the J4 looks a lot like a high-end compact camera. The stripped-back...

  • Sony Alpha A7S: new 12-megapixel full-frame model capable of 4K video
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    Sony Alpha A7S: new 12-megapixel full-frame model capable of 4K video

    By 7 April 2014

    Sony has unveiled a new addition to its full-frame compact system camera at the NAB show in Las Vegas: the Alpha A7S. It's a bold move as the A7S follows on from the original A7 and A7R models just a matter of months after launch. The "S" is built around...

  • Kodak PixPro S-1 pictures and hands on
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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...

  • Nikon 1 V3 focuses on small scale, makes viewfinder an optional accessory
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    Nikon 1 V3 focuses on small scale, makes viewfinder an optional accessory

    By 13 March 2014

    Nikon has announced the 1 V3, the latest in its line of compact system cameras. And it's all change. Unlike the earlier 1 V2 model, which came complete with an electronic viewfinder and chunky grip, the V3 opts to make such features optional accessories....

  • Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GH4 review
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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....

  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February
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    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February

    By 22 February 2014

    It's the week before Mobile World Congress 2014, the mobile phone show of the year, so expect plenty of smartphones and tablets to be covering these pages over the coming days. During the quiet before the storm it's been a week dominated by cameras....

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 review
    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...

  • Samsung NX30 review
    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 -...

  • A week in reviews: 10 - 14 February
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    A week in reviews: 10 - 14 February

    By 15 February 2014

    This week's headline review is the brand-spanking-new Fujifilm X-T1. It's an awesome blend of retro cool and modern tech rolled into one superb system camera. Does it get any better than this? Well, yes, maybe if you're a gamer. Because this week we've also...

  • Hands-on: Sony Alpha A6000 review
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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...

  • Sony A6000 offers speed and control for compact system camera enthusiasts
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    Sony A6000 offers speed and control for compact system camera enthusiasts

    By 12 February 2014

    Sony has announced the Sony A6000, bringing advanced features to its newly named interchangeable lens camera system, formally known as NEX. The Sony A6000 sits in the same territory as the NEX-6 and NEX-7, offering high-end features for those looking...

  • Fujifilm X-T1 review
    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...

  • Best compact system cameras 2014: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today
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    Best compact system cameras 2014: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

    By 10 February 2014

    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 names being thrown around of late, from simple "mirrorless" through to terms such as "digital single lens mirrorless...

  • Panasonic Lumix GH4 brings 4K video to the mirrorless camera, 1080p beyond broadcast quality
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    Panasonic Lumix GH4 brings 4K video to the mirrorless camera, 1080p beyond broadcast quality

    By 7 February 2014

    Prepare to get taken on a technical ride. The Panasonic Lumix GH4 is the first mirrorless camera to introduce 4K video capture among stacks of other high-spec features. In addition to what Panasonic claims is its best Micro Four Thirds sensor yet for...

  • Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes
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    Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes

    By 29 January 2014

    We've been having a ball of late thanks to an Olympus OM-D Challenge that's running on site. We've been off into the Mojave desert to shoot a model, interview photographer Damian McGillicuddy en route, almost get arrested - that wasn't part of the original...

  • Olympus OM-D goes entry-level: E-M10 adds pop-up flash, maintains top-tier 16MP image quality
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    Olympus OM-D goes entry-level: E-M10 adds pop-up flash, maintains top-tier 16MP image quality

    By 29 January 2014

    Olympus is set to expand its OM-D compact system range with the announcement of the E-M10 model. The baby of the OM-D trio, the E-M10 sits beneath the E-M5 and top-spec E-M1 models, but still features many of the same top specs. An all-metal build, full...

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

  • Fujifilm X-T1 adds weather-sealing, giant viewfinder, still oozes retro cool
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    Fujifilm X-T1 adds weather-sealing, giant viewfinder, still oozes retro cool

    By 28 January 2014

    It seems there's an appetite for retro cameras, and Fujifilm has ticked that box once again with the announcement of the X-T1 - a retro-tinged, more DSLR-esque model than the rest of its X-series. Key to the X-T1's design is the viewfinder aligned to...

  • Hands-on: Fujifilm X-T1 review
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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...

  • Olympus OM-D challenge part 3: Light like a pro
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    Olympus OM-D challenge part 3: Light like a pro

    By 23 January 2014

    If you've not been following our OM-D challenge photo story thus far, then a quick recap. At the beginning of January we were plucked from Las Vegas to observe a photographic adventure alongside pro photographer Damian McGillicuddy on a shoot in Death...

  • A week in reviews: 13 - 17 January
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    A week in reviews: 13 - 17 January

    By 18 January 2014

    We spent the beginning of January marching around various halls and hotel suites at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, and that was an eye-opener as to what to expect over the coming year. It's all flexible TVs, wearable tech from every corner of the...

  • Olympus OM-D challenge part 2: Light, lenses, action
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    Olympus OM-D challenge part 2: Light, lenses, action

    By 17 January 2014

    Amid the madness of the Consumer Electronics Show at the beginning of January we managed to extract ourselves from the Las Vegas strip - not for a debauched Nic Cage style party, but instead for a photographic adventure. Olympus had invited us to follow...

  • Fujifilm X-E2 review
    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...

  • Hands-on: Sony Alpha A5000 is small yet mighty
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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....

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