Reviews & hands-on

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P7800 review

    By 15 April 2014

    Nikon is on the up when it comes to its compact cameras. And if you're looking for a high-end model then the Coolpix P7800 may have already made it onto your shortlist, alongside similar models such as the Canon PowerShot G16. Ultimately similar to the...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P340 review

    By 1 April 2014

    When it comes to high-end compact cameras there are lots of options out there. Most of those, however, happen to cost a pretty penny. Although the Nikon Coolpix P340 couldn't be called "budget" it does undercut many of its competitors on the price front...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon D3300 review

    By 19 February 2014

    These days choosing a camera around £500 is tricky. You can pick a DSLR like the Nikon D3300, or you could go for a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera, or even a top-spec compact instead. That makes the selection process even harder than ever before....

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Nikon D610 review

    By 24 January 2014

    If you scour the internet you will find a series of complaints about some Nikon D600 owners experiencing issues with oil on the camera’s sensor. It’s not an issue we had with our camera, but the sudden arrival of the D610, with only a modest bump...

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    Hands-on: Nikon Coolpix L830 review

    By 12 January 2014

    Some of Nikon's more affordable cameras can be a bit hit and miss, but after playing with the long-zoom Nikon Coolpix L830 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas we were rather impressed. Key to the L830's spec is its 34x optical zoom lens, which...

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    Hands-on: Nikon D3300 goes streamlined, opts for collapsible kit lens

    By 8 January 2014

    Nikon seems to be using 2014 to push out subtle upgrades to its DSLR series. Take the D3300, for example, it's mighty similar to its D3200 predecessor in spec terms, bar a refreshed, funkier design and another key non-camera-body change: the new kit lens....

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    Nikon D4S in pictures: Top-spec camera eyed behind glass at CES trade show

    By 8 January 2014

    It was inevitable. The Nikon D4 has spawned its follow-up, the Nikon D4S, as seen at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. But there's a small problem: it's a mock up that's tucked away behind glass and there's no official spec as yet. What we can tell...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon Df review

    By 1 January 2014

    Looking back to move forward - that’s what the Nikon Df is all about. This retro style DSLR marries the classic Nikon SLR style of years gone by with much of the Japanese company’s modern tech. It’s the only Nikon DSLR capable of supporting current...

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    Hands-on: Nikon Df review

    By 5 November 2013

    We knew Nikon had something up its sleeve. Throughout October there had been glimpses in teaser videos showing a Nikon product described as being all about "Pure Photography". The result is the Nikon Df, a full-frame, retro-styled DSLR camera. That’s...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix L620 review

    By 25 October 2013

    Too much control isn't always a good thing. Sometimes you want a camera that enables you to just pick it up and start shooting, and that's exactly what the Nikon Coolpix L620, with 14x optical zoom, is aimed. You just have to trust it and enjoy the ride....

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    Hands-on: Nikon D5300 review

    By 17 October 2013

    There's a new DSLR in the Nikon range, the D5300, which slots into the line-up alongside the D5200 model. Pocket-lint was on hand to get a feel for the new DSLR at a Nikon pre-launch event. It was only eight months ago that we saw the final D5200 model,...

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    Nikon 1 AW1: Hands-on with the world's first waterproof compact system camera

    By 19 September 2013

    Not content with the norm, Nikon has only gone and announced the Nikon 1 AW1 - the world's first waterproof compact system camera. We would like to say the first waterproof interchangeable lens camera, but there was a film SLR back in the day. But digital,...

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    Nikon Coolpix S02 hands-on: A dinky camera fit for Bond

    By 5 September 2013

    Nikon has updated its smallest compact camera, resulting in the Nikon Coolpix S02. Like its predecessor, this new model is a fully featured compact camera but only a little larger than a box of matches. Now pay attention 007. In the hand there's something...

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    Nikon Coolpix P7800 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2013

    Nikon has launched a new high-end compact camera, the Nikon Coolpix P7800. It updates the Coolpix P7700, but retains many of the same specs and features. We had the chance to play with a pre-production sample of the Nikon Coolpix P7800 to discover the...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

    By 20 August 2013

    The Nikon Coolpix S9500 fits into that smartphone-won't-cut-it bracket: its 22x optical zoom lens not only means wide-angle shots can be captured, but those far away subjects are also well within reach. It's a straightforward point-and-shoot model that...