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How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro

How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro

By 21 September 2012

At is simplest a portrait is a description of a person, nothing more; but there's an art to taking a portrait photograph that's a combination of many more complex factors. Anyone can pick up a camera these days and take a photo - and that's part of the... >>

Casio Exilim EX-H50 pictures and hands-on

Casio Exilim EX-H50 pictures and hands-on

By 19 September 2012

Casio used the Photokina 2012 camera trade show to launch another addition to its Exilim range, this time in the shape of the 24x optical zoom EX-H50. Given the large zoom, this superzoom is more on the slender size. It's not a patch on the likes of the... >>

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 pictures and hands-on

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 pictures and hands-on

By 19 September 2012

It's been a while since a Casio compact made its way into the hands of the 'Lint, by and large due to a distribution downscale in the UK in October 2011. The quiet spell looks as if it might lift though, thanks to the new Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 which,... >>

Pentax K-5 II & K-5 IIs pictures and hands-on

Pentax K-5 II & K-5 IIs pictures and hands-on

By 19 September 2012

Pentax is that quiet force that bubbles away but doesn't usually make a huge fuss about its product launches, at least not in the UK. But we think it should: the original K-5 DSLR was an absolutely ace camera, arguably if not certainly the best in its... >>

Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on

Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on

By 19 September 2012

The Pentax Q is an ultra-small interchangeable lens camera, and it's just about to get an update in the form of the Pentax Q10. Shown on the Pentax stand at Photokina 2012 - here snapped in a dashing red colour finish - the first thing that struck us... >>

Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on

By 18 September 2012

Rounding off our Leica coverage is the Leica V-Lux 40, the "travel zoom" of the group that we hadn't got our hands on until Photokina. Announced earlier this year, think Panasonic Lumix TZ30 (ZS30 if you're across the pond in the USA) and you're 99 per... >>

Leica D-Lux 6 pictures and hands-on

Leica D-Lux 6 pictures and hands-on

By 18 September 2012

As per the V-Lux 4, Leica's D-Lux 6 is, by and large, a re-badged version of the Panasonic Lumix LX7. That high-end compact had already impressed us, so what does the Leica re-work bring to the party? The D-Lux 6 has some great Leica quirks: the embossed... >>

Leica M-E pictures and hands-on

Leica M-E pictures and hands-on

By 18 September 2012

"Leica" and "budget" tend not to be words you see side by side or even in the same sentence. But the Leica M-E rangefinder goes at least some distance to trim back the price of this classic rangefinder series. Is that "E" for economy? Not quite, but here's... >>

Leica V-Lux 4 pictures and hands-on

Leica V-Lux 4 pictures and hands-on

By 18 September 2012

Leica has always re-licked Panasonic's top-spec compact cameras, and the Leica V-Lux 4 is no different. Those aware of the Panasonic FZ200 will see the immediate and obvious similarities, but there are one or two sheeny Leica elements that go towards... >>

Hasselblad Lunar mirrorless system camera pictures and hands-on

Hasselblad Lunar mirrorless system camera pictures and hands-on

By 18 September 2012

The Hasselblad name tends to conjure up images of studio pros snapping celebrities with the company's £25,000 HD-series medium format cameras. But Hasselblad is undergoing something of a change: when company CEO Larry Hansen took to the stage at Hasselblad's... >>