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    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...

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    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,...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Fujifilm XF1 pictures and hands-on

    By 18 September 2012

    We've been big fans of Fujifilm's X-series, so the announcement of the XF1 - a pocketable, 2/3-inch-sensor compact camera - got us rather excited. The XF1 is the baby of the range, but does it offer the necessary grown-up features? First off the bat is...

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    Fujifilm X-E1 pictures and hands-on

    By 18 September 2012

    Why hello there. Fujifilm's X-E1 offers a more "consumer-grade" compact system camera than its bigger brother, the X-Pro1. At Photokina 2012 Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play with Fuji's latest, dressed in its elegant silver-like finish (there's...

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    The new Leica M (2013) pictures and hands-on

    By 18 September 2012

    There's something to be said for Leica cameras. The M-series is rather like the fine art of the camera world: the M9, for example, has its Pollock-esque imperfections, but they add to its charm. Pop a Leica lens on the front of the M9 rangefinder and,...

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    Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith pictures and hands-on

    By 18 September 2012

    Leica is known for its high-brow cameras almost as much as it is for its limited-edition designer versions. The latest, the Leica X2 "Edition Paul Smith", joins the pricey Leica M9 Hermes as one of Leica's growing limited editions. The Paul Smith version...

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    Canon PowerShot S110 pictures and hands-on

    By 17 September 2012

    The Canon PowerShot S110 has replaced the S100 model - a new king at the top of the high-spec, slender Canon compact camera tree. Pocket-lint had the chance to play around with a white-finish model after Canon's press conference at the Photokina camera...

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    Canon PowerShot SX50 HS pictures and hands-on

    By 17 September 2012

    Superzooms are all the rage at the moment, so when Canon lifted the lid on the world's first 50x optical zoom all-in-one bridge camera, we have to admit we thought it sounded like it was over-reaching. With a massive 24-1200mm equivalent zoom, is the...

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