Photokina2012 archive

  • How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro
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    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
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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...

  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 pictures and hands-on
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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,...

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

  • Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Leica V-Lux 40 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Leica D-Lux 6 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Leica M-E pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Leica V-Lux 4 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Hasselblad Lunar mirrorless system camera pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Hasselblad joins forces with Sony for Lunar mirrorless compact system camera
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    Hasselblad joins forces with Sony for Lunar mirrorless compact system camera

    By 18 September 2012

    Hasselblad has announced a partnership agreement with Sony to move the Swedish manufacturer into the more consumer end of the digital camera market. There are plans to explore "new products for DSLR and compact camera segments" together, using the Hasselblad...

  • Fujifilm XF1 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Fujifilm X-E1 pictures and hands-on
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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...

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

  • Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Leica D-Lux 6 offers high-end compact camera skills
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    Leica D-Lux 6 offers high-end compact camera skills

    By 17 September 2012

    Leica has announced a new compact camera, the Leica D-Lux 6. Continuing the partnership with Panasonic, the Leica D-Lux 6 is the German company's rebadged Lumix LX7. Rebadging might sound like a bad thing, but when the Lumix LX7 is a cracking high-end...

  • New Leica S medium format professional camera announced
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    New Leica S medium format professional camera announced

    By 17 September 2012

    Leica has announced its latest S-System camera, simply known as the Leica S. It replaces the Leica S2 medium format camera, ushering in a new scheme of nomenclature that drops the numbering system.  Designed to reflect the enduring quality of Leica cameras,...

  • The new Leica M: The digital rangefinder redefined
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    The new Leica M: The digital rangefinder redefined

    By 17 September 2012

    Leica has announced an update to its iconic rangefinder camera, ushering in a new naming policy at the same time. Announced at Photokina 2012, from this model, and in the future, the M series models will drop the numbers. The aim, Leica says, is to reinforce...

  • Canon PowerShot S110 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Canon EOS 6D pictures and hands-on
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    Canon EOS 6D pictures and hands-on

    By 17 September 2012

    We knew it was coming, but a brief hands-on play with the just-announced Canon EOS 6D has confirmed to the 'Lint that it looks to be a top-notch full-frame camera. It's claimed to be the "world's smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR",  and the body...

  • Canon PowerShot G15 pictures and hands-on
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    Canon PowerShot G15 pictures and hands-on

    By 17 September 2012

    Canon's G-series could be accused of getting a little long in the tooth, with subtle range refreshes not bringing much new to the party. But the PowerShot G15 looks to change that: it's some 17 per cent smaller than its G12 predecessor and amps things...

  • Canon launches own cloud image service, Project 1709, uses Facebook and Flickr rather than rivals them
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    Canon launches own cloud image service, Project 1709, uses Facebook and Flickr rather than rivals them

    By 17 September 2012

    Canon has opened the beta version of a new cloud-based image management service, with the working title of Project 1709. However, rather than offer storage space for your photos itself, it allows you to aggregate all of your pictures stored on other sites...

  • Panasonic Lumix GH3 official, weatherproofing, Wi-Fi, movie enhancements
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    Panasonic Lumix GH3 official, weatherproofing, Wi-Fi, movie enhancements

    By 17 September 2012

    The Panasonic Lumix GH3 has now been officially announced, updating the aging but appreciated Lumix GH2, and taking the top spot in Panasonic's line of compact system cameras. Announced on the opening day of Photokina 2012, the Panasonic Lumix GH3 brings...

  • Panasonic Lumix GH3 pictures and hands-on
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    Panasonic Lumix GH3 pictures and hands-on

    By 17 September 2012

    The majority of Panasonic's G-series has focused on the more entry-level product: the GF3 and GF5, for example, epitomised point-and-shoot style compact system cameras. But if the announcement of the Lumix GH3 - unveiled at this year's Photokina 2012...