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Pentax K-S1: Built-in LED light displays distract from some interesting tech (hands-on)
Cameras

Pentax K-S1: Built-in LED light displays distract from some interesting tech (hands-on)

By 8 hours ago

Pentax isn't one for the norm. In addition to its multi-colour DSLR cameras, the company was also showing off its latest K-S1 DSLR at Photokina - a camera that has coloured light indicator lamps said to guide operations. We thought the fade-in, fade-out... >>

Sony Alpha A7S review
Cameras 4 out of 5

Sony Alpha A7S review

By 12 September 2014

In 2013 the Sony Alpha A7 convinced our team and a panel of tech-savvy judges that it was system camera of the year. Not because it had the most lenses available, was the fastest, nor because there weren't other great new cameras coming out, but because... >>

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS superzoom review: Massive zoom is great, but not always super
Cameras

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS superzoom review: Massive zoom is great, but not always super

By 17 September 2014

There was a time when superzooms were content with focal lengths maxing out in the triple figure department. No so the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, an all-in-one complete with a 65x zoom lens (21-1365mm equivalent) that encompasses a versatile range. Wide-angle,... >>

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G7 X review: A solid first stab at the 1-inch sensor market
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Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G7 X review: A solid first stab at the 1-inch sensor market

By 17 September 2014

Canon has traditionally been the champion of compact cameras, but in the last few years things have changed significantly, thanks to Sony, Fujifilm and others deservedly making waves in the market. The PowerShot G7 X, which debuts the company’s use... >>

Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver adds updated firmware in addition to spangly exterior (hands-on)
Cameras

Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver adds updated firmware in addition to spangly exterior (hands-on)

By 17 September 2014

Olympus held off from releasing any major products at Photokina 2014, but did unveil the OM-D E-M1 in a rather lovely silver finish. The E-M1 is exactly what it sounds like: a silver-colour version of the original black model, but one that also delivers... >>

Apple iOS 8 review: New powers for your old iPhone
Phones 4 out of 5

Apple iOS 8 review: New powers for your old iPhone

By 17 September 2014

It's that time of year again, the time when Apple updates its software, giving iPhone and iPad users on new and old devices a breath of life, saving them from the heartache of not being able to afford the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (they are lovely and... >>

Hands-on: Canon EOS 7D Mark II review: Predictable, but brilliant
Cameras

Hands-on: Canon EOS 7D Mark II review: Predictable, but brilliant

By 17 September 2014

It's taken five years for the EOS 7D Mark II to supersede its original top-spec Canon APS-C model - and in current product cycles that feels like a long stretch of time. Many 7D users have been hungry for the update, so has the Mark II been worth the... >>

Hands-on: Fujifilm X30 review: Bigger, bolder, better - but Panasonic LX100 brings the pressure
Cameras

Hands-on: Fujifilm X30 review: Bigger, bolder, better - but Panasonic LX100 brings the pressure

By 17 September 2014

The arrival of the Fujifilm X30 will see the high-end compact market hot up once more as the year comes to a close. It's a busying sector around this price point, with the just-announced (and pricier) Panasonic Lumix LX100 nestling in as a prime competitor.... >>

Turn your swanky new iPhone 6 images into old school gaming screens with Retrospecs
Apps

Turn your swanky new iPhone 6 images into old school gaming screens with Retrospecs

By 17 September 2014

Retrospecs for the iPhone and iPad is a photography app that no fan of old school gaming should go without. It turns any picture taken or from the gallery into a screengrab from a number of computers of yesteryear. Want an 8-bit snap of Gran? Sorted.... >>

LG Hom-Bot Square robotic vacuum cleaner review
Smarthome 4 out of 5

LG Hom-Bot Square robotic vacuum cleaner review

By 17 September 2014

Weekly chores are never fun, especially not the one where you have to dig the vacuum cleaner out from the cupboard and give your arm a work out in the process of trying to make your carpet look clean again. Fear not though as robotic vacuum cleaners are... >>