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Is there anything better than GoPro footage of a waterskiing squirrel?

Is there anything better than GoPro footage of a waterskiing squirrel?

By Rik Henderson

Want to know how to win the net? Post video of a waterskiing squirrel of course.That's what we have here as GoPro managed to capture Twiggy the squirrel in action during this year's summer X-Games.The Games took place at the beginning of June in Austin,... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G7 review: GH4 junior shows off 4K smarts
4.5 stars

Panasonic Lumix G7 review: GH4 junior shows off 4K smarts

By Mike Lowe

The camera market has self-saturated. There's so much good kit out there, capable of producing such high quality images, that product updates tend to focus on new features rather than significant core changes to sell themselves. In the case of the Panasonic... Read more

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a full 1-inch 20MP sensor DSLR with the DxO One

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a full 1-inch 20MP sensor DSLR with the DxO One

By Luke Edwards

If you want to enhance your iPhone or iPad camera, its now possible with a direct connecting DSLR equivalent.The DxO One is a small camera attachment that fits into the lightning connector of you iPhone or iPad and lets you use the screen like you would... Read more

Canon PowerShot G3 X: Superzoom packs 1-inch punch of sensor power (hands-on)

Canon PowerShot G3 X: Superzoom packs 1-inch punch of sensor power (hands-on)

By Mike Lowe

Compact cameras are getting bigger, beefier and more advanced as the smartphone revolution takes over the lower-end of the market. We've already seen a handful of superzoom models with a 1-inch sensor at their core, but now it's Canon's turn to step up... Read more

Ricoh GR II compact camera brings upgraded processing, large image sensor and smartphone support

Ricoh GR II compact camera brings upgraded processing, large image sensor and smartphone support

By Luke Edwards

Ricoh has taken the wraps of its latest compact camera dubbed the GR II.This compact system camera features a large 16.9-megapixel APS-C size CMOS image sensor for the best possible quality and 1080p video. That's combined with the GR Engine V for processing.This... Read more

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

By Stuart Miles

Just how good do you think you are at taking a picture of the night sky? That's the question thousands asked themselves earlier in the year and soon we will find out whose is the best thanks to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.The competition,... Read more

Sony super-charges Cyber-shot with RX100 IV and RX10 II

Sony super-charges Cyber-shot with RX100 IV and RX10 II

By Chris Hall

Sony has announced two updates to its high-end compacts, resulting the in the RX100 IV and the RX10 II. The two models expand on the pro features in a pair of already fantastic cameras. The important modifications are to the 1-in type CMOS sensor at... Read more

Sony takes CSC to the next level with the a7R II: Back-illuminated full-frame sensor and 4K video

Sony takes CSC to the next level with the a7R II: Back-illuminated full-frame sensor and 4K video

By Rik Henderson

Sony has upped its compact system camera game, announcing its first mirrorless model that comes with a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame sensor.The Sony a7R II has a 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and is capable of shooting 4K video. Its... Read more

4GEE Action Cam hands-on: Is livestreaming over 4G going to give GoPro sleepless nights?

4GEE Action Cam hands-on: Is livestreaming over 4G going to give GoPro sleepless nights?

By Rik Henderson

EE chief Olaf Swantee claims that by 2017 EE will sell more connected devices than it currently does smartphones and he could be right, especially on the evidence of the 4GEE Action Cam.It's a 1080p GoPro rival that has the added benefit of being the... Read more

EE launches own 4G-connected 4GEE Action Cam to share live footage over network

EE launches own 4G-connected 4GEE Action Cam to share live footage over network

By Rik Henderson

EE has revealed in a London press event that it will be developing own-brand devices other than phones that fit its 4G connected vision.The first of those is a GoPro style 1080p action camera called 4GEE Action Cam, which will be connected to the company's... Read more

GoPro Hero+ LCD finally adds a rear touchscreen to the entry level action cam

GoPro Hero+ LCD finally adds a rear touchscreen to the entry level action cam

By Rik Henderson

GoPro is finally adding a touchscreen rear LCD screen to a camera at an entry price point. The GoPro Hero+ LCD costs $299.99 (around £196) in the States yet has a touch-enabled display and even features in-camera video trimming capabilities for the... Read more

Google and GoPro's Jump will bring stunning VR video to everyone on YouTube

Google and GoPro's Jump will bring stunning VR video to everyone on YouTube

By Luke Edwards

Virtual reality video is finally about to go mainstream as Google teams up with GoPro. The result is Jump.Jump uses a 16 GoPro Hero4 camera rig to capture 3D video and images for an immersive VR experience.Once the video is shot it takes thousands of... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G7 targets videographers with 4K video capability

Panasonic Lumix G7 targets videographers with 4K video capability

By Mike Lowe

Panasonic is no stranger to 4K video capture, as its flagship Lumix GH4 proved. But now the ultra-high definition feature is trickling down the range, with the new Lumix G7 the latest compact system camera to benefit.The update to the Lumix G6, which... Read more

An emotion-sensing Nikon dog camera mount is now a thing

An emotion-sensing Nikon dog camera mount is now a thing

By Rik Henderson

Ever wondered how good your dog would be at photography? No? Us neither, to be honest. But Nikon has come up with a way of finding out, which piques our interest a little more.Through its Heartography technology concept, Nikon has devised a dog camera... Read more

Loving the retro looks of the Fujilfilm X-T1 CSC but can't afford the price tag? The X-T10 could be for you

Loving the retro looks of the Fujilfilm X-T1 CSC but can't afford the price tag? The X-T10 could be for you

By Rik Henderson

Fujifilm has announced a new entry in its X series of compact system cameras that offers the gorgeous retro looks of its flagship X-T1 and many of the features but at less than half the price.The Fujifilm X-T10 is compact, lightweight and comes with an... Read more

Nikon D7200 review: Enhancing the enthusiast DSLR
4.5 stars

Nikon D7200 review: Enhancing the enthusiast DSLR

By Mike Lowe

As the camera market continues to evolve, the Nikon D7200 wedges itself firmly in the traditional DSLR camp. It's shunned featuring a vari-angle screen like its Canon competitors, such as the 70D or 760D, but does include Wi-Fi and NFC for sharing pictures... Read more

Olympus redesigned its E-M5 Mark II: See the limited-edition titanium model in pictures

Olympus redesigned its E-M5 Mark II: See the limited-edition titanium model in pictures

By Elyse Betters

Olympus is about to launch a new, limited-edition version of the E-M5 Mark II.The retro, high-end camera will be available in a titanium-tinted body that's reminiscent of the original Olympus OM series. It also comes with a OM-D-branded leather strap... Read more

TomTom Bandit vs Garmin VIRB XE: What’s the difference?

TomTom Bandit vs Garmin VIRB XE: What’s the difference?

By Luke Edwards

Navigation companies creating action sports cameras is a fairly new prospect but already the two big boys, Garmin and TomTom, are squaring up for a head-to-head.Garmin recently unveiled its VIRB XE as the follow-up to its original VIRB action camera... Read more

TomTom Bandit action camera offers 4K capture, motion data, smartphone connectivity

TomTom Bandit action camera offers 4K capture, motion data, smartphone connectivity

By Chris Hall

TomTom has announced its entry into the action cam market with the TomTom Bandit, a camera with a difference.TomTom wants to make capturing your action movies as simple as possible, rethinking the action camera from the ground up, solving problems with... Read more

GoPro is getting into virtual reality, with latest acquisition of French firm Kolor

GoPro is getting into virtual reality, with latest acquisition of French firm Kolor

By Elyse Betters

GoPro has announced it's buying Kolor, signaling it is getting into virtual reality.Kolor is a French software startup that's all about creating immersive and interactive videos. The company's software takes photos and videos and turns them into 360-degree,... Read more

Ricoh's new Pentax K-3 II is a DSLR flagship with GPS and 1080p video

Ricoh's new Pentax K-3 II is a DSLR flagship with GPS and 1080p video

By Elyse Betters

Ricoh made another DLSR camera. It's called the Pentax K-3 II.The new camera is described as a "flagship model" of the Pentax K-series. It notably features a Pixel Shift Resolution System, a shake reduction mechanism, an APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (with... Read more

Garmin VIRB XE: Extreme video and data in one package (hands-on)

Garmin VIRB XE: Extreme video and data in one package (hands-on)

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has unveiled its latest action camera in the VIRB X and top-end VIRB XE. It's a world apart from its first VIRB and aims to take on GoPro for the top spot in the action cameras market.But how can Garmin top GoPro? It's all about sensors. Data... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot HX90 review: Travel compact gives Panasonic TZ70 something to chew over

Sony Cyber-shot HX90 review: Travel compact gives Panasonic TZ70 something to chew over

By Mike Lowe

Sony is going for gold with its latest travel zoom compact, the Cyber-shot HX90 (and HX90V, which adds GPS), which includes a pop-up electronic viewfinder - a key feature as adopted from its higher-end Cyber-shot RX100 III camera.But whereas the RX-series... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 compacts debut with 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens

Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 compacts debut with 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens

By Rik Henderson

Sony has unveiled a trio of compact cameras that utilise proprietary Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lenses with 30 times optical zoom.The Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 cameras will all be available from early summer and offer 18.2-megapixel Exmore R... Read more

Forget about 4K: Red goes 8K with its Weapon Vista Vision full-frame camera

Forget about 4K: Red goes 8K with its Weapon Vista Vision full-frame camera

By Elyse Betters

Red just unveiled an 8K full-frame camera that probably costs more than your car.Red is a company that makes professional-grade cameras for photography and cinematography, and it just introduced an 8K RAW model called Weapon Vista Vision. It features... Read more

Panasonic's HX-A1 wearable action cam will record your POV (even in slow-mo)

Panasonic's HX-A1 wearable action cam will record your POV (even in slow-mo)

By Elyse Betters

Panasonic has a new action camera that you're meant to wear. It's called HX-A1.Described as a "wearable, ultra-compact, POV action camcorder," the HX-A1 weighs just 45 grams and can capture full HD footage. It's also water-, dust-, and freeze-resistant.... Read more

HeroCast for GoPro could change the way we watch extreme sports in HD forever

HeroCast for GoPro could change the way we watch extreme sports in HD forever

By Rik Henderson

Vislink and GoPro have joined forces to bring live wireless HD video transmission to the GoPro Hero3+Black and Hero4 cameras for the first time.The HeroCast is a miniature transmitter that enables GoPro camera users to stream action footage as it happens.... Read more

Garmin Virb X and Virb XE action cameras are smarter and tougher, GoPro should worry

Garmin Virb X and Virb XE action cameras are smarter and tougher, GoPro should worry

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has announced upgrades to its action sports cameras in its latest Virb X and Virb XE models.Garmin has gone back to the drawing board and redesigned its action cam form factor for the Virb X and Virb XE. The result is a new shape and smaller form... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-4 is a compact for the more adventurous snapper who wants to shoot in RAW

Olympus Tough TG-4 is a compact for the more adventurous snapper who wants to shoot in RAW

By Rik Henderson

Olympus has introduced a rugged flagship compact camera in its Stylus series and as well as being shockproof to a height of 2.1-metres, it can also be used underwater up to a depth of 15-metres without a housing.The Tough TG-4 is also crush proof to a... Read more

NASA astronaut uses a GoPro camera to reveal what work life is like in space

NASA astronaut uses a GoPro camera to reveal what work life is like in space

By Elyse Betters

When NASA straps GoPro cameras to its astronauts, you know it's going to be: one, awesome; two, beautiful; three, slightly scary. And the US government agency has released new space footage that proves just that.Astronauts recently conducted two spacewalks... Read more

Canon goes 4K crazy with XC10 and EOS C300 Mk II video cameras and a reference monitor to boot

Canon goes 4K crazy with XC10 and EOS C300 Mk II video cameras and a reference monitor to boot

By Rik Henderson

Canon has embraced 4K video with three new products, mainly aimed at the professional and prosumer markets.The Canon XC10 4K video camera is perhaps the one most aimed at consumers or enthusiasts as it offers professional standard quality but at a more... Read more

See what it's like to plunge 10,000ft to the ground: Incredible GoPro footage is stuff of nightmares

See what it's like to plunge 10,000ft to the ground: Incredible GoPro footage is stuff of nightmares

By Rik Henderson

You know those dreams you have where you are falling for what seems like a ridiculously long time but invariably wake up before hitting the ground? Now you can find out what it would be like to finish the fall as incredible footage taken from a falling... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed
4.5 stars

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed

By Mike Lowe

Thank the stars that Olympus has settled on a name and number, with the second-generation OM-D E-M5 deploying the "Mark II" badge of honour. That's earned confidence: rather than reaching into the numbers pool and being named an E-M27 or something, the... Read more

Worried about lack of Ultra-HD content? The Nikon 1 J5 CSC can record in 4K

Worried about lack of Ultra-HD content? The Nikon 1 J5 CSC can record in 4K

By Rik Henderson

Nikon has updated its entry-level compact system camera line with the Nikon 1 J5, a step up from last year's model with the addition of 4K video recording.The body has also been redesigned a touch, with a 3-inch tiltable touchscreen monitor flipping... Read more

Impossible Project Instant Lab Universal review: Make Polaroid-style prints from your phone snaps
4.0 stars

Impossible Project Instant Lab Universal review: Make Polaroid-style prints from your phone snaps

By Libby Plummer

The first thing you need to know about the Impossible Project Instant Lab Universal is that it produces Polaroid-style photos from your smartphone snaps. The second thing you need to know is that it's a camera, not a printer.Unlike the rather disappointing... Read more

Fujfiilm X-A2 review: Selfie system snapper makes a budget splash (hands-on)

Fujfiilm X-A2 review: Selfie system snapper makes a budget splash (hands-on)

By Mike Lowe

The selfie craze is in full swing, with all manner of devices getting in on the action. The Fujifilm X-A2, the company's update to the X-A1 from 2013, is the latest compact system to opt for a flip-forward screen. But does it strengthen the X-series line-up?Handling... Read more

Olympus Stylus SH-2 compact camera boasts 5-axis stabilisation, cheaper price point than predecessor

Olympus Stylus SH-2 compact camera boasts 5-axis stabilisation, cheaper price point than predecessor

By Mike Lowe

Movie remakes, they're all the rage at the moment. Take a perfectly good flick and recreate it, often scene for scene. Which is a bit like the Olympus Stylus SH-2 compact camera: it's a carbon copy of its SH-1 predecessor from last year, adding only a... Read more

Xiaomi Yi is the £41 alternative to GoPro that offers 1080p at 60fps

Xiaomi Yi is the £41 alternative to GoPro that offers 1080p at 60fps

By Luke Edwards

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has announced its own action camera that it's selling at a staggering 399 CNY which is about £41.Despite being £320 less than the GoPro Hero4 Black Edition doesn't fall down on specs. The Xiaomi Yi can manage full 1080p video... Read more

HTC Re dinosaur: Makes snapping photos and shooting video fun

HTC Re dinosaur: Makes snapping photos and shooting video fun

By Stuart Miles

HTC has taken its Re camera to a prehistoric level by introducing the HTC Re dinosaur at Mobile World Congress 2015.Until now the HTC Re was a little specific as a sort of device and that shape had us a little bemused. Now that the Re dinosaur accessory... Read more

Nikon Coolpix P900 fixed lens camera offers staggering 83x optical zoom for £500

Nikon Coolpix P900 fixed lens camera offers staggering 83x optical zoom for £500

By Rik Henderson

Nikon has unveiled a fixed lens camera superbly suited to wildlife and night sky photographers as it comes with a mighty 83x optical zoom. That means it is capable of capturing details that can't normally be seen by the naked eye.The zoom of the Nikon... Read more

Nikon D7200 is company's first to include NFC and Wi-Fi in a DSLR

Nikon D7200 is company's first to include NFC and Wi-Fi in a DSLR

By Rik Henderson

You might have thought it would all be mobile phones today considering Mobile World Congress has started in Barcelona, but Nikon has bucked the trend with an announcement of its own.It will be launching the Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR camera on 19 March... Read more

Incredible pictures of superheroes on rooftops and how they were shot (gallery)

Incredible pictures of superheroes on rooftops and how they were shot (gallery)

By Luke Edwards

Superheroes tend to hang out on rooftops, a lot. It's not just physically helpful as a way to watch out for crime below, before swooping in, but also represents how they lord over us mere mortals. So what better place to capture them than where they think... Read more

Olympus Pen E-PL7 review: Stylish system camera
4.5 stars

Olympus Pen E-PL7 review: Stylish system camera

By Timothy Coleman

With fun features such as a "selfie screen", pared down controls and a user-friendly interface, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is primarily aimed at point-and-shoot users. However, experienced photographers can find plenty of depth to keep their interest, with... Read more

Nikon Coolpix S9900: Retro style 30x superzoom (hands-on)

Nikon Coolpix S9900: Retro style 30x superzoom (hands-on)

By Chris Hall

The Nikon Coolpix S9900 supplants the S9700 and brings with it a new design, adding some retro feel to this superzoom camera.It has grown slightly over the previous model, but it brings with it a big change, and that's a 3-inch vari-angle display on the... Read more

Nikon Coolpix AW130: Tough keeps getting tougher (hands-on)

Nikon Coolpix AW130: Tough keeps getting tougher (hands-on)

By Chris Hall

The Coolpix AW130 sees Nikon update its tough camera in what is pretty much a yearly move. The design has been more or less the same over the past three iterations of the this camera, and we're happy there's still a camouflage model for those armchair... Read more

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

By Mike Lowe

Having first seen the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II a week ago - having aligned its products into their hierarchical roles, Olympus is now "doing a Canon" with its models, hence the "MkII" name - we've since explored the camera's capabilities at the Olympus... Read more

Nikon Coolpix P610 superzoom: Serving a familiar 60x optical zoom with NFC side portion

Nikon Coolpix P610 superzoom: Serving a familiar 60x optical zoom with NFC side portion

By Mike Lowe

It's camera season, with the CP+ show underway in Japan, and Nikon has unveiled the new king in its superzoom series: the Coolpix P610.This 60x optical zoom superzoom delivers a 24-1440mm equivalent zoom, just the same as its P600 predecessor, for shooting... Read more

Nikon Coolpix S9900: 30x zoom compact adds vari-angle screen for extra flexibility

Nikon Coolpix S9900: 30x zoom compact adds vari-angle screen for extra flexibility

By Mike Lowe

On the face of it the Nikon Coolpix S9900 looks the same as last year's S9700 model, featuring the same 25-750mm equivalent zoom lens and back-lit 16-megapixel senso. Flip it round, however, and its newly appointed 3-inch vari-angle screen ads an extra... Read more