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Pentax K-01
3.0 stars Pentax K-01 By William Perceval

The Pentax K-01 first fell into Pocket-Lint’s hands back in February this year, where we were left more than a little perplexed about what this mirrorless Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 By William Perceval

The Panasonic Lumix TZ30 – or Lumix ZS20 as it’s known Stateside – is the latest high-spec, high-zoom compact to join the Lumix range.It updates Read more

Sigma SD1 (Merrill)
3.0 stars Sigma SD1 (Merrill) By William Perceval

Upon launch in 2011 the Sigma SD1 was an oddity: its 46-megapixel sensor mainstay demanded, or so the company thought, a £5000 price tag. Ouch.Fast-forward Read more

Ricoh GRD IV
4.0 stars Ricoh GRD IV By William Perceval

The high-end compact camera market has burgeoned in recent years. Ricoh’s ongoing GR Digital series, reviewed here in its latest GRD IV incarnation, Read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot G1 X By William Perceval

Canon’s G1 X looks a lot like the PowerShot G12, but has one crucial difference: a whopping-great 1.5-inch sensor size.It’s this brand new 14.1-megapixel Read more

Fujifilm X-S1
4.0 stars Fujifilm X-S1 By William Perceval

The Fujifilm X-S1 is no ordinary superzoom. It has a 12-megapixel, 2/3in sensor that’s far larger than what you’d normally find in a compact camera Read more

Sony Alpha A65
4.5 stars Sony Alpha A65 By William Perceval

The Sony Alpha A65 is the latest SLT (Single Lens Translucent) model to hit the shelves, following in the footsteps of the higher-spec, pricier A77.The Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX1
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix GX1 By William Perceval

Panasonic’s Lumix GX1 takes a step backwards in order to move forwards: the camera may look much like the three-generation-old Lumix GF1, but manages Read more

Panasonic Lumix FZ48
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix FZ48 By William Perceval

The latest Lumix superzoom, the FZ48 or FZ47 if you’re based outside of the UK, adds to the stack of long-zoom compacts that have hit the shelves in Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90
3.5 stars Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 By William Perceval

The Panasonic FX90 packs in many up-to-date features: there’s a 3-inch touchscreen and 24-120mm zoom lens to control all the action, met with Wi-Fi technology Read more

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR
4.0 stars Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR By William Perceval

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR hasn’t taken long to surface. It was only the middle of 2011 when we first got our mitts on Fujifilm’s F550EXR - a camera Read more

Fujifilm X10
4.0 stars Fujifilm X10 By William Perceval

The Fujifilm X10 isn’t like an ordinary compact. Far from it: the 12-megapixel sensor at the camera’s heart is a 2/3in size - far larger than a standard Read more

Samsung NX200
4.0 stars Samsung NX200 By William Perceval

A follow on from last year's NX100, the NX200 has a lot more to offer, and should have sorted some of the problems of the three-star-rated NX100. The Read more

Nikon Coolpix S8200
4.0 stars Nikon Coolpix S8200 By William Perceval

Nikon’s Coolpix S8200 is small and compact, yet packs a punch with its 14x optical zoom lens. Able to deliver a 25mm wide-angle through to 350mm telephoto Read more

Samsung MV800
3.5 stars Samsung MV800 By William Perceval

The MV800 updates Samsung’s dual screen PL and ST-series compact cameras. However, the MV, which stands for “Multi View”, opts for a single screen Read more

Sony NEX-7
4.0 stars Sony NEX-7 By William Perceval

Compact system cameras (CSC) have developed over the years and are now as much a part of the photographic tapestry as their DSLR cousins. It was only a Read more

Canon PowerShot S100
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot S100 By William Perceval

The Canon S100 is a compact camera that’s all about providing the utmost user control and top-notch pictures. It’s the highest-end Canon compact on Read more

Sony NEX-5N
4.0 stars Sony NEX-5N By William Perceval

The NEX-5N arrives at a time when compact system camera manufacturers are all throwing many individual systems in the ring. We’ve seen "world’s smallest", Read more

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot SX40 HS By William Perceval

The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS superzoom may look a great deal like its SX30 IS predecessor, but the innards of this 35x optical zoom bridge camera have been Read more

Sony Alpha SLT-A77
4.5 stars Sony Alpha SLT-A77 By William Perceval

Sony’s SLT-A77 has to be one of the most hotly-anticipated cameras of recent years. Since the Alpha A700 was pulled from production there’s been something Read more

Nikon Coolpix P7100
4.0 stars Nikon Coolpix P7100 By William Perceval

Nikon’s P7100 is built with the high-end user in mind. This 10.1-megapixel, 7.1x optical zoom compact is one of a handful to come equipped with an optical Read more

Sony Cyber-shot HX9V
4.5 stars Sony Cyber-shot HX9V By William Perceval

Sony’s Cyber-shot HX9V doesn’t mess about. This 16x optical zoom compact has a bevy of features under the hood – making it a gadget fan’s ideal Read more

Pentax Q
3.5 stars Pentax Q By William Perceval

Pentax’s Q certainly puts the "compact" into Compact System Camera. But it this mini interchangeable lens system a worthy purchase?The Pentax Q enters Read more

Sony Alpha SLT-A35
4.5 stars Sony Alpha SLT-A35 By William Perceval

The Sony SLT-A35 reworks the A33 model -which we reviewed and raved about in September 2010- by adding a new sensor and trimming back on some design traits Read more

Olympus Pen E-P3
4.5 stars Olympus Pen E-P3 By William Perceval

The latest Olympus Pen, the E-P3, adds some long-needed features to the series. While the first two E-P installments lacked a built in flash, the E-P3 Read more

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
3.5 stars Fujifilm FinePix S3200 By William Perceval

The Fujifilm FinePix S3200 is the latest 24x optical zoom camera that packs in plenty of zoom at an affordable price. Superzoom cameras have been going Read more

Samsung SH100
3.5 stars Samsung SH100 By William Perceval

The Samsung SH100 is a point-and-shoot compact camera that squeezes in Wi-Fi technology at a budget price point. Turning the “high-end technology, high Read more

Casio Exilim EX-TR100 (Tryx)
2.0 stars Casio Exilim EX-TR100 (Tryx) By William Perceval

At CES 2011 the Casio Exilim Tryx (or EX-TR100 as it’s more conventionally named in Europe) was the toast of the show’s camera releases. The Tryx TR100 Read more

Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR
4.5 stars Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR By William Perceval

The Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR doesn’t do things by halves. A quick browse down its specifications quickly affirms that: It has a 16-megapixel EXR CMOS Read more

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V By William Perceval

The Sony Cyber-shot HX100V hits the shelves some 2 years following on from the original Sony HX1 model. The latter was the instigator of the “Sweep Panorama” Read more

Nikon Coolpix P300
4.0 stars Nikon Coolpix P300 By William Perceval

The Nikon Coolpix P300 looks to fill a gap towards the top end of the compact camera market that hasn’t been occupied with a worthy Coolpix model to Read more

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
4.0 stars Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR By William Perceval

The Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR ups the ante in an already bustling superzoom market; one that’s being going from strength to strength in recent years Read more

Samsung NX11
4.5 stars Samsung NX11 By William Perceval

Can the Samsung NX11 reinvent the hybrid camera category or is it much the same as the previous NX10 model but repackaged? We first got our hands on the Read more

Nikon Coolpix S3100
3.5 stars Nikon Coolpix S3100 By William Perceval

The Nikon S3100 is a slender 5x zoom compact camera that’s an ideal point-and-shoot for the style-conscious. But is the budget Coolpix S3100 a true winner?Nikon’s Read more

Fujifilm FinePix X100
4.5 stars Fujifilm FinePix X100 By William Perceval

The Fujifilm FinePix X100 is no ordinary compact. Made for the high-end market, this retro-looking, magnesium alloy beast is built around a large 12.3-megapixel Read more

Canon EOS 600D
4.5 stars Canon EOS 600D By William Perceval

The Canon EOS 600D updates the EOS 550D DSLR, adding a new vari-angle capable LCD screen. There are other subtle changes between the pair, including the Read more

Canon EOS 1100D
4.5 stars Canon EOS 1100D By William Perceval

The Canon EOS 1100D follows on from the previous 1000D model. It’s been quite a few years in the making, so has Canon truly delivered with this latest Read more

Nikon Coolpix S2500
3.0 stars Nikon Coolpix S2500 By William Perceval

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 is a 12.1-megapixel budget compact with a slender 20mm body. Is the S2500 the perfect partner for great images?The Nikon S2500 Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20
3.5 stars Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 By William Perceval

The Panasonic DMC-TZ20 offers a host of features: a 16x optical zoom, 1080i movie, built-in GPS, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and even a 3D mode. But just Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 By William Perceval

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 builds upon the GH1’s movie prowess by offering some quirky features: a touchpanel LCD screen, super-fast autofocus and Full Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 By William Perceval

The world’s smallest compact system (or “hybrid”) camera with a built-in flash also boasts a touchscreen capability too. But does all this techno Read more

Canon EOS 60D
4.0 stars Canon EOS 60D By William Perceval

Replacing the popular Canon EOS 50D, Canon’s latest 60D has a whole lot to live up to. Reviving the vari-angle screen for DSLRs of this level seems to Read more

Samsung NX100
3.0 stars Samsung NX100 By William Perceval

Samsung’s latest NX100 is something of a curiosity: with no built in flash or viewfinder, it’s entirely dependent on a low price point and the company’s Read more

Nikon D7000
4.5 stars Nikon D7000 By William Perceval

The Nikon D7000 is a new DSLR sandwiched between both the consumer and semi-pro categories. A lot is new: a brand new 16.2-megapixel sensor can capture Read more

Sony Alpha SLT-A55
4.5 stars Sony Alpha SLT-A55 By William Perceval

The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is an SLT (Single Lens Translucent) camera rather than a traditional DSLR. With this impressive new technology the A55 is capable Read more

Nikon D3100
4.5 stars Nikon D3100 By William Perceval

Nikon’s presence in the entry-level DSLR market has been strong for many years, and following the success of the D60 and D3000, the latest D3100 amps Read more

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3
4.0 stars Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 By William Perceval

Fujifilm’s W3 has two lenses for shooting true 3D images and a massive 3.5-inch lenticular screen that allows for viewing in 3D without the need for Read more

Nikon Coolpix P7000
4.0 stars Nikon Coolpix P7000 By William Perceval

Nikon’s top-spec P7000 compact has a large 10.1MP sensor and wide 7.1x optical zoom (28-200mm equiv) lens. A clear competitor for Canon’s G-series Read more

Sony Alpha SLT-A33
4.0 stars Sony Alpha SLT-A33 By William Perceval

The Sony Alpha SLT-A33 adds to the storm of changing camera technologies. Inside the last year or so we’ve seen the likes of mirrorless "hybrid" Compact Read more

Sony Alpha 390
3.5 stars Sony Alpha 390 By William Perceval

The Sony Alpha 390 is a subtle upgrade over the previous A380 incarnation. With essentially the same specs as its predecessor, albeit with a full and proper Read more

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