Sony Launches Three 30x Compact Cameras: HX90, HX90V & WX500- Digital Cameras - 15/04/2015 16:14 April 15, 2015
World's smallest 30x zoom compacts
This is 2015 A.D., a time when smartphones have engulfed the compact camera market, laying waste to all that surrounds them. Well, that's not entirely true. Actually, what are...
REVIEW / Canon PowerShot SX610 HS: New Design and a Bigger Zoom- Digital Cameras - 14/04/2015 17:17 April 14, 2015
The body is beautifully designed with sleeker, more curvaceous lines than the SX600 HS', which we already liked in the first place. The matte...
Olympus Announces New TG-4 Tough Compact and Stylus 1s Bridge- Digital Cameras - 14/04/2015 13:02 April 14, 2015
Several minor updates
Olympus has added to its camera range with two new products, the Stylus 1s bridge and the TG-4 tough compact. There's nothing revolutionary about the new cameras' features, but the...
REVIEW / Canon PowerShot SX530 HS, the Everyman's 50x Bridge Camera- Digital Cameras - 14/04/2015 11:29 April 14, 2015
As with its big brother, the SX60 HS, the SX530 HS' design is classic, sober. While the body is perfectly suited to its purpose and zoom length,...
REVIEW / Sigma dp3 Quattro: The Foveon Quattro Sensor Adapted to Portrait Photography- Digital Cameras - 07/04/2015 10:18 April 7, 2015
Sigma's dp Quattro range is nothing new to us now. Indeed, the first model in the series appeared in July 2014. The latest is the dp3 Quattro, which, apart from its ever so slightly...
REVIEW / Samsung NX1: The Pinnacle of Professional Hybrid Technology- Digital Cameras - 31/03/2015 10:25 March 31, 2015
Six long months we've been waiting for this, but, at last, the Samsung NX1 has swapped hallowed exhibition halls for our possibly even more hallowed test labs. Ever since we laid our...
REVIEW / Nikon Coolpix S9900: The Only 30x Zoom Compact with Adjustable Screen- Digital Cameras - 24/03/2015 10:16 March 24, 2015
Canon and Panasonic might have played it safe with their respective PowerShot SX710HS and Lumix TZ70 models, opting to more or less reproduce...
Pentax K-S2: First Pictures and Electronic Noise Reduction- Digital Cameras - 19/03/2015 12:21 March 19, 2015
At CP+ 2015, Ricoh unveiled its very latest DSLR: the Pentax K-S2. The latter has done away with the futurist design of the K-S1, choosing instead to return to its more traditional...
REVIEW / Canon PowerShot N2: Quality Photos from this Smartphone Alternative- Digital Cameras - 17/03/2015 15:09 March 17, 2015
The design of the PowerShot N2 is as seductive as ever, standing out from the crowd thanks to its cuboid shape. It might be a little chunkier than...
REVIEW / Olympus TG-860 Tough Compact: Waterproof to 15 m, Wi-Fi, GPS, Selfie-Optimised- Digital Cameras - 17/03/2015 10:12 March 17, 2015
TruePic VII processor, 16 Mpx 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor, 21-105mm f/3.5-5.7 5x zoom lens, same design but different colours... There's no doubting its Olympus Tough TG-8xx heritage. But...
Olympus Stylus SH-2: a 24x Compact Just Like the SH-1, but with RAW- Digital Cameras - 12/03/2015 12:34 March 12, 2015
Four new features and a lower launch price
Following announcements from Panasonic, Canon and Nikon, Olympus has in turn decided to renew its super-zoom compact. Although, by "renew" it really means "update very slightly". The...
REVIEW / Sony Alpha 7 II: The Best 24x36 Hybrid To Date- Digital Cameras - 10/03/2015 15:18 March 10, 2015
The new release is a Mark II, so more of an evolution than a revolution. So much the better: based on the A7/A7R/A7S series, the Sony Alpha 7 Mark...
REVIEW / Nikon D5500: A Good DSLR for the Masses, Now with Touchscreen- Digital Cameras - 10/03/2015 10:09 March 10, 2015
Priced at £720 body + 18-55mm VR II lens, the D5500 is THE mass market SLR. The spec sheet reads very nicely, although there's plenty of fierce competition in this sector, from both...
REVIEW / Canon Powershot SX710 HS: Higher Resolution but No Real Progress- Digital Cameras - 03/03/2015 10:28 March 3, 2015
Aesthetically, there's nothing to distinguish the PowerShot SX710 HS from the SX700 HS. Except, of course, for the name stencilled on the...
REVIEW / Panasonic Lumix TZ70 (ZS50): A Much Better Viewfinder and Fewer Pixels- Digital Cameras - 24/02/2015 10:37 February 24, 2015
Combining sharp and rounded edges, the Lumix TZ70 (ZS50 in US) cuts the same figure as its predecessor, the TZ60. The build-quality is as excellent...
Nikon D5500: First Impressions and Face-Off Photos- Digital Cameras - 19/02/2015 12:25 February 19, 2015
Undeniably better than the D5300
This week, we've been playing with testing the Nikon D5500, recently unveiled at CES 2015 as the successor to the D5300, which, as it happens, still features in our Buyer's Guide. Our...
REVIEW / Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II: Up to 40 Mpx Photos- Digital Cameras - 17/02/2015 10:10 February 17, 2015
Let's cut to the chase: the E-M5 II is an eye-catching camera. The older photographers among you, those who started out with film OMs, will have struggled...
CP+ 2015: Olympus AIR A01, an Open Source Micro 4/3 Smart Lens- Digital Cameras - 13/02/2015 13:35 February 13, 2015
First step towards a fully customisable camera
At Photokina 2014, Olympus announced its intriguing "Open Platform Community". Having produced a camera module (sensor, processor, micro 4/3 mount, Wi-Fi), designed in partnership with...
CP+ 2015: Pentax K-S2 SLR—Remodelled and Weatherproofed- Digital Cameras - 12/02/2015 16:27 February 12, 2015
Pivotable screen, Wi-Fi and new design
The K-S2 has abandoned the futuristic design of the K-S1, whose LED lights delighted gadget lovers. Although the K-S2 hasn't particularly evolved in terms of specifications, the design...
REVIEW / Sigma dp1 Quattro: Incredible Photos and Sluggish Responsiveness- Digital Cameras - 03/02/2015 15:19 February 3, 2015
Physically, there isn't the slightest difference between the Sigma dp1 Quattro and the Sigma dp2 Quattro. Well, that's not entirely true; "dp1" is...
Cameras: Our Predictions for 2015- Digital Cameras - 03/02/2015 10:07 February 3, 2015
Passion, ambition and spirit
2015 is now well and truly underway, so we thought it was about time we shared our predictions for the coming year. We'll touch on what we've seen in 2014 before talking about the features...
REVIEW / Panasonic Lumix GF7: A Compact Hybrid Ideal for Starting Out- Digital Cameras - 27/01/2015 10:15 January 27, 2015
We've been saying it a lot recently, but it's worth saying again: over the past couple of years, the picture quality of Panasonic's cameras, whether...
REVIEW / Olympus SP-100EE: An Unusual Viewfinder Ideal for the 50x Zoom- Digital Cameras - 20/01/2015 10:12 January 20, 2015
Aesthetically, the Olympus SP-100EE builds on the design ethos begun on the Stylus 1 and other OM-D hybrids, i.e. lots of sharp angles. The black...
Olympus Stylus 1: Firmware Update 2.0- Digital Cameras - 16/01/2015 15:04 January 16, 2015
Focus peaking, time lapse and step zoom
Nikon, Canon, Panasonic and Fujifilm may have already announced new products for 2015, but Olympus is keeping its cards close to its chest; even at CES the brand stayed silent. Perhaps...
Coolpix S3700, S2900 and L31: Three New Compact Cameras from Nikon- Digital Cameras - 14/01/2015 15:23 January 14, 2015
Entry-level cameras at a very low price
Nikon has added three new compacts to its Coolpix range. The S3700, S2900 and L31 will replace the Coolpix S3600, S2800 and L30 respectively. The S3700 now includes Wi-Fi and NFC, but...
Hybrid Camera Duel: Panasonic GH4 vs Fujifilm X-T1- Digital Cameras - 13/01/2015 15:15 January 13, 2015
Two totally different approaches
BACKGROUND The Panasonic Lumix...
CES 2015: Two New Compacts from Panasonic, the Lumix FT30 and SZ10- Digital Cameras - 06/01/2015 15:03 January 6, 2015
£140: rugged compact or a selfie-dedicated model?
Back at CES, alongside its new TZ-range super-zoom models, Panasonic has also launched the rugged Lumix FT30 (TS30 in US) and the selfie-dedicated Lumix DMC-SZ10. The...
REVIEW / Nikon Coolpix S32: The Family-Fun Compact Camera- Digital Cameras - 06/01/2015 14:53 January 6, 2015
For some reason, Nikon is the only brand that sells a waterproof compact camera specifically targeted towards families. First there were the S30 and S31, and now the Coolpix S32 is...
CES 2015: Panasonic Lumix TZ70, Fewer Pixels but Better Viewfinder- Digital Cameras - 06/01/2015 12:26 January 6, 2015
And its little brother, the all-round Lumix TZ57
Just a few hours after it all kicked off at CES, Panasonic unveiled the latest compact super-zoom cameras to be added to its TZ range. Now, we're used to seeing serious technological...
CES 2015: Nikon Presents the D5500, a Lighter D5300 with a Touchscreen- Digital Cameras - 06/01/2015 12:07 January 6, 2015
Picture Control and a D750-like grip
Nikon likes its habits. Nikon likes to be on time. And every 18 months, Nikon updates its D5000 mid-range DSLR series. First there was the D5000, then the D5100, the D5200 and the D5300,...
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