Category: Digital Compact Cameras

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nikon Coolpix W300

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Nikon Coolpix W300 is a new rugged compact camera with a 16-megapixel sensor, a 24-120mm equivalent lens, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4K video recording capabilities. Built to withstand even the toughest outdoor elements, the Coolpix W300 offers a waterproof (100ft. / 30m), freezeproof (14F / -10C), dustproof and enhanced shockproof (7.9ft. / 2.4m) camera body, increased grip area and ergonomically improved shutter button placement (as compared to its predecessor, the Nikon Coolpix AW130). Additional outdoor-friendly features include the ability to go off the beaten path with Points of Interest (POI) and mapping functions, as well as an altimeter and depth gauge. The camera also has a dedicated button to activate an LED light for illumination, and a new Active Guide function to easily display location and altitude data at a glance. The Nikon Coolpix W300 will be available in Summer 2017 in orange, yellow and black for a suggested retail price of $389.95.

The Nikon Coolpix W300 is a new rugged compact camera with a 16-megapixel sensor, a 24-120mm equivalent lens, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4K video recording capabilities. Built to withstand even the toughest outdoor elements, the Coolpix W300 offers a waterproof (100ft. / 30m), freezeproof (14F / -10C), dustproof and enhanced...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ricoh WG-50

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Ricoh have just announced the shock- and waterproof Ricoh WG-50 digital compact camera. Developed as a standard-class waterproof digital compact camera, the WG-50 is waterproof to a depth of 14 metres, shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 metres, and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C. It also provides a range of features to facilitate all types of still-image and movie shooting, including approximately 16 effective megapixels and Full HD movie recording capability. The camera also comes equipped with an outdoor friendly LCD screen whose brightness can be instantly adjusted to the lighting levels in a particular shooting situation. Ideally positioned around the circumference of the lens barrel for macro shooting, six LED Macro Lights allow the WG-50 to provide bright, uniform illumination on a subject when the Digital Microscope mode is selected. Available in black and orange colourways from the end of June, The Ricoh WG-50 carries a recommended retail price of £249.99.

Ricoh have just announced the shock- and waterproof Ricoh WG-50 digital compact camera. Developed as a standard-class waterproof digital compact camera, the WG-50 is waterproof to a depth of 14 metres, shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 metres, and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C. It also...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Olympus Tough TG-5

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Olympus Tough TG-5 is a new compact digital camera designed to capture images in the most challenging conditions. Successor to the TG-4, the new TG-5 has a 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, an improved 25-100mm (eq.) f/2.0-4.9 lens with a new Anti-Fog Lens Cover Glass, a GPS sensor, manometer, compass and temperature sensor, and integrated WiFi. The camera is waterproof to depths of 50 feet (15 metres), shockproof from 7 feet (2.1 metres), crushproof to 220 pounds of force (100 kilograms of force), freezeproof down to 14°F (-10°C), and dustproof. In addition to taking 12-megapixel stills, the Olympus TG-5 can record 4K videos at 30fps, or Full HD movies at up to 120fps for slow-motion playback. The camera will become available next month, with an MSRP of £399.99/$449.99. A number of accessories including a silicone jacket and an underwater case depth rated to 45 metres will also be available from June. In addition the Olympus Tough TG-5 is compatible with a number of existing accessories, from add-on type conversion lenses to underwater flashguns and a flash diffuser.

The Olympus Tough TG-5 is a new compact digital camera designed to capture images in the most challenging conditions. Successor to the TG-4, the new TG-5 has a 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, an improved 25-100mm (eq.) f/2.0-4.9 lens with a new Anti-Fog Lens Cover Glass, a GPS sensor,...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

World’s Most Endangered Animals Captured on Sony RX10 III

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Sony and the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) have worked together to help raise awareness of some of the world’s rarest species through a stunning photography series shot entirely on the Sony RX10 III camera. This spring, UK photographer and finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 and 2016 Sam Hobson, an award-winning Finnish wildlife photographer Lassi Rautiainen, Spanish nature photographer Javier Alonso Huerta, Swiss wildlife photographer Markus P. Stähli and nature photographer Gustav Kiburg set out to capture some of the rarest mammals and birds in the world including the European Bison, the Atlantic Puffin and the Little Bustard. Yann Salmon Legagneur, Head of Product Marketing, Digital Imaging for Sony Europe, commented: “We are delighted to showcase this collection of beautiful rare animals’ pictures, creatures that can be found right on our European doorstep. The Sony RX10 III, with its extended 600mm super-telephoto zoom lens and silent shutter capability ensures that these incredible animals are not disturbed whilst photos are taken.”

Sony and the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) have worked together to help raise awareness of some of the world’s rarest species through a stunning photography series shot entirely on the Sony RX10 III camera. This spring, UK photographer and finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Panasonic Lumix TZ90

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Panasonic today announced the pocket-friendly Lumix DC-TZ90 travelzoom camera boasting a 20.3-megapixel sensor, a 24-720mm equivalent lens, a flippable 3" monitor, a high-resolution 0.2" EVF and a host of unique Panasonic features including 4K Photo, which allows users to capture unmissable moments at 30fps and extract stills at 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. Plus, there are also a range of other useful functions which utilise 4K technology. Post Focus means you can change the point of focus after shooting, while Focus Stacking enables changing the depth of field after shooting by combining multiple images. Incorporating Panasonic’s DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology, the TZ90 boasts a 0.1 second AF speed. You can also employ burst shooting at 10 (AF-S) fps or 5 (AF-C) fps. A range of AF functions include Touch AF, 49-point AF points and Low Light AF help to lock on focus in a wide variety of different conditions. For those who are concerned with manual focusing, there’s lots of help on board for that too, including Focus Peaking and MF assist. The Lumix DC-TZ90 will be available from June (RRP £399).

Panasonic today announced the pocket-friendly Lumix DC-TZ90 travelzoom camera boasting a 20.3-megapixel sensor, a 24-720mm equivalent lens, a flippable 3" monitor, a high-resolution 0.2" EVF and a host of unique Panasonic features including 4K Photo, which allows users to capture unmissable moments at 30fps and extract stills at 8-megapixel equivalent resolution....

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is a new compact travelzoom camera with a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 24-960mm equivalent zoom lens. With  features such as a convenient Self-Portrait and Smooth Skin mode, 3.0-inch LCD screen that rotates up 180 degrees and built-in connectivity capabilities like Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology, the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is a successor to the PowerShot SX720 HS digital compact camera. In addition to capturing 20-megapixel stills, the new Canon SX730 HS can also record Full HD movies at 60 frampes per second. The camera is scheduled to be available in June 2017 for an estimated retail price of £379.99/€489.99/$399.99.

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is a new compact travelzoom camera with a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 24-960mm equivalent zoom lens. With  features such as a convenient Self-Portrait and Smooth Skin mode, 3.0-inch LCD screen that rotates up 180 degrees and built-in connectivity capabilities like Wi-Fi, NFC...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Canon EOS 800D Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 800D DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 800D DSLR camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 800D DSLR camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 800D DSLR camera.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Nikon Axes DL Series Compacts

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Nikon has announced the cancellation of all three DL series premium compact cameras. Announced almost exactly a year ago the Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 cameras, all of which which featured 20.8-megapixel CX-sized sensors and fixed-mount lenses, were originally scheduled to hit the shelves in June 2016 but were postponed due to issues with the integrated circuit for image processing. Nikon now says that "sales of the DL series will be canceled due to concerns regarding their profitability."

Nikon has announced the cancellation of all three DL series premium compact cameras. Announced almost exactly a year ago the Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 cameras, all of which which featured 20.8-megapixel CX-sized sensors and fixed-mount lenses, were originally...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fujifilm X100F Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X100F premium compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X100F premium compact camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X100F premium compact camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X100F premium compact camera.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fujifilm X100F

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Fujifilm X100F is a powerful new addition to the X Series range of premium compact cameras. The X100F features the latest 24.3 megapixel sensor and processor, and further evolution of the renowned Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, which can switch between optical and electronic viewfinders. The Fujifilm X100F will be available from 16th February 2017 in Black and Silver, with an RRP of £1,249.00.

The Fujifilm X100F is a powerful new addition to the X Series range of premium compact cameras. The X100F features the latest 24.3 megapixel sensor and processor, and further evolution of the renowned Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, which can switch between optical and electronic viewfinders. The Fujifilm X100F will...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Photography Blog Compact Camera of the Year 2016

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We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016.

The Compact Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000.

"The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 builds on the previous FZ1000 model and turns it into a mini-GH4, offering almost all of that camera's video capabilities in a convenient super-zoom format. If you want a non-interchangeable lens camera that will cover all your still and video requirements, the new Panasonic FZ2000 is the one to buy."

Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 Review

Congratulations to Panasonic!

We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2016. The Compact Camera of the Year 2016 award goes to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000. "The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 builds on the previous FZ1000 model and turns it...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fujifilm XP120

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Fujifilm XP120 is a tough camera with a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor in a compact body weighing just 203g. Waterproof to 20m, shockproof to 1.75m, freezeproof to -10°C and dustproof, the XP120 comes equipped with a FUJINON lens that boasts the company’s unique colour reproduction technology and advanced sharpness to deliver outstanding image quality.  Lightweight, versatile and available in four colour options, it’s the ideal shooting companion for outdoor activities, family adventures and festivals.

The Fujifilm XP120 is a tough camera with a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor in a compact body weighing just 203g. Waterproof to 20m, shockproof to 1.75m, freezeproof to -10°C and dustproof, the XP120 comes equipped with a FUJINON lens that...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Panasonic FZ82 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic FZ82 super zoom camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic FZ82 super zoom camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic FZ82 super zoom camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic FZ82 super zoom camera.

Panasonic LUMIX FZ82

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Panasonic LUMIX FZ82 superzoom camera features ultra-wide and dynamic zoom, 4K video recording and 4K PHOTO. The FZ82 features the LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom and comes with USB charging to allow an even quicker charge. The Panasonic LUMIX FZ82 will be available from March 2017 and will RRP at £329.99.

The Panasonic LUMIX FZ82 superzoom camera features ultra-wide and dynamic zoom, 4K video recording and 4K PHOTO. The FZ82 features the LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom and comes with USB charging to allow an even quicker charge. The Panasonic LUMIX FZ82...

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS is a new superzoom camera featuring a 20-megapixel CCD, 45x optical zoom, Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC connectivity. The brand new Date Button adds a date and time stamp to your images. The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS will be available later this year at selected retailers with a RRP of £229.99/€299.99.

The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS is a new superzoom camera featuring a 20-megapixel CCD, 45x optical zoom, Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC connectivity. The brand new Date Button adds a date and time stamp to your images. The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS will be available later this year at selected...

Canon IXUS 185 and IXUS 190

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The new Canon IXUS 185 and IXUS 190 are the slimmest cameras in the Canon IXUS range. Each new model comes with a 20-megapixel CCD imager, a 10x zoom lens with Intelligent Image Stabilisation, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The IXUS 190 additionally offers Dynamic NFC (near-field communication). The cameras' Easy Auto feature automatically selects the best camera settings for you, and locks buttons to help you avoid pressing anything by mistake. For added ease, Auto Zoom intelligently selects the best framing for stills and movies, all dependent on the number of people in shot. Both cameras are capable of recording HD movies in 720p resolution. The Canon IXUS 185 will be available next month with an RRP of  £119.99/€149.99. The IXUS 190 will be available at selected retailers from February 2017 with an RRP of £169.99/€219.99.

The new Canon IXUS 185 and IXUS 190 are the slimmest cameras in the Canon IXUS range. Each new model comes with a 20-megapixel CCD imager, a 10x zoom lens with Intelligent Image Stabilisation, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The IXUS 190 additionally offers Dynamic NFC (near-field communication). The cameras' Easy Auto feature automatically selects...

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Canon today unveiled their new PowerShot G9 X Mark II premium compact camera. Featuring a 20.1-megapixel 1"-type sensor and a 28-82mm (eq.) f/2-4.9 lens, the CanonPowerShot G9 X Mark II offers a new Digic VII image processor, Dual Sensing Image Stabilisation, 0.14-second auto-focus, improved subject tracking and a maximum continuous shooting speed of 8.2fps in raw shooting mode. Dynamic NFC lets you quickly connect and transfer images to compatible smart devices, including the Canon Connect Station, to easily share and safely store your photos and movies. The new Bluetooth compatibility means you can maintain a constant camera connection, so you can see and share your photographs via a phone or tablet even when your camera is tucked away. The camera body is 25% thinner than that of the original PowerShot G9 X. The PowerShot G9X Mark II will be available from February 2017 with an RRP of £449.99/€569.99/$529.99.

Canon today unveiled their new PowerShot G9 X Mark II premium compact camera. Featuring a 20.1-megapixel 1"-type sensor and a 28-82mm (eq.) f/2-4.9 lens, the CanonPowerShot G9 X Mark II offers a new Digic VII image processor, Dual Sensing Image Stabilisation, 0.14-second auto-focus, improved subject tracking and a...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sony Cyber-shot HX350

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Sony Cyber-shot HX350 is a new super-zoom compact camera with a 50x optical zoom lens. Other key features of the Sony HX350 include a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with 20.4 effective megapixels, Full HD video including 24p mode, Optical SteadyShot, manual ring for smooth adjustment of zoom/focus, high-contrast electronic viewfinder and 7.5cm (3.0-type) LCD with 921k dot resolution. The price and availability of the Sony Cyber-shot HX350 are still to be announced.

The Sony Cyber-shot HX350 is a new super-zoom compact camera with a 50x optical zoom lens. Other key features of the Sony HX350 include a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with 20.4 effective megapixels, Full HD video including 24p mode, Optical SteadyShot, manual ring for smooth adjustment of...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

SeaLife DC2000

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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At the DEMA trade show, SeaLife unveiled their latest digital underwater camera, the DC2000. As SeaLife’s most advanced underwater camera to date, the DC2000 includes a full featured waterproof inner camera and an ergonomic, precisely designed and matched 200ft/60m underwater housing. The DC2000 is equipped with a 20-megapixel 1"-type CMOS sensor, which can also capture Full HD videos at 60 frames per second, and a 31mm (eq.) f/1.8 lens. With the option to shoot in JPEG and DNG formats, the SeaLife DC2000 caters to both casual shooters and serious photographers. The housing includes a flash link optical cable adapter that easily connects to one or two external flash or strobes. The wide “Piano Keys” control all the cameras essential functions, making it easy to operate with or without dive gloves. The DC2000 inner camera includes a built-in flash, a 3” 920k hi-resolution color LCD screen and a user friendly feature navigation menu. The included 1130mAh 3.7V ion removable battery will power the camera for over two hours. The camera is available from 1st December, priced at $699.95.

At the DEMA trade show, SeaLife unveiled their latest digital underwater camera, the DC2000. As SeaLife’s most advanced underwater camera to date, the DC2000 includes a full featured waterproof inner camera and an ergonomic, precisely designed and matched 200ft/60m underwater housing. The DC2000 is equipped with a 2...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

DxO ONE App Version 2.1

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DxO today released a major update to its DxO ONE miniaturised camera. Less than three months after the release of a 2.0 update that brought Wi-Fi as a new feature, DxO is now introducing what it calls the World's first seamless raw workflow, direct from the DxO ONE to your iPhone or iPad. Version 2.1 takes full advantage of raw support in iOS 10, enabling a one-touch transfer of DxO ONE raw files to the iOS Photos library where they can be processed on-the-go. Available to all DxO ONE users free of charge, the update also enables direct Wi-Fi remote control, and adds other performance boosting enhancements.

DxO today released a major update to its DxO ONE miniaturised camera. Less than three months after the release of a 2.0 update that brought Wi-Fi as a new feature, DxO is now introducing what it calls the World's first seamless raw workflow, direct from the DxO ONE to your...