Category: Digital Compact Cameras
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Want to see exactly what the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III compact camera, which features a 1"-type 20.1-megapixel sensor and a 24-600mm (eq.) f/2.4-4 lens.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Canon has been awarded five accolades by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The "Best Professional/High-Res DSLR" title went to the Canon EOS 5DS / 5DSR (pictured), while the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has been named the year's "Best Photo/Video Professional Camera." The Canon IXUS 285 HS has won the "Easy Compact Camera" category, and the Canon PowerShot G5 X has received the "Best Expert Compact Camera" award. Last but not least, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 has been selected as the world's best photo printer.
The Technical Image Press Association today presented Panasonic with three TIPA awards. The Lumix DMC-FZ330 was named ‘Best Superzoom Camera,’ the the Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH. normal prime (for the Micro Four Thirds system, pictured) has won the title ‘Best CSC Entry Level Lens,’ while the Panasonic HC-VXF990 has received the accolade for Best Camcorder.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Sony today launched the Cyber-shot RX10 III bridge camera featuring a 1"-type 20.1-megapixel imager and a 24-600mm (eq.) f/2.4-4 lens. Other highlights include a silent shutter, Fast Intelligent AF, an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 million dots, 4K video capture at upto 100Mb/s, 1000fps movie recording for super-slow-motion playback, plus Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. The Optical SteadyShot algorithm has been optimised for the lens design of the RX10 III and delivers up to 4.5 stops of image stabilisation. Additionally, with a minimum focusing distance of 72cm at a fully extended 600mm(0.49x maximum magnification), the new lens is capable of producing highly detailed tele-macro images. The aperture unit has nine blades that are designed to create a near-perfect circle in the f/2.4 to f/11 aperture range. The Sony RX10 III will be available in the UK from April priced at £1,250.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Want to see exactly what the Leica X-U (Typ 113) waterproof compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica X-U (Typ 113) waterproof compact camera.
Want to see exactly what the Nikon DL premium compact cameras looks like in the flesh?
Monday, March 21, 2016
Olympus has announced the European availability of the new Olympus TG-870 rugged camera. First unveiled in January, the Olympus Tough TG-870 is a premium all-weather compact with a 21-105mm equivalent lens,180-degree tilting 920,000-dot LCD screen, customisable front button, built-in Wi-Fi, next-generation GPS and 13 Art Filters. The camera is waterproof to depths of 50 feet (15 m), freezeproof to 14℉ (-10℃), shockproof from 7 feet (2.1 m), crushproof to 220 pounds (100 kg) of force and dustproof. The customisable button on the front of the camera can be programmed for several functions, including shutter release, video recording, monitor boost, LED assist and Super Macro Mode. The Olympus Tough TG-870 will come to Europe in April, carrying a recommended retail price of £249.99/€299.00. A free 6-month warranty extension is available if you sign up online for MyOlympus membership.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Sony today introduced the newest addition to their compact zoom camera lineup, the DSC-HX80. Featuring an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 30x optical zoom and a retractable OLED EVF, the Wi-Fi / NFC compatible Sony HX80 also boasts a tilting 921k dot LCD screen and Full HD movie recording capabilities. The new camera will be available next month, priced at $350.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
DxO have released an update to the DxO ONE iPhone app. Version 1.3 introduces several new features that further extend the use of the DxO ONE camera, including the ability to use the OLED display as a novel framing assistant to help quickly compose while operating the camera with one hand. The update also introduces a host of other features including motion blur alert, and a new way to dial in white balance, metering and focus modes, which can also be viewed as overlays in the viewfinder along with your iPhone battery level. Additionally, DxO have unbundled their desktop software from the package (DxO FilmPack and DxO OpticsPro now sold separately), enabling even more photographers to get their hands on the DxO ONE camera at a new low price of £399.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 is a new superzoom camera with a 20.8-megapixel CX sensor and a 24-500mm equivalent lens. Available in black, the Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 features Nikon's Sports VR image stabilisation, a built-in 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, and a high-resolution OLED vari-angle touchscreen. Images can be captured in either JPEG or NEF format, and the camera can record movies in 4K resolution at 30p/25p. Other key highlights include a fast Advanced Hybrid AF system, a continuous shooting speed of 60fps with fixed focus and 20fps with AF, plus an ISO 518 hot shoe, which accepts various accessories including Nikon DSLR Speedlights. Available in early Summer, the Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 will retail for $999.95.
The Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 is a new premium compact camera with Nikon's fastest-ever ultra-wide zoom lens and a 20.8-megapixel CX-format sensor. The lens features Nikon’s acclaimed Nano Crystal Coat for greater image clarity. Capable of shooting photos in raw (NEF) format, and 4K/UHD movies at 30p/25p, the Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 employs Nikon’s porprietary Advanced Hybrid AF system for fast subject acquisition, plus a 1037k-dot OLED tilt touchscreen. Other features include burst shooting at 60fps (with fixed focus) or 20fps (with auto focus), Dual Detect Optical VR image stabilisation, an ISO 518 hot shoe and in-camera Perspective Control. Available in early summer, the Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 carries an MSRP of $799.95.
The Nikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 is a new premium compact camera with a 1"-type 20.8-megapixel sensor and a fast zoom lens. Capable of capturing images in Nikon's raw NEF format, the Nikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 employs Nikon’s acclaimed Advanced Hybrid AF system for fast subject acquisition. An EXPEED 6A processor with no less than four CPUs enables continuous shooting speeds of 60 fps with focus fixed at the first frame, or up to 20 fps with continuous AF. Nikon’s Dual Detect Optical VR system delivers enhanced shake detection and correction. Available in black and silver, the camera also features an ISO 518 hot-shoe, a Super Macro Mode, a 1037k-dot OLED tilt touchscreen, pop-up flash, plus customisable zoom and control rings around the lens barrel. Available in early summer, the Nikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 carries an MSRP of $649.95.
Nikon have announced three new Coolpix compact cameras. The Nikon Coolpix A900 (£329.99/€429.95/$399.95) is a slim long zoom compact camera that packs a 35x zoom lens, a tilting 3" display and a 20-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. Users can also capture 4K UHD video at 30fps and share their images and movies via Nikon SnapBridge. The Coolpix B500 (£219.99/€289.95/$299.95) is an ergonomically designed zoom camera powered by AA batteries. A 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor alongside an impressive 40x optical zoom lets users capture high quality images from near or far. The camera also offers hybrid VR to combat camera shake when shooting on-the-go. To complement still images captured, the B500 can record full 1080p HD video, while framing every shot is made easy using the high resolution tilting 920k-dot 3-inch LCD screen. Last but not least the Nikon B700 (£359.99/€469.95/$499.95) features a 60x zoom lens, a 20.3-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS imager, 5fps stills shooting, raw image capture and 4K video. The cameras will be available from April 2016.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Not content with launching 10 new photo products at CES, Vegas, at the start of the year, followed by the surprise announcement of the 1DX Mark II weeks later, photo stalwart Canon has launched a further five new products with May 2016 availability.
Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II compact camera.
Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS compact camera.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is an advanced compact camera with a 1.0-type 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and 4.2x optical zoom lens. The first camera to include Canon’s new DIGIC 7 processor, the G7 X Mark II also features super-fast AF speeds, 8 fps RAW continuous shooting, improved optical Image Stabilizer with Dual Sensing IS technology, Full HD movie recording, and built-in wi-fi and NFC connectivity.
The PowerShot G7 X Mark II is available from April 2016 with an RRP of £549.99/€769.99.
In he US the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera is currently scheduled to be available in May 2016 for an estimated retail price of $699.99.
The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is a new 40x superzoom camera. The SX720 HS combines a 20.3 MP CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 processing and a 40x optical zoom (24-960mm).
The PowerShot SX720 HS is available from April 2016 with an RRP of £299.99/€419.99.
In the US the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera is currently scheduled to be available in March 2016 for an estimated retail price of $379.99.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Want to see exactly what the new HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Ricoh has announced the Ricoh GR II Silver Edition to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the company. This exclusive package consists of a silver edition of the GR II large-sensor digital compact camera and an exclusively designed camera case. The camera body has a high-grade, silver-color leather-tone finish, featuring an elegant, grained texture, and the shutter release button and the ring cap also boast a silver finish. Additionally, the lens descriptions are engraved on the front ring using a diamond-cutting process and the GR logo’s color on the camera’s front panel has been changed to white. The Ricoh GR II Silver Edition is limited to 3,200 units worldwide.