Category: Digital Compact Cameras

Friday, December 5, 2014

Casio EX-MR1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Casio Exilim EX-MR1 is a new 14-megapixel compact camera featuring a 21mm equivalent lens hidden behind a large mirror whose unique coating allows light to pass through to the lens. When looking into this mirror, the user can easily take a self–portrait with just a press of the shutter button. Of course, you can also use the Casio EX-MR1 in a more conventional way, by composing your photos on the 2.7" rear screen. Other highlights include face detection, Full HD movie recording and Wi-Fi. The camera is compatible with the EXILIM Link smartphone app, which enables users to view and share their images on their favourite social networks. The Casio Exilim EX-MR1 will be available in green, pink and white. Pricing to be confirmed.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Leica X Edition Moncler

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Leica X Edition Moncler is a new special-edition model limited to only 1,500 copies worldwide. Finished with a premium leather trim in a triple-colour scheme of blue, white and red, as an homage to the French origins of clothing company Moncler, this silver version of the Leica X comes complete with a matching camera strap in genuine leather bearing the inscription Leica & Moncler to highlight the collaboration between the two brands. The technical specifications of the Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ are identical to those of the standard production model of the new Leica X camera. The Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ is now available from Leica authorised dealers at an RRP of £1,952 - a reference to the year Moncler was founded.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hasselblad Stellar II

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Hasselblad Stellar II is a new camera based on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II. Priced at €1,650 (plus tax), the Hasselblad Stellar II comes with an option of four different grip finishes: olive wood; walnut; padouk and carbon fibre. "Fuelled by our ongoing collaboration with Sony and Zeiss, the pocket-sized Stellar models are proving extremely popular,". says Ian Rawcliffe, Hasselblad's CEO. "Photographers are delighted to have the option of owning the latest technology married with Hasselblad's design vision and heritage." For more information, visit the website below.

Panasonic UK Launches Double Cashback Promotion

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As part of the ongoing Panasonic cashback promotion, if you purchase a Lumix camera or camcorder from a participating retailer between 28th November and 1st December, you will be eligible to claim cashback up to £200 (€240). To claim the cashback on qualifying Lumix, Lumix G camera and camcorder models (Panasonic Lumix HC-X920, HC-W850, HC-V750, HC-V550, HC-V250, DMC-GH4, DMC-GH3, DMC-G6, DMC-GX7, DMC-GM1, DMC-LX7, DMC-LF1, DMC-FZ200, DMC-FZ72, DMC-TZ60), participants must complete the online registration form at the website below.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Panasonic DMC-CM1 Available in the UK

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The Panasonic DMC-CM1 smartphone will be available in the UK. The Panasonic CM1 was planned to initially launch in France and Germany only, but due to high interest a number of cameras will be available in the UK from 1st December. The CM1 will be available online through Panasonic Direct as well as selected retailers.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Antonio Olmos Captures Day of the Dead

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Photographer Antonio Olmos has returned to his homeland, Mexico, for the first project of the ‘Sony RX Celebrate the Streets’ series. He has captured the vibrancy and spectacular colour of the country's traditional Day of the Dead celebrations using the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III. In the Mexican town of Mixquic the festivities take to the streets as thousands throng the local cathedral’s graveyard, the only remaining church graveyard in the city, lighting it with candles to create a unique scene. "In countries across the world, the streets are a social environment where, during these events and festivals, so many conventions are broken for the day," Antonio Olmos said. "The Mexican Day of the Dead sees people of all classes and backgrounds come together to honour the deceased and everyone shares that celebration – it’s a moment when everyone shares in both joy and sorrow at those who have died." Future potential projects for the ‘Celebrate the Streets’ series include New Orleans Mardi Gras, India’s Holi Festival and Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Olympus Stylus 1s

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Olympus Japan have unveiled the Olympus Stylus 1s, an evolutionary upgrade to their premium Stylus 1 compact camera. The Sylus 1s features a new step-zoom function, a smaller auto focus target, plus focus peaking and interval shooting functionality. It is powered by a BLS-50 battery that provides enough power to take 450 shots according to CIPA standards. Most of the other technical specifications - including the 1/1.7-type 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, the 28-300mm (eq.) f/2.8 lens, the 7fps continuous shooting mode, the ISO 100-12800 sensitivity range and the 1.04-million-dot, 3" touchscreen - are unchanged versus the Stylus 1. The Olympus Stylus 1s will go on sale nex month (in Japan), with pricing to be confirmed. A new wide-angle conversion lens (WCON-08X) and wide conversion lens adapter (CLA-14) will join the list of accessories available for the camera.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Canon Winter Cashback

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Canon UK has just launched its winter cashback offer, which enables you to receive up to £80 cashback on a selected range of Canon products including DSLRs, lenses, compact cameras, camcorders and printers. The offer runs from 29st October 2014 to 21st January 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Click through / scroll down for a list of all eligible cameras, lenses, printers and accessories.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ricoh Theta M15

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Ricoh have announced the Ricoh Theta M15, a 360-degree camera with built-in Wi-Fi and video recording capabilities. The new model can capture up to 3 minutes of spheircal video footage with no stitch lines. Just like its predecessor, the new Ricoh Theta M15 can also record 360° stills, which can then be shared on the theta360° website. The new camera will be available in a variety of colours from 14th November, priced at £269.99.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ is a new special-edition model limited to only 1,500 copies worldwide. Finished with a premium leather trim in a triple-colour scheme of blue, white and red, as an homage to the French origins of clothing company Moncler, this silver version of the Leica X comes complete with a matching camera strap in genuine leather bearing the inscription Leica & Moncler to highlight the collaboration between the two brands. The Leica X 'Edition Moncler' was first unveiled at the exclusive opening of Monuments, an exhibition by Fabien Baron, Leica and Moncler hosted at Sotheby’s in London, during Frieze Art. The technical specifications of the Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ are identical to those of the standard production model of the new Leica X camera. The Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ will be available from Leica authorised dealers at an RRP of £1,952 - a reference to the year Moncler was founded.

Panasonic Announces Christmas Cashback Promotion

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Panasonic UK has announced its Christmas 2014 cashback offer. Included in this promotion is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 compact system camera (with a cashback amount of £100 / €120), the Lumix DMC-TZ60 travel compact, and the HC-V550 camcorder (each with a cashback amount of £30 / €35). This promotion will run to 12th January 2015. To claim the cashback on qualifying Lumix, Lumix G camera and camcorder models, participants (aged 18 or over only) must complete the online registration form at the website below. The last date for registration will be 27th February 2015.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Official Canon Video Teases High-Zoom Premium Compact

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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In an official video released by its Netherlands branch, Canon is hinting at the upcoming release of a new high-zoom, large-sensor premium compact camera. No further details are available but those who speak Dutch can sign up to be notified of the product launch.

Friday, October 10, 2014

HTC RE

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HTC has announced its first dedicated digital camera, called RE. Featuring a 1/2.33"-type 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and an f/2.8 lens with an angle of view of 146°, the HTC RE has an unusual shape and no viewfinder, LCD screen or physical controls except for a shutter release - however, it can be remote controlled wirelessly with most smartphones. In addition to capturing 16-megapixel stills, the RE camera can also record Full HD videos at 30 frames per second and 720p HD movie clips at up to 120fps. Other highlights include time-lapse photography, Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi connectivity and waterproofing (to 1m underwater, out of the box). RE’s built-in grip sensor instantly activates the camera as it’s picked up, eliminating the need for a power button. HTC's first camera will be available in the US from late October, with other markets following later.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ricoh WG-30w

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Ricoh have unveiled the water-, shock-, crush- and freezeproof Ricoh WG-30w compact camera, which comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and advanced smartphone support functions. The 16-megapixel Ricoh WG-30w boasts a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, a 28-140mm equivalent lens and a solid, airtight body that's waterproof to a depth of 40 feet, shockproof from a height of 5 feet, crushproof against weights up to 220 pounds, and coldproof to -10 °C.  The WG-30 will be available  in December 2014 for a suggested retail price of £259.99 /$299.95. In the UK, the company will also launch a non-Wi-Fi version called the Ricoh WG-30, priced at £229.99.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Unboxing

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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We've just received a full production version of the exciting new Panasonic LX100 premium compact camera. Before we start reviewing the LX100 in earnest, here's a quick look at exactly what's in the box. Reading like a serious enthuiast's wish-list, the Panasonic LX100 features a Micro Four Thirds sensor, 4K video recording, 24-75mm F1.7-F2.8 Leica lens, Live View Finder (LVF) with 2764K-dot resolution, 11 fps continuous shooting, and integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Nikon Coolpix A Firmware Update C:1.12

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Nikon has issued a firmware update for the Nikon Coolpix A large-sensor compact camera. According to the company, version C:1.12 resolves an issue that sometimes prevented appropriate exposure control with interval timer photography. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Nikon Knowledge Base

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fujifilm X100T Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X100T camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X100T camera.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot G7 X compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot G7 X compact camera.

Update: We've added more hands-on images live from Photokina.

Nikon Coolpix S6900 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Coolpix S6900 compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 compact camera.

Update: We've added more hands-on images live from Photokina.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot SX60 HS camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS camera.