Category: Digital Compact Cameras

Monday, September 19, 2016

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX15

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX15 is a premium pocket-sized 4K camera with a fast lens to capture sharp images anytime, anywhere. The new Panasonic LX15 (also known as the Panasonic LX10) camera offers an exceptional F1.4 high-speed lens and a 1-inch large MOS sensor; all in a sleek, stylish pocket-sized body. The LUMIX LX15 includes the newly-developed F1.4-F2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens system with 3x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-72mm). The 1-inch MOS sensor with its 20.1-megapixel resolution realises high-quality image recording with stunning details. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can enjoy both 4K PHOTO and 4K VIDEO. The 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. + (Five Axis Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) effectively compensates for handshakes occurring in virtually any direction, enabling smooth photo and video recording.

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX15 is a premium pocket-sized 4K camera with a fast lens to capture sharp images anytime, anywhere. The new Panasonic LX15 (also known as the Panasonic LX10) camera offers an exceptional F1.4 high-speed lens and a 1-inch large MOS sensor; all in a sleek, stylish...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

DxO ONE Adds Wi-Fi Remote Control and Accessories

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DxO have announced major updates to the DxO ONE camera, including Wi-Fi Remote Control and new accessories. Wi-Fi Remote Control will be available to all existing users free of charge via a forthcoming 2.0 software update. The new accessories include an ultra-compact Stand, waterproof Outdoor Shell and a snap-on Optical Adapter. The DxO ONE camera for iPhone and iPad retails for for £399 / 499 €.

DxO have announced major updates to the DxO ONE camera, including Wi-Fi Remote Control and new accessories. Wi-Fi Remote Control will be available to all existing users free of charge via a forthcoming 2.0 software update. The new accessories include an ultra-compact Stand, waterproof Outdoor Shell and a snap-on Optical...

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sony Tops Five Categories at 2016 EISA Awards

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The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) have honoured Sony with 5 awards in their 2016 round-up. The full-frame Sony RX1R II (pictured) has been chosen as this year's "European Premium Compact Camera," the A7S II has won the "European Photo & Video Camera 2016-2017" category, the A6300 has received the "European Prosumer Compact System Camera 2016-2017" award, while the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens took the title of "European Professional Compact System Lens 2016-2017." (The fifth EISA award went to an in-car HD player.)

The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) have honoured Sony with 5 awards in their 2016 round-up. The full-frame Sony RX1R II (pictured) has been chosen as this year's "European Premium Compact Camera," the A7S II has won the "European Photo & Video Camera 2016-2017" category, the A6300 has...

Monday, August 1, 2016

Nikon Coolpix W100

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a new shock-, dust- and waterproof digital compact camera with a 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. Equipped with a 30-90mm (eq.) f/3.3-5.9 lens, the Nikon Coolpix W100 is shockproof to 1.8m, cold-resistant to -10°C and waterproof to a depth of 10m. Utilising Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology, the camera automatically transfers images to your smart device for easy storage and social sharing while on the go. Full HD movieswith stereo sound are recorded at the touch of a button, with Electronic VR keeping videos smooth and clear. The Nikon Coolpix W100 will become available on 8 September 2016, priced at £129.99 / €159.00.

The Nikon Coolpix W100 is a new shock-, dust- and waterproof digital compact camera with a 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. Equipped with a 30-90mm (eq.) f/3.3-5.9 lens, the Nikon Coolpix W100 is shockproof to 1.8m, cold-resistant to -10°C and waterproof to a depth of 10m. Utilising...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Leica Q Firmware Version 2.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Leica has released firmware update 2.0 for the Leica Q full-frame compact camera. This version adds an option to shoot in raw-only mode, expands the shutter speed range to include speeds of up to 120 seconds, introduces an optimised EVF mode that makes navigation even easier than before, improves upn the spirit level display, adds three optimised auto focus functions and brings a number of other improvements. Leica Q owners can download the firmware update from the Leica website, or visit their local Leica Store or Leica Customer Care in the UK, for a complimentary firmware update service.

Leica has released firmware update 2.0 for the Leica Q full-frame compact camera. This version adds an option to shoot in raw-only mode, expands the shutter speed range to include speeds of up to 120 seconds, introduces an optimised EVF mode that makes navigation even easier than before, improves upn the spirit...

Friday, July 1, 2016

Panasonic at the Farnborough International Airshow

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Panasonic will be exhibiting at The Farnborough International Airshow public weekend, taking place in Hampshire on 16th and 17th July. With an array of products suited to enthusiasts and families alike, Panasonic will showcase a selection of their Lumix G & Lumix cameras and HD camcorders on their stand. Having only just been announced, this will be one of the first chances for consumers to see the new ultra wide-angle Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens (read review) that has been created to satisfy professional needs for shooting landscapes. The Panasonic Lumix GX80 and a selection of Panasonic’s 4K camcorders will also be on the stand. For those interested in purchasing a product, Panasonic has teamed up with London Camera Exchange to give visitors the chance to secure exclusive show offers on the Lumix G, Lumix and camcorder range.

Panasonic will be exhibiting at The Farnborough International Airshow public weekend, taking place in Hampshire on 16th and 17th July. With an array of products suited to enthusiasts and families alike, Panasonic will showcase a selection of their Lumix G & Lumix cameras and HD camcorders on their stand....

Friday, June 17, 2016

Panasonic Launch New Campaign

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Panasonic have launched a new advertising campaign for their range of Lumix cameras. Set in a classy beachside resort, the new campaign showcases the 4K Photo function available on selected Lumix models.Centred on a cool young boy, the advert follows how he confidently and cheekily springs off a diving board, and for a split second adopts a leisure dive. Highlighting the 4K photo feature, his Mum is filming the action on her Panasonic Lumix GX80 and is able to flick through the video footage and select the best frame. The ad then shows how the image has become a masterpiece in the family home, holding pride of place in the centre of the wall. The advertising campaign will run for four weeks in the United Kingdom. Click through / scroll down to see the advert.

Panasonic have launched a new advertising campaign for their range of Lumix cameras. Set in a classy beachside resort, the new campaign showcases the 4K Photo function available on selected Lumix models.Centred on a cool young boy, the advert follows how he confidently and cheekily springs...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Olympus Tough TG-Tracker

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Olympus have unveiled a new rugged action camera that adds tracking data to help improve your performance. The new Olympus TG-Tracker has a 1/2.3"-type 7.2-megapixel imager capable to record 4K footage, a detachable grip, a 14mm (eq.) f/2 ultra-wide-angle lens, 5-axis image stabilisation and a 1.5" flip-out LCD monitor. It is shockproof to a height of 2.1 metres, crushproof to a weight of 100kg, dustproof, freezeproof down to -10°C and waterproof down to a depth of 30 metres. Underwater, the camera automatically adjusts white balance and other settings, and there is an up to 60-lumen spotlight for shooting when it would otherwise be too dark. And unlike products with regular geotagging, the TG-Tracker can sense acceleration, altitude or depth and temperature as well as direction of movement – in addition to latitude and longitude. This gives extreme sports enthusiasts a much fuller picture of where they were, what was happening and how they were performing at the moment any given image was captured. The Olympus Tough TG-Tracker will become available next month, priced at £279.99/$349.99/€349.00.

Olympus have unveiled a new rugged action camera that adds tracking data to help improve your performance. The new Olympus TG-Tracker has a 1/2.3"-type 7.2-megapixel imager capable to record 4K footage, a detachable grip, a 14mm (eq.) f/2 ultra-wide-angle lens, 5-axis image stabilisation and a 1.5" flip-out LCD monitor. It is...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Canon UK Announce Summer Cashback Offer

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Canon are offering up to £50/€70 cashback on selected items in the UK and Ireland, plus the chance to win a three-night break in Dubai for two people. Eligible products include digital SLR cameras such as the EOS 760D (pictured), EOS 750D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D, CSCs (EOS M3 & M10), digital compact cameras, camcorders, printers, lenses and the Speedlite 430EX III-RT flash. The offer runs to 31 August 2016.

Canon are offering up to £50/€70 cashback on selected items in the UK and Ireland, plus the chance to win a three-night break in Dubai for two people. Eligible products include digital SLR cameras such as the EOS 760D (pictured), EOS 750D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D, CSCs (EOS...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Canon today announced the PowerShot SX620 HS, a compact superzoom camera with a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and 25x optical zoom. Other highlights include Full HD movie capture with Dynamic Image Stabilisation, a range of creative effects and filters, as well as WiFi and NFC. For direct uploads and new ways of sharing, the PowerShot SX620 HS is also compatible with the Canon Connect Station CS100. The Canon PowerShot SX620 HS will be available from June with an RRP of £219.99/€299.99.

Canon today announced the PowerShot SX620 HS, a compact superzoom camera with a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and 25x optical zoom. Other highlights include Full HD movie capture with Dynamic Image Stabilisation, a range of creative effects and filters, as well as WiFi and NFC. For direct uploads and new ways...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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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.

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 Wins Five Honours at 2016 TIPA Awards

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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.

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...

Panasonic Scoops Three TIPA Awards

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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.

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...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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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.

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...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Leica X-U (Typ 113) Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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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 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.

Nikon DL Compact Camera Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the Nikon DL premium compact cameras looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon DL premium compact cameras (DL 18-50mm, DL 24-85mm and DL 24-500mm), which all feature 1-inch sensors.

Want to see exactly what the Nikon DL premium compact cameras looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon DL premium compact cameras (DL 18-50mm, DL 24-85mm and DL 24-500mm), which all feature 1-inch sensors.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Olympus Tough TG-870 Comes to Europe

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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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.

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...

Monday, March 7, 2016

Sony DSC-HX80

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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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.

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...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DxO ONE App Version 1.3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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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.

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....

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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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 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...