Category: Digital Compact Cameras

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Sony today announced the new flagship model in its Cyber-shot RX10 series, the RX10 IV featuring the World's fastest focus acquisition time. Featuring the World’s fastesti AF acquisition time of 0.03 seconds and up to 24 fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE tracking, 315 phase-detection AF points, and a versatile 24-600mm F2.4-F4 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens; the Sony RX10 IV camera is equipped with a latest 1"-type 20.1-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor. Additionally, for the first time in a Cyber-shot camera, the RX10 IV model employs High-density Tracking AF technology, which had only been previously available in a select few of Sony’s line of α interchangeable-lens cameras. Other AF improvements in the new RX10 IV camera include an enhanced version of the manufacturer's Eye AF, Touch Focus and Focus Range Limiter. The AF-ON setting is also assignable, as well as multiple AF modes including AF-S, AF-C and AF-A, which can be easily adjusted based on user preferences and shooting situations. Furthermore, the new RX10 IV features Sony’s latest 3.0-type 1.44M dot tiltable LCD screen with Touch Focus and Touch Pad function – another first for the Cyber-shot RX series – for quick and smooth focusing operation; and an approximately 2.35M dot high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder. Also capable of shooting 4K video, the Sony RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant, and Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth compatible. The camera will ship in October for approximately £1,800/€2000.

Sony today announced the new flagship model in its Cyber-shot RX10 series, the RX10 IV featuring the World's fastest focus acquisition time. Featuring the World’s fastesti AF acquisition time of 0.03 seconds and up to 24 fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE tracking, 315 phase-detection AF points, and a versatile…

Monday, September 11, 2017

Kodak Printomatic Instant-Print Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras , Printers
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Kodak and its licensee, C+A Global, today unveiled the Kodak Printomatic instant-print camera that effortlessly captures and instantly prints high-quality full-colour photos right from the camera body. The Kodak Printomatic features a 10-megapixel sensor, a built-in flash and an integrated battery, alongside a 2”x3” photo printer. “The Kodak Printomatic is a contemporary camera with a wonderful balance of digital and analog technology,” says Steven Overman, President of Kodak’s Consumer and Film Division and Kodak Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s an accessible device for anybody who wants to create a lasting memory in a tangible, colourful way.” Available from late September, the Kodak Printomatic is priced at $69.99. The camera comes with a USB cable, a Quick Start Guide, a 10-pack of Kodak ZINK Photo Paper and a microSD memory card.

Kodak and its licensee, C+A Global, today unveiled the Kodak Printomatic instant-print camera that effortlessly captures and instantly prints high-quality full-colour photos right from the camera body. The Kodak Printomatic features a 10-megapixel sensor, a built-in flash and an integrated battery, alongside a 2”x3” photo printer. “The Kodak Printomatic is…

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fujifilm Updates X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20

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Free upgrades for the Fujifilm X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 cameras will soon be released in November and December 2017.  These updates will provide support for “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”, improve studio flash controller usability compatibility, introduce a new AF tracking algorithm and include other functional and operational updates

The firmware updates are due as follows:

Late November : X-T2, X-T20

Late December : X-Pro2, X100F

Free upgrades for the Fujifilm X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 cameras will soon be released in November and December 2017. These updates will provide support for “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”, improve studio flash controller usability compatibility, introduce a new AF tracking algorithm and include other functional and operational updates The…

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sony RX0

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Sony today announced a new type of camera called the RX0. The ultra-compact, water-, crush- and shockproof Sony RX0 houses a 1"-type stacked 15.3-megapixel Exmore RS CMOS sensor and features a Zeiss Tessar T* 24mm (eq.) f/4 lens to deliver high-resolution raw and JPEG images and 4K videos. For still photography, you can use shutter speeds of up to 1/32,000th of a second and shoot at up to 16fps. For videographers who want to incorporate super slow-motion footage, the RX0 offers the opportunity to shoot at up to 1000 frames per second. For production flexibility, you can use 4K clean HDMI output to record uncompressed video to an external recorder. Sony’s wireless radio commander, the FA-WRC1M can be used to trigger up to fifteen RX0s. A wireless multi-camera shooting solution capable of connecting further RX0 units when an access point is used is currently being developed and will be released in January 2018 via a firmware update. To maximise the potential of RX0, a host of new accessories to support new ways of shooting have also been launched. These include the VCT-CGR1 Cage for increased system flexibility, the MPK-HSR1 Housing, enabling the RX0 to be taken down to depths of up to 100 metres underwater, the CPT-R1 Cable Protector, VF-SPR1 Spare Lens Protector, VFA-305R1 Filter Adapter Kit which includes a filter adapter, lens hood and MC protector,NP-BJ1 Rechargeable Battery Pack and ACC-TRDCJ Accessory Kit. The RX0 will start to ship in Europe in October 2017, priced at approximately €850.

Sony today announced a new type of camera called the RX0. The ultra-compact, water-, crush- and shockproof Sony RX0 houses a 1"-type stacked 15.3-megapixel Exmore RS CMOS sensor and features a Zeiss Tessar T* 24mm (eq.) f/4 lens to deliver high-resolution raw and JPEG images and 4K videos. For still…

Monday, July 31, 2017

Official Light L16 Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Palo Alto based startup Light has released a number of sample images - including a few ultra-high-resolution ones - taken with their unique L16 camera, a new kind of imaging device sporting 16 camera modules. Roughly the size of an iPhone 6S Plus in a case, the Light L16 has 5 cameras with 35mm equivalent lenses, 5 modules with 70mm equivalent primes and 6 units boasting 150mm equivalent telephoto lenses. Each camera module utilises a small imaging chip of the kind typically  used in smartphones. The 35mm equivalent units have a traditional, vertically stacked optical arrangement, whilst the 70mm and 150mm equivalent ones utilise a folded-optics design. When taking a picture, 10 of the cameras fire simultaneously and the resulting images are then "computationally fused" to create a clear, highly detailed final photograph. Additionally, the Light L16 uses depth mapping to allow for post-capture adjustment of the point of focus and depth of field. The official sample images were processed with Light’s Lumen app.

Website: Light

Palo Alto based startup Light has released a number of sample images - including a few ultra-high-resolution ones - taken with their unique L16 camera, a new kind of imaging device sporting 16 camera modules. Roughly the size of an iPhone 6S Plus in a case, the Light L16 has…

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, manometer, compass…

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 Year 2014 and…

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…

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 and Bluetooth…

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 scheduled to hit the shelves in June 201…

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 be available…

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Photography Blog Compact Camera of the Year 2016

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…

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 boasts the company’s…

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 will be…

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 retailers…