Category: Digital Compact Cameras

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Get up to £100 / €120 Off Panasonic Lumix Cameras and Lenses

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Panasonic is offering up to £100 (€120) cashback when purchasing a Lumix or Lumix G-Series camera and £100 (€120) off Panasonic and Panasonic Leica Lenses. All cashback is available from 25th October 2017 – 30th January 2018 from participating retailers.

Panasonic is offering up to £100 (€120) cashback when purchasing a Lumix or Lumix G-Series camera and £100 (€120) off Panasonic and Panasonic Leica Lenses. All cashback is available from 25th October 2017 – 30th January 2018 from participating retailers.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Leica Q (Typ 116) Silver Anodized

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Leica today announced a Silver Anodized version of the Leica Q full-frame compact camera. "A silver top plate, silver baseplate and silver lens create a striking appearance for this new version of the Leica Q, while the rear of the camera is a sleek and refined black – achieving a modern take on the classic silver and black two-tone look," the company says. The technical specifications of the silver Leica Q are identical to those of the standard black model. It has a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with no optical low pass filter, an image-stabilised Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens with 11 lenses in 9 groups (including 3 aspherical lens elements), FullHD 1920x1080 video at 60/30fps in the MP4 format, and a touchscreen 3-inch LCD screen with 1,040,000 pixels and 100% field of view. The Leica Q in Silver will be available at Leica boutiques, stores, and dealers at the end of November.

Leica today announced a Silver Anodized version of the Leica Q full-frame compact camera. "A silver top plate, silver baseplate and silver lens create a striking appearance for this new version of the Leica Q, while the rear of the camera is a sleek and refined black – achieving a…

Monday, October 30, 2017

Nikon Closes Digicam Factory in China

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras , Global , Lenses
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Nikon today announced that operations of their consolidated subsidiary Nikon Imaging China (NIC) will be discontinued. In practice, this means the closure of a factory in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, which used to manufacture digital compact cameras, as well as lens units. Nikon says, "due to the rise of smartphones, the compact digital camera market has been shrinking rapidly, leading to a significant decrease in operating rate at NIC and creating a difficult business environment." In future, the Nikon will focus more on high value-added products - which probably means DSLR cameras, flashguns and interchangeable Nikkor lenses. The closure of the Wuxi City plant is effective today. Nikon Imaging (China) Sales Co., Ltd. (NICS), the company’s sales subsidiary in Shanghai, continues in full operation as normal.

Nikon today announced that operations of their consolidated subsidiary Nikon Imaging China (NIC) will be discontinued. In practice, this means the closure of a factory in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, which used to manufacture digital compact cameras, as well as lens units. Nikon says, "due to the rise of smartphones…

Monday, October 16, 2017

New Features for DxO ONE

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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DxO have just announced a major update to the DxO ONE connected camera. Available immediately and free of charge, version 3.0 of the DxO ONE iOS app offers the first pro-quality multi-camera solution for Facebook Live and a new time-lapse option featuring exclusive Auto Ramping technology. Additionally, the DxO ONE ecosystem of accessories now includes an external Battery Pack that doubles the camera’s battery life as well as a Cable Back Door for the device’s waterproof case. The Battery Pack will be available for $59,99 | £49.99 | €59,90. The Cable Back Door will come with any purchase of a waterproof Outdoor Shell from DxO’s online store. Last but not least, a brand new DxO ONE for Android app will be offered in the coming weeks via an “Early Access” programme that is open to all. It will allow users to preview the DxO ONE Android and receiving regular updates with the latest application features.

DxO have just announced a major update to the DxO ONE connected camera. Available immediately and free of charge, version 3.0 of the DxO ONE iOS app offers the first pro-quality multi-camera solution for Facebook Live and a new time-lapse option featuring exclusive Auto Ramping technology. Additionally, the DxO ONE…

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a new premium compact camera that boasts a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor,  ISO range of 100-25600, 7fps burst shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, 4-stop in-body image stabilisation, an articulating touchscreen and an electronic viewfinder. We've spent some time getting to know the Canon G1 X Mark III, so check out our first impressions of Canon's new flagship compact camera...

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a new premium compact camera that boasts a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, ISO range of 100-25600, 7fps burst shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, 4-stop in-body image stabilisation, an articulating touchscreen and an electronic viewfinder. We've spent some time getting to…

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III - Squeezing an APS-C Sensor Into a Compact Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a new flagship compact camera with an APS-C sized sensor. Replacing the G1 X Mark II, the 24 megapixel G1 X Mark III features a new, precision, 3x optical lens, an APS-C sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF,  4-stop Image Stabilisation, Full HD 60p movies and Canon's premium DIGIC 7 processor.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III will be available from November 2017 for £1149/€1399/$1299.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a new flagship compact camera with an APS-C sized sensor. Replacing the G1 X Mark II, the 24 megapixel G1 X Mark III features a new, precision, 3x optical lens, an APS-C sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4-stop Image Stabilisation, Full HD…

Thursday, September 28, 2017

GoPro Hero 6 Live Launch Event

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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GoPro are set to unveil the new GoPro Hero 6 today, if widespread online leaks and rumours are to be believed. According to reports, the Hero 6 will be capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps , a big upgrade from the current Hero5 and Hero5 Session cameras, which can only shoot 4K at 30fps.

The live show will begin at 9AM PST / 5PM BST, but viewers can start tuning in at 8:30AM PST—there will be music and a countdown clock to the beginning of the show.

GoPro are set to unveil the new GoPro Hero 6 today, if widespread online leaks and rumours are to be believed. According to reports, the Hero 6 will be capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps , a big upgrade from the current Hero5 and Hero5 Session cameras, which can…

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.