Category: Digital Compact Cameras

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800 Camera Features 30x Zoom, 18.2 Megapixels, 10fps Burst Shooting

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800 is the world's smallest camera with a 30x, 24-720mm zoom lens. The WX800 also has Fast Intelligent AF and responsive Eye AF to help capture even distant subjects beautifully, while built-in Wi-Fi/NFC makes sharing easy. There's an 18.2 million pixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 180-degree tilting touch-panel LCD screen, BIONZ X processor, 10fps continuous shooting and 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording. The WX800 measures 101.6 mm x 58.1 mm x 35.5 mm and weighs 233g with the battery and memory card fitted.

The Sony WX800 will be available in black or white.


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800 is the world's smallest camera with a 30x, 24-720mm zoom lens. The WX800 also has Fast Intelligent AF and responsive Eye AF to help capture even distant subjects beautifully, while built-in Wi-Fi/NFC makes sharing easy. There's an 18.2 million pixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 180-degree tilting…

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 Travel-zoom Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 are the World’s smallest travel high zoom cameras with 4K movie capability and an upgraded image processor. Both models offer a truly versatile zoom range from 24mm at the wide end up to 720mm super-telephoto, 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, and the latest BIONZ X image processing engine.

The new Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 will ship in Europe from October 2018, priced at £450 and €520 in Ireland for HX99 and £430 and €500 in Ireland for HX95.

Update: The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Travel Zoom camera will also be available in the USA in early November for $449.99 USD ($599.99 CAD).

The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 are the World’s smallest travel high zoom cameras with 4K movie capability and an upgraded image processor. Both models offer a truly versatile zoom range from 24mm at the wide end up to 720mm super-telephoto, 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel…

Friday, October 5, 2018

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Unboxing

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Are you patiently waiting for your Panasonic Lumix LX100 II order to arrive? Or just curious about what's inside the box of the latest premium compact camera to hit the market? The Panasonic Lumix LX100 II mirrorless camera has just arrived with us for testing, so here's an unboxing gallery to whet your appetite...

Are you patiently waiting for your Panasonic Lumix LX100 II order to arrive? Or just curious about what's inside the box of the latest premium compact camera to hit the market? The Panasonic Lumix LX100 II mirrorless camera has just arrived with us for testing, so here's an unboxing gallery…

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

PIXII Rangefinder Camera Launches, Aimed at Smartphone Upgraders, Already Leaked...

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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As if the new Zeiss ZX1 and the Zenit M weren't surprising enough, there's another intriguing new camera in town in the shape of the rather oddly named PIXII.

This appears to be a French initiative that's just soft-launched with an on-trend teaser-based website. Unfortunately, in this current age where seemingly every new photographic product is leaked, yes, you've guessed it, the full details of the PIXII have already been leaked, including their entire financial business plan, courtesy of Leicarumors.

Aimed at smartphone photographers looking for a more affordable camera to upgrade to, the styling of the new PIXII is certainly refreshing, coming across like a miniature rangefinder on steroids that uses Leica lenses, hence the rumour site coverage.

It remains to be seen if this two-man team can actually bring the PIXII to market after being in development for the last 3 years, but the launch of their new website certainly seems to suggest that they're getting closer to their goal. Bonne chance!

Update: PIXII have now released an official product shot of their new rangefinder camera (pictured above).

As if the new Zeiss ZX1 and the Zenit M weren't surprising enough, there's another intriguing new camera in town in the shape of the rather oddly named PIXII. This appears to be a French initiative that's just soft-launched with an on-trend teaser-based website. Unfortunately, in this current age where…

Friday, September 28, 2018

Kodak 3D Pixpro Pivot Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Kodak 3D Pixpro Pivot camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Kodak 3D Pixpro Pivot camera.

This is a VR180, VR360 and 3D all-in-one 20 megapixel action camera that is waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof and offers built-in Wifi and NFC connectivity. It's due to go on sale "sometime in 2019".

Want to see exactly what the new Kodak 3D Pixpro Pivot camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Kodak 3D Pixpro Pivot camera.This is a VR180, VR360 and 3D all-in-one 20 megapixel action camera that is waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof and offers…

Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony Cyber-shot HX99 travel-zoom compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony Cyber-shot HX99 travel-zoom compact camera, which wasn't even on show on the Sony Photokina stand (the Sony rep had to find one from behind the customer desk).

Want to see exactly what the new Sony Cyber-shot HX99 travel-zoom compact camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony Cyber-shot HX99 travel-zoom compact camera, which wasn't even on show on the Sony Photokina stand (the Sony rep had to find…

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Zeiss ZX1 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the innovative new Zeiss ZX1 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss ZX1 camera.

Want to see exactly what the innovative new Zeiss ZX1 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss ZX1 camera.

Zeiss ZX1 Mirrorless Full-frame Camera Features Built-in Adobe Lightroom

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I've just arrived at the last press event at Photokina 2018. What have Carl Zeiss got up their sleeves? New lenses? A new camera?! Let's find out...

More than 300 people are attending "a very special occasion" - press, photographers, dealers and distributors.

Zeiss are truly committed to photography, and to their distributors. So first announcement of the evening - the Zeiss Distributor Award of the Year 2018! And the winner is...LStream from Russia!

Some really exciting new about Batis is coming...

There are four current Batis lenses in the range, two wide-angle and two telephoto, but there's something missing in the middle.

So Zeiss have officially announced the much-rumoured Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens for Sony Alpha cameras, which uses a Distagon optical design. The lens has a shortest shooting distance of 24cm, focus limiter switch, 67mm filter diameter, and 1:3.3 magnification.

The big announcement of the night, though, is the...wait for it...

Zeiss are launching an exiting new device that combines the image quality of a Zeiss lens with a smartphone. Shoot. Edit. Share. All on the same device.

Introducing the Zeiss ZX1. A 35mm, 37.4 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera with a superb quality, newly developed 35mm f/2 lens that has no distortion even what shooting in RAW. The sensor is made by Zeiss in Germany. There's an EVF, a massive 4.3 inch touchscreen display, intuitive user interace, 512Gb SSD internal memory, and a slight bend to the aluminium body on the right-hand side for better ergonomics.

Zeiss are the first manufacturer to integrate Lightroom Mobile CC directly into a camera for ease of editing. That's right - onboard RAW editing via Adobe!

Sharing is the third element that Zeiss are addressing. You can instantly share on services like Flickr and Dropbox and update firmware over the air, so the camera is always up to date.

The Zeiss ZX1 will be available in early 2019. Price to be announced.

And that's a wrap. Time for the hands-on experience...

I've just arrived at the last press event at Photokina 2018. What have Carl Zeiss got up their sleeves? New lenses? A new camera?! Let's find out... More than 300 people are attending "a very special occasion" - press, photographers, dealers and distributors. Zeiss are truly committed to photography, and…

Kodak AZ1000 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Kodak AZ1000 superzoom camera look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Kodak AZ1000 superzoom camera, which was sadly a non-working model.

It boasts the world's second longest zoom lens of 102x, almost but not quite pipping the Nikon P1000 to that title, so it doesn't offer quite the same telephoto reach as the Nikon, being wider-angle instead (19.5-1989mm effective focal length).

Want to see exactly what the new Kodak AZ1000 superzoom camera look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Kodak AZ1000 superzoom camera, which was sadly a non-working model. It boasts the world's second longest zoom lens of 102x, almost but not quite pipping…

Ricoh GR III Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Ricoh GR III APS-C compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Ricoh GR III APS-C compact camera.

Update: We've now added some hands-on shots of a final production version of the Ricoh GR III (from an external design point of view) to the gallery.

Want to see exactly what the new Ricoh GR III APS-C compact camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Ricoh GR III APS-C compact camera.Update: We've now added some hands-on shots of a final production version of the Ricoh GR III…

Kodak AZ1000 Camera Features a 102x Zoom Lens!

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The Kodak AZ1000 is a new superzoom camera with a 102x optical zoom lens, 20.68 megapixel image sensor and 7fps full resolution burst shooting.

The Kodak AZ1000 is a new superzoom camera with a 102x optical zoom lens, 20.68 megapixel image sensor and 7fps full resolution burst shooting.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Canon Powershot SX70 HS Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon Powershot SX70 HS super-zoom camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon Powershot SX70 HS super-zoom camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon Powershot SX70 HS super-zoom camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon Powershot SX70 HS super-zoom camera.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ricoh GR III High-end Digital Compact Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The new Ricoh GR III 24 megapixel high-end digital compact camera is being previewed at Photokina 2018. Currently under development, the Ricoh GRIII inherits the basic GR-series concept, but it incorporates totally new devices in its main components, including a newly designed 28mm f/2.8 lens, a new 24.24 megapixel image sensor, and a new imaging engine.

The new sensor incorporates both a three-axis sensor-shift stabilization system and phase detection AF, neither of which the previous Ricoh GR II model offered, and the GR III will also feature a touchscreen LCD for the first time in the series. On the video side, 1080/60p is now supported (but not 4K) and there's a USB-C port.

The Ricoh GRIII is scheduled to be launched in early 2019.

The new Ricoh GR III 24 megapixel high-end digital compact camera is being previewed at Photokina 2018. Currently under development, the Ricoh GRIII inherits the basic GR-series concept, but it incorporates totally new devices in its main components, including a newly designed 28mm f/2.8 lens, a new 24.24 megapixel image…

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Super-zoom Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS super-zoom camera features a 65x optical zoom, 20.3 megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, high-resolution 2.36-million dot electronic viewfinder, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology and 4K video recording.

The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS will be available for purchase in November 2018 for an estimated retail price of $549.99 / £519.99 / €599.99.

The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS super-zoom camera features a 65x optical zoom, 20.3 megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, high-resolution 2.36-million dot electronic viewfinder, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology and 4K video recording. The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS will be available for purchase in November 2018 for an estimated retail price of $549.99 / £519.99 / €599.99.

GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White

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The new GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White action cameras are different not only in color, but also function. The HERO7 Black is GoPro’s cream of the crop and, perhaps, the most advanced action camera ever created. The HERO7 Silver and White are not too far behind.

The $399 HERO7 Black is available for pre-order on Sept. 20 at GoPro.com; it will be in-store internationally beginning Sept. 27, and in the U.S. on Sept. 30. The $299 HERO7 Silver and $199 HERO7 White will also ship on those dates.

The new GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White action cameras are different not only in color, but also function. The HERO7 Black is GoPro’s cream of the crop and, perhaps, the most advanced action camera ever created. The HERO7 Silver and White are not too far behind. The $399 HERO…

Olfi one.five Black and Olfi one.five White Action Cameras

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Olfi action cameras have announced the arrival of two new additions to their range – the Olfi one.five Black and Olfi one.five White.

Olfi action cameras have announced the arrival of two new additions to their range – the Olfi one.five Black and Olfi one.five White.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 VI

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White Knight Press has just released Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 VI, a full-color, 260-page guide book covering all features and operations of the Sony RX100 VI compact digital camera.

The paperback version is available now for $29.95 in the United States through amazon.com and other online sellers. It is available through amazon.co.uk for £24.95.

White Knight Press has just released Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 VI, a full-color, 260-page guide book covering all features and operations of the Sony RX100 VI compact digital camera. The paperback version is available now for $29.95 in the United States through amazon.com and other online sellers. It…

Monday, September 10, 2018

Fujifilm XF10 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF10 APS-C compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF10 APS-C compact camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF10 APS-C compact camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF10 APS-C compact camera.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Premium Compact Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Panasonic Lumix LX100 II i a new premium compact camera with a 17 megapixel multi-aspect Four Thirds sensor, 24-75mm f/1.7-f/2.8 high-speed lens and a touch-sensitive screen.

The LX100 II will be available from 1st October priced at £849/€949. The LX100 II is an addition to the LX range and will not replace the current LX100.

The Panasonic Lumix LX100 II i a new premium compact camera with a 17 megapixel multi-aspect Four Thirds sensor, 24-75mm f/1.7-f/2.8 high-speed lens and a touch-sensitive screen. The LX100 II will be available from 1st October priced at £849/€949. The LX100 II is an addition to the LX range and…

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix LX100 II premium compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II premium compact camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix LX100 II premium compact camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II premium compact camera.