Category: Digital Compact Cameras

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Vuze XR Camera Now Shipping

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

HumanEyes Technologies have announced that worldwide shipments to pre-order customers and select retail partners of the new 5.7K Vuze XR camera began on November 30th.

HumanEyes Technologies have announced that worldwide shipments to pre-order customers and select retail partners of the new 5.7K Vuze XR camera began on November 30th.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

DJI Osmo Pocket is World's Smallest Three-axis Stabilized Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

DJI Osmo Pocket is the world's smallest three-axis stabilized camera created for everyone.

Osmo Pocket retails for $349 USD and will be available for pre-order at store.dji.com, DJI Flagship Stores, DJI Authorized Retailers and additional retailers starting today. Pre-orders will start shipping on December 15th.

DJI Osmo Pocket is the world's smallest three-axis stabilized camera created for everyone. Osmo Pocket retails for $349 USD and will be available for pre-order at store.dji.com, DJI Flagship Stores, DJI Authorized Retailers and additional retailers starting today. Pre-orders will start shipping on December 15th.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Leica D-Lux 7 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

Want to see exactly what the new Leica D-Lux 7 premium compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica D-Lux 7 premium compact camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Leica D-Lux 7 premium compact camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica D-Lux 7 premium compact camera.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Leica D-Lux 7 Premium Compact Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

The new Leica D-Lux 7 premium compact camera features a higher-resolution four-thirds sensor, 24–75mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. zoom lens, a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C charging capability.

The Leica D-Lux 7 is available today from authorised Leica UK stores and dealers and online at www.leicastore-uk.co.uk – RRP £995.

In the US, the Leica D-Lux 7 is available now at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers for $1,195.

The new Leica D-Lux 7 premium compact camera features a higher-resolution four-thirds sensor, 24–75mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. zoom lens, a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C charging capability. The Leica D-Lux 7 is available today from authorised Leica UK stores and dealers and online at www.leicastore-uk.co.uk – RRP £995.In the US…

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

Leica Camera has announced an attractive new kit for its Leica V-Lux camera. Along with the compact Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) camera, the kit includes a Bowery for Leica (Canvas, Field Tan) bag from the exclusive ‘ONA for Leica’ bag collection and an exquisite red Leica Rope Strap designed by COOPH. The robust ‘Bowery for Leica’ system bag is distinguished by its style and functionality while the elegant strap features elements in Italian leather.

The Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit will be on sale beginning today at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers for $1,350.

Leica Camera has announced an attractive new kit for its Leica V-Lux camera. Along with the compact Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) camera, the kit includes a Bowery for Leica (Canvas, Field Tan) bag from the exclusive ‘ONA for Leica’ bag collection and an exquisite red Leica Rope Strap designed by…

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fantasea line FRX100 VI Limited Edition Housing for Sony RX100 VI

Fantasea Line has announced the world's toughest, lightweight housing for the Sony RX100 VI compact camera.

Fantasea Line has announced the world's toughest, lightweight housing for the Sony RX100 VI compact camera.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Leica Q-P - Stealthier and More Tactile

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

The Leica Q-P builds on the critically acclaimed technical features of the Leica Q, now dressed in a stealthy yet elegant black body with improved tactility.

With its matte black exterior, subtle design and superior imaging performance, the Leica Q-P goes beyond simple cosmetic changes to improve ergonomics and tactile feedback for the user. The front-facing Leica red dot logo is omitted in favor of the classic script engraving on the top plate, making the front of the camera a simple all-black facade.

The shutter release button and power switch/drive mode selector has been redesigned; now more akin to those found on the Leica M10 and CL, each setting clicks into place with confidence even when going solely by feel and touch. The Leica Q-P is the “do-it-all” camera, with its simple button arrangement, compact-size, versatile prime lens and high-quality image results.

The Leica Q-P will be on sale beginning today in the US at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers for $4,995.

The Leica Q-P is on sale from today in the UK for £4,100 including VAT. The camera comes complete with a carrying strap in the finest brown leather and an additional battery.

The Leica Q-P builds on the critically acclaimed technical features of the Leica Q, now dressed in a stealthy yet elegant black body with improved tactility. With its matte black exterior, subtle design and superior imaging performance, the Leica Q-P goes beyond simple cosmetic changes to improve ergonomics and tactile…

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Ricoh WG-60 Waterproof Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

The Ricoh WG-60 is a new digital waterproof compact camera that's perfect for underwater photography down to 14 metres, with waterproof, shockproof performance. Available in two colours, the Ricoh WG60 will be available in mid November 2018 priced at £249.99.

The Ricoh WG-60 is a new digital waterproof compact camera that's perfect for underwater photography down to 14 metres, with waterproof, shockproof performance. Available in two colours, the Ricoh WG60 will be available in mid November 2018 priced at £249.99.

Monday, October 22, 2018

TinyMOS NANO1 is World’s Smallest Astrophotography Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

The new TinyMOS NANO1 is the world’s smallest astrophotography camera.

Successor to the TINY1 camera, which was launched in 2015, the NANO1 is a third of the size and weight of its predecessor (less than 100g), yet it will be three more times powerful than the TINY1. This is thanks to a new 12 megapixel back-illuminated sensor that can also shoot 4K video.

In terms of lenses, the NANO1 features a dual mount system allowing the use of very small M12 mount lenses and larger more capable optics in the C mount format.

The TinyMOS NANO1 will be launched in Autumn/Fall 2018.

The new TinyMOS NANO1 is the world’s smallest astrophotography camera. Successor to the TINY1 camera, which was launched in 2015, the NANO1 is a third of the size and weight of its predecessor (less than 100g), yet it will be three more times powerful than the TINY1. This is thanks…

PIXII Rangefinder Camera Launches, Aimed at Smartphone Upgraders, No Memory Card Slot or Screen

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

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 a press releases and official product shots 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…

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

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.

Update: Sony have also unveiled the Cyber-shot DSC-WX700 model in China, which appears to be identical to the WX800, except that it doesn't have a touchscreen LCD.

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

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

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…

Friday, September 28, 2018

Kodak 3D Pixpro Pivot Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

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

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

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

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

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

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

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

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

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!

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

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.