Category: Digital Compact Cameras

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fujifilm XP140 Tough Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

The Fujifilm XP140 tough camera features a new processor, updated design and improved durability while maintaining a compact and lightweight body with a variety of automatic shooting functions.

The Fuji XP140 comes in four colours, Lime, Yellow, Graphite and and Sky Blue and will be available from March 2019 priced at £179.

The Fujifilm XP140 tough camera features a new processor, updated design and improved durability while maintaining a compact and lightweight body with a variety of automatic shooting functions. The Fuji XP140 comes in four colours, Lime, Yellow, Graphite and and Sky Blue and will be available from March 2019 priced at £179.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Nikon Coolpix A1000 Super-Zoom Compact Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

Nikon have announced a new super-zoom camera, the Coolpix A1000. The Nikon A1000 boasts a 35x optical zoom (24–840mm), a new built-in electronic viewfinder, a tilting touchscreen monitor, 4K movies and RAW image recording. It will be available from 31st January 2019 priced at £409.

Nikon have announced a new super-zoom camera, the Coolpix A1000. The Nikon A1000 boasts a 35x optical zoom (24–840mm), a new built-in electronic viewfinder, a tilting touchscreen monitor, 4K movies and RAW image recording. It will be available from 31st January 2019 priced at £409.

Nikon Coolpix B600 Super-Zoom Compact Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

Nikon have announced a new super-zoom camera, the Coolpix B600. The Nikon B600 offers a 60x optical zoom (24–1440mm), a 3 inch, 921k-dot monitor, Full HD video and a sturdy grip. It will be available from February 2019 priced at £329.

Nikon have announced a new super-zoom camera, the Coolpix B600. The Nikon B600 offers a 60x optical zoom (24–1440mm), a 3 inch, 921k-dot monitor, Full HD video and a sturdy grip. It will be available from February 2019 priced at £329.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

AgfaPhoto Relaunched in Europe

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

GT Company has concluded a license agreement with AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH, Germany to relaunch Digital Still Cameras and Digital Photo/Video Albums in Europe.

GT Company has concluded a license agreement with AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH, Germany to relaunch Digital Still Cameras and Digital Photo/Video Albums in Europe.

SJCAM ION Series Carbon 4K, Totem 4K, and Krypton 4K UHD Action Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

Following on from the success of SJCAM’s SJ8 Series, the new ION Series features impressive tech and specifications perfect for adventure lovers and thrill seekers who want to capture their journey.

Following on from the success of SJCAM’s SJ8 Series, the new ION Series features impressive tech and specifications perfect for adventure lovers and thrill seekers who want to capture their journey.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Photography Blog Camera of the Year Award 2018

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018.

The Camera of the Year 2018 award goes to the Sony A7 III.

“Sony referred to the A7 III as a "basic model" during their early promotion, whether jokingly or not, but the A7 III is far from being basic. Indeed, it's so well-specced on paper that it surprised a lot of people who weren't expecting such a well-appointed camera, and thankfully that promise has been borne out in practice - the new Sony A7 III is an outstanding camera, and a veritable steal considering its price-tag.”

Read our full Sony A7 III review.

Congratulations to Sony!

Honorable mentions go to the Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon Z 6, Nikon Z 7 and the Sony A7R III.

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018. The Camera of the Year 2018 award goes to the Sony A7 III. “Sony referred to the A7 III as a "basic model" during their early promotion…

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Photography Blog Compact Camera of the Year Award 2018

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018.

The Compact Camera of the Year 2018 award goes to the Sony RX100 VI.

“The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI is a travel zoom camera par excellence, taking the RX-series in an entirely new direction with its 24-200mm lens and easily outperforming its main rivals thanks to all of its cutting-edge tech.”

Read our full Sony RX100 VI review.

Congratulations to Sony!

Honorable mentions go to the Fujifilm XF10 and the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II.

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018. The Compact Camera of the Year 2018 award goes to the Sony RX100 VI. “The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI is a travel zoom camera par excellence…

Friday, December 14, 2018

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III (Rumour)

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

It looks like the new Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III compact camera will be released soon, as product images emerge on rumour site Nokishita.

Nokishita are reporting that the successor to the 2 year old Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II model will have built-in Wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity, sport a 8.8 - 36.8 mm F1.8 - 2.8 lens, use the NB-13L battery, and be available in two colours, black and silver.

We should find out more when the CES 2019 show opens its doors in early January...


It looks like the new Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III compact camera will be released soon, as product images emerge on rumour site Nokishita.Nokishita are reporting that the successor to the 2 year old Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II model will have built-in Wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity, sport…

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…