Nikon Coolpix P7000 review

The Nikon Coolpix P7000 is being pitched by the imaging giant as the crowning glory of its compact Coolpix range to date, aimed squarely at the dedicated snapper who needs a high spec compact digital camera that still manages to pack many of the settings and options of a full DSLR. Is it a yay or nay from us? Only once you’ve delved into our Nikon Coolpix P7000 review will you know whether to raise a royal cheer or blow a common raspberry.

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October 13th, 2010
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

The first thing to say in a review of the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS is that it has a rather large zoom. An enormous zoom in fact, which extends out to a length that’s so disproportionate to its compact size that it’s almost embarrassing to use. So much so that you shouldn’t actually buy one? Find out here with our full Canon PowerShot SX30 IS review.

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October 8th, 2010

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Cameras & Camcorders
Ricoh CX4 review

There’s something very familiar about the Ricoh CX4, the fourth in the series that began in March 2009 promising to “expand your range of expression”. Is it the shape, the features, the size, or just the colour of the exterior that resonates in the mind of the keen compact digital photographer? Zoom into our Ricoh CX4 review to unravel the answer…

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June 11th, 2010
Sony NEX 5 review

For reasons of space we won’t delve too deeply into the Sony NEX-5’s performance or the way in which it squares up to its Micro Four Thirds rivals in this round-up review: you can read about these in detail in our the Shooting skills and Micro Four Thirds beater Sony NEX-5 review sections. What we will concentrate on is the build quality and usability, and how these work together with performance, to give you an overview of the camera.

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Sony NEX-5 review: Micro Four Thirds beater?

The Sony NEX-5 clearly isn’t a DSLR or a point-and-shoot compact camera as we know them. It lacks the through-the-lens optical viewfinder and mirror box of a DSLR and is far more powerful and flexible than the average compact – so where does it sit it the market? Can it provide a middle ground alternative to the Micro Four Thirds range already on sale? Find out in this part of our Sony NEX-5 review.

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Sony NEX-5 review: Shooting skills

We can rave about the Sony NEX-5 and its slim size until the cows come home, but it all counts for naught if the little snapper doesn’t take decent shots. With a DSLR-sized sensor on board, there’s no reason it shouldn’t – we took it out and about to find out, so read on for the verdict, and some HD video sample clips in this part of our Sony NEX-5 review.

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March 12th, 2010
Ricoh CX3

The Ricoh CX3 is the latest premium compact camera to offer a back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Cast your mind back a few months to the launch of the Sony HX1 and WX1 snappers and you may remember them getting “mad props” for their superb low light performance – well, that was down to Sony’s Exmor R back-illuminated sensor, and now Ricoh has stuffed something similar into its own camera. Does it deliver in the dimness? Find out in our full Ricoh CX3 review.

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March 9th, 2010
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The Nikon Coolpix S8000 lays claim to the title of the world’s slimmest 10x zoom compact. And while tech is dominated by constant chatter about “world firsts”, this nifty little number is every bit as good as its makers reckon. Want to know why? Dive into our Nikon Coolpix S8000 camera review now and we’ll reveal all.

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