Find out about the latest Nikon, the greatest Sony or whatever camera you have or aspire to have. Be it still camera or video camera or even as the boundaries blur, phone camera!!

662459 canon powershot sx240 hCanon PowerShot SX240HS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 1, 2012
While a few may still be wowed by huge MegaPixel, most now know it’s the quality of the CMOS that gives quality of image, here you get a perfectly respectable 12.1MP and an excellent 20x optical zoom in a small form factor.

662244 Samsung WB750 digital camerSamsung WB750

Published in Cameras by mfereday on May 29, 2012
Having looked at Samsung printers, smartphones and tablets, it is time to check out the company’s photographic line-up with its WB750 model.
With ‘Flips’ now a discontinued line there is a gap in the market for a small – pocket size – camcorder, this one from Kodak is waterproof to ten feet and has a range of special features as well as the ability to take stills as well as video.

661247 manfrotto Pro Field Jacket meManfrotto ProField Jacket

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Apr 27, 2012
I recently spent a couple of hours at the Broadcast Video exhibition, a great deal of what was on show was very expensive Broadcast equipment but then some stands had almost the opposite. I know Manfrotto for various photographic accessories. I have reviewed portable flash units, tripods and monopods, here something different.

661246 Canon PowerShot S100 Digital CamerCanon PowerShot S100

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Apr 25, 2012
This little black offering fits into the smallest pocket but can take HD video as well as rather nice still images. Even if you have a larger and more powerful unit, this can be ready even before that comes from the bag.

659159 pentax q compact system camera fronA Small Pentax Camera

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Mar 27, 2012
The Pentax Q has the appearance of a compact camera yet it offers the user an interchangeable lens facility.

659885 Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital CamerCanon PowerShot SX40HS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Mar 23, 2012
PowerShot are the larger of two small Digital Camera ranges offered by Canon. This unit is larger than most and on first glance could be mistaken for a DSLR unit. The main difference is that its lens is not interchangeable.

658969 sony nex5n compact system camerSony NEX5N

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Mar 16, 2012
I first saw this early last autumn at the impressive restaurant at OXO tower. I took some great images from their outside balcony over the Thames and have been impatiently waiting to get my hands on one to give it a thorough review.

658965 oentax optio rz18 compact 16MP digital camerPentax Optio RZ18

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Mar 9, 2012
Not slim, not sleek and the cream colour makes it look a little strange. However the important thing is image quality and here I have no complaints, in fact this ultra compact model has other features not always found with other small cameras.

657583 canon ixus 230HS compact digital camerCanon Ixus 230HS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Feb 22, 2012
The Canon Ixus 230HS is another offering in possibly the best range of small pocket cameras around. This is the latest Ixus offering, Canon do another ‘smaller’ unit the PowerShot apart from their many offerings in the DSLR market place.

655204 Nikon Coolpix S6200 Digital Camera PinNikon Coolpix S6200

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Feb 3, 2012
I had to find my long lost feminine side to review this and endured many a ribbing while reviewing it, mind you there were certain parts of London I avoided as a man of mature years with a very pink digital camera could cause problems.

655150 Pentax Optio WG 1 GPS Digital CamerPentax WG1-GPS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Jan 25, 2012
A waterproof camera that can by the aid of GPS tell you where you were when you took the image or movie. I did not get a chance to test if the two features worked together; in fact the only waterproof tests were in my bath.

653902 canon LEGRIA HF R28 compact camcordeCanon Legria HF R28 HDMI Camcorder

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Dec 28, 2011
This tiny handheld unit has probably got more capture power ability than a full size tripod mounted film unit of not that many years ago, so for not that much money you can capture HD movies and sound without any real effort.

653245 Joby GP2B Gorillapod Hybrid TripoJoby Gorillapod

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Dec 21, 2011
Here I am looking at three different tripod type devices to allow you to let go of your camera. First the Hybrid that works with DSLR or pocket cameras. The other two are smaller the Micro250 for the pocket offering and the Micro800 for the larger pocket offering or the smaller DSLR.

652139 ricoh px 16MP waterproof compact digital camerThe Ricoh PX

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Dec 13, 2011
Available in a choice of lime green, champagne silver or black (as in the case of the review model), the Ricoh PX is a waterproof, shockproof and dust-resistant digital camera. Perhaps I should have included the word “compact” into that description as the camera certainly qualifies in this respect. The camera’s dimensions are 100 x 55 x 21.3cm in whatever mode or zoom level is currently being used.

652716 kodak easyshare M5370 toucKodak EasyShare Touch M5370

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Dec 7, 2011
A small digital camera from Kodak, this however is part of their idea to make sharing easier and the camera itself has a 16MP image size and comes with 5x optical zoom so can it offer nirvana of everything to everyone?

653240 Manfrotto ML 360 H Midi Hybrid LEGifts for the Photographer 2

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Dec 4, 2011
Here something brand new and LED light that can also be a flash that has just been released. The second item also from Manfrotto is something all serious amateur photographers need is a bag to keep all their items in.

652714 Sony NEXC3KB Compact Digital Camera SysteSony NEX-C3K Digital Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Nov 25, 2011
The Sony NEXC3KB is described as an Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera, what a lot of people would call a DSLR, it is small and easy to use but still has most of the ability you would expect from a DSLR unit, meaning excellent images.

652712 nikon coolpix L23 Compact Digital CamerNikon Coolpix L23 Digital Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Nov 21, 2011
I hesitate to use ‘entry level’ about any camera from Nikon. The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a small digital camera and probably the nearest thing they do to ‘point and shoot’ however this is still a more than competent piece of camera equipment.

652016 ricoh px compact digital camerRicoh PX Digital Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Nov 4, 2011
This is described as waterproof, I assume that applies when a partial sleeve is applied. What is more interesting is the zoom is not with the normal lens extension but by using a sort of periscope action inside the unit.

650906 Manfrotto MP3 D02 Pocket Support LargGifts for a Photographer

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Oct 12, 2011
While I have been concentrating on children others need gifts and those who have a hobby – in this case photography – can be an older child, a parent or grandparent, so here are a couple of suggestions from Manfrotto.