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!!

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.

650344 canon powershot sx220 hs compact digial camerCanon PowerShot SX220 HS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Sep 19, 2011
Since PowerShots went to solid batteries their size can get nearer that of their other range of pocket cameras the Ixus. However they still form a bridge between the tiny Ixus and Canons high end range DSLR offerings.

650342 sony DXC WX7 compact digital camerSony DXC-WX7

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Sep 16, 2011
A small – very small – digital camera from one of the best camera manufacturers. In fact if you are well built you may find some of the controls a little fiddly this is as a direct relation to the small – even by modern standards – size.

649200 Swann SW361 OBC Surveillance Network CamerSwann Outback Cam

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Aug 31, 2011
Anyone who has seen wildlife shows on the TV will have seen larger versions of something like this. What has made that hole, who has done that, where has this come from, all things that this still and movie offering may solve.

648429 canon powershot a3200is compact digital camerCanon PowerShot A3200is

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Aug 19, 2011
Another tiny (in size) PowerShot - the Canon PowerShot A3200is from Canon. Since going to the solid battery offering for PowerShots they have managed to fit everything into a body that means the whole unit slips easily into a pocket.

647063 honestech claymation studio 3 deluxStop-Motion Video Package

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Aug 6, 2011
If you enjoyed the Wallace & Gromit Claymation shorts then you might like to try your hand at creating your own videos using stop-motion captures.

648014 pentax K r Digital SLR camerPentax K-r

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Aug 3, 2011
By the time you read this you will be able to buy this rather nice DSLR unit in a range of colours as well as the more normal black. To me – providing it’s not pink – I could not care what colour it is providing I get decent images.
The first item for those who like to record what they are doing even with still images or video while out and about. The second is a lead that is always not where it should be or just not long enough to connect without movement.

646265 Ricoh CX5 compact digital camerRicoh CX5 Digital Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Jul 6, 2011
A company perhaps better known for photocopiers and large printers but they have produced digital cameras for a while. However this is the first of their units to have come my way, but all decent recent units have similar features.

645380 samsung SH100 WiFi Digital CamerSamsung SH100 Digital Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 24, 2011
While most other small digital camera manufacturers use SD cards for image storage, Samsung have always used the micro SD, a little fiddly to get in and out and of course the other problem is they are always more expensive.

645375 canon ixus 115HS compact digital camerCanon Ixus 115HS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 17, 2011
If I keep saying it long enough I might believe it, it’s not pink, it’s not pink it’s purple. Here I am looking at one of Canons latest Ixus cameras, the 115HS. Its purple but I am very pleased to say that is only one of the colours it comes in.