Cameras

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!!

869591 Fujifilm FinePix XP90 tough compact digital cameraFujiFilm Tough

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Sep 21, 2016
This small digital camera is made to withstand a tough life. It is also able to function underwater the claim is 15metres and the shock proof claim is 1.75metre drop, neither did I test but I take the manufacturers word, it has a bright yellow front just in case you drop it underwater.

869368 Nikon Coolpix L340 Bridge CamerNikon L340

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Aug 26, 2016
Nikon have long been a good name in cameras both professional and even down to small amateur units. The Nikon L340 is such a beast available from some retailers for under £100.
Until recently mobile phones could accept up to 32GB micro SD cards which gave you another way of storing data, photos and most likely videos. Now the majority of recent phones will accept larger capacity Micro SD Cards up to 64GB and possibly even more.

868474 Huawei P9 32GB SmartphonHuawei P9 Dual Camera Phone

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 6, 2016
I have already outlined the ‘phone’ part of this latest offering from Huawei on the 18th April. At the time I said I would tell you about the cameras when I had more time to study them. So here goes the camera are very good as they are made by Leica.

868477 Ricoh WG M2 Action CamerRICOH WG-M2

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 3, 2016
Like most people I think I can just install the battery, check it has power and then insert a Micro SD card. I go outside, the garden is not looking too bad at this time of year, shoot a few test short clips and then expect to view them.

867633 Ricoh Theta S CamerRICOH THETA S

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Apr 11, 2016
Ricoh and Pentax are both names in quality DSLR and even some smaller but high quality cameras often cruelly called point and shoot. This offering is somewhat different as you only know what you have when you have it stored.

866377 Canon IXUS 275 HS Compact Digital CamerCanon IXUS 275HS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Feb 17, 2016
Anyone who wants a very easy to use camera that takes extremely good images and can also take video from a unit which can slip into even the smallest pocket, should be looking at the Canon IXUS range and this tiny offering is no exception.

866371 Canon PowerShot G9 X Compact CamerCanon PowerShot G9X

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Feb 1, 2016
A change in how review loans are authorised is the reason that there has been an interregnum since the last review from me. Hopefully now I can get back to telling you about the latest offerings from this iconic name in cameras and more.

866324 sandberg Bluetooth Selfie Stick 3inA 3-in-1 Selfie Stick

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Jan 21, 2016
Arriving from our friends at Sandberg is another product designed for working with smartphones and digital cameras.

865314 pentax k3 II DSLRicoh K-3 II

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Nov 23, 2015
Without doubt this is a semi-professional unit and it takes images of very high quality. What is perhaps a little more surprising is that in my own bumbling way I enjoyed using it and I certainly enjoyed the results that it gave me.

864784 Ricoh GR II Compact Digital CamerRicoh GR II Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Oct 26, 2015
Almost a bridge unit, just larger than most small point and shoot offerings, certainly a little heavier, however smaller than all DSLR units, this camera has a surprise that I have only seen recently in one other camera it has a fixed focus lens.

864778 Canon Powershot N2 compact digital camerCanon PowerShot N2

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Oct 12, 2015
Certainly the smallest PowerShot I have ever seen or used. Its small size means that certain features are in different places. It uses a micro SD card and the TFT display takes all of the rear of the unit, yes it is small, small pocket small.

864594 PNY 4 IN 1 Lens Kit for SmartphonA Lens Collection

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Oct 10, 2015
Following on from its Selfie stock product, PNY has developed a lens kit that can be used with various smartphone models.

864546 samsung smartcam HD homA Samsung SmartCam

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Oct 8, 2015
Home security continues to be a popular area for manufacturers with this latest offering arriving from Samsung Techwin.

864392 Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film CamerA Polaroid Style Camera

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Sep 26, 2015
This next product from Fujifilm adopts an almost retro style of photography.

864552 pentax ks2 dslr digital camerPentax K-S2

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Sep 21, 2015
It’s been a while since I have been sent a camera that stretches me a little. Providing the amount of stretching is a little I like it as it stops you getting into a rut that allows the camera to make all the choices without you having to think.

864123 SMANOS WI FI Camera IP6 NetcaA Smanos Camera

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Sep 15, 2015
As part of its Wireless Smart Home portfolio, Smanos has developed its IP6 HD WiFi camera product. Offering 720HD video of a targeted location, this camera unit can either be used as a free-standing or wall-mounted device. Live video content can be viewed with a free iOS or Android app as you check what is going on in your home when you are away.

864049 Y cam HomeMonitor HD PrHomeMonitor HD Pro

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Aug 31, 2015
Security in one form or another is a big market. Here I am talking about home security in this case an easy to install and setup solution supplied to me with a single camera but the software with it is able to handle many more cameras.

863773 hipjiRollei Stomach Tripod ‘hipjib’

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Aug 10, 2015
Sometimes a ground based tripod is just not possible especially for those who need to capture both still and moving images as they move. So the solution could be to make your body the tripod especially if your camera is large and or heavy.

845354 pny wireless selfie sticA Wireless Selfie Stick

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Aug 5, 2015
While you may not be able to see round corners or over high walls, a smartphone with a Selfie Stick could.

845353 Samsung SDH B3040 1 TB 4 Channel HD DVR Security System WebcaFour Camera Security

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Aug 4, 2015
The use of security cameras, of various types, shapes and sizes, is a current hot topic of late. I have checked out a number of these devices for use in either the home or in-car. Generally these devices require little disruption to the location where they will be positioned and can be set up within around five to ten minutes. However this next offering is a different proposition to say the least.

846406 Canon IXUS 170 compact digital camerCanon IXUS 170

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Aug 3, 2015
The IXUS range are the nearest thing to a ‘point and shoot’ camera from Canon who are best known for their high end DSLR cameras used by the majority of professional photographers. This is small – fits easily in a pocket – and is very easy to use.

842263 Garmin Dash Cam 20 HD Vehicle Driving Recorder GPDash Cam 20

Published in Cameras by mfereday on Jul 15, 2015
No sooner do I finish checking an in-car dash camera than another example of this product genre comes my way.

842418 Rollei 8 MP Full HD Actioncam 500 Sunrise CamcordeRollei Actioncam 500 Sunrise

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Jul 8, 2015
Forget about capturing video in HD how about 4K, yes this tiny unit captures nice quality 4K images on micro SD card and you can then play it back on a TV or panel in 4K and of course it can get absolutely stunning images.

842128 Canon PowerShot SX610 HS compact digital camerCanon SX610 HS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 24, 2015
A small PowerShot digital camera, for those who do not know a PowerShot can be little larger than an IXUS the smallest of Canons cameras or as large as the small end of Canons DSLR range, so here it is at the IXUS end of the range.

842127 Rollei Selfie Stick 4 LifRollei Selfie Sticks

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 21, 2015
If you have yet to take a Selfie then you are in the minority, while the original idea was to snap yourself with a ‘star’ be it sport, fashion or movie it has now become a thing even for a night out with your friends but how do you get everyone in?

841887 canon ixus 160 compact digital camerCanon IXUS 160

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 17, 2015
The Ixus is Canon’s pocket size camera range, it does however benefit from all the technology that its larger siblings have in terms of technology so do not reject this unit simply because its small enough to fit inside the smallest pocket.

841885 Panasonic HC W570EB K Full HD CamcordePanasonic Camcorder HC-W570

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on June 5, 2015
With digital cameras being able to capture video it’s been a while since I have cast my eye over a Camcorder. This was quite a revelation, it should not have been as digital cameras have evolved so have Camcorders and this one can even capture PIP.

841309 pentax ks1 digital SLR camerPentax K-S1 DSLR Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on May 15, 2015
This is quite a small and lightweight offering from Pentax. However this does not mean that the images its takes are anything but excellent in both JPG and RAW. The only unusual thing to me is that both the body and lens are white.

841305 canon powershot g7x compact digital camerCanon PowerShot G7X

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on May 8, 2015
Having recently looked at two DSLR units from Canon it is now time to try something smaller and lighter but the technology is still rife in this latest offering in the Canon PowerShot range, so what wonders does the G7X offer.