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!!

774347 Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Compact Digital CamerCanon PowerShot SX270HS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 28 Mar 2014
Cameras that fit in a pocket or purse are often considered only for novices, not so this offering from Canon. The SX270HS is a member of the PowerShot range which used to be larger until they swapped to using solid batteries. Now it’s only the size that's small.

774346 Ricoh HZ15 Digital CamerRicoh HZ15 Digital Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 26 Mar 2014
The Ricoh HZ15 is a small digital camera from a brand that is both Pentax and Ricoh as they are now one company. A lot of people think of Ricoh for printers but cameras are also their thing both digital and DSLR. Here one to fit into a small pocket or purse.

765728 Canon PowerShot S120 Compact Digital CamerCanon PowerShot S120

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 5 Mar 2014
The PowerShot range from Canon has lost its bulk now they come with a solid battery, so it will easily fit into a pocket, do not however fall into the trap of thinking this is not a powerful unit. It can take excellent pictures with little input from you.

765727 Y cam YCHMI01 HomeMonitor Indoor   Wi Fi Wireless Video Monitoring CamerY-Cam Home Monitor

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 3 Mar 2014
I have looked at several home monitor solutions here is a very well priced solution and it is easy to setup and install. So for added security at a low price this solution from Y-Cam could well be at a price that cannot be turned down.

760892 pentax k3 digital dslPentax K-3 DSLR

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 17 Feb 2014
The Pentax K3 is a weighty and powerful 24M pixel DSLR unit. I was sent the body and a 18-135mm lens. It went on my various journeys for several weeks, so not only did I get my normal range of test shots but some interesting Landscape offerings.

752563 Sony DSCHX50 Compact Digital CamerSony CyberShot HX50

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 15 Jan 2014
It's been a while since I have had an opportunity to look at one of the excellent Cyber Shot range; in fact from memory the last Sony offering I told you about was the NEX6L almost a year ago. Here a fixed lens offering to fit into your pocket.

747738 Canon PowerShot SX510 HS CamerCanon PowerShot SX510HS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 8 Jan 2014
Not a DSLR and not a Digital Camera this is one of an increasing range of what are called ‘Bridge Units’, or in layman's terms a Digital Camera with a lot of DSLR features without it having a removable lens, so this is not a total novices unit

738565 ion air pro 3 wearable hd video camerAn Action Camera

Published in Cameras by mfereday on 21 Dec 2013
A trip to the London-based version of the Gadget Show introduced me to a product designed for those far more energetic than myself.

737593 Pentax K 50 DSLR CamerPentax K-50

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 13 Dec 2013
This is quite a meaty DSLR kit unit, however for me a little spoilt by its white colour, while this may be being picky – again – it does draw attention to the unit and if you are taking images in a ‘less savoury area’ it could mean you are targeted.

737587 Canon IXUS 140 compact digital camerCanon Ixus 140

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 2 Dec 2013
The Ixus units are perhaps the best small camera range on the market, and while some may scoff – the size is everything group – just examine the results with any similar costing camera on the market and the results will show.

731820 Canon Power Shot G15 CamerCanon PowerShot G15

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 20 Nov 2013
While this is a Digital Camera it makes an excellent bridge unit for those intending to make the jump to a DSLR unit as it has that rarely seen item a viewfinder as well as a decent TFT screen so all groups are catered for.

Aldi 16GB Digital Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 15 Nov 2013
This Maginon Digital Camera goes on sale in Aldi stores on Sunday, as with almost all of these offers when it’s gone there are no more. This is an ideal Xmas present and rather than having to then purchase an SD card and case both are supplied in the box.
Two small cameras with subtle differences to give you security when in and when away from your home, you can view content on a PC or Mac or on a mobile device, you can even have movement alerts sent in an email to you.

721683 pentax WG 3 Waterproof Digital CamerPentax Digital Camera WG-3

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 23 Oct 2013
Having recently tried other digital cameras designed for those who photograph underwater I did not expect too many surprises from the Pentax WG-3. Here in the introduction I can say that I was wrong, very wrong, as it has two features I have never seen before.

721675 Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Compact Digital CamerCanon PowerShot SX280

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 16 Oct 2013
This has 20x optical zoom and its added weight is well distributed to make it holdable even with a substantial amount of zoom. While some may consider that 12.1MP is a little ‘small’ it is all down to the quality of the CMOS chip.

707038 canon powershot D20 compact waterproof camerCanon PowerShot D20

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 4 Sep 2013
Slightly different to most Power Shot offerings as this is waterproof, it still however has all the normal facilities and enhancements of a standard digital camera but in this case getting it wet will not be a disaster at least in the short term.

707019 iON Air Pro Sports Action Camera CamcordeAir Pro 2 from ION

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 25 Aug 2013
This is a high quality digital camera that records with a 14MP sensor, it is intended for use for people who do things of a daredevil nature in the open air, as such it can be strapped to a helmet while these deeds are being performed.

704548 Wireless HD Outdoor IP Home Security CamerOutdoor Hi-Res Camera

Published in Cameras by adrianmorant on 18 Aug 2013
The UCAM247 model NC328W-IR-720P is a fixed-focus high resolution Internet camera designed for outdoor use. Described as a “plug & view” unit, one of its most useful features is the ease with which it can set up so as to be accessed from a smartphone either locally or remotely.

704405 Samsung NX210 Digital WIFI Compact System CamerSamsungNX210

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 9 Aug 2013
This is no bigger than a medium sized digital camera; it is however a DSLR offering so that those intent on improving can hone their skills at a reasonable price and the still images they know were captured by their skill level.
A small but powerful Digital Camera, ideal for a pocket or handbag for those who want more than that normally on offer from the camera in a phone or smartphone but without the size and weight associated with most DSLR units.

699558 D Link DCS 5020L Wireless N Pan Tilt Sound Detection IP caD-Link Day/Night Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 28 Jul 2013
Having looked at several security/surveillance cameras this offering by D-Link seems to offer a lot more out of the box and not only can you view from any PC but also from iPad/iPhone and Android devices and data can be stored in the cloud.

697211 pentax q10 compact system camerPentax Q10

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 17 Jul 2013
The Pentax Q10 is probably the smallest removable lens camera I have ever reviewed. It is smaller than most digital cameras but is still a very powerful unit that gives rather good JPG or an option to save your images in RAW format.

694003 Samsung NX20 Digital Wi Fi Compact System CamerSamsung NX20

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 1 Jul 2013
This is a small DSLR unit ideal for the amateur who enjoys their photography or for someone coming on from a Digital Camera wanting to improve. The most ‘different’ thing for the latter group is that there is a viewfinder available.

691342 Amplicomms Watch and Care Digital Monitoring SysteWatch & Care V120

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 5 June 2013
How do deaf or hard of hearing parents manage to hear when their baby is crying? Something like this offering Amplicomms the people known for ultra-loud phones have produced this small module to allow them to see as well as possibly hear.

691338 pentax mx1 Expert Compact Digital CamerPentax MX1

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 29 May 2013
This is a small but powerful digital camera from Pentax. Having recently tested myself on a DSLR offering I now downsize but not as far as ‘point and shoot’ as this digital camera has a lot to offer yet it can still fit in most pockets.

690041 Samsung Galaxy CamerSamsung Galaxy Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 20 May 2013
Certainly a crossover device, as Samsung makes smartphones and Samsung also make digital cameras. So in theory anyway a digital camera that looks like a smartphone with a quality lens added to it has a good chance of being a winner.

690034 pentax K 5 II SLR Digital CamerPentax K-5 II

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 8 May 2013
Having looked at numerous digital cameras, some ‘Bridge’ units and only the occasional DSLR it is always nice to be stretched by one of the latter. A 300 page plus manual is always nice to digest as you try out some of the extras.

689110 Samsung EX2F Digital Compact Smart CamerSamsung EXF2

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 29 Apr 2013
This is new camera from Samsung. It’s a digital offering verging on what some call a ‘Bridge’ unit. This is a full HD video unit with still images up to 12.4MP. It can take 4:3, 16:9 and 1:1. It has a flip out viewfinder like a lot of camcorders.

687473 Samsung NX1000 Digital Compact System CamerSamsung NX1000

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 20 Mar 2013
This camera has a removable lens, mine came with a 20-50mm offering that is fine for a lot of normal images. However its small size could possibly have it confused with a basic digital camera, this it certainly is not.

686574 Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Digital CamerCanon PowerShot SX160IS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 6 Mar 2013
This is a camera that a proportion of the users will love as it uses ‘AA’ batteries. It looks almost basic in its design however it offers a decent zoom and a large image size yet it is small enough to fit inside the majority of pockets.