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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.

683987 TRENDnet TV IP262P survelience camerKeeping an ‘Eye’

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 27 Feb 2013
It could be the baby, an elderly relative or even just your home when you are away. There are devices that can tell you what is happening no matter if you are in the kitchen or maybe in New York, they are security cameras.

683984 Sony NEX6 Interchangeable Lens Digital CamerSony NEX6L Camera

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 25 Feb 2013
Since reviewing The NEX5 a couple of variety’s have emerged, however new cameras from Sony are not frequent so when I saw a prototype some months ago I immediately requested to review the new NEX6 when it was available.

682763 canon powershot s110 compact digital camerPowerShot S110

Published in Cameras by mfereday on 2 Feb 2013
My apologies to those who were hurrying home from work in Shoreditch recently and were accosted by a bunch of journalists, myself included, taking photos. It was not our fault; blame Canon who sent us out to check out a new camera.

681959 canon powershot sx5000is digital camerCanon PowerShot SX500 IS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 25 Jan 2013
The Canon PowerShot SX500-IS is another in the range from Canon, this one on a cursory glance could be confused with a small DSLR unit, it is however a digital unit with excellent zoom as well as other features making it almost a bridge unit.

677678 canon LEGRIA HF M52 camcorder compacCanon Legria HF M52

Published in Cameras by mfereday on 25 Dec 2012
It started out as an evening to check out a Canon camcorder but events turned out differently to what I expected.

680344 Nikon D3200 Digital SLR CamerNikon D3200

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 21 Dec 2012
The Nikon D3200 is the DSLR has the ability to capture the largest images, at 24mega pixel, the highest definition I have ever reviewed. Just think for a moment one tenth of the image size should be enough to print an A4 image if you use it all.

676944 tableto photography ISBN 978 1 937538 04 Photography On The Tabletop

Published in Cameras by adrianmorant on 25 Nov 2012
Now that the days are getting shorter it is a good time for working indoors on tabletop photography whether it is to make a photographic record of valuable items, to illustrate adverts on ebay or purely for enjoyment. However, for those who have mainly taken photos outdoors using available light, possibly supplemented by fill-in lights, it is often daunting task to get started. Cyrill Harnischmacher’s book entitled Tabletop Photography, which has the sub-title Using C

676832 Samsung WB150F Digital CamerSamsung WB150F

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 14 Nov 2012
Samsung have long produced a range of printers, notebooks and other electrical products including digital cameras. In the last few years they decided to use Micro SD cards for storage; here I am pleased to say it’s just SD here.

673900 nikon 1 v1 compact system camerNikon 1 V1 Kit

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 24 Oct 2012
Last year I was at the launch of the Nikon 1 camera, and although I asked several times to review it I never got to the top of the list. Now however Nikon have just launched the Nikon 1 v1 which comes with two lenses.

672720 Canon G1 X 1Canon PowerShot G1X

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 12 Oct 2012
This is a PowerShot but looking at it quickly you may consider it is DSLR unit as it is larger than the recent PowerShot offerings not in the battery area as it has a solid battery but all round as it is a chunky looking item.

672617 pentax k 01 interchangeable lens system camerA Pentax Camera

Published in Cameras by mfereday on 9 Oct 2012
Sometimes review products are available immediately but there are occasions when a great deal of patience is required before you get your hands on a product. This is a case of the latter.

669385 Pentax Optio WG 2 Digital CamerPentax Optio WG-2

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 21 Sep 2012
These days’ people do not want to put their camera away when it rains and here a unit that goes one stage further with special modes for use under water. However it still takes decent images and movies in more normal conditions.

667464 lumix DMC TZ30EB K Compact CamerPanasonic Lumix TZ30

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 5 Sep 2012
A small digital camera from a company that does a whole raft of electrical items which naturally include cameras. This is perhaps one of their smallest as they also do a range of DSLR units apart from the pocket Lumix range.

667461 Nikon COOLPIX L310 Compact Digital CamerNikon Coolpix L310

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 31 Aug 2012
Not a DSLR but not a unit that fits easily into a pocket. This is larger than most digital cameras as it charged by ‘AA’ batteries and therefore the right hand has a solid grip should you decide not to use the supplied neck strap.

665781 canon powershot a4000iCanon PowerShot A4000IS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 6 Aug 2012
Canon does a lot of professional cameras however they also have two ranges, Ixus and PowerShot, suitable for home and pocket use. Here the latest offering, the Canon PowerShot A4000IS, in what used to be the larger of the two small units - the PowerShot, which has shrunk.

664701 pentax k01 digital slr camerPentax K-01

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 18 Jul 2012
It seems a long time since I have been able to enjoy the extras of a DSLR camera. So the arrival of this Pentax offering that I first saw at a London launch last autumn was an eagerly and long awaited event to savour.

664196 beyond point and shoot darrell young booMoving Up From Point And Shoot

Published in Cameras by adrianmorant on 16 Jul 2012
Beyond Point-and-Shoot which is subtitled “Learning to use a digital SLR or interchangeable-lens camera” is a very useful book that provides a large amount of useful photographic information without assuming that the reader has any previous knowledge. In addition to its target audience, who will find it invaluable, it provides many of the answers to questions that one has not dared ask and so will be of value to anyone who wishes to have a better understanding of photographi

662760 canon powershot a3400ICanon PowerShot A3400IS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 22 June 2012
It used to be that Canons smallest cameras were the Ixus brand. When this PowerShot arrived I had to look at the box to be sure it was a PowerShot as it is truly tiny and only the Canon Ixus offerings have been this small.

662755 pentax optio vs20 compact digital camerPentax Optio VS20

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 13 June 2012
This is another small digital camera from a name more associated with lenses rather than cameras. But they do make rather good cameras as well. This offering has a feature that I have never seen before on any camera I have reviewed.

662463 ge g100 slr digital camerGE Digital Camera G100

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on 8 June 2012
A slightly chunky offering from GE, but the G100 has a decent CMOS sensor and it has the ability to shoot 10FPS at full resolution. It is 15x optical and takes a 14.4MP image which of course means it can also capture Full HD video.

662557 MV800 compact digital camerFlip the Screen

Published in Cameras by mfereday on 5 June 2012
Capturing a photo from behind you is just one of the features with this Samsung digital camera.