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!!

681959 canon powershot sx5000is digital camerCanon PowerShot SX500 IS

Published in Cameras by paul_smart on Jan 25, 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 Dec 25, 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 Dec 21, 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 Nov 25, 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 Nov 14, 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 Oct 24, 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 Oct 12, 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 Oct 9, 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 Sep 21, 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 Sep 5, 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 Aug 31, 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 Aug 6, 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 Jul 18, 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 Jul 16, 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 June 22, 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 June 13, 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 June 8, 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 June 5, 2012
Capturing a photo from behind you is just one of the features with this Samsung digital 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.