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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 17, 2018  |  0 comments

If you don’t want to haul around you heavy DSLR or mirrorless camera on your next travel shoot (or vacation), a new superzooming compact camera from Sony provides a far smaller and lighter alternative. This week, Sony introduced the Cyber-shot HX99 (model DSC-HX99) camera, which packs a zoom lens with an extreme range of 24-720mm into what Sony is calling “the world’s smallest camera body of its kind.” 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Ricoh’s powerful GR series compact digital cameras have always had a cult following among travel photographers and street shooters who appreciate pocketable cameras with high-end optics, relatively large sensors, great build quality, and a full range of manual controls. The excitement is sure to grow, with today’s Photokina announcement of the Ricoh GR III, the latest model in the line.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Superzoom cameras are not dead! Canon just introduced the new PowerShot SX70 HS compact digital camera, which features a whopping 65x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 21-1365mm), a 20.3MP CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities.

Jason Schneider  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  2 comments

As I confidently predicted last time, you can’t possibly please everybody when it comes to picking the best, the greatest, or the most influential cameras ever made. After we posted our list of The Top 20 Greatest Cameras of All Time, it came as no surprise that we received a ton of emails, varying in tone from pugnacious condemnation, to anguish, to polite suggestion, all begging to differ with our first top ten choices.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments

We always like it when photographers and other creatives use low-end camera gear to achieve high-end results.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  2 comments

Designed to appeal to serious photographers and informal snapshooters alike, the family-friendly Leica C-Lux takes its place in the highly acclaimed Leica lineup.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Canon just introduced the new PowerShot SX740 HS compact digital camera, which has a 40x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 24-960mm), a 20.3MP CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities, a first in the PowerShot camera series, according to Canon USA.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Fujifilm just introduced a new compact camera, which it hopes can compete with the onslaught of smartphone cameras. Called the Fujifilm XF10, the pocket-sized, lightweight (just under 10 ounces) camera has a Fujinon 18.5mm F2.8 fixed lens.

Jason Schneider  |  Jul 18, 2018  |  2 comments

A score of digital and analog cameras that set standards for their era and pointed to the future.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 17, 2018  |  0 comments

We knew it was only a matter of time before more videos surfaced showing the insane zooming capabilities of the new Nikon Coolpix P1000. We shared one of the P1000’s 125x (24-3000mm) zoom lens capturing the surface of the moon and now here’s one in more prosaic surroundings.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon turned heads last night when it unveiled the Coolpix P1000, an all-in-one “bridge” camera with a whopping, 125x built-in lens with a 24-3000mm optical zoom range. While photos and videos shot with the P1000 have emerged, hands-on evaluations of this stratospheric zoom camera have been few and far between so far.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Call it a super-duper-zoom camera. Nikon raised the bar again tonight on how much optical reach an all-in-one camera can have by unveiling the Coolpix P1000, which has a built-in 125x optical zoom lens that’s equivalent to a 24-3000mm zoom.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Today Sony introduced the Cyber-shot RX100 VI—the latest model in their popular series of pocketable cameras offering superb optics and a host of high-end capabilities.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 11, 2018  |  0 comments

Panasonic just unveiled the newest addition to its rugged TS Series of compact cameras, the LUMIX TS7, which is designed for shooting in tough, wet and wild conditions.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again teamed up with over two dozen other member magazines from around the world to select the winners in the annual TIPA World Awards for the best photo products of 2018 in 40 different categories.

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