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Dan Havlik  |  Jun 17, 2015  |  0 comments

Canon just took the wraps off of a very cool new camera: the PowerShot G3 X, which boasts a 25x optical lens with image stabilization and a one-inch, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. For those keeping score at home that means this relatively compact camera has a zoom lens equivalent to 24-600mm with an aperture range of f/2.8-f/5.6.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 12, 2015  |  0 comments

Sigma has announced the pricing and availability of the fourth compact camera in the Quattro series, the Sigma dp0 Quattro.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 10, 2015  |  0 comments

We’ve just returned from Sony’s New York City press conference where the company announced a trio of groundbreaking new cameras: the 42.4-megapixel, full frame Sony A7R II mirrorless camera, the 20MP Sony RX100 IV compact camera and the 20MP Sony RX10 II superzoomer.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Leica just unveiled a slick, new compact camera this morning: the 24-megapixel, full frame Leica Q. The Leica Q camera features a Leica Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH integrated lens and a host of features, making it Leica’s premium compact camera.

Edited by George Schaub  |  May 26, 2015  |  0 comments

Panasonic’s LX100 is the top-of-the-line camera in the company’s compact LX series. Compared to other LX models, it is the first camera with an MFT (Micro Four Thirds) sensor. However, the camera doesn’t use the whole image sensor area of 17.3x13mm, so its crop factor is 2.2x instead of the 2.0x of standard MFT cameras.

Jack Neubart  |  May 11, 2015  |  0 comments

I’ve often wished I had a camera that could go from 24mm to 2000mm at the touch of a button and without being weighed down by a ton of glass. Okay, maybe not all the way to 2000mm and perhaps not in a power zoom, but you get my point. The Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom (super-duper-zoom?) camera gives you that reach in a fairly compact body, relative to a lens with such a broad range of focal lengths.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 13, 2015  |  0 comments

Olympus launched a new compact camera this morning, the 12-megapixel Stylus 1s. The Olympus Stylus 1s offers new features and other improvements over the previous model but in a similar compact, lightweight design.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 13, 2015  |  0 comments

Olympus announced its latest waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, freezeproof compact digital camera this morning: the 16-megapixel Stylus Tough TG-4.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Meet Rambo, an octopus at a New Zealand aquarium that's trained to take photos of tourists with a Sony camera. It’s an amazing stunt, which you can see in the below video, but not all that surprising if you know a thing or two about octopuses, which are some of the cleverest undersea creatures out there.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 18, 2015  |  0 comments

Olympus recently introduced the retro-style Stylus SH-2 compact camera, which features a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (for remote shooting and sharing), Raw capture capability, 5-Axis Image Stabilization (that supports still image and video capture) and new Nightscape modes for night scenes and portraits.

George Schaub  |  Mar 06, 2015  |  0 comments

Photokina 2014 in Germany has been covered widely on the Internet already—including our own extensive reporting on the show on Shutterbug.com—so there’s no need for me to rehash the major announcements from the event, such as the latest full-frame cameras from Canon and Nikon and the like. My photo report here is aimed at sharing some wider ranging thoughts and perspectives on this important biennial show and what it told us about photography today and where it might be heading tomorrow.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 01, 2015  |  0 comments

Nikon introduced an amazing superzoom camera tonight: the Coolpix P900, all-in-one compact that features a head-turning 83x built-in zoom lens. For those keeping score at home, that translates into an astronomical 24-2000mm (in 35mm equivalent) zoom lens in a camera not much bigger or heavier than a small, entry-level DSLR.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Feb 24, 2015  |  0 comments

For a compact camera, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a large image sensor; in fact, it is slightly larger than the sensor found in Micro Four Thirds cameras. The G1 X II offers a moderate resolution of 13 megapixels, with maximum resolution in images with an aspect ratio of 4:3. By default, however, the camera is set to an aspect ratio of 3:2 that delivers slightly less image resolution.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Nikon has introduced the tough Coolpix AW130 and the family-friendly Coolpix S33, two durable compact cameras capable of capturing images and Full HD videos (even under extreme conditions).

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 10, 2015  |  0 comments

The WG-5 GPS (the newest "adventure-proof" camera from Ricoh Imaging) is the latest addition in the WG series. This waterproof camera is equipped with new features including a new Underwater mode and enhanced Interval Shooting settings (that allow multiple images to be taken over a pre-set time in both Still and Video modes), in an easy to hold, non-slip body.

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