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Joe Farace  |  Nov 26, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII ($1298), to give it its full name, is the latest in the company’s series of pocketable premium fixed lens cameras. The Sony RX100 VII is the follow-up to what has become a long line of Sony RX100 cameras, preceded by the RX100 VI, the RX100 V, the RX100 IV and so on.

Jason Schneider  |  Oct 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Aimed at sophisticated shooters who don't mind spending a bit more on a small camera (instead of using their smart phone), the five best premium compact cameras in this buying guide have large sensors and robust feature sets that deliver outstanding performance and superior image control.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a big clunky camera with a big clunky interchangeable lens to shoot great photos. In fact, you really can get fabulous photos from a simple "point-and-shoot" camera with a small imaging sensor about the size of your fingernail. You just need a few helpful tips.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 22, 2019  |  4 comments

Every zealous photographer I know would enjoy owning a compact camera that has a large sensor, full manual options and available Raw format. Throw in a wide-angle lens, great performance in high ISO/low light situations and a size that fits in your pocket and you have a winner anyone would relish. That brings us to the Fujifilm XF10. Or does it? I had a chance to use one for an extended period. Read my evaluation in this review.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Lots of photographers are obsessed with gear, as in, the best gear, the most expensive gear, the newest gear. But does it really matter? Would you be able to take a great photo with a cheap camera from over a decade ago?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony just launched the latest addition to its premium RX100 compact camera line: the RX100 VII, which Sony says offers similar speed capabilities to its full frame A9. (The Sony A9 is a pro-level mirrorless camera designed for shooting sports.) The Sony RX100 VII also features a newly developed 1.0-type stacked 20.1 MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and latest generation BIONZ X image processor.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 08, 2019  |  0 comments

Canon just unveiled two new small yet powerful compact cameras: the PowerShot G7 X III and PowerShot G5 X Mark II cameras. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon recently announced the Coolpix B600, a superzoom with a 24-1440mm equivalent range, highly effective image stabilization, 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and a lens that’s sharper than kittens’ teeth. Priced at just $299, this easy-to-use point-and-shoot spent nearly two months in our hands, and here is what we learned.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Olympus just announced its latest rugged, underwater camera in its popular Tough series: the Olympus Tough TG-6. The new 12-megapixel TG-6 compact camera includes several updates to the previous model, the TG-5, which was released two years ago.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Ricoh recently announced the latest in their series of high quality, ultra-portable digital cameras, the GR III. Smaller than its predecessor, this new Ricoh compact camera has a 24-megapixel APS-C format CMOS image sensor, 28mm (equivalent) prime lens and a host of features normally found on professional DSLRs. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Even if you don’t snorkel, ski or engage in any outdoor activities that can be unfriendly toward cameras, you need a ruggedized, waterproof, compact zoom that can stay in your pocket through cloudbursts, snowball fights and a capsized canoe without fret or falter. They are the SUVs of the camera world, and they’re great for younger kids, too. (And if you’re looking for a Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Graduation gift, these cameras…

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 02, 2019  |  0 comments

The Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA), which includes over two dozen imaging member magazines from around the world, has announced its choices for the best photo products of 2019 in 40 different categories. Editors from TIPA's member magazines recently met in Bangkok, Thailand to pick the just announced winners. We've included 23 of the 2019 photo gear award winners below, with write-ups and product images provided by TIPA.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want a quality compact camera for street photography but don't want to spend an arm and a leg, the Pentax MX-1 from six years ago is still a great buy, according to Mattias Burling, who reviews older cameras on his popular YouTube channel. Selling for only a few hundred dollars online (and even less if you hunt around the used market), the Pentax MX-1 is a legend of a camera, Burling contends.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Leica just launched the Leica Q2, a 47.3MP compact camera that's the successor to the popular full-frame Leica Q. The Leica Q2, which has an attached (i.e. non-interchangeable) prime lens, features splash/dustproof construction, 4K video, an all-new OLED viewfinder and an improved Maestro image signal processor that has a base of ISO 50.

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