TOUGH times ahead with the Olympus Stylus cameras

As smartphones incorporate increasingly sophisticated lenses and photo editing software, traditional camera manufacturers need to differentiate their pocket devices from those pesky cellular competitors. One area where a handheld camera can stand apart from a smartphone is in terms of its strength and durability, and the new flagship product in Olympus’s STYLUS TOUGH range represents … Continue reading TOUGH times ahead with the Olympus Stylus cameras

A thumbs up for the Nikon Coolpix S9900 and P7000

Increasing the Coolpix range further, two new high zoom cameras have been announced by Nikon – The slim line S7000 and the vari-angle S9900. Latest Gadgets looks at the initial reaction to Coolpix additions. Coolpix S9900 According to Digital Photography Review’s assessment the 16-megapixel S9900 is the “ideal long zoom camera for the light-packing jetsetter.” … Continue reading A thumbs up for the Nikon Coolpix S9900 and P7000

Going full circle with the Ricoh Theta M15 

It might look like a colourful ladies’ razor, the kind of thing you’d use as a stocking filler to bulk out your missus’ presents on Christmas Day. You’d be grossly mistaken. This simple-looking device is capable of capturing a spherical panoramic image in an instant at the mere click of a button. What’s more, you … Continue reading Going full circle with the Ricoh Theta M15 

Sony’s Action Cam Mini – a portable video camera game changer?

Time was when small cameras were the stuff of spy movies, “Pay attention, Bond, this is fully functional high-definition video camera small enough to slip into your shirt pocket and which can be controlled from a screen on your wrist.” Technology of course has a way of catching up with fiction and Sony’s latest Action … Continue reading Sony’s Action Cam Mini – a portable video camera game changer?

Sony’s a5100 camera: the height of lightweight photography?

Japanese tech company Sony’s next shot into the smart-camera fray is on the horizon with the upcoming release of their a5100 camera. It promises to be an extremely lightweight, pocket-sized solution to photography needs, boasting a huge 24.3 megapixels and the ability to shoot full 1080p video. Sony promises “Crisp, blur-free action shots and soulful portraits. … Continue reading Sony’s a5100 camera: the height of lightweight photography?

Canon fire two new shots with PowerShot SX520 HS and SX400 IS

Canon have made further moves into the future with its popular camera range. Starting with the SX520 HS which is the replacement for the SX510 HS, the camera is packed with 16 megapixels, which is to be expected in modern cameras, but what is unusual is the 1 / 2.3inch CCD sensor. This is a strange … Continue reading Canon fire two new shots with PowerShot SX520 HS and SX400 IS

PENTAX Q-S1 mixes things up with over 40 colour combinations

Why go black or grey? With PENTAX there’s no need to follow the old colourless rules of handheld camera design – with over 40 different colour combinations, your camera can be as colourful as its photos. There are 5 different body colours – Black, Gunmetal, Pure White, Champagne Gold, and Bright Silver. Then you can combine … Continue reading PENTAX Q-S1 mixes things up with over 40 colour combinations

Olympus PEN E-PL6 comes with World’s slimmest zoom lens

Rather than sit on their laurels and rely on appealing to the more serious photographer, digital cameras have reacted to the threat of smartphones by upping their game to include a range of modern technology standards and incorporating tricks of the trade that offer users the sort of flexible experience they’ve come to expect. Many … Continue reading Olympus PEN E-PL6 comes with World’s slimmest zoom lens