Fujifilm FinePix F review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Good 3.4X zoom in a highly portable package; decent performance. The Bad Very few features; no burst mode; subpar photo quality. The Bottom Line Fujifilm’s sleek, 5-megapixel F450 makes a few too many compromises. The beauty of capitalism is that, when consumers clamor for sleek point-and-shoot cameras that take printable photos, manufacturers will fall over themselves to […]

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Samsung ST30 review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Good Small and light; stylish design; easy to use. The Bad No optical zoom; proprietary USB port; limited movie capabilities; image stabiliser not very effective; some colour issues. The Bottom Line If you want a cheap, simple and small digital camera, and you’re happy to accept some compromise in terms of features and image quality, the Samsung […]

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Good Strong pictures; full-resolution burst mode; handy shooting menu; extensive flexibility. The Bad No manual control; less than glamorous styling. The Bottom Line A slow burner of a camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5’s wide-angle lens caught our eye, despite some pedestrian styling. The more we used it, the more we fell in love with it as we […]

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Olympus VG-170 review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Good Inexpensive; 3D shooting mode. The Bad Disappointing picture quality in shadows; Below-par video performance. The Bottom Line At just £80, the VG-170 is a very inexpensive camera, particularly when you consider its resolution, size and smart features. Unfortunately, its performance is a let-down, with noise appearing in too many of our test shots. At first glance, […]

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Samsung EX2F review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Good Image quality; Build and design; Loads of manual controls; Integrated ND filter. The Bad No separate charger; Battery life; Access to menus blocked while saving images. The Bottom Line The Samsung EX2F is a great professional-grade compact camera. Samsung has married a cluster of manual controls to some well-considered menus in a first-class piece of hardware […]

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Sony Alpha SLT-A33 review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Good External microphone input. Excellent articulating, high-resolution LCD screen. Very good image quality. Fast continuous shooting. The Bad No 24fps video option. Finicky autofocus in low light. Kit 18-55mm lens not as sharp as others. The Bottom Line A great entry-level digital SLR, the A33 offers fast shooting speeds and very good image quality for most intents […]

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Good Versatile 16x zoom lens; tonnes of useful features, including GPS; 1080i video recording; attractive design. The Bad Touchscreen controls take some getting used to; battery life could be better. The Bottom Line The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 compact superzoom is expensive. But its high-quality images, long zoom range, HD movie features, GPS, and touchscreen mean you certainly […]

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Canon EOS 1000D review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Good Live view; bright display; stabilised kit lens. The Bad Budget feel; average performance; unadventurous specs. The Bottom Line The 1000D feels like what it is: a cheap, basic dSLR. It’s perfectly competent, produces good quality pictures and has all the controls that keen photographers will want as they gain experience. But while Canon’s used the opportunity […]

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Good Large and responsive touch-sensitive LCD;. Minimalist design and metal construction;. Svelte proportions maintain portability. The Bad Similar features to the WX5, yet £100 dearer;. You’ll either love or hate the touchscreen;. Focus falls off toward the edges at maximum wide-angle setting;. Pixel-fringing visible between areas of high contrast. The Bottom Line The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is […]

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Fujifilm FinePix F review

  • Jul 07, 2020

The Good 3.4X zoom in a highly portable package; decent performance. The Bad Very few features; no burst mode; subpar photo quality. The Bottom Line Fujifilm’s sleek, 5-megapixel F450 makes a few too many compromises. The beauty of capitalism is that, when consumers clamor for sleek point-and-shoot cameras that take printable photos, manufacturers will fall over themselves to […]

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