Sony has unveiled the latest in its line of RX camera, in the shape of the RX10. Due to hit shelves in December, the powerful bridge camera is set to remedy many of the problems that such cameras face.
Bridge cameras are supposed to be the bridge between professional level DSLR cameras and point and click digital compacts. They should offer really good quality images but without the need to have to fiddle with manual settings or change lenses. Unfortunately, this does mean some degree of compromise and while bridge cameras almost certainly offer better quality than a £50 digital from Tesco, they also have their shortcomings.
Poor low light performance and slow focusing are some of the problems that bridges tend to have. Sony has put a large 24-200mm lens, akin to a DSLR camera lens, and a 1” backside illuminated Continue reading
Sony has unveiled the QX10 and QX100, which are essentially camera lenses but instead of being used with a DLR they clip onto your smartphone and use its screen and controls.
Smartphones are extremely useful and very functional. They can be used to perform a huge array of different tasks, as well as simply calling and messaging people. They are a convenient means of emailing and access to apps and games means that they really can be used for many purposes. They also tend to include camera features, the quality of which can vary greatly depending on the make and model and, more importantly, how much you spent on the camera and when you bought it. Continue reading
Nikon announced that it will be launching the Coolpix P7800 which is an update to the company’s top end digital compact camera, the P7700 and will cost £499.99 when it hits shelves.
Nikon has unveiled an update to its top end Coolpix line, in the shape of the P7800, which will replace the P7700 and brings a few changes to the popular handset. The company announced the update at this year’s IFA in Berlin.
The biggest update is the new and improved viewfinder. The new 921k dot resolution viewfinder is located in the top left of the camera and offers a very high resolution of image so that you can be certain that you photographing exactly what you want to. The addition of this does mean that there’s been a few minor changes to the layout of the buttons on the back of the camera. Continue reading
Panasonic has announced the launch of the new DMC-GX7, which is a replacement and upgrade to the aging DMC-GX1 and is the latest in their range of premium, mirrorless digital cameras.
The GX7 features a 16mp Digital Live MOS Sensor and an image processor that balances image quality and low light performance. It features high speed auto-focus so that you will be able to take great looking pictures quickly and accurately without fiddling with the lens. Continue reading
Specifications of the next incarnation of Sony’s Cybershort compact camera have been leaked. It will feature a 3-inch swivel screen, a pop-up viewfinder, and WiFi connection as well as a slew of other features.
The Sony Cybershot RX100M2, which happily has an alternative and slightly shorter name of RX200, is believed to be ready for unveiling at an event on June 27th and is an updated version of the popular RX100 model. Some of the features will remain the same but there are also a number of improvements and upgrades, as well as some new additions to be included in the launch. Continue reading
Premium compact cameras are something of an odd concept. They certainly offer the portability of a compact camera but they attempt to combine this with improved sensors and other features that would normally be associated with high end and expensive units. The problem is that compromise must be made – few of the units sold have decent interchangeable lenses and while a little more room is given for a bigger sensor, they rarely match the benefits of a digital SLR camera sensor. They also cost considerably more than a standard compact camera so is there room for the likes of the Sony Cybershot RX100 II announced this week?
The Cybershot RX100 II is certainly not without strong features, many of them new to the mark 2. It has a tilting screen which is useful for capturing awkward shots and when the camera is placed on a tripod or stand. It has both WiFi and NFC, too, so it can communicate with just about everything from mobile phones and laptops to the self-service tills in Tesco. Continue reading