Category Archives: Compact Cameras

Trimmed to perfection-Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

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Tweet The Sony RX-series consists of compact cameras with professional specifications. The RX100 and the RX100 II impressed us with their fast lenses and larger-than-normal sensors. The 20.1-megapixel RX100 III is an improvement on these, mainly characterised by a built-in EVF and fast f/2.8 aperture at the telephoto end. Here…

Canon PowerShot S200 – Back to Basics?

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Tweet Canon’s feature-filled premium compacts have been very successful, and the PowerShot S110 was no exception. Though many users can misjudge the 10.1-megapixel S200 as the successor to the S110 with its higher price tag, it is in reality, a strippeddown version of the S110 with a couple of features…

A Useful Upgrade – Nikon P7800

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Tweet It has been almost a year since we reviewed the Nikon P7700. Th e 7700 was a major upgrade to the P7100, with a 2-megapixel improvement in resolution, CMOS instead of CCD, fully articulated LCD in the place of a tilting screen, and surprisingly, discarding the optical viewfinder. Now…

Here comes the ‘Phomera’ – Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Tweet In the July issue of Smart Photography, we mentioned that Smartphones do not pose any significant challenge to compact cameras ‘as of now’. But that was a ‘long’ four months ago, and since then, Smartphone cameras have become smarter and now the favourite taglines of high-end models are incomplete…

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-XS1 – Size Zero…!

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Tweet The deluge of Smartphones has severely crippled the prospects of ultra compact point-andshoot cameras, with the phone cameras receiving a boost with better sensors and large optical zoom lenses. To survive in this competitive environment, ultra compacts need to re-invent and evolve, and we saw the first spark of…