Photokina 2014 highlights

Simon Crisp

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the latest flagship compact camera from Canon

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the latest flagship compact camera from Canon, and with a 1.5-inch type sensor, a 24-120mm F2.0-F3.9 lens and built-in Wi-Fi, it could be the firm's best yet. Other new Powershot cameras include the rugged PowerShot D30 and the slim 30x zoom PowerShot SX700 HS.  Read More

The Sony Cyber-shot HX400V is the new flagship mega-zoom and boasts Wi-Fi with NFC and GPS

Sony has revealed the latest cameras to be added to it Cyber-shot line-up including its new flagship mega-zoom HX400V, which adds Wi-Fi with NFC and GPS to its 50x optical zoom capability. Other notable new cameras revealed include the compact WX350, and the 63x optical zoom H400.  Read More

The Sigma dp2 Quattro is not your typical compact camera

At first glance you can see the Sigma dp2 Quattro is not a typical compact camera. It has a long thin body, with a protruding fixed lens and an unusual kinked grip. But its design isn't the only thing that makes this camera different – it also features the latest iteration of Sigma's Foveon X3 direct image sensor, which uses vertical color separation technology.  Read More

The Sony Alpha A6000 has the world's fastest autofocus system of any interchangeable lens ...

Sony's latest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the Alpha A6000, is no slouch when it comes to speed. Aimed at hobbyists and photo enthusiasts, the 24.3 megapixel shooter has a super-fast autofocus system which is said to rival all but the fastest of professional DSLRs.  Read More

Nikon has introduced a number of new Coolpix cameras for 2014

Ahead of the CP+ photo show in Japan, Nikon has unveiled a selection of new cameras which update its Coolpix line-up for 2014. As is the way with the Coolpix range, the new cameras vary from bridge-style super-zooms and enthusiast models, to rugged cameras, those designed for families, and ones which make sharing easy.  Read More

The WG-4 GPS is the new top-of-the-range tough camera from Ricoh

Ricoh has revealed a trio of new ruggedized cameras which are designed to cope with the demands of thrill-seeking photographers. In addition to being tough enough to use in extreme conditions - whether that's underwater, in very cold temperatures, or being subjected to shocks - the new WG-4 GPS, WG-4 and WG-20 cameras will also work with a new action-oriented mounting system.  Read More

The Hasselblad HV is finished with details like titanium controls including a chunky mode ...

Hasselblad is a long-respected brand which has made some of the world's best cameras, and still continues to innovate. But recently, it's also developed a habit of giving Sony cameras a luxury Hasselblad-branding make-over, and selling them for huge sums. As such, the newly announced Hasselblad HV is essentially a US$11,500 re-working of the Sony A99.  Read More

Miggo camera straps and grips can also be used as a protective cover

There's no shortage of camera straps or cases out there vying for a place on your DSLR or mirrorless shooter. But the recent Kickstarter-funded Miggo is a little different, in that it's both. When not being used as a traditional strap or wrist grip, it can wrap around your camera and double up as a protective case.  Read More

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is the latest addition to the OM-D line-up

While the retro styling and photographic capability of the Olympus OM-D line-up has had a broad fan base since its introduction, its pricing has pretty much limited it to the enthusiast and professional markets. Now Olympus is aiming to widen its appeal with the introduction of the OM-D E-M10, a smaller and more budget-friendly offering.  Read More

The Phase One IQ250 is the world's first medium format camera back with a CMOS sensor

It's all about CMOS sensors in the medium format camera world at the moment. Just a couple of days ago, Hasselblad announced that it would launch the world's first CMOS-sensor-toting medium format camera in March. Now, Phase One has muscled in on the action and revealed the world's first CMOS sensor medium format camera back, the IQ250 ... and this one is already available.  Read More

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