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Hands-on: Olympus Stylus SH-1

The recently revealed Olympus Stylus SH-1 has the potential to be a great compact travel camera: it's stylish, pocketable and has a versatile long zoom lens. And while we haven't quite had the chance to put it through its paces on a nice holiday in Venice, we did get the opportunity to spend a bit of time with a pre-production model at the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham, UK. Read More

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theQ 3G-capable point-and-shoot comes with unlimited online photo storage

Wi-Fi-capable cameras like Canon's latest PowerShot additions allow users to share digitized memories online at the press of a button ... so long as there's a wireless network or smartphone within range. Samsung's Galaxy Camera offers instant gratification in the shape of 3G/4G capabilities, but is mighty expensive. Swedish-led Q Lifestyle has released a colorful 5 megapixel, 3G-packing pocket camera called theQ that's both easy on the budget and simple to use.Read More

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Leica introduces new Audi-designed Leica C camera line

Leica has introduced a new line of compact cameras with the unveiling of the Audi-designed Leica C. The new camera has been created to combine a sophisticated feature package with a small form factor. As such, it's the first Leica to come with Wi-Fi and NFC. And yes, the pocketable 12 megapixel shooter does bear more than a passing resemblance to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 it's based on. Read More

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Olympus crams more into less with latest high-end compact – the STYLUS XZ-10

The pockets of photography enthusiasts have become something of a fresh battleground for camera manufacturers. Increasingly, impressive compacts try to combine performance and manual controls, while remaining svelte enough to be slipped in a pocket and carried everywhere. Olympus aims to achieve this with its latest high-end compact camera – the XZ-10 – by borrowing features and styling from its PEN range of mirrorless cameras.Read More

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100: A pocket-sized camera with a large(r) sensor

Compact cameras are great in that their pocket-sized form means you can always have them with you when you need to take a photo. Unfortunately this 'pocketability' often comes at a price ... the small sensors manufacturers are typically limited to using provide less than stellar image quality. Sony has revealed the Cyber-shot RX100, a compact camera with a larger than usual 1.0-inch sensor which measures 13.2 x 8.8mm. Read More

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Ubi-Camera uses your fingers as its viewfinder

Framing a shot with one's hands is almost as big a part of photography as having your subject say "cheese," but a camera and its viewfinder have always been a part of the equation, too ... until now, that is. A team at Japan's Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in Ogaki are working on an innovative prototype fingertip "Ubi-Camera" (Ubi is Latin for where) that lets the user's fingers set the frame – a development that could literally make composing shots, well, a snap. At the very least, it'll give new meaning to the term "digital" photography when (and if) it hits market.Read More

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New batch of Nikon COOLPIX cameras unveiled

I can't help but wonder whether Nikon has been waiting for temperatures in my part of the northern hemisphere to dip below zero before announcing additions to its appropriately-named COOLPIX range of compact digital cameras. Probably not, but all nine models are released this month and include a new line aimed at today's family, some with built-in GPS, and a powerful new ultra-zoom.Read More

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Samsung flip-screen MV800 compact camera introduced at IFA

A new compact point-and-shoot camera with a 3-inch flip-out LCD screen is among a barrage of products just showcased at Samsung's IFA 2011 press conference in Berlin. The 16.2 megapixel MV800 gets the "MultiView" tag due to its 3.0-inch wide flip-out capacitive touch screen LCD Display, which is hinged at the top of the unit so that it can tilted up or down to add versatility to shooting and help you line-up self portraits. Read More

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