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Bolstering its range of high-end compact cameras Canon has announced the new Canon G7 X. The first Canon compact to feature a 1” type sensor, Canon claim this is their most ‘powerful pocketable Powershot to date’ and boasts a 20.2Mp resolution, bright f/1.8-2.8 lens and customisable lens control ring.
Following the firm’s successful RX100 II model Sony has introduced the RX10, a bridge type camera featuring a 20-Mpix 1-inch format sensor with a constant f2.8 aperture 24-200mm equivalent from Zeiss. Read on to find out how this intriguing model performs.
Following our sensor review of the new Canon PowerShot G16, we were curious to analyze the performance of the stabilized 5x optical zoom. As the equivalent to a 28-140 mm f1.8-2.8, it’s a high-speed model using all of Canon’s optical know-how. Read on to see how well it performed using our stringent tests.
Canon has revamped the exterior and bolstered the spec, but while the firm hasn’t announced any enhancements to the new G16 model’s sensor, we were intrigued to see if any improvements to image quality had been made. Read on to see how well it performed.
After analyzing the sensor performance of the new Sony RX100 II we’ve now had the opportunity to assess its Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 28-100mm (equivalent), f/1.8-4.9 zoom. Read on to see how well the lens performs.
Sony’s update to the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 includes provision for a optional EVF and a useful pull-out rear LCD, but the head line news is the inclusion of a newly developed back-illuminated Exmor R BSI-CMOS sensor with superior low-light performance. Read on to see how well the new sensor performs in our labs.
Launched in March 2013 the $1097 Coolpix A is Nikon’s first compact camera with an APC-S sensor and features the same 16.2-megapixel DX sensor from Nikon’s D7000 DSLR but with its optical low-pass filter removed. Utilizing a fixed NIKKOR 18.5mm f/2.8 prime lens (equivalent to 28mm in 35mm terms) the Nikon Coolpix A has the right ingredients for great image quality so let’s see how it performs.
Launched in September 2012 the Fujifilm XF1 is a fixed lens compact aimed at advanced enthusiasts after a pocket-sized second camera for holidays and photo day trips. Featuring customizable function buttons, creative exposure modes and a manual barrel zoom lens with a 25-100mm equivalent focal length, there’s plenty of control for serious photographers to sink their teeth into. What’s more with a 2/3-inch 12-megapixel EXR-CMOS Sensor at its heart we’re optimistic the $499 Fujifilm XF1 will deliver on picture quality, too.
Even though smartphones have eroded the sales of digital compacts at the lower-end of the market, the high-end models using relatively large 1/1.7-inch type sensors continue to be popular. The DMC-LX7 is Panasonic’s compact “expert”’ model aimed at amateurs and advanced users alike, and replaces the previous iteration, the highly regarded DMC-LX5. This new iteration might represent a serious challenge to both the Canon PowerShot G15 and the Nikon Coolpix P7700.