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With a 24-720mm equivalent zoom and built-in electronic finder housed in a pocket-friendly body, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 occupies what manufacturers call the “travel zoom” compact category. At first sight these models look promising, but the small body and large zoom range mean they house relatively small-sized image sensors that may compromise image quality. Read on to find out how well the sensor in this model performs.
Aimed at discerning enthusiasts, the diminutive Leica C size boasts a stabilized 28-200mm equivalent f2.0-5.9 zoom, 12-Mpix 1/1.7in type back-illuminated MOS sensor and built-in 200k-dot EVF. Read on to find out how this camera performs.
Bearing a striking resemblance to the firm’s hugely popular mirrorless OM-D E-M5 the Stylus 1 is in fact a high-end digital compact camera complete with EVF and a high speed constant aperture 28-300mm equivalent zoom. Is it enough to compete with rival offerings and reclaim some of the market share taken by camera-phones? Read on to find out how well it performs.
Featuring a more compact body and a smaller zoom, Canon’s PowerShot S120 is the latest iteration of the popular alternative to the firm’s PowerShot G series. Read on to see how well it performed our labs.
Featuring a 12-Mpix back-illuminated 1/1.7inch type CMOS sensor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 is highly portable compact camera with a hugely versatile, image stabilized 28-200mm (equivalent) f/2.0-5.9 zoom. This is our first lens test on a compact camera with a 1/1.7-inch type image sensor. Read on to see how well this optical zoom 7.1x bearing the prestigious Leica-brand name performs in our labs.
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LF1 is new highly portable compact camera with a 28-200mm (equivalent) f/2.0-5.9 Leica-branded zoom sitting in front of a 12-Mpix back-illuminated 1/1.7inch type CMOS. It’s also the first of its type to adopt an electronic viewfinder and has built-in WiFi with NFC technology for simplified photo-transfer between smart devices. Read on to see it performs in our labs.
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.