Point & Shoot Cameras

Long-Distance Providers: Long Zoom Cameras of 2013

The emergence of long zoom cameras as a legitimate multi-purpose digital camera option continued in 2013. Bridging the divide between conventional point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras, these compact cameras offer portability similar to their mirrorless cousins with more novice-friendly interfaces than advanced interchangeable-lens cameras.

Cameras of the Year

Every year a series of "revolutionary" and "game-changing" cameras are released into the market. They included amazing high-resolution sensors, new professional-grade cameras, and slim new mirrorless designs in 2012. So what could possibly change in just one year?

A lot.

Unveiled: The Fujifilm X-E2 and the Compact XQ1

Fujifilm has just announced two new members of its X-series line of digital cameras: the X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera and the XQ1 Digital Camera. The X-E2 is an updated and refined successor to last year's X-E1 and improves upon it through the integration of a new sensor, new focusing capabilities, a larger LCD monitor, and built-in Wi-Fi capabilities.

Canon Announces Four New PowerShot Digital Cameras and One New Lens

Canon has announced four new additions to their PowerShot digital camera lineup.  In addition to updated features, three of these four cameras, including the PowerShot G16, are now providing a built-in Wi-Fi connection for easy image sharing. Also, a new EF-S mount lens has been introduced.

Hands-On Review: the Canon Powershot N

In the following video, Larry Becker, from Kelby Media, explains the Canon PowerShot N point-and-shoot camera and the user-friendly features that make it a both fun to use and versatile. Becker discusses the PowerShot N camera’s eye-catching form factor and variety of shooting modes.

Leica Announces the X Vario Compact Digital Camera

Leica has just announced a new member of their versatile and quality-driven line of compact point-and-shoot digital cameras, the X Vario (Typ 107). This model is poised to perch between the X2 point-and-shoot and the M full-frame rangefinder digital camera, and it brings with it a large APS-C-sized image sensor and an apt 28-70mm Leica zoom lens.

The New, Diminutive Sony Cyber-shot HX50V Digital Camera

Sony has announced a new long zoom, high-performance point-and-shoot camera: the Cyber-shot HX50V Digital Camera. With a 20.4MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor and the BIONZ Image Processor, sharp imagery, low-light sensitivity, quick performance, and fast autofocus speeds are part and parcel.

Hands-On Review: Sigma DP3 Merrill

The Sigma DP3 Merrill is a point-and-shoot camera with a 46MP, APS-C-sized sensor. About 15 megapixels are assigned to each of the primary imaging colors: red, green and blue. Renowned for their lenses, Sigma includes a fixed focal length 50mm f/2.8 lens with this DP3 Merrill.

The New Ricoh GR Digital Camera

Ricoh has announced the release of their high-performance GR Digital Camera. Improving on the successes of their GR DIGITAL (I-IV) series, but eliminating the numbered nomenclature, the simply named GR is a formidable point-and-shoot, conceived and designed to compete with the Nikon COOLPIX A, Canon PowerShot G1X and Fujifilm X100s, for example.

Hands-On Review Video: Nikon Coolpix A

The Nikon Coolpix A has an APS-C-size 16.2 megapixel sensor, making it Nikon's largest-sized sensor in a point-and-shoot body. The fixed lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 28mm, and its maximum aperture is relatively fast at f/2.8.


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