The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 is the world’s only premium travel zoom. Not only does it feature advanced photographic controls with dual control-dials and an EVF with Eye-Start sensor, it also matches its 25-250mm equivalent zoom with a large 20 megapixels 1″ CMOS sensor which is making the rounds among premium compacts.

This lets the ZS100 deliver high image quality with good low-light performance in a pocket-size form factor even with a relatively long 10X optical zoom lens. This compact camera records 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS and 1080p ones at 60 FPS.

A in-depth review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 was recently published at Neocamera. Read it to find out how Panasonic managed to deliver this unique product and make it one of the compelling digital cameras of 2016.

Fuji stunned with world with their entry into the mirrorless cameras with the X-Pro1 which landed at the high-end of market along with a trio of prime lenses. Four years later, they unveiled its successor, continuing with the rangefinder-style body but making it weatherproof and introducing a new 24 megapixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor with built-in Phase-Detection.

Although lots of competitors have appeared among high-end mirrorless cameras, Fuji is holding its own thanks to their unique color-filter-array which stands moire without any anti-alias filter. A speedy hybrid shutter allows the X-Pro2 to maintain a full 8 FPS and capture frames at 1/32000s, making it one of the fastest mirrorless cameras around.

Neocamera just published a detailed review of the Fuji X-Pro2. Read it to see how this new top-of-the-line mirrorless performs and compares. Be sure to check the side-by-side crops comparing it to the Fuji X-Pro1 if you are considering upgrading from its predecessor.

The Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i took the Rebel family to 24 megapixels with an APS-C CMOS sensor which features built-in Phase-Detect AF for Live-View and video. Of the two, the T6s also launched a new intermediate family of DSLRs with a lightweight body and efficient controls, falling right between the previous Rebel lineup and the classic EOS series.

While clearly molded after other Rebels, the T6s adds a second control-dial and top status LCD. A fast Digic 6 processor lets it shoot at 5 FPS for up to a whopping 940 frames. It supports full 1080p HD video capture and a good number of features, including DOF-Preview.

Neocamera recently published a review of the Canon EOS Rebel T6s which covers this new DSLR in detail.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the latest flagship mirrorless from Panasonic and features a 20 megapixels Four-Thirds sensor which has the highest-resolution among Micro Four-Thirds cameras. It takes the key features of its predecessor to the next level and puts them in a new weather-sealed body with tilting 2.4 MP 0.44″ OLED EVF and a 3″ rotating touchscreen LCD. Like the camera it replaced, the GX8 offers built-in image-stabilization. This time though, it can combine it with lens stabilization to reach a new level of stabilization.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Review

Neocamera just reviewed this professional-level mirrorless, analyzing its usability, ergonomics, image-quality and performance. Included in the review is a gallery of full-resolution images at all ISO sensitivities and sample videos at both 1080p HD and 4K Ultra-HD resolutions, which is new to the GX8. Read the Panasonic GX8 review here.

The entry-level Fuji X-A2 mirrorless packs a 16 megapixels APS-C sensor in a compact camera body with dual control-dials and a tilting 3″ LCD that flips up 180° for taking selfies. It offers more controls than the typical low-cost mirrorless with a traditional mode-dial and numerous buttons, plus a standard hot-shoe. Thanks to its EXR II processor the X-A2 can capture full-resolution images at 5.6 FPS and film 1080p HD video at 30 FPS.

Neocamera just published an express review of the Fuji X-A2 with a direct comparison against its sibling, the X-M1 which uses an X-Trans CMOS II processor in a nearly identical body. As always, a gallery of full-resolution images at every ISO is included. Read the review now to see results from the X-A2.

Panasonic-Lumix-FZ330ePHOTOzine has published the first review of the new Panasonic Lumix FMC-FZ330, aka DMC-FZ300, the camera features a 24x optical zoom lens, with a bright f/2.8 constant aperture, and zooms to 600mm equivalent, from a wide-angle 25mm equivalent. High speed shooting, and 4K video recording is included.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II ReviewThe new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II refines the performance of its predecessor by improving on key aspects. Its 16 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor is paired with an improved 5-axis image-stabilization system which lets it produce a 40 megapixel Super-Resolution image by combining 8 precisely aligned images. A new processor and faster shutter allow it to shoot at 10 FPS and up to 1/16000s shutter-speeds to freeze action.

Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Read on to find how what the improvements are capable of.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is out, with a 16 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilisation, FullHD video recording, microphone socket, vari-angle tilting swivelling touch-screen, 10-11fps continuous shooting, a super quiet shutter, live composite mode (very cool!), Wi-Fi, and a 40 megapixel shooting mode as well. It’s available in silver or black for £899 body only.

It’s been reviewed by a number of people, with detailed reviews available at ePHOTOzine.com, Robin Wong, DigitalRev (Video), The Phoblographer, Nicholas Goodden (who went on to buy it), SteveHuffPhoto Part 1, Part 2, AmateurPhotographer, and PhotographyBlog. We’ll add to this list as new reviews are published.

Panasonic GH4 Review

Panasonic’s leading Micro Four-Thirds camera, the GH4, brings 4K Ultra-HD video to mirrorless cameras. This 16 MP digital camera is designed for advanced photographers and videographers with a huge number of features in a professional-grade weatherproof body with 3 control-dials and a traditional mode-dial.

Panasonic GH4 Review

Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4. This review covers all the photo and video of the GH4 and analyses its performance on both fronts. As usual, the in-depth review includes a gallery of sample images taken throughout its entire sensitivity range. This time, there are also videos for each of the top-3 video formats supported by the GH4.

maginon-sz350-frontAldi UK has another budget digital camera, the Maginon SZ350, with a 35x optical zoom lens, 20 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p video, 3inch screen, optical image stabilisation, pop up flash, and blink detection. It’s priced at around £99. If you have one, feel free to post your thoughts, comments, reviews and photos below.

Full details on the Maginon website.

Alternative budget bridge cameras to look at include:
Panasonic Lumix LZ40, 42x optical zoom, £139 at Amazon UK.
Sony Cyber-shot H300, 35x optical zoom, £99 at Amazon UK (this one offers panoramic shooting).