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Here’s a round-up of some of the latest digital camera reviews:

Sony Cybershot RX100

Serious Compact:
Sony Cybershot RX100 – 20.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens.

Digital SLR:
Pentax K-30 – 16 megapixel weather proof DSLR

Mirrorless / Compact System Camera:
Samsung NX1000 – with WiFi

Waterproof:
Canon Powershot D20 – 5x optical zoom lens
Panasonic Lumix FT4 – 4.6x optical zoom
Fujifilm FinePix XP170 – 5x optical zoom with WiFi

Pocket zoom:
BenQ GH200 – 12.5x optical zoom, £105.
Sony Cybershot W690 – 10x optical zoom

Ultra zoom:
Olympus SP-720UZ – 26x optical zoom lens

Compact:
Panasonic Lumix FS45 – 5x with f/2.5 bright lens
Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR – 5x compact with WiFi

Budget:
Nikon Coolpix S2600 – 5x zoom lens, only £69

kyocera-finecam-sl300r

The Kyocera Finecam SL300R is an extremely stylish metal bodied twisty camera from 2003-2004, with an f/2.8 3x optical zoom lens, 3.2 megapixel sensor, and SD card slot. It could also be bought as the posher, leather-clad, CONTAX SL300RT, or a 4 megapixel version, the SL400R. Kyocera and Contax made some of the more stylish and interesting cameras with 4 compact digital camera models from Contax, and a larger number from Kyocera. The SL300R has four modes, and one setup menu. The modes include playback, photo, continuous shooting and a video mode that records 320 pixel videos at 30fps with sound. There’s a small 1.5inch screen on the back, that can be switched off or alternatively the backlight can be switched off – under the LCD is a reflective layer so you can still see the screen in bright sunlight. More details and picture below…

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Nikon Coolpix S9300 redHows that for a catchy title? DCROTWTW. Perhaps “This Weeks Digital Camera Reviews” would be better? TWDCRs much shorter. But I digress. Here’s a round-up of this weeks digital camera reviews, with details of where to get the best price also:

Nikon Coolpix S9300 – GPS, 18x zoom, Pocket Zoom, £199 from Amazon UK
Fujifilm FinePix W3 3D – Compact 3D camera with 3.5″ 3D screen – £180 from Amazon
Sony Cybershot HX10v – GPS, 16x zoom, compact with 18.2mp sensor, £248 from Amazon
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 – 30x optical zoom bridge camera, £210 from Amazon

Lexar Professional Compact Flash and SDHC memory – some of the fastest memory cards you can get! If you have any reviews or news you want me to link to, please contact me.

Panasonic Lumix SZ7
Here’s a roundup of the latest digital camera reviews on the web this week, plus a reason why you should check them out:

Waterproof:
Fujifilm FinePix XP150 Digital Camera Review – with GPS
Nikon Coolpix S30 Compact Camera Review – <£99 10x optical zoom compacts:
Nikon Coolpix S6300 Digital Camera Review – Multiple colours
Olympus VR-340 Digital Compact Camera Review – around £100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera Review – ultra compact, pictured.

Digital SLR:
Nikon D800 Digital SLR User Review – 36.3megapixels!
Sony Alpha A57 SLT Digital SLR Review – 12fps shooting (at 8.4mp)

Panasonic Lumix GF5 Black
Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic Lumix GF5 – it’s an update to the GF3 and features an updated design with new grip and metal buttons, an updated user interface, a new 920k dot screen, full HD video with stereo sound, there’s also a new display button on the back and improved 4fps continuous shooting. ePHOTOzine has published a hands-on review with resized sample photos, and a menu walk-through video. The camera also features 14 creative / artistic effects and will be available in black or white from June.

Another week, another set of digital cameras reviewed on the web, including the 36.3 megapixel Nikon D800 Digital SLR – the highest resolution Digital SLR available! There are also two new competitions worth checking out, you can win a Samsung memory card every day, or you can win one of three Kodak Hero 7.1 printers.

Nikon D800 DSLR Review – 36.3mp full frame Digital SLR.
Olympus Tough TG-620 Review – Waterproof Compact, 5x zoom.
Nikon Coolpix L810 Review – 26x ultra zoom.
Olympus Tough TG-320 Review – Budget Waterproof.
Nikon Coolpix P510 Ultra Zoom – 42x optical zoom! Another review here.

This week Adobe announced the latest version of Photoshop CS6 is available as a beta download, a whole number of digital cameras are now in the hands of reviewers, from compacts to ultra zooms, mirrorless to full frame cameras. The number of entry level Digital SLRs seems to be dwindling, instead being replaced by companies launching entry level mirrorless cameras instead, although if you still want a budget Digital SLR, you can find them from £349 to £399.

Pentax K-01 Mirrorless Review 16 megapixel APS-C sensor camera.
Nikon D4 Digital SLR Review 16 megapixel full frame professional camera.
Nikon Coolpix P510 Ultra Zoom Review (42x zoom!)
Panasonic Lumix TZ25 Travel Zoom Review (16x zoom)
Canon IXUS 125 HS Review Ultra Compact

Olympus Tough tg-820
Here’s a round-up of some of the latest digital camera reviews and sample photos from the internet:

Nikon D4 DSLR Sample Photos Full Frame DSLR.
Olympus Tough TG-820 Waterproof Camera Review – with high speed shooting.
Olympus SP-810UZ 36x Optical Zoom Review – entry level ultra zoom.
Samsung WB150F 18x Pocket Zoom with WiFi Review – uploads straight to Facebook.
Canon Powershot G1 X Serious Compact Review – Large sensor.
Sony NEX-7 Premium Mirrorless Camera Review with 2.4 million dot EVF.

Sony Cybershot DSC-W690 Black
Sony has announced eight new Sony Cyber-Shot models, with new compact cameras (ultra compact!) with 10x optical zoom lens! A new waterproof model, new travel-zooms with 16 and 20x optical zoom, and a new 30x ultra zoom / bridge camera. Full run-down below with links to sample photos from each! A number of these feature the Sony Exmor R Backlit CMOS sensor.

Sony Cybershot TX20 – Waterproof, 16.2mp Exmor R, 4x zoom, 3inch touch, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot W690 – 10x, 16.1mp, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot WX100 – 10x, 18.2mp Exmor R – Smallest 10x, 2.7inch, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot WX150 – 10x, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot H90 – 16x, 16.1mp, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot HX10V – 16x, GPS, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot HX20V – 20x. GPS, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch screen, Sample Photos
Sony Cybershot HX200V – 30x, GPS, 18.2mp Exmor R, 3inch tilting screen, Sample Photos

More links: Press Release. There’s also a few other models depending on your location: the HX30V is the HX20V but with WIFI built in. The TX66 is the same as the TX20, but with 5x zoom and 3.3inch OLED touchscreen.