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Samsung EX2FThe Samsung EX2F is a serious compact camera, with a tilting 3 inch AMOLED screen, manual controls, RAW shooting, flash hot-shoe, bright f/1.4 wide-angle 3.3x optical zoom lens (24mm-80mm), a 12.4 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, built in Wi-Fi, optical image stabilisation, full HD video, 1cm macro, and 10fps continuous shooting to name some of the key features!

The Samsung EX2F is now only £199 – at Currys, and Amazon UK. It was around £399 when first released!

The camera has mostly positive reviews, starting with ePHOTOzine, TechRadar, Photography BLOG, TrustedReviews, with ExpertReviews possibly the least positive.

Here’s a roundup of some of the latest digital camera reviews from around the web

Ultra Zoom – aka the “Bridge” camera
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 Review – 50x optical zoom lens, 20mp
Nikon Coolpix P520 Review – 42x optical zoom lens, 18mp
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Review – 42x optical zoom lens, 16mp

Travel Zoom – compact with lots of zoom
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 Review – 20x optical zoom lens, GPS, 18mp (do megapixels still matter?)
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Review – 22x optical zoom lens, GPS, 18mp

Serious Compact – designed for strong image quality and controls
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Review – 5x optical zoom lens, RAW, manual controls, 12mp etc
Nikon Coolpix A at NeoCamera – APS-C 16 megapixel sensor, 28mm wide-angle

Waterproof – tough, rugged, outdoor cameras
Olympus Tough TG-830 Review – waterproof, 16mp, 5x optical zoom lens

Compact – Stylish, compact etc.
Sony Cyber-shot WX200 Review – 10x optical zoom lens, 18mp sensor

Nikon Coolpix P510
Nikon has announced a number or (15) new Coolpix cameras, more or less depending on location and suppliers etc, starting with the ultra zoom with the most zoom out of any camera, with a massive 42x optical zoom lens, from 24mm wide angle to 1000mm at the telephoto end! It has optical (lens) image stabilisation, electronic viewfinder and zoom control on the lens.

Ultra Zoom / Bridge Cameras:
Nikon Coolpix P510, 42x zoom, 16mp CMOS, tilting 3inch screen, Full HD, GPS
Nikon Coolpix L810, 26x zoom, 16mp, 3inch screen, 720p, AA
Nikon Coolpix L310, 21x zoom, 14mp, 3inch screen, 720p, AA

Pocket / Travel Zoom:
Nikon Coolpix S9300, 16mp CMOS, 3inch screen, 18x zoom, Full HD, 6.9fps, GPS
Nikon Coolpix S9200, (PC World / Currys Digital) 16mp CMOS, 3inch, 18x zoom, Full HD
Nikon Coolpix S6300, 16mp CMOS, 10x zoom, 2.7inch screen, Full HD

Compact Style Cameras:
Nikon Coolpix S4300, 16mp, 6x zoom, 3inch screen, 720p video
Nikon Coolpix S4200, 16mp, 6x zoom, 3inch screen, 720p video (Comet)
Nikon Coolpix S3300, 16mp, 6x zoom, 2.7inch slim, 720p video
Nikon Coolpix S3200, 16mp, 6x zoom, 2.7inch slim, 720p video (Currys Digital / PC World)
Nikon Coolpix S2600 (Argos), 14mp, 5x zoom, 720p, Compact, £69
Nikon Coolpix S30 – Waterproof, 3x zoom, 10mp, 2.7inch screen, 720p video, AA, RRP £99

Serious Compact:
Nikon Coolpix P310, 16mp CMOS, f/1.8 4.2x zoom, 3inch, Full HD, PASM, 6fps, White or Black

Entry Level / Life:
L26 – 16mp, 5x zoom, 3inch screen, AA, RRP £99
L25 – 10mp, 5x zoom, 3inch screen, AA, RRP £69

Yellow Ferrari
We’ve just uploaded sample photos from the Canon Powershot S95, from Las Vegas. The Canon Powershot S95 is a compact camera with an f/2.0 3.8x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, 10 megapixel sensor and 3 inch screen – it’s available for £229 from Amazon UK.

nikon coolpix p7100 frontNeoCamera has reviewed the new Nikon Coolpix P7100 – the serious compact camera from Nikon features a 7x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation (vibration reduction / VR), 3 inch tilting screen, manual controls, RAW, and a larger than normal 10 megapixel CCD sensor.

Read more Nikon Coolpix P7100 Reviews: ePHOTOzine, ByThom, Photography BLOG.

Fujifilm FinePix X10
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the new Fujifilm FinePix X10 – a serious compact camera with a larger than normal 12 megapixel 2/3″ EXR CMOS sensor, 2.8 inch screen, manual controls, f/2.0 wide angle 4x otpical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation and manual zoom, as well as full HD video and 1cm macro mode. The camera also features 7fps shooting at full resolution, RAW support, and high speed video. The Fujifilm FinePix X10 is available for £529, from Amazon UK. Here’s what they had to say:

“This camera feels great in the hand, but more importantly it feels great as a camera to use, with extremely quick focusing and shutter response it’s very easy to get candid street shots. It’s also quick and easy to take shot after shot without being slowed down by the camera. The on/off switch that is part of extending the lens is genius, and the manual zoom control of the lens makes it feel like you’re using a real camera.”

Canon Powershot S90

DPInterface has reviewed the new Canon Powershot S90, it features an f2.0 wide angle 3.8x optical zoom lens lens (28-105mm) with optical image stabilisation, 10 megapixel sensor, ISO3200, 3″ 461k pixel screen, manual focus, control dial, VGA 30fps video, RAW support, and exposure bracketing. The camera is available for £369

“I’ll be straightforward here – I like the Canon PowerShot S90, I like it a LOT. Here’s why – it’s packed to the brim with features, yet is as small as an average compact camera. After four long years, the Canon S-series is finally back with the all new PowerShot S90. While the camera doesn’t look at all like any of its predecessors, it still continues the legacy of the S-series, packing a big punch in a relatively compact body.”

Read more Canon Powershot S90 Reviews: NeutralDay, Trusted Reviews, NeoCamera, Pocket Lint, Enticing The Light – Part 1, Part 2, DigitalCameraReview, Luminous Landscape, Photography BLOG, DCI, DCWatch (via 1001nc.com)

Ricoh GR Digital III

The Online Photographer have reviewed the new Ricoh GR Digital III as a black and white camera, an update to the GR Digital II. The GRD III features a new wide angle f1.9 28mm lens, a 10 megapixel sensor, 1cm macro mode, ISO1600, 3″ VGA screen, and 370 shot battery life, double range double shot, RAW support, 1:1 aspect ratio photos, electronic level, exposure bracketing, 30fps VGA video recording. It also has a new “pixel output interpolation algorithm” to prevent overexposed areas, and a full press snap shutter release that takes the photo instantly at a set focal distance. The new GR Digital III is available for £489

“Let’s start with the bottom line: for my work, the new Ricoh GR Digital IIIproduces ISO 1600 files that are greatly improved over those of the GR Digital II. The GRD III files have much better image quality in terms of noise and dynamic range, improvements that are revealed dramatically when processing to achieve the high contrast look that I like.”

View our Ricoh GR Digital III Sample Photos

Read more Ricoh GR Digital III Firmware Update: 1st December 09, Reviews: DPS, Wouter Photoblog, Buy n Shoot, DPExpert, Trusted Reviews, RegHardware, SeriousCompacts, AlphaMountWorld, Pocket-Lint, PhotographyBLOG, AlphaMountWorld (via 1001noisycameras)

Canon Powershot G11

DCResource has reviewed the new Canon Powershot G11 – it features a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28 – 140mm), with optical image stabilisation, 2.8″ twist screen with 461k pixels, 10 megapixel sensor, 1cm macro, VGA 30fps video, ISO3200. The 10 megapixel sensor and new DIGIC 4 processor allows better low light performance with lower noise. The G11 is available for £430.

“The PowerShot G11 produces very good quality photos. Canon claimed that the G11 and its new “high sensitivity” CCD would perform better at low light than other cameras in its class, and they weren’t lying. While it certainly won’t replace a digital SLR, the G11 lets you use sensitivities a full stop higher than your typical compact camera. If you shoot RAW and do some basic post-processing, even ISO 1600 photos (taken in good light) are usable for small prints.”

Read more Canon Powershot G11 Reviews: ePhotoZine, DPExpert, Digital Camera Info, Cameralabs, Gizmodo, DigitalCameraReview, ePhotoZine, Pocket Lint, Photography BLOG, Luminous Landscape, Laurence Kim, Kirk Tuck

Canon Powershot S90

Luminous Landscape has reviewed the new Canon Powershot S90, it features an f2.0 wide angle 3.8x optical zoom lens lens (28-105mm) with optical image stabilisation, 10 megapixel sensor, ISO3200, 3″ 461k pixel screen, manual focus, control dial, VGA 30fps video, RAW support, and exposure bracketing. The camera is available for £379

“The camera’s 10MP sensor is one of the largest found in an SPS sized camera, with a pixel density of 23 MP/cm². That’s half that of competing cameras, and it goes a long way toward improving image quality, especially anything above base ISO. To top it all off the camera’s normal top sensitivity setting goes up to ISO 3200. There’s also a special “Low Light” mode with sensitivity up to 12,500, if you can believe it.”

Read more Canon Powershot S90 Reviews: Photography BLOG, DCI, DCWatch (via 1001nc.com)