Lumoid – Radio Rentals for the Ultra HD generation

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There is a certain thrill when you buy a new gadget but, all too soon, your prized bit of tech is either obsolete or, like the toastie makers and Soda Streams of old, banished to a cupboard never to be used again. Lumoid thinks there’s a better way: Stop buying your gadgets. Rent them. The [...]

Olympus Stylus SH-1 says bye-bye to blur

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The Olympus Stylus SH–1 is one of the first compact cameras to come with five-axis optical image stabilisation (OIS) to cut out those pesky blurred pics. Most compact cameras suffer from movement around the lens. That is largely caused by the weight of the lens on the front of the much smaller body. They also [...]

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 likes it rough in low light

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Olympus has a new camera for you extreme outdoorsy and/or clumsy types with its Stylus Tough TG-3 compact camera. The TG-3 is more than just a rugged toughy as it also features screw-on lens adapters, multiple macro settings and Micro Four Thirds processing smarts. That’s not to say it’s not a thrill seeker, mind. The [...]

2014 Digital cameras from point-and-shoot to pro

Little Cat and Big Cat Sony World Photography Awards

Even with the technological advances in mobile phone cameras, there’s a reason why the pro’s still use a dedicated camera. A lot of that is to do with the sensor and it usually follows that a big sensor = better photos and with that, a big camera to house it. A big sensor can absorb [...]

Leica in unholy Playboy and Hello Kitty bunk-up

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Leica is generally seen as a no-nonsense, top-flight camera and optics brand. It’s also no stranger to putting out expensive limited edition kit. But this will take some time to get over. This limited edition Leica C, which is basically a rebranded Panasonic LF1, has been touched up by two iconic, yet worlds apart, brands: [...]

Sigma DP Quattro compact cameras packing Foveon X3 sensor

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Sigma, much better known as a lens-maker than camera cobbler, has developed a new “Quattro” sensor for its latest range of compact cameras in the DP series. Sigma has worked on a new generation of Foveon X3 direct image sensor, called Quattro, and have shoved it in to its new DP range of compact cameras. [...]