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compact system  // Posts tagged as "compact system"

07 Nov Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Nikon 1: Was it worth the wait?

Nikon 1: Was it worth the wait?

Ever since the first compact system camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, was introduced back in 2008, photography enthusiasts have been falling over themselves to speculate on when one of the two big players, Nikon or Canon, would enter the market. The wait is finally over. But does the Nikon 1 series live up to the hype?...

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01 Aug Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

Should I Buy a Compact System Camera Now?

Should I Buy a Compact System Camera Now?

What is a Compact System Camera? Compact system cameras are a relatively new type of camera that fill a gap between consumer point and shoot models and Digital SLRs.  They function much like DSLRs; they have interchangeable lenses, work well in low-light, and offer a much higher level of manual control than most traditional compact cameras. When...

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14 Jul Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Sony NEX-C3: Small but perfectly formed?

Sony NEX-C3: Small but perfectly formed?

The Sony NEX-C3 is the latest in Sony’s line of NEX cameras, following on from the NEX-3 and NEX-5 that were released a year ago. The C, apparently, stands for compact, and in the accompanying press material the NEX-C3 is described as the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with APS-C sized sensor. That’s actually quite...

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17 Apr Posted by Matt in Guides |

How to Protect your DSLR Lens & Image Sensor

How to Protect your DSLR Lens & Image Sensor

The lenses on DSLR and compact system cameras are bigger and generally more exposed than those on compact cameras, making them more likely to pick up dirt and dust.  Dirt can be a real problem on either your lens or your image sensor, resulting in patches and marks on your photos. Over time picking up...

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23 Jan Posted by Matt in News |

Is the Canon-Nikon dominance over? Sony now #2 in the UK

Is the Canon-Nikon dominance over? Sony now #2 in the UK

For a long time, the interchangeable lens camera market has been dominated by two huge players, Canon and Nikon, with a small field of other manufacturers picking up the scraps.  Now new figures analysed by Amateur Photographer show Sony at the number two spot in the UK, forcing Nikon into third place. Of course until...

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04 Jan Posted by Matt in News |

Nikon Compact System Digital Camera about to Launch?

Nikon Compact System Digital Camera about to Launch?

Thinking of buying a compact system camera in the near future? If so then it might be wise to wait a couple of weeks to see if the current crop of speculation surrounding Nikons entry into this sector holds true. Current rumours suggest models could hit the shelves by March 2011, and may be announced very soon.

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05 Dec Posted by Matt in News |

Olympus E-PL1 £30 Cashback Deal

Olympus E-PL1 £30 Cashback Deal

A couple of weeks ago, we crowned the Olympus E-PL1 the best compact system camera for beginners in our group test, and now it's available with £30 cashback until 15th January 2011.

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25 Nov Posted by Matt in Guides, Reviews |

Best Compact System Camera for Beginners

Best Compact System Camera for Beginners

Compact system cameras are more powerful and creative than a typical compact camera, have interchangeable lenses, but are smaller than a digital SLR. We check out some of the best, and find out which is the best for a beginner in our latest group test.

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