'It all adds up to make the Sony A7 II a very attractive camera. '
'Highly effective 5-axis stabilisation and the new layout make it a more ergonomic and versatile camera. '
'The night photograph was excellent, with the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds and the Bulb mode offering lots of scope for creative night photography.'
'The AF hardware may be unchanged, but improved algorithms deliver genuine benefits in AF speed and continuous tracking performance.'
'The Canon PowerShot G3 X is a very competent fixed-lens compact, which will get you much better results than your average superzoom bridge camera. '
'The built-in flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and good overall exposure, although there's noticeable vignetting at 24mm. '
'High-quality 24-600mm lens'
'most complete all-in-one camera'
'If you’re after an all-purpose camera you’ll never have to upgrade with lenses, and don’t mind that it's not far off an entry-level DSLR in size, the RX10 II is simply excellent. '
'Hot shoe for external strobes. '
'If you're on a tight budget and are prepared to sacrifice a built-in electronic viewfinder, the COOLPIX S9900 represents great value for money - especially considering it sports a fully-articulated screen and built-in GPS. '
'The Nikon Coolpix S9900 dealt quite well with chromatic aberrations, with purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations. '
'Wi-Fi, NFC and built-in GPS.'
It's small on the outside but the S9900 packs a powerful 30x zoom lens
'Top-notch high ISO performance'
'The supplied external flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and adequate exposure. '
Panasonic's LX compact series gets a bigger sensor and traditional controls
Advanced compact hits all the right notes
'The Panasonic FZ1000 is an extremely interesting camera, and one built with a very clear rival in mind. '
'excellent bridge camera'
'So if you're looking for a DSLR alternative with a long lens then, all things considered, the FZ1000 is an affordable and viable solution. '
'The RX10's denser build is indicative of its internal magnesium alloy chassis and weather-sealed design.'