'Ricoh are well known for delivering responsive cameras, and the GR II certainly continues in that tradition. '
'The Ricoh is specialised, then, but it does what it does exceptionally well.'
'unique and ambitious camera'
'The lightweight, compact Ricoh GR II is well designed, and its APS-C sensor allows for shallower depth-of-field than do the smaller sensors in competitors.'
'The zoom of the lens is quite smooth and fluid, and you can reach the end of the zoom range fairly quickly.'
'If you're in the market for a compact superzoom and you're on a budget, the SX600 HS is our recommendation.'
'Creative Shot mode.'
'Shutter lag with flash is poor.'
A bit like a bigger version of the Pentax K-3
Sony's entry-level CSC stays simple, but adds Wi-Fi and a top-end processor
It's one of the smallest and lightest cameras of its type, and it has a heck of an auto mode
The Alpha A5000 is excellent for those of leaving the land of compacts for an interchangeable lens camera, but to achieve its affordable price, there are limitations.
Great quality rivals DSLRs of similar resolution
An affordable full-frame CSC
Pros: Affordable, small size.
Once in a while we are treated to a groundbreaking camera that astounds us. For 2013, it’s Sony's Alpha A7 compact mirrorless full-frame camera.
For what it is and whom it’s intended for, Canon’s EOS Rebel T5 is a decent budget DSLR. Yet, it leaves us wanting more.
Rebel T5: Not bad, but not best
A reliable 18x zoom travel compact with a range of useful functions
While Canon’s PowerShot SX600 HS is an easy-to-use camera with a long 18x zoom, performance and image quality resembles those from a lower-end camera.
Picks up where your phone leaves off without sacrificing easy sharing
Cameras like the ELPH 340 are a reason why smartphones are winning the compact point-and-shoot war – there just aren’t enough cool features.
Compact, Sharp 30x zoom lens, Good control layout
Excellent optical image stabilisation, Built-in Wifi and GPS linking
Very good image quality, Lots of zoom in a compact body
Lightweight and compact, despite housing 30x zoom