'However, like the very best cameras from the brand, the Leica Q (Typ 116) is a pure joy to shoot with. '
'It's five centimetres of pure photo-snapping pleasure, the fruit of 160 years of micro-mechanical know-how. .'
'The Leica Q's photo quality is, of course, terrific; however, Leica's processing decisions and options are not as mainstream as its feature set.'
'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 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'
Canon seems to have returned to top premium compact form with the updated version of its G1 X camera.
Canon has made significant changes to the body of the G1X, but are they for the better?
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II’s photo quality is excellent and videos are improved. We have no problems recommending it.
Is Canon’s flagship compact digital camera the answer to photographers’ prayers
Impressive image quality, even at high ISO settings, Dust-proof, splash-proof design
Very good sensor, fast auto focus
Great image quality, Weather proofed, Awesome grip
Olympus's best MFT camera to date and one of the best CSCs on the market, now with firmware update 2.0
Some interesting specs in a teeny tiny body
Pros: Stills and video quality, build quality.
It's very small and it can take good pictures, but it's not well designed
Samsung gets the cheers for designing an incredibly small interchangeable lens camera, and it’ll fill a niche with select customers, especially the selfie generation. Photographically, it isn’t strong enough to replace cameras with larger sensors.
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.