'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
'The maximum aperture of F/2.8 and the large APS-C sensor makes it easy to blur the background and importantly makes the camera more versatile in low-light.'
'Without a doubt, despite the high-res spec, it is one of the worst displays we’ve encountered in several years. '
'Memory card slot on the side.'
'good-looking, well-made camera'
'Outstanding image quality and performance make this classically designed rangefinder model a must have for anyone looking to upgrade from a point-n-shoot or just someone looking for a compact ILC to travel with.'
'In-body image stabilization.'
'Battery here life is a respectable rather than exceptional 350 images from a full charge – but that is about average for a compact system camera in this suggested £499 price bracket. '
'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.'