Another great camera from Nikon
I have had a Nikon Coolpix S600 for 5-6 years now and it has been my go to camera to have around because of it's handy size and it has never let me down, except that recently the zoom function is intermittently working. So, I decided to replace it with the S9500 and just got it this past week and really wanted to put it through the paces a bit to see how functional it would be around town and in the field.
22x optical zoom, GPS capability
In summary, this is a great camera for those already familiar with the Coolpix range of compacts and looking for something that brings those 2013 spices to the table with a solid CMOS sensor.
The Nikon S9500 is not the camera for professional photographers looking for a pocketable carry-around camera, though, and the lack of manual controls and raw file format capture are enough to drive you to other products. But it does come in red.
Lots of zoom in a pocketable body
If you're looking for a travel camera, but prefer one which you can carry in your pocket, the Nikon Coolpix S9500 is worthy of consideration. It has a versatile 22x optical zoom lens, ideal for landscapes and zooming in for close-ups. The GPS lets you geotag your images and then you can then share them to a mobile device using the Wi-Fi for editing and uploading to Facebook etc. Image quality isn't perfect, but it's good enough and the camera is available for a very fair price.
Good camera, could use some updates
Overall this camera takes awesome photos. The in camera features are great as well. My only problem is that in order to review your photos you have to turn on the camera you just can't press the review button. When you do take a photo it takes forever for the preview to disappear. You can either have it on or off. With canon it gave you the option of 1,2 or 3 second preview.
Good zoom range, Compact, easy to grip body
When shopping around you can find the S9200 for £245, but retailers such as Curry's are charging £270. This makes it more expensive than the S9300 which you can get from Warehouse Express for £260, which has GPS. Thankfully, the S9200 takes pictures with good detail and colour reproduction and can shoot full resolution images at a fast rate, although noise is a problem from ISO 400 upwards.
Images are pretty good
For £170, the features on the Nikon Coolpix S6400 are pretty good. You get a decent lens, a nicely designed compact with a glossy exterior and a touch-screen on the back. The deal breaker will be whether you think the image quality is good enough to pay out the money for.
Easy touchscreen, Range of filters
The Nikon Coolpix S6400 is one of the more expensive compact cameras of its class on the market, but its speed, image quality and range of options help justify its position.
If you're looking for a fun, carry-everywhere camera, whether that's for a beach holiday or a children's birthday party, the Nikon Coolpix S6400 won't let you down. Just make sure you have a spare battery.
Fast high-speed shooting, Decent image quality
The Nikon Coolpix S6400 packs a fast rate of high-speed shooting and decent image quality into a compact camera. It also has a decent optical zoom range, with a responsive touch screen and is available in a good range of colours. We think it's a little highly priced, particularly as a spare battery is almost certain to be a must with a life expectancy of just 160 shots per charge.
Decent photo quality, Curvy body is different
The Nikon Coolpix S6400's curvy body is one of its few distinctions. It does a decent job of taking photos, but its interface and other quirks don't make it a particularly endearing camera to have and to hold.
Accurate colors, Fast burst mode
The Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is a competent, feature-rich travel-zoom, but too few improvements have been made since the SZ-30 to earn our complete recommendation. Given this modelâ?? s problems with sharpness, distortion, and noise reduction, we think $400 is too much for the resulting image quality.
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Easy to grip
There are a few cameras on the market with a similar zoom level, but not as many that are as small the SZ-31MR. It is an ideal option if you are looking for a compact camera to take on your holidays. Images have excellent colour reproduction, except it doesn't cope well at taking portrait shots. It has a decent battery life, fast high-speed shooting and full 1080p HD video recording as well as a number of other useful features.
High resolution LCD screen, Full High Definition Movies
The Olympus SZ-MR31 is up against some pretty stiff competition in this category. It appears to be a good camera, but it does not really stand out, especially at the price. It is most likely to appeal to you if you are looking for a camera with extra lens power, but is quite easy to use.
An ultra-compact digital camera with an enormous zoom range and a complete metal body
The Olympus SZ-31MR is an ultra-compact digital camera with an enormous zoom range and a complete metal body. This Super Zoom camera is easy to operate with the clear and sensitive touch screen and has innovative functions, such as the iHS technologies and the Multi Recording function. The Olympus SZ-31MR also has an improved autofocus. Next to taking 16 Megapixel photos, there is also a 1080p Full HD video function available. Different photo modes allow for creativity.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 is a compact camera that packs a punch. It has a 10x optical zoom, an 18-megapixel resolution and excellent photo and video quality. The camera's small size makes it a little difficult to keep steady while shooting, so steady hands or a mini-tripod is a must for the clearest of images.
Enhanced GPS functionality, intelligent digital zoom
The new Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR offers extra features and a more refined design than its predecessor, but image quality has unfortunately taken a clear step backwards, which means that Fujifilm's travel-zoom camera still lags behind the main compeitition.
Plenty of useful shooting features
The Fujifilm F770EXR replaces last year's F600EXR as the flagship model in Fuji's travel zoom range. Highlights include a 1/2in 16MP EXR CMOS sensor; the ability to shoot lossless Raw image files; Fuji's proprietary EXR exposure modes; a range of creative shooting modes, including a one-touch 360-degree Panorama mode; a 20x optical zoom that offers the focal range equivalent of 25-500mm in 35mm terms; plus enhanced GPS functionality and Full HS movie recording at 30fps.
Capture wonderfully-detailed and richly-coloured images
Fujifilm's FinePix F770EXR is a versatile little camera with a nice design and an ability to capture wonderfully-detailed and richly-coloured images. Its 25-500mm zoom lens, along with a small body size, make it a suitable camera to carry at all times.
Full High Definition Movies, GPS Tracking
The competition between the leading cameras in this category is very tough. They all take good pictures, have similar features and are available for roughly the same price. The Fuji Finepix F770EXR stands alongside the best in the bunch and loses little by comparison. You should be able to take a decent photo in more or less any situation and there are more than enough features to play around with to fine tune your photos and get the most out of this camera.
Image clarity, Video output
The Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR is a well-built general-purpose camera that offers a decent range of manual options for photographers who want to take some control. Specs are high enough to last you for years without it feeling outdated. Fairly priced and with built-in GPS, it's ideal for travel and holiday photography.
Very good photo quality
While it doesn't have the most Megapixels, zoom power, or features, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 is still a very good compact ultra zoom camera. It offers a nice zoom lens in a compact body, along with robust performance, very good photo quality, tons of features, and Full HD video recording. And, with an average price in the $260 range, it's also a pretty good bargain.
Pocket camera that has all the bases covered
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 is significantly cheaper than the more TZ30 model without conceding too much ground in terms of features, and it's a marked improvement on last year's TZ18 model. The range-topping TZ30 may get all the love and attention, but the more wallet friendly DMC-TZ25 is definitely worth considering if you're in the market for a pocket camera that has all the bases covered.
Very good photo quality
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 is a compact ultra zoom camera that performs better than its more expensive sibling (the ZS20), though you'll miss out on some of that cameras biggest features (zoom, GPS, 1080/60p video). The DMC-ZS15 looks a whole lot like the ZS10 that came before it, and it uses the same 16X, 24 - 384 mm lens. This lens is pretty solid, offering good sharpness across the frame and minimal purple fringing.
Extremely quick focus
The Panasonic Lumix TZ25 is a good update to last years model, the TZ18, with a 12 megapixel sensor, it produces lower noise, and has good image quality for a compact camera. Focus speed is excellent as is continuous shooting and the camera has a number of options for fast continuous shooting. Focus is quick even when using the full 16x optical zoom which makes this camera all the more appealing.
Full-resolution photos are clear, color-accurate, and quite detailed
The Fujifilm F600EXR is a well-executed travel zoom, one that casual photographer could bring on vacation and learn to love, though it's really designed with hands-on, enthusiast shooters in mind. Its defining characteristic is control. Several travel zooms at least offer manual control, but very few can shoot the RAW format that photo geeks demand. Even its automatic modes function at a higher level, thanks to the EXR processing.
Superfluous intelligent digital zoom mode
The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is a very modest upgrade of its predecessor, improving the EXR Auto mode in low-light, expanding the GPS functionality, adding a rather superfluous intelligent digital zoom mode, and perhaps best of all not popping-up the flash automatically whenever the camera is turned on. Perhaps the best upgrade that the F600EXR has undergone is to its price-tag, with a much lower UK RRP than the previous F550 (although the US price has unfortunately crept up very slightly).
Extremely fair pricing
We can see the ideal audience for this camera being young families who want an unfussy point and shoot camera that doesn't cost a packet but does a bit of everything and has the advantage of full HD recording with stereo sound at the press of a button - albeit not a dedicated record button.
High speed 8fps continuous shooting for 8 shots
The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is a good incremental update to the F550 EXR and still packs everything into a compact body and does so at a significantly lower price than the competition. With a wide angle 15x optical zoom lens, a large 3inch screen and built in GPS, the compact camera would make a great travel companion, especially as it's one of the smallest pocket zooms available with GPS.
The F600EXR is so similar to its F550EXR predecessor that it's tricky to tell the difference. On the upside this does mean it's a decent compact with bags of features: there's an impressive 15x 24-360mm zoom crammed into the body, raw shooting is possible, plus a host of other features. However the image quality's a little short of the mark unless shooting in the 8-megapixel EXR settings.
Great colour reproduction
The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is one of the best implementations of a 16-megapixel sensor in a small body we've seen. It really is the 'go-anywhere, do-anything' compact camera Fujifilm claims it is. The camera's results are as impressive as its specs, making this £240 snapper a smart purchase that will last you for many years.
Excellent picture quality
If you're looking for a compact camera with long zoom and impressive feature set for under the 200 mark, the FinePix F600EXR should certainly be on your list of contenders. It's bound to be popular with travellers - upto 30x zoom, GPS, RAW shooting, manual control and most importantly, great image and video quality. Thumbs up from us.
Comfortable, nice-looking design
The Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR is a nice compact megazoom and I liked shooting with it. However, you'll have to be willing to really dig into its features and settings to get the best results.
Lot of fun shooting options to experiment with
I'm slightly less enthusiastic about the Nikon Coolpix S8200 than I was about its predecessor, the S8100. It's still a nice camera for its price, features, and performance compared with other compact megazooms with BSI CMOS sensors. But because of little things like the pop-up flash and more important things like the slow autofocus with the lens extended, it's not as easy a recommendation.
Painless use and excellent handling
There's a fine line between 'point-and-shoot' and 'high-end ultracompact. Nikon, with the Coolpix S8200, is doing their best to raise the ceiling for point-and-shoot cameras, without actually venturing into true high-end territory. What design and specification changes have been made since the S8100 seem to have been for the best. We were impressed by the camera during our short time with it, thanks mostly to painless use and excellent handling.
6fps continuous shooting at full resolution
In summary the Nikon Coolpix S8200 improves a couple of major features and adds a few new functions to further improve on a camera that we already liked a lot. Unfortunately it still has some key deficiencies, most notably the so-so image quality especially at the higher ISO speeds, the frustrating need to access the main menu for commonly used options like ISO speed, and the lack of any manual controls for more advanced users.
Great build quality
There's plenty to like about this camera - the only thing that's really missing is any advanced manual functionality, which would increase its appeal as a long-term investment for an aspiring photographer who's keen to develop their skills. If however all you want is a robust, stylish, highly flexible camera that's simple to operate and produces beautiful images, then the Nikon Coolpix S8200 could be the one for you.
Excellent colour reproduction
The Coolpix S8200 is a premium Nikon compact camera with a premium price but offers a substantial set of features with excellent handling and image quality to match. Nikon have made the camera small and easy to grip while offering a large 14x optical zoom lens. There are some minor negatives such as occasional purple fringing and the amount of noise at the higher end of the ISO range.
14X ultra-wide-angle optical zoom
The Nikon Coolpix S8200 packs a long 14X ultra-wide-angle optical zoom, equivalent to 25-350mm, along with a 16 megapixels CMOS sensor in a compact body. Both the lens and sensor perform exceptionally well for their size. There is good sharpness across the frame with virtually no distortion or fringing and only a slight gradual softness towards edges. The crowning achievement of the S8200 however is its 16 megapixels sensor which delivers a class-leading performance.
Fast, precise burst mode shooting
Aside from the impressive 18x lens which, we must admit, is pretty astounding on a camera of this size, the Samsung WB750 is quintessentially average. Over the course of a 16 page review, it seems the English language lacks a sufficient variety of adjectives to describe this cameraâ??s ordinariness. Color performance is standard, resolution abilities are run-of-the-mill, prevalence of noise is typical, and the user interface isâ?¦normal?
Compact size packs a punch with 18x zoom
The Samsung WB750 is a powerful compact package which boasts some unmatched features in this size and price range. With a plethora of creative options, good image quality, and blazing fast performance, the WG750 is touch to beat in the compact Super-zoom category. It does however shot a bit more noise than we'd like to see.
Full manual controls
The Samsung WB750 is the latest entry in a quick-changing line-up of travel-zoom cameras from the South Korean giant, designed to take on and beat the market-leading Panasonic TZ-series. With a new 12.5 BSI sensor, 18x zoom lens, 1080p movies, full manual controls, 10fps burst shooting and a 3 inch LCD screen, it certainly has all the credentials to compete with its rivals, although unwanted noise and colour desaturation at relatively slow ISO speeds, below average battery life and slow...
Good build quality, Dual movie and stills capture
The breadth of exposure modes and menu options means that the Samsung WB750 is a camera that both beginners and more advanced users can tailor to their needs. Hardcore travel photographers might bemoan the lack of GPS, but in almost all other respects it gives more expensive big zoom compacts such as the Panasonic TZ30 a run for their money.
Quick access to options with the Fn button
The Samsung WB750 is a compact camera with a lot of zoom. Add in high speed shooting, HDR and numerous shooting options including panoramic sweep mode and you have an appealing camera. Especially with the camera being easy to use and producing good photos. Full HD with stereo sound is good and the ability to take 10 megapixel photos while recording is quite rare.
Good build quality, excellent grip
The Samsung WB750 is a good superzoom compact. It's not quite up there with the Sony HX9V or the Canon SX230 and it could certainly use a better lens, but otherwise it gives perfectly decent performances. The TN screen, however, is a real let-down for a top-end camera, and is ultimately to blame for the camera's three-star review.
Certainly an attractive proposition
With its image quality, fast delivery and range of features, the Samsung WB750 is certainly an attractive proposition. Checking out the Internet I have seen this camera being advertised at prices ranging from £150 up to £192 so if you are in the market for a stylish looking digital camera that should not disappoint then shop around.
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