Love this camera
We initially purchased a Nikon but returned it because of poor picture quality and difficulty in figuring out how to use it. We purchased this camera hoping for the best but expecting a similar experience. Boy were we wrong - this camera is extremely easy to use and the pictures are clear and exactly what we wanted. The price was a little more but well worth it.
Fast maximum aperture, neutral colors, integral handgrip
The WB800F is a compact, well designed, sturdily built, and easy to use P&S digicam with a 21x zoom, but I'd like to offer a bit of advice to Samsung's product development folks - constantly crowding more pixels onto tiny P&S digicam sensors results in noticeably higher noise levels and the WB800F 16 megapixel sensor does produce marginally more noise than the SX280 HS's lower resolution 12 megapixel sensor. The differences are subtle, but they are visible.
Suit a wide range of abilities
As usual, though, the price of the Samsung WB800F is very appealing - an official tag of £249.99 / $299.99, before any shopping around, makes this camera, if not an outright bargain, then certainly cheaper than the rest of the travel-zoom crowd, especially considering the features on offer. Only you can decide if that's all worth sacrificing a little image quality for.
Good touchscreen, Excellent Wi-Fi connectivity, Excellent value for money
If connectivity and a lot of optical zoom is important to you then you should seriously consider the Samsung WB800F with Wi-Fi, as it has one of the best implementations of Wi-Fi on any camera, making it extremely easy to share photos directly to Facebook and other social network sites.
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.
Fantastic new concept
Basically, this camera is the exact specs as the Sony RX100 camera without the screen, so I would advise anyone thinking about buying this lens to also check out the reviews on the Sony RX100 to get further insight until we can weed out all the initial negative reviews currently coming in from the like of people who either don't even own the camera (but always seem to have something to say), or the nonsensical people who give this camera a one star review because "their app on their phone...
Innovative way for smartphone owners to take better-quality, more versatile photos and quickly share them
Ultimately the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 just falls a little short, regardless of whether you're a smartphone or compact shooter. It doesn't quite come up to scratch in terms of performance, feature-set or image quality, and is also a little over-priced too, perhaps inevitable given that it's a first-generation product. At the moment we'd choose a smartphone and wi-fi enabled compact to quickly share images, though that solution has its own challenges.
FullHD video with stereo sound, 10x optical zoom lens
The Sony Cyber-shot QX10 is a compact, but not ultra-compact digital camera, with Wi-Fi for a direct connection to your smartphone, running Android or iOS. Without the connection you can still take photos but will be left to guesswork regarding whether you are getting the photo you want.
The camera does not have a flash, and can not use the LED from your smartphone, therefore in darkness, you may actually be better off using your smartphone with LED flash, than the QX10.
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.
Image quality is good
For the price, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX100 is a great little unit. There are some previously mentioned issues with the build such as the lens and battery door. But for under £200, it's ideal for taking out on nights out and going on holiday. It may not look the nicest, but it's a wolf in sheep's clothing when it comes to performance. While not perfect, it's the sort of thing we'd expect from a camera at a higher price point.
Good build quality, Very good video performance
The Sony Cyber-shot WX100 is a very compact 18 megapixel camera with full HD video, and stereo sound. If you don't mind that the camera has a 2.7 inch screen, rather than the more common 3 inch screen in this category, then this is a great camera, with an abundance of features (and the 2.7 inch screen helps make this camera smaller). Image quality is good, with good colour and exposure. Handling is good with a solid metal body that will easily fit into pockets.
Full High Definition Movies
The Sony Cybershot DSC WX100 certainly gives you a great deal of lens power for a pocket sized camera. On top of this it also includes a lot of the latest features such as sweep panoramas and 3D shooting. It also has an advanced movie mode. For a camera with this price tag picture quality could be that bit better, but you are unlikely to be troubled by this unless you are planning to make seriously large prints. The Cybershot DSC WX100 faces a fair amount of competition.
Eye-catchingly small dimensions
If you're looking for a small, lightweight camera with good low-light performance, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX100 is a good choice; just don't zoom all the way in on the photos.
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.
Fast burst mode shooting
The travel-zoom category has seen increasingly tough competition in the last two years. What was once the province of kind-of-compact 10x zoom cameras is increasingly featuring ridiculous zoom ranges, and the 18x optical zoom S9300 may just be king of them all. With a body that could almost hide behind a deck of cards, the 9300 crams an incredible amount of hardware into what is essentially a pocketable camera.
Good value for the money
The Nikon Coolpix S9300 isn't a whole lot different than its predecessor. Aside from a new sensor and GPS, it's basically the same camera, with a very similar list of pros and cons. The body hasn't changed much, and that's generally a good thing. It's very compact and well put-together, save for the flimsy door over the memory card/battery compartment.
Easy to use
The S series of Nikon's Coolpix digital compact cameras are the Stylish options for the fashion conscious. They're still easy to use but have all sorts of extra modes and features to justify the upgrade from a cheaper model, which explains why GPS and Full HD video are included on the S9300. The part(s) of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 that we've been most impressed with throughout the entire test is the focusing system.
Pricy, Poor battery life
These problems, allied with the hefty price of Â£300/$350, make it hard to recommend the Nikon Coolpix S9300, despite its many strengths.
It's especially hard considering the fact that the Panasonic TZ30 costs just a little more in the UK, and the same in the US. The Panasonic TZ30 is smaller and lighter, has a better battery life, an even wider and longer zoom and more sophisticated video functions.
Stylish, well-built and easy to use
Overall construction is pretty good with the outer shell of the S9300 constructed from a mix of metal and tough plastic. In the hand the camera feels pretty solid, with a reassuring weightiness to it as well. In terms of size, the 18x zoom does mean that its overall dimensions are a little larger than a regular short-zoomed compact, however it still remains small enough overall to easily slip inside a coat pocket, or even a larger trouser pocket.
Good colour reproduction, Fast continuous shooting
The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is one of the cheapest travel zooms with GPS and lots of zoom making it good value for money. It's available in a number of colours, with the red looking particularly stylish. The camera produces reasonably good image quality when using the camera at its lowest ISO settings with better results at the wider end of the zoom. It has a number of useful features including HDR, high speed shooting, scene modes and auto-scene detection.
Big zoom range
The S9300 isn't a bad camera. But then it's not a great one either, simply because the strength of the competition leaves it in the dust. No manual modes, a shorter zoom than the competition, limited battery life and poorer image quality than its predecessor are all points to consider. It just doesn't quite come together. Fine in isolation, but hard to recommend above what else is out there.
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.
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