Author archives: Greg Annandale

Nikon D610

The Nikon D610 is a ‘budget’ full-frame DSLR, aimed at enthusiasts upgrading from mid-range models or pros looking for an affordable backup for a higher-end body. Announced in October 2013, it replaces the one-year-old D600 and like that model is positioned roughly between the full-frame D800 and the crop-format D7100. The D610 represents a minor…

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Nikon D5300

The Nikon D5300 is an upper entry-level DSLR aimed at photographers looking for a step-up from a budget model without the expense, size and complexity of a higher-end model. Announced in October 2013, it comes just less than a year after the D5200, but makes some important upgrades including becoming the first Nikon DSLR with…

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Canon PowerShot A2500

Launched in January 2013, the Canon PowerShot A2500 is a 16 Megapixel compact with a 2.7in screen and a 5x optical zoom. As with the rest of the 2013 A series models the A2600 retains the 28-140mm zoom range, the 16 Megapixel CCD sensor and Digic 4 processor of the 2012 range. The only exception…

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Canon ELPH 130 IS / IXUS 140

The Canon IXUS 140 / ELPH 130 IS is a 16 Megapixel point-and-shoot compact with an 8x optical zoom and a 3-inch LCD screen. The earlier 2012 IXUS / ELPH range was exclusively built around Canon’s High sensitivity back-illuminated CMOS sensors, with each IXUS / ELPH model carrying the HS suffix. The range also relied…

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Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS is a 16 Megapixel point-and-shoot camera with a 3 inch screen and 5x zoom. Launched in January 2013 it’s the numerical successor to last year’s PowerShot A3400 IS, but the older model remains in the range due partly no-doubt to its touch-screen, a feature strangely absent on any of the…

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Nikon COOLPIX P520

The Nikon COOLPIX P520 is a super-zoom camera with a 42x stabilised range and an 18.1 Megapixel sensor. Launched in January 2013, it replaces the COOLPIX P510, which remains in the Nikon product line-up. The newer P520 retains the earlier model’s 24-1000mm f3-5.9 zoom lens, but couples it with an updated sensor that adds two…

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Nikon COOLPIX L820

The Nikon COOLPIX L820 is a super-zoom with a 30x optical range and a 3 inch fixed LCD screen. Launched at the beginning of 2013, it replaces the 26x COOLPIX L810 which remains in the range for the time-being. As well as a longer zoom range the new model features an upgraded sensor with the…

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