Author archives: Greg Annandale

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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Canon ELPH 330 / IXUS 255

The Canon IXUS 255 HS is a 12 Megapixel compact with a 10x optical zoom and a 3 inch LCD screen. Known in North America as the ELPH 330 HS I’ll refer to it from this point on as the IXUS 255 HS / ELPH 330 HS. Launched in January 2013 it sits right in…

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Sony Alpha SLT-A77

The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is Sony’s flagship SLT camera. Announced in August 2011 alongside the simpler A65 it features a 24.3 Megapixel APS-C sensor, 12fps continuous shooting with AF, full 1080p HD video at 50 or 60 frames per second and a 2.4 million pixel ultra high resolution OLED electronic viewfinder. Like all SLT models,…

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Sony Alpha NEX-7

The Sony NEX-7 is the flagship model in Sony’s NEX compact system camera (CSC) range that also includes the NEX-5N, NEX-C3, along with the original NEX-5 and NEX-3. More than any Sony CSC to date though, the NEX-7 is aimed squarely at serious photography enthusiasts. Like other NEX cameras, the NEX-7 features an APS-C sized…

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Olympus E-PM1

The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 is one of the most affordable mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs) to date. It was announced in June 2011 alongside the mid-range E-PL3 and flagship E-P3, and like all Olympus PEN cameras, is based on the Micro Four Thirds standard it jointly developed with Panasonic. Unlike previous PEN models which…

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The Nikon COOLPIX S80 is a 14 Megapixel compact with a 3.5 inch OLED touch-screen and a 5x optical zoom lens. A slim tablet-style design with a sliding front panel, it bears a striking resemblance to Sony’s Cyber-shot TX9, except that the front panel slides horizontally, rather than vertically. Launched in September 2010, the COOLPIX…

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Olympus E-P3

  In August I was sent the Olympus Pen E-P3 to review for Cameralabs. The camera arrived just as I was about to leave for a holiday in the South of France so, rather than a full review, I thought it would be interesting to use the camera while I was on holiday and report…

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Olympus E-PL3

Olympus launched its Pen range of Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs) with the E-P1 in 2008. Announced in June 2011 the Pen E-PL3 is the third generation of the range that melds the company’s iconic 60’s design with 21st century digital imaging technology. Nicknamed the ‘Pen Light’ the E-PL3 is a smaller,…

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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Announced in September 2010, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is a 12 Megapixel super-zoom with a stabilized 12x optical zoom and 3in screen. It replaces the PowerShot SX120 IS, which itself replaced the SX110 IS, both highly popular models. As well as a longer zoom range and an additional 2 Megapixels of resolution, the PowerShot…

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Nikon COOLPIX S9100

The Nikon COOLPIX S9100 is a 12.1 Megapixel compact super-zoom with an 18x optical zoom lens and a 3in 4:3 aspect ratio LCD screen. Released in February 2011, its back-illuminated CMOS sensor provides it with high-speed continuous shooting capabilities, a 1080p30 HD best quality video mode and slow motion movies. Other features that take advantage…

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