Compact 2010 Camera Articles

Popular Compact Articles for 2010

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 Review

The Sony Cyber-shot S2100's "S" should stand for "simplicity." The 12.1-megapixel S2100 has been designed to meet the needs of a beginning photographer with basic exposure controls in program mode[...]

Shooting HD video with a compact camera

Most brand name point-and-shoot digital cameras on the market today feature a video mode, and an increasing number of them offer an HD video mode. We've put together a few[...]

Olympus E-P2 Review

The Olympus E-P2 bears a strong (and not accidental) resemblance to the old Pen F half-frame SLRs. We've had a good look at the camera's second-gen retro-chic design and made[...]

Olympus E-PL1 Review

The Olympus E-PL1 is the latest and most affordable digital "PEN" Micro Four Thirds camera, priced at $599 with kit lens. It looks and feels like a lower-cost option, but[...]

Pentax Optio I-10 Review

There's a lot to like about the Pentax Optio I-10, starting with the retro-chic design. Good looks, though, will only take you so far. Read on to find out if[...]

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Review

Canon's PowerShot A3100 IS is the latest in its "A" series of compact cameras, a consistently popular line since the A20 launched 10 years ago. The A3100 is beginner-focused, with[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Review

The Panasonic Lumix G10 shares much of its genetics with its G series Micro Four Thirds predecessors, including a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, but its $600 introductory price makes[...]

Round Up: A Micro Four Thirds Field Guide

What once was a trade show concept has become an imaging reality. A couple of years after the launch of the first Micro Four Thirds camera, the Panasonic G1, we're[...]

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Review

The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj - the "projector camera" - is one-of-a-kind. Rather than showing off photos on a small LCD, the S1000pj lets users project images and videos onto any[...]

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS First Look

The Canon PowerShot SX210 IS just arrived and our first impressions are here. There are plenty of reasons to look at the camera closely. A wide-aspect 3.0-inch LCD, manual exposure[...]

Samsung unveils high speed TL350

Samsung announces a new high speed compact camera on the eve of PMA 2010. The TL350 offers 1080p HD video recording, full-res bursts up to 10 fps, and slow speed[...]

Panasonic tour takes Lumix G2 on the road

Panasonic is currently traveling to major U.S. cities with its "Touch the Future Tour," an event that gives consumers hands-on time with new products unveiled at CES and PMA. We[...]

Coby outs $30 Snapp camcorder

Coby today unveiled three new camcorders in its budget Snapp line, pricing them between $30 and $80, well below the rival Flip and bloggie.

Olympus E-PL1 Hands-On Preview

Promotional materials on Olympus's site last week featured the image of a mystery PEN camera obscured by a hand. Today, they move that hand away and reveal the third Micro[...]

Samsung NX10 hybrid takes on Micro Four Thirds

With CES 2010 only days away, Samsung has just made the NX10 interchangeable-lens camera official. As promised, the compact NX10 features a large 14.6 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor alongside a[...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7, Lumix DMC-ZS5 expand ZS line

Panasonic updates today its popular ZS series with the Lumix ZS7 and Lumix ZS5. These new compact high-zoom cameras add geo-tagging functionality and manual controls to the 12x optical zoom[...]

On Assignment: Olympus E-P2 takes to the streets of Louisville, KY

Photographers who are already invested in a DSLR system may be looking at a camera like the Olympus E-P2 as a lighter secondary tool for situations that call for more[...]

Samsung TL500 takes on Panasonic LX3, Canon G11

Samsung confirms the rumors today - their TL500 advanced compact camera launches with a feature set designed to take on advanced compacts like the Panasonic LX3 and Canon G11. It[...]

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS First Look

The new Canon PowerShot A3100 IS is a strong candidate for a graduation or Mother's Day gift. It's reasonably priced, easy to use, and thanks to a svelte rechargeable lithium-ion[...]

CES 2010: Connected Cameras

A steady stream of new camera announcements from electronic giants like Sony, Samsung and Casio materialized this week on the CES show floor. The big companies are interested in getting[...]