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[...]

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.

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[...]

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[...]