The best cameras to give as gifts

Sony’s new HX 99 compact camera can not do to your smartphone

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At a time when everyone is taking a usually capable camera inside their smartphone, then compact cameras are struggling to stay relevant. The world of point-and-shoot is usually an indispensable, excluding Sony’s own amazing Rx 100 series and the X-100 F family of Fujifilm. Sony’s only camera announcement at IFA 2018 was at least interesting. It unveiled two cameras, CyberShot HX99 and HX 95, which cracks technically effective 30x, 24-720 mm F / 3.5-6 equivalent zoom lens into a 1.5-inch wide camera frame that is available for premium RX100 series sound the same. Both compact cybershops camera joins the family, which means they are cheaper than Sony’s top premium compact camera series. The HX99 – which I investigated – costs € 520 (approximately $ 610), which makes up half of the cost of the latest Rx 100 model.

Latest RX100 models

The Sony RX100 Six Compact hides a silly zoom lens

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Sony has unveiled the RX100 VI-20.1-megapixel premium compact camera with a new telephoto lens that will make it more interesting for travel photography. Comparison of the last model’s Zeiss Vario-Sonarar 24-70 mm equivalent F / 1.8-2.8 t lenses, Mark VI packs a longer long, optically 24-200 f / 2.8-4.5 tmm 8.3 x zoom The lens stabilizes. It is slower than the previous F / 1.8-2.8 T lens, but the additional range will be worth it to many people, and Sony has extended other specs to make it for it.

The RX100 is equipped with a 100-sided 1.0-type XMORE RS CMOS sensor, which is built in DRAM chip to maximize speed. It can shoot at 24 fps with AF / AE tracking first, but now it is 0.03 seconds, compared to 0.05 seconds. In addition, tracking of the eye is twice as fast as IF AF Focus Rx 100 V There are still 315 stage-identifying aff points, but the image found on Sony’s flagship full-speed increased from the BIONZ X processor -frame A9 mirror-free camera.

Fujifilm’s X-T20 takes an affordable, compact on X-T2

The X-T 10 successor has 4 video and 24.3 megapixel sensor.

Fujifilm has unveiled the X-T20, which is the successor to the popular X-T10 which improves it in almost every way. The old 16 megapixel sensor and processor have been updated to 24.3 megapixel X-Trans III, which is based on the World-Pulsating X-T2.

This will not only give more resolution, but very fast autofocus (.06 seconds) and shooting speed (5.0 fps in live view). It also does 4K video by 30 fps, another feature imported from X-T2.

X-T20 has received the touchscreen, its high end brother has nothing, so that you can tap to focus and shoot, then swipe on the shots or zoom in. All this is squeezed into the body of the same size as the X-T10, which means that you can think of sliding it into a pocket set with a pancake lens.


SHUP 170800 FUJI 02It has 2.3 million DOT OLDD viewfinders and original knob and button layout similar to X-T10, all of which are excellent about classic look and ease of use. Other features include support for built-in WiFi, various Fujifilm creative filters and all APS-C X-Mount Fujian lenses, which are widely considered to be best for value.

In fact, X-T2 does not seem to be missing much more than X-T20, except for its high 8-FPS shooting speed, water-resistant body and double-tilting previous screen. This can be unique to many amateur photographers, because X-T2 runs around $ 1,600 (body only), and $ 900 will be spent without the lens when the sale of X-T20 is sold next month.

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Canon’s selfie-oriented point-and-shoot now handles 4k videos

The SX740 HS arrives in August for $399.

Canon has introduced new EOS R full-frame mirrorless DSLR and quartet lenses to compete with the likes of Nikon and Sony, which has soon become a very hot camera market.



EOS R4K30 is capable of video, and 1080p is complete at 60 frames per second. For storage, Canon is dependent on a single UHS-2SD card slot.

The back side has 3.15 inch fully-clear touch LCD screen and has 3.69 million pixels quad VGA OLDD EVF.

There are four lenses available on the launch in Canon, which include 28-70 mm F / 2, 50 mm F / 1.2, 35 mm F / 1.8 macro, and 24-105 mm F / 4. There are also various adapters available that make old lenses compatible like EF lens lines.

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The new model is a dead ringer for the last one, and has the same 24-960mm equivalent (40x) lens, 20.3-megapixel sensor and pop-up flipable rear screen. However, with a new a Digic 8 processor, it can shoot photos at a speedier 7.4 fps, and video at 4K 30 fps instead of just 1080p.

Other important specs include the IFIC 8 image processor, dual pixel autofocus tracking of the underlying eye, 5655 total autofocus point, and EV-6 low light focus capabilities ….

As before, you can charge it over USB and automatically transfer photos to your smartphone via WiFi or Bluetooth tech. It also has a “feature assistant” that helps you select the best shooting mode, along with dual-sensing optical image stabilization. The PowerShoot SX740HS arrives to the US in August 2018 (in silver or black) for $264.95.


Sony RX 100 VI is a high end compact camera for professionals, enthusiasts and vloggers. It was announced in June 2018 that it comes after 21 months of its predecessor, and like that model, the average 1in is in a relatively pocket body than sensor and high end facilities.

The RX 100 Six is ​​essentially similar to Mark V and shares the same 20-megapixel stacked 1in sensor with 315 embedded phase-identifying Afe Points, which focus on stability and confidence in films, 4k video, 24fps autofocus Shooting starts with a slow motion video option at a wealth of 240, 480 and 960 fps. It has inherited the Mark V popup XGA OLDD viewfinder, though it now has a single-action mechanism of RX1R II, which allows you to pop it up or push it back down in the same speed. Like Mark V, there is a 3in screen which can tilt up to 180 degrees to face this subject, though it can now lean forward to 90 degrees straight down to prepare the subjects straight down and now finally touch- Also sensitive – the first to surprise the RX model.

Although the big upgrade is the lens with the RX100 VI which now manages to squeeze in a fairly bright f2.8-4.5 focal ratio in the 24-200 mm equivalent range, which has the same width and height as before, but only 1.8 Mm thick This range gives Mark VI much greater access to its recent predecessors than 24-70 mm, and ultimately brings some competition to Panasonic’s Lumix TJ100 / Z100 and TZ 200 / Z 200 models, and when the new Sony Optical access does not share, so brighter and autofocus is more effective to track its aperture operation. As a new generation, RX 100 VI is equipped with grading footage, HDR HLG video and Bluetooth for proxy recording, S-log2 and 3. Sadly, there is still no option to connect the external microphone and switch on long zoom means firing the underlying nd filter of f1.8-2.8 aperture and its predecessor.

But want a capable Pocket Camera for travel, which would appreciate the long zoom range, do not mention the ability to track and capture the action. I am shooting with the final production RX100 Sixth during the extended period of two months, first in New York, then taking a five-week road trip across Europe before returning home to Brighton. In my complete review, find out how well RX100 VI performs in the circumstances and whether it has become the last pocket travel camera. I will start with my first-ever video review which covers and displays all the key features and can actually be what you need to know before going to my quality and sample pages or my final decision. If you are looking for more information on body, lens, constant focus and film mode, then just scroll down to this first page to find my extended tests.

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