Posts Tagged ‘compact’

Make someone snap-happy this Christmas

Whatever your budget, you should be able to pick up some great gifts this Christmas for everyone from the keen amateur photographer to the kids. Shop around online for some excellent prices. Compact cameras For a point-and-shoot camera, you can’t go wrong with the Canon Powershot A300 IS. It delivers clear images (it has 12.1MP onboard) and will also be a good choice for anyone who is already familiar with…

Christmas gifts for girls

Christmas gifts for girls

Christmas is looming. If you like to miss the mad Christmas Eve rush then you best start buying those pressies now. Here’s our top present ides for the ladies! So ladies treat yourself to something nice or better yet drop a hint by leaving this site open for the significant other in your life to see. For the gym bunnies, Wi-Fi Bathroom scales are sent from heaven. Losing weight is…

Samsung WB2000 review: On my Christmas wishlist

The Samsung WB2000 is the second compact camera I’ve reviewed from Samsung this week, and like the waterproof WP10, the build quality is admirable. Out of the box, it impresses with its matte black surround, which makes it easy to hold (along with a raised textured panel on the right) and its fantastic AMOLED screen. ‘Real’ photographers will appreciate its RAW file support, and from an aesthetic point of view…

Samsung WP10 review: shiny happy snapper

First impressions of the shiny red Samsung WP10 that arrived in the post were pretty good. It’s a waterproof camera (up to 3m) and as such is really solidly built, with slide-to-lock solid flaps for camera and memory card. The front looks a bit sparse – just the lens and the flash at the top of the front, but this does give you plenty of space for holding, which is…

Swiftpoint: The ultra mini-mouse

Swiftpoint: The ultra mini-mouse

Hate trackpads? Go on admit it I won’t tell anyone. Trackpads can be amazing – Apple’s multi-touch efforts are pretty swanky and in general the technology has improved since my early days battling IBM Thinkpad nubs. But for detailed work, or frustration free computing … it’s nice to have a mouse. But with laptops getting smaller and lighter (not to mention netbooks with smaller, even more frustrating trackpads and even…

Ricoh CX4 review: Miniaturise your world

Ricoh CX4 review: Miniaturise your world

At first glance, the Ricoh CX4 looks like your average compact camera. My review sample came in a rather uninspiring black, but search online and you’ll be able to buy it in a rather more fetching pink or silver. However, it is compact and has smooth edges, which make it easy to slip into a pocket. It is missing the textured ‘handgrip’ of its predecessor the CX3, which makes it…