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Compact System Camera Reviews

Updated: Oct 9, 2015 09:47
alaScore 79

Nikon v2

The model that we handled is unfinished - Nikon reps were keen to stress that it might not perform quite as well as the final shipping cameras, but we\'re happy to report that with the fast 18.5mm prime attached, autofocus seems extremely fast and...

5 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

alaScore 79

Leica M-E Typ 220

Even though it's Leica's least expensive digital rangefinder, the M-E (Typ 220) ($5,450 list) isn't a budget camera by any means. It packs the same 18-megapixel full-frame CCD image sensor that was used in the M9-P, and aside from cosmetics and a few...

2 expert reviews

alaScore 78

Leica M9-P

Foreword: this is a story of passion, obsession even: one man's journey to acquire one of the world's most respected and coveted luxury items, a Leica M9-P. Owning a high-end Leica camera is the dream of many photographers but the financial reality...

11 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

alaScore 78

Sony Alpha a3000

Sony's ILCE-3000 is something of a 'curate's egg'; excellent in parts. It's difficult to argue with the pricing and many purchasers will find this the main reason to acquire this camera. Snapshooters should generally be satisfied as the auto settings...

4 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

alaScore 77

Ricoh GXR P10

The GXR P10 28-300mm VC comes with GXR's excellent user interface and operation but the lens/sensor combination in the camera module only produces average compact camera image quality.

5 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

alaScore 76

Leica M8

* Many of these 'pros and cons' are listed for those unfamiliar with rangefinders, many M8 buyers will already be aware of these and won't see them as significant disadvantages When I first got my hands on the M8 I have to admit it was my first...

42 expert reviews | 93 user reviews

alaScore 76

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5

The A16 24-85mm camera unit is arguably the first camera unit that Ricoh should have released for their fledgeling GXR system, given that it closely replicates the focal range and maximum apertures of many DSLR and compact system camera kit lenses. It...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

alaScore 75

Ricoh GXR Mount A12

We review the new Ricoh GXR Leica M Mount A12, featuring a 12.3 megapixel APS-C sensor and Leica M mount.

10 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

alaScore 74

Leica M8.2

While it's true the M8.2 has much more 'sorted' feel about it than the earlier M8, paying nearly £4000 for a camera and at least another £850 for a lens (though there are some truly excellent third-party M-mount lenses available from Voigtlander and...

18 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

alaScore 73

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

The new A12 28mm camera unit should widen the appeal of the GXR system, offering a great combination of an APS-C sensor and a fast 28mm lens, but the sky-high price-tag may prove too much for most potential buyers. This is the first GXR module to both...

5 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

alaScore 72

Epson R-D1

Even as a rangefinder, the camera would need to include much more to justify its price. You might add a star if you are a die-hard rangefinder shooter.

16 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

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Polaroid iM1836

Today at CES 2013, Polaroid introduced the world's first Android-powered compact interchangeable lens "smart camera." It features an 18 megapixel CMOS image sensor capable of recording Full HD 1080p video, Auto blink detection, Auto face exposure, a...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews


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