CSC production increases

Compact system cameras

The total number of interchangeable lens cameras being produced has jumped by around 34 percent, all in the midst of a marked was has shrunk by 15 percent overall…

Nikon V2 review

Nikon V2 review

Nikon V2 review: has enough changed in the V2 to warrant an upgrade over the Nikon 1 V1? Our testing team put Nikon’s new CSC to the test.

Nikon J3: price, release date, specs confirmed

Nikon J3: price, release date, specs confirmed

Nikon confirms official Nikon J3 price, release date and specs at CES 2013 and launches its smallest Nikon 1 camera to date.

All the gear and no idea: Sony back up their ad campaign

All the gear and no idea: the story behind the new Sony CSC ad campaign

UPDATED POST. In an effort to boost sales of Sony’s compact system cameras, Sony Australia has come up with an online – and slightly off-the-wall – marketing campaign. It has produced a series of videos poking gentle (but acutely-observed) fun at stereotypical DSLR users, with the tag line ‘All the gear and no idea’.

Canon EOS M review

Canon unveils its first compact system camera: the Canon EOS M

Even before the Canon EOS M was announced in July it was the subject of intense speculation and interest. And as samples have become available we’ve been just as keen as all of you to test this new Canon compact system camera to see how it compares to others in its class. Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, puts the M through its paces in her Canon EOS M review. Watch the video to hear her verdict!

The best tripod for your compact system camera?

Is the Davids and Sanford Traverse tripod the best tripod for your compact system camera?

With today’s digital cameras now better than ever at producing clean images at high ISO settings, few photographers want to be burdened with a substandard tripod. The Traverse attempts to secure a place in your kit bag with its compact folded size allied to high-quality components and efficient design.

Canon unveils its first CSC: the Canon EOS M

Canon unveils its first compact system camera: the Canon EOS M

After what feels like years of hype, Canon has finally joined the compact system market with its Canon EOS M camera.

Coming just a few weeks before Photokina in September, the EOS M features exactly the same sensor as the recently launched EOS 650D, one of the company’s entry level DSLRs.

Free digital camera in-depth buyer’s guide

Free digital camera buyer's guide

Are you in the market for a new camera? If you’re trying to decide what camera to buy – and, frankly, quite a few fantastic models have been released in the past year – look no further than our in-depth digital camera buyer’s guide.

The latest infographic in our popular photography cheat sheet series, our digital camera buyer’s guide not only lists the current models and all their specs, but includes the verdicts from our own lab tests of these cameras, as well as manufacturer contract information and more.

CSC vs DSLR: their differences defined

Panasonic Lumix G: tips for using your digital camera

The rise of compact system cameras and the image quality they are now capable of producing has led many of us to weigh up the pros and cons of a CSC vs DSLR when making our next camera purchase.

But what exactly is the difference between a CSC vs DSLR apart from the size? In the latest of our photography cheat sheet series we’ve looked beyond body size at what you need to know when making a CSC vs DSLR comparison.

Fuji X-Pro 1 Review


Inside Fuji’s first compact system camera (CSC), the Fuji X-Pro1, is a 16.3 million pixel X-Trans CMOS that produces images of up to 15.89MP. This means that when images are printed at 300ppi, they are just a small fraction short of full A3 size – ideal for most enthusiast photographers.

Although this sensor is APS-C sized, Fuji claims that its cunning design enables the X-Pro1 to produce images that are superior to those from a full frame DSLR like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II or Nikon D700.