Best camera 2013: the top DSLRs and CSCs of the past year

    | News | 30/12/2013 00:01am
    Best camera 2013: the top DSLRs and CSCs of the past year

    What a vintage year for good cameras! There has never been a bigger choice of quality models available at such great prices, so finding the best camera of 2013 is a real challenge. Nevertheless, in this seasonal guide we reveal our favourite DSLRs and system cameras, hand-picked by our expert testing team. All of the cameras featured in this Best Camera 2013 guide will deliver great results, and that is guaranteed.

    Panasonic G6 review

    | Reviews, SLRs | 05/06/2013 11:00am
    Panasonic G6 review

    Panasonic G6 review: although the Lumix G6 uses the same 16.05MP sensor as the G5, the Panasonic G6 brings a more powerful Venus Engine and an improved touchscreen and electronic viewfinder. But is it any good? Find out in our video review.

    Panasonic TZ40 review

    | Compact Cameras, Reviews | 12/04/2013 11:00am
    Panasonic TZ40 review

    Panasonic TZ40 review: the new addition to Panasonic’s popular ultra-wide TZ range of travel compacts brings a lot of sophisticated features. But can it deliver on image quality? Amy Davies puts it to the test in her Panasonic TZ40 review video.

    Panasonic GH3 revealed, boasting Wi-Fi, extended video capability

    | News | 17/09/2012 12:35pm
    Panasonic GH3 announced

    The Panasonic GH3 has officially been revealed, boasting Wi-Fi, weatherproofing and extended video capability.

    Panasonic GF5 launched for beginner market

    | News | 05/04/2012 13:30pm
    Panasonic GF5 announced

    Panasonic has unveiled the latest compact system camera to sit in its beginner range, in the shape of the GF5.

    The update to the GF3 features what Panasonic claims to be the world’s fastest autofocus (0.09 seconds), and a completely new 12 million pixel sensor. A fast Venus engine combines with the new sensor to produce image quality which Panasonic says is comparable to the G3.

    DO or Di? Your lens markings explained

    | Photography Tips | 02/04/2012 13:58pm
    DO or Di? All your lens markings explained

    Does your lens has more letters after its name than a retired rocket scientist. What do all these lens markings mean? You can refer to a lens simply by the name of the manufacturer, the focal length, and its maximum aperture – a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6, say, or Canon 50mm f/1.4. But as lenses have often evolved from decades of development, they usually have a line of additional letters after their names, stamped on the barrel or printed on the boxes.

    Some lens markings are about manufacturer branding – defining a more recent range, or a lens that’s built to higher standards than another. Others are to do with the optics themselves, and to highlight specific technologies used in the lens construction. In the jargon-busting guide below, we’ll translate these lens markings for you.

    Panasonic Lumix G: tips for using your digital camera

    | Photography Tips | 26/03/2012 17:05pm
    Panasonic Lumix G: tips for using your digital camera

    So you think you know how to use your digital camera? Like many of us, you may have a DSLR or compact system camera but tend to use only a handful of your its features.

    In our ongoing review of some of the more popular current and ‘out of date’ digital cameras, we want to help you better harness the creative potential of your Panasonic Lumix G camera.

    Call them camera tips, or call it a user’s guide to your favourite digital camera. The 5 tips below come from experts at Panasonic who have developed and use Panasonic Lumix G cameras and know this range inside and out, but the rest we’d like to come from you.

    Panasonic G2 Video Review

    | Reviews, Videos | 26/08/2010 16:57pm

    Hands on with the micro four thirds G2 camera from Panasonic With the G1, Panasonic introduced a whole new genre of cameras. The G2, introduced back in March is basically a straight update of that camera. Updates to the body design include touch screen technology, an improved button layout and better lens mount. Internally, ISO [...]

    DSLR vs Micro Four Thirds: head to head review

    | Reviews | 15/04/2010 09:29am

    Back in the heyday of film photography, film naturally needed to be kept in the dark – apart from when you were actually taking

    Panasonic Lumix FT1 Review

    | Reviews | 22/07/2009 12:45pm

    At first sight, Panasonic’s FT1 looks the nearest rival to Olympus’ mighty Mju 8000. It’s a similar size, weight and shape and is also waterproof, shockproof and operable down to -10 degrees.