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This year saw a number of new cameras released in the high-end compact category, and as well as updated versions of earlier cameras, we also saw brand new products, and - increasingly - a shift to larger sensors as a major differentiator. 2014 was the year that Canon moved to the 1-inch sensor format, and Panasonic even managed to fit a Micro Four Thirds sensor into its LX100. Click through for a reminder of the high-end compacts released in 2014, and a chance to cast your vote for the best.
There's a long tradition of high-quality compact cameras and today there are some incredibly capable compact cameras on the market. Top-notch lenses, great sensors and plenty of control are the hallmarks of every one of our top five recommended compact cameras for enthusiasts.
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The death of the point-and-shoot compact has been disastrous for all the major camera manufacturers, but it's not all bad news. Manufacturers are clambering over themselves to offer the most attractive features to the last group of people willing to pay for a good camera, spurring the kind of innovation we've not seen in a long time. Find out why we think photographers are reaping the greatest benefits from the decline of the point-and-shoot. Read more
Apple has issued an update for OS X Mavericks, adding Raw support for ten recent camera models. Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 5.06 provides system-level support for Raw files from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III, Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Nikon 1 V3. See the full list of cameras. Read more
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The PowerShot G9 X Mark II is Canon's latest entry-level 1" sensor compact. With a time-tested sensor, 28-84mm equiv. lens and an intuitive touchscreen interface, the G9 X II appears to be a smart choice for those upgrading from cheap compacts or smartphones. Read our review to see how it performed.
Sony's a7R Mark III shoots 42.4MP files at 10fps and incorporates a robust video feature set, large battery, refined ergonomics and more. It certainly looks impressive, but what is it like to use, and how does it stack up against the rest of the market? Find out in our full review.