Ideal Focus

March 11, 2013
by Derek

Focus On Imaging 2013 Review

Focus On Imaging bills itself as the UK’s biggest photo industry event. I went along on its opening day to see what all the fuss was about. Let’s start with a brief look at some recently announced cameras. Disappointingly, only … Continue reading

October 15, 2012
by Derek

Buyers’ Guides: Compact System Cameras 2012

After finishing our buyers’ guides to compact cameras last week, we now move on to interchangeable lens cameras. In today’s article we look at the new breed of Compact System Cameras (CSCs). CSCs are, as the name suggests, a smaller and … Continue reading

October 10, 2012
by Derek

Buyers’ Guides: Tough Cameras 2012

Call them tough, rugged, waterproof; these cameras are built to take all that you can throw at them, literally. But do you really need one? Well if you want to take photos in a wet environment, they’re definitely worth consideration. … Continue reading

October 8, 2012
by Derek

Buyers’ Guides: Superzooms 2012

So far in our Buyers’ Guides series, we have looked at basic Point & Shoot Cameras, and Advanced Compacts. This week is the turn of the Superzooms. Superzooms are what they sound like, cameras with long zooms. In this article, … Continue reading

October 3, 2012
by Derek

Buyers’ Guides: Advanced Compacts 2012

The previous guide, looked at basic Point & Shoot (P&S) cameras. P&Ss are automatic only cameras, designed for those not interested in the technical side of photography. This week, I look at Advanced Compacts. These have manual controls, and are … Continue reading

October 2, 2012
by Derek

Buyers’ Guides: Point & Shoots 2012

In my Camera Types Introduction, I define Point & Shoot (P&S) cameras as being those cameras that don’t have direct controls for the camera’s settings. Basically P&S cameras have a series of automatic modes, from fully automatic to scene modes. … Continue reading

September 25, 2012
by Derek

Mirrorless Catch-Up Part 2

We got quite a lot of the Compact System Camera announcements out of the way before Photokina actually kicked off. (See info about those here.) This article looks at those products for Compact System Cameras (CSCs) that were announced from … Continue reading

July 23, 2012
by Derek

Panasonic Blinks First

Every Photokina year (those with an even number) camera companies vie to try to release the next big thing. This year Panasonic were the first to enter the fray, when they announced their main products for the show last week. … Continue reading