Category Archives: Video

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Review: A Slightly Tweaked Formula

An incremental upgrade to last year’s PowerShot SX520 HS, the PowerShot SX530 HS includes a longer 50x zoom lens and Wi-Fi.

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Panasonic TX-42AS500

Panasonic TX-42AS500

The most affordable Freetime TV packs in all UK catch-up TV apps

This TV is a step up in Panasonic’s range from the one above, and it’s all about usability. Pictures from all sources are clean, with HD channels and Blu-ray in particular reasonably fluid and with just enough contrast and colour to compete. It’s Freetime that really excites however, the Freesat-centric catch-up TV service that’s not available on the model below. Bringing not only excellent usability, but all key catch-up TV apps for the UK, it complements the excellent My Home Screen user interface, and adds a Netflix app. The TX-42AS600 also plays nicely with digital video, music and photo files.

 

Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II Review: A Mirrorless Camera Par Excellence

The Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II’s upgraded 5-axis optical image stabilisation system is its major USP.

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Samsung UE40H6400

Samsung UE40H6400

Some strong features are slightly undermined by annoying flaws

The UE40H6400 has all the right credentials to become a best-seller for Samsung. Set up right, its crispy Full HD pictures, rich colours, and punchy contrast look great with most types of content. The brand’s Smart Hub proposition remains strong, although some of the latest tweaks are less than compelling.

Casual gaming and social media feel crowbar’d in from the mobile playbook. With Sony stealing the performance high-ground with its W8 series (below), and Panasonic offering arguably the slickest Smart environment with Freetime, this set is up against serious competition. Overall though, it comes recommended with only minor caveats.

 

Nikon 1 V3 Review: The Fast and Furious MILC

Featuring a beefed up 18.4-megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensor, the Nikon 1 V3 loses the built-in EVF from its predecessor to make the body more compact.

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