Ricoh GR

Testing out the sublimely capable, surprisingly minimal compact camera

Few cameras command the sort of cult attention that follows the Ricoh GR. With four digital versions to date, the fifth—announced today and simply named the GR—looks only to enshrine this status. The advanced compact category is full of point-and-shoots that come in around the $900 mark, with nearly every major manufacturer hoping to find a holy grail model that will marry portability and performance. …

New Small Cameras

Five new pocket cameras

Presented last week at Photokina, the following five cameras represent changing ideas about what the pocket cam should be. Sandwiched between cell phones and high end DSLRs, the once ubiquitous point-and-shoot is evolving to incorporate features that represent both professional capability and mobile usability. Fujifilm XF1 With a highly refined design and vintage styling, the Fujifilm XF1 carries the same optimized quality from the X …

Nikon COOLPIX

Three new point-and-shoot models from the compact line of digital cameras

The latest addition to the ever advancing world of photography sees three new cameras announced from Nikon today. Joining the COOLPIX line is the more advanced P7700, the tiny, credit card-sized S01 and the Android-powered S800c. Set to release in September 2012, the three point-and-shoot cameras each approach the consumer market from unique perspectives, while collectively staying true to the brand’s easy-to-use, handheld roots. The …