Compact cameras

Independent and trusted reviews, tests and buying guides. Compare price and performance of compact cameras.

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Basic digital camera reviews

We compare more than 100 basic digital cameras, including models from Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic.

29 Sep 2014 | In our latest digital camera test we review 156 compact digital cameras, priced from $87 to $749.


Rugged cameras

Australia’s outdoor life can be pretty hard on cameras - but these models claim they can handle water, dust, or sudden shocks.

14 Oct 2013 | Choice tests manufacturers' claims for rugged cameras. Some survive, some don't.


Basic cameras test

In 2012 we compared 157 compact digital cameras to help you find the best one to suit your lifestyle.

26 Mar 2013 | In 2012 CHOICE tested 157 compact digital cameras, priced from $89 to $1099.


Lytro camera first look

A camera that allows you to choose a focus point after taking an image.

12 Jun 2012 | We take a first look at the Lytro's ground-breaking technology, and find out whether it's a must-have camera.

Polaroid TWO and PoGo printer

Polaroid TWO and PoGo printer quick review

A printer camera combination that leaves us asking "Why?".

10 Nov 2010 | Printed images in an instant were the pride of Polaroid, but in this digital age, there are better ways of achieving the same result.

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Snap better shots

Tips to improve your digital photos.

25 Jun 2008 | Maybe you’re not getting the great results the salesperson promised from your new camera. There’s really no secret to taking good photos and the techniques are pretty simple.


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