Smartphone cameras fine for snaps

Terry Lane While testing the Canon Ixus 155, we had to ask whether there is room in the market for both the compact and the smartphone.


The best DSLR cameras

Having the right gear doesn't make you a photographer, but it certainly helps.

Terry Lane A big camera with a whopper lens certainly impresses the spectators, but it can be overkill.


Best cameras for macro photography

An agreeable Nodding Greenhood, Pterostylis nutans, now gathering in colonies of consenting orchids in moist woodlands  all around Melbourne.

Imaging What is the best camera and lens combination for photographing native orchids in the wild?


Compact digital cameras with viewfinder: zoom with a view

Panasonic LX7.

Imaging There are times on sunny days when the LCD is useless, and customers should be warned.


Cameras don't need to be big to be good


Imaging Small cameras are beautiful, writes Terry Lane.


The year in cameras: surprises and shining lights

Panasonic Lumix GM1

Imaging Improvements to digital cameras have been small and incremental - but that's not a bad thing.


Sharing the adrenaline with action cameras


The use of action cams to film extreme sports raises the stakes and boosts the social media fan base, writes Bennett Ring.


Photo printer turns smartphones into instant cameras

Paddy Wood This portable battery-powered printer takes your digital pictures and turns them into tangible instant photos.


Phone control steps up in cameras

Illustration: Mick Connolly.

Imaging The Canon EOS 70D is the latest camera to come into the Imaging Shed sporting Wi-Fi.


Two cameras in one


Imaging Do you need two cameras, or can the hybrid Panasonic Lumix GH3 manage to do it all?


Smartphone cameras go head to head


Jenneth Orantia puts the cameras of the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One to the test. All photos are in the order of Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One (left to right or top...


Three-way shootout: smartphone cameras

Jenneth Orantia puts the cameras of the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One to test.

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Are smart cameras worth the premium?


Jenneth Orantia The digital camera is starting to make up ground on the smartphone.


Micro four-thirds cameras: the four-third degree

Great shot: We reach for the Olympus.

Imaging What is micro four-thirds? Or mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras?


Three-way shootout: compact cameras


Jenneth Orantia compares three compact digital cameras.

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Canon cameras may cause allergic reactions

EOS 650D

Ben Grubb Canon has re-issued a warning to Australian consumers which originally stated that one of its cameras was not affected by a fault - when it was - which could result in allergic reactions and red eyes...

Android cameras put future in the picture

Nikon Coolpix S800c

David Pogue Ever since mobile phone cameras got good enough for everyday snapshots, camera sales have been dropping.

Put to the test: smartphones v point-and-shoot cameras

Compact cameras are under threat from mobile phones.

Imaging As technology develops, compact cameras are under threat of being taken out of the picture, writes Terry Lane.

Three contenders ... compact digital cameras

Olympus VR-310

Adam Turner Compact digital cameras are stuck between a rock and a hard place, writes Adam Turner.

Kodak to stop making cameras, digital frames

Kodak, maker of cameras like this Easyshare digital camera, is going to stop making them.

Kodak says that it will stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames, marking the end of an era for the company that brought photography to the masses more than a...