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Compact reviews

Compact camera reviews by Amateur Photographer, featuring compact camera tests and specifications

  • What are the best bridge cameras?

    What are the best bridge cameras?

    September 14, 2021

    Changing lenses can be a faff and extra lenses pricey – so 'all in one' bridge cameras, or superzooms, still have a lot of fans. If you are in the market for one, here are our best buys, with prices starting from under £500

  • Best-buy cameras revealed

    Best-buy cameras revealed

    June 16, 2021

    The best compact, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, from our testing archives - great buys whether you are buying new or used

  • Best compact cameras

    Best compact cameras

    March 11, 2021

    Whether you fancy downsizing or are looking for a back up that still takes better photos than your phone, Angela Nicholson finds the cream of the compact cameras

  • First Look: Pentax Ricoh GR

    First Look: Pentax Ricoh GR

    April 17, 2013

    With a 16.2-million-pixel APS-C sensor, the Pentax Ricoh GR is the smallest, lightest premium compact camera yet, and with a price of £599 it could offer some very strong competition. Here are our initial thoughts on the new camera.