Fogey Friday – 6th July

Jul 04, 2012 No Comments by

In which smartphone cameras out-muscle dedicated snappers, the Internet gets busy, BT Vision coughs up for Premier League footie, YouTubers rake it in and B&O pretends to launch entry-level audio-visual toys.

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FOGEY 5 DIGITAL SLRs

Jun 06, 2012 No Comments by

With so many digital cameras on the market – from hybrids to compacts to DSLRs to superzooms – even the most equable snapper could get brain-ache deciding which to buy. Anyone who wants to be seen as though they know what they’re doing, though, will buy a DSLR. And this lot (apparently) are the best.

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Micro Four Thirds Compact Camera Systems

May 20, 2011 No Comments by

Former editor of Professional Photographer magazine, Ian Farrell, on whether the new breed of ‘micro four-thirds’ ‘bridge’ cameras are sounding the death knell for the DSLR

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FOGEY 5 Digital Compact Cameras

Apr 06, 2011 No Comments by

The quality and performance of some of the latest compact digital cameras would boggle even the tiniest mind. The five featured here are nothing short of palm-sized miracles. Now we can all be David Bailey. Or just ‘Bailey’ as he insists on being called these days.

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Digital Compact Cameras overview

Feb 21, 2011 No Comments by

What constitutes a ‘compact’ digital camera has been changing over the past few years.  After digital usurped film two significant categories emerged: basic point-and-shoot snappers and digital SLRs; pretty much a mirror image of what had been the case with film cameras. Then superzooms came along; cameras with powerful, non-interchangeable zoom lenses that were larger [...]

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Printers buying guide

Feb 01, 2011 1 Comment by

What to buy There’s more to printers these days than you might imagine.  This Fogey still uses an HP Laserjet 6P from the mid-Nineties for printing black and white documents.  It’s quick and effective and the single toner cartridge seems to last for ever.  But he also has an HP Photosmart all-in-one for photos and [...]

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Digital Compact Cameras buying guide

Jan 28, 2011 No Comments by

What will you use your camera for? Some compacts are more compact than others.  The Sony Cybershot DSC-T99 and Samsung ST100 are very slim, making them easy to carry in a pocket and less obvious to thieving bastards. Does your camera need to be rugged and/or waterproof?  The Canon Powershot D10 and Casio EX-G1 are [...]

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FOGEY 5 All-in-One Printers

Jan 27, 2011 No Comments by

The Fogey 5 are the best five products in their class by virtue of expert and consumer review from at least 10 respected and authoritative websites. Ten Top 10s, nearly 100 multi-function printers and precious little consensus.  Ten printers featured on more than one Top 10 list.  The HP Officejet Pro 8500a Plus was on [...]

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FOGEY 5 Superzoom Digital Cameras

Jan 26, 2011 No Comments by

The Fogey 5 are the best five products in their class by virtue of expert and consumer review from at least 10 respected and authoritative websites. Nikon Coolpix P90 Websites for camera nerds are a bit sniffy about the somewhat pricey P90 but users love it.  For packing light while travelling but still being able [...]

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Superzoom Digital Cameras overview

Jan 13, 2011 No Comments by

What’s going on with superzooms.

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