12 best Christmas gifts for techies

12 best Christmas gifts for techies

With only one shopping weekend left till Christmas, this is your last chance to snap up the perfect gift for the techie in your life. We've rounded up the 12 best gifts across a variety of budgets, so no matter who you're buying for - friend, significant other, parent, office secret santa you've never seen or heard of before - we've got you covered.

First looks: Sony's new A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera

First looks: Sony's new A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera

Sony had a hands-on media event yesterday to officially launch the A7 II (ILCE-7M2), so here's our detailed first impressions of the new full-frame mirrorless camera.

Travel photography: In search of old Japan

Travel photography: In search of old Japan

How do you take good travel photographs that express how you feel about a place? I spent 10 days in Japan with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, trying to find the answer. Here's what I saw in search of old Japan, and how I shot it.

An inside look at Nikon's DSLR production line

An inside look at Nikon's DSLR production line

It's always interesting when you get to have a look at the insides of your creative gear to see exactly what makes it tick, so we were most excited to travel up to Nikon's Ayutthaya factory and come back with this report.

First looks at the Samsung NX1 professional camera

First looks at the Samsung NX1 professional camera

Samsung's new NX1 camera is their first foray into cameras targeted squarely at professionals and serious enthusiasts, and we were on hand to get a quick first-hand experience of it.

First looks: Sigma dp2 Quattro camera

First looks: Sigma dp2 Quattro camera

The Sigma dp2 Quattro is an unconventional camera that packs an APS-C sized, multi-layer Foveon sensor in a camera body that’s just about the size of a mirrorless camera but handles like a point and shoot class product. Find out what we thought about the camera from our quick hands-on.

Nikon D750: Nikon serves up a winner

Nikon D750: Nikon serves up a winner

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Nikon's finally released a successor to the popular D700 camera, the new D750, and it again offers an excellent combination of features that will appeal to both professionals and enthusiasts in an easy to handle form. A recipe for success?

Panasonic Lumix LX100 - Big sensor, big potential

Panasonic Lumix LX100 - Big sensor, big potential

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With Canon's PowerShot G7 X jumping on the 1-inch sensor bandwagon, and Sony dominating the digital compact scene with its Cyber-shot RX100 series, Panasonic throws a curve-ball with the Lumix LX100. Inside it is a Micro Four Thirds sensor. Can it overthrow the competition?

A day of shooting with the HTC RE camera

A day of shooting with the HTC RE camera

HTC's RE camera is a big departure from the company's usual offerings. The tiny handheld 'lifestyle' camera is armed with a 16MP f/2.2 lens and a single shutter button for photos and videos. That's it, no viewfinder, no flash module, no options menu. It's the epitome of point and shoot. We took it out for a day in New York.

Canon PowerShot G7 X: Can it dethrone the Sony RX100 III?

Canon PowerShot G7 X: Can it dethrone the Sony RX100 III?

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The top of the compact camera segment has been dominated by Sony's CyberShot RX100 series for the last two years, but with Canon's new PowerShot G7 X that also boasts a compact frame with a 1-inch sensor and all that you expect out of Canon's prosumer series, including ease of use, it seems Sony has just met its toughest challenger yet.

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