Three of the Best

Cameras

Don't rely on your smartphone when taking photographs  - get snappy with these three properly brilliant cameras.

 

leica

 

LEICA V - LUX 4
A shot in the dark here, but we’re guessing you’ve taken the odd shot in the dark. And that would-be punchy snap has ended up a gloomy smudge. This is where Leica’s new superzoom camera comes into its own — it’s lightning-quick lens (f2.8) delivers sharp photos even in poor lighting, making it perfect for stakeouts. Or properly Instagramming that steak next time you go out.

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£650, leica-camera.com

 

samsung

SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA
Most camera phones are phones with a token nod to photography - good for Hipstamatic shots of cats and not much else. The Galaxy camera turns this idea on it's head. Front on, you have a 16-megapixel camera with 21x optical zoom. The flip side is a massive touchscreen interface, betraying what this is: the first 3G camera, running the latest Android software. If nothing else, it's a conversation starter.

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£400, samsung.com

 

fuji

FUJIFILM X - E1
Say cheese to the little brother of Fujifilm’s X-Pro 1. They’ve cut back on price, kept the retro looks and enhanced performance – this has a seriously fast focus. Both siblings share a 16-megapixel sensor, but the E1 boasts an OLED viewfinder with a huge 2.36-million dot resolution and a pop-up flash – all in a package about 1/3 smaller and cheaper than the Pro 1. You just need to decide if you want silver or black.

£650 for body fujifilm.eu/uk