Compact & Fixed Lens

Reviews, tips, and tricks related to compact digital cameras designed for go-anywhere portability.


Ricoh GR III Reset Menu Item Screenshot

How to Reset the Ricoh GR III

If you’ve been changing settings on your Ricoh GR III and want to restore the default settings, or maybe you’re lending the camera to someone, here’s how to reset the settings.

Ricoh GR III Default Menu Settings Screenshot

Ricoh GR III Default Settings

If you’ve changed the settings on your Ricoh GR III and can’t remember what you’ve changed, this master list of default settings on the Ricoh GR III can help with changing individual settings back to their defaults.

Fujifilm X100V Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Fujifilm X100V Accessories

The Fujifilm X100V excels at minimalist photography, so you might not want to pack it with accessories. That said, there are some that are essential (a memory card), and some that make shooting more convenient and protect your camera.

Ricoh GR II Compact Digital Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Make the Ricoh GR III as Quiet as Possible

The Ricoh GR III excels at being discreet. With its plain looks and small stature, it doesn’t attract attention to itself. You can also make it very quiet, but somewhat surprisingly, not completely silent.

Ricoh GR III Compact Digital Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Ricoh GR III Accessories

Here are some of the key accessories and replacement part numbers for the Ricoh GR III compact camera.

Nikon COOLPIX P950 Camera

Nikon COOLPIX P950 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to know which type of memory card to get, and if you get one that’s not good enough for the camera, you can end up with errors or not be able to use all of the camera’s features. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for the Nikon COOLPIX P950.

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Sony RX100 VII Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the Sony RX100 VII, the latest in Sony’s high-end compact camera line. Here are some high-resolution photos I’ve taken with it to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Sony RX100 VII Compact Camera

Sony RX100 VII ISO Range Tests & Examples

The high-end compact Sony RX100 VII camera has a relatively narrow ISO range from 64 through 12800. Here are some example shots showing what that means in real-world shooting.

Ricoh GR III Compact Digital Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

Ricoh GR III ISO Range Examples

The Ricoh GR III has an ISO range from 100 to 102400, which is a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the GR II. Here are some high-resolution practical examples of how that translates in real-world shooting, with side-by-side examples at different ISOs so you can get a sense of image quality at different ISOs.

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Ricoh GR III Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the new Ricoh GR III high-end compact camera. It’s no surprise that it has such a cult following. Here’s a collection of high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with it.

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Ricoh GR III Low Light Performance Tests – High ISO Sample Images

Wondering how the Ricoh GR III performs in low light? After all, it’s a camera that’s wonderfully suited to the unpredictable lighting of street and travel photography.

It has a very high maximum ISO of 102400. But how useful are those high ISOs really?

Here’s a selection of photos taken at high ISOs with the Ricoh GR III to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

Sony DSC-HX99 Compact Camera

Sony HX99 Test & Review

The Sony HX99 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom. It makes for a very good and versatile everyday travel camera that easily fits in your pocket. Here’s my hands-on review.

Sony HX99 Sample Images

Discover the impressive zoom capabilities and unexpected features of the Sony HX99 compact camera. Explore practical examples of its performance in real-world shooting conditions through a collection of sample photos.

Sony DSC-HX99 Compact Camera

Sony HX99 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not easy to know which is the right type of SD card for your camera. Here are my practical recommendations on good choices for the Sony HX99 compact camera.

Sony DSC-RX0 Miniature Camera Battery Compartment

Which Battery to Get for the Sony RX0

Battery life isn’t one of the Sony RX0’s strengths. Whether you’re looking for a spare battery or to replace a battery that isn’t holding a charge as well as it should, here’s a rundown of the options.

And what Sony doesn’t tell you is that there’s a good alternative that might be easier to find and potentially cheaper.

Sony DSC-RX0 Miniature Camera

Sony RX0 Sample Images

The Sony RX0 is tiny and looks like an action camera that’s built for shooting video. But it’s also a surprisingly capable stills camera as well.

Here are some example photos I’ve taken with it to give a sense of its real-world performance in various shooting conditions.

Sony DSC-RX0 Miniature Camera

Sony RX0 Camera Hands-on Test & Review

The Sony RX0 is tiny, rugged, and waterproof. But while it might look like Sony’s answer to GoPro, it packs a surprising amount of high-end features and power.

Sony RX0 High ISO Shooting

Sony RX0 Low Light Performance at High ISOs

The Sony RX0 is a tiny but surprisingly powerful camera. It’s an unconventional choice as a travel camera, and it’s not without its issues.

But it also has a lot going for it, including decent low-light performance. Here’s what I’ve found when shooting photos with it in the ISO 3200 to ISO 12800 range.

Olympus TG-5

Olympus TG-5 Waterproof Camera Sample Images

Here’s a collection of sample photos I’ve taken with the new Olympus TG-5 camera to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions with a range of settings and subjects.

Leica X-U Waterproof Camera

Leica X-U Sample Images

Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve taken with a Leica X-U under different conditions and at different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Sony RXR1 II (DSC-RX1RM2) Sample Images

Sony RX1R II Sample Images

Here’s a selection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony RXR1 II high-end compact camera under different shooting conditions.

Ricoh GR II Sample Images

Ricoh GR II Sample Images

Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the Ricoh GR II compact camera under different lighting conditions and scenes.

Fujifilm X70 Sample Images

Fujifilm X70 Sample Images

Here’s a selection of high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with the Fujifilm X70 compact digital camera, including macro and low-light.

Fujifilm X100T Sample Images

Fujifilm X100T Sample Images

This is a selection of high-resolution sample images I’ve captured with the Fujifilm X100T compact mirrorless camera.

Sony RX1RII Camera

Sony RX1R II Hands-on Test & Review

Sony’s new RX1R II marks the very high end of pocketable cameras. It has a 42-megapixel full-frame sensor, a fixed f/2 Zeiss lens, and boatloads of features. It also has a price to match.

Polaroid Cube+ (Polaroid Cube Plus)

Polaroid Cube+ Action Camera Review

I tested Polaroid’s second-generation action cam, the Polaroid Cube+, to see how well it performs and if it can be a good alternative to the GoPro HERO4 Session.

USB Chargers for DSLR Camera Batteries

USB Chargers for Camera Batteries

Many cameras come with an AC battery charger. But charging from a USB power source can be far more convenient when you’re traveling. The good news is that there are USB chargers out there for the batteries used in common camera models, even if you have to hunt a little to find them.