Week in camera news

Ricoh CX6
The new Ricoh CX6 was unveiled this week

It's been a relatively quiet week in terms of new camera releases, but never fear we've been busy working on reviews, features and industry news to keep you up to date with the latest goings on.

Read on for our round-up of everything that's been happening this week, each with links to the full story.

Olympus news

It feels like the week in camera news wouldn't be complete with the latest update from Olympus if the past few weeks are anything to go by. In this week's twist, ex-CEO Michael Woodford has been petitioned to return by an ex-Olympus employee.

Fujifilm news

Excitement is now starting to build for the upcoming Fuji compact system camera the company announced it was working on a few weeks ago. Leaked (albeit blurry) images reveal that the camera bares a passing resemblance to a Leica M9, with some suggestions that the camera will use an 'organic' sensor.

Ricoh news

The only release this week is the Ricoh CX6, a 10 million pixel compact equipped with an impressive 10.7x optical zoom and quick AF system.

Also packing a range of manual modes, such as aperture priority and shutter speed priority, the CX6 will be available from early December.

New camera reviews

Starting to think about making your Christmas lists? We'll have lots of gift suggestions coming up over the next few days and weeks, but in the meantime, check out our guide to the best Canon IXUS cameras, our guide to the best Canon Powershot models, discover the best tripods under £200 and see our ultimate guide to the best compact cameras on the market, with 27 reviewed and rated.

Fresh from our in-depth test is the new a77, the new SLT camera from the manufacturer which features an electronic viewfinder that's really rather good. Take a look at our Sony Alpha a77 review now to see if you can be tempted away from your DSLR.

This week we also got our hands on the all-new Panasonic compact system camera. While our full test is underway, check out our hands on Panasonic GX1 review which contains an introductory video and the testing data from our labs.

And finally...

To celebrate Manfrotto's Photo Lab, which is running this weekend, we have a tripod and bag to give away. All you need to do is 'Like' our Facebook page and once we hit 2,000 members we'll pick a winner... don't say we never give you anything.

That's all for this week, join us again next week for all the latest news, and don't forget you can contact us via our Twitter and Facebook pages too.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.