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  1. Leica X Vario review

    Hands on: Leica X Vario review

     

    Our first thoughts after using Leica's new zoom lensed APS-C format compact camera, aka the Mini M.

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    Ricoh GR review

    Ricoh GR review

    10 Editor's Choice award  

    This 16.2MP compact camera could put Ricoh back on the enthusiast photographers' radar. But will you like it?

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    Pentax Optio LS465 review

    Pentax Optio LS465 review

    4  

    A 16MP budget ultra-compact that proves high resolution doesn't necessarily give better image quality. Or does it?

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    Canon IXUS 255 HS review

    Hands on: Canon IXUS 255 HS review

     

    Canon continues to turn out quality cameras within the IXUS range, with the 255 HS being a well performing addition to the lineup.

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    Canon PowerShot SX280 HS review

    Canon PowerShot SX280 HS review

    8  

    How does Canon's SX280 compete in what is becoming an increasingly crowded travel compact camera market?

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    Canon N review

    Canon N review

    7  

    Perhaps this will be the camera we use for Facebook and Twitter shots from now on.

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    Nikon Coolpix S5200 review

    Nikon Coolpix S5200 review

    7  

    Nikon releases an update to the S4300, losing the touchscreen and introducing Wi-Fi capabilities. But is the Wi-Fi actually useful?

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    Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

    Nikon Coolpix S9500 review

    8  

    Nikon's update to the top of the Coolpix Style range is full of features including a hefty zoom, and fits neatly in your pocket.

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    Olympus TG-2 review

    Olympus TG-2 review

    7  

    Could this be the rugged camera that photography enthusiasts want? Let's find out.

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    Olympus XZ-10 review

    Olympus XZ-10 review

    8  

    The Olympus XZ-10 features lots of premium tech on a beautifully small body, but how does it perform in our tests?

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    Nikon Coolpix P520 review

    Nikon Coolpix P520 review

    7  

    Nikon's latest bridge camera is a chunky beast - but then again, it's equipped with a huge 42x optical zoom, so you'd expect it to be.

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    Nikon Coolpix L27 review

    Nikon Coolpix L27 review

    6  

    The Nikon Coolpix L27 is an entry level, affordable compact camera, but is it too basic?

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    Fuji X20 review

    Fuji X20 review

    8  

    The Fuji X10 was one of the best compact cameras on sale in 2012, but its replacement looks like a real gem.

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    Fuji XP200 review

    Hands on: Fuji XP200 review

     

    Waterproof to 15m, full-resolution 10fps shooting and an improved screen for added appeal to outdoor types.

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    Pentax X-5 review

    Pentax X-5 review

    6  

    Pentax's latest bridge camera dons the armour of a DSLR, but boasts the accessibility of a compact camera.

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    Panasonic TZ35 review

    Panasonic TZ35 review

    8  

    The Panasonic TZ35 has a 20x optical zoom and 16.1 million pixel sensor… but does it outperform its predecessor?

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    Pentax MX-1 review

    Pentax MX-1 review

    6  

    With a Sony sensor, an f/1.8 lens and vintage looks, the Pentax MX-1 sounds good on paper - but how does it deliver?

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    Sony HX300 review

    Sony HX300 review

    8  

    Can Sony's Godzilla-like HX300, with its large body and 50x optical zoom, tower over its rivals for handling, performance and picture quality?

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    Nikon Coolpix S6400 review

    Nikon Coolpix S6400 review

    8  

    A stylish, sophisticated compact camera with a lot of options, but does it suit you?

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