Mini reviewThe SP-100E has a unique framing aid, but apart from that it struggles to shine.
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The new Panasonic TZ70 features a reduced pixel count sensor, demonstrating the company's dedication to image quality rather than marketing spiel.
Lytro's latest Light Field camera produces 'living images' and is unlike any conventional camera.
The Lomo Instant works with Fuji's Instax Mini film to create photos which develop in front of your eyes
The W800 is the cheapest Cyber-shot you can buy, but it still packs a 20.1MP sensor and 5x optical zoom.
Did you know you can get 20.1 megapixels and 8x optical zoom in a budget camera? Check out the Nikon Coolpix S3600.
Budget compacts don't have to be basic. The waterproof and shockproof Coolpix S32 is designed for the rough and tumble of active lives.
The sensor, processing engine and traditional control layout are the same as the Panasonic LX100, so is it worth the extra money?
It's the same size as a small SLR, has plenty of features, a versatile lens and produces high quality images.