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  1. Panasonic GF1 review

    Panasonic GF1 review

    9  

    An intriguing compact/SLR hybrid, complete with drop-dead gorgeous lens

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    Samsung ST1000 review

    Samsung ST1000 review

    9  

    Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, touchscreen, HD movies; the ST100 does it all with aplomb

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    Canon IXUS 120 IS review

    Canon IXUS 120 IS review

    8  

    It's pretty, but just how deep does this compact's beauty go?

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 review

    7  

    The Panasonic FS15 is a new 12-megapixel digital compact camera packed with hi-tech features to make your life easier

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    Canon IXUS 200 IS review

    Canon IXUS 200 IS review

    8  

    An excellent touchscreen snapper from Canon, plus a great range of features

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    Panasonic Lumix ZX1 review

    Panasonic Lumix ZX1 review

    8  

    Panasonic have managed to squeeze a full 12 megapixel sensor into this teeny weeny compact camera

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    Pentax Optio W60 review

    Pentax Optio W60 review

    7  

    Is the Pentax Option W60 waterproof camera a damp squib?

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    Ricoh G600 review

    Ricoh G600 review

    6  

    Can Ricoh's G600 possibly be as rugged as it looks?

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    Samsung NV100 HD review

    Samsung NV100 HD review

    4  

    It looks the part, but is the NV100 HD's beauty only skin deep?

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    Canon Ixus 980 IS review

    Canon Ixus 980 IS review

    9  

    The Ixus 980 IS is so full of tricks, you have to wonder where they find space to jam in all those extra megapixels as well. Matthew Richards takes a closer look

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 review

    5  

    It's no secret that Panasonic and Leica have been sharing much of their compact camera designs for a few years now, and the FX150 shares an almost identical design and button placement to the Leica C-Lux 2.

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 review

    9  

    Coming almost two years after the introduction of the LX2, the LX3 features a high-quality 10-million pixel sensor paired with a fast-aperture Leica-designed lens, in a metal body with plenty of manual control over exposure settings

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    Minox Rollei MiniDigi 5.0 AF review

    Minox Rollei MiniDigi 5.0 AF review

    5  

    Stop, wait: don't look at the rating or the price. Look at the picture again. Isn't it pretty? Isn't it awesome? Doesn't it put a great big grin on your face?

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    Olympus 1030 SW review

    Olympus 1030 SW review

    8  

    If you were to drop a DSLR into a stream it would be toast. So if you're thinking of journeying into a steamy jungle or snorkelling in a tiger-infested mangrove swamp, you might want to use something a bit tougher and lighter.

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    Nikon CoolPix P80 review

    Nikon CoolPix P80 review

    7  

    On paper, it looks as if the Nikon P80 can do anything you'd ever ask of a camera. The 18x zoom covers a range equivalent to 27mm to nearly 500mm, and in-built image stabilisation should help keep those long shots steady. Keen photographers like to fiddle with the shutter speed and aperture, and the P80's SLR-style Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual modes should make this straightforward.

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    Casio EX-F1 review

    Casio EX-F1 review

    9  

    It's a dismal time to be a compact camera maker without a foothold in the lucrative SLR market; slumping sales, combined with competition from camera phones, are slashing formerly fat margins.

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    Panasonic Lumix TZ-4 review

    Panasonic Lumix TZ-4 review

    9  

    The first 10x optical zooms shook the world of photography. Many traditional photographers would have doubted they were even possible, let alone any good. Yet here we are, just a few years on, and we take them for granted.

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    Fujifilm FinePix S100FS review

    Fujifilm FinePix S100FS review

    8  

    With digital SLRs coming down in price all the time, is there still a place for high-end 'bridge' cameras like the Fujifilm FinePix S100FS? Digital SLRs have larger sensors and produce better quality images, especially at high ISOs.

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    Sigma DP1 review

    Sigma DP1 review

    9  

    Few cameras are announced a full two years before they hit the shelves in your local camera shop. But the Sigma DP1 was destined for a long and difficult birth.

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