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  1. Samsung NV7 OPS review

    Samsung NV7 OPS review

    7  

    Wow... is just about the only word that's really adequate to describe the styling on this latest compact camera to come from Samsung. The Korean electronics giant has decided to play hardball in the digital camera market.

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    Kodak EasyShare P712 review

    Kodak EasyShare P712 review

    6  

    Poor old Kodak. Not only has the company that once dominated amateur photography had to watch consumer electronics manufacturers muscle in on its turf, it's now losing yet more ground as photographers migrate to digital SLRs.

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    FujiFilm FinePix F455 review

    FujiFilm FinePix F455 review

    8  

    The FujiFilm FinePix F455 achieves an understated look with a compact and robust stainless steel body. Similar in size to a pack of playing cards, the rectangular camera fits easily in a hand or pocket and weighs only 150g

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 review

    8  

    Why not buy a digital SLR? That's the question Panasonic is hoping to answer with its latest super-zoom bridge camera. Like recently announced budget DSLRs from Canon and Nikon, it has a 10MP sensor, mechanically linked lens and RAW capture.

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    Olympus Mju 750 review

    Olympus Mju 750 review

    7  

    Like previous Mjus, the new 750 model is a stylish beast, featuring a tapered curve to the metallic silver (or black) body. Being narrower at one edge (24mm), the zoom barrel stands slightly proud even when not inuse

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    Acer CE-6430 review

    Acer CE-6430 review

    5  

    The 6Mp Acer CE-6430 looks a bit of a bargain at just £110, with some other 6Mp compact cameras like the impressive Fujifilm F30 costing more than twice the price.

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    Samsung Digimax NV10 review

    Samsung Digimax NV10 review

    6  

    Genuine innovation in cameras is rare, and tends to be confined to companies that have decades of research, optics and imaging expertise. Hats off to Samsung then, who has developed a Smart Touch interface that's as useful as it is original.

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    Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide review

    Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide review

    7  

    With the market increasingly saturated with me-too camera models, manufacturers are branching out in more exotic directions. One area that possibly hasn't had enough interest is the adventure camera market.

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    HP Photosmart R967 review

    HP Photosmart R967 review

    7  

    Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself and wondered who the fatold person staring back at you was? If that sounds familiar then the Slimming mode included in HP's latest compact may appeal.

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    Fujifilm FinePix F30 zoom review

    Fujifilm FinePix F30 zoom review

    9  

    Fujifilm is betting that its latest compact camera offers us more forour money than just another giant increase in megapixels. The FujifilmFinePix F30 takes the baton from last year's highly rated F11 model

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    Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 review

    9  

    Most of us have used enough digital cameras by now to know that more megapixels doesn't necessarily equate to better pictures

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    Sony Cyber-shot H2 review

    Sony Cyber-shot H2 review

    8  

    Like last year's H1, Sony's second generation bridge camera has a touch of the Flash Gordon about it. There's something about its eyepiece, lens barrel and silver plasticky body that recalls the helmets and spaceships of a 950s TV show

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    Samsung Digimax L85 review

    Samsung Digimax L85 review

    9  

    In the cut-throat world of digital photography, there's no doubt thatequipping a camera with a feature that no other manufacturer hasthought of gives you an advantage

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    Olympus Mju 700 review

    Olympus Mju 700 review

    7  

    The Mju 700 offers a 7Mp CCD - that's a lot of pixels for a compact camera, and means your images can be blown up some 15-20% larger than 6Mp or 5Mp cameras. Unfortunately, it creates files the size of the Isle of Wight

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 review

    8  

    With the digital compact market as saturated as it is, it can be tempting to dismiss whole ranges (and occasionally even entire brands) as too cheap or under-specified to be worth considering. Sony's T-series cameras have always been slick and stylish...

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    Ricoh Caplio R4 review

    Ricoh Caplio R4 review

    8  

    These days it's a common trend amongst manufacturers to release new cameras with fewer and fewer differences from the preceeding model. Canon typified this when they released the successor to the EOS 20D

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 review

    9  

    Forget the maxim that 'less is more', Panasonic is going all out for'more is less'. The 'more' in this particular case is a 10x Leica zoom, optical image stabiliser and ISO 1600.

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 review

    9  

    There are many attractive credit card-sized compacts jostling for market share, so what makes the DMC-FX01 special? Easy: the inclusion of 28mm wide-angle Leica optics makes it useful for group photos...

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    Panasonic FZ7 review

    Panasonic FZ7 review

    7  

    The 6MP FZ7 is a refresh of previous success in the series with an unchanged core surrounded by more technology to improve image quality and extend the feature set.

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    Kodak EasyShare V610 review

    Kodak EasyShare V610 review

    8  

    By dividing a 10x zoom in two and squeezing it into a compact casing not much larger than a mobile phone, Kodak's V610 looks set to divide critics as much as the equally wacky and inspired V570

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    HP PhotoSmart R927 review

    HP PhotoSmart R927 review

    8  

    The digital camera market can be a confusing place. You can now buy a compact, prosumer or DSLR camera for around the same price. HP has stayed clear of the DSLR market and instead has concentrated on its range of seven compacts

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    Fujifilm F11 review

    Fujifilm F11 review

    8  

    If ever there was a camera designed to kill off the idea that megapixels are all you need in a compact snapper this is it. In fact, Fujifilm is generally 'anti' the massive megapixel concept...

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    Canon IXUS 65 review

    Canon IXUS 65 review

    6  

    Canon's Digital IXUS range of cameras has virtually become a byword forcombining style with performance. But with the new IXUS 65, Canon has a fight on its hands.

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    Canon Digital Ixus 65 review

    Canon Digital Ixus 65 review

    8  

    The Ixus is a well-made and likeable snapper, let down only by a lack of proper anti-shake technology

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    Nikon Coolpix P4 review

    Nikon Coolpix P4 review

    9  

    Nikon's new pocket cameras, the Coolpix P4 and P3, a similarly specified version with WiFi capability, boast Nikon's excellent Vibration Reduction (Nikon-speak for image stabilisation), as well as along list of other desirable features

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