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  1. Fujifilm FinePix Z3 review

    Fujifilm FinePix Z3 review

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    Handbags are getting more capacious, but gadgets must still compete for precious space inside them. A digital camera has to earn its keep with a speedy start, mouth-watering photos and the flexibility to cope with any light conditions

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    Canon Digital Ixus 850 IS review

    Canon Digital Ixus 850 IS review

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    Canon's Digital Ixus cameras have never been lacking in the 'cute'stakes, combining ultra-compact form factors with cool design sensibilities and super-high quality finishes

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    Fujifilm FinePix F10 review

    Fujifilm FinePix F10 review

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    Turning up the sensitivity on the sensor of a digital camera is a bit like whacking the volume up on a cheap stereo. You get lots of noise but you can't really discern what it is you're listening to

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    Olympus Camedia C-7070 review

    Olympus Camedia C-7070 review

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    The stunning Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom has proved quite a hit with the camera-buying public over the past year. Its performance and convenience means it has made its way onto the shortlist of many a serious photographer

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    Fujifilm FinePix F455 review

    Fujifilm FinePix F455 review

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    Look at Fuji's 5.2Mp F455 across a card table and you're bound to be impressed - it sports a smart brushed metal casing, and a large 2-inch LCD, yet is still small enough to hide behind a deck of playing cards

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    Canon IXUS 50 & SELPHY CP600 review

    Canon IXUS 50 & SELPHY CP600 review

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    Pocket a camera and some cash with this handy digital bundle. When Canon launched its IXUS camera brand as an APS film model, wayback in the early 1990s, it was the last word in style and high-qualityconstruction

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    Epson L-500v review

    Epson L-500v review

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    Epson isn't one of the biggest players in the digital camera market, but it's developed the groundbreaking R-D1 digital rangefinder and it produces the neat P-2000 portable hard drive/image viewer...

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    Pentax Optio WP review

    Pentax Optio WP review

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    The build quality of the Optio WP is more crucial than normal because it's designed to be used underwater. Pentax says that you can take the camera down to a depth of 1.5m

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 review

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    Whether the extra 2 million pixels is an advantage is a moot point, partly because smaller pixels bring more noise (and more noise reduction) and partly because this 25% increase corresponds to only 2% more pixels in width...

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    Nikon Coolpix S10 review

    Nikon Coolpix S10 review

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    After a lot of compact camera jiggery-pokery, Nikon has returned to the well-regarded swivel design for this attractive and surprisingly powerful model.

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    Nikon Coolpix 5900 review

    Nikon Coolpix 5900 review

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    Picking out the best digital camera from the massive selection on offer can be intimidating. So it's easy to understand why well-known, market leading brands such as Nikon have such a die-hard following

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    Kodak EasyShare Z740 review

    Kodak EasyShare Z740 review

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    The EasyShare system is built on admirable intentions - to make the whole image storage, transfer, email and print process accessible to those people who might ordinarily struggle

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    Fujifilm FinePix F30 review

    Fujifilm FinePix F30 review

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    We're spoilt for choice with compact digital cameras, and it's hard for photo firms to make their snappers stand out

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3 review

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    When you first see the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-V3, you'll notice that its design sits somewhere between the mock-SLRs and super-small compacts on the market at the moment

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    Nikon CoolPix 8800 review

    Nikon CoolPix 8800 review

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    The CoolPix 8800 may look like a pretty similar successor to the 8MP 8700 model, but the styling similarities are deceptive because this is quite a different camera

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    Nikon CoolPix 8400 review

    Nikon CoolPix 8400 review

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    Sales of 8-megapixel compact cameras have no doubt taken a hit from the ever-tumbling prices of digital SLRs. Although an 8-megapixel model has a higher resolution than an entry-level 6-megapixel SLR...

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    Epson R-D1 review

    Epson R-D1 review

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    Nostalgia isn't what it used to be, but that hasn't stopped several photographic manufacturers bringing various 'retro' models to the table that look as if they've been brought back from a bygone age.

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2 review

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    This is a bold design from Sony. Digital compact cameras normally shoot video as a bonus feature, and no one really expects the quality of the footage to look or sound that good. But Sony is essentially saying that this hybrid camera...

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    Samsung NV7 OPS review

    Samsung NV7 OPS review

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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