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  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 review

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Sony Cybershot DSC-N1 review

    Sony Cybershot DSC-N1 review

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    While many compact cameras seem content to deliver 5Mp, the new Sony DSC-N1 opts for an 8.1Mp sensor, which is enough to put some D-SLRs in the shade. Indeed, it can churn out images with a whopping 3,264 x 2,448 pixels.

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    Olympus mju 720SW review

    Olympus mju 720SW review

    8  

    Digital cameras have a well-earned reputation as some of the most fragile gadgets you can buy. Screens crack, buttons fall off, lenses grind to a halt and just a few drops of water can kill one deader than disco.

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    Fujifilm FinePix Z2 review

    Fujifilm FinePix Z2 review

    8  

    Few things slip into your pocket and look better than Apple's black nano, but Fujifilm's FinePix Z2 comes pretty close. There's a svelte grace and finery to this camera that makes it a pleasure look at

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    Canon PowerShot S3 IS review

    Canon PowerShot S3 IS review

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    Going grey is a sign of ageing but the PowerShot S3 IS wears it very well, trading in the ubiquitous silver of its predecessor for a much more classy looking gunmetal grey finish

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    Ricoh Caplio R4 review

    Ricoh Caplio R4 review

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    The R4 enters a competitive part of the compact market place. Priced at just under £250, the main flaw of its predecessor was the 5.2 megapixel sensor. So as expected, the R4 now sports a 6-megapixel sensor...

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    Nikon Coolpix S6 review

    Nikon Coolpix S6 review

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    Design-wise, the Coolpix S6 could have been made by Apple - not least because it features the industry's first iPod-style click-wheel. Its stylish metallic case slips into the hand with consummate ease.

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    FujiFilm FinePix V10 Zoom review

    FujiFilm FinePix V10 Zoom review

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    FujiFilm dubs this the 'next-generation digital compact camera', placing heavy emphasis on design and looks in a nod to rival glamour compacts such as the Casio EXILIM range. The metal two-tone body is well built and reassuringly solid...

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 review

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    It's unlikely that anything with a Sony badge would be poorly built,and the new DSC-N1 manages to be small, sophisticated and well puttogether. The sleek lines owe a lot to the almost total absence of buttons

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    Ricoh Caplio R30 review

    Ricoh Caplio R30 review

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    The new Caplio R30 has a really solid feel about it and the styling isvery slick and compact. Pick it up and you get an immediate sense ofgood quality, while the fact that the body slants backwards slightly atthe right hand edge...

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    Pentax Optio WPi review

    Pentax Optio WPi review

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    There's more to the Optio WPi's build quality than meets the eye, as it's completely sealed against the elements to the extent that you can submerge it underwater for up to 30 minutes, at depths of up to 1.5m

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 review

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    Panasonic is now a serious player in the prosumer arena. The latest attempt to take the casual user by storm is the DMC-LZ5, a camera that sits among the bigger compact cameras and has more than enough headline features to pull its weight

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2S review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2S review

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    The LS2 is one of those cameras that looks more expensive than it actually is. The build quality and finish are exemplary and easily good enough to embarrass some cameras costing twice the price

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    Olympus FE-120 review

    Olympus FE-120 review

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    When you think that plenty of D-SLR cameras only offer 6Mp resolution, it's quite something that you can get the same number of pixels out of a £120 compact camera.

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    Nikon Coolpix S4 review

    Nikon Coolpix S4 review

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    Nikon has an on-going fascination with twistable cameras. The latest model is the the Coolpix S4, with its 6Mp sensor and hefty 10x zoom lens squeezed into a flat-ish design that can only be described as 'camcorder fallenover'

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    Nikon Coolpix P2 review

    Nikon Coolpix P2 review

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    The Nikon Coolpix P1 has stunning image quality and raft of high-end features, but do you really need 8Mp? In the P2, you get a practically identical camera to the P1 but with amore sensible 5Mp sensor and a sizeable heap of money off

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    Kodak EasyShare C360 review

    Kodak EasyShare C360 review

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    You can walk into some branches of Tesco nowadays and pick up a 5Mp camera for well under £100, but not with a quality badge on the front, and big names in photography don't come much bigger than Kodak

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