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  1. HP Photosmart R817 review

    HP Photosmart R817 review

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    Macs are low-fuss machines, with owners that tend to be wary of overlycomplicated designs and gimmicky devices. The main joy of the R817, isthat it has enough controls to enable quick access to the main shootingfunctions without a confusing layout.

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    FujiFilm FinePix S5600 review

    FujiFilm FinePix S5600 review

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    FujiFilm has a well-earned reputation for producing capable SLR-style cameras. The S-series, distinguished by the inclusion of a long-focal-length integrated zoom lens, is the latest incarnation of this style of model in the company's repertoire and the 5.

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    Casio Exilim Z750 review

    Casio Exilim Z750 review

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    Good things can sneak up on you when you're not looking. Take the CasioZ 750, for example. It looks like any other pocket-size snapper but its release wasn't announced with dancing girls or Champagne fountains...

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    Canon PowerShot A410 review

    Canon PowerShot A410 review

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    What does £100 buy these days? Three budget flights to an obscureBaltic state, a couple of rounds at a fancy London bar, or this brandn ew three megapixel camera from Canon.

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    Canon Digital IXUS 750 review

    Canon Digital IXUS 750 review

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    Canon's IXUS camera range has been a popular line for so long time now that it can rightly be called a classic.Thereis something very Mac about the design of the IXUS, perhaps it's thebrushed steel casing and sleek curves...

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    BenQ X600 review

    BenQ X600 review

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    There's a lot to be said for cameras that can fit in your pocket, with enough space left over for a wallet and a set of car keys. Manufacturers have made huge strides over the last year in the 'slimline' sector of the market

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    Pentax Optio S6 review

    Pentax Optio S6 review

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    If there's one major advantage a stills camera which is capable of taking video has over a camcorder, it's size. In the case of Pentax's super-stylish Optio S6 this point is hammered home even more clearly due to its amazingly diminutive nature

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7 review

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    As they used to say on their advertising campaigns, "It's a Sony." That should pretty much assure you of good build quality and a high-quality finish, and the DSC-T7 doesn't disappoint

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    Samsung Digimax Pro815 review

    Samsung Digimax Pro815 review

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    Big is generally good: big house, big car, big snarling Rottweiler inthe back yard? Err... okay, so not everything big is good. But whatabout a camera with a huge zoom lens and a whopping LCD? "Bring it on,"we hear you cry.

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    Olympus C-70 ZOOM review

    Olympus C-70 ZOOM review

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    The Olympus Camedia C-70 ZOOM comes across as unsure of its station inlife. It presents itself as a simple point-and-shoot digital stillscamera, but hidden in its innards are a hefty 7MP sensor

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    Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 review

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    One of the newest ultra-compact cameras on the market, the X1 is not only immaculately styled, but also packs in some clever features beneath its multi-coloured skin options

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    Canon Digital Ixus 750 review

    Canon Digital Ixus 750 review

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    It's rare to find anything with a Canon badge on it that's not well screwed together. The Ixus 750 proves the point with a wonderfully sturdy and robust feel to all the buttons and switches, combined with a top-quality finish.

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    Kodak EasyShare V530 review

    Kodak EasyShare V530 review

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    The company's EasyShare range of digital cameras might be top-sellers in the USA, especially in the women's market, but none of the models have won any beauty contests. That could be about to change with the V550 and V530

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    Samsung Digimax i5 review

    Samsung Digimax i5 review

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    the i5 comes in a full metal jacket, which goes as far as having a clever, motorised, sliding metal panel to protect the lens and flash when you switch the camera off. Throughout, the camera looks far more impressive than its price tag would suggest

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    Panasonic Lumix FX9 review

    Panasonic Lumix FX9 review

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    Renowned as a manufacturer of quality kit, encompassing everything from vacuum cleaners to TV sets and beyond, Panasonic is nevertheless not one of the names that first springs to mind when you're thinking of cameras.

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    Olympus Mju-Mini Digital S review

    Olympus Mju-Mini Digital S review

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    Just when you were beginning to think that all ultra-compact cameras had to be rectangular and sharp, along comes the Mju-Mini Digital S with its sloping curves and irregular angles

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    Olympus Mju Digital 600 review

    Olympus Mju Digital 600 review

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    Despite a name that Stephen Hawking would be more familiar with, the µ (Mju) series has given Olympus a much-needed foothold in the mid-range compact zoom market. Its popularity owes a lot to its pleasing aesthetics and truly excellent build quality

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    Nikon CoolPix P1 review

    Nikon CoolPix P1 review

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    The P1 looks very much like any Nikon compact; traditionally styled in metal alloy with a small, but adequate, right-hand side grip and a large 2.5-inch screen round the back

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    Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom review

    Kodak EasyShare P850 Zoom review

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    At last, a manufacturer who realises that it's not all about megapixels. Kodak has gone to great lengths to hone the P850's handling and performance. Indeed the "P" in the title indicates that this compact...

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    FujiFilm FinePix Z1 review

    FujiFilm FinePix Z1 review

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    The Z1 has a robust feel to it, mainly due to its metal-body construction, but also because of its full height metal front panel, which slides across to protect the lens and flash, turning the camera off in the process

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    Pentax Optio WP review

    Pentax Optio WP review

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    Destined for the great outdoors, the sporty 5-megapixel Optio WP iswaterproof. It can be immersed at depths of up to 1.5m forapproximately 30 minutes, and rinsed free of sand and dirt.

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    Nikon Coolpix 5900 review

    Nikon Coolpix 5900 review

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    The Nikon CoolPix 5900 is a feature-packed camera combining classicstyling with a compact form factor. It's equipped with a 5.1-megapixelresolution, the usual 3x optical and 4x digital zooms, and VGA videocapture

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    Konica Minolta Dimage A200 review

    Konica Minolta Dimage A200 review

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    In direct competition with the Canon Pro 1, this is a camera aimed atserious photographers who nevertheless want compact convenience and alower price than offered by a digital SLR and its collection of lenses

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    Nikon Coolpix S1 review

    Nikon Coolpix S1 review

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    Nikon's Coolpix S1 joins a band of cameras favouring style and portability over quality and substance. But there are drawbacks to cameras this size: smaller sensors and a greater proximity to noise-inducing battery packs

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    Canon PowerShot S2 IS review

    Canon PowerShot S2 IS review

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    This latest addition to Canon's ever-expanding range of digital camerasis the replacement for the well-received PowerShot S1 IS. A compactultra-zoom model, the main differences between this and its predecessor...

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