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  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2 review

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    Merely having a long zoom isn't enough for a camera to succeed these days - big lenses have to be squeezed into stylish packages to raisethe pulses of increasingly fussy consumers

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    Nikon CoolPix P5000 review

    Nikon CoolPix P5000 review

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    When Canon decided to update its top-of-the-range compact with the PowerShot G7, arch rival Nikon must have started to worry. After all, a decent choice of high-end compacts has been distinctly lacking from Nikon's line-up - until the CoolPix P5000

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    Canon Digital Ixus 70 review

    Canon Digital Ixus 70 review

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    Canon Digital Ixus 70 review: To celebrate ten years since the first Ixus appeared, Canoncommissioned ten, special, diamond-encrusted models of what has becomethe world's most iconic camera sub-brand

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    Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd review

    Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd review

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    FujiFilm's Z5fd is a good-quality, 6.3-megapixel digital compact withsome caveats. Its main asset is its super-slim size, which you hardlynotice in your pocket. Some features have been lost to make the camera

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    Olympus FE-250 review

    Olympus FE-250 review

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    Not many camera manufacturers would have the temerity to boast how few features their camera has, but that's exactly what Olympus has done with the new FE-250 - the top model in its FE (fun and easy) range of digital compacts

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    Fuji Finepix S6500fd review

    Fuji Finepix S6500fd review

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    There's no shortage of wannabe snappers , so when this latest instalment of the Finepix range hovered into view, there were no shortage of journos who wanted to review it. None of them, however, sit as close to the kit cupboard as me

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    Olympus SP-550UZ review

    Olympus SP-550UZ review

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    Olympus' latest super-zoom packs a massive 18x zoom range that goes from a wide 28mm to an amazing paparazzi-busting 504mm equivalent, and all with a full spread of manual controls

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    Olympus Mju 770SW review

    Olympus Mju 770SW review

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    Within an hour of picking up the 770SW it had been dropped on concrete, submerged in water, jumped on and then popped in the freezer. And it still came out very much alive and kicking

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    Kodak EasyShare V803 review

    Kodak EasyShare V803 review

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    The problem with many of today's compact digital cameras is the size of the sensor chips that are used in them. Most compacts use a minuscule 1/2.5-inch CCD that's so small even the best lenses struggle to record enough detail

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    Canon Digital Ixus 850 IS review

    Canon Digital Ixus 850 IS review

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    The current crop of models in Canon's Ixus range may look very similar, but they aren't all created equal. Take the 850 IS, for example... it has all the good looks of its stable mates but comes with a 7-megapixel sensor and a generously wide angle lens

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    Fujifilm Finepix S6500fd review

    Fujifilm Finepix S6500fd review

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    We recently looked at Fuji's F31fd - a digital compact that takes great low-light shots, thanks to Fuji's new Real Photo Processor II and Super CCD HR V1. The S6500fd has the same processor and CCD, but is housed in a lightweight DSLR body

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    Fujifilm FinePix F31fd review

    Fujifilm FinePix F31fd review

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    If there's a faster way to boost sales of average cameras than to give them a gleaming metal housing and shave a few millimetres from their waistlines, we haven't heard about it. So it's with a certain degree of trepidation that we approach this Fujifilm

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    Canon PowerShot A640 review

    Canon PowerShot A640 review

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    Remember the days when digital cameras looked like digital cameras, instead of slivers of sculpted metal or retro SLRs? Picking up the chunky A640 is like travelling back to a simpler era - it's unashamedly heavy and has an optical viewfinder...

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    Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd review

    Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd review

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    Another slim-line, handbag camera... this time in raspberry red? It may look like it, but let me tell you from the outset, this is no ordinary handbag camera. This is a sophisticated bundle of technology that makes picture-taking fun and interesting

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    Fujifilm FinePix S9600 review

    Fujifilm FinePix S9600 review

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    Bridge cameras are the Rolling Stones of the photography world - sturdy warhorses that defy the whims of fashion and just keep going on and on. 'Bridge' simply means that they bridge the divide

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    Fujifilm FinePix F31fd review

    Fujifilm FinePix F31fd review

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    The F31fd is an update to the F30, with the only new feature being the addition of face-detection technology. What we have, then, is a good-quality digital compact that's competing with the best of the top compacts, too

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    Kodak EasyShare Z710 review

    Kodak EasyShare Z710 review

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    Some cameras are built up to reach a certain quality; others are built down to reach a certain price. It's not hard to guess into which category a 10x super- zoom tipping the scales at under £200 might fall

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    Sony Cyber-shot T10 review

    Sony Cyber-shot T10 review

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    Upgrading last year's almost identical-looking Cyber-shot, the similarly flat-faced T10 snapshot brings another million pixels to the party, crammed on to the same physical size chip. Just 21mm wide, it also boosts maximum light sensitivity

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    Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6 review

    Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6 review

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    Despite fashionable talk about convergence, few devices pay more than lip service to the concept of integrated digital imaging. Most cameras include a basic movie mode and many camcorders can capture sub-mobile phone stills

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    Ricoh Caplio R5 review

    Ricoh Caplio R5 review

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    You can't beat the convenience of a slimline compact camera. Slip it into a spare pocket and take it just about anywhere. However, with that portability comes an almost universal frustration...

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    Ricoh Caplio R5 review

    Ricoh Caplio R5 review

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    Ricoh's digital compacts typically offer a combination of something a little different from the competition - a wide-angle lens here, high ISO sensitivity there, macro down to 1cm - plus very keen pricing

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    Kodak EasyShare V705 review

    Kodak EasyShare V705 review

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    If double vision is something that kicks in after a few pints, it would come as no surprise to hear that Kodak's camera designers have been hitting the bottle. The V705 is a terrifically strange piece of kit, boasting two lenses

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    Canon PowerShot G7 review

    Canon PowerShot G7 review

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    The PowerShot G7 is the latest in the G series cameras. These are Canon's flagship compacts, made for serious amateur photographers or SLR owners looking for a second, pocketable compact

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T50 review

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    There was a time when James Bond could whip out a gadget and the world would gasp in awe. These days it takes more to impress... a lot more. Perhaps that's why this stylish compact from Sony fails to get the juices flowing

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    Fujifilm FinePix S9600 review

    Fujifilm FinePix S9600 review

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    The Fujifilm FinePix S9600 is a hybrid camera meant for the prosumer or keen hobbyist. We gave it a run for its money in various light conditions and settings, and imported images into a Mac.

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