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  1. 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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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 review

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    There's a wider range of 5-megapixel cameras available at the momentthan any other resolution, and the reasons for this are clear. Five-megapixels is a large enough resolution to print well at A4 size...

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    Fujifilm FinePix F10 review

    Fujifilm FinePix F10 review

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    Fujifilm describes the FinePix F10 as 'the 24-hour' camera, referring not only to its ability to shoot under lighting conditions four timesdimmer than its rivals, but also its exceptional battery life.

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    Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505 review

    Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505 review

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    The EX-P505 leaves the starting blocks with an unfortunate handicap -its price tag. With a web price of around £320, it's locking horns with 7-megapixel models such as the Canon Digital Ixus 700, Pentax Optio750Z and Nikon Coolpix 7900

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    Casio Exilim EX-Z57 review

    Casio Exilim EX-Z57 review

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    Casio's Exilim range boasts some rather nice superslim snapshotcameras. This is the third incarnation in the 5-megapixel Z series range and has a generous 2.7-inch screen.

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    Canon Digital Ixus 700 review

    Canon Digital Ixus 700 review

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    Canon has decided to break the Ixus mould with its new flagship model.Not only does it offer a series-high resolution of 7.1-megapixels, but it's moved away from the classic rectangular design of previous models

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    Epson L-500V review

    Epson L-500V review

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    When we first learned about this new compact digital camera from Epson, we have to admit that we were a bit fearful. You see, we've looked at Epson digital cameras in the past and they've tended to be rebadged jobs from the Far East...

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    Nikon Coolpix 4800 review

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    Hands up - who binned their iPod earphones to avoid muggers half-inching their 20GB of Celine Dion? These are paranoid days, friends, and security-conscious photographers could do a lot worse than investing in this Nikon

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    Samsung Digimax V70 review

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    Samsung took its time to make a decent digital camera. The early ones were awful, running short on battery juice before sunset and in the meantime offering a slow, clunky interface and average picture quality

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    Ricoh Caplio R1v review

    Ricoh Caplio R1v review

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    Ricoh has decided to build on the positive reviews of its Caplio R1camera with this quick-fire update. The R1v is almost identical to its predecessor; the main difference is the step up from a 4-megapixel CCD to a 5MP version, with a £30 price hike

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    Ricoh Caplio R1 review

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    The quality of Ricoh's offerings has been variable of late. However, itseems to have turned a corner with the Caplio R1. Of all the camerastested here, this is the best built; the R1's metal body feels robustand capable of withstanding a bit of punishment.

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    Nikon CoolPix 4100 review

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    By trying to bring down the cost of its range of digital compactcameras, Nikon appears to have sacrificed a measure of build quality.The CoolPix 4100 is an extremely light and not particularly wellassembled camera.

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    Casio QV-R61 review

    Casio QV-R61 review

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    The QV-R61 is the new flagship of Casio's QV-R series. This is a slightly bulkier, less expensive line running alongside its Exilim models, and Casio claims improved image quality and responsiveness for the new model

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    Pentax Optio X review

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    Judging whether a camera has the "X-factor" is harder than simply wearing your trousers high or marrying an old metaller with the shakes. Pentax is trying to sway our opinion by including the letter X in its name (hey, it worked for Liberty and Malcolm)

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    HP Photosmart R507 review

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    Although the 3x zoom lens says Pentax, HP's new cameras are anything but copycats. This one's only an entry-level, four-megapixel model, but it has the posh digital flash and red-eye-removal features previously seen on its flagship cameras

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC80 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC80 review

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    Panasonic has really got the hang of this digital camera lark. Whetheryou're an experienced amateur photographer, an enthusiast or simplysomeone who's looking for a compact digital snapper...

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    Olympus Mju-mini review

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    Megapixel geeks beware - digital cameras are going mainstream. This is the first ultra-compact digital snapper from Olympus, nd there's no mistaking who it's targeting - young mums and students rather than weirdy, beardy camera-club types.

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    Fujifilm FinePix E550 review

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    It was about time Fujifilm made an ugly camera. Everyone knows that ugly cameras take better pictures, are more resistant to being nicked and - most importantly - show the world that you're a "real" photographer

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    Canon Ixus i5 review

    Canon Ixus i5 review

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    Style is a fickle mistress. Today's iPod is tomorrow's MiniDisc, andno one wants to be stuck with a gadget that's neither geek nor chic.Canon's Ixus range of cameras (both 35mm and digital)...

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    Samsung Digimax V70 review

    Samsung Digimax V70 review

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    Put a 7-megapixel sensor inside a compact camera, and you're instantlyaiming for a serious audience. After all, the two most popular digitalSLRs at the moment (the Canon EOS 300D and the Nikon D70)...

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    Fujifilm Finepix S5500 review

    Fujifilm Finepix S5500 review

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    Fujifilm's new S5500 looks a lot like the old S602 Pro Zoom thatstalked the winner's enclosure in the mid-range compact section forsome time; and more like the more recent S5000 which it replaces.

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    Casio Exilim EX-P700 review

    Casio Exilim EX-P700 review

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    Reacting against the trend for rounded contours, the Casio EXILIM PROEX-P700 presents distinctively squarish lines and chamfered edges, in agraphite grey finish.

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