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  1. Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 review

    10  

    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

    10  

    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

    8  

    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

    6  

    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

    8  

    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

    10  

    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

    10  

    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

    10  

    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

    6  

    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

    8  

    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

    6  

    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

    8  

    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

    10  

    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

    8  

    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

    8  

    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

    8  

    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

    8  

    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

    8  

    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

    7  

    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

    8  

    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

    7  

    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

    8  

    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

    7  

    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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