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  1. 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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    HP Photosmart R817 review

    HP Photosmart R817 review

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    Build QualityHP seldom builds flimsy kit and the Photosmart R817 lives up to expectations, with a sturdy metal case and a complete lack of protruding knobs and buttons that would risk getting knocked off

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    FujiFilm FinePix F11 review

    FujiFilm FinePix F11 review

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    Like most types of gadget, some digital compact cameras simply looklike quality items, while others don't. The FinePix F11 is definitelyin the former category, with a beautifully styled metal body and neatlyarranged buttons and dials

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    FujiFilm Fine F11 review

    FujiFilm Fine F11 review

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    Wander about the horror section of your local DVD store and you soon realise it's a dark world out there, with places where only the faintest glimmer of light shines and strange noises emanate from the shadows.

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    Canon PowerShot A620 review

    Canon PowerShot A620 review

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    We took this camera along to a skittles match... a match in which your reviewer's mother was taking part. "Did you bring your camera?," she asked. Her face fell when the PowerShot A620 appeared. Perhaps she was expecting something slimmer

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 review

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    There are profound differences between digital SLRs and 'compact' or 'prosumer' cameras. It's not just the radically different optical viewing system employed in the SLR design, but the sensor size too

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 review

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 review

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    We use touch screens to book train tickets, check in with airlines and operate PDAs, so why not our digital cameras? Sony has seized upon this idea, incorporating it into its latest compact

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    Ricoh Caplio R3 review

    Ricoh Caplio R3 review

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    For what seems like eons a debate has raged over who makes the best digital cameras? Is it technology firms who make up for a lack of optical knowledge with their ability to produce top-notch consumer electronic kit?

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    Olympus SP500 UltraZoom review

    Olympus SP500 UltraZoom review

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    Ultra-zoom cameras are becoming increasingly popular and it's easy tosee why. All that magnifying power in a compact means you've got everything you need to hand. No swapping lenses or wishing you had alonger zoom.

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    Kodak EasyShare-One review

    Kodak EasyShare-One review

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    Cameras used to be simple. They may have had complicated dials, theymay have even required the use of a separate light meter, but everyone knew what they were for: capturing images.

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    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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