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  1. Pentax X-5 review

    Pentax X-5 review

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    Pentax's latest bridge camera dons the armour of a DSLR, but boasts the accessibility of a compact camera.

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    Panasonic TZ35 review

    Panasonic TZ35 review

    8  

    The Panasonic TZ35 has a 20x optical zoom and 16.1 million pixel sensor… but does it outperform its predecessor?

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    Pentax MX-1 review

    Pentax MX-1 review

    6  

    With a Sony sensor, an f/1.8 lens and vintage looks, the Pentax MX-1 sounds good on paper - but how does it deliver?

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    Sony HX300 review

    Sony HX300 review

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    Can Sony's Godzilla-like HX300, with its large body and 50x optical zoom, tower over its rivals for handling, performance and picture quality?

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    Nikon Coolpix S6400 review

    Nikon Coolpix S6400 review

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    A stylish, sophisticated compact camera with a lot of options, but does it suit you?

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    Pentax Optio RZ18 review

    Pentax Optio RZ18 review

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    An 18x zoom lens, 16 megapixel resolution and cheap price demands your attentionin a take-anywhere pocket compact camera.

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    Nikon Coolpix S01 review

    Nikon Coolpix S01 review

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    Nikon aims to tackle the smartphones' dominance in point and shoot photography, with a 10MP camera not much longer than a credit card.

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    Canon G15 review

    Canon G15 review

    8  

    Canon's compact at the top of the Powershot G range features a new sensor, but removes the articulating screen. Is it worth the upgrade?

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    Sigma DP1 Merrill review

    Sigma DP1 Merrill review

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    Sigma has squeezed the Foveon x3 sensor from the SD1 Merrill DSLR into this compact camera. It's not your average compact.

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    Olympus XZ-2 review

    Olympus XZ-2 review

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    Olympus gets set to excite serious enthusiasts with its latest supped-up compact.

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    Panasonic Lumix TZ25 review

    Panasonic Lumix TZ25 review

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    It lacks the GPS, touchscreen and resolution of the Panasonic TZ30 - but in terms of value it's hard to beat.

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    Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

    Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

    7  

    What does this pocket camera with a 10x optical zoom lens, Full HD video recording and a 16MP sensor offer photographers?

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    Nikon P7700 review

    Nikon P7700 review

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    Nikon's going after the popular Canon G series with its latest P7700 premium compact – but what does it offer?

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    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W690 review

    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W690 review

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    The Sony W690 features a 16 million pixel sensor, a 10x optical zoom lens and lots of creative options. But how does it perform?

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    Lomography Fisheye No 2 review

    Lomography Fisheye No 2 review

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    Lomography's Fisheye No 2 has a number of upgrades on the original, most notably adding a bulb mode – which enables you to capture longer exposures.

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    Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review

    Canon PowerShot A4000 IS review

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    Big zoom, small tin: the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS packs a 28-224mm equivalent lens into a tiny metal body.

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