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  1. Olympus SZ-14 review

    Olympus SZ-14 review

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    With an impressive 24x superzoom lens and 14MP resolution for under £200, what's the catch with this compact travel camera?

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 review

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    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 is one of the most fully-featured travel compacts available. Can its images match its versatility?

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    Canon IXUS 500 HS review

    Canon IXUS 500 HS review

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    With 10.1MP, 12x zoom and Digic 5 processor in a tiny body, is this Canon IXUS camera a triumph of form and function?

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 review

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    The Panasonic Lumix 3D1 uses touchscreen technology to shoot true 3D stills and HD video. But is decent 3D enough to sell it?

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    Olympus SH-21 review

    Olympus SH-21 review

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    With a 12.5x zoom and 16MP backlit CMOS sensor, the Olympus SH-21 is aimed at those wanting to travel light. But can it perform?

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    Olympus VG-170 review

    Olympus VG-170 review

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    Olympus's VG-170 is bursting with quirky features such as 3D shooting and a larger flash than average, but can it be a master of all?

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    Ricoh GR Digital IV review

    Ricoh GR Digital IV review

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    Ricoh's GR Digital IV introduces a new AF system, image stabilisation and one of the finest LCD screens around.

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    Panasonic Lumix FT4 review

    Panasonic Lumix FT4 review

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    Want to take action shots on the slopes, beach and underwater? Enter Panasonic's rugged FT4, with lockable seals to withstand life.

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    Canon IXUS 125 HS review

    Canon IXUS 125 HS review

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    The Canon IXUS 125 HS is priced as an entry-level model in the company's new lineup, yet its headline specs are impressive.

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    Samsung ST93 review

    Samsung ST93 review

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    The Samsung ST93 is part of the brand's Style (ST) range of compact cameras, with a 2.7-inch LCD screen, 16.1 megapixel CCD image sensor and Samsung wide-angle 5x zoom lens.

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    Olympus SP-620UZ review

    Olympus SP-620UZ review

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    10 years of 'SP' series ultra zoom cameras from Olympus culminate in the 16 megapixel SP-620UZ. Was it worth the wait?

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    Panasonic Lumix FX90 review

    Panasonic Lumix FX90 review

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    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 attempts to capture quality prints like a camera and share shots to a social network like a smartphone.

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    Nikon Coolpix S800c review

    Nikon Coolpix S800c review

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    The Nikon S800c is one of a new raft of cameras to push the boundaries of traditional compacts, this time by including the Android OS.

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    Fuji X-S1 review

    Fuji X-S1 review

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    Possibly the most 'professional' bridge camera released to date suggests that Fuji understands the joy of X.

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    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX9V review

    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX9V review

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    Looking for one compact 'travel zoom' camera that does it all? Then the chunky 16MP Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX9V, at 34mm 'thick', is one to add to your checklist.

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 review

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    Panasonic's mid-range compact camera features an 8x optical zoom, Leica lens and a 16.1MP sensor. So how does it perform?

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    Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium review

    Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium review

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    Our hopes for the 10.1MP, 3.8x optical zoom Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium are as high as the premium compact camera's price tag.

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    Samsung EX1 review

    Samsung EX1 review

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    A bright lens and large 1/1.7-inch CCD sensor on this compact camera, called the Samsung TL500 in the US, add appeal for low light shooters, and manual control should also please photography enthusiasts

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    Nikon Coolpix S6200 review

    Nikon Coolpix S6200 review

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    A stylish 16MP compact with a 10x zoom lens, 720p video and choice of five colours

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    Samsung MV800 review

    Samsung MV800 review

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    The key feature of the Samsung MV800 is of course its tilting screen, which makes it one of the only compact cameras to feature an adjustable screen, especially at this price point.

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    Nikon Coolpix AW100 review

    Nikon Coolpix AW100 review

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    Nikon's first waterproof and shockproof rugged camera - with built-in GPS

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