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  1. Sony Alpha A700 review

    Sony Alpha A700 review

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    Sony is serious about its SLRs. The A100 was a fair effort, with a resemblance to the Dynax 5D Sony inherited from its takeover of Konica Minolta, but the A700 is a whole new camera

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 review

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    Breaking into the fiercely competitive SLR market takes nerves of steel and deep pockets. It's something both Sony and Panasonic are attempting to do, but to improve their odds, each has drawn on the experience of an existing player

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    Canon EOS 40D review

    Canon EOS 40D review

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    The EOS 40D replaces the 30D, which itself replaced Canon's mid-range 20D model. These were all pitched above the basic entry-level 300D/350D/400D series, with metal build, faster continuous shooting and more advanced controls

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    Canon EOS 40D review

    Canon EOS 40D review

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    Canon's decision to upgrade its popular 30D SLR for serious amateurs was no great surprise. The 30D was an outstanding camera, but in some ways an infuriating one, and the new 40D irons out most of the wrinkles while adding some great new features

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    Pentax K100D Super review

    Pentax K100D Super review

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    We were rather scathing in our write up of the K100D Super's predecessor, the plain old K100D. Our grumpiness was largely because the design hadn't changed much since the days of the *ist D - if anything this incarnation is larger, yet at the same time less fussy - and, with a six megapixel resolution it felt overpriced at £600 when you could buy a 10MP DSLR for a similar outlay.

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    Canon EOS 40D review

    Canon EOS 40D review

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    Canon's recently announced EOS 40D SLR, the upgrade of its popular EOS 30D for keen amateurs, was one of the worst kept secrets in the camera industry. Despite that, there's still plenty of reason to get excited about the new model

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    Olympus E-510 review

    Olympus E-510 review

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    The promise of compact Four Thirds SLRs was finally fulfilled with the launch of the Olympus E-400 a year ago. That model has been superseded by the E-410 and is now joined by this, the excellent E-510

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    Canon EOS 1D Mark III review

    Canon EOS 1D Mark III review

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    While the shell of the EOS 1D Mark III still feels as though you could hammer tent pegs in with it, every other feature from the Mark II model seems to have been considered for enhancement, relocation or removal. The results are fantastic

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    Olympus E-410 review

    Olympus E-410 review

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    In almost every physical respect, this dinky DSLR camera is identical to the Olympus E-400, launched barely six months ago. It's still supremely small and light, and it noticeably lacks the bulge of a battery grip that appears to be standard

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    Sigma SD14 review

    Sigma SD14 review

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    Sigma has gone out on a bit of a limb with the SD14 SLR and the unorthodox Foveon sensor it contains. The camera has 50 per cent more resolution than the SD9 and SD10 cameras that came before it, but it still only manages to deliver 4.7-megapixel images

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    Nikon D40x review

    Nikon D40x review

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    The Nikon D40x is neither an upgrade for the 6-megapixel D40 model, nor a replacement for the D80. Instead, it sits slightly uncomfortably between the two models, further expanding Nikon's range of budget and enthusiast SLRs

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    Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro review

    Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro review

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    The Finepix S5 Pro's combination of large S-type pixels and smaller R-type pixels offers a dynamic range up to 400 per cent wider than that of conventional sensors. It adds up to a generous total of 12MP...

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    Pentax K10D review

    Pentax K10D review

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    The last Pentax SLR we reviewed, the K100D, is pleasing enough but disappointing in certain respects. The main issue is that it's cosmetically and technically hard to distinguish from all the Pentax cameras that have gone before

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    Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 review

    Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 review

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    Sony's first digital SLR looks like one of the most exciting and innovative newcomers to arrive on the scene for some time. With ten-million pixels, built-in anti-shake and 20 new lenses on the way, Sony has hit the ground running.

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    Canon EOS 400D review

    Canon EOS 400D review

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    The 400D, according to all the hype, is set to become the world's most popular digital SLR. In terms of looks, build and sheer usability, this tiny powerhouse of a camera borrows heavily from its acclaimed forerunner.

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    Nikon D40 review

    Nikon D40 review

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    There are going to be those who think that Nikon is at best foolish and at worst mad to launch a new digital SLR with only 6 megapixels. But that may just be a measure of how caught up we've all become in the megapixel war

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    Olympus E-500 review

    Olympus E-500 review

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    Olympus has obviously been listening to our gripes, with the E-500 looking like the camera the E-300 should have been all along. With more of a resemblance to the E-1 and a 'proper' digital SLR design, it also comes packed with clever photographic features

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    Canon EOS 30D review

    Canon EOS 30D review

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    The EOS 30D is designed for keen photographers who've outgrown entry-level models like the EOS 350D or Nikon D50, but who don't quite have the budget for a professional digital SLR

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    Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro review

    Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro review

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    The FinePix S3 is definitely a camera that will stay the course. If you're looking for a digital camera for sports or action photography look elsewhere, but if it's portraits or weddings you're into, then this could be the one

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    Canon EOS 20D kit review

    Canon EOS 20D kit review

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    Still haven't switched from a film SLR camera to a digital SLR, and you believe you can't be persuaded? Well prepare to be swayed, for you may well change your mind once you see the EOS 20D

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    Olympus E-400 review

    Olympus E-400 review

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    Welcome to the only really new SLR this year. The Nikon D80 is so similar to the D50/D70s that it doesn't really count as a 'new' design, while the Canon EOS 400D is essentially a revamped 350D and the Sony Alpha 00 is a heavily revised Dynax 5D.

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    Canon EOS 350D review

    Canon EOS 350D review

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    Upping the ante from the original EOS 300D, the newer 350D ushers in a8Mp CMOS sensor, along with Canon's excellent DIGIC II image processingengine. The 350D is also smaller than the 300D...

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    Sony Alpha 100 DSLR review

    Sony Alpha 100 DSLR review

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    Ever since Canon introduced the EOS-300D in 2003, the lower end of the SLR market has been one of the most profitable camera sectors. Canon and Nikon continue to dominate the market, making Sony rather late to the party.

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    Canon EOS 1Ds Mk II review

    Canon EOS 1Ds Mk II review

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    How many pixels are enough? That's the question that's most often asked by photographers contemplating the purchase of a digital camera. And can you ever have too many?

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