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Kodak ESP 9 all-in-one printer
3.5 stars

Kodak ESP 9 all-in-one printer

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The latest top of the range all in one printer, scanner, copier and fax from Kodak is a neat and well-specified black liveried device. A backlit blue-buttoned control panel graces the front of the printer below which are dual A4 and 6 x 4-inch paper feed... >>

Nikon D3x DSLR camera
4.5 stars

Nikon D3x DSLR camera

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The Nikon D3, this camera’s predecessor, was a camera optimising excellence in almost all areas. Enter the D3x, a camera that builds further on the superlatives already meted out to its predecessor. The D3x is pretty much identical to the D3, a camera... >>

Epson Stylus Photo PX700W printer
4.5 stars

Epson Stylus Photo PX700W printer

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It takes around 10 minutes to setup the extremely stylish-looking PX700W, once it’s freed from its box; following the step-by-step approach to set-up makes it very easy to do and follow, making getting the thing going and connected very user friendly... >>

Samsung NV9 digital camera
4.0 stars

Samsung NV9 digital camera

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Versatility has always been at the heart of Samsung’s compact cameras, the company happy to crowbar in features and advanced kittery normally spread across a variety of gadgets. True to form, the NV9 provides a host of clever features and functions... >>

Pentax K-m digital camera
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Pentax K-m digital camera

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Pentax’s pared down DSLR, the K-m, is a DSLR for beginners; those trading up from a compact, say, but wanting a less complicated experience. And as such, it does - pretty much - exactly what it says on the tin. However, is that simplicity a step to... >>

Nikon Coolpix P6000 digital camera
3.5 stars

Nikon Coolpix P6000 digital camera

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Nikon’s P6000 arrives with some very clever kit not least of which is the GPS data for “geo-tagging” images, where the location each image was made is stored as Global Positioning Satellite data within each image’s exif data. This enthusiast level... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 digital camera
4.5 stars

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 digital camera

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This new 10.1-megapixel and 18x bezoomed FZ28 ultra-zoom replaces its predecessor, the similarly designed FZ18, an 8.1-megapixel camera also with an 18x optical zoom lens, one of the best ultra-zooms available at the time of launch over a year ago. Today’s... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 digital camera
4.0 stars

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 digital camera

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 looks, at first glance, just like many other digital compacts on the market. It has a surprisingly uninspiring squared off design but with all metal build that enhances the camera’s appeal. So, the unassuming FX150 is actually... >>

Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD digital camera
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Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD digital camera

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The Fujifilm S2000HD brings some key Fuji technologies together with a super zoom optic and responsive handling with the cherry topping of 720p HD movie compatibility. As for those key Fuji technologies; Face Detection AF, the 15x Fujinon zoom lens, dual... >>

Canon IXUS 980 IS digital camera
4.0 stars

Canon IXUS 980 IS digital camera

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Canon can be applauded with its Digital IXUS 980 IS; applauded for creating a very different compact indeed, although its bold curves may mean you’ll either love or hate it. The camera’s only straight edges are those surrounding a rather excellent-to-use... >>

Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera
4.5 stars

Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera

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The PowerShot G10 steps up to the enthusiast end of digital camera plate with more than just a few tweaks over its predecessor, the popular PowerShot G9. As you might expect, the G10 is the recipient of a new, higher resolution sensor, with a 14.7 million... >>

Canon EOS 50D digital camera
4.5 stars

Canon EOS 50D digital camera

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The 50D enters the DSLR market pitched into the same sector as Nikon’s recent D300 and as such it has stiff competition. The new camera’s apparent similarity to the 40D masks a very different and much improved model in the 50D; almost every aspect... >>

Sony Cyber-shot DSC T77 digital camera
3.0 stars

Sony Cyber-shot DSC T77 digital camera

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As ultra-compacts come the Sony Cyber-shot DSC T77 a supremely pocketable at a mere 15mms thin and the slim-line design is offset nicely by a well made body that’s dominated on the back by the large 3-inch colour touch-sensitive screen. On the front,... >>

Epson P-7000 Multimedia Photo Viewer
4.5 stars

Epson P-7000 Multimedia Photo Viewer

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This is the latest generation of Epson’s multimedia display devices and the Epson P-7000 Multimedia Photo Player takes what was an undoubtedly an already good product range and adds a set of improvements to make the kit even more tempting. The P-7000... >>

Nikon D90 DSLR camera
4.5 stars

Nikon D90 DSLR camera

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Nikon’s DSLR boffins have been busy over the last year, introducing a range of new cameras including the top end D3 and the D300 last August; the D60 arrived in January this year and then the FX D700 (FX, Nikon’s moniker for its full frame DSLRs)... >>

Nikon Coolpix S610 digital camera
4.0 stars

Nikon Coolpix S610 digital camera

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It’s been but a few sparse months since the Coolpix S600 passed through the test bay doors but when it did, it was the top-most camera in the Nikon Style range of compacts. Enter stage left the latest range of Style cameras from Nikon, the S610 forming... >>

Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ81B television
4.5 stars

Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ81B television

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Panasonic has introduced the World’s first flat panel TV with a built-in Freesat tuner and it’s a cracker. The 46-inch model we had to test has Full HD 1080P resolution, though its blocky black lines aren’t the most stylish on offer today, it is... >>

Olympus E-3 DSLR camera
4.5 stars

Olympus E-3 DSLR camera

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Olympus’ E-3 is the company’s flagship DSLR and provides a professional level of build and specification at a semi-professional price point. The first thing about the camera you notice however is its bulk. The magnesium alloy body weighs in at 810g... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera
4.5 stars

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera

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Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LX3 is a modern-looking retro-styled digital compact designed to offer the enthusiast snapper a compact high-quality shooting environment, and to do it, Panasonic has pulled off a few neat tricks. The LX3 offers a neat set of advanced... >>

Casio Exilim Card EX-S10 digital camera
4.0 stars

Casio Exilim Card EX-S10 digital camera

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The Exilim EX-S10 is billed as the World’s slimmest digital compact and it is certainly very thin indeed. The S10 sits perched at the top of the Casio Exilim Card range above the S880 and comes in a variety of striking colours including red, white,... >>

Olympus E-520 DSLR camera
4.5 stars

Olympus E-520 DSLR camera

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The E-520 arrives packed full of clever kit the likes of which would make any enthusiast snapper salivate and some pros a little envious. Like the E-510 before it, the E-520 has a 10-megapixel resolution, Live MOS sensor equipped with Olympus’ excellent... >>

Samsung NV4 compact camera
4.0 stars

Samsung NV4 compact camera

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Samsung’s NV4 is a slim stylish camera that features a 3x optical zoom lens that does not protrude from the front of the camera keeping the svelte lines intact even when it’s in use. The lens sits in the top right hand corner on the face of the camera... >>

Epson Stylus S20 printer
3.5 stars

Epson Stylus S20 printer

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Epson’s Stylus S20 provides a budget entry point into Epson’s range of borderless printers. Utilising separate DURABrite pigment inks that cost around £5.99 each, the S20 is designed to be an all-purpose printer with photo capability and with affordability... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera - First Look

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera - First Look

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A brave stand by Panasonic sees the DMC-LX3 arrive without playing chase in the ever more pixel race. Panasonic has decided not increase the resolution (for the record, the LX3 is a 10-megapixel camera) at the expense of image quality but has created... >>

Sharp Aquos BD-HP20H Blu-ray player
4.0 stars

Sharp Aquos BD-HP20H Blu-ray player

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Most Blu-ray players are still expensive pieces of kit and so it’s most welcome indeed to find that Sharp’s BD-HP20H retails for under £400 and more importantly, it is available – with astute shopping around – for another hundred quid less. However,... >>

Epson Stylus SX400 all-in-one printer
4.0 stars

Epson Stylus SX400 all-in-one printer

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The new Epson Stylus SX400 (and apart from the LCD screen, the otherwise identical SX200 variant) is a stylish and relatively compact all-in-one inkjet printer, scanner and copier. The "cost effective" tag from Epson suits too as the SX200 costs £79.99... >>

Lexmark X560n multifunction printer
3.5 stars

Lexmark X560n multifunction printer

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The X560n is a bulky 41kg in weight but is robust enough to exude a reliable air once it is prized from the box, although then you can see that it’s actually not that attractive to look at. Despite this, it does looks like it means business, with a... >>

Nikon Coolpix S600 digital camera
4.0 stars

Nikon Coolpix S600 digital camera

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The S600 wears its "Style" moniker well with a metal body and a good set of easy-to-use point and shoot features that include that fast start-up time, advanced functions such as auto ISO mode and high ISO capability (up to ISO 3200) and excellent photographic... >>

Canon PowerShot G9 digital camera
4.0 stars

Canon PowerShot G9 digital camera

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The G-series of Canon compacts are Canon’s premium enthusiast-level compacts providing DSLR-like features and controls within a more compact and portable body. The G9 arrives amidst a marketplace packed to the gunnels with "affordable" DSLRs against... >>

Roxio Toast 9 Titanium - Mac
4.5 stars

Roxio Toast 9 Titanium - Mac

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The ninth incarnation of Toast brings the renowned £70 Mac burning software into the high definition era with support for Blu-ray burning (though disappointingly only via an optional plug-in for another £14.99) and even allows burning of "normal" DVDs... >>

Sigma DP1 digital camera
3.5 stars

Sigma DP1 digital camera

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From the outset, the Sigma DP1 was going to be a headline grabber as it held out the promise of DSLR image quality in a pocketable package and all this from a relatively small camera manufacturer best known for it’s lens making. It offers this possible... >>

Fujifilm FinePix S100fs digital camera
3.5 stars

Fujifilm FinePix S100fs digital camera

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I’m a little worried. The FinePix S100fs is a significant piece of kit from a manufacturer that produces some ace kit and on paper; the S100fs certainly looks the biz. The DSLR-styled bridge compact is actually not very compact at all weighing in at... >>

Sony Alpha 350 digital camera
4.5 stars

Sony Alpha 350 digital camera

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Sony has marched on with its Alpha range of DSLRs introducing what now seems to be a full set of cameras from the budget to the top, enthusiast, market with the Alpha 200, Alpha 300, Alpha 350 and of course the Alpha 700; the A350 marks the mid-point... >>

Kodak EasyShare V1273 digital camera
2.5 stars

Kodak EasyShare V1273 digital camera

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The Kodak EasyShare V1273 looks very nice and sports some clever technology that includes the meat of its sibling, the V1253 and some new twists. This means you get Face detection AF, Perfect Touch technology and Smart Capture that, similar to Pentax’s... >>

Nikon Coolpix P60 digital camera
4.0 stars

Nikon Coolpix P60 digital camera

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The Nikon Coolpix P60 is one step up from the P50 we tested back on December 2007. It sits in Nikon’s "Performance" Coolpix range (hence that "P" in the name) and offers an 8.1-megapixel resolution and neat shooting features similar to the P50, but... >>

Pentax K200 D DSLR camera
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Pentax K200 D DSLR camera

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The K200D follows the footsteps of its forbear, the K100D, offering a budget price camera but with a mid-to-high-end specification. Make no mistake, the K200D is a compact and simple to use DSLR that makes the art of snapping a cinch, (barring some minor... >>

Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS digital camera
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Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS digital camera

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The Canon IXUS 970 IS updates the IXUS 950 IS providing improved technology on various fronts, but significantly it sports a 5x optical zoom lens and another 2 megapixels giving the camera a 10-megapixel resolution. The new lens has a disappointing wide... >>

Kodak EasyShare M893 IS
3.5 stars

Kodak EasyShare M893 IS

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Hard on the heals of Kodak’s M863, which we tested a few weeks back, the M893 IS offers a very similar specification in a very similar body size and style too. A stylish, lightweight snapper it feels rather plasticy; it’s equipped with a decent resolution... >>

Wacom Cintiq 12WX interactive pen display
4.5 stars

Wacom Cintiq 12WX interactive pen display

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Any graphics professional or computer artist will know a graphics tablet is as indispensable as the hand they use to draw with. Wacom’s introduction of the Cintiq range and now, specifically, the introduction of the Cintiq 12WX and reviewed here, is... >>

Pentax Optio A40 digital camera
3.5 stars

Pentax Optio A40 digital camera

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The Optio A40 is an advanced compact digital model that aims to provide high quality images with ease of use but with a rich feature set. And glancing across the camera's rounded lines and the specification it's quickly apparent that this premium Pentax... >>

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 digital camera
4.5 stars

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 digital camera

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When I first prized the FZ18 from its box, two things, the small size, and the rather uninspiring plastic build struck me. Even turning the thing on, which is a fleet affair, takes less than a second and the enormous zoom range on offer does not make... >>

Kodak EasyShare M863 digital camera
3.5 stars

Kodak EasyShare M863 digital camera

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Kodak’s latest M-series model is the stylish little M863, a small snapper that features face detection AF and Perfect Touch technology. So, it looks nice and has some nice features but is it any good? Let’s find out. Kodak’s range of new models... >>

Epson Photo Viewer P-5000 USB 80GB Multimedia Storage Viewer
4.0 stars

Epson Photo Viewer P-5000 USB 80GB Multimedia Storage Viewer

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Epson’s P5000 viewer provides a compact high-capacity storage and multimedia-viewing system, which, like its forbear the P4000, combines excellent screen quality, plenty of storage space, ease of use and tough build quality. And what you get is a tough... >>

Nikon D60 DSLR camera
4.0 stars

Nikon D60 DSLR camera

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The D60 arrives in the wake of the D3 and D300 and slots into the range above the D40 (which stays on as part of the Nikon crew) and below the D80 replacing the D40x. And the similarities to that camera are obvious as soon as you pick the thing up. The... >>

Epson Stylus Photo R360 printer
4.0 stars

Epson Stylus Photo R360 printer

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The Epson Stylus Photo R360 basks in the glow of a sub-£100 price and combines a nice 3.5-inch colour LCD with easy to use controls, stand-alone six-ink printing, and memory card slots for stand-alone printing. For the latter you get compatibility with... >>

Nikon D3 DSLR camera
4.5 stars

Nikon D3 DSLR camera

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There’s no denying that the Nikon D3 is a lot of camera, sporting a host of advanced features befitting a camera pitched at the top level of professional shooting - it even comes equipped with Live View. And before you ask, yes, it can auto-focus using... >>

Epson Stylus Photo 1400 printer
4.0 stars

Epson Stylus Photo 1400 printer

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The Stylus Photo 1400 is a well made beast with a silver and black livery that makes for an attractive package and while in use its bulk means it leaves a fair sized footprint, its articulated and telescopic feed and delivery trays mean its neat when... >>

Samsung GX10 DSLR camera
4.0 stars

Samsung GX10 DSLR camera

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Samsung’s entry in to the DSLR marketplace came by rebadging Pentax DSLRs and allows the company to build a corner in the market from which it can attempt to expand its market share. Samsung threw money at building its compact model market share and... >>

Samsung i7 digital camera
3.5 stars

Samsung i7 digital camera

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It’s taken me some time to get to play with the i7 but it’s worth a look since it is a very interesting camera indeed, or rather, it’s a very interesting multimedia device. And anyone familiar with Samsung camera products will know the company is... >>

Nikon D300 DSLR camera
4.5 stars

Nikon D300 DSLR camera

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The D300’s new higher resolution sensor means Nikon has had to develop a new processing engine called Expeed that chews through the camera’s 16-bit files that are downsampled to 12 or 14-bit NEF RAWs or 8-bit TIFF or JPEG files. The boost in resolution... >>