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Kodak ESP 5250 all-in-one printer
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Kodak ESP 5250 all-in-one printer

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Kodak’s latest all in one printer, copier and scanner is a compact, attractive looking, machine that combines a scanner, copier and photo quality printer combining low ink costs with good photo output and nice scans if you just need relatively small... >>

Roxio Popcorn 4 - Mac
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Roxio Popcorn 4 - Mac

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Popcorn seemed somewhat superfluous when it was first launched and particularly considering it sat alongside Roxio’s class leading Mac burning software, Toast. Now, Popcorn 4 has matured and the improved format flexibility, YouTube publishing and the... >>

Wacom Intuos4 Pen Tablet
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Wacom Intuos4 Pen Tablet

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Anyone familiar with the use of graphics pad or tablet will know the more precise and controlled advantages offered by working on photos or video, say, with the more natural “drawing” interface a tablet allows than the blunt instrument that is a mouse... >>

Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera
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Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera

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The new EOS 7D is a fully redesigned EOS with high performance in mind so the new, extremely well-specified, EOS marks a step change for Canon's EOS models featuring an 18MP APS-C sized sensor and HD video to name two of the key features. At first glance... >>

Ricoh CX2 digital camera
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Ricoh CX2 digital camera

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The Ricoh CX2 is basically the same as the CX1, it looks stylish and is undoubtedly well made; once again we had the black liveried version to test, though silver and a two-tone version with a coloured top plate are available. A simple control layout... >>

Nikon D300s DSLR camera
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Nikon D300s DSLR camera

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The D300s updates the D300 with some major and not so major features. Obvious among them is the addition of a 720p movie-shooting mode with contrast detection AF while shooting in Tripod movie mode. Hand-held movie shooting the focusing is fixed or you... >>

Ricoh GR Digital Mk III digital camera
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Ricoh GR Digital Mk III digital camera

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The new Ricoh GR Digital Mk III marks a big step-up from the Mk II, previously the company’s quality compact for the enthusiast or professional needing a decent and pocketable back-up camera. The new camera has high image quality at its core, at least... >>

Pentax K-7 DSLR camera
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Pentax K-7 DSLR camera

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In my 20-odd years reviewing camera gear, it’s fair to say Pentax has consistently built excellent cameras and while their market share might not be what their kit deserves, the introduction of the new Pentax K-7 is typical of the company: a feature-rich... >>

Olympus Pen E-P1 digital camera
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Olympus Pen E-P1 digital camera

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Olympus’ latest digital camera harks back, in terms of the name at least, to the famed Pen range of half frame (a half frame of 35mm film that is) Olympus cameras first introduced in 1959 and that heralded the sale of 17-million units between its launch... >>

Casio Exilim EX-FS10 digital camera
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Casio Exilim EX-FS10 digital camera

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The Exilim EX-FS10 is a stylishly smooth and slim line model yet with a tough aluminium casing with a highly lacquered finish available in a range of of blue, gray, red and white colours for those wanting a slightly different slant to the camera. So,... >>

Nikon D5000 DSLR camera
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Nikon D5000 DSLR camera

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Nikon’s D5000 amounts to Nikon slicing up another segment of the DSLR market pie, ensuring that they have a camera for all sectors and budgets. As such it slots into the company’s line up above the “entry level” D60 but below the enthusiast oriented... >>

Canon EOS 5D Mk II DSLR camera
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Canon EOS 5D Mk II DSLR camera

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The EOS 5D Mk II arrives with some significant feature reinforcements over the original 5D and the top one is predictably the full (35mm) frame 21.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that provides a serious resolution bump from the 5D of over 8MP. The new sensor... >>

Epson Stylus Photo R1900 printer
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Epson Stylus Photo R1900 printer

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The R1900 has been around a little while now but still represents Epson’s more affordable entry into eight-colour printing using Epson’s pigment based UltraChrome H-Gloss separate inks. You get the “normal” four cyan, black, magenta and yellow... >>

LG KF900 Prada II
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LG KF900 Prada II

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LG’s KF900 handset is a smoothly stylish piece of mobile phone technology featuring a superb 3-inch touchscreen and a slide-open body that hides an excellent to use QWERTY keyboard. Given the Prada marketing slant, as you’d expect, the phone’s fairly... >>

Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Pro - Mac
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Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Pro - Mac

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The latest incarnation of Toast brings the renowned Mac burning software as a dual set of software that provides for a "Pro" version that adds even more tools for your digital media creation, production and burning needs. The Toast 10 Titanium Pro part... >>

Olympus E-620 DSLR camera
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Olympus E-620 DSLR camera

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The E-620 is the latest addition to Olympus’ E-series of DSLRs and sits above the (bulkier) E-520 and below the recent E-30, with which it shares many features, including the 12.3MP Live-MOS sensor. In fact it’s hard to put your finger on exactly... >>

Nikon Coolpix L100 compact camera
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Nikon Coolpix L100 compact camera

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The L100 is the new top-of-the-range; long zoom snapper from Nikon topping its "Life" range of easy to use budget models. It’s 10-megapixel sensor sports sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) to help things stay steady at longer zooms and in low light... >>

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX1 television
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Sony Bravia KDL-40EX1 television

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The Sony KDL-40EX1 is a slim line, 40-inch HD LCD TV that would not look out of place on the wall of any home, because the whole design ethos with the EX1 is that it can double up as a kind of giant, 40-inch digital picture frame as well as the hub for... >>

Ricoh CX1 compact camera
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Ricoh CX1 compact camera

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The Ricoh CX1 looks stylish and is undoubtedly well made once you heft the all metal compact from its box, but looks otherwise unremarkable. The black liveried version we had to test has a rather simple control layout that belies the underlying complexity,... >>

Nikon Coolpix L19 camera
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Nikon Coolpix L19 camera

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Nikon’s Life range of easy to use compacts has seen a revamp in recent months and the L19 sits mid-way within the range below the (yep, you guessed it) L20 and oddly, the range topping L100 but above the, wait for it … L18! The camera’s plastic... >>

Olympus E-30 DSLR camera
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Olympus E-30 DSLR camera

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Olympus’ first and newest pro-consumer DSLR, the E-30, sits beneath the E-3, sat at the top of the Olympus FourThirds System range and above the E-520 and more effectively bridges a gap for Olympus aficionados between the keen snappers and enthusiasts.... >>

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300 digital camera
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300 digital camera

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The W300 is a svelte and stylish snapper from Sony; its titanium, scratch resistant bodywork has a good heft (though it’s a pity the scratch resistant coating did not extend to the screen, which arrived already scratched from previous reviewers), as... >>

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10 digital camera
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10 digital camera

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Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-H10 replaces the previous H3 model and as such sits snugly beneath the other "H" models in the range, which is topped by the DSC-H50 and now the latest and newest DSC-HX1. Key features include the 8.1-megapixel, 1/2.5-inch CCD,... >>

Samsung L310W digital camera
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Samsung L310W digital camera

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The L310W is Samsung’s compact gambit for those trading up to a higher specified digital model, or perhaps those needing to get a little more control of their shots. To that end the L310W has a rich feature set that includes a modicum of manual controls... >>

Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS digital camera
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Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS digital camera

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The Kodak M1093 IS sports 10-megapixel resolution that Kodak claims is enough for 30 x 40-inch prints. Well yes, it is, but with a few caveats as we’ll see. Other kit that this remarkably well-priced model has includes a sharp, Kodak Retinar Aspheric... >>