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Canon CanoScan 8600F scanner
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Canon CanoScan 8600F scanner

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Canon’s CanoScan 8600F is an attractive A4 scanner with built-in Film Adapter Unit, erm ... film scanning hood. The silver liveried scanner has a black strip across the top plate, a top plate that houses the FAU and seven EX Buttons, providing fast,... >>

Canon PowerShot A550 digital camera
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Canon PowerShot A550 digital camera

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The A5509 replaces the A530 incorporating several new features for improved ease of use. It’s a blocky looking beastie but actually quite small and although the predominantly plastic build helps keep the price down, it feels remarkably tough in the... >>

HP Scanjet 8200 scanner
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HP Scanjet 8200 scanner

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The Scanjet 8200 is more business scanning machine than strictly a photo scanner, you can even buy it with an additional automatic document feeder, by having said that it can scan A4 documents on the A4 plate, negatives (four frames on a strip) and slides... >>

Kodak EasyShare V803 digital camera
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Kodak EasyShare V803 digital camera

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Kodak’s latest V-series cameras have two new additions; identical apart from the V803 has an 8-megapixel sensor the other, the V1003 has a 10-megapixel sensor. Each is available in a range of natty colours and here I test the black 8-megapixel variant,... >>

Epson DX6000 All In One Printer Scanner and Copier
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Epson DX6000 All In One Printer Scanner and Copier

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The DX6000 provides some great improvements over its predecessor, the DX4800 including better styling and it has a smaller, more desk friendly footprint. It has front loading memory card slots built-in that cater to CompactFlash Type I/II, Memory Stick,... >>

Olympus Mju 750 digital camera
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Olympus Mju 750 digital camera

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The wedge shaped Olympus Mju 750 slots into the company’s range between the Mju 1000 and the Tonka-tough Mju 725SW, which boasts full shock and waterproofing, compared here with “mere” weatherproofing. In fact, the camera can contend with “splashing... >>

Nikon Coolpix S9 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix S9 digital camera

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Nikon’s 6-megapixel CoolPix S9 digital camera is a very cute-looking and lightweight (it is just 115g in weight) camera that has an excellent and large 2.5-inch screen (there’s no optical viewfinder, a problem during the bright conditions I shot this... >>

Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera
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Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera

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The Pentax K10D is reassuringly robust as you heft it out of the box, it has a tough plastic body with a metal chassis. This robust body design provides a reassuring feel when handling the camera and when shooting, particularly if you’re out and about... >>

Nikon Coolpix S10 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix S10 digital camera

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The S10’s stand out feature is its curvaceous waveform bodywork that looks extremely nice and is actually rather nice to hold as well. But the first impression I had out of the box, was, well, cheap! It’s an all-plastic model and it lacks the tough-as-teak... >>

Canon IXUS 850IS digital camera
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Canon IXUS 850IS digital camera

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The Canon IXUS 850IS follows the IXUS lineage; a very nicely made and nicely designed ultra-compact stainless steel bodied compact digital camera. Some signature features of the new camera include another million pixels over the 800IS, its predecessor... >>

Lexmark X5470 All–in-One printer
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Lexmark X5470 All–in-One printer

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All-in-one printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines are one of the best ways to go if you need all the devices on offer but suffer from a lack of desk space. The X5470 may not be particularly small but it looks quite nice thanks a clean and stylish... >>

Canon Powershot G7 digital camera
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Canon Powershot G7 digital camera

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The G-series of Canon compacts marked themselves from the crowd of other high-end models by providing a near professional level of specification in a (some would say) “bulky” but robustly built package. Well the latest in the lineage, the G7 fulfills... >>

Olympus Mju 1000 All Weather digital camera
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Olympus Mju 1000 All Weather digital camera

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Another week and another 10-megapixel compact arrives and it’s the Olympus Mju 1000, the 11th model in the Mju range. The 1000 is a very smart, stainless steel bodied compact that certainly looks very pretty. It is also weatherproofed; that all metal... >>

Olympus Mju 725SW digital camera
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Olympus Mju 725SW digital camera

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About 2 weeks ago I finished the test of Ricoh’s 500G Wide, a ruggedised digital compact; it espoused design finesse for practicality and provided a great package as a family snapper the kids could use and yet remain the workman’s tool it is designed... >>

Kodak EasyShare G600 compact photo printer
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Kodak EasyShare G600 compact photo printer

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The Kodak EasyShare G600 printer dock is a compact and well-built little beast that provides a docking station for compatible EasyShare cameras via their own docking adapter, it’ll even charge the camera as it sits on the top as well. The printer also... >>

Olympus E400 DSLR digital camera
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Olympus E400 DSLR digital camera

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On its announcement in July 2006, the E400 entered the world of digital photography as the Worlds smallest and lightest DSLR; Nikon has introduced the also svelte D40 since then but it is light four million pixels compared to the E400. Other key kit includes... >>

Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide digital camera
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Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide digital camera

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Six months after it was first announced, Ricoh has finally released the 500G in the UK. Ricoh has a lineage of tough cameras and the 500G is the latest and an update of the very similar 400G. Key spec on this model is a very nice 28-85mm, 3x optical zoom... >>

Kodak EasyShare Z710 digital camera
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Kodak EasyShare Z710 digital camera

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The Kodak EasyShare Z710 lifts the resolution stakes of its predecessor the Z650 by a million pixels but otherwise is identical in almost all respects. A lightweight, plastic body feels fragile and creaky but thanks to some rubberised, and nicely molded... >>

HP Photosmart D7360 printer
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HP Photosmart D7360 printer

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HP now has an inkjet system in place that is simple to use and uses excellent easy-to-use technology that makes printing less a chore and actually quite fun. The D7360 incorporates HP’s latest, high capacity Vivera separate ink tanks, its new Advanced... >>

Canon EOS 400D DSLR camera
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Canon EOS 400D DSLR camera

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Canon’s latest budget DSLR, the 400D, hits the shops with a very nice feature set and a lot of new kit over its predecessor, the 350D. For a start, there’s another 2 megapixels worth of resolution on a CMOS sensor featuring a much improved micro-lens... >>

Ads Tech DVDXpress DX2
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Ads Tech DVDXpress DX2

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The DVDXpress DX2 is a compact, lightweight little silver brushed aluminum and black liveried box that boasts a set of inputs on the back and a USB port for connecting it to a Windows computer. A power and a capture lamp illuminate on the front when it’s... >>

Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera
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Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera

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The K100D is a compact well specified D-SLR that in terms of its retail price takes on the likes of Nikon’s D50 but is specified closer to the Canon EOS 400D. It also replaces its predecessor, the *ist DS2. There’s a lot of camera here for your money,... >>

Pentax Optio A20 digital camera
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Pentax Optio A20 digital camera

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So often these days a 10-megapixel compact means images full to bursting with noise, Fuji has gone a long way to controlling that noise in its cameras and on the evidence of this camera, Pentax has been working hard to subdue it too. The A20 is a neatly... >>

HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-one printer
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HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-one printer

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Just like the C4180, the C5180 is a neat and compact AIO that provides a comprehensive package of office tools for the busy home office user. It can print general documents quickly and allows you to print fair photo quality prints as well up to A4. Unlike... >>

Denon launches S-81DAB Stereo System with integrated iPod support

Denon launches S-81DAB Stereo System with integrated iPod support

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Denon has added to its Smart “Life” series with the S-81DAB Stereo System, which it markets as having full iPod integration as standard.The device features blue-lit controls on the front, and supports MP3 CDs as well as regular. There’s a dedicated... >>

Nikon D80 DSLR digital camera
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Nikon D80 DSLR digital camera

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Take an air pump to Nikon’s D50 and start inflating, then surgically remove – and adjust – a large dollop of kit from the Nikon D200, mix in a smidgen of the Nikon D70s, stir briskly and you get … a Nikon D80. The D80’s lineage builds on the... >>

Nikon Coolpix S10 digital camera - FIRST LOOK

Nikon Coolpix S10 digital camera - FIRST LOOK

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Photokina 2006 saw the arrival of a raft of new Nikons, and one of the most interesting is this, the Coolpix S10. Carrying the torch for the companies swivel body/lens cameras, the S10 features a neat and curvaceous body style that makes it very distinctive... >>

Casio Exilim Card EX-Z700 digital camera
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Casio Exilim Card EX-Z700 digital camera

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Casio has a range of high tech and well-priced digital cameras of which the Z700 is one of the latest. The new all metal camera replaces the 6-megapixel Z600 and offers another million pixels, 7.2 (effective) megapixels to be precise. A series of neat... >>

Epson R2400 A3+ Printer
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Epson R2400 A3+ Printer

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Gone are the days of darkroom printing and as we’ll see, from the results of printers such as this, you’ll never want to step back into the dark ages. The R2400 supercedes the Stylus Photo 2100/2200 and out of the box, the R2400 is certainly less... >>

Casio Exilim Card EX-S770 digital camera
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Casio Exilim Card EX-S770 digital camera

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The S770 is the camera equivalent of a catwalk model, thinner than perhaps you might think normal, but stunning looking nevertheless particularly in the right outfit. And the S770 comes with three liveries: red, silver (tested here) and blue, so you’ve... >>

Fuji FinePix F30 digital camera
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Fuji FinePix F30 digital camera

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The F30 is just on the chunky side of being very compact indeed, as if it’s been affected by a little middle age spread. A slight portliness across its belly, just round the lens housing gives it the look of a well dressed gent having had one good dinner... >>

Wacom Intuos3 Pen Tablet: A6 Wide
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Wacom Intuos3 Pen Tablet: A6 Wide

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Using a graphics pad can seem a tad strange at first, but once you’ve tinkered for a while when editing an image, video clip or graphic, you quickly realise the advantages over a mouse. The Wacom Intuos3 A6 Wide provides excellent support for the ever-growing... >>

Lexmark X3480 All In One Printer Scanner and Copier
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Lexmark X3480 All In One Printer Scanner and Copier

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The X3480 is a compact All-in-One printer, copier and scanner. The blocky design might not be much to write home about but it feels sturdier than some of the recent efforts from Lexmark, but you have to remember that it’s an AiO built to a price. Its... >>

Ricoh Caplio R5 digital camera
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Ricoh Caplio R5 digital camera

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My first impressions of the R5 are of a svelte, compact digital compact, its all-metal body is both sturdy and nice to hold thanks to a subtle curve (accentuated by the body styling) on the right side of the body. Out of the box the machine seems to fit... >>

Kodak EasyShare P712 digital camera
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Kodak EasyShare P712 digital camera

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The new Kodak EasyShare P712 replaces its predecessor, the P850 and as such takes top slot in Kodak’s "P" (for Pro) range. Like its predecessor, the new model comes packed with advanced features and plenty of control options for those who want to get... >>

HP Photosmart C4180 all-in-one printer
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HP Photosmart C4180 all-in-one printer

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The C4180 is a compact All-in-one (AIO) device designed to produce fast general document printing but with the addition of an extra photo ink cartridge so you can print photos as well. It's small size is achieved by using a u-bend paper feed design and... >>

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1000 digital camera
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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1000 digital camera

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The Casio EX-Z1000 is a remarkable-looking little camera that proves Casio can create stylish and pocketable digital cameras with the best of them. The headline-grabbing feature is surely the 10.1-megapixel top resolution setting with all those pixels... >>

Joby GorillapodSLR camera tripod
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Joby GorillapodSLR camera tripod

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Earlier this year we reviewed the Gorillapod from Joby. Now 2 months on, the company has released an SLR version for the heavier camera. Whether you opt for the smaller Gorillapod or the larger version here, the GorillapodSLR is not – as the name suggests... >>

Epson Stylus Photo RX640 All in one printer
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Epson Stylus Photo RX640 All in one printer

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The RX640 follows a lineage of AIOs from Epson that has seen the range grow from the RX600 and the RX500, RX520 through to the RX620, this, the RX640 and of course the range topping and previously tested RX700. So there’s no doubt that the range is... >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1 digital camera
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Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1 digital camera

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Panasonic says the TZ1 is a “Travelers Treasure”, but it looks, well, a little less like a gem and is a bit on the clunky side. It’s not that small for a compact and it’s not that stylish either. It’s just a bit boring to look at. However, that... >>

Sony Alpha 100 DSLR digital camera
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Sony Alpha 100 DSLR digital camera

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The Sony Alpha 100 is a compact and relatively lightweight 10-megapixel D-SLR that is based around the Konica Minolta core technologies of a CCD-shift Anti Shake system and the Dynax lens mount. They have been adopted by Sony with the former now called... >>

Epson Stylus Photo RX700 all-in-one photo printer
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Epson Stylus Photo RX700 all-in-one photo printer

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The RX700 is the flagship model in Epson's new range of all-in-one printers (the other three are the RX 600, 620 and the RX640) and as such offers the most comprehensive set of tools in the range. For starters you get 5760 x 1440dpi print resolution,... >>

Fuji FinePix F470 digital camera
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Fuji FinePix F470 digital camera

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Featherweight it may be in terms of physical dimensions and weight but it also featherweight in specification. The F470 has standard 6-megapixel sensor (as opposed to a Fuji SuperCCD) at the top of its spec’ billing, 10-scene modes include the usual... >>

Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner
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Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner

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Over the last 2 years Epson has produced some exceptional scanners, the 4870 was a cracker, followed a year later by the 4990, which improved the package even further. In short they’re great scanners for both flat reflective originals such as photo... >>

Canon Powershot S3IS digital camera
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Canon Powershot S3IS digital camera

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Updates seem to come thick and fast where cameras such as this, the Canon S3IS are concerned and in this case, the S3 features some minor tweaks in terms of overall changes, but tweaks, which, nevertheless, make a significant difference in terms of what... >>

Canon PIXMA iX4000 printer
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Canon PIXMA iX4000 printer

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The Canon PIXMA iX4000 provides a neat feature set in terms of both the paper it can handle and the speed of the output, although as we’ll see it’s not quite as fast as Canon make out. The iX4000 has 4800x1200dpi printing with 2-picolitre (two billionth’s... >>

Nikon D200 digital SLR camera
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Nikon D200 digital SLR camera

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The closest camera to the new D200 in terms of specification, build and handling is Nikon’s D2x but the D200 is lighter and smaller than that camera yet features most of that camera's power – if not exceeds it – in terms in terms of both shooting... >>

Ricoh Caplio R4 digital camera
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Ricoh Caplio R4 digital camera

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The Ricoh Caplio R4 builds on the R-Series range, offering a svelte, well-styled compact digital camera that provides a level of specification and shooting options akin to a much more expensive camera. A new square-pixel type, 6-megapixel sensor provides... >>

Lastolite Cubelite portable studio (3ft version)
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Lastolite Cubelite portable studio (3ft version)

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The Cubelite is a portable studio in a box that provides a light tent of varying sizes from 2ft growing to 6ft in size (we tested the 3ft version) and lighting kit that provides a controlled lighting environment for just about anything that will fit inside... >>

Nikon Coolpix P3 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix P3 digital camera

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The Nikon Coolpix P3 slips into the Coolpix range above the P1 and P2 and alongside the otherwise identical P4, identical that is apart from the P4 lacks the WiFi connectivity found on the P3. Top of the specification otherwise, is an 8.1-megapixel CCD... >>