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Epson P4000 photo viewer
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Epson P4000 photo viewer

By Doug Harman

Epson’s P4000 viewer is a compact high-capacity storage and multimedia viewer device that seems to offer a great combination of screen quality, memory card compatibility, and durability. The P4000 has an aluminum body shell with signature plastic fascias... Read more

Nikon Coolpix L3 digital camera
3.5 stars

Nikon Coolpix L3 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Sitting snuggly in the middle of Nikon's three new entry-level cameras, the Coolpix L3 promises a 5.1-megapixel resolution with a smattering of neat subject modes all wrapped in a stylish package. The camera sports the same F3.2-5.3, 38-116mm 3x zoom... Read more

Joby Gorillapod camera tripod
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Joby Gorillapod camera tripod

By Doug Harman

Gorillapod is not – as the name suggests – an MP3 player for gorillas, nor is it a pod into which you place a captured gorilla, it is in fact an extremely clever mini tripod. And while gorillas might be found hanging around in trees, or balancing... Read more

Lexmark X2470 all in one printer
3.5 stars

Lexmark X2470 all in one printer

By Doug Harman

The first impression provided by the X2470 as you lift from the box and packaging is its flimsy-feeling plastic bodywork and that oh so blocky shape.However, it takes only a few minutes to get it striped of the packing tape, packing paper, polystyrene... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 digital camera
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 digital camera

By Doug Harman

The LS2 fits into the Lumix range near the bottom and has a price to match – a penny shy of £150. But that should be music to the ears of anyone working on a tight budget but requiring plenty of photography bang for their buck. The LS2 features a 5-megapixel... Read more

Sony Alpha 100 DSLR digital camera - FIRST LOOK

Sony Alpha 100 DSLR digital camera - FIRST LOOK

By Doug Harman

My introduction to the first ever Sony D-SLR, the Alpha 100 took place after a 2 hours drive into the Morrocan desert, North Africa. Fireworks, music, and a mock attack by horse and camel mounted Berbers and the new Alpha had arrived, even if we had to... Read more

Terratec Grabster AV400
3.5 stars

Terratec Grabster AV400

By Doug Harman

If you're still making the transition from analogue to digital, Terratec hopes it can help you do it a little bit faster, but can a simple box that promises so much really deliver? We find out. The aluminium-built Terratec Grabster AV400 sits neatly angled... Read more

Pentax Optio T10 digital camera
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Pentax Optio T10 digital camera

By Doug Harman

The Optio T10 from Pentax marks the arrival of a third touchscreen digital compact in as many months, the competition shaping up in the form of Sony’s Cyber-shot N1 and Kodak’s EasyShare One. However, it was Toshiba with its 2002 launched and similarly... Read more

Plustek OpticFilm 7200i scanner
3.5 stars

Plustek OpticFilm 7200i scanner

By Doug Harman

So you've gone digital? But let me quess, you've got a shoe box full of photographs that just aren't getting a look in over your digital collection? Plustek hope to change this with its compact, dedicated, 35mm film or negative film scanner. The 7200i... Read more

Pentax Optio W10 digital camera
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Pentax Optio W10 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Pentax’s WP series of waterproofed cameras has received a boost with the fully waterproof W10; a 3x optical zoom compact boasting 6-megapixel resolution and a hat full of scene modes. While the camera’s styling could be called bland, it’s bland... Read more

Kodak EasyShare V610 digital camera
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Kodak EasyShare V610 digital camera

By Doug Harman

The dual lensed V610 follows on from Kodak’s wide-angle lensed V570, which provided an ultra-wide-angle dual zoom optic; here the V610 provides two lenses in a single, slim line body that together provide a 38-380mm, 10x optical zoom range (and I’ve... Read more

Canon PowerShot A540 digital camera
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Canon PowerShot A540 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Canon’s "A" PowerShot range of digital compacts are aimed at the more consumer end of the market, unlike the company's more stylish and arguably more sophisticated IXUS counterparts. Nevertheless, just because the new A540 may be built without the enthusiast... Read more

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 digital camera
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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60 digital camera

By Doug Harman

The Casio Exilim range continues to grow and this, the latest little Exilim puts a marker down for those requiring a simple and easy to use digital camera with a modicum of extras thrown in to help get better results. The Z60 also features a whopping... Read more

Canon Digital IXUS 60 digital camera
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Canon Digital IXUS 60 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Canon produces a comprehensive range of digital cameras with models to suit almost anybody; it's a range that keeps getting stronger. The IXUS 60 marks another step in the IXUS product ladder, placing it below the new IXUS 65 and above the IXUS 55. Arguably,... Read more

Casio Exilim Card EX-S600 digital camera
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Casio Exilim Card EX-S600 digital camera

By Doug Harman

This, the latest edition to the company's range and without a doubt strengthens Casio's Exilim Card camera collection. The EX-S600 combines ultra-compact design with stylish looks and high-resolution 6 million pixel snaps. The 600 also plays host to a... Read more

Ricoh GR Digital digital camera
4.5 stars

Ricoh GR Digital digital camera

By Doug Harman

In October 1996, the Ricoh GR series of 35mm film cameras were born in the shape of the GR1. This camera and its later film bearing GR counterparts were some of the company's first compact cameras aimed at the enthusiast or pro snapper where image quality... Read more

Fuji FinePix V10 digital camera
4.5 stars

Fuji FinePix V10 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Fuji was once all about its Super CCD technology, resolution juggling, and hexagonal pixels. Now the emphasis is changing as the end users (that’s you and me) realise the chase for ever higher resolution is not what it’s all about. Photographers,... Read more

Olympus E-500  DSLR digital camera
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Olympus E-500 DSLR digital camera

By Doug Harman

Olympus gave four features top priority when developing the E-500, maximum image quality, a sensor cleaning system that ousts dust from the CCD without the need to tinker under the bonnet (or taking the camera back to get it serviced), ease of use and... Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ5 digital camera
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Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ5 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Panasonic has been working hard to build market share and its Lumix compacts are becoming very accomplished pieces of photo gear indeed. As I write Panasonic has even announced a new digital SLR so the company is not resting on its laurels. That ethos... Read more

Canon IXUS i Zoom digital camera
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Canon IXUS i Zoom digital camera

By Doug Harman

The IXUS i Zoom provides an almost perfect looking package for the point'n'shoot snapper, with easy to use controls and menu systems combined with enough specification to offer a modicum of control or fully automated settings for straight out of the box... Read more

Olympus Mju 700 digital camera
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Olympus Mju 700 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Olympus goes for another slice of the ultra-compact digital camera market with its new, wedge shaped Mju 700, a weatherproof and very stylish high resolution camera with plenty to shout about. The 700's high resolution 7.1MP sensor can create image files... Read more

Canon Digital IXUS Wireless digital camera
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Canon Digital IXUS Wireless digital camera

By Doug Harman

Canon's first digital compact with built in Wi-Fi (wireless) control is here in the shape of the aptly named Digital IXUS Wireless. This camera features a 5-megapixel image sensor and Canon's proprietary DIGIC II image processor, the same processing power... Read more

HP PhotoSmart M22 digital camera
3.5 stars

HP PhotoSmart M22 digital camera

By Doug Harman

The M22 is a sweet little digital camera pitched at the entry-level end of the market but with a fair specification and with good build quality. An all-metal weatherproofed body is the standout feature while in terms of build; particularly at this price/level,... Read more

HP 4890 Scanner
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HP 4890 Scanner

By Doug Harman

Flatbed scanners are increasingly able to do more and more in terms of the bits you can scan on them, and like many flatbeds at the 4890's level, scanning multiple film formats as part of the package is a must have, particularly if you want to archive... Read more

Fuji FinePix F11 digital camera
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Fuji FinePix F11 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Fuji's F11 steps into the company's line-up alongside the F10, its predecessor. The F11 addresses a few elements of the F10 that were not exactly problems, more just missing, such as manual shooting control for example. So, the camera boasts more or less... Read more

Nikon Coolpix S4 digital camera
3.5 stars

Nikon Coolpix S4 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Can a return to an old casing, invigorate the Coolpix S4? We take a look and find out. The Coolpix S4 harks back to the original Coolpix swivel body design and anyone who remembers the Coolpix 900 will remember the groundbreaking handling characteristics... Read more

Nikon Coolpix 7600
3.5 stars

Nikon Coolpix 7600

By Doug Harman

With no less that 17, the Nikon 7600 has plenty of scope for most shooting situations, from indoor or party shots, firework displays or portraits and landscapes, but is it any good? The small-bodied camera weighs in at only 145g without its pair of rechargeable... Read more

Fuji FinePix S5600 digital camera
3.5 stars

Fuji FinePix S5600 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Like its predecessors, the 5600 is surprisingly compact with handling and simple use at its core, but is it any good? Neat, slip-proof surfaces provide confident grippiness while all the main controls are on dials around the body, so you don’t have... Read more

Nikon Coolpix P2 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix P2 digital camera

By Doug Harman

As digital compacts go, the P2 (and its 8-megapixel brother, the otherwise identical P1) is a tad underwhelming to look at, with ‘traditional' styling lines making it look a plain Jane when compared to many of the style driven ultra compact models on... Read more

Epson Stylus DX4800
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Epson Stylus DX4800

By Doug Harman

As the All-In-One (AIO) market grows to the point where it is now exceeding that of ‘normal' inkjets, Epson has unveiled its latest compact AIO offering. The DX4800 is a neat, relatively compact and stylish machine that features four colour Durabrite... Read more

Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
4.5 stars

Konica Minolta Dynax 5D

By Doug Harman

For those trading up from a high-end digital compact or moving across from film SLR photogrpahy, the range of D-SLRs on the market has grown amazingly quickly, almost as fast as their prices have dropped. Enter the Konica Minolta Dynax 5D, technically... Read more

Kodak EasyShare C360
3.5 stars

Kodak EasyShare C360

By Doug Harman

Kodak’s EasyShare range seems to grow new shoot each week and the C360 is another neat little digital compact that is compatible with the company's EasyShare printer docks - you can get prints straight out of the camera without messing about with a... Read more

Kodak EasyShare Picture Viewer
3.5 stars

Kodak EasyShare Picture Viewer

By Doug Harman

Kodak is certainly tenacious in providing ways for us to share our images and the cute little EasyShare Picture Viewer provides us all with a way to carry a modest number of images around in its internal 32MB memory or practically limitless number via... Read more

Nikon D50 DSLR
4.5 stars

Nikon D50 DSLR

By Doug Harman

Anyone considering getting into digital SLR photography today, but lacks the budget of a top professional, now has more options than ever to choose between. Canon's EOS 350D, Konica Minolta's 5D entry and Pentax's *ist DS are all ‘budget' D-SLRs offering... Read more

Canon EOS 5D - FIRST LOOK

Canon EOS 5D - FIRST LOOK

By Doug Harman

Canon's latest DSLR, The EOS 5D is, according to Canon, set to create a new DSLR category aimed squarely at the photojournalist, on to wedding and reportage photographers. Looking briefly over the specification and having an introductory play at its recent... Read more

Canon Powershot S2 IS digital camera
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Canon Powershot S2 IS digital camera

By Doug Harman

In the super- or ultra-zoom marketplace, things have changed dramatically since the S2's predecessor, the S1, was launched around 18-months ago. Competition from Olympus, Sony, Konica Minolta and Panasonic means the S2 has its work cut out. Happily, Canon... Read more

Nikon Coolpix S2 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix S2 digital camera

By Doug Harman

Svelte, stylishly cool digicams are all the rage at the moment with Sony and now Nikon following the trend-setting Konica Minolta X-series models with a slim, upright style camera featuring periscope-like, folded optic lens technology. But the S2 adds... Read more

HP PSC 1610 All In One
3.5 stars

HP PSC 1610 All In One

By Doug Harman

HP's 1610 is the latest All in One printer from HP in its budget range of such devices but it is all about saving space on the desk? We took a look to find out.With USB connectivity, the HP1610 works straight out of the box. It's simple to connect to... Read more

Fuji FinePix Z1 Digital Camera
4.5 stars

Fuji FinePix Z1 Digital Camera

By Doug Harman

The Z1 features the same CCD technology as that found in the FinePix F10, its SuperCCD HR technology providing 5.1-million pixel resolution in an extremely svelte package. The camera is so thin because it incorporates a lens with folded optics that enable... Read more

Epson Stylus Photo R320 Desktop Printer
4.5 stars

Epson Stylus Photo R320 Desktop Printer

By Doug Harman

The photo printer market grows apace and Epson's latest entry fills the gap between the R800 and R200 models with an update of the R300. The Epson Stylus Photo R320 comes complete with a new, colour screen, memory card slots for thirteen of the most popular... Read more

Olympus Camedia C-180 Digital Camera
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Olympus Camedia C-180 Digital Camera

By Doug Harman

It's not every day you can buy a five megapixel digital camera for around £110 but with the C-180, you can. It has a very simple-to-use ethos thanks to a set of clearly marked ‘one button, one function' controls. There's a slide away on/off switch... Read more

Fuji FinePix F10 Digital Camera
4.5 stars

Fuji FinePix F10 Digital Camera

By Doug Harman

The F10 boasts the companies new, 1/1.7-inch Super CCD HR sensor that uses a full 6.3-million gross pixels rather than the interpolated, dual pixel elements of yore. Fujifilm's Super CCD technology has been with us for some time now and it just keeps... Read more

Epson R-D1 Digital Rangefinder
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Epson R-D1 Digital Rangefinder

By Doug Harman

Nothing can quite prepare you for the experience of using the R-D1, a digital camera with a distinctly ‘film’ feel. The R-D1 uses a combination of full manual controls gleaned from the camera’s adapted and jointly-developed-with-Epson Cosina/Voigtlander... Read more

Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera and EasyShare Printer Dock 3
3.5 stars

Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera and EasyShare Printer Dock 3

By Doug Harman

Kodak may not be the first company to pair a digital camera with a printer, but it certainly is trying to push home the idea that we should print out our photos, put them in a box and keep them in the loft for a rainy day rather than trust non-paper formats... Read more

Epson Stylus Photo RX620
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Epson Stylus Photo RX620

By Doug Harman

For the small office user where space is always an important factor, having an all-in-one printer, copier and scanner can certainly be appealing, but are you restricting yourself by having an all in one solution, and more importantly is the sum of all... Read more

Nikon Coolpix 5600
3.5 stars

Nikon Coolpix 5600

By Doug Harman

The Nikon Coolpix 5600 is a true point and shoot model with very few manual control to clutter the small, 85x60x35mm, 130g (without its two AA batteries) camera. It’s very easy to use as a result with the on/off and shutter buttons gracing the tiny... Read more

Nikon Coolpix 7900
4.5 stars

Nikon Coolpix 7900

By Doug Harman

The new Nikon Coolpix 7900 offers a surprisingly sprightly package that is both very pocketable but very usable despite the small size. A large 2-inch colour screen means the majority of the back plate controls are shoved over to the right side of the... Read more

Epson P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer
4.5 stars

Epson P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer

By Doug Harman

The P-2000 looks like a pure indulgence when you take it from the box and turn it on for the first time. The 3.8in PhotoFine display is simply sublime. Looking a bit like a bloated XDA, the P-2000 holds a 40GB disk within its finely built form. A range... Read more

Olympus E-300
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Olympus E-300

By Doug Harman

The E-300 is the second, Four Thirds DSLR from Olympus and provides a value for money entry point into the world of the DSLR, competing well on price in the now very competitive DSLR market. It’s somewhat chunky design will look odd to SLR novices (its... Read more

Epson F-3200
3.5 stars

Epson F-3200

By Doug Harman

The F-3200 can do pretty much anything - scan multiple film formats, scan to memory cards and even scan reflective photo prints (6x4-inch originals or smaller). Easy to set up, the 3200’s also built to a very high standard, including the film holders.... Read more