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Olympus SZ-31MR

Announced alongside the SZ-12, the SZ-31MR has the same body and lens range but contains a CMOS sensor rather than CCD. A bit bulkier than your pocket, the SZ-31MR fits an impressive 24x zoom in a relatively small body. For an extra $200 the SZ-31...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Olympus SP-620UZ

A truly affordable ultra-zoom camera, the SP-620UZ actually has a shorter zoom range than its predecessor, but gains a more useful 25mm at the wide end. The rest of the specifications are adequate: 720p HD video, a 16 megapixel CCD, and a 3-inch f...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

The 520 HS sports an impressive 12x zoom in a very small package, yet we think they cut too many corners to get there. The 520 HS's 10 megapixel sensor is tiny, about the same size as the little chips put into cellphones. The zoom range is als...

Grade: C Price: $135.00

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W620

The W-series has done really well in the past couple years, blending a diminutive size with stylish brushed-metal body and snappy performance. The W620 comes in at $10 more than the W610, yet we aren't sure that's money well-spent. The zoom gets a...

Grade: B Price: $110.00

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W610

The W-series has done really well in the past couple years, blending a diminutive size with stylish brushed-metal body and snappy performance. The W610 is the cheapest of the new cameras, packing a 4x zoom with 26mm wide-angle and 14 megapixel bod...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650

The W-series has done really well in the past couple years, blending a diminutive size with stylish brushed-metal body and snappy performance. The W650 is $20 more than the W620 but gains an extra 2 megapixels, a better 5x zoom with 25mm wide-angl...

Grade: B+ Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

The SZ1 and SZ7, both under $200, are great travel zooms for those on a budget. Both have a powerful 10x zoom, optical image stabilization, and 3-inch LCD, but the SZ7 gains a CMOS sensor that does 1080p HD video at 60fps, stereo sound, and a high...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Fujifilm X-S1

The Fujifilm XS-1 is one of the highest-end extended zoom camera money, and lots of it, can buy. For those who want an all-in-one that offers a tactile experience that rivals that of DSLRs, the XS-1's 26x lens is operated manually rather than ...

Grade: A- Price: $325.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

The GX1 is in many ways the successor to original GF1, a well-built micro 4/3 model that, due to impressive image quality and a high level of external controls, was a hit among the enthusiast crowd. The GX1 builds upon that success and, due to its...

Grade: A Price: $499.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1

Panasonic has jumped into the 3D arena with the 3D1, a compact camera with two lenses that hopes to compete with Fujifilm's W3. While the specifications certainly look promising: 3D capture in 1080p, two 25-100mm lenses that can take pictures simu...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Lytro Light Field 8 GB

Lytro took the photography world by storm with the announcement of its Light Field cameras that, with the help of a new light capturing process, can actually be refocused after an image has been taken. The image is made with all the necessary soft...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

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Lytro Light Field 16 GB

Lytro took the photography world by storm with the announcement of its Light Field cameras that, with the help of a new light capturing process, can actually be refocused after an image has been taken. The image is made with all the necessary soft...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

The LS5 won't wow you in the image quality department, but for way under $100 it's essentially the cheapest new camera money can buy. On top of that it has a 5x optical zoom, image stabilization, shoots 720p video, and uses AA's. A great choice fo...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Olympus PEN E-PM1

The PM1 is getting on in years, but still isn't a bad choice for the price. Here's what we had to say about it back in 2011:Olympus has announced the PEN E-PM1, their smallest Micro Four Thirds shooter to date. Also known as the PEN Mini, this mir...

Grade: B Price: $210.00

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Olympus SP-810UZ

Olympus jumped headfirst into the superzoom arms race of 2011 with the SP-810UZ. It packs a humongous 24-864mm (36x) zoom lens -- that’s the longest telephoto setting on any fixed-lens camera anywhere, and it’s tied with the Nikon P500 for the lon...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Sony Cyber-shot TX55

Sony just announced their latest luxury point-and-shoot, the Cyber-shot TX55. Vital specs include a 16.2 megapixel Exmor R backlit CMOS sensor, a skinny 12.2mm profile (thinner than a AA battery, the press release claims), and a monolithic 3.3-inc...

Grade: B+ Price: $0.00

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Pentax Q

The Pentax Q is the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera. a title that seems to change hands every week in this young summer. Any new camera system is a head-turner, but the Q is also a head-scratcher. There’s plenty to like a...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Nikon 1 V1

Nikon's entry into the mirrorless field, the V1 accompanies the J1 as compact alternatives to Sony and Samsung's bulkier APS-C models. The 1's are modeled around a 2.7x crop sensor (compared to 2x for micro 4/3 and 1.5x for APS-C), whi...

Grade: B Price: $549.00

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Sony NEX-5N

An upgrade to the NEX-5, the 5N continues Sony's mirrorless line with a newer 16 megapixel sensor. As with all the NEX's, reviews have been very positive. That sensor is really quite good in low light and, as with all Sonys with CMOS sensors, the ...

Grade: A- Price: $580.00

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Nikon 1 J1

Nikon's entry into the mirrorless field, the J1 accompanies the V1 as compact alternatives to Sony and Samsung's bulkier APS-C models. The 1's are modeled around a 2.7x crop sensor (compared to 2x for micro 4/3 and 1.5x for APS-C), whi...

Grade: B- Price: $249.00

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Canon SX40 HS

The SX40 replaces the SX30 as Canon's top-of-the-line extended zoom camera. The improvements are all under the hood; Canon has replaced the SX30's aging CCD sensor with a new 12.1 megapixel backside-illuminated sensor, bringing the SX40 in...

Grade: C+ Price: $60.00

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Pentax Optio RZ-18

In the very crowded travel zoom category, the RZ-18 does little to best the competition. Reviews point out the camera's poor image quality even at low ISOs, uncompetitive 720p HD video mode, and slow performance. The RZ-18's price has plummeted si...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

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Samsung NX200

Samsung's NX200 is its second mirrorless camera, the first being somewhat of a flop. The NX200 manages to fix all of the issues in its predecessor and, with a 20.3 megapixel sensor, captures an impressive amount of detail at lower ISOs. The no...

Grade: B- Price: $565.00

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Samsung WB750

The WB750 performed just adequately in reviews, with reviewers noting somewhat muted colors and poor high ISO performance. We'd recommend looking at Panasonic's ZS10 instead of this model, or wait for news on the upcoming WB850F. The newer camera ...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

Canon EOS 9D

The Canon EOS 9D has never officially been announced. This has been a rumored product for several years but has never materialized. The original rumored specs in 2008 were similar to the camera that became the 5D Mk. II. Rumors have continued to f...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

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Olympus PEN E-PL3

Olympus has announced the PEN E-PL3, the latest iteration of the PEN Lite line of Micro Four Thirds cameras. This mirrorless system camera is aimed at casual photographers who want a camera that offers more power and control than a point-and-shoot...

Grade: B+ Price: $0.00

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Samsung MV800

Samsung is once again experimenting with screens, this time mounting the entire back of the MV800 on a hinge so that it can swing 180 degrees up and around. The theory is that, rather than including a small screen on the front of the camera like i...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

Samsung MV800

Samsung is once again experimenting with screens, this time mounting the entire back of the MV800 on a hinge so that it can swing 180 degrees up and around. The theory is that, rather than including a small screen on the front of the camera like i...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix FZ47

Panasonic just announced a new superzoom, the Lumix FZ47. The vital specs are a 25-600 (24x) zoom lens and a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, plus a respectable 3.7 fps burst mode, 1080i/720p HD video, and a set of PASM manual controls even in video mod...

Grade: B+ Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

The FZ-150 may not have the enormous zoom range of some of its competitors(and how often do you really need 1000mm, Nikon?), but it makes up for that shortcoming with its truly impressive image quality. The FZ-series has always been at the top of ...

Grade: A- Price: $0.00