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10 best compact digital cameras

Published 13/11/2008 | 13:21

<b>Canon Digital Ixus 970 IS</b><br>
While the wavy design may not be to everyone's taste, the Ixus 970's robust metal casing ensures it can handle the many minor scrapes of amateur photography. With 18 shooting modes, and a high-resolution LCD screen, it's a versatile option for the photographer on the go.<br>&euro;241
Canon Digital Ixus 970 IS
While the wavy design may not be to everyone's taste, the Ixus 970's robust metal casing ensures it can handle the many minor scrapes of amateur photography. With 18 shooting modes, and a high-resolution LCD screen, it's a versatile option for the photographer on the go.
€241
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700
An ultra-compact offering from Sony's Cyber-shot range which is just 1.8cm deep but has all the features of its larger competitors. Sporting a Carl Zeiss lens and large touchscreen display, with its 4GB memory it doubles up as a photo album for showing off your pictures to jealous friends and family.
€285
Ricoh Caplio 500SE
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi allow you to share your pictures from anywhere with this offering. Other unusual features such as multiple power sources, and on-the-fly skew correction mark this model out as a high-quality option.
€665
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500
Featuring a top-quality 25mm Leica lens and a touchscreen display, the sturdy Panasonic Lumix is a versatile and petite compact at a reasonable price.
€300
Fujifilm FinePix F60fd
With face detection that can recognise a visage in profile as well as straight-on, and an above-average 12-megapixel resolution and 3-inch LCD display, the FinePix performs particularly well in low light. The camera is capable of taking two pictures, one with and one without flash, almost simultaneously.
€205
Nikon Coolpix S210
With an 8-megapixel resolution, an extended light-sensitivity range and 15 scene modes, the S210 is a strong budget alternative to other pricier compacts.
€120
Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z300
As well as a 10.1-megapixel resolution and an intelligent auto-shutter function, the soon-to-be-released Exilim features a built-in 'make-up' mode, which allows you to airbrush your pictures on the move.
€200
Sony Cyber-shot W130
The W130 has an 8-megapixel resolution and a 4x optical zoom. Sony's image stabilisation makes it perfect for shooting moving subjects, and the Smile shutter feature waits until your subject grins before it takes a shot.
€130
Samsung NV24 HD
This 10.2-megapixel Samsung comes with a 24mm wide-angle lens and also shoots HD video. It is a wellpriced option for point-and-shoot photography.
€160
Olympus MJU 1030SW
This 10-megapixel Olympus can handle anything you throw at it, and is larger than the average compact.
€252

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