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Canon SX100 IS

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8MP, 10X, Tracking Face Detection

Published March 2008

When it comes to point-and-shoot digital cameras, Canon has certainly got you covered, with a model to satisfy just about every shooter from beginner to advanced. As for me personally, I prefer a digicam that is compact — not ultra-slim, because that usually means you are paying extra for just the fashion and convenience of thinness. And it’s got to have a more powerful zoom lens (greater than 5X) with other good features too. The new Canon PowerShot SX100 IS is just such a digicam. Want more details? Read on.

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CANON POWERSHOT A650 IS

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A 12MP Performer For Less Than $450

by Jeff Dorgay

Published February 2008

The top-of-the-line in Canon’s A series of compacts, the A650 IS features a 12MP sensor like the G9, with a 6x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and optical stabilization. Retail price is $449 with street price coming in at $399, so if you are pinching pennies at the 12MP level, this is a good alternative. (See a review of the G9 elsewhere in this issue.)

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Olympus SP-560UZ

Like Having 3 Lenses In 1

by Ron Eggers

Published February 2008

n an ideal world, every serious photographer would carry a close-up lens, a wide-angle lens and a long telephoto all the time, so that just about any situation would be covered. Carrying close-up and wide-angle lenses along most of the time isn’t all that much of a problem, since both are relatively compact, so they easily fit into a camera bag. Still, to always carry them along for those occasional times they’re needed, doesn’t make much sense.

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CASIO EX-S880

A Great, All-Purpose Compact Camera

by Jeff Dorgay

Published February 2008

Barely more than 0.5 inch thick, the Casio EX-S880 is a great, little go-everywhere compact camera. At $249 (street price around $209), it might also make a great holiday gift for the photo enthusiast in your household. An 8MP camera with a 3x optical (4x digital) zoom, this is more of a snapshot camera than some of the serious compacts in the 12MP range, but it’s a good value and a lot of fun to use. Considering that 10 years ago a 1MP compact camera would set you back about $1,000, this is an amazing amount of progress!

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PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-L10

Cutting-Edge DSLR In All Aspects

by Don Sutherland

Published February 2008

We don’t expect it to last long, but for the moment, as this is written, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 is the most technically-sophisticated digital SLR on the market. It comes with all the cutting-edge features that have become practically standards in this camera’s range — dust-reduction, image-stabilization and Live View LCD monitor, all found regularly now, in various combinations. The Lumix L10 goes on from there.

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