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Canon Powershot SD850 IS

This camera is nearly three years old, which is ancient in digital camera terms. We recommend that you buy one of Canon's newer, cheaper, and more powerful SD series Powershots. Check out the SD1300. Here's what we had to say about the SD850 when ...

Grade: C+ Price: $0.00

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Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon's A2200 is an entry-level shooter without much flair. We're usually big fans of the Canon A-series; they almost always offer above-average image quality and performance for the price, but something feels like it's missing from this particula...

Grade: B+ Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25

The Lumix line has a long standing tradition of value. The ZS25 improves on the series by altering the lens design to incorporate an intelligent zoom, which gets to 40x. Intelligent zoom still isn't as good as optical zoom, however. The perk of th...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Casio Exilim ZS5

The ZS5 is an uninspiring ultracompact from Casio. Nothing really special to say about it; it sports a slightly above-average 5x zoom lens, but shoots VGA (standard-def) video only. We've had some bad experiences with cheap Casio cams in the past,...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Canon Powershot S90 IS

The Canon S90 was a versatile, powerful compact camera, intended for serious photographers who desire high control and high performance in a small, easy-to-tote package. The S90 excelled in low-light performance, with ISO settings up to 12,000. Th...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Fujifilm FinePix AV200

The AV200 is a bare-bones budget model with a 14 megapixel sensor, standard 3x zoom, 2.7” LCD, and 720p HD video. It also runs on AA batteries; if that's your power source of choice, this is one of the dwindling number of cameras that could suit y...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix LZ6

The Panasonic LZ6 is an affordable easy-to-use entry-level camera, nearly identical to the Lumix LZ7 aside from a somewhat smaller LCD screen.The 7-megapixel sensor is the new mid-range benchmark, and will provide for high-resolution photos and la...

Grade: C Price: $0.00

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Nikon Coolpix L4

Nikon's L4 camera comes in at the bottom of their new point-and-shoot cameras, with a below average 4 megapixel sensor. It seems like just yesterday that 4 megapixels was something to get excited about, but here we are, telling you to aim higher. ...

Grade: F Price: $0.00

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Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

We've knocked the S1000pj down to a grade of C; its replacement is better and cheaper, so take a look at the S1100pj instead. Here's what we had to say about the S1000pj when it was released in fall 2009:The coolest thing about the S1000pj is the ...

Grade: C+ Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix ZR1

The Panasonic ZR1 is a compact point-and-shoot camera with an impressive 8x optical zoom lens and 12.1-megapixel sensor, providing a robust image-taking experience. That lens, while long, is also wide, with 25mm wide-angle capabilities as well. Th...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Canon PowerShot SD40

The Canon PowerShot SD40 is intended as a small, pocket camera for photographers who would rather not worry about a big, bulky camera as they hit the town. The SD40 also comes in four fun colors: precious rose, noble blue, twilight sepia, and oliv...

Grade: F Price: $0.00

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Nikon Coolpix L5

The Nikon Coolpix L5 is a nice, easy shooter that brings high-powered features to normal users. The 7.2 megapixel sensor alone is enough to make this an appealing point-and-shoot camera, but Nikon throws in an impressive 5x optical zoom as well. T...

Grade: C Price: $0.00

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Sony SLT-A58K

Sony improved the sensor in the A58 for enhanced detail in low-light performance over the A57. Beware, however, that the A58 isn't an upgrade to the A57 in every category. The A57 has a 12 fps burst speed--which is unrivaled in the entry-level DSL...

Grade: B- Price: $470.00

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Samsung PL210

Samsung's PL210 looks like an unspectacular but well-priced compact zoom. It's pretty standard stuff for the genre: 14 megapixels, 10x optical zoom at a 27mm wide-angle optical image stabilization, and 720p HD video (motion JPEG). It is pretty thi...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Canon Powershot SD1100 IS

The sleek, ultracompact Canon Powershot SD1100 IS brags 8.3 mega-pixels of resolution and image stabilization (IS) technology. Canon is pushing the SD1100 not just as a camera, but as a fashion accessory. The camera is available in five colors: "R...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

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Canon Powershot A650 IS

Check out the more recent A3000IS. Here's what we wrote about the A650 when it first came out:If you've spent any time bouncing around DCHQ, you'll know that we've been tremendous fans of the Canon A640. It's a great camera, so great in fact, that...

Grade: C+ Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix ZS7

Update July 27, 2011: The ZS7 is still a fantastic compact zoom camera, but the going rate is far too expensive. The lowest street price we've seen recently is $400 (up from an average of $225 in its heyday), so it's no longer a good value for buy...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Pentax Optio 60

Specifically designed for the first-time buyer. The Pentax Optio 60 answers the frustrated cries of all novice photographers with the borderline sarcastic "Simple" mode. In this mode, the camera selects the appropriate focus and exposure settings ...

Grade: F Price: $0.00

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Nikon D300

This has since been replaced by the excellent D300s. Here's what we had to say about the original D300 when it was released in September 2007:Nikon's D300 is meant to be a more affordable, more approachable version of its superlative D3 digital SL...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Sony Cybershot HX1

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 has had a great run, but it's approaching the end of its lifespan. The 20x optical zoom lens and full HD video recording keep it competitive with newer competitors; it's tough to argue with a successful camera like this,...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR

Fuji's EXR series always offers great image quality, and the F300EXR is no exception. Though it's only a few months old, it already seems to have been discontinued, and prices are all over the place -- sometimes way too high to consider a purchase...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Samsung SL600

The Samsung SL600 is a middle-of-the-road point-and-shoot that could sell a ton of units if its cheap enough. Nothing fancy here, a camera that takes decent pictures (though the 5x optical zoom is above average). We can't see anything that really ...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

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Nikon Coolpix S610

The Nikon Coolpix S610 is the non-wireless version of the S610c, and thus is identical in practically every other way. It has the 10 megapixel sensor, the 3-inch LCD, the cutesy "smile mode" that can recognize smiles and will automatically take a ...

Grade: C- Price: $0.00

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Nikon Coolpix S700

Nikon brings out the big guns with their Coolpix S700 model. This attractive, metallic-body compact camera packs a big 12-megapixel sensor, allowing for larger and more detailed photographs than ever before. Now, keep in mind, 12 megapixels doesn'...

Grade: C+ Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50

The Panasonic DMC-FX50, and its twin, the DMC-FX07, have a lot in common. It would seem that the major difference between the two cameras is the LCD screen, which is 3.0 inches on this model, and 2.5 inches on the FX07. If that's worth an extra $5...

Grade: C Price: $0.00

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Samsung ST90

The Samsung ST90 looks like a regular mid-range point-and-shoot, with a 5x optical zoom and 720p HD video, which are a good value at this price. Compared to the ST95, it has a lower megapixel count (which is probably a good thing) and a non-touch ...

Grade: B Price: $0.00

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Panasonic Lumix FX500

A 10.1-megapixel compact with an impressive tech package, the Panasonic Lumix FX500 is sure to please gadget enthusiasts in need of a solid snapshooter. The FX500's biggest draws are its 25mm wide angle 5x zoom lens and its hybrid control, which f...

Grade: C Price: $0.00

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Pentax Optio T20

Pentax T20 upgrades their intriguing touchscreen ultracompact T10, with 7 megapixels and increased sensitivity. The 3.0-inch LCD dominates the back of this slim camera, and all the functions and features can be accessed by interacting with the cam...

Grade: C Price: $0.00

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Canon Powershot SX110 IS

Extended zoom on a budget, the SX110 IS brings point-and-shoot simplicity to the long-range reach of an extended zoom camera. It's a medium-range lens (10x optical zoom) and reasonably sized sensor (9 megapixels), combined to provide a simple, eas...

Grade: B- Price: $0.00

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Nikon Coolpix 7600

The Nikon Coolpix 7600 is a plain-looking, 7-megapixel camera that gets consistently poor reviews. Tucked inside its bland exterior, however, are some impressive features including in-camera redeye reduction, a movie mode that minimizes image vibr...

Grade: D Price: $0.00