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Canon EOS 5D

Canon's EOS 5D is a 12.8 egapixel D-SLR, or digital single-lens reflex, designed for serious enthusiasts and professionals. It's the first affordable D-SLR with a full-frame sensor, widely considered to be the Holy Grail of digital photography.

Sony Cybershot DSC-R1

With the high-end camera market currently dominated by SLR (single lens reflex) digicams, you'd think there'd be no demand for a new all-in-one model. But Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-R1 isn't like any all-in-one ever released. It's got a 10.8Mp (megapixels...

Canon EOS 20D

Canon's EOS 20D is an 8.2 megapixel digital SLR which is aimed at keen amateurs and professionals.

Pentax *ist DS

Pentax's oddly named *ist DS has a 6.1 megapixel CCD sensor that delivers images with 3008 x 2008 pixel resolution and sufficient detail to make good-looking A3 colour inkjet prints. Like most other digital SLRs, the CCD sensor is physically larger t...

Nikon Coolpix 8700

Nikon's 8Mp Coolpix 8700 combines high resolutions, long lenses and stacks of features. It is capable of delivering the same 3264x2448-pixel images as its 8Mp peers - around 25 per cent more than a 5Mp camera offers, and enough detail to make good-lo...

D-SLR great for beginners

Pentax's oddly-named "*ist DS" is a 6.1Mp D-SLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera competing with products like Canon's now older EOS-300D. Although it was released late last year and now also has 8Mp competition, the *ist DS is still one of the sma...

Pro-quality pictures: Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom

The Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom is the latest in a raft of new 8Mp (megapixel) digital cameras. Like its 8Mp rivals from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Konica Minolta, it cap­tures enough detail to make great looking inkjet prints up to A3 size - a cons...

Olympus Camedia C-8080

The Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom is the latest in a raft of new 8 megapixel digital cameras. Like its 8MP rivals from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Konica Minolta, it captures enough detail to make great looking inkjet prints up to A3 size - a considera...

Professional digital camera: Coolpix 8700

Nikon's 8Mp Coolpix 8700 com-bines high resolutions, long lenses and stacks of features for $1999. It is capable of delivering the same 3264x2448-pixel images as its 8Mp peers - around 25 per cent more than a 5Mp camera offers, and enough detail to m...

Minolta Dimage 7Hi digital camera

Many of the latest high-end digital cameras have essentially been improved versions of earlier models -- Sony’s DSC-F717 and Fujifilm’s FinePix S602 Pro spring immediately to mind. Minolta’s new Dimage 7Hi is also an update of an earlier model, the 7...

O2 Xda PDA / mobile phone

Touted as the ultimate all-in-one device for mobile professionalism, O2’s Xda can handle e-mail, voice calls, browse the Web and manage your diary. It measures a svelte 129x73x18mm, and weighs just 201g — much smaller than a jacketed iPaq. Its hard...

Nikon Coolpix 5700

Nikon's new Coolpix 5700 has much in common with the earlier Coolpix 5000. Both share the same 5 megapixel CCD, with sufficient detail to make great-looking 13x10in colour inkjet prints.

Nikon Coolpix 4500

The Coolpix 4500 shares the split chassis of the 995, but adds a host of design, feature and specification improvements that will please advanced and novice users alike. This 4 megapixel digital camera has a maximum resolution of 2272x1704 and a 4x o...

RosettaNet touts implementations

Measuring just 47x103x80mm and weighing 370g, Sony's DCRIP7E is a seriously small camcorder. It uses brand-new MicroMV tapes, 70 per cent smaller than conventional MiniDV but with the same cost and 60-minute capacity.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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