Casio EX-Z550 Review

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May 6, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Casio EX-Z550.

Canon Digital IXUS 130

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The Canon Digital IXUS 130 (also known as the PowerShot SD1400 IS) is a slim and stylish addition to the long-standing IXUS range. Boasting a metal body less than 18mm thick, 14 megapixels and 720p movie recording, the tiny Canon IXUS 130 is also well-suited to the beginner, with a multitude of different hand-holding modes on offer. Mark Goldstein finds out if this is one of the best IXUS cameras yet in the World's first Canon Digital IXUS 130 online review.

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

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Recent additions to Canon's popular Powershot range of A-series compact cameras have been firmly aimed at beginners, and the new A3100 model continues that approach. Thanks to the Easy, Smart Auto and Program modes, everyone in the family can use the A3100 to their full potential, regardless of their ability level. Add a 12 megapixel sensor, 4x zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and an attractive price tag of less than £200 / $200, and the A3100 IS starts to look like the perfect introduction to digital photography. Mark Goldstein discovers if the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS lives up to its full potential...

Nikon Coolpix S70

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The Nikon Coolpix S70 is a new 12 megapixel compact camera with a very interesting OLED screen. The S70's large 3.5 inch monitor offers a touch-sensitive interface, featuring a Touch Shutter function that allows you to focus on and photograph a subject by simply touching it on the camera’s display. Other key features of the Nikon S70 include a 5x zoom lens with optical vibration reduction, Subject Tracking, Scene Auto Selector Mode and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System. The Nikon Coolpix S70 officially costs £339 / €379 / $399.95 - we find out if it's worth it in our latest expert review.

Olympus FE-5020

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The new Olympus FE-5020 is an affordable yet stylish entry-level compact digital camera, with an intriguing 24mm, 5x wide-angle zoom lens that matches recent cameras from the likes of Panasonic and Casio. A range of so-called Magic Filters are available to instantly jazz up your photos, whilst the Olympus 5020 also features a 2.7 inch LCD screen, hand-holding i-Auto mode for beginners, and a 12 megapixel sensor. Gavin Stoker discovers if the Olympus FE5020 is worth its £169 / $160 price-tag...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3 is a new ultra-slim camera with touch-screen technology that won't break the bank. Featuring a clever 4x folded-optics zoom lens and large 3 inch touch screen LCD, the 14 megapixel Panasonic FP3 could be your for just £179 / $230. Gavin Stoker discovers if Panasonic have delivered a winning combination of features and value for money in our Lumix DMC-FP3 review.

Pentax Optio P70

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The Pentax Optio P70 is an affordable point-and-shoot camera that's super-slim, light-weight and good to look at. Firmly aimed at the beginner, the 12 megapixel Pentax P70 features a 2.7 inch screen, 4x zoom lens with wide-angle 27.5mm setting, and a wealth of auto and scene modes. Competitively priced at £179.99 / $199.99, does the Pentax P70's performance match its good looks? Read our expert review to find out...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 is a new slim and stylish digital camera with a large 3 inch touch-screen LCD. The 12.1 megapixel Sony T90 features a Carl Zeiss branded 4x optical zoom lens complete with optical image stabiliser. HD video is recorded at 1280x720 pixels at 30fps in the MPEG4 format. Available in silver, black, pink, blue and brown for around $300 / £289, Gavin Stoker discovers if the Sony Cyber-shot T90 picture quality matches its good looks.

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