Sony Cybershot HX9vePHOTOzine compares the latest GPS Pocket Zooms from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, and Fujifilm, including the Sony Cybershot HX9v (shown above) – a new pocket zoom / ultra zoom – with a wide-angle 16x optical zoom (24-384mm), 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, GPS, HD 1080p movie MPEG-4, optical image stabilisation, ISO3200, 300 shot battery life, 3.0″ 921,000-dot XtraFine LCD screen, it is available in black or gold from Amazon UK

Interestingly the 12 megapixel Canon Powershot SX230 HS appears to have the best image quality and detail compared to the other 14 and 16 megapixel cameras on test.

Serious Compacts: Olympus XZ-1 Reviews: Luminous Landscape thinks it could be the best serious compact, another review at ePHOTOzine. Or could it be the Panasonic Lumix LX5? ePHOTOzine thinks so. The latest challenger is the Sigma DP2x – with X3 Foveon Sensor view: sample photos.

Waterproof cameras: Olympus Tough TG-610, Fujifilm FinePix XP30 (GPS, NeoCamera).

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