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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).

Fujifilm FinePix XP30
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix XP30 – It’s the “world’s first water, shock, dust and freeze proof model to feature built-in GPS functionality” and features a 14 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens 28-140mm (35mm equivalent), 2.7″ screen with toughened glass, GPS, CCD-shift image stabilisation, 720p video, and ISO100 – 3200. The Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is available for pre-order from Amazon UK in Black, Silver, Orange, Blue and Green.

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Colours

“The XP30 is: Waterproof to 5 metres, perfect for underwater photography, for taking pictures in heavy rain or snow, or simply for running it under the tap when it gets dirty. Shockproof up to 1.5 metres, it’ll handle being dropped or knocked around in a rucksack. Dust/Sandproof, you can take it to the beach without having to worry about sand clogging it up. Freezeproof to –10°C, perfect for skiing, snowboarding or any other sub-zero activities

In addition to GPS and its rugged build quality, the camera also features an impressive zoom range, 14 megapixel resolution and a healthy range of picture taking functions. With a FinePix XP30 in their rucksack, outdoor photographers will be able take their pictures to new heights, without the steep price tag. With a riveted front panel and rounded body shape the XP30 features a smart two-tone design in a range of colours. Launch date: End January 2011.”