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Premium Compact Cameras: Best Buys

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Group Test All the cameras included in this group test performed reasonably well, though they have their inevitable quirks.

Here's are the cameras in the test:

Prices range from £210 for the Fujifilm to £599 for the Canon, but with a little searching you can find all of these cameras for a lot less than the 'official' price.

On this and the following pages you can view the results of comparative tests.

Startup and Shooting Results

Premium Compact Cameras

Time in Seconds (s)

Burst Mode Results

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Frames per Second
Longer bars are better

ISO 100

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Canon G11

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Fujifilm F200EXR

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Nikon S8000

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Panasonic LX3

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Ricoh CX3

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Samsung WB1000

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