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Group Test The runaway success of products such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, which make extensive use of touchscreen technology, has shown that consumers love this type of interface – provided it’s executed properly.

When you think about it, touchscreens are a logical choice for compact cameras, which over time, have become smaller, lighter and thinner, while offering many more features and functions. The result has been a proliferation of tiny buttons, switches and sliders, with tortuous menus to navigate.

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Nowadays, most major camera manufacturers offer at least one touchscreen compact in their current range. So are these touchscreen controlled models a giant leap forward for camera ergonomics or simply a gimmick?

To help you decide whether a touchscreen compact is the right camera for you, we've brought together a Buyer's Guide to take you through the pros - and cons - of the category.

Which of these models, if any, will win a Reg Hardware Recommended and Editor's Choice awards? Find out when you review the results of our tests and read our conclusions at the end of the round-up.

Next: Touchscreen Compact Camera Buyer's Guide

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