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Canon Powershot S110

It seems like only a year ago we were telling you about the Canon Powershot S100 — wait, it WAS a year ago, almost to the day. So, in celebration of that anniversary, Gear Patrol, or rather Canon, brings you the next evolutionary step in point-and-shoot cameras, the Powershot S110 ($449), scheduled to hit stores…

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A DSLR sensor in compact clothing

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 ($650) is your new Facebook adversary. Sporting a compact design, this little-camera-that-can packs a huge punch with a 1” 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor -— literally twice the size of sensors in other comparable prosumer point-and-shoots. In front of it, sits a ƒ/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x optical zoom, while…

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The new fixed lens king?

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon’s PowerShot G-series has always strived to meld the smaller form factor of a point and shoot with the photo quality of a larger-sensor DSLR, and with the new Canon G1 X ($799), Canon continues to aim to do just that. Building on its predecessor’s, the G12, precedents the G1 X boasts a substantial 1.5-inch…

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Canon PowerShot S100

The Canon PowerShot series of point-and-shoot digital cameras has been running strong for fifteen years. Why stop now? That’s Canon’s thinking, as evidenced by their latest release, the Canon PowerShot S100 ($430). On top of its compactness and versatility, the S100 boasts a new f/2.0 lens and the newly improved HS System, a high level…

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Flip Off

Samsung MV800 Compact Camera

The Samsung MV800’s ($315) killer feature stares every user right in the face — that is if they want it to. Its 3.0-inch touch screen display can rotate 180 degrees, allowing users to easily frame self portraits or other awkward shots we’d rather not know about. It’s a new convenience we’ve seen on mid-tier DSLRs…

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Entry Level, Minus The "Entry Level"

Nikon D3000

If you haven’t noticed, the crew here at Gear Patrol loves to take photos. Not too long ago, this GP contributor was the last member of the crew still trying to take photos of the latest gear with his trusty old point-and-shoot (the venerable, yet aged Canon PowerShot SD200). Feeling that it was time to…

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Casio EXILIM Digital Camera – Black

This digital camera features the Casio EXILIM Engine 2.0, making it easy to capture focused shots of moving subjects. Dual image stabilization provides smooth stills and video, even at high zoom settings. Oh, and the black is exclusive to Best Buy. Features: 7.2-megapixel CCD captures high-resolution images up to 3072 x 2304 pixels 7x optical/4x…

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Canon Powershot SD1000 Digital ELPH

Canon looked to the original ELPH for inspiration when designing the PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH, and came up with a quintessential iteration of the icon: slim, clean-lined and fully flat. Features: 7.1 megapixels 3x optical zoom Advanced DIGIC III Automatic red-eye is correction 2.5″ LCD True-Color Screen – Specially coated for extra-durability. What this means…

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Olympus Stylus 770 SW

Shockproof. Waterproof. Freezeproof. Crushproof. Those are the key aspects of the Olympus Stylus 770 SW 7.1 megapixel camera, and they’re definitely aspects to be reckoned with. The Olympus Stylus 770 SW is the world’s most durable digital camera. You can drop it from 5 feet, dunk it to 33 feet, freeze it (-10C/14F) or even…