• Good looks, small footprint, quiet operation, innovative controllers, loads of expandability, WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities and downloadable games from online service.
    Fashionable white styling, offset by cool grey stand. The packaging it came in was well thought out and instructions simple and easy to follow. The Wii Sports game will train you to the ways of Wii effortlessly and continues to be a fun package long after you've discovered other games. The bluetooth controllers are worthy of the hype and provide an innovative approach. Supports older GameCube games. Channels and WiFi is icing on the cake.
    The controllers take a bit of getting used to and for those of us with big hands would benefit from wider spacing between buttons as unintentional presses at key moments can be more than a little annoying. While the Wii doesn't play DVD's, something which would cement it into the living room experience, the expandability through Wii Channels and possible future accessories counteract these shortcomings.
  • Windows and Mac compatible, ideal for amateur photographers, requires free powered USB port, simple to use, easy to set up. • Calibrate LCD & LED displays – laptop or desktop • Easy and intuitive wizard driven software – no color science knowledge required • Calibrate one or multiple monitors for color consistency everywhere • Uses the same color engine technology found in X-Rite’s professional level color calibration solutions • Before and after image shows instant results • Calibration reminder notifies you when it is time to re-calibrate your display • Easy to follow on-line help videos - no extra manuals needed
    Ease of use, Price, Simple set up.
    Counterweight attached to the USB cable needs a little sorting to get the device to hang flush with the screen.
  • HD Ready 1080p resolution, 30000:1 dynamic contrast, Perfect Pixel HD engine, 2 ms response time, 12 bit colour and 17 bit colour processing, 2,250 trillion colour palette, 100HZ Clear LCD technology, four HDMI inputs, DLNA PC network link to browse PC and home network content
    Slim design, clear screen surround makes overall set dimensions look smaller than they actually are without compromising on screen 'real estate', ambilight is both pretty and makes for a more immersive viewing experience, good clear immersive sound free from booming bass notes
    Slow to warm up and get going, pricey, control wheel on the supplied remote very (perhaps over) sensitive
  • Fully featured smartphone, email, compact, SureType QWERTY keys, trackball navigation, GPS, 64Mb internal and microSD external storage, Web browser, 1.3-megapixel camera, 240x260-pixel colour display, Media player, SMS and MMS, Polyphonic ring tones, Bluetooth
    Size, easy to use and set up, trackball navigation, excellent Blackberry interface
    Lacks 3G, Screen not ideal for larger web page/email viewing/reading, SureType keypad function takes some getting used to
  • A4 CCD scanner with built in film scanning hood, 48bit input/output, 4800x9600ppi optical resolution, EX Buttons plus FARE Level 3 dust and colour correction processing
    Ease of use, price, optical resolution, FARE Level 3 processing, great scans and software package
    Slow on higher resolution scans that include the full FARE processing
  • 21.1-megapixel D-SLR with CMOS sensor, HD 1080p video capture, 9-zone AF system with six “invisible AF assist points”, 35-zone metering linked to any AF point, Magnesium alloy & plastic body, ISO 100 to 3200, boosted to ISO 50 (L1) 12800 (H1) and 25600 H2) sensitivity range, DIGIC 4 image processor, CF Type I/II storage, 3-inch 920,000-dot LCD, Live View with Quick AF.
    Excellent image quality, good ergonomics and build, menu system, comprehensive feature set and customisability, Info panel, Responsive, HD Movie capture.
    Excellent image quality, good ergonomics and build, menu system, comprehensive feature set and customisability, Info panel, Responsive, HD Movie capture.
  • Canon D-SLR with 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, EOS Integrated (sensor) Cleaning System, 9-point AF set up, single, 2.5-inch LCD with Camera Settings display and (up to) 1600 ISO sensitivity setting
    Handling and image quality, ease of use, price, dust removal system/prevention, good AF, great colour
    Kit lens' performance is disappointing, lacks spot-metering mode, small viewfinder
  • A4, five colour, borderless thermal inkjet printer, with fast print speeds, dual paper feeds, built-in duplex unit, DVD/CD printing, ChromaLife100 single ink system, 1-picolitre smallest droplet size
    Super Fine print quality, plus its nippy speed and cool design
    Convoluted installation and set up software, print head alignment takes five sheets of paper and around 15 tedious minutes.
  • 5-magapixel entry-level digital compact, 9-point AiAF, 4x optical zoom lens, ISO 80 to 400 sensitivity, SD/MMC storage, 2-inch colour screen, +/-2EV exposure compensation, AA-batteries, Widescreen mode for 640x480 movie clips and widescreen stills.
    Image quality, Easy to use, Focusing and macro mode, For an extra £40, it’s available as a bundle with the Selphy CP520 printer.
    Confusing four-way controller, Heavy on the power from AA cells, LCD prone to flaring in bright conditions, Limited sensitivity options, LCD blacks out during flash recharge.
  • Photo Edit mode in-camera, Face Priority AF, Enhanced Shake Reduction system, 12-megapixel Sensor.
    Image quality, Comprehensive auto focus settings, Good portrait mode, Clever photo/movie editing options, Face and Tracking AF.
    Poor performance in low light, High ISO image noise.
  • Pentax digital SLR with 6.1-megapixel CCD sensor, Pentax CCD-Shift Shake Reduction system, digital depth of field preview, 11-point AF set up, 2.5-inch LCD and (up to) 3200 ISO sensitivity setting.
    Handling, image quality, ease of use, price
    Pentamirror viewfinder, indistinct finder info display, some key controls only in menus
  • 12.1 megapixel effective resolution, 12x optical zoom equivalent to 25-300mm in 35mm film terms plus 16x Intelligent zoom option
    Ease of use, broader than average focal range, reliability, sharp and colourful results on almost every occasion
    No dedicated video record button, playback needs a separate button
  • 10x optical zoom with Leica optics, 7.2 megapixels, up to ISO3200, 20 scene modes, 3-inch LCD screen for shot composition and review
    Solid performance, good quality build, extended zoom range, fair price given the level of specification on offer
    Rather uninspiring design, bulkier and weightier than more slimline compacts
  • 10-megapixel high end compact digital camera with ultra wide-angle F/2 Leica lens, 2.5x optical zoom, optical image stabilisation and revised high dynamic range 1/1.63-inch CCD.
    Handling, design, build, iA, Image quality, Lens, Manual control.
    Slight image softness (a pre-production foible, hopefully) so it's a bit early to tell. However, on this showing, there's not much else wrong.
  • Tiltable, electronic viewfinder, 12.3-megapixel Hi-Speed LiveMOS sensor, AF LiveView, SSWF dust filter, Micro FourThirds lens mount, 100% filed of view on 3-inch screen and EVF, Sensor Shirt Image Stabilisation, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F/3.5 – F/5.6 zoom lens, Art Filters, TruePic V image engine.
    Image quality, handling, Super Control Panel, Creative feature set, iAuto mode, Dust reduction system, Styling, Build, Art filters, Lens, EVF.
    No (built-in) viewfinder, EVF needs hot shoe, No built-in flash, Price, Screen in brighter conditions.
  • Portable speaker system for iPhone, iPod MP3 and video players, compact design, magnetised base for improved storage and portability, lightweight, 12-hours play time from 2.5-hour charge, 2x 2.5W speakers, concertina design for improved base response.
    Design and build, Easy to use, Impressive volume, Fully charged from the box, Connection to multiple X-mini speaker sets.
    Base response.
  • 42-inch 16:9 Widescreen LCD TV with 1920x1080-pixel resolution and Ambilight-2 (Ambilight Spectra), Full HD 1080P, 4x HDMI ports: 3+1 (includes HDMI CEC), Integrated DVB-T/DVB-C MPEG4 (Freeview) Tuner, Perfect Pixel HD Engine, 100Hz Clear LCD technology, Active Control + Light Sensor, 15watt x 2 speakers with Virtual Dolby Digital, BBE, Ethernet & USB multimedia connections and Matching swivel stand.
    Excellent HD picture quality, Good connectivity, Excellent built-in sound with rich base; good volume without distortion, Design, Ambilight Spectra II very effective.
    Overly sensitive rotating dial on remote control, Sound intermittently drops out of sync with picture (using a 5.1 surround sound system), Does not (always) switch between inputs automatically, Not as impressive on standard definition sources, Needs meticulous setting up to get most from the panel and wall mounting to get best from Ambilight Spectra II effect.
  • 3LCD widescreen home-cinema projector, 4x built-in speakers and DVD player, 1.5x optical zoom, HDMI, RGB, S-Video, composite and component connections, High Definition (720p) Ready, USB connectivity, standalone home theatre capability.
    Projection quality, Quite operation, flexibility, Easy to use, Novel rotating design.
    Size, Lens shift mechanism: not enough vertical range of movement for low table mounting, Full HD would be better, Box-like design.
  • Stylish compact digital camera with a 9.29-megapixel CMOS sensor, 3-inch, 920,000-pixel colour LCD, High Dynamic Range mode, 7.1x optical zoom lens, SD/SDHC storage, Smooth Imaging Engine IV, Easy mode, Smooth Imaging Engine IV, High Speed shooting and Multi-Pattern Auto White Balance.
    Low ISO image quality, Features, Handling, LCD, Easy to use, Build, Auto level indication.
    High ISO image noise, No optical viewfinder, Complex menu system, No Image Stabilisation.
  • Micro FourThirds system camera, 12.3MP LiveMOS sensor, Art Filters, Olympus TruePic TruePic V imaging engine, Up to ISO 6400 sensitivity, Dual lenses used here (17mm F/2.8 prime lens and 14-42 F/35-5.6 zoom), iAUTO mode, Face Detection AF, RAW + JPEG capture (even in Art Filter mode), 720i HD movie capture,
    Image quality, handling, Super Control Panel, Comprehensive, creative feature set, Good dust reduction system, Retro styling, Build, Lenses.
    No (built-in) viewfinder, No built-in flash, Price, screen hard to see in brighter conditions.