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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20
Improving on the TZ models before it is no mean feat, but the TZ20 manages that and so much more. With GPS built in alongside a HD movie mode, 16x stabilized zoom, 3inch touchscreen and full manual controls there's little even the average DSLR user would be left wanting for.
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Sony CyberShot DSC-HX9
Being a featured-packed compact used to mean having a movie mode as well as taking stills, but the HX9 puts prior concepts to shame. GPS with a compass feature, a 16x stabilised zoom and a 16MP sensor alongside manual controls and a HD movie mode make this a gadget-lovers dream.
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
Very few compacts manage to challenge the dual might of Sony and Panasonic in the high-end compact stakes, but Canon's PowerShot SX230 HS managed to successfully beat them both in our recent Travel compacts grouptest. With specs such as a 12x zoom, 14MP sensor and GPS this is superb companion model.
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