Digital cameras

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Pentax Optio W30

Best for aqua, folks

Pentax Optio W30, £189.99 The Optio’s main benefit is that it can be used underwater to a depth of 3m with no loss of quality. It also has 7.1 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom and a powerful Macro mode, which is excellent for capturing those fishy close-ups.

Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1200

Best for hikers

At just 2.8 inches wide, the EX-Z1200 can be easily carried in your pocket as you head over the hills and far away. With its impressive battery life it will last until you reach the summit, where you can take advantage of its 3x optical zoom, wide angle capacity, 12.1 megapixels and blur-reduction technology.

Olympus mju 770 SW

Best for skiers

Freeze-proof to -10°C, crush-proof against a weight of 100kg and drop-proof from a height of1.5m, the µ[mju:] 770 SW will survive any perilous tumble – even if you don’t. It also plays home to 7.1 megapixels and a 2.5-inch screen for capturing those mountain views.

Canon IXUS 75

Best for party animals

Sleek, smart and sophisticated, the 7.1-megapixel IXUS 75 is the ideal party partner. Its clean, sharp lines and circular accents will make sure you stand out from the crowd and will deliver great people shots thanks to its face detection technology, red-eye correction and low light shooting.

Kodak EasyShare Z712

Best for long-distance snappers

If you’re keen on getting great shots of birds (the feathery flying version, naturally) without having to climb a tree, the Z712 is for you. It has a 12x optical zoom, a light body and seven megapixels, and it’s always ready for action thanks to its 0.26 second click-to-capture. Take it to the mountains, on safari or generally anywhere that demands close-up action shots.

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