The R1V is a fairly average camera, but with one or two interesting features that set it apart from the crowd. It is a five megapixel model with a 4.8x optical zoom lens, a 1.8in LCD monitor and uses SD cards for storage. At around Â£180 it isnâ€™t exactly cheap, but it is well built and looks good. The camera has an all-metal body and comes in two finishes - champagne or black. The cameraâ€™s main power switch is the handgrip feature on the front panel. Slide it right and the lens cover snaps open as the camera activates, slide it left and it shuts down, closing the lens in the process. I personally donâ€™t like this type of switch, but I seem to be in a minority so Iâ€™ll keep quiet.