As new models of electronic dictionaries are produced frequently, it is difficult to make up-to-date recommendations. Before purchasing an electronic dictionary, it is suggested that you read the following guide (insert link to ElectronicDictionaryBuyersGuideUpdated.doc here)
An alternative to purchasing an electronic dictionary is to install dictionary software on a PDA. More information can be found at http://www.peterrivard.com/Pages/SuperDictionary.html
Electronic Dictionaries by Manufacturer
Canon Word Tank series http://cweb.canon.jp/wordtank/index.html
Canon regularly provide English instruction manuals.
Sharp Zaurusu series http://ezaurus.com/
Sharp Papyrus series http://www.sharp.co.jp/papyrus/index.html
Casio XD series http://casio.jp/exword/index.html
Individual Models of Interest to Learners
Designed for learners of Japanese.
Allows the user to draw Kanji via a stylus.
Apps for Learning Japanese
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(Dictionaries are most useful for looking up single words, whereas translators can provide readings for larger chunks of text)
Oxford Beginner’s Japanese Dictionary BOOKSHOP
RATING: ★★☆ LEVEL: Beginner