Since the advent of digital cameras, the world suddenly became more beautiful in the eyes of a photographer. Digital cameras brought with them many revolutions which made it easier and better to click pictures. The images could be quickly transferred to a PC or a laptop. They could be immediately viewed and deleted if not satisfactory. Thousands of pictures could be stored and many more such features gave photographers the much needed options for their convenience. However, digital cameras today have evolved greatly. The mechanism has become more sophisticated and the features more advanced. Various top companies like Sony, Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, etc., are battling it out for their stronghold in the market. Amidst this disarray of competition, we have picked 10 smart boys from the market, which are the best you can lay your hands on:Read more after the break...
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
Cyber-shot DSC HX9V by Sony is a superstar. A pleasure to use, a bliss to own. This feature packed travel zoom camera boasts of a 16.2 megapixel camera and 16x, 24-384 zoom lens. Loaded with an Exmor R CMOS sensor, it has a built in GPS tracker complete with a compass. Its 1080p high definition results in an amazing quality of video recording. Complementing the video is the feature of stereo sound and 3D still images. The aperture ranges from f/5.9 to f/3.3.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
It is one of the recent ‘PowerShot’ line up released recently by Canon. Sporting a 12.1 megapixel camera, with a CMOS sensor, the (wide) angle of view is 24mm and the optical zoom is 5x. A resolution of 1920 x 1080 ensures a high quality video shot at a frame rate of 24 fps. The camera also uses Canon’s latest processor, DIGIC 4.
Nikon Coolpix P300
P300 has the fastest lens ever used in a Nikon coolpix. Loaded with 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, it brings out stunning results in low light with a maximum aperture of F1.8. Razor sharp image and video quality is determined by its 1080p full HD video resolution. It also has the feature of motion detection to adjust shutter speed, ISO and freeze the subject for astonishingly sharp photos.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27
Compact and stylish, Lumix DMC-FH27 offers touch shutter, intelligent scene selector with a simple touch of LCD screen. It has a 16.1 megapixel camera and 28mm wide 8x optical zoom. The f stops are from 5.9 to 3.3. The 3.0 inch LCD touch screen enables a clear viewing of footage shot at 1280×720p high definition video camera.
Up ahead is another camera best suited for wide shots with an impressive aperture of F1.8. This means that a plenty of light can fill your photo while you are shooting at a dark place. A wide range of aperture steps offer a notable depth of field. 24mm 3x ultra wide zoom and 1/1.7” CCD sensor deliver high quality low noise images.
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
Another smart boy by Canon, this digital camera offers 14.1 megapixel with 4x optical zoom. With nice wide-angle and a moderate telephoto capabilities, its aperture varies from 5.9 to 2.8. Canon has incorporated a true optical image stabilization which diminishes blur because of camera shake. The video resolution is of HD 720p.
Battling out with other competitors is Olympus’ E-P3. It has a 12.3 megapixel camera with live MOS image sensor. A 2.0 aperture and 12,800 ISO enable it to render drastic results and a high ISO performance in low light settings. 1080/60i with dolby digital sound recording ensures a high video output. The LCD display measures 3.0 inch and can be disabled any time.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9
DSC-WX9 is a new launch by Sony in its high performance WX series. A 16.2 megapixel lens with 5x optical zoom is befitted in the camera. It gives out high performance video of 1080i resolution at 60 frames per second. The angle of view is slightly narrow at the wide end (28-140mm).
For those who want sophistication at its smallest size, a Coolpix S9100 is a right choice. It flaunts a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor. An amazing 18x wide angle zoom click nice panoramic pictures. Compact and lightweight, it has a HD resolution of 1080p for sharp recording.
Canon PowerShot S95
Canon has stepped down in the market with another advanced compact digital camera named PowerShot S95. It features a 10 megapixel sensor with a maximum aperture of f/2. The optical zoom though only 3.8x is of high quality. The LCD is of 3.0 inch and it has a HD video resolution of 720p.