The Many Features offered in Pocket Size Digital Cameras

July 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Camera Reviews

When shopping for pocket size cameras, you will need to sort through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Unfortunately, even the best camera makers have a hard time getting it right. But in the end they do seem to make improvements. There are many things that makers need to consider and sometimes, comprises and sacrifices need to be made. So if you’re in the market for a great digital pocket size camera, you’re in luck because there is a lot to read about for this market. The following selections reviews may be of interest to you as you decide which camera to buy. By the way, you should seriously check out the GoPro HD HERO, it’s excellent. Here are some GoPro camera reviews.

To begin, we’ll do a short review of the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR which by all accounts is a very respectable compact pocket size camera. One thing that may appeal to some is this camera’s mega-zoom feature. If you like megapixel stats it has 12 of them, although not terribly important at all unless you’re going to create large prints. It is reasonably priced for the advance features it offers. The EXR sensor comes with three different options for you to choose from. These different modes offered by the F80 essentially gives you three cameras in one. The three modes are highest resolution mode, optimum dynamic range mode, and lowest possible noise mode. More impressively, the F80EXR can also analyze the scene and make the best choice for you. Because of the improvements made and out of sense of fairness, we will next take a look at the Nikon Coolpix S3000. Nikon has earned a show of respect, after all, because they’ve been around for awhile. This ultra-compact camera is inexpensive, so of course there’s a budget out there which will find that attractive. The S3000 isn’t much above average, from what we can see. The features are all standard, including the 12 megapixels. But it’s LCD screen is a disappointment as it can be quite difficult to see in the sunlight. Let’s face it, this looks like a cheap camera being all plastic except for the metal buttons, power switch, etc. The image quality of this camera is average which will only produce average picture quality. This is a camera for a specific budget and gets the job done if you need a camera.

For a less specialized application, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a great camera. While this camera does lack jpeg processing abilities, you won’t be disappointed in the pictures you take. This pocket sized camera has 10.1 megapixel resolution and a 3 inch TFT LCD display. The LX5 is the follow up to the super successful DMC-LX3. Panasonic had to really work at trying to improve on the LX3.

We haven’t found the improvements to be that massive. The sensor in the LX5 is only about 30% more sensitive than that of the LX3. The LX5 also use a higher index for color rendering on the LCD, in addition to the LED back lighting for improved color.

Sometimes it’s tough to do a great follow-up to a terrific product, but that’s an enviable position to be in for any pocket size camera maker. You’ll find some terrific digital cameras for all specs, applications, and budgets. Cameras range in price for the low hundreds up to $500 or sometimes, even more. You need to consider what you need the camera for. Once you can answer that, then you can begin researching cameras to find one that will meet your needs. Before you go, be sure to look at this GoPro HD Helmet HERO review.

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