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Friday, December 01, 2006

Top Ten 6+ megapixel compact cameras

Photographers who want to make large prints (8x10 or larger) and capture lots of image detail need all the megapixels they can get. But that's not all these high-res models offer. Each of them has a distinctive feature set and design -- and they're not all made with the same kind of shooter in mind. So before you invest in a high-res camera, take a look at our top picks to find out what sets each model apart from its peers -- and which one will sync with your own photographic style.

1. Canon PowerShot S80
Aside from one or two very minor lens shortcomings, Canon's new flagship S-series model stands out in its class.

Resolution: 8 megapixels
Zoom: 4x digital, 3.6x optical
Display: 2.5 inch TFT active colour matrix
Dimensions: 104 x 38.8 x 57 mm
Weight: 225 grams


2. Nikon Coolpix 7900
Despite a few shortcomings, this handsome little camera packs a punch, with practical snapshot features and solid picture quality.

Resolution: 7.1 megapixels
Zoom: 4x digital, 3x optical
Display: 2 inch TFT active colour matrix
Dimensions: 88 x 36.5 x 60 mm
Weight: 150 grams


3. Sony Cyber Shot DSC-T9
Sony's new Cyber Shot DSC-T9 is a beautiful, highly pocketable camera that's fast and easy to use and has good image quality, to boot.

Resolution: 6 megapixels
Zoom: 6x digital, 3x optical
Display: 2.5-inch (230K pixels) Hybrid, clear photo LCD plus
Dimensions: 90 x 20.2 x 54.8 mm
Weight: 140 grams


4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 has a broad set of manual controls, image stabilisation, and a wide lens and sensor crammed into a compact package.

Resolution: 8.4 megapixels
Zoom: 4x digital, 4x optical
Display: 2.5 inch TFT active colour matrix
Dimensions: 11 x 56 x 35 mm
Weight: 213 grams


5. Casio Exilim EX-Z750
The Casio Z750 marries form and function with a great design and satisfying manual controls.

Resolution: 7.2 megapixels
Zoom: 8x digital, 3x optical
Display: 2.5 inch TFT active colour matrix
Dimensions: 89 x 23 x 58 mm
Weight: 159 grams


6. Canon PowerShot A620
The Canon PowerShot A620's above-average feature set and great photo quality should make it as popular as the A95.

Resolution: 7.1 megapixels
Zoom: 4x digital, 4x optical
Display: 2 inch tilt LCD screen
Dimensions: 104.8 x 66 x 49.1 mm
Weight: 235 grams


7. Canon PowerShot G6
A very good camera that needs a speed bump to pull ahead of the competition.

Resolution: 7.1 megapixels
Zoom: 4x digital, 4x optical
Display: 2 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT colour
Dimensions: 104.9 x 73.1x 72.8 mm
Weight: 380 grams


8. Casio EX-P700 Exilim Pro
A compact camera with enough manual controls to keep enthusiasts happy.

Resolution: 7.2 megapixels
Zoom: 4x digital, 4x optical
Display: 2 inch TFT active colour matrix
Dimensions: 97.5 x 67.5 x 45.1 mm
Weight: 225 grams


9. Fujifilm FinePix F10
This compact camera's versatile 2.5-inch LCD, usable high-ISO photos, and shoot-all-day battery are offset by a few image-quality issues.

Resolution: 6.3 megapixels
Zoom: 6.2x digital, 3x optical
Display: 2.5 inch TFT active colour matrix
Dimensions: 91 x 28 x 58 mm
Weight: 156 grams


10. Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W7
This compact camera's versatile 2.5-inch LCD, usable high-ISO photos, and shoot-all-day battery are offset by a few image-quality issues.

Resolution: 7.2 megapixels
Zoom: 2x digital, 3x optical
Display: 2.5 inch TFT active colour matrix
Dimensions: 91 x 61 x 38 mm
Weight: 196 grams

    

1 Comments:

  • Hello fellow bloggers, here is an excerpt from an article I found to be quite interesting:

    In January 2007 Olympus released a new model, the SP-55OUZ, which seems to be the prodigy of this line, being a lot more performing than the previous model, the SP-51OUZ. The main characteristics of this camera are the image stabilization, 7MP resolution, and the 18x optical zoom range. The Zoom market became quite competitive and the model in discussion competes with other high quality models, such as Sony H5 or Panasonic FZ8.

    This new Olympus camera is supported with Olympus Master software and AA batteries, has internal memory and xD picture card slot, over 20 scene modes, 25 language options, RAW and exposure modes, super macro mode, and 7.1 Megapixels. The SP-55OUZ model is not a small camera so some may not prefer it because of this, but taking into consideration its qualities, the size is not at all an inconvenient. It is similar in many ways to the Canon EOS 1Ds digital camera

    Another great digital camera is the new FinePix S4700 from Fujifilm. This model is the optimized version of the FinePix S4600 model, which was voted last year as the European Zoom camera of 2006 by the most important European association of electronics consumers. The new model is compact and lightweight, has 10x optical zoom lens, Fujifilm Intelligent Flash system, having several scene selections. Its menu system is highly improved and it is ideal to carry with you anywhere, since it can be easily operated with one hand.

    The most significant changes FinePix S4700 has over its predecessor are the ergonomic design, reduced proportions, improved ISO sensitivity up to 1600, new flash modes and a 7.1 Megapixel CCD sensor.

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-g1 is another great digital camera recently released on the electronics market. The G1 model, in particular, is Sony's first wireless digital camera, which has 2.0GB of internal memory, 6 megapixel and a 3.5 inch LCD with a 921,000 pixels resolution screen – similar stats to the Canon PowerShot S50. This model has the ability of sending photos wireless to other digital enabled devices such as laptops, palms, PCs or cameras. Reviewers say that Sony G1 model is the perfect take away digital camera, since its internal memory is pretty generous.

    Other cameras you might want to have a look at are these: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon PowerShot Pro 1, Canon PowerShot S300, Fuji Film FinePix E550, FinePix F601 Zoom and Canon EOS 20D.

    Hope you found this to be a good read,

    Michael

    By Blogger AllHomeSecurity, at 10:30 AM  

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