In order to find the best point and shoot camera, it’s essential to have a good working knowledge of what these cameras do. Every camera review and advertisement will list the camera’s megapixel capacity, but they never bother to explain what a megapixel is.
There are a wide variety of different shooting modes that are offered by the best point and shoot camera manufactures.
The complexity of a camera’s menus and controls should be carefully considered before you purchase it. Having the ability to zoom in on objects or people will definitely enhance your camera’s usefulness. Your digital camera’s sensor size will have a large impact on the type of photographs that you can print. The type of photography that you are planning to do will have a big impact on whether or not frame bursts are essential. Your camera’s image processor will be responsible for quickly converting all of the data into a usable format.
Many of the best point and shoot cameras include extra options such as a built-in GPS and social networking features. The world of photography is constantly changing, and there are also various options available at every conceivable price point. The PowerShot SX500 has been designed as an advanced point and shoot, and I greatly enjoyed all of the additional freedom that this gave me. Camera enthusiasts who are looking for the best point and shoot camera that has advanced features should strongly consider the SX500.
One of the best aspects of the SX500 is that it includes so many advanced features without the need for an exorbitant price tag.
The COOLPIX S9200 is a solid point and shoot camera that even a novice will be able to use.
The rechargeable battery has a long life, but you might want to consider buying a backup if you will be shooting for an extended period of time. Canon’s PowerShot series is one of my favorite point and shoot options, and the SX260 is no exception. The most impressive aspect of the SX260 is the inclusion of more than 30 different shooting modes.
The HD video camera provides an impressive 1080p, and it is also equipped with stereo sound. The SX260 includes a DIGIC 5 image processor, and this is one of the best available processors in this price range. The PowerShot SX150 provides a good stepping stone between a basic point and shoot camera and the more advanced options. The SX150 includes 27 different shooting modes, and this makes it easy to get the right photo each time.
One of my favorite features of the SX150 is the intelligent image stabilization technology.
The Outdoor Edition of the HERO2 has been specifically manufactured to enable sports lovers to capture all of the action.
The Outdoor Edition is waterproof and shockproof, but if you are planning to spend a lot of time on the water, it might be a good idea to consider the Surf Edition.
Although the images that I got with this camera were not as clean as those that I have taken with other point and shoot cameras in this price range, the HERO2 Outdoor Edition definitely excels at letting you get closer than ever before to the action.
In order to give you the best selection of photographs, you will need to select the appropriate optional mount.
Perfect for families, budding photo enthusiasts and first-time SLR users alike, the EOS Rebel T5 makes it easy to capture movies and photos that are nothing short of dazzling. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23 April 2014 Nikon today announced that four of its products have won accolades in the highly prestigious TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) awards, including the title of ‘Best D-SLR Professional’ for the Nikon D4S. TIPA Awards are independently voted each year by 29 photographic magazines, from 16 countries across five continents. In addition to a TIPA award, the waterproof and shockproof Nikon 1 AW1 advanced camera with interchangeable lenses is also a recipient of the iF Product Design Award 2014, the globally prestigious industrial product design awards. Jordi Brinkman, Product Manager, Nikon Europe says: “It is a huge honour for Nikon to win three TIPA Awards across the competitive D-SLR categories, as well as one for our sophisticated, yet rugged mirrorless camera, the Nikon 1 AW1. Dirk Jasper, Product Manager at Nikon Europe says: “The Nikon Df pairs the best design of our iconic cameras with some of the best technology available.
The TIPA jury comments: “The Nikon Df is a full-frame camera designed along the lines of Nikon’s classic film SLRs, with numerous controls dials that handle photographic functions. This entry was posted in Nikon and tagged compact camera, digital compact, digital slr camera, dslr, full frame, mirrorless, mirrorless camera, nikon 1 aw1, nikon compact, nikon d3300, Nikon D4s, Nikon DF, nikon dslr, nikon mirrorless, nikon products, ruggedized camera. Subscribe to our daily newsletter and get the latest posts delivered straight to your inbox. Top iDT Videos ‘Fit The Fat 2’ Tips & Tricks: How To Use The Treadmill, Get Skinny Points And Other Fitness Game Tips 'No Man's Sky' On Xbox One? As the fourth major manufacturer to enter the market for small, mirrorless digital cameras with interchangeable lenses, Sony had to make a big impression.
The promise of mirrorless digital cameras has been high image quality without all the bulk, and the photographic versatility of interchangeable lenses.
There are so many interesting innovations in the Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3, that it's difficult to know where to start. A 14-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor is responsible for the high quality we found in the images from both cameras, and a new Bionz processor is also hard at work in the two cameras. Several hot features were brought over from recent Alphas and Cyber-shot digital cameras, including Sweep Panorama, Auto High-Dynamic Range shooting, Handheld Twilight, and Anti-motion-blur modes, each of which strategically combine and align several images into one seamless one. Though by name the new cameras are Alphas, they no longer use the Alpha mount; instead Sony has christened a new E-mount, for which two lenses will ship right away, both as kit lenses. An adapter is available for mounting Alpha lenses, but autofocus will be disabled with the NEX cameras. The NEX-5A will ship in July with the 16mm lens for US$650, while the NEX-5K with the 18-55mm lens will sell for US$700. Much like sports car designs emphasize their command of the road by contrasting their low profile bodies with large, fully exposed wheels, the Sony NEX design shows its command of light by contrasting its small digital camera body with a large, burnished gunmetal lens (the 18-55mm is shown here). From the top of the Sony NEX-5 you see the stereo microphones, rather obviously marked L and R, and the three holes for the speaker. Here you can see the dramatic size of the 18-55mm compared to the camera body, made more dramatic by the included lens hood. The large rear-accessed power switch is separate from the shutter button, which places the shutter button in a better position out on the grip, while the two are integrated on the NEX-3.
Here also is the first evidence of the tilting LCD screen, just left of the Movie Record button. Sony developed an all-new lens system for the new NEX line, with a shorter flange distance (back-focus distance) to yield more compact lenses, and lenses with faster, more precise focus drive to meet the demands of live contrast-detect autofocus during video recording. Sony says the new E-Mount lenses have silent focus and silent, continuous aperture control.
Compared to the more expensive Panasonic Lumix GF1, the Sony NEX-5 is indeed quite small, taking up less space overall.
The Sony NEX-5 is dramatically smaller than the slightly lower-priced Olympus E-PL1, at least from the front.
The NEX-5's tilting, widescreen LCD is an obvious advantage over the E-PL1, but the E-PL1's menu is a little more straightforward, with an easier menu design, and the flash is truly integrated into the design.
Olympus doesn't gain much advantage over the NEX-5 with their collapsible lens, especially considering its loose front optic. It's with this comparison to a very small digital SLR that you can really start to see the advantage of the Sony NEX-5, an SLD with an APS-C-sized sensor inside. From the top you get the idea of why it's harder to bring an SLR along sometimes: that third dimension of the lens. I had to be fairly stealthy when out shooting the new cameras, but they're small enough that I was able to conceal most of the camera with one hand. While they don't power-up quickly, the Sony NEX cameras do focus and fire quickly, especially in good light.
Generally, if I'm out shooting, I have the camera on, so its power-up time hasn't been an issue. Although I'm a fan of many larger SLRs, and the Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic, I have to say, shooting with such a small camera feels very natural. A rather large 18-200mm is also planned for relatively early release, but an adapter that works with other Alpha-mount lenses will also be shipping. With the 18-55mm, I like the way it feels to have just lens, grip, and LCD to frame my images: the bare necessities. Still, if you're looking for a wide-angle view, the 16mm is wide and flat, and you can make it even wider with the two accessory lenses that will also be available.
Similar to HHT is Anti-motion blur mode, which biases exposure toward a fast shutter speed and also fires off several images that it combines into one to eliminate motion from camera movement, which is amplified by use of telephoto lenses. It does not work as well as Sony's Intelligent Panorama mode, which analyzes the scene to find moving objects and put only one image of said objects into the final panorama.
The Pentax K-7 has this feature as well, but Sony's implementation automatically aligns all three images, even when handheld, while most of the K-7's shots need to be made on a tripod to avoid image mis-alignment. Rather than using the truly simple menu from the other Alphas, which are among the best in the business, Sony opted for a more complicated scheme that uses buttons to get to icons to get to menus, some of which are pretty long -- and when you get to the bottom of some very long lists, the menus don't wrap back up to the top. Another peculiarity is that you can't review both images and videos in Playback mode at the same time. Add an option to the Setup menu that would let you configure the camera's default menu behavior to drop you back to the last-used menu position, rather than always at the top level.
Likewise, as noted above, an option for the camera to leave you in the menu system after making an adjustment, rather than popping you out to shooting mode again would be a real convenience. Make the system less modal; let the user change more things regardless of the mode the camera is in. Add a setup menu item that would let you configure the lower-right button as a custom function button, rather than defaulting to Shooting Tips. Add a Quick Menu, optionally activated by the lower soft button, to give quick access to a number of common settings. As we said, it may be too late to make any of these changes before release, but they'd be great to add to the firmware update slated to bring 3D Sweep Panorama sometime in July. On last week’s The Talk Show, Apple geek extraordinaire John Gruber let it slip that the iPhone 7 camera will be a giant leap forward for smartphone photography.
The specific thing I heard is that next year’s camera might be the biggest camera jump ever. NEW: The 28-300mm VR does the same thing with about the same size and weight, and also covers the rest of the range down to 28mm. Ideal for: Nikon's 70-300mm VR is the best compromise for size, weight, range and image quality among all Nikon's tele zooms.
This 70-300mm VR is the very best modern tele zoom lens to get if you prefer a dedicated tele zoom over a do-it-all zoom and want light weight and moderate price. For DX, if you already have the Nikon 18-200mm VR, I won't bother getting this lens, too, since most of the range is already covered by the 18-200mm. This 70-300mm VR G AFS lens works perfectly on all digital cameras, and most autofocus film cameras made since about 1990. If you start off completely out of focus (subject at 6 feet and lens at infinity for instance) you may need to move it manually to get it started, and if it's way out of focus it may first focus in the wrong direction, bounce off the stop and head back the other way to acquire your target. It's still not instantaneous as the Canons are, but it's much more accurate and consistent.
It's slower than Canon and it may be pokey at times, and the good news is that every shot comes out perfect. Breathing is a motion picture term which refers to what happens as you pull (change) focus from near to far.
At 100mm I cropped and show only the middle 50% of each dimension, resulting in twice the magnification of the other images. Since I shot at five focal lengths, not 4, I had an extra spot open in this layout so I added a snap of me and the baby working on this.
If you go as far back as the F4, you lose VR, aperture-priority and manual exposure, while autofocus, matrix metering, Program and shutter-priority modes all work great.
Since it's designed for film cameras, you'll never have a vignetting problem, even with several stacked filters, on a digital camera. Built-in flashes are often close enough to the camera that ultrawide lenses can see far enough down to see their shadow cast by a built-in flash. This lens has no problem: it can't focus close enough or go wide enough, so even at it's closest focus distance there is no shadow from the built-in flash.
While the 300mm end of the 28-300mm VR gets shorter as you get closer, this 70-300mm remains an honest 300mm at every subject distance.
You'll also hear a klunk when the VR starts, and another klunk when it shuts off a few seconds after you release the shutter. Now let's chart the slowest speed to get 50% sharp shots at each focal length, and with that, we can calculate how many stops we gain with VR. IF (internal focus) lenses shorten their effective focal lengths as they focus more closely. The Nikon 70-300mm VR offers the best compromise of size, weight, price and image quality among all Nikon's tele zooms. For FX and film, this is the first tele zoom I grab when I run out the door as of September 2009 because this 70-300mm VR offers me my favorite combination of performance, size and weight. The biggest help is when you use any of these links when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. As this page is copyrighted and formally registered, it is unlawful to make copies, especially in the form of printouts for personal use.
Right after its famouse Phantom 2 Vision and Phantom 2 hobby quadrocopters, Dji Innovations released the brandnew Phantom 3 Quadro. The Dji Phantom 3 is a further development of the well known Dji Phantom 2 VISION – one of the most successful hobby quadrocopters currently available. This system consists of four independant Dji inteligent batteries (4x 5200mAh 3S Batteries) and also four independant IMUs and Naza-M V3 Quadcore flight controllers. The Phantom 3 Quadro owns four high resolution FC600 cameras with integrated panoramic functionality. With the new integrated remote control, the dodecacopter hovers by itselv to allow perfect photos. The new RC does not have steering levers – it more likely has a steering gamepad with all necessary functions. Most advanced feature is the new MUTE function – allowing to put the copter into a silent mode. Thanks to the synchronized flight controller and the easy to use flight remote no more Flyaways or user errors should occure. Unlike the more expensive DSLR cameras, a point and shoot enables you to do exactly what the name implies. Although this is very helpful for people who have a strong working knowledge of point and shoot cameras, it can become confusing for individuals who are unsure what they are reading.
In layman’s terms, a megapixel is equal to one million pixels, and each pixel is an important component of your photographs. The automatic mode is the easiest to use, but you should also consider branching out into other specialized options. Therefore, most camera reviews will include information about these features to help you determine if you will be able to easily navigate throughout the menus and controls to take your desired photos.
After all, you will not always be close enough to get the perfect image if your camera does not have a solid telephoto feature.
Modern sensors are compared to the old standard 35 mm frame, and your camera’s crop factor will enable you to determine how much you will be able to capture in a photograph when compared to a 35 mm camera body. To put it simply, the frame burst rate of your camera indicates how many photos can be taken in a row. This option will make your camera more versatile, but it will only truly be useful if the video quality is high enough to make it worthwhile. If you want the best possible battery life, it is usually best to go with an option that includes a rechargeable battery.


However, instead of simply transferring the exact image to the memory card, an image processor will also clean up certain aspects of each photo.
To ensure that you get the most out of your camera, you should look for options that include extra features that you will actually use. However, if you want to stick with a point and shoot camera, you should consider the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V 18.2 MP Waterproof Digital Camera. The solid body has 15 different shooting modes, including low light, portrait, aperture priority, shutter priority and discreet mode.
In fact, the list price for this model is less than $300, and that makes it a very affordable option for anyone who is ready to take their photography hobby to the next level.
The camera features a 16 MP CMOS sensor, and it also includes an 18x optical zoom to bring distant items into focus.
In fact, the compact body includes full HD capabilities, and you will be able to take advantage of the 18x optical zoom while you are shooting video. This is very useful when you are traveling through multiple states or countries, and it also makes it easy to share images with various sites and software applications such as Google Earth. Fortunately, the image processor is fast enough to properly render up to seven frames per second, and this means that you never have to worry about missing an important moment. Although the 12.1 MP CMOS sensor might not produce the highest resolution in its price range, the compact body and 80x combined zoom makes up for it. I was especially excited by the underwater mode, and the necessary optional case worked perfectly. This made it easy for me to capture several videos, and the battery life held up to my demands. Therefore, you will never have to worry about slow processing, and you will also be able to enjoy the same high quality results that made me love this camera.
Therefore, I recommend this option for hobbyists who are interested in taking their images to the next level, as this is one of the best point and shoot cameras on the market. Although the resolution is only 720p, the results that I got were still very high quality, and I loved the large 3″ LCD viewing screen. I am especially fond of the following modes: low light, kids and pets, foliage, landscape, snow and discreet mode. This feature enables you to select from six different shooting modes to ensure the optimal results. However, instead of simply using the 11 MP sensor to take photos of your favorite sport, you can actually mount the camera on your body or equipment to get amazing images of your most exciting adventures.
Either way, this camera held up very well in the water, and it provided me with high quality images and video. The menus and controls are extremely easy to use, and the camera comes with a rechargeable battery that will last for 2.5 hours of continuous shooting. Meanwhile, the Nikon COOLPIX A, the first COOLPIX camera to be equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor, was also honoured.
A new Group AF function and overall improvements build upon Nikon’s 51-point AF system, while the camera breaks the ISO speed range barrier and goes to a remarkable 409,600 ISO. Befitting its likely use by outdoor enthusiasts, the camera incorporates built-in GPS, an altimeter, a depth gauge, an electronic compass and a visual horizon indicator, as well as WiFi with Nikon’s Wu-1b adapter. But inside this “retro” magnesium-alloy body sits a 16.2 MP fullframe CMOS sensor, a Nikon EXPEED processor, 2016-pixel Matrix Metering, and a 39-point AF system. The Sony NEX-5 delivers that better than any model so far, and does it with style and a sturdy build. Easily the biggest news, though, is that the Sony NEX series is the first interchangeable lens digital camera system designed to tackle continuous autofocus and exposure adjustment while recording video, where all the components, bodies and lenses, support the feature.
The surprise is that the super-slim LCD tilts up 80 degrees and down 45 degrees for easy viewing.
Two converters will also ship for use with the 16mm lens: an Ultra Wide Converter with a 12mm equivalent view, and a Fisheye Converter. NEX-3A cameras with the 16mm lens will sell for US$550, while the NEX-3K cameras with the 18-55mm will sell for US$650. Unlike the rest of the SLD (single-lens, direct-view) digital cameras, the two new Sony NEX-series cameras don't try at all to look like an SLR or rangefinder. That's more true with the NEX-5 than the NEX-3, whose very mount size exceeds the camera body's height (click on image at right for a larger sample).
Between the two mics is the accessory flap, smaller than the one on the NEX-3, which you lift up and back, pivoting on its rubber hinge, to access the small accessory port. While the Sony NEX-5's lens mount makes the Sony 16mm lens look thicker, it's really about the same thickness as the Olympus 17mm M.Zuiko. Despite the narrow space between the grip and lens, I find the NEX-5's grip more comfortable than the wide, thin grip on the NEX-3. The Sony NEX cameras are designed to hang with the lens pointing down, just like their spiritual predecessors (the F505-F717 mentioned earlier).
Wrap your fingers around the Sony NEX-5's grip and bring your thumb around and up to the strap, and your thumb easily reaches the power switch.
The NEX-5 uses an all-new Sony Exmor CMOS sensor that combines the large, low-noise pixels of APS-C format chips with advanced high-speed features previously found only in Sony's Exmor-R digicam sensors. The Sony NEX cameras have a dust abatement and removal system, where they've included a charge-protection coating on the low-pass filter, and they also vibrate the low pass filter to shake dust free.
Sony doesn't say much about the new Bionz processor beyond that it's the third generation of the chip. Sony's new lenses are designed to respond more quickly than conventional SLR lenses can, with the express purpose of enabling autofocus while shooting video. The lens irises are also driven by stepper motors to provide continuous aperture adjustment to prevent sudden jumps in brightness as the aperture is adjusted while video is being recorded. See our Optics tab for a more thorough writeup of Sony's new approach, as well as our completed test results for both kit lenses. Sony's introducing a whole new menu system on the NEX series cameras, one that looks and sounds quite snappy as you navigate, but our pre-release cameras had a few problems that served as the only real negative points in our experience with the NEX-5 and NEX-3.
The Sony NEX-5 comes with quite a few special features borrowed from the Cyber-shot line, the most interesting of those being the Sweep panorama feature.
The result can be a panorama up to 12,416 pixels wide, covering a horizontal angle of 149 - 226 degrees. The Sony NEX-5 is compatible with two memory card standards, each with various permutations. While the Panasonic GF1 is a very nice small camera, its surprising just how big it looks next to the Sony NEX-5. With the pentamirror removed from the equation, as well as the full, four-fingered grip, Sony can obtain a much lower overall height. The Canon T2i, though, has more buttons for quick access to oft-used functions, an optical viewfinder, and a Quick Menu. It's from here that you can see the advantage of removing the mirror box from the equation.
I just wrapped my thumb and index finger around the lens barrel and extended my palm over the grip: all you see is the front of the lens. I think there are plenty who won't like the large lens on the small camera body, but I can't think of anything more appropriate in the digital age.
The VCL-ECU1 is an Ultra Wide Converter that makes the 16mm into a 12mm lens thanks to its 0.75x magnification.
I like that they included the flash with the Sony NEX cameras, rather than made it an aftermarket purchase, as Olympus did with its first two Pens.
It's not going to perform miracles, but it does get you indoor shots that you'd never get otherwise. A cool Scene mode called Handheld twilight (HHT) does a trick that some of Sony's backlit-sensor cameras introduced last year. The Sony NEX-5's Sweep Panorama is intended more for shots like this, I think, than for busy street scenes. For example, a car traveling through the scene might appear more than once as the camera sweeps across a scene, but intelligent Panorama would delete the multiple images from the scene when possible, leaving only one image of the car. When you know the camera's going to have a hard time capturing a scene like this, Sony's Auto HDR can help. I found a perfect opportunity to demonstrate HDR's benefit: a beauty salon built into the old Woodstock Jailhouse with its door open. Focus is active at all times, far as I could tell, whether I had continuous focus on or off. Put simply, bokeh is the quality of the out-of-focus areas in an image, and Sony boasted that their larger APS-C sensor (which allows a narrower depth-of-field) combined with their optics give better bokeh than Micro Four Thirds cameras can. Worse, once you've found and adjusted a menu item, you're dropped into Record mode, rather than back to the Menu, where you could make further adjustments. Sony has since released firmware update version 03, which addresses some of these UI issues and adds new features as well.
Even one more button in the lower right corner of the rear panel, or to the left of the Movie button on the angled top panel could have really helped with some of the user interface complexity. Some would be more involved than others, but some of the simplest (default menu behavior options, for instance) should be trivial to add, and would make a huge difference to UI usability. I didn't get a strong impression of the Optical SteadyShot's effectiveness with the 18-55mm, probably because I was so busy playing with all the other low-light features.
Certainly the hot feature among SLRs these days is video capture with interchangeable-lens digital cameras.
Apple stunned analysts and customers by replacing it with the iPod nano, which went on to become the best seller. Moreover, it’s widely believed even people at 1 Infinite Loop read his stuff — he gets Apple.
Tapscape is also a leading reviewer of the latest in apps for both iOS and Android devices, with over 2000 apps reviewed to date. It adds Vibration Reduction (VR) to eliminate the need for a tripod, AFS focusing to allow instant manual focus override, and several hundred dollars in added expense. You won't hear it in a camera store, but in a silent room I can hear the VR running at arm's length. That's called Lying with Statistics, and that's par for the course for marketing departments.
Blur is a random event, so if you fire enough shots, you'll eventually get a sharp one even at slow speeds! Stiction, or static fraction, means you have to turn a little harder to get the ring to start moving than you do to keep it moving. 200mm is a main reason people get the 70-300mm VR over the 18-200mm for DX, so lets see how much difference there is. If you wish to make a printout for personal use, you are granted one-time permission only if you PayPal me $5.00 per printout or part thereof. The Phantom 3 Quadro will have a flight time of up to 45 minutes and has an integrated feature, allowing to create perfect 360° panoramic wide images and landscape photos.
But with the brandnew Phantom 3 Dji Innovations follows a complete new mindset by combining four copter chassis together to achive a maximum of redundancy and reliability. Via the Splitscreen-Function, all four images and directions can be displayed at the integrated FPV-Monitor or at an external FPV-goggle. The DJI Phantom 3 Quadro will be available in a special promotion package during april: Only 399$ with all four cameras, 4 batteries and the remote control. In other words, you can simply point your camera at the desired object or person and press the shutter button down to take a picture.
Therefore, we will break down each of the components of a typical camera review to help you make a more informed decision.
In other words, the higher the camera’s megapixel capacity, the better your images will look when they are printed. For example, if you will be taking photographs of something that is moving very quickly, you should select the sports mode. After all, it is nearly possible to hold a camera completely still while you are taking a photo, and image stabilization helps to compensate for any movement.
If the controls or menus are too cumbersome, you are likely to become frustrated, and this could render your camera useless. Keep in mind that each point and shoot camera only has one lens option, so you need to make sure that you select a camera that has an appropriate zoom lens for your needs.
This information might seem too confusing for many hobbyists, but it is important to ensure that your point and shoot camera has a sensor that is capable of producing a sharper image with a large scope than the camera on your cell phone. For example, your camera might be able to take 10 photos in a quick burst before it pauses to write the information to its memory card. Either way, most camera reviews will give you an indication about what you can expect from the battery life, and you should carefully consider this information before you make a purchase. For example, the image processor is responsible for sharpening images and reducing some of the noise that is caused by taking photographs in low light conditions.
In other words, if you do not have a Facebook account, you probably do not need a camera that is equipped with a specialized social networking function. This camera was released with much fanfare in 2012 when it became the first compact option to offer 18.2 megapixels. The SX500 includes a robust 30x wide-angle zoom, and it also has a high quality resolution of 16 MP. The DIGIC 4 image processor provided the speed that I was looking for, and the HD video quality definitely made this point and shoot camera stand out. I recommend this camera for individuals who have experience with other point and shoot cameras.
Although there are several other cameras available in the S9200’s price range, I would suggest this model to anyone who wants to learn how to fully utilize the power of a point and shoot camera. Additionally, the camera includes stereo sound, and this provided me with results that were above average for the camera’s class. With all of these perks, I would not hesitate to recommend the S9200 to anyone who wants an easy to use a point and shoot camera without paying an exorbitant price.
Canon’s optical image stabilizer is also the perfect touch, and it made it easy for me to take clear photos even in low light settings. Other highlights include handheld night scene, high-speed burst HQ, fisheye effect, smooth skin, smart auto and live view control.
The SX150 is equipped with a 14.1 MP image sensor, and it utilizes a DIGIC 4 image processor to provide quick and clean results. The only downside to this camera in my opinion is the fact that it uses regular alkaline batteries. Because there are so many different options, every user is certain to discover a mode that is perfect for each of their special occasions.
I tested this camera while surfing, and the results proved that GoPro has invented a truly unique point and shoot body.
The camera can take up to 10 photos per second, and it can also shoot up to 120 frames per second when it is set to WVGA mode. Overall, this is not a camera that I would recommend for casual usage, but it is perfect for people who want to use it to capture sports related imagery and videos. With a 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system, an expanded ISO range for outstanding operation in less-than-perfect light, shooting modes like Scene Intelligent Auto to take the guesswork out of complex shots plus creative options like Canon’s Basic+ function and Creative Auto, the EOS Rebel T5 is ready for anything. Overall speed and response has been boosted, capturing full resolution at 11 fps with auto focus and auto exposure, while benefiting from an overall 30% increase in processing power. The camera offers up to five-frame auto-bracketing, 5.5 frames-per-second shooting and ISO speed settings up to 204,800.
As if that weren't enough, Sony's also announcing an upcoming upgrade (even before the cameras ship!) that will enable a special 3D Sweep Panorama mode that will work with several as-yet unannounced Bravia TV sets coming in July 2010. With TruBlack technology borrowed from Sony's picture frames, shooting in or out of doors is a pretty good experience. The Sony NEX-5 is more aggressive than the NEX-3, looking a lot like a Sony T-series camera with a grip and a big lens screwed onto the front.
Lower left of the lens in these shots is the lens release button, and upper left is the AF-assist and self-timer lamp.
So far, the port accepts the included accessory flash and the optional accessory microphone; for now we haven't heard of any plans for an accessory EVF, though Sony plans to release an optical viewfinder accessory with a 16mm field of view.
The Sony NEX-5's grip is much thicker front to back, with a deeper angle for the fingers to get a hold.


This has several advantages, one being that the screen is less likely to be scratched by shirt buttons, and the small camera body won't pitch forward at different angles depending on what lens you have mounted. The display also uses Sony's Clear Photo LCD Plus and Tru Black technology from Sony's line of digital picture frames. The photo above shows the sensor from the NEX-5 next to an Exmor-R sensor of the sort used in Sony's X-series digicams. It is an APS-C sized HD-CMOS sensor that Sony says is 60% larger than a Four Thirds sensor, and 13 times larger than a typical video camera sensor, so they expect performance gains in both areas.
Looking at the images, it could be a big part of what's improved their image quality so much. Most SLRs either disable autofocus while capturing video, or else they essentially ruin the bit of the video where you're focusing because of the lens motor noise and the excessive focus and exposure changes required. Expected Battery life is shortened somewhat because while the camera is on and in Record mode, the Sony NEX-5 will continue to seek focus whether you're in continuous or single focus mode.
Though the Sony's 18-55mm stabilized lens is roughly the same size as the Rebel's lens, most of the advantage comes from reducing that gap between the lens and sensor. That was lost with many of the Alphas, with the exception of the high-end of their body and lens lineup. Powering the camera on, though, is a little like watching yourself wake-up after a very deep sleep. The opposite is true with the Micro Four Thirds camera, where the 17mm is pretty much all I use for the shooting I do.
The only drawback is that even these Alpha lenses must be focused manually, as they're not designed to work well enough with the NEX's contrast-detect autofocus system, according to Sony representatives. The Fisheye Converter will give a very wide view with all the distortion you expect from a fisheye lens.
No, this sensor is not backlit, but it will fire off six shots at a hand-holdable shutter speed and combine them into one usable image that you'd never get without using a higher ISO.
The Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3 have to fire much larger shutters than their Cyber-shot counterparts, then combine the images into one shot. Note the car without a middle just right of center, and one truck with an extra grill and one without a tailgate just left of center. As I swept across a street scene, all the buildings were fine, but cars moving with the pan had an extra tail and nose added to their length, while cars moving counter my motion were shrunk to just a noise and tail, with no middle. Note the cosmetics on the shelf in the doorway in the bottom image and the shadow area under the tree. Dynamic Range Optimization does a little electronic processing to enhance shadows and maintain highlights, but when that's not doing the trick, you can (after some fumbling in the menus) activate Auto-HDR. Part of its front is lit by bright sunlight, part is in shadow, and the open door is even darker. I usually choose the Center point AF option regardless what camera I use, but the Sony NEX-5 has a strange habit of just giving up and selecting the entire image as the center, especially in low light.
Startup to first shot is about 1.0 second, but in reality it's about 2 seconds before the screen comes fully alive. It seems to be true of the two kit lenses, with background elements appearing a little softer and smoother from the Sony. The Sony NEX-5 is a blend of more traditional digital camera design with an SLR sensor and interchangeable lenses, but the best of both worlds were not always chosen. The Face Detection option for example, is grayed out by default, and the only way to activate it is to first turn on Multipoint AF and Multi-area exposure. We unfortunately can't go back and update reviews each time new firmware comes out, but you can view the list of improvements according to Sony in our NEX firmware update news article.
That is, if you've been shooting stills and movies, and the last thing you shot was a still, when you press the Playback button you'll only see still images.
But most of my shots were good, and as I hold the camera still, analyzing the image on the LCD, the system seems to absorb my heartbeats pretty well while I hold the camera as steady as possible.
Their reasonably inexpensive optics open up budding videographers to new levels of creativity. Check there first if you're planning on using three or more stacked filters on a film camera.
This makes it difficult to set an exact focal length, since it's almost impossible to move the zoom ring just a little bit at a time.
These places have the best prices and service, which is why I've used them since before this website existed. Even the stability is increased and the flight time could be extended on up to 45 minutes on pure flight time and fun! So by doing only one shot with the DJI Phantom 3 Quadro-App, in less than 2 seconds a seemless perfect panoramic photo (360°) can be created. This price and all the increadable new features will lead most of the Phantom 2 or Phantom 2 VISION users to think about upgrading ther quadcopters.
The reason I started this website was to help my family and friends find the best point and shoot camera to buy.
These cameras do not require you to change lenses, and you will not need to have any specialized knowledge about photography in order to get decent results. Simply put, the number of shooting modes that your camera has will enhance your ability to take high quality pictures. If you are planning to shoot sports, children or anything else that will move quickly, it is a good idea to look for a point and shoot camera that has a high frame burst rate.
Anyone who plans to take a large quantity of photographs in one day should pay attention specifically to the speed of a camera’s image processor. As an added bonus, the DSC-TX200V is also dust proof and waterproof, and it utilizes touchscreen technology to make it easier for smartphone users to navigate through the menus and controls. I was impressed with the performance of the wide-angle lens, and it is perfect for taking photos of landscapes, wildlife and large groups. The menus and controls are very intuitive, and the battery life stands up to extended usage. However, it is important to note that the included image stabilization does not always yield the best results. This means that users will never have to try to figure out where they took each photograph. The 12x wide-angle optical zoom is not as advanced as other options, but it prevents images from becoming distorted or overly pixelated, and this is an important feature to look for in any camera. Although this makes it easier to replace them quickly, it also makes it necessary to purchase highly rated expensive alkaline batteries in order to get the lifespan that I am used to from Canon’s products.
Because of this and all of the other perks that are included in the SX150’s body, I recommend this camera to anyone who is ready to start shooting with a slightly advanced point and shoot. With a helpful Feature Guide, rugged, lightweight construction and proven Canon design, the EOS Rebel T5 makes EOS SLR photography faster and easier than ever! The 14.2 MP CMOS sensor, with EXPEED 3A processor, delivers both still and HD video, with a wide ISO range of 160 to 6400.
Nikon’s commitment to lens mount compatibility continues with the ability to use all current NIKKOR lenses as well as all Ai and non-Ai classics. It also evokes the memory of the Sony F505 through the F717, unusual looking cameras produced from 2000 to 2002. Bordering on the absurd, especially with the 18-55mm lens mounted, the Sony NEX-5 manages to pull off this seeming overemphasis on optics if only because of the lens's shiny aluminum barrel, whose efficient shape speaks of precision. The 16mm lens will also accept a wide-angle adapter and a fisheye adapter, which mount on the bayonet located on the inset plastic barrel that holds the actual lens elements. The Playback button is also on top, which is a bit of a nuisance, since it's one of the things you want to quickly find and activate while you're looking at the LCD. Sony knows that the lenses will usually tip the camera forward, especially on a camera whose body is so light, so why not just hang the lens downward in the first place? The LCD is easier to tilt upward than downward, requiring a little finesse combined with force to coax it into its 45-degree downward angle. The Control wheel is very well designed, with a high edge around the perimeter with fairly sharp cuts for a good grip. No, an LCD isn't always the ideal viewfinder, but for the target market it's the right choice, and allows Sony to make the camera very small. Since the 17mm is equivalent to a 34mm lens, it's natural I'd prefer that over the 24mm equivalent found in the 16mm. It's absolutely tiny, rests right above the lens, and jacks in via a special connector concealed beneath a plastic door.
As if it weren't enough to have a camera that does Sony's cool Handheld Twilight mode, Sony made some strides that improve its high-ISO performance noticeably. But don't think that you're going to sneak into your kids' bedroom to get a cute shot of them sleeping, because the relatively loud -- if cool-sounding -- shutter has to fire six times, a salvo that's sure to wake most people. Not the best, but since most folks shoot panoramas of relatively static scenes, it'll work well enough in most common situations, where objects are distant and not moving rapidly. Again, this handy mode fires off three hand-holdable images that expose for the highlights, the mids, and the shadows and combine them into one image that has usable detail in all of these areas. The key, though, is that I can see into the open door with my eyes, and I can also see detail in bright and shadow areas. In this case, Sony says they completely redesigned the interface to make it easier to control with only a few buttons, but it really brings to mind the inconvenience of some of Sony's recent Cyber-shot menu systems. While the camera has 80 photography tips, none of them address such a fundamental issue as this.
The large sensor in APS-C-sized digital cameras allow better low light performance and let shooters use selective focus as a storytelling device, quickly switching attention from one subject to another using only the focus ring. The brandnew 3-axis gimbal seems to have the identical look of the former FC200 camera, but allows corrections in all three dimensions to achive perfect footage. However, it is important to understand the basic functions that these cameras have in order to determine which one is the best value for your money. Either way, you should carefully consider the information that is included in the miscellaneous section of a camera review to help you make the right choice. The addition of intelligent image stabilization was also a nice touch, and this makes it much easier to take clear photos during any situation. Therefore, it is definitely worth the investment, and it can also act as an introductory model for people who are interested in eventually upgrading to a DSLR.
However, anyone who leaves the SX260 permanently in auto mode will miss out on some of the camera’s best features. After several years of relative sameness among digital camera designs, it's refreshing to see something bold. What I discovered when I attached the strap was that several of the camera's design elements that seem awkward at first suddenly make perfect sense.
Rather than fill the small space with expensive buttons, Sony has designed a new interface that's context-sensitive. You can also choose full Autofocus, DMF, which allows you to adjust focus after the autofocus operation, and Manual Focus.
Though physically they are very different, functionally they are nearly identical, so I'll talk mostly about my experiences that are familiar with both.
Though I used to love my 24mm on my old film cameras, the way the lens distorts faces at the edges makes for unappealing family photos.
A thumbscrew tightens the flash in place, and on the NEX-5 at least, the flap marries neatly with the flash's thumbscrew door.
It's no Nikon D3x, but it still does better than a good share of the market in our low light tests.
Note, too, that all of the Sweep Panorama images I made with our pre-release camera were somewhat soft, with a touch of motion blur. I want to know that it's going to focus where I tell it, so I switched to Flexible Spot, which has the added benefit of moving to just about anywhere onscreen, corner-to-corner, just missing the edges.
If you set the camera to Continuous AF, though, focus will tend to wobble very rapidly as the contrast-detect AF system rapidly checks and rechecks focus many times a second. My first impression of the NEX-5's menu system was quite positive, because it was snappy and beautiful.
Just press the Shoot Mode button, the virtual Mode dial comes onscreen, you rotate the dial, press the center button, and you're in.
There's always the manual, yes, but some of this stuff should just be automatic (turn on face detection and it automatically changes to Multipoint AF and Multi-area exposure).
The landing gear does not influence the view angel: due to an automatic image processing function, the landing legs are removed from all images automatically.
After all, buying a camera that provides gorgeous videos with inaudible sound isn’t good for anybody! The menu's responsiveness is very quick, with snappy clicks to accompany wheel motion and onscreen action.
Then after another half-second, the view begins to fade in, from blackness to a dim vision, to full brightness.
The good news is that the Sony NEX-5 also saves a copy of the middle exposure before building the HDR image, giving it the next number in the series.
It can be quite strange to see an entire building pulsate as you try to hold the camera steady, but rest assured the camera is doing what you told it to. The most attractive item is the Scene menu, in fact, which includes high resolution photos to illustrate the purpose of each. We think this might be because scrolling through movies takes a long time -- like two or three seconds per item -- while stills are easy to flick through. Having items mysteriously greyed-out only makes the camera more confusing for users of any level.
The bad news is that you have to step forward quite a bit more than you thought you would to fill the frame with your subject, and the result is often distorted, unnatural people pictures.
Later, when we reshot the tree scene, the shutter speed was slower, but we just let the Sony NEX-5 keep firing, and we got a much sharper result.
While I've often been pleased with the HDR image onscreen, I was occasionally glad I had the regular exposure as well, since HDR can too often just look surreal.
Yes, there are hints of the items seen in the room, but the HDR image manages to assemble a better sample of what my eye made out: cosmetics on a rack, stacked on a table.
It's how hard it is to turn back off, because I seldom want to shoot in Auto HDR for more than a few images, and then I forget I have it set for the next shot, and right when I don't want it to, the Sony NEX-5 will rattle off another three shots. Rather than please consumers, though, idiosyncrasies like this are going to make users think they've lost images or videos. It takes long enough that I've more than once had to check to make sure the lens cap wasn't on.
I think the bright part of the wall is a little too washed out, but it's about right for what my eye saw, so I can't complain. For the first time, too, the sound that accompanies menu selections -- a sharp click -- is actually quite nice. It seems that server issues have kept some multiplayer features and easter eggs from working correctly, but it still wouldn't be wise to expect anything like an MMORPG experience. We did notice that using the Control wheel to make frequent adjustments can wear on your thumb after only a short time, but thankfully the Control wheel also serves as a four-way navigator, which you can also use to step through the menus.
Overall, in this scenario, HDR did exactly what I think it's supposed to do: give you more of what your eye sees, in one image. Unfortunately, my initially positive reaction to the NEX-5's menus didn't survive my actually trying to use them. Our eyes and mind are compensating as we look around a high-contrast scene like this, adjusting sensitivity as we go, but a digital camera really can't do this without the help of HDR; at least not yet. What's worse is if you need to change a setting on the Setup menu, which contains 35 items.
Showrunner Bryan Fuller has also stated that he'd love to feature Spock's mom, Amanda Grayson. The Flash actor is currently on set of the upcoming Justice League movie and can’t wait to show people his version of Barry Allen.



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