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Top Compact Digital Cameras for 2011

Posted on December 16, 2011
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DSLR cameras may be all the rage this year, but consumers continue to purchase compact digital cameras because of its ease of use and a relatively lower price range. From hundreds of digital compact cameras in the market, it is hard to choose the one that fits the consumer’s needs. Here are this year’s top five digital compact cameras that are worth the credit card swipe.

Fujifilm Finepix X100 – The retro-styled compact camera comes with a 12.3-megapixel APS-C format CMOS sensor and a fixed 23mm f/2 lens that goes well with low-light situations. Users can control the exposure directly with an aperture ring and shutter speed dial. There is also a raw image mode and features a hybrid viewfinder that combines the electronic and optical finder in the same view.

Canon PowerShot G12 – Since the introduction of Canon PowerShot G1, the G-series cameras from Canon have arguably become the standard by which other high-end compact cameras are judged. The G12 version comes with a sturdy magnesium body, a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor, 720p video capture, 5x image stabilized zoom lens, and DIGIC 4 image processor. Users of various photography expertise can enjoy direct exposure control, HDR and raw image modes, a wide range of automatic scene selections, face detection, and a multi-aspect shooting mode that eliminates the need for switching lenses.

Nikon Coolpix P7100 (pictured) – It comes with a tiltable 921,000-dot LCD screen, a 10-megapixel CCD sensor, 7.1x zoom lens, 720p HD video, and raw image mode, all encased in a strong magnesium alloy body. Users can control the settings manually, as well as enjoy beginner-friendly features such as face detection and automatic scene program modes.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 – It may be in the market for quite a while, but this reliable digital compact camera remains on the list. After all, its replacement is not expected until September 2012. This camera features a 10-megapixel CCD sensor, 3.8x optical zoom with 24mm wide angle lens from Leica, a maximum aperture of f/2, high ISO capabilities, full HD video recording, and HDMI connectivity. It is a great camera for low-light shooting, which can also be controlled manually or through a simple Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto mode.

Olympus XZ-1 – Apart from being one of the most stylish in the bunch, this camera comes with a larger-then-usual 10-megapixel CCD sensor and a 4x zoom Zuiko lens, f/1.8 maximum aperture, and 720p HD video mode. It also has manual controls for advanced users, a wide range of automatic exposure programs for beginners, and fun art effects.

Source: Techradar

 
 

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