'So Olympus is trying again to lure this lucrative audience to its Micro Four Thirds camp, this time with the more consumer-friendly designed and priced E-PL1.
'The most interesting Art Filters slow down operation (and make the movie mode virtually useless). '
'And in the eyes of many consumers the E-PL1 will best its more expensive bigger brother due to the fact that, for the first time, Olympus has included a built-in, pop-up flash, activated by a thumb switch situated at the top left-hand edge of the camera back. '
'Its features tackle one of the biggest problems with point-and-shoot cameras: missed shots because of slow performance. '
'The 9.1-megapixel Casio Exilim EX-FC100 ($349.99 list) has some cool features that no other compact point-and-shooter can offer. '
'As a point-and-shoot camera, the EX-FC100 is fairly typical: It has a 9-megapixel sensor (which allows you to extract large prints from your images), a 5X optical zoom for extra telephoto reach, a stabilized sensor for sharper handheld shooting, and all of the expected point-and-shoot features, such as scene modes, face detection, good metering, and autofocus. '
'As a point-and-shoot camera, the Casio Exilim EX-FC100 is fairly typical: It has a 9Mp sensor (which allows you to extract large prints from your images), a 5x optical zoom for extra telephoto reach, a stabilised sensor for sharper handheld shooting, and all of the expected point-and-shoot features, such as scene modes, face detection, good metering, and autofocus. '
'A larger screen has been used on the S200 EXR which is probably the reason behind the lack of a swivelling variety but although it's a brighter screen designed to still be able to use at low angles, I don't find it that easy to use. '
'For photographers looking for a more point-and-shoot experience, never fear, the 2.7-inch LCD screen is available as well. '
'By changing its Color Filter Array layout, Fujifilm has allowed itself two potential improvements, useful in low light or high-contrast situations respectively.
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