'Look past the high-speed features, though, and the FC100 is considerably less attractive with a narrow lens, a control and menu design that takes some adjusting to, and photos that are simply OK for its class. '
'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.
'Once focused, shot-to-shot time typically takes about 0.4 second for RAW or JPEG, and adding flash recycling time bumps it to only 0.7 second, which is very good for any class. '
'The 12.2-megapixel Canon Digital Rebel XSi, which targets entry-level digital SLR shooters , has all the features that novices expect--as well as an alluring array of advanced options that will appeal to more seasoned photographers. '
'A more sensitive cross-type AF sensor has been employed in the centre of the diamond-shaped nine-point array, but we noticed some focus inaccuracies at the wider end using the new 18-55mm IS kit zoom. '
'the Canon EOS 450D comes as a welcome change, and a model worthy of upgrading from your old 350D .'
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