Great Little Camera
The Panasonic ZS30 is compact enough to carry easily, has an incredably long, compact Leica lens, more than enough low light capability for most people - unless you are a pixel peeping nerd or a pro who has to make a living off of his/her talent as a photographer, and it has more neat features that most people will ever use. Is it a DSLR? NO. Is it a darned good compact camera? Yes. Is it an excellent, full-featured, long lens travel camera? Absolutely, yes!
Touchscreen interface, built-in wi-fi connectivity and GPS
While last years' Lumix DMC-TZ30 / ZS25 model was more of a modest upgrade rather than a radical departure from what had gone before, 2013's DMC-TZ40 / ZS30 feels like a much more significant step forward for Panasonic's wildly popular travel-zoom range. The TZ40 is veritably stuffed to the gills with cutting-edge features, while the combination of a 20x zoom, effective stabilisation system and good image quality is hard to resist.
1080p video with zooming, stereo sound and continuous AF
Impressive, but so far so similar to much of the competition. Where the TZ40 / ZS30 really differs from its rivals though is the implementations of various technologies. Amazingly it remains the only pocket super-zoom of its peer group to employ a touchscreen which genuinely enhances control and selective focusing. Of the models with GPS, the TZ40 / ZS30 is the only one with a built-in landmark database and mapping facilities.
Impressive zoom for such a compact body
The Panasonic Lumix TZ40 arrives at the same retail price as the TZ30 at launch. When you consider the added functionality - namely the connectivity features - as well as the all-round improvements to the specification, you have to say that then TZ40 is an attractive proposition.
On the whole the additions to the feature-set are successful and welcome, while the more general improvements are also positive.
Good picture quality, Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has all the features needed to justify its travel zoom tag. It offers ample optical zoom, great for landscapes and distance objects, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, all in a pocketable body. It's a little on the expensive side, so some of the cheaper options may be more appealing, but the features and image quality certainly make it worth the money.
Solid build, 18 megapixel stills
Looking for one simple-to-use pocket camera with a creatively versatile zoom reach that will pretty much do it all? In offering a higher pixel count than its predecessor and newly adding Wi-Fi connectivity, the 18 megapixel, 20x optical zoom TZ40 is one of the more accomplished jack of all trades.
While in some ways its additions feel like a way of playing catch up with the rest of the 'travel zoom' market, the result is a snapshot camera that ends up a cut above.
Colors in photos are realistic and bright
The Olympus VR-350 (which is almost identical to the VR-340 and VR-360) has some specifications that will grab your attention in its price point of a little over $100. With 16MP of resolution, a sharp 3.0-inch LCD, and a 10x optical zoom lens, the VR-350 provides a good value. However, this camera's performance level isn't very good, about like what you'd expect to find in a camera with such a low price tag.
Poor response times
As a final note, the VR-350 is basically identical to the VR-340. In some places in the world, these cameras are called the D-750 and the D-755. That can be very confusing, but the camera's name depends on which part of the world in which you live. Essentially, you can consider the VR-340's features similar to the VR-350 for the review purposes.
Grip doesn't feel too comfortable
Rs 9,990 for a travel-zoom camera with 10x optical zoom, 720p video recording and elegant aesthetics might sound attractive to you. But the sub-par performance holds us back from recommending this camera. The only thing that we liked about this camera is the unique Beauty mode. We're not kidding!
The best pocket-sized Canon yet
With each generation, Canon makes the ELPH series easier to use and still get great results. Like it's predecessors, this one fits easily into your pocket (or the case I recommend toward the end of this review). That point alone may make this the best camera you own; having a $5k DSLR doesn't do you much good if you left it home because it wasn't worth the effort to lug it along.
However, unlike many other small cameras, this one does not sacrifice either features or quality.
Very Nice Camera
I do like this camera a lot. It takes great still images and has some cool features. BUT I REALLY REALLY like zooming in optically and having autofocus during video. So I think I may return it to the store and buy the other Elph 300 HS or some other camera. I don't know :(. If you don't mind not having autofocusing during video and have digital zoom during video then this camera is just for you.
Small Size, Low Noise But Soft Photos, No Digital Zoom in 3:2
I concluded that there is a price paid for the compactness and low-light capabilities of this camera. Other cameras that are a bit bigger may be better suited for those who are looking for a primary camera. For family and office events, I have my other Canons and my Nikon D90 SLR to use, so I do not have to rely only on the ELPH 100 HS. If a compact Canon ELPH is nevertheless desired, I would suggest that a 300 HS for about $50 more should be considered.
A breezy user experience
Point-and-shoots tend to concern themselves with extra features to stand out from the dozens of choices. Touchscreens, long zoom-ranges, share buttons, and special effects are all well and dandy, but the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS (MSRP $199) succeeds where it actually matters: excellent image quality, a breezy user experience, and a very reasonable price.
A simple to use point and shoot camera that takes better than expected pictures
There's not a great deal here that we haven't already witnessed on the Canon IXUS 220 HS, and apart from a bigger screen and a lower price tag for this IXUS 115 HS, the two cameras are pretty much two tempting peas in the same tight pod. So, if getting one of the best value 'bang for your buck' deals is heavy among your considerations then the 115 HS delivers on that impressively, and on each of our star ratings receives a score comparable with its IXUS 220 HS big brother.
Super-slim stylish compact design
For an entry level model, the ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS has a huge amount to offer. Not to be underestimated is that it's an ELPH / IXUS, so it's well built, looks stunning and is super-compact. Its 4x zoom range is nothing more than adequate, but if you don't go in for panoramic landscapes or wildlife photography, that will be no loss and 4x is good enough to help frame the vast majority of 'everyday' shots.
High quality images
The IXUS 115HS is a fine example of a why the IXUS line has proved to be such a smash all these years, and with the High Sensitivity sensor Canon seems determined to prove that the camera is as much about its images as it is its sleek design.
Its diminutive body and the high-sensitivity capabilities makes the IXUS a fine contender for a camera to take on a night out, but getting the balance right between style and operation is tricky, and the streamlined body is sadly only friendly for...
The Olympus VG-110 is a budget compact digital camera that comes with great photographic functions in a smart, sleek design small enough to fit in your pocket. This camera has a 12megapixel sensor, 4 x optical zoom and comes wtih 7 Magic Filters to add artistic effects to your images.
Resolution was disappointing
Color accuracy that rivals some DSLRs, a highly capable image stabilizer, low noise, and no less than 27 scene modes; these are the selling points of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5. Although resolution was disappointing, the rest of this cameraâ??s numbers equal performance that is hard to believe at less than $200. Enclose all this in an attractive chassis, throw on a touchscreen, and youâ??ve got what seems like an incredible bargain.
Measuring 3.75 by 2.38 by 0.66 inches and weighing five ounces, the DSC-TX1 is small enough to fit into a coat pocket, and it won't take up a lot of room in a purse.
The good-looking Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 offers a great panorama feature and a nice touchscreen, but switching between modes is time-consuming.
images are clean with a good amount of visible detail.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is a super-slim camera that packs in a competent image sensor and takes reasonable photos. It's not particularly fast and its high ISO settings introduce significant noise, but it might be a decent camera to take out for a night on the town.
There are just a few low-key logos and icons, but the overall feel of the TX1 is very slick, and our dark gray edition looked super cool.
While DSLRs generate huge amounts of online buzz, point-and-shoot digital cameras generate huge amounts of sales. An analyst told us that over 30 million digicams will be purchased this year, the majority for less than $199. Yet if you’re at this site, a low-priced model is not your target, and we’re not too thrilled with them either.
Outdoor image quality from the A1100 IS is excellent.
The PowerShot A1100 IS is another excellent addition into an already fantastic line of digicams from Canon. This easy-to-use compact camera offers many high-end features, like the 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor and Canons new DIGIC 4 processor, which combined help it provide good performance and capture beautiful images. With a MSRP of US$199.99, we fell this camera will make an excellent choice for the home or office user.
very good image quality
You get a lot for $200 when buying a camera these days. The PowerShot A1100 IS provides a very good price/performance ratio, and itâ??s even available in four fashionable colors (blue, green, grey, and pink). If youâ??re looking for a good entry-level camera, you should consider the A1100.
color was beautiful.
For a pair of Benjamins, the Canon PowerShot A1100 IS offers a well-rounded arsenal of image control features while serving up a large helping of basic shooting options and functionality. There are two separate Auto modes and a gaggle of Scene modes available on the PowerShot A1100 IS. Program AE was as far as we could go in terms of advanced control, so seasoned photographers and intermediate shooters will want to climb up a few rungs to Canon's more power-packed models.
the A1000 IS did held most of the shots steady even at f/3.5 and 1/10 second, which is pretty impressive.
Everyone's trying to cut costs these days, and that includes digital camera manufacturers. The low end of the digital camera market is where most of the units move, and the race is on to get to the lowest price point with the most impressive sounding specs. What we're most concerned about is getting you a good camera for your money, and the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS stands out as one camera that does just that.
Consumers liked them because they were affordable, relatively compact, user-friendly, feature rich, and sturdily built.
The A1000 IS is substantially different in terms of looks and usability from its predecessors. Canon's newest PowerShot A models are obviously targeted toward casual photographers rather than photo enthusiasts. After using both the A1000 and the A2000, I'm impressed with their efficacy as image-makers, but I miss the better responsiveness, control, and creative potential of the older A series models.
O.I.S. significantly reduces the effects
camera movement or shake.
One of Canon's new "A" series models, the Powershot A1000IS, is a 10-Megapixel compact digicam that comes packed full of features. Leading the way is the 4x optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.). It also features face detection software, VGA movie mode, an optical Real-image zoom viewfinder that zooms along with the camera, and finally is Canon's DIGIC III processor. The stylish camera is available in 4 different two-toned color combinations: Gray, Blue, Brown and Purple.
Detail is quite good at ISO 80 and 100, with some softening beginning at ISO 200
Small, very user-friendly and capable in most situations, the Canon SD1200 upholds the ELPH reputation for style and quality. With a 10-megapixel CCD and 3x optical zoom lens, the PowerShot SD1200 IS gets high-resolution images with good quality. Its Smart Auto mode is trustworthy in its ability to assess most common shooting situations and gets better images than you would with a straight autoexposure mode.
great entry-level ELPH camera
The Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS is another great addition to the Digital ELPH line of cameras. As one of the smallest cameras with a wide variety of stylish colors, it is fun and easy to carry all the time. Despite its size, it's packed full of useful features. The combination of performance and quality make this an excellent camera for the family or as a small backup to a larger camera. With a MSRP of US$229.99, this is definitely an ultra-compact worth looking into.
The Canon IXUS 95 IS / SD1200 IS is a small, light and very stylish ultra compact camera that will appeal to people who place a premium on looks, portability and ease of use at an affordable price. But its beauty is more than skin deep. It's a capable little compact that produces great quality photos with the minimum of fuss. Its automatic mode features scene recognition, ensuring that even tricky subjects like backlit portraits and night shots come out looking good.
The Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS received a Very Good rating in our Test Center subjective tests for imaging quality, earning particularly high marks in terms of lack of distortion, colour accuracy,
For the price, the Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS packs in the right amount of features for casual photographers and summer vacationers. More-experienced photographers will be pleased with the image quality, but the lack of aperture and shutter priority, plus the limited zoom range, may leave them wanting a bit more.
This one one of the most easy to use ultra-compacts out there
The Canon Powershot SD1200 IS, despite having the highest model number of all SD-series, is quite simple in terms of specifications: a 10 megapixels sensor, ISO up to 1600 and a minimal 3X optical zoom lens. Perhaps this makes it less interesting, but thinking this way, you would miss the point of the SD1200. This ultra-compact sticks with Canon's winning formula for easy-to-use and intuitive ultra-compact digital cameras.
the PowerShot SD1200 IS is certainly not the most powerful compact in Canon's lineup, but it's a great all-around beginner cam.
When a new herd of compacts hit the range, there's bound to be a few models that appear to be adopting all of last year's leftovers. That would be the Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS. The compact is virtually identical to last year's Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS, save a few hardware upgrades. It gets more megapixels, updated processing and a Smart Auto mode. Aside from that, well, a new color scheme?
Super macro mode works great for extreme close-up photography.
The Bottom Line During my review of the Olympus Stylus 7010, I found a beginner-level camera with one of the larger optical zoom lenses that you'll find in a sub-$200 camera. The Stylus 7010 also offers some interesting features, what Olympus calls "magic filters," which are art filters that allow for effects such as fish eye, among others.
However, the Stylus 7010 has a few awkward features, especially the navigational buttons on the back.
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