Extremely sharp, Amazing pancake kit lens
In a world of ever-shrinking interchangeable lens cameras, the mirrorless Pentax K-01 stands out from the crowd with a unique design that eschews the idea of a compact mirrorless camera. The camera defies conventional classification, as it's technically neither a DSLR nor a compact system camera. That leaves it out on its own, seemingly destined for the island of misfit cameras.
Good still image quality, Great high ISO performance
The Pentax K-01 is the first camera I have reviewed in quite a while that has left me with such a wide disparity of opinion on its performance. On the one hand there is very good still image quality - on a par with the best cameras in the class - and high ISO noise performance as good or perhaps a bit better than the best APS-C sensor cameras at present.
Excellent photos quality, Eye-catching design
If you're with a bunch of photographers and want to get noticed, just pull out a Pentax K-01. Love it or hate it, the Marc Newson-designed camera has a one-of-a-kind style that'll certainly turn heads. The K-01 is about more than just looks, though -- it's a capable interchangeable lens camera, with some of the best photo quality you'll find on an ILC. Its biggest problem is autofocus performance -- but more on that in a minute.
Very impressive results
The Pentax K-01 is a bravely different but ultimately flawed entry into the mirrorless compact system camera market. Love it or hate it looks aside, the main issue with the K-01 is its sheer size - it's not that much smaller than a regular DSLR and is much larger than any other CSC currently available, prompting the question Why?
Autofocus system lags behind the competition, especially in low light
The Pentax K-01 is a bit of an odd duck. It's a mirrorless camera that's as big as digital SLRs, which sort of defeats the purpose of being mirrorless in the first place. Photo quality is among the best out there, but other cameras offer better AF performance and more compact/usable designs.
Plenty of image-shaping options
The Pentax K-01 is a relatively unique looking compact system camera that has already divided opinion over its bold styling. You'll either love the look of it, or write it off as a bit of a brick. As this is really a matter of personal taste it's not for us to say either way. Judged purely on its merits as a digital camera though the K-01 has much going for it but also comes with some fairly major flaws.
The Pentax K-01 is a bold new camera from Pentax and is certainly different to anything else made by anyone else - and perhaps that's what Marc Newson and Pentax intended with the design of this new camera. It's also the first mirrorless camera ever to use a full Digital SLR lens mount, supporting existing Digital SLR lenses.
If you simply want more of your memories caught on film...
This camera is what you want. I search for weeks or longer before deciding to buy something, and I chose this camera. For a point and shoot, it has everything you need, and so many things you didn't even know you wanted. Unless you don't actually know what you're looking for, you won't regret buying this camera.
Cannot give it more than 3 stars now.
My conclusion is many cameras are much faster with a class 6 20M/s card than this one . My biggest issue is the speed issue, you might miss some beautiful shots just because of that and it can get you frustrated .
If you need a fast shooting compact camera, well this is not for you , you might as well try something else.
Slicker budget-priced point-and-shoots
The S3100 is as well put together as one would expect a Nikon camera to be. The main improvements over its predecessor are a broader focal range, a couple of million extra pixels in terms of headline resolution, and High Def video rather than standard definition - all of which are worth having. Its metal shell, respectable zoom range and quick response times for the most part leave us with little to grumble about.
Image quality is impressive
It's easy to dismiss the Nikon Coolpix S3000 as just another point and clicker when, in many ways, it's quite a sophisticated little camera. It's an upgrade of the Nikon Coolpix S220, a deservedly popular compact offering a 10-megapixel sensor and a 3x optical zoom. The new Nikon Coolpix S3000 features a 12-megapixel sensor a useful 4x optical zoom, all for under £100. Styling wise, the Nikon Coolpix S3000 is very attractive.
A bigger zoom
At this price point you can't really expect a digital camera to be anything other than basic and functional, an expectation that the Nikon Coolpix S3100 happily surpasses. The main improvements over its predecessor are a bigger zoom, a couple of million extra pixels, and HD video rather than standard definition.
HD video recording
The Nikon Coolpix S3000 scored eight out of ten when we tested it back in July 2010 and the Coolpix S3100 builds on this by offering a longer zoom lens, more megapixels and HD video recording. Noise performance isn't as good as the Coolpix S3000 but this is likely to be due to the higher resolution and macro mode is also pretty poor.
Affordable, stylish and slim
If you want a slender, good-looking compact to slip into your bag or pocket then the Nikon Coolpix S3100 makes perfect sense. However, the image quality leaves plenty to be desired and certainly isn't for critical work. But for those on a budget the S3100 delivers a fairly decent point-and-shoot solution.
pretty good image quality overall
During my Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 review, I found a sturdy camera that offers an easy to use interface for beginning photographers. However, I didn't quite like the Stylus Tough 6000 as much as its big brother, which I wrote about in my Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 review. Both are good cameras, but, with the Stylus Tough 8000 dropping in price to around $300, its tough to recommend the Stylus Tough 6000 over the 8000.
excellent point-and-shoot image quality
If you're in the market for a point-and-shoot digital camera that can stand up to rugged outdoor use, the Stylus Tough-6000 is an excellent choice. Image quality is excellent on full auto with good lighting, but the low-light capability of this camera leaves a bit to be desired. However, this camera can go places that other can't, meaning you'll at least get a decent image under almost any picture taking situation.
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