Very good camera.. Best in class, with one exception...
Since owning and using this camera A LOT now..I feel confident in saying it's probably the best camera in this 10meg smallish pocketable category. I like this camera so much now I bumped it up to 5 stars from it's initial 4 star rating I gave it. If Olympus can include IN camera noise reduction adjustment, perhaps in a future firmware update this camera has no competition in this category in my opinion!
Gorgeous new Zuiko lens
The Olympus XZ-1 (MSRP $499.99) is a spectacular addition to the high-end compact camera family. We're happy to see Olympus re-entering this market, especially with this 11-megapixel sensor and gorgeous new Zuiko lens. The hardware lets the camera churn out great photos, despite having such a portable form factor.
Excellent images overall.
The Olympus XZ-1 would be a notable entry into the high end compact digital field if only for its fast lens, but throw in a dose of excellent still image quality and the camera commands serious consideration. It starts reasonably fast and acquires focus and shoots in similar fashion. Menus are intuitive and simple and the camera is a bit smaller and lighter than its chief competitors. The zoom range is decent, there are RAW shooting options and a handy one-touch video capture interface.
Truly stands out
So bottom line is, this is a good camera with some really outstanding features, it's really great feel and fun expirience, something making other competitors looks dull and boring. But if those new features make you so excited, you should consider a good smartphone, maybe that is what you really need.
Color, noise, and even handling performance is diminished
The SH100 is, in a way, an example of what not to do when developing new technology. In the process of adding new featuresâ??Wi-Fi in this caseâ??the core of the product has been sacrificed. Color, noise, and even handling performance is diminished. But the worst part is that the Wi-Fi itself barely adds anything at all. And that is what not to do: sacrifice performance for a new feature that wasnâ??t worth it anyway.
Excellent value and obvious appeal to the tech-savvy teen
A compact camera with built-in Wi-Fi, whilst perhaps not an over-riding consideration for the average happy snapper at the point of purchase, certainly has its uses and moreover in the case of the SH100 actually works, and works simply. OK, it's not the only option for sharing photos, but more methods rather than fewer is always welcome.
With prices starting at just over Â£100, the Samsung SH100 has plenty to offer. It's suitable for most users but people going travelling will find it especially useful thanks to the Wi-Fi capability. If you need a pocket camera to take on holiday or you're a social networker that needs immediate connection for your pictures, then this is the camera for you.
The Samsung SH100 is a neat little point-and-shoot that offers innovative built-in Wi-Fi functionality and can more than stand its ground in the image quality stakes too. If wireless connectivity is at the top of your priority list the SH100 is well worth a closer look, especially given that it can now be sourced online for around Â£130. As it is, weâ?? re scoring it a low eight out of ten. If it were not for the poor LCD screen and clunky touch-screen controls, then weâ??
Excellent colour reproduction
In terms of picture quality, performance is consistent with other Samsung compacts we have reviewed of late, with excellent colour reproduction. This particular model differs from the rest with its Wi-Fi connectivity and touch screen which both prove to be a welcome addition. The Wi-Fi means that images and videos can be shared quickly and easily, at home or on the move, on sites such as Facebook. The Smart Filters on offer here are good and they are also available for use on videos as well.
Touchscreen was silky smooth
The SH100â?? s real selling point is its low price. Although it was more upon launch, there are plenty of stores and sites listing various colour options for between Â£105-120. Consider all the technology thatâ?? s been squeezed into this dinky compact and thatâ?? s a real bargain. Sure there are some issues with the touchscreenâ?? s responsiveness and the images are of reasonable rather than great quality, but youâ??
Good quality lens with optical image stabilization
Sony's Cyber-shot H70 is a pretty solid long-zoom compact. It has a modest feature set with only a handful of Scene modes, and a Manual Mode for some photographic experimentation, and a few "Intelligent" modes to do the thinking for you. The 10x, G-series wide-angle zoom performs well and gives the Sony H70 a nice optical punch.
A Great Portable Camera
Overall I am very happy with my purchase. If you want a point and shoot that is easy out of the box, there are better suited cameras out there. If you want a camera that's a few steps up from a basic point and shoot, this one is great if you are willing to take the time to learn how to use it. Once you do, changing the settings is fast and easy.
Sweep Panorama technology is easy to use and captures great images
Sony's Cyber-Shot DSC-H70 is a powerful, yet portable 16-megapixel camera. With impressive features, and ease of use, the H70 is sure to please. It did have some downfalls in the image quality department, so be sure to look at several models before making your final purchase.
Image quality is very good
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-H70 has some very strong features for a camera in its price range, and its image quality is very good. In fact, for a sub-$200 camera with a small built-in flash, the H70's image results in low light are surprisingly good, some of the best I've seen in a camera in this price range. The H70 has some issues with response times, as its autofocus can be a bit slow, in both low light and in outdoor lighting, which means you may miss a few spontaneous photos.
Outdoor wide angle shot
There is a lot to like about the Sony Cybershot DSC H70. It is a clear step up in many ways from a more basic digital camera. Picture quality impresses as does the build quality of the camera and range of features. If there is a problem it is the fact the Cybershot DSC H70 sits in a crowded part of the market where there is not a great deal of difference in quality between a lot of cameras.
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