Extremely small camera, Metal body, Plenty of built-in memory
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is designed to be used when out with friends etc. It's small enough to carry around in your pocket or bag and you'd barely even know it was there. Smart phone users aren't likely to see much of an appeal though as you can't upload to the web straight away - if there was built-in Wi-Fi then it would be a fantastic camera for those who want to upload their pictures onto Facebook before they get home. The camera is made of metal, looks stylish and comes in a number of colours.
Fast focus and performance, Excellent viewfinder.
The full-frame Nikon D800 manages to deliver 36 megapixels of resolution, without sacrificing image quality at high ISOs. It only shoots 4 frames per second, but that should be sufficient for event photographers, landscape shooters, and well-heeled enthusiasts.
Solid handling and ergonomics while shooting
The Nikon D800 is a beast of a camera, an extraordinarily high-resolution anachronism dropped into a supposedly post-megapixel world. The 36.3-megapixel sensor of the D800 defines it; it is the camera's greatest asset, making it one of the most flexible, enjoyable cameras we've ever shot with.
In actual use, the Nikon D800 is a fantastic tool that seldom disappoints
The Nikon D700 has been a hot seller ever since it was introduced back in the summer of 2008. It had a great sensor, a robust but relatively lightweight body and a comprehensive feature set, and was sold at a price that many thought was reasonable for all the goodness it offered.
The D800 combines swift operation and well-designed controls with outstanding image quality
The D800 combines swift operation and well-designed controls with outstanding image quality that is particularly impressive at high ISO settings. Expanded video capabilities hold appeal those who need to produce both stills and video while on assignment. The camera's 36MP sensor allows for class-leading resolution in a 35mm format camera...if you're prepared to hold your technique and equipment to the highest standards.
Extensive dynamic range, Large images, Superb AF system
Many see the Canon EOS 5D Mark III as the D800's natural competitor. While the average serious enthusiast is likely to think long and hard about switching manufacturer, professional photographers are less loyal and will go with whichever option works best for them.
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The D800 will be very attractive to photographers who need a comparatively light camera that is capable of capturing a lot of detail and producing large prints.
Delivers phenomenal image quality at around half the price of Nikon's flagship D4 model
The Nikon D800 is a professional-grade 36.3MP DSLR that delivers phenomenal image quality at around half the price of Nikon's flagship D4 model. Overall, it's a fantastic addition to the Nikon range that easily justifies its £2,600 price tag. Build quality is superb, handling is excellent and despite the huge range of customisation on offer the D800 remains relatively intuitive and easy to use.
Excellent image quality, Extremely high resolution images
To me, this camera is essentially the one I'd been hoping Canon would release for over a year now! Good image size, decent ISO performance, nice video capabilities and at a very reasonable price for the specs, it just happens to be a different manufacturer. What's interesting is that now I own one, I've found that I'm not shooting with the Nikon all the time...
Camera layout is practical and simple to use
A week was all the time it took for us to fall in love with the D800. And we were starting to get butterflies when we first took it out of the box. This is the camera we'd get if money were no object. While the D4 has a lot to offer in terms of speed, the resolution of the D800 is its main selling point, and it really is a game-changer in our view.
Considerably higher resolution than peers
The Nikon D800 has impressive specifications but that is just the beginning. Its 36 MP sensor with ISO 50-25600 sensitivity is capable of shooting at 4 FPS and capturing full 1080p HD. It includes a 51-point autofocus system and all features expected from a professional DSLR, including a large 100% coverage viewfinder and sturdy weatherproof body with dual control-dials.
We are very happy with this camera
The only thing that we have any trouble with is the "panoramic" feature that stitches several pictures into one wide one. It is not a feature very important to us the but the couple of times I have tried it I had trouble getting it to work. It said they camera was not moved horizontally enough to work.
Other than that, it is very easy to use. The buttons are well-located and the menus are clear and easy to navigate. Overall, we are very happy with this camera.
Love the Canon Powershot A2600
I found the Canon Powershot A2600 so easy to use with on screen menu. I was able to use it right out of the box, then I just played with it for a little bit and I was able to figure it all out. So if your looking for a good camera that takes good pictures this is the one.
Oh and the battery life is great, the kids always view the pictures right off the camera and I know on my Olympus camera that would just drain the ife right out battery.
Decent image quality, Metal body
For those in the market for a budget compact camera, the Canon PowerShot A2600 is going to appeal. Available for just £80, it has decent enough image quality and a well built metal body that looks stylish in any of the colours it is available in. There are a few cons; short battery life, slow continuous shooting and the lack of optical image stabilisation, but these are perfectly acceptable for this price.
Pocketable point and shoot
Let's face it: For under $150, you're not going to be getting a camera that stays in your family from generation to generation. However, if you're looking to grab a basic camera on the cheap, the Canon PowerShot A2600 is definitely worth checking out. It struggles with action and low-light shots, but it's much better than your average smartphone camera (and can be found for around $100 online).
Good point-and-shoot entry level camera
Sure this is not the best camera in the world. I definitely knew it when I bought the camera. BUT, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of pictures I shot.
If you're like me (not a pro) and looking for a budget point-and-shoot camera taking family photos and events, mostly shoot in daylight or good lighting, I'd definitely recommend it, taking into account its price tag of $99 - just about right.
Eco mode extends battery life, Low price
The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range. The rationalisation of the Powershot A range around the same sensor, processor and, for the most part, the same 5x zoom lens means they all effectively deliver the same image quality and performance and it's features like stabilisation, Wifi and screen size that set them apart.
The only point and shot pocket camera with a viewfinder
Being able to use the view finder and turning off the back screen saves batteries. If you do need to change batteries this camera uses standard AAs that are available everywhere. The 5x zoom is great and more adaptable than a phone or tablet camera. The size of the camera is great. Fits in a pocket with ease.
Extremely thin and lightweight camera
There aren't a lot of above average or advanced features found in the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS camera, but that may be a good thing. After all, Canon is aiming this model at beginning photographers looking for a good value in a basic camera, and by keeping the advanced features to a minimum, Canon is able to offer this latest ELPH version in the sub-$200 price point.
Compact, lightweight and stylish
The IXUS 140 / ELPH 130 IS is one of three basic IXUS / ELPH models in the bottom half of the range. Until 2013, the entire IXUS / ELPH range carried the HS suffix and all had CMOS sensors paired with the Digic 5 processor. That meant that even the lowliest IXUS / ELPH model shared similar characteristics with the flagship model, but now the picture is very different with Canon deploying an older 16 Megapixel CCD sensor and Digic 4 processor in many of the more affordable 2013 IXUS / ELPHs.
Small and sleek design, Fast autofocus
Although the Canon IXUS 140 is a perfectly adequate camera in most situations, the same can said of many high-end smartphone cameras.
If you're going to allocate precious pocket or bag space for a dedicated camera, then it must take much cleaner shots after dark, even at this price point.
Unfortunately for the Canon IXUS 140, other similarly-specced cameras - including its own sibling the Canon IXUS 125 HS - just work better in a greater range of scenarios.
Very easy to use camera, including on-screen explanations
Still, if you like the idea of owning a Canon camera, you want built-in Wi-Fi, and you like the rectangular look of the ELPH family of cameras, this easy-to-use model will provide adequate performance for beginning photographers. It also will be a better value if you can find it closer to the $150 or $125 price points, rather than the $200 suggested price.
Subpar low-light quality
We know there are still many people who don't own smartphones, or, if they do, they prefer to use two devices. If you fall into either of these two categories and you're looking for something like the 130 IS, there is a stronger option that we haven't mentioned, and that's Canon's ELPH 330 HS. We gave the 330 HS some harsh criticism, but for only $30 more, it's actually a far better camera than the 130 IS. You get a longer zoom, Wi-Fi, and better sensor and image processor.
Delivers excellent photo quality
A lot of people think that Canon's missing out by lagging in its ILC development--and it is. The G1 X targets a growing part of the market, composed of people who don't really care about changing lenses and just want better photo quality. But, ironically, its disappointing lens makes a better case for getting an ILC in this price segment than for buying this fixed-lens option.
Gigantic 1.5-inch CMOS sensor
Rarely do we see such an expensive, specialized camera make its way to the fixed-lens market. At $800, the Canon PowerShot G1 X should appeal exclusively to intermediate and advanced photographers. Photographers who let's face it - probably own a DSLR already. So the question becomes, does the G1 X succeed as a companion camera, a backup model for situations when size and weight are important? The dense body is still quite a bit larger than most compact cameras, far too big for a pocket.
Excellent photo quality
If you've got $800 burning a hole in your pocket and want a semi-compact camera with D-SLR image quality, then look no further than the Canon PowerShot G1 X. It's not for action photography (due to its sluggish focusing and burst modes) nor is it great for close-ups, but for virtually every other situation, the G1 X delivers.
Excellent image quality
If you want an all-in-one fixed-lens camera that offers a tried and trusted user interface, excellent image quality, full HD video and a versatile screen, the Canon Powershot G1 X is easy to recommend. Whether it offers enough to justify its high price tag compared to cameras with bigger sensors or interchangeable lenses is entirely up to you.
Superb image quality. Essentially matches 18 Mpixel APS-C DSLRs
The Canon PowerShot G1 X is very much a camera of two personalities. On the happy side is superb image quality which matches - and in some cases slightly exceeds - what you can expect from Canon's 18 Megapixel EOS DSLRs, but in a much more portable body with an excellent articulated screen and flash hotshoe.
Good detail and resolution at low sensitivities
The G1 X is an excellent camera for some but not for everyone. If you are aware of its shortcomings, such as the sluggish AF, limited close-focusing capability or lack of manual control in video, and think you can live with them, the Canon gives you great image quality and a versatile zoom range in a small package and without the need to carry a stack of lenses.
The camera is small and thin enough to fit in your pocket. The zoom feature, image quality, and special effects take this a step above many cell phone cameras. If you have a decent cell phone camera and don't care about the special effects of this camera, I recommend looking for something more expensive or just sticking with your cell phone. For a budget camera though, you get a variety of nice features and good image quality.
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