Happier Than I Expected!!
I used a Canon Power Shot A1000 IS for almost five years and love Canon quality. What I love about this new Canon is how user friendly it is. So simple, and I very quickly was able to load the software, register on line and send pictures to my computer, on line social media and iPhone with the Wi-Fi ability. Going from picture to movie mode is the push of a button. Has great options for an amateur photographer like me. You can also purchase a tripod separately.
Built-in Wifi and GPS via a smartphone
The IXUS 255 HS / ELPH 330 HS is positioned in the middle in the IXUS / ELPH range and provides a good balance between features and performance on the one hand and price on the other. It outclasses the 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor-based entry-level IXUS / ELPH models in every way, sporting better image quality and noise performance, a wider range of shooting modes, Full HD video, a longer zoom and a better quality screen.
Good image quality versus competitors
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS is a little camera that will provide quite a few pleasant surprises. Those expecting the most basic type of point and shoot model will appreciate a camera that performs faster than other beginner-level cameras, while also providing greater image quality.
Compact, svelte design
For non-smartphone users or those who want a dedicated camera that's easy to carry around and shoots good photos - perhaps at a party or on vacation - the 330 HS is a good option, albeit a bit pricey. But, looking into the future, with smartphones now accounting for more than half of cell phone users and continuing to rise, good cameras like the 300 HS won't be good enough next year - smartphones will be the new point-and-shoot.
It's actually very nice
I've had several Nikon coolpix and am looking at this one today to buy. They are great camera!
To the person who wrote that first review, who complained: "The first thing I noticed was that I could not just hit the play button to view pictures and video, but I had to actually turn on the camera. When you power the camera the lens extends, where in the Canon, you hit the play button and you can view pictures and videos and your lens retracted with the lens cover closed."
Slim, pocketable design
Families looking for an unobtrusive camera to take on holiday will find the Coolpix S5200 more than suitable, as will travellers that aren't going too far out of the way. Travelling round Europe would be perfect for the S5200, so if you plan to do any of those things, or if you fall into that demographic, then you should definitely take a closer look at the Coolpix S5200.
Good range of shooting modes
Ideal for travel, because of its durability and easy charge options, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 performs well in a variety of everyday situations. It would be a good camera to consider if you're looking for an all-rounder that isn't going to break the bank, especially if you want to capture good quality video footage.
Records at up to 10 fps
The headline feature on the S5200 is its built-in Wi-Fi, this allows you to share photos with smartphones and tablets for editing and sharing. You can also use your mobile device for remote shooting. You can also edit pictures on the camera, each time you take a shot you can enter quick effects to enhance your pictures. Other than that, the camera is a fairly standard digital compact, with a 16 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom.
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.
Good camera with awesome WiFi
I bought this camera to replace an IP video camera, in order to be able to watch for expected visitors without being tied to the front window, allowing me to get other things done while waiting. It works very well for that purpose. In fact it is considerably better than the IP video camera purpose-built for that. This camera is particularly good for that that because it is small and unobtrusive, it can auto-focus and auto-adjust for the light conditions, and be remotely zoomed if desired.
Pictures are sharp, colourful and well exposed
If it wasn't for the wifi system, the price of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 would be too high at £180. We think nearer £150 is right for a camera without it. It's worth paying out the extra money though, if you're going to use the features. The menus have been simplified so that literally anyone can use it.
Good image quality and colour
The Panasonic Lumix SZ5 has been designed to allow Wi-Fi connections to a number of destinations, however this is made more awkward with the Panasonic requiring a Lumix Club account to share to web sites like facebook, which unfortunately we couldn't get working despite a number of attempts.
The Panasonic Lumix SZ5 is a compact, stylish camera with decent image quality, and a good 10x optical zoom lens.
Lovely, high-class body
Because of its delightfully designed shell, we really wanted to love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5. Unfortunately, its outward beauty meant that compromises had to be made elsewhere, such as the low-res screen and poor video resolution. These drawbacks mean that we're unable to fully open our hearts to it.
Free iOS and Android companion apps
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 consistently produced high-quality images in my tests, with good low-light performance, bold colours and a great level of detail, right into the corners of the frame. The built-in Wi-Fi is very tempting as it's been paired with free iOS and Android remote control apps, but rivals with similar specs undercut its price.
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