First camera with total connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy Camera offers a great deal of connectivity allowing users to transfer photos from the device to a tablet or phone along with one of the best implementations of connectivity seen to date. The quality of image is good as photos taken in good lighting conditions and at low ISO are relatively sharp and noise free. The camera employs a user interface that is second to none among cameras. The components far exceed any smartphone camera available.
Combines a smartphone and digital camera with 3G, 4G and WiFi
The Galaxy Camera will start shipping in October. However, its future will depend heavily on its price, which hasn't been announced. While there aren't any digital cameras that pack as many features, otherwise-comparable devices without the internet connectivity, such as Sony's DSC-HX9V, cost around £330.
Image quality is good
This is a tricky thing to evaluate. On the one hand, if we had $500 to spend on a camera of this size, we'd be more likely to spend it on a sophisticated mirrorless model that delivers better image quality. Alternatively, if we needed a cheap compact, we might opt for the Samsung WB850F, which has WiFi connectivity and the same lens and sensor as the Galaxy Camera, but costs half the price.
Convenience and flexibility is addictive
Is the Galaxy Camera a game-changer? Yes, and no. In itself, it's the best of the Android-based cameras, though that's hardly a well-stocked category. Judged purely on its photography abilities it struggles, falling short of what similarly-priced rivals can produce while costing significantly more than the point-and-shoots it's quality is on a par with.
I considered the FZ-200 but with the difference in price it was hard to justify for my amateur needs. I have not missed RAW for my portrait pictures, the JPEG images from the FZ60 are excellent. I usually only adjusted lighting/contrast and sharpness anyway, and the FZ60 is doing a fine job with white balance set to auto.
I am very please with this camera and have recommend it to several friends.
Two customizable function buttons
If you like a lot of dedicated buttons and manual controls at your fingertips, but don't want to spend the money for an interchangeable lens camera, the DMC-FZ60 will likely fit your hand like a glove. Its powerful 24X zoom, optical image stabilization and high light sensitivity all combine to give you tremendous flexibility for capturing attractive shots in most situations.
Faster burst shooting, expanded ISO range and more creative effects
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is an appealing super-zoom bridge camera that does most things very well. The Â£349.99 / $399.95 launch price is high, but the FZ62 offers enough features, image quality and performance to satisfy anyone looking for an all-in-one, do-it-all camera.
Great image quality at base ISO, Excellent high ISO noise performance
The Lumix FZ60 / FZ62 is an affordable version of Panasonic's Flagship FZ200 superzoom, sharing the same 25-600mm zoom range, but with a differrent 16.1 Megapixel MOS sensor and lacking many of the premuim model's features, most notably, an f2.8 maximum aperture that's constant throughout the zoom range, high resolution electronic viewfinder, articulated LCD screen, RAW files, flash hotshoe and 1080p60/50 video.
Images have good colour rendition
The FZ60 offers a lengthy optical zoom in a well-featured package, but image purists won't be satisfied with just JPEG capture and a steep price.
If you are forking out for a premium-priced superzoom camera, you might as well save up a little more and spend it on the FZ200, which gives you a fast and constant lens at f/2.8, as well as RAW capture.
Great design and feature set
The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a near-excellent megazoom camera. To me, this camera seems more geared toward advanced users who appreciate the extras like a hot shoe, direct controls of settings, and raw support. But these are also users who would expect the best photo quality to go along with those options and that just not here. That's not to say that it can't take some very good photos; it can.
Better image quality and greatly extended battery life
On the subject of price, £439 / $499 is undoubtedly a lot to pay for a compact camera with a small image sensor. On the other hand the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a very full-featured and now responsive camera that delivers appealing pictures, particularly in more helpful lighting conditions. It definitely fits the bill as a great all-rounder and a real alternative to a DSLR, just so long as you don't expect DSLR-like image quality.
Well featured and easy to use
Given that the HS20 can still be purchased for around £260 whereas the HS30 can be found for as low as £310 online, do the various incremental upgrades make the HS30 worth the extra £50? We think that they do. The HS30's new EVF is infinitely more usable than its predecessor's, and battery life is better too. Judged against other compact cameras using small 1/2.3inch sensors image quality is pretty good and the EXR modes remain useful in a variety of challenging situations.
Shots are decent, full of colour and detail
What at first may appear nothing more than a subtle upgrade of the Fujifilm HS20 is a far superior bit of kit. The HS30EXR's new viewfinder is best in class, the addition of a rechargeable Li-ion battery is very welcome, and small (but important) performance tweaks over its predecessor make all the difference.
Sony has done their homework - excellent combination of quality and features!
This camera puts all the cameras in its class to shame since it does things which no others can do yet - 60p video combined with an optical amazing zoom range (I have not even tested the digital zoom yet which would magnify even more), an intelligent and quick auto-focus, flash and overall excellent picture and video quality and all this, while still giving full manual control over all the settings that even professional photographers would be impressed with and many thought would only be...
Love My Sony DSC-HX100 Camera
I would highly recommend this camera. This trip and this camera were both dreams come true for me. Watch the delete button and you should be very happy. I have added some photographs to the page to show the level of detail and performance in some of the most challenging shots.
HX100V Competes Well In Its Class Despite Weaknesses
This camera was obviously designed with versatility in mind. Is it the best camera for wildlife? Probably not. But it is a very good performer overall, with decent image quality and a feature set that puts it near the top of the megazoom class even when considering its weaknesses.
beast of a point & shoot
The Sony Cyber-shot DMC-HX100V ($449 MSRP) is a beast of a point & shoot, with a whopping 30x zoom and a boatload of special features. The list of improvements over the previous HX1 shows that Sony has put a lot of thought into what customers might like, included a back-illuminated sensor and a nearly doubled pixel count. It's certainly not a small camera, but you can only ask so much of something with a 30x zoom.
Excellent still image quality
The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX100V is one of the best super-zoom camera that we've ever reviewed, offering a compelling mix of advanced features, excellent still image quality, fantastic lens and a class-leading video mode, all at a price that is competitive with its main rivals.
Nice manual zoom lens
The FinePix HS20 is Fuji's latest entrant in the ultrazoom compact digital sweepstakes, and while the camera size, shape and feel mimic that of a DSLR and Fuji ad copy makes references to DSLR - like performance and image quality, potential buyers of this camera should understand that, first and foremost, this is a compact digital camera with a very large focal range.
Fully Automatic and Manual controls
FujiFilm's FinePix HS20EXR is an incredibly powerful and versatile digicam. It's loaded with appealing features, sporting Fuji's 16-Megapixel EXR CMOS imaging sensor, EXR processor and a 30x optical Fujinon lens. Its full auto modes make it easy enough for anyone to use, while the fully manual settings allow even a professional to be creative with it. It does lack a little on the performance end, and the images show a lot of image noise, especially at the mid to high ISO levels.
Fast continuous shooting speed
The Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR builds on the success of the original HS10 predominantly by using a new 16 megapixel EXR sensor, which expands the ISO range up to 12,800, maintains a fast continuous shooting speed and slow-motion movies, and adds the useful EXR modes which improve your images in certain situations.
24mm wide angle and manual zoom ring
Ultimately the FinePix HS20 EXR has plenty going for it: there's those unique EXR modes, the manual zoom ring, lots of manual control, 1080p movies, and some clever composite modes, in addition to being one of the few super-zooms to provide support for RAW shooting.
Difficult to lock focus up close and at telephoto end
Ideally Fujifilm wanted to create an easy-to-use super zoom camera, packed full of fun and creative features which ultimately produces a higher level of picture quality. What they have in fact achieved is a feature-filled super zoom that does produce stellar images when used manually, but may provide disappointing results for those shooters content with using auto commands.
High-speed movie shooting works well
On paper the HS20 looks to be an attractive proposition. The 30x zoom certainly appeals, as does the range of advanced shooting modes. However, it's important to bear in mind that despite its DSLR styling and dimensions the HS20 is essentially an advanced compact and delivers image quality to match. If all-in-one convenience tops your priorities then the HS20 certainly ticks a lot of boxes and is well worth a look.
Huge 30x optical zoom lens
The Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR features a huge 30x optical zoom lens, a large 3inch screen, and full manual controls, as well as a high speed EXR CMOS sensor for high speed video and stills. The EXR sensor can dramatically improve dynamic range and produces good colour, although as is expected with small sensor cameras to get the best results you're best sticking to the lower ISO settings.
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 is an SLR-like super-zoom camera with 16-megapixel sensor and 1080i HD video capability.
If you crave features with which to experiment, coupled with plenty of manual control and a compact DSLR-like shell, the Fuji FinePix HS20 is hard to beat. Though a little over Â£300 will buy you a basic digital SLR camera, it won't be one half so responsive, nor will it offer a 24 to 720mm zoom. Other cameras take better photos, but this is still a great budget buy.
HD video performance is rather good
Overall, the Fuji Finepix HS20 EXR is most suitable for just about any static scene, close or far. The real key is to use the right EXR mode to get the best performance according to the lighting situation. HD video performance is rather good but count in using Center AF mode and starting a new clip when the subject distance changes. While not giving the best image quality in its class, this digital camera clearly delivers on capability.
clear and vibrant images
Canon's PowerShot SX200 IS is a very good camera with plenty of features for everyone: novices will make good use of the easy mode, while experienced photographers will appreciate the manual features. It's a comfortable camera to hold and it has the ability to take some good looking shots — even in dim light.
sharp, crisp image
Canon's budget advanced compact is a major architectural departure from last year's PowerShot SX110 IS. The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS sports a 28mm wide-angle lens, 12x optical zoom and packs in 12-megapixels. But can the PowerShot SX200 IS handle 12-megapixels? We weren't blown away by the PowerShot SX200 IS's image performance compared to the PowerShot SX110 IS's, and actually preferred the previous generation PowerShot in most bright light shooting environments.
Takes HD video clips.
The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS is a very good choice for an all-around digicamâ??even for people who donâ??t travel that much. It takes fine people shots, works simply in smart auto, offers plenty of scene modes, and even lets you tweak manual adjustments. Definitely keep the ISO at 400 and lower; do that and youâ??ll have a fine camera thatâ??ll last for years, a good selling point in these tough times.
The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Digital Camera offers just about everything consumers need in a camera, with the exception of battery life. One of the most common complaints is that while the performance and features impress, the battery life does not. Needless to say, whether you are an amateur or a professional, you will find enjoyment and satisfaction in using this camera. It is solid, sturdy, and fairly compact, which is great for home users.
With an innovative color filter array and image processing technology, the EXR ensures an advanced reproduction in imaging with exceptionally balanced quality.
The S200EXR is an excellent camera and I would have to say the best ultrazoom overall that I've tested. Image quality is very good and no one in the class has better ISO performance. The camera offers a full range of manual and automatic shooting modes, and a host of user established settings to manipulate images in just about any conceivable way. Shutter lag is minimal. AF performance is on a par with the class competition.
the camera is capable of increased image size with increased sensitivity.
The Fuji FinePix S200 EXR is an innovative new Super-Zoom digicam that features a newly designed imaging sensor and processor that allows the camera to capture outstanding images. Keep in mind that the special shooting modes, which produce the best photos, only produce a 6-Megapixel image instead of a 12-Megapixel image.
Fujifilm has once again produced a superb feature-packed super-zoom camera that sets new standards for image quality and versatility, providing more control than most entry-level DSLRs. With a manually operated 14.3x lens and EXR sensor providing excellent low light performance, as a hobby photographer's camera the S200EXR is in a class of its own, and at its current price it's outstanding value for money.
the S200EXR also takes very good full 12M resolution images.
The Fujifilm S200EXR attemps to provide an all-in-one solution for photo enthusiasts and advanced amateur photographers seeking the manual controls and functionality of a DSLR without the bulk, hassle and expense of additional lenses and other accessories. Now incorporating the award-winning EXR sensor technology.
This is a very niche camera that will appeal to those looking for the flexibility of different focal lengths in an SLR-sized package at a slightly cheaper price.
Fujifilm's S200EXR stands on its own: not quite a superzoom, not quite an SLR. It takes great pictures but it's heavy, and foregoes luxuries like HD video.
very good pocket megazoom camera
The powerful zoom lens and features are great for casual shooters looking for versatility and oomph. Advanced photographers will be disappointed in the lack of manual controls. The powerful zoom lens and features are great for casual shooters looking for versatility and oomph. Advanced photographers will be disappointed in the lack of manual controls.
impressive features and hardware.
Panasonic has done it again--they've succeeded in creating a beast of the consumer persuasion. One that spits fire with a champion image performance. One that claws at the competition with a solid set of features. And best of all, a beast that decimates all in its path with a great HD video performance and the ability to zoom while recording. Yes, folks, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 is definitely worth the extra 100 clams over the . Can it match the likes of the formidable ?
You’ve read our squawks about the endless search for the perfect two-in-one imaging device (good pictures and videos in a single package). For the most part we’ve concentrated on camcorders since they start out with fine video. Unfortunately other than a few Canons we’ve been generally disappointed with these supposed hybrids since they really can’t grab quality still images.
Venus Engine HD- supports AVCHD Lite format for 720p (60fps) video.
If you are in the market for a "super zoom" digital camera that features 720p video recording (in addition to high-quality stills), then the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 may be right for you. The downside to owning this camera is that it is slightly overpriced. In addition, the actual battery life falls short of the advertised life (depends on usage. On the upside, this model provides 12x zoom (25 - 300mm focal length in 35mm), which is great for such a compact camera.
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