Monday, February 7, 2011

A Short-List of the High-End Compact Digital Cameras with Unique Features

If you’ve been reading my blog lately then you would know that comparing and contrasting newly released high-end compact digital cameras has been the premise behind my entries in the last two weeks. But for good reason! The high-end compact digital camera trend is an important one to understand.  

To begin with, I’d like to help buyers make educated decisions about which items they purchase, some of whom may be overwhelmed with the prospect of choosing between the vast amounts of compact digital cameras out there. 

With the many different makes and models released, especially in recent years, and each one being only distinguishable from the other by a few small, yet unmistakably unique differences, it can be frustrating to know which one is the right compact digital camera for you. This decision grows even hairier when you purchase these items online without ever experiencing each type for yourself.

This is why I’ve built something basic but hopefully helpful for you.  This is a simple, organized list containing the model, make and distinctive feature(s) that are unique to that specific series of high-end compact digital cameras.  I also provided you with links for each item - to order, preorder or simply view that camera on our website. You will get the information you want quickly and conveniently.  

*Please note that these cameras are listed are in no particular order. Also, note that this list does not contain ALL compact digital cameras, these are some of the cameras and/or camera series that have a unique feature that helps them stand out from other compact digital cameras*

Canon G Series:
The Canon G12
· 10.0 Megapixels
· 2.8” LCD Screen
· 5x Optical Zoom w/28mm Wide Angle Lens
· FEATURE: The G12 is dramatically more sensitive than other cameras with identical megapixel counts, and delivers spectacular images with minimal noise.  This allows for better image quality in a variety of conditions, including better quality images in indoor & low light situations without using the flash.

        Samsung TL Series:
        The Samsung TL205 
· 12.2 Megapixels
· 3x Optical Zoom w/35mm Wide Angle Lens
· FEATURE: The TL205 DualView LCD screens – 2 LCD screens:  1.5” LCD screen on the front of the camera & 2.7” LCD screen on the back. The front-side LCD screen takes great shots w/several options: Self Portrait beeps when faces are in frame; Couple Shot automatically detects couples and snaps a photo without pushing a button; plus Child Mode keeps children's attention from straying off camera with onscreen animations. Plus, a dual screen allows both you and your subject to see the photo being taken – great for self-portraits.

        Nikon CoolPix S Series:
        The Nikon CoolPix S1100pj 
· 14 Megapixels
· 3.0” LCD w/ Touch Screen Control
· 5x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Lens
· FEATURE: The S1100pj has a built-in projector that significantly increases its brightness. This means you can project much brighter images from greater distances and in a wider variety of locations. Images being projected can now be viewed simultaneously on the camera's LCD monitor, greatly improving operating ease and efficiency. In addition to photos and movie clips, you can also project any data stored on a PC. This adds potential for use in business situations as well as for livening up gatherings and parties.

        Olympus PEN E-PL Series:
        The Olympus PEN E-PL1 & E-PL2
· 12.3 Megapixels
· 3.0” LCD Screen
· 14-42mm Zoom Lens
· FEATURE:  The E-PL1 & E-PL2 capture images and movies almost as fast as a Digital SLR camera but with a smaller body than other digital compact cameras. This makes the E-PL series cameras more faster, smaller and more portable. 

        Sony Cyber-Shot HX Series: 
        The Sony Cyber-Shot HX-1
· 9.1 Megapixels
· 3.0” LCD Screen
· 20x Optical Zoom G-Lens
· FEATURE: The HX-1 is the first digital still camera with Sweep Panorama mode. It automatically captures and merges your photographs to produce stunning, 224-degree panoramas--without the hassle of expensive camera adaptors or complex computer programs.

        Casio EX-FH Series: 
        The Casio EX-FH25 
· 10 Megapixels
· 3.0” LCD Screen
· 20x Optical Zoom w/ Wide Zoom Lens
· FEATURE:  The EX-FH25 uses burst photography. It is capable of capturing slow-motion video at up to 1,000fps and can shoot stills up to 40fps with a single press of the button

         The Pentax Optio W90
· 12. 1 Megapixels
· 2.7” LCD Screen
· 5x optical zoom w/28-140mm Lens
· FEATURE: The W90 is the ultimate adventure camera.  It is waterproof to 20 feet for reliable underwater photography, shockproof to 4 feet to withstand the rigors of extreme use, coldproof to sub-freezing temperatures for use in chilly wintery, snowy activities and dustproof for use in dry, sandy climates.

        The Pentax Optio RS1000
· 14.1 Megapixels
· 3.0” LCD Screen
· 4x Optical Zoom
· FEATURE: The RS1000 allows you to customize it with skins – personalized faceplates that you choose or create from your own design. This way you can reveal your personality and stand out in a sea of electronic sameness.  
         The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS

· 12.1 Megapixels
· 2.7” LCD Screen
· 5x Optical Zoom w/24mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens
· FEATURE: The 300 HS is the world's thinnest digital camera with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens and 5x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.

Click Here For the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS >>>

Essentially, the fundamental basics of what a high-end compact digital camera is today are the same.  But with new features like burst photography and dual screen view, it’s nice to know which one would be the most valuable to you. However, the high level of competition between manufacturers results in many compact digital cameras that are actually quite different built on this one individual feature but unrecognizable because they are flooded with the same features as the other guy. When this occurs, we usually breakdown completely and can often times base our decision on such trivial characteristics as size, weight and color comparisons - all of which are off by a fraction of an inch or a tint of shade.

Hopefully this list gives you a better idea of what is out there! But don’t hesitate to explore for yourself if these don’t fit your needs – I’m sure there is the perfect, high-end compact digital camera out there waiting for you and if there isn’t already, expect to see it on the market very soon!

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