We live in a modern world in which the technology is rapidly developing. This is why you need to be well prepared when the time comes and you are about to get a new device. In this case we will talk about photo cameras, their designs, pros and cons. You will be able to clear your mind and decide whether or not to buy the photo camera you have liked so far.
Top 10 Cameras
Canon PowerShot S100
This photo camera is almost identical to its predecessor when it comes to design and size. At 3.9 by 2.9 inches (7 ounces), it is slightly bigger and heavier than the rest of the cameras it is competing such as Canon PowerShot Elph 310HS. You can get this device in two different colors – matte silver and black. What can make an impression on you is the heavy size of the device. The main reason for this is its metal construction. The idea of this is the person who is taking a picture, to feel more stable. Thanks to its 12.1 megapixels and 6400 maximum ISO, you will be able to memorize all of your nice moments.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC WX150
This small device is available in lots of colors – red, silver, black, blue. Its dimensions are 2.25×3.75×0.9 inches and it is pretty light – only 4.6 ounces. Thanks to the back 3 inch display with dot resolution of 460k you will have the chance to see a nice preview of the picture you are going to take. Equipped with 18 megapixels and 10x optical zoom, it will not be a problem to take good pictures of distant objects. Plus its maximum ISO is 12800 and you can shoot 720p videos. This camera is ideal for people who love to take lots of pictures during their vacation.
Nikon D4 is far from a tiny camera. It is considered to be one of the best APS-C cameras. It has 35 mm film frame, your 28mm wide angle will still be a wide angle thanks to the dimensions of the image sensor. Other thing we should pay attention to is the integrated vertical grip that stores the huge battery of the camera. It also has dial control wheels and great ergonomics design that feels comfortable in any hand. The specifications of the device are great – 16 megapixels and 204800 ISO. Needless to say, that you can record 720p videos. This would be a fun camera to test out at a professional photo studio.
The design of D5100 might not attract your attention because it looks like every middle priced D-SLR Nikon device that has been released in the last couple of years. What you should pay attention to is its specifications. Anyway, you will find lots of dials and levers, switches and all those things are there in order to help you get into any mode in the fastest way possible. There is also a pad for quick menu navigation. One of the most important things we should pay attention to is the LCD in this device which is definitely a huge leap forward. Now you have 921k dots display – sharper and crisper. D5100 has 16.2 megapixels, 6400 maximum ISO and 3x optical zoom.
Sony Alpha 77
Once you get the device in your hands you will realize how much care and effort was put into designing this great photo camera. Of course, as you can guess from the pictures, the camera is a bit heavy – 1.6 pounds but it compensates with its great specifications – 16-50 mm f/2.8 lens. This is a camera that you should buy if your hobby is photography, otherwise you will not be able to use its full potential and it will be a shame to own such a device without using it properly. Equipped with 25.8 megapixels, 16000 ISO, 3.1 optical zoom and 1080p video recording, you can be sure that you can shot anything you want with an astonishing quality.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
The device is slightly larger than the smallest compact cameras but at the same time it is not as big as most of the D-SLR cameras. Its measures are 3.5×4.8×1.6 inches and its weight – approximately 14.5 ounces without any lens. If you are looking for a smaller camera then this is definitely not the model for you and you’d better redirect your attention to something else. Anyway, the specifications of this Olympus are great and if you own or are about to buy it – you will not regret it for sure – 16 megapixels, 25600 maximum ISO, 720p video recording and 3x optical zoom are enough for every person who is craving for good camera that can be taken everywhere.
Sony Alpha NEX-F3
Lots of the design cues of this device are taking from NEX C3 and NEX F3. Anyway, this camera is a bit heavier and once you put it in your hands you will see the big difference. Great feature of this Sony is the so called mirror function. Once you turn the camera it automatically activates a self timer of 3 seconds and after that flips the image in a horizontal way which creates a natural feeling as if you are in front of a mirror. Great thing here is that thanks to the larger body of the device, there is plenty of room for built-in-flash. Sony Alpha NEX-F3 has 16 megapixels, 16000 maximum ISO, 3x optical zoom and 720p video resolution.
Nikon Coolpix P510
Taking a first look at this device you will feel as if you have just saw a miniature SLR device. The P510 comes with a eye-level viewfinder and handgrip. You will not be able to remove its lens but thanks to the integrated design you will have the chance to use the long zoom factor. The camera has measures of 3.3×4.8×4.1 inches and its weight is around 1.3 pounds which is great because it is lighter than the previous models of this gamma. Anyway, if you are looking for a tiny camera, then this is not the model that will meet your requirements. It has 16 megapixels, 16000 maximum ISO, amazing 42x optical zoom and 720p video recording.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
Here we will start with the measures of this device because they are really great for a device of this class – 2.5×4.25×1.4 and only 9 ounces. It is true that it is a bit larger and heavier than the Canon PowerShot SX260 but it is also better than it. Even though, this is definitely not one of the smallest models on the market, its specifications are great. Plus you will have the chance to use its great zoom ability.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has maximum ISO of 12800, 18 megapixels, 20x optical zoom and 1080p video resolution which makes the device a leader in its niche.
Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS
The device has a standard point-and-shoot design for cameras from this gamma and this is why the lens is in the top corner. The manufacturers tried to make it look more like standard camera and because of this reason TG-1 has an amazing ability – 40.5 mm filters (just keep in mind that you will need to buy 20$ adapter for this). Olympus Tough TG-1 has 12 megapixels, 6400 maximum ISO and 4x optical zoom. The device is relatively new to the market and this is why it would be great if buy it because this camera will meet most of your requirements.
Any of these cameras that we mentioned above is great. You just need to clear your mind and decide whether you need a professional photo camera or just a handy small device that you can take anywhere with you and take pictures. You can be sure that no matter what your choice is – you will be pretty pleased with the final results because there are one of the best cameras that you can buy.