Point and shoot cameras have been starting to become very popular over these past few years, especially during 2008-2010. When it comes to finding the best ones, it may get a little confusing and you may not know which ones would be best for you. Below are the top 5 best point and shoot cameras of 2010 and the pros and cons of each one. All of these point and shoot camera models below are easy to use and taking great photos is achieved with little effort.
1.Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS3 ($363)
The Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS3 is a great point and shoot camera that gives high quality 10.1 MP photos. This camera also comes with 12x optical zoom lens and is capable of having HD video. The DMC ZS3 is a powerful camera although it has an ultra compact size, and it also has 12 preset shooting programs for when you are trying to take pictures in different situations and/or background lighting.
Pros: Small, great zoom, zoom while video recording, fast start up, great image quality.
Cons: Mode dial move to easily LCD screen is fragile, few manual controls.
2. Canon Powershot S90 ($350)
The Canon S90 takes amazing pictures in just about any situation of lighting and has easy to use smart controls for taking these pictures. The S90 is one of Canon’s most powerful point and shoot cameras that you can slip into your shirt pocket. Long with the S90’s easy to use controls, this camera works well in low light and has an option of taking pics in RAW format. This camera has a high sensitivity system that results in you being able to shoot at ISO 150, 400, 800, and even 1600 without the image quality being destroyed. What a lot for a camera that weighs only 6 ounces!
Pros: Outstanding image quality, full manual controls, focus bracketing mode, extremely compact and lightweight.
Cons: No high-def movie recording, control dial can accidentally change settings.
3. Sony Cybershot DSC W290 ($167)
Normally, Sony cameras aren’t usually on the top of the list for most because you can usually get a camera that has the same quality for less, but the DSC W290 comes with s great 12.1 MP sensor, and a Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens. It also comes with a lot of features and has amazing special effects. Some of these special effects include twilight, portrait, gourmet, and radial blur.
Pros: Great design, interface, and controls. Excellent price to feature ratio.
Cons: No optical zoom when recording videos, soft photos.
4. Nikon Coolpix L20 ($99)
The Nikon Coolpix L20 is an average camera for he average person.But for the price of less than $100, if you are on a budget you will definitely love this camera. The L20 has many fun features and a huge 3.0 inch screen display. It also has a 3.6 optical zoom lens, a 10 MP sensor,and can also shoot continuously at over 14 frames per second. But of course for the price of this camera, it does not have any manual controls.
Pros: Inexpensive, well-made, simple to use, fast flash with a long range.
Cons: No images stabilization, slow to start up, limited shooting information on screen.
5.Sony Cybershot DSC WX1 ($220)
The Sony Cybershot DSC WX1 is a very skilled camera for it’s small size. The WX1 takes amazing low light shots and panoramic images. This camera is the first pocket sized camera from Sony that has an optimized Exmor R Sensor. The WX1’S hand held twilight mode can snap up to six shots at different exposure settings very rapidly. In summary, the Sony Cybershot is an extremely compact camera, smaller than a deck of cards, and has a lot of power for such a little camera.
Pros: Superb image quality in low light, very long battery life.
Cons: Buttons are a little bit small.
If trying to buy one of these cameras or wanting to know more about these cameras, feel free to visit the links below:
Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS3:www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-ZS3-Digital-Stabilized-Black/dp/B001QFZMCO
Canon Powershot S90: www.walmart.com/ip/Canon-10MP-S90IS-Black/12516413
Sony Cybershot DSC W290: www.cheapstingybargains.com/171455/sony-dsc-w290-cyber-shot-digital-camera/
Nikon Coolpix L20: www.walmart.com/ip/Nikon-Coolpix-L20-Red/10928316
Sony Cybershot DSC WX1: www.google.com/products/catalog