Point and Shoot Cameras: Which Reigns Supreme?
DSLRs are becoming affordable these days. And you can’t say that smartphones and tablets are not gearing up their image sharpness and quality aspects. So it seems of a warning for the point and shoot devices that they are in a little bit trouble than they have expected. Nevertheless, it would still be difficult to get good quality photos in low light situations. So if you’re thinking twice about spending your money on a point and shoot camera, take a look at these items and maybe you can change your mind afterwards.
- Panasonic Lumix ZS30. If you want a combination of long battery life, lens quality and durability, travel with this gear. Feel free to use over 40 of its manual features although you can just put it in Auto mode – as what most people do – and still yield stunning pictures. Its front cover has 20 times optical zoom but if you would like to capture great images of your travel buddies while you’re at a certain height, use the 24 millimetre wide angle.
- Canon Powershot G16. Its impressive lineup of manual features as well as good lens quality makes it a strong contender for the Lumix. Nevertheless, the Canon’s G series has its ups and downs: the Powershot G16 is somewhat lacking in the sensor and video quality but the Powershot G15 won’t let you down.
- Olympus Tough TG-2 his. If you’re after physical strength, then try this one. It won’t budge even after dropping from up to 2 metres in height. You can take it for a swim up to 15 metres deep and still would emerge unscathed. This tough point and shoot camera is also always ready to go and catch those extremely rare moments that seem to be gone forever if you just blinked for a second.
- Nikon Coolpix S9500. Its 25-550 mm focal range speaks for its reputation. But its slender 3 centimetre frame will keep that massive zoom at bay. You will still get crisp photos in ample light situations.
- Sony DSC-RX100 II. Quite expensive for a point and shoot camera and not much of a looker (and doer) for that matter. But when it comes to sensors – something which amateur point and shoot users ignore – you’d give it a second chance. With 55 per cent larger sensor than Lumix, it is a logical thing Sony has to boast about.