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Top Ten Budget-Friendly Point and Shoot Cameras

Written on November 30, 2010 by B Waldorf

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DLSR cameras are sometimes pricey, complicated to use and bulky to bring. So what the next best thing to do? Buy a point and shoot digital camera! But before you do the purchase, better know what camera suits your needs and budget. Good thing Allwelike sorted out the top ten budget-friendly point and shoot cameras available in the market today.

The task of finding the good digital camera is a bit hard. You might be overwhelmed with a number of choices out in the market. There is a wide variety of devices from point and shoot to DSLR . All you need is to keep in mind a few good tips will help you find your way in achieving the right camera for you.

If you’re just a casual photographer who prefers to travel as light as possible, then a point and shoot camera is the right one for you. This is our best bet when it comes to impromptu shots because all you have to do is point the camera and take your best shot. You don’t have to adjust the settings and fuss about it.

Also, stop worrying about sacrificing the qualitites of your photos. These can produce great looking pictures that can compete with DSLR shots. Plus, the price is cheaper than the professional DSLR camera. You can have one under a $200 dollar price tag.

These point and shoot cameras are popular and quite reasonable for its cheap price. Camera manufacturers are always on the run because there is always a huigh demand for digital cameras.To help you sort out what’s best for you, here are AllWeLike’s Top Ten Budget-Friendly Point and Shoot cameras. Take your pick.

1. – A 12.1 Mega Pixel camera that can capture amazing details with such high clarity that you produce poster-size prints without sacrificing the quality. The 3X optical zoom gives sufficient capture that gives best results as well. The optical image stabilizer makes very clear photographs, and works equally fantastic with or without a flash. Plus, you can even record HD video (1280X780 px) and use a mini-HDMI connector to enjoy your very own movies and stills on your favorite HD TV or computer monitor.

2. – The Fujifilm FinePix S1800 is a new super-zoom point and shoot camera that looks and feels like a DSLR. It features an 18x zoom lens with a 28-504mm focal range, 12 megapixels and a 3 inch LCD screen. It offers full manual photographic control for the professional user and an Automatic Scene Recognition mode for the novice. If you are the movie maker type, the S1800 has the must-have feature of 2010, high-definition 720p video recording at 30fps. The Dual Image Stabilization, electronic viewfinder, ISO 64 up to ISO 1600 at full resolution, high-speed shooting of up to 20 frames at 8 fps (at 3 megapixels), Tracking Auto Focus and Panorama Shooting mode complete the S1800’s fantastic specifications.

3. – Nikon Coolpix L22 is a very cheap point and shoot digital camera but don’t let the price deceive you. This doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on features – the camera is quite well equipped.It carries 12 MP resolution, 3.6 X optical zoom, VR Image stabilization, 3 inch LCD display, Macro Mode (up to 5 cm and Easy Auto Mode, the camera stacks up quite well against any other compact camera.

4. Pentax Optio RS1000
- The RS1000 is an extremely competitive point and shoot camera. Equipped with a 14-megapixel 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor, a 4x zoom lens equivalent to 27.5-110mm, and a 7.62cm (3.0in) 230k resolution LCD monitor. The features are quite simple, very easy to use and the body is simplicity at its finest. What makes it cool is the fact that you can skin this device. Changing the body has never been this easy, so if you want the unique factor and the simple but regal features, go for the Pentax Optio RS1000.

5. – Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20/FS30 is a gorgeous 14.1-megapixel digital camera that features an 8X optical zoom (28-224mm in 35mm equivalent.) It showcase Mega O.I.S, Light Sensitivity ISO 80-1600, HD Movie recording, Venus Engine IV Processor, and 2.7″ TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots). If you’re looking companion for basic photography that embraces both quality and casuality, Lumix DMC-FH20 is our best bet for you.

6. - This must be the thinnest and lightest camera available today. But light and handy as it may seem, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 certainly doesn’t skip features and performance. The ultra-compact touchscreen camera is the first Cyber-shot camera to offer 3D shooting modes, and it is equipped with Sony’s excellent Intelligent Sweep Panorama and Hand-held Twilight modes. The 12-megapixel DSC-TX9 features a 25mm wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens with 4X optical zoom (25mm to 100mm), and a 1080i HD video recording in AVCHD format at 60 frames per second.

7. – The almost fully automated Nikon Coolpix S8000 imposes simplicity from the top to bottom. Its high-zoom option is most ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to fuss with in-camera settings. The 10X-optical-zoom Coolpix S8000 gives a wide-angle-to-telephoto reach of 30mm to 300mm, 720p high-definition video capture at 30 frames per second, and one of the sharpest ever 3-inch-diagonal LCDs in the point and shoot camera history. This camera is an action packed device: With shooting modes include full auto (tweaking white balance, metering options, auto focus mode, and ISO), 15 scene modes, and an automatic scene selector that chooses the right scene mode for the shooting environment.

-The G11 has been assembled with a 10 megapixel resolution on a new 1/1.7 inch sensor and DIGIC IV processor designed as the “High Sensitivity System” for an improved low light ISO performance. With the articulating 2.8 inch LCD monitor that joins the 5x optically stabilized zoom lens that covers the same 28-140mm focal range (35mm equivalent) as the G10. This is the what makes Canon invincible.

9. – Sony recently rolled out point and shoot digital cameras with Exmor R-censored. And this DSC-WX5 completes the package of handy but definitely must-have for the aspiring photographer. The 12-megapixel, 5X-optical-zoom (24mm to 120mm) WX5 offers the same f/2.4 Sony G lens, impressive image quality, low-light bracketing capabilities (via Handheld Twilight mode), Sweep Panorama mode, and pocket-friendly size as the WX1, and it adds a pair of 3D-shooting modes to its arsenal of in-camera tricks.

10. – This 12-megapixel Z800EXR has a slim body, approximately 0.8 inches thick, and pocket-size, at 3.9 inches wide and 2.3 inches tall. It only weighs 5.6 ounces with the battery and SD/SDHC memory card loaded, making it lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75. It packs a 5X optical-zoom lens, which doesn’t extend from the front of the camera when you zoom in. The 35mm-to-175mm zoom lens offers a maximum aperture value of F3.9 on the wide-angle end and 8.0 at full telephoto.

There you have it. The top ten point and shoot cameras that’s worth every dollar you spend.


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