The PowerShot SX260 HS is Canon’s latest compact travel zoom camera, replacing the SX230. The SX260 offers a number of impressive improvements including a new zoom lens that is wider and more powerful than its predecessor. The SX260 features the same 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor as its predecessor
The Nikon Coolpix P310 is almost the same as its predecessor the P300 apart from the added and customisable function button which can be found at the front. Easily portable, without the bulk of a DSLR, and measuring only 103.0 x 58.3 x 32.0 mm with a weight of less than 200g, it is an ideal lightweight pocket compact camera perfectly suited to a keen amateur,
D800 uses numerous features from the D4 except, it is in a smaller body and at a more reasonable price. In addition, it has a densely populated sensor with 36.3MP. Other similar features to D4 include Multi-Cam 3500 FX Auto Focus system, EXPEED 3 processor that provides over 50 A/F points, and at a 91k pixel metering system.
Photographers that travel frequently and want a powerful camera with advanced GPS geo-tagging abilities are well served to check out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30. The Lumix DMC-ZS30 is a smallish travel camera that takes over where the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 left off. The ZS-30 is equipped with a whopping 20x zoom lens that gives field of views that almost rival full size DSLR cameras.
Pentax comes to the “mini” DSLR market with its K-01 camera. The K-01 competes with the Nikon One series, as well as the Panasonic Lumix GX1, Sony NEX-5N and Olympus PEN E-P3. With a street price of approximately $799, it is slightly more than the Nikon and Olympus offerings. The question is, does the price of the K-01 come with features that merit the additional cost?
Canon seems to be going against popular thought with its EOS-1D X full frame DSLR. Instead of building on the sensor power of the predecessor Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III and its 21 megapixels, Canon instead goes to a lower megapixel sensor of 18 mp for the EOS 1D-X. The company’s reason behind this is two-fold: the handling and menus are much more intuitive; the fps (frames per second) is a bold and impressive 12 fps.
If power, function and a little bit of fashion is what you require out of your digital camera then the very fashionable and functional Nikon Coolpix S9300 is the ticket. Sitting securely among the elite in the point and shoot camera category, the Coolpix S9300 builds on the success Nikon has found with the entire Coolpix line. Nikon goes the distance with the S9300,
The Samsung NX210 falls into the “mini” DSLR category and competes with the Nikon One series along with the Sony Alpha line. The Samsung NX210 is interesting because it was announced only seven months after the Samsung NX200 hit the shelves. The Samsung NX210 hit the retail shelves at the end of April 2012 and builds off the success of the NX200.
As far as budget-saving, consumer-friendly cameras go, Panasonic has been putting out a wide range of cameras that have great appeal to the amateur audience. The Lumix DMC-ZS15 falls into this same category. It has a 12 megapixel sensor, 16X zoom lens, a very simplistic movie mode, and no GPS capabilities.
Canon is a company which generally runs second only to Nikon when it comes to cornering the market on consumer photography. When you look at the latest in the PowerShot line, the SX150 IS, you will find that this chunky, rugged little camera is good for most consumer uses, such as general photography, but there are still areas in which the camera can tighten up its overall game.