The power of a DSLR in the body of a point and shoot is the notion behind the Canon PowerShot G1 X. This little 14.1 megapixel powerhouse has a lot of punch behind its sensible facade. The Canon PowerShot G1 X has a price tag of a DSLR, making it an odd camera in a saturated market. Its competitor, the Nikon One, is priced at about $200 lower than the Canon.
Nikon’s Coolpix P510 follows up on the success of its 36x P500 camera. With a whopping 42x optical zoom the Coolpix P150 is a small camera with a big range. The Coolpix P150 is in the “superzoom” category of point and shoot/compact cameras. While the camera looks like a small version of a DSLR its lens is neither removable nor interchangeable.
July 18 Panasonic announced the release of the LX5’s replacement, the Lumix DMC- LX7 into the compact camera market. They incorporated a 1/1.7 inch CMOS sensor. Even though their lens covers the same focal range as its predecessor, it is two stops faster and has a decent speed throughout the entire 24-90 mm zoom range.
Sony’s Alpha NEX-7 puts a lot of features into its small body with its 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a sizeable 2.4M dot OLED high-resolution electronic viewfinder. It has a three-dial interface that makes for good handling while the drawback could only be finding the right lens to get the most out of the camera. It is just the right camera for the enthusiast
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is the mid-range model in Sony’s trio of GPS armed travel zoom cameras, which consist of the HX10V, the HX20V, and the HX30V. All of them use the same 18.2 Megapixel sensor but, the HX10V has only a 16X zoom lens while both the HX20V and the HX30V have the larger 20X lens.
The new Canon EOS M will be priced at around $800 and is currently available for pre order in most countries. At this price tag it can definitely be considered a high end digital camera option, with the EOS M arriving in compact form rather than the bulkier DSLR EOS that came prior to this model. This compact design looks sleek and impressive
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera is a Micro Four Thirds camera expressly designed to bridge the gap between point-and-shoot cameras and full-size DSLR cameras. It is aimed at serious enthusiasts: it offers much higher performance and control than point-and-shoot cameras, but is not intended to be a professional camera.
When you first look at the Fuji X10 nothing remarkable really jumps out at you. The simple, elegant and retro design causes to camera to look as though it has jumped straight out of the 1950’s when portable camera use really took a hold of the masses. Priced at around $450-$550 across the internet, the Fuji X10 is encroaching upon a high end portable camera price tag