Panasonic's Lumix-series digicams have evolved over the years into one of the more popular choices among shoppers seeking well-designed point-and-shoot cameras that deliver robust image files. One of the newest models to join Panasonic's digicam line-up is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3.
Sometimes great ideas don't always pan out. This post is one of them. What I proposed to management was testing Sony's new waterproof and shockproof digicam- the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 - while shooting the rapids of the Colorado River. And would you believe it... they shot me down. Trooper that I am, I dusted off my pride and set out for the alternative wilds of Hackelbarny State Park, where I proceeded to put Sony's latest honey through its paces.
If you're looking for a digicam that can satisfy your advanced, creative needs and still fit in your pocket, you might want to take a closer look at Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V. Available in black only ,the Sony DSC-HX5V features a 10.2Mp Exmor R CMOS sensor, which allows for twice the light sensitivety as comparable point-and-shoot sensors, a 3" LCD, and a 10x, 25-250mm equivalent Sony G-series lens for capturing wide landscapes as well as distant subjects.
You'd think that camera makers would run out of clever new tricks. But now Nikon has pulled a pair of point-and-shooters from its hat designed to astonish and enthrall users. The Nikon CoolPix S70 is the first handheld outside Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch to incorporate a multi-touch screen. The other rabbit is the Coolpix S1000pj, the first camera that is also a projector. When you see it in action, your jaw will drop.
Ever since the introduction of the 3.3Mp PowerShot G1 in 2000, most every succeeding G-series digicam has boasted an ever-increasing pixel count. The G10 capped them all at 14.7Mp. But with the new Canon PowerShot G11, Canon's engineers have reverted to a 10Mp imaging sensor, which contains about a third fewer – albeit larger - pixels than the G10. So, the $64,000 question: How does this pixel-shrinkage impact image quality?'
How wide is wide? Picture this. You're standing on the gangway of the US Intrepid Sea and Space Museum facing the Hudson River, with New Jersey dead ahead of you. The USS Intrepid is on your left, the cruise ship Princess Dawn is on your right, and Manhattan is behind you. You aim your camera, a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1, towards the bow of the cruise ship, press the shutter button and start panning the camera across your field of view.
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