Saturday, 15 December 2012

[] Finding the Best Sony Digital Camera for a Holiday Gift

By Douglas Hayward

It seems that when you buy a piece of technology, it's quickly obsolete, making it quite a challenge to keep up to date with the market. Digital cameras are no different, which means that selecting a digital camera as a holiday gift can be confusing. Every year, different manufacturers release a wealth of new digital cameras loaded with sought after new features and it's difficult to know what the best choice will be. Sony is a digital camera company which continues to remain popular.

Sony has been at the forefront of the market for consumer electronics for the past 30 years. All Sony digital cameras are proof of the company's commitment to using the latest technology paired with minimalist styling to make high-quality compact digital cameras for casual users, hobbyists, and now professional photographers.

The Latest Innovation in Sony Digital Cameras

In September 2012, Sony announced the release of the Cybershot DSC-RX1, its latest camera. According to Sony, this will be the world's first full-frame compact digital camera. A 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor attached to a capable 35mm f2 lens makes this a very desirable camera. Being able to produce professional quality pictures in a small package that can fit in your pocket ensure the popularity of this camera.

Consumer ratings point to the following cameras as two of the best Sony digital cameras of 2012:

* Sony Cybershot HX30V: This Sony digital camera produces excellent video and photos in a package that's very compact, yet versatile, and ideal for travel. The 18.2 megapixel camera is known for its fast performance, including full HD video capture and very fast continuous burst mode, as well as features like a GPS tracker. * Sony Cybershot HX200V: This model is rated by consumers as one of Sony's best digital cameras as result of its extremely large 35x optical zoom and fast burst mode. Lacking RAW capture, it's clear that Sony is aiming the camera at a more amateur market than a lot of the competition. The HX200's image quality has been rated from good to excellent in Sony digital camera reviews, and video quality is among the greatest available.

Reviews for most Sony cameras can be found online. They have a broad product line of digital cameras suitable for photographers of any skill level. You will be totally happy with the end result regardless of which Sony digital camera you decide on.

Because there are so many choices when looking for a digital camera means it's normal to feel overwhelmed. Finding a website that is unbiased and provides informative recommendations and reviews is without a doubt a great way to start. If such a website won't be an actual store, you can trust that their camera ratings are always honest and it will be easier for you to find a digital camera which is perfect for your needs. This way you can find the perfect digital camera for the perfect price.

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Friday, 7 December 2012

[] Fujifilm Digital Cameras: How To Choose the Right Digital Camera For You

By Douglas Hayward

Staying up with new technology is difficult these days as new products are always being produced. Digital cameras are no different, which means that selecting a digital camera as a holiday gift can be confusing. Each year, different camera companies add a wealth of new models with new features and it's difficult to know what the right choice will be. Fujifilm is one digital camera company that continues to be popular.

Being one of the pioneers of the compact camera, Fujifilm is one of the leading imaging and photographic companies in the world. Fujifilm is generally credited with releasing the first real digital camera, the DS-1P, in 1988. Super CCD technology is merely one of the broad variety of features that Fujifilm digital cameras now come with. These sensors appeared first in the vastly popular Fujilm FinePix F30 and provide amazing performance in the categories of low-light and dynamic range, performing better than other cameras in the majority of instances.

Important Features

A lot of people select Fujifilm digital cameras for their renowned natural image color, wide dynamic range, low noise and high sensitivity. One of the more sought after models, the Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR, features a Super CCD sensor and has a large selection of features aimed at the camera enthusiast. Fujifilm obviously has targeted the high-end camera market with this camera boasting manual modes, RAW capture, image stabilization, WiFi connectivity, a large half-inch 16 megapixel sensor and a 20x optical zoom. If you can get past the somewhat steep learning curve will be rewarded with a camera which boasts just about the finest image quality you can find on a compact zoom camera.

In recent years there has been a trend for retro looking cameras; at first glance appearing to be analog, but offering powerful performance under the hood. Fujifilm has responded to this desire for retro cameras by offering more expensive models such as the X100, XPro-1, X-E1, and the less expensive XF1. For the enthusiast that wants to not only take great pictures, but look great at the same time, these cameras are ideal.

The Fujifilm XP series is a great place to look if you're in the market for a waterproof camera that won't break your budget. The XP170 is the highest-end waterproof camera the company makes, and it includes wireless, but you can now find good deals on the cheaper XP50 as well. With a 5x optical zoom and waterproofing to 16 feet, this camera will go just about anywhere you do. While more high-end cameras from different brands outperform it in image quality, it will get whatever job done you need from it for less money.

The fact that there exist so many options for digital camera means it's easy to feel overwhelmed. A great way to begin the search is to look for a website which offers informative and unbiased recommendations and reviews. If the website won't actually be selling you the cameras, you will find it easier to believe that their camera ratings will be honest and it will be easier for you to find what you're looking for. By doing this you will be able to find the perfect digital camera for the perfect price.

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