So you’re in the market for a digital camera eh? And you’re at a loss as to which kind suits you best? All you have to do is ask yourself the right questions and the answer will magically come to you! Do you want to get down and right into the details without lugging around a huge camera with even bigger lenses? Then a compact super-zoom may be right for you. Perhaps you want to be able to shoot quickly with different lenses, and adjustable settings? Then a DSLR or a compact camera with interchangeable lenses may be what you need. Do you like underwater shoots? Then a rugged, waterproof model is exactly what you should be buying.
However, if you aren’t an aspiring photographer, diver, or anything of the sort, then a simple point and shoot camera will suit you just fine. The thing though, is that even in that category alone, there are hundreds and hundreds of models from which to choose from. Here are our top choices:
• Canon PowerShot Elph 310 HS
Costs approximately £139. 99 direct from the supplier, Canon’s PowerShot Elph 310 HS can zoom up to 8x, has a high resolution LCD, and 1080p HD video capture capability AND still fits into your shirt pocket.
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3
Approximately £69. 98 when purchased direct, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 is a nice compact camera with a wide-angle 4x zoom lens, rechargeable battery, and high resolution LCD. It doesn’t produce the sharpest, most defined images as compared to the other cameras on the list, but for its price tag, that’s as close to perfect as you’re going to get.
• Nikon Coolpix S9100
This £179.00 speed-shooter sure packs quite a punch. The Nikon Coolpix S9100 not only has a whopping 18x optical zoom lens, but a high resolution, excellent quality LCD that produces great photos each and every time.
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
At £258. 49, the images that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 could be better, but what makes this a great buy is that it’s tough, compact, and has a unique set of features that every photographer will enjoy.