Friday, October 21, 2011

The 10 Best Digital Cameras

Digital Cameras in this Roundup:
Point-and-Shoot Cameras
Canon PowerShot S95 : AngleCanon PowerShot S95
$399.99 direct
If you must have a camera that fits in your pocket, the Canon PowerShot S95 is the best compact model you can buy.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T110 : AngleSony Cyber-shot DSC-T110

$219.99 direct
Sony's good-looking, compact Cyber-shot DSC-T110 delivers great photos and a solid touch-screen experience at a bargain price.

Digital SLRs
Nikon D3100 : AngleNikon D3100

$699.95 list (with 18-55mm lens)
Nikon's D3100 is an excellent entry-level digital SLR, and is currently the only D-SLR to offer continuous autofocus during video recording for a true camcorder-like video-capture experience.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

$799.99 direct , body only
The Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 is the only digital SLR that can deliver beautiful images and blazing fast autofocus whether you're framing your shots with the optical viewfinder, or with the LCD in Live View mode. Video-capture options are a bit limited, though.

Compact Interchangeable-Lens Cameras
Sony Alpha NEX-3Sony Alpha NEX-3
$549.99 Direct with 16mm lens
Stellar performance, a killer design, and a low price make the pocket-size Sony Alpha NEX-3 the compact interchangeable-lens camera to beat.

Olympus E-PL2Olympus E-PL2

$599.99 direct (with M.Zuiko ED 28-84mm f3.5-5.6 II lens)
The Olympus E-PL2 is the least-expensive compact interchangeable-lens camera you can buy. And while it offers very good image quality, some same-price cameras use even larger image sensors and deliver better low-light performance.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

$699.95 direct (with 14mm f/2.5 lens)
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 might be the best Micro Four Thirds camera on the market, but it's not the best compact interchangeable-lens camera you can buy, that's the Sony Alpha NEX-3.

Superzoom Cameras
Nikon Coolpix S9100Nikon Coolpix S9100
$329.95 direct
The speedy-shooting Nikon S9100 delivers a big 18x optical zoom lens and a high-res LCD in a small, pocket-size package at a great price.

Canon PowerShot SX230 HSCanon PowerShot SX230 HS

$349.99 direct
The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is a top choice if you want a long zoom lens, plus bonus features like GPS, in a camera that can fit in your pocket.

Rugged/Waterproof Cameras
Panansonic Lumix DMC-TS3Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
$399.95 list
Images from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 are on the soft side, but its tough build and innovative feature set make this pocket camera our favorite rugged outdoor shooter.

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