The Best Digital Compact Camera Buying Guide

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Those constant questions that we always seem to get from people is what digital camera they need to buy and which one is the best, plus the one about the best camera in the budget of the buyer. Below is our small guide to the best digital compact camera, offering you a number of options that you can choose from, if your budget only allows for this type of digital camera.

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

This model is one of the latest to be launched by Canon in the PowerShot digital camera series. This compact digital camera comes with a price that most can afford and a number of features that makes the camera worth buying. Size wise, the A2000 IS is smaller than the A720 IS model by 25%, though the features are the same, like a 36-216 mm focal length, the optical image stabilizer or the optical zoom of 6X. This model comes with a resolution of 10 megapixels, a processing engine DIGIC III, seventeen shooting modes, an LCD screen that has 3 inches and many more. Some of the technologies included in this camera are Motion Detection, Face Detection and Auto Correction of Red Eye.

Fujifilm Finepix F60fd

This is the latest of the F60fd models offered by Fujifilm and the extra options that come with it are face recognition at bigger angles (Face Detection 3), a bigger LCD screen (now at 3 inches), plus a metal body with 23mm thickness. If you're a beginner, the camera comes with an auto mode called Scene Recognition, but it also has manual controls if you're experienced enough to use them. The digital camera has an optical zoom of 3X, 12 megapixels, a 100-6400 ISO range and a stabilization system for images. The price is smaller than $300, which should appeal to many. Because of the manual controls, which can't be found on most compact cameras, this model might have a shot at getting the eye of professional photographers.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

The DSC-W300 is the best model from the Cyber-shot series of models that belong to the premium category of the compact cameras. It has a resolution of 13.6 megapixels, an LCD screen that has 2.7 inches and an optical zoom of 3X. Something that a lot of cameras don't have anymore, but this model does, is an optical viewfinder. Some of the features that come with this camera are features to reduce the amount of camera shake, Intelligent Scene Recognition, technologies that help with face detection, and HD output.

Getting the best compact camera, is never an easy thing, especially with the way digital technology is constantly changing. Fortunately, there are plenty of helpful websites online, that can narrow down your search and help you find the compact camera with all the features important to you.