10 Best Compact Digital Cameras for 2011

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As 2011 slowly approaches to an end, here at SkyTechGeek we conducted a quest and collected top 10 cameras of 2011 based on their performance and price.

Here we present a summary of the best compact digital cameras of the year 2011, and try to narrow down to find a winner. Our audience can find brief about each model, its pricing, and specs, which would help them in making a well informed decision –

1. Fujifilm Finepix X100

Fujifilm Finepix X100
Fuji manufactured the new Finepix X100 with retro-tastic beauty. The cam combines electronic and optical viewfinder in single screen. The new Finepix X100 offers ample control with the aperture ring and shutter speed dial. It has got a 12.3 mp camera with 23 mm focused lens. Price of the product is £ 999.

2. Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
P7000 is offered with the manual control that you expect. It also comes with automatic functions of the compact camera. Nikon P7000 has eighteen different scene modes that capture everything; it automatically corrects the red eye. This could be one of your best compact digital cameras. [highlight-red]It has got a 10.1MP lens, 720p HD video. Price is around £489.99.[/highlight-red]

3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
With the high ISO capabilities f/2.0 Leica lens, Panasonic LX-5 is a good companion. Video mode allows you to shoot video in HD. You can adjust the shutter or aperture speed in creative mode. It is one of best compact cameras for film makers. It has got a 3.8x optical zoom Leica lens.
[highlight-red]Price: £458.99[/highlight-red]

4. Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
XZ-1 is stylish in the pro-level compact camera segment; you can find all kind of manual controls with a wide range of features. It has full range of auto settings. The product can be operated in HD video mode with bright Zuiko lens.

[highlight-red]Specs: 10MP, maximum aperture f/1.8, 4x optical zoom lens
Price: £399.99[/highlight-red]

5. Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
The S95 lens boasts maximum aperture of f/2.0. It has got an outstanding image quality in low-light and it fits perfectly in your pocket.

[highlight-red]Specs: 10MP resolution, weighs 193g, 3.8x optical zoom lens
Price: £399[/highlight-red]

6. Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
Nikon Coolpix P300 has got slightly higher resolution when compared to PowerShot S95. On the other side, it doesn’t have the raw capability and the sensors in the cam are somewhat smaller.

[highlight-red]Specs: 12MP, 1080p HD video, 4.2x optical zoom
Price: £299[/highlight-red]

7. Samsung EX1

Samsung EX1
Samsung’s EX1 is a pocket-sized camera; it has maximum ISO 3200 and a large sensor. It comes in complete manual mode, records raw files for additional editing suppleness, and also records 720p HD videos.
[highlight-red]Specs: 12MP, 1080p HD video, 4.2x optical zoom
Price: £299[/highlight-red]

8. Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
Nikon Coolpix S9100 has electronic vibration reduction and sensor shift in place. For low light situations, it has ISO 3200 settings. Heap of auto settings make life easier.
[highlight-red]Specs: 12MP, 1080p HD video, 18x optical zoom
Price: £299.99[/highlight-red]

9. Canon Power-Shot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
It is a great companion for still images and is capable of recording 1080p HD videos along with the stereo sound in super slow motion and high-speed bursts. Canon SX230 enables you to have complete control on the smart auto mode and pictures.

[highlight-red]Specs: 12MP, full manual option, 14x optical zoom
Price: £270[/highlight-red]

10. Sony DSC-HX9V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V
You can find GPS function for recording the location. There is an instruction guide for the beginners who are new to take pictures. It doesn’t miss Shutter and Aperture Priority modes.
[highlight-red]Specs: 16MP, 16x optical zoom, sweep panorama technology
Price: £339[/highlight-red]

10 Best Compact Digital Cameras for 2011
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  1. Chankey Pathak December 3, 2011

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