About to jet off for your summer holiday, and looking for a great camera to join you for the ride? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 cameras, ranging from budget to high end, that are sure to fill your photographic needs!
For Those On A Budget…
If you’re on a budget this summer, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to enjoy taking great photos too. The Samsung PL150 is your everyday point and shoot, with 12 megapixels and even 720p video recording too. However, it also has quite a key difference to all the other point and shoot cameras featured on this list, and that’s the front facing display.
If you want to take a picture of you and a friend, but there’s no one around to take it for you, you can simply take a great self-portrait shot using the 1.5 inch display on the front of the camera. There’s a 3 inch display on the back of the device, and it has a 5x optical zoom, and some features such as ‘jump mode’. Available from around £150.
Pentax Optio H90
The Pentax Option H90 is another great budget choice, and available for less than the Samsung at just £115. The great thing about this camera is the simplicity. It does a great job, but doesn’t try to spice things up with a fancy, shiny exterior.
Again, you’ll be getting a 5x optical zoom here, 12.1 megapixels and HD video recording, at a no frills, low price point. You’ll want to get an SD card for this one with the purchase though, as the internal memory won’t be able to store too many shots.
For A Little More Quality…
Panasonic Lumix TZ10
After using Panasonic’s Lumix TZ10 personally, I can confidently recommend it to anyone. With a whopping 12x optical zoom, and a 12.1 megapixel sensor, this camera is certainly ready for the beach! If you like to have geotagging information in your shots, you’ll love the built in GPS on this thing, too. Of course, this will take up more battery power too, but if you like your images geotagged it’s a fair trade-off. You can pick up the Panasonic Lumiz TZ10 from around £249.
Canon PowerShot S90
Another camera I would highly recommend is the Canon PowerShot S90. Although this is a little more expensive than the Lumix TZ10 at £309, it’s a great quality point and shoot camera, and can even shoot images in RAW format for users that like to put their editing skills to the test back in Photoshop! The sensor in the PowerShot is an ample 10 megapixels, and it uses anti-noise software to make your shots look as good as possible whatever the light. If you want to view your shots on the big screen, you can utilise the HDMI output, or just stick with the 3 inch LCD for reference before you put your photos on to your computer.
For People With Lots of Money & A Passion For Photography…
Ricoh GR Digital III
I’m not a photographer (my experience goes as far as using MS Paint when I’m bored), so I probably don’t appreciate everything the Ricoh GR Digital III offers. However, if you want to splash out over £500 on a digital camera without opting for the larger-sized SLRs, I have it on good authority that this is a great model.
From all of us here at Zath, have a great summer!
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