Reviews of Pocket Size Cameras

Sometimes you have to wade through the good, bad, and ugly when you're shopping for pocket size cameras. Unfortunately, even the best camera makers have a hard time getting it right. But improvements are being made. There are so many factors to consider and work with that camera makers have to make some sacrifices and compromises. There are many reviews and other reading available if you are interested in getting a digital pocket size camera. The following are some reviews of a few selections that you may want to know about. Also, you should seriously check out the GoPro HD HERO camera, it's very good. Here are some GoPro HD reviews.

Let's start with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9, which appears to have made some compromises in certain areas. We found the images to be consistently a little too soft for our tastes, but you never know who may love that quality. It has the capability to work well for quick shooting which is appealing for some. For the adventurous, this camera performs well under a variety of conditions. The specs on this ultra compact camera are - 12 megapixel capability, 4X zoom, and 3.5 inch color TFT matrix LCD display. The other issue we noticed in addition to the photo softness, was the battery life was not as long as could be hoped. If you're interested in this camera, you will need to do additional research as there are too many features to adequately cover in this article. While we're reluctant to discuss the Nikon Coolpix S3000, we will take a look at this camera out of fairness and because they have made improvements. Nikon has earned the right to be shown some respect, after all, because they've been around for awhile. The inexpensive price tag on this ultra-compact camera make it a good option for those with less of a budget. But the S3000 is not a lot above what we would consider to be average, unfortunately. It comes with all the standard features like 12 megapixels, etc. But it's LCD screen is a disappointment as it can be quite difficult to see in the sunlight. Because this camera is mostly constructed of plastic, it appears to be cheaply made. The image quality of this camera is average which will only produce average picture quality. Designed for a specific budget, you won't be able to do more than simply get the job done with this camera.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a great option for those that want something that is less specialized and has more of an overall application. It lacks jpeg processing ability, but you won't be disappointed with your photos. This 10.1 megapixel pocket sized camera has a 3 inch TFT LCD display. The LX5 follows on the heels of the super-successful DMC-LX3 camera. Improving on the LX3 was quite the task for Panasonic.

We've found the improvements are not massive. The LX5 has a sensor that is about 30% more sensitive than the LX3. Because the LX5 LCD uses a higher index for color rendering along with LED back lighting, it has improved color on its prints.

There are many terrific digital pocket sized cameras with many fabulous features. What we're seeing more often is the follow-up designs are improvements over shortcomings realized after design and production. But that is fine with many people, and us, as well. Bear in mind that people have all kinds of uses for their ultra compact cameras when looking for one that suits your lifestyle and purpose. Lastly, be sure to look at this GoPro HD Helmet HERO review.


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