Getting the Features You Need in Pocket Size Cameras

Certain pocket sized camera makers will always stand out from the rest. Usually, it's the ones that have been around for awhile and who have the experience and resources to improve on digital photography.
There's no apparent decline in demand for digital cameras with plenty of features but there are hundreds to choose from, and that level of competition means that the consumer benefits from companies trying to outdo each other. The following digital cameras are good ones to consider if you're in the market for something special.
First, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is one such digital pocket size camera that appears to have made 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. This camera is truly one for quick shooting purposes, or at least it has that capability which again may appeal to certain hobbyists. You'll find this quite an apt digital camera that is able to perform under a variety of conditions, as well. This camera is truly ultra-compact and comes with a 12.2 megapixel capability, 4x zoom and 3.5 inch color TFT matrix LCD display. In addition to the photo softness issue, the battery life is not as much as we'd like to see. There are simply too many features to adequately cover in this article, and you'll simply need to do additional research if you're interested. For all of us who might need eye sight correction and so might have a tough time reading this post, get yourself a a nice set of eyebobs which may help you see better.

Next we'll move to something different, it's the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 which is truly built for the outdoors.

It's also built for underwater to a little over 30 feet as that is what it's rated waterproof. This is an ultra-compact, truly pocket size camera that is what its name suggests, tough and rugged. It comes with the standard array of LCD display, zoom, built-in flash, and it has 14 megapixels of resolution which is way overkill in our minds. But the market for this camera could very well be those who love the rugged outdoors and want a camera that can take a little punishment from the elements. It's waterproof, as we said, but it's also suppose to be able to take a six foot drop. Plus it's supposed to be freeze-proof as well as crush-proof. There - take that!
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 offers a great experience that is less specialized and more of an overall application. This in spite of relatively lacking jpeg processing ability, but you won't be disappointed with the photos you shoot. This is a 10.1 megapixel pocket size camera with a 3 inch TFT LCD display. The LX5 follows on the heels of the super-successful DMC-LX3 camera. Panasonic had their work cut out for them when they started going to work on the LX5.

We've found the improvements are not massive. The LX5 sensor has about a 30% more sensitivity increase over the LX3. Also, the LX5 LCD uses a higher index for color rendering plus the LED back-lighting for improved color.

Sometimes it's tough to do a great follow-up to a terrific product, but that's an enviable position to be in for any pocket size camera maker. You'll find some terrific digital cameras for all specs, applications, and budgets. You can find a camera from the low hundreds up to $500 or more. Also, the most important thing is to determine your need for the camera and why you want to get it. Then take that information and begin researching.


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