5 Cheapest Point and Shoot Digital Cameras For Christmas 2010

By Avik, Gaea News Network
Thursday, December 2, 2010

The year is coming to an end and its merry-time christmas is coming. With the party session coming up, what exactly is gonna be handy is a digital camera. But then, what about the price, it should also be affordable. So, we decided to come up with a list of the latest popular cameras that are most likely to fit in your pocket and also your budget.

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1. Samsung ES75

Samsung ES Series is a convenient point and shoot digital camera range. Its ease of use and affordable price make your photo life convenient.

Features:

  • 14.2 Megapixels
  • 5X Optical Zoom
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 2.7″ inch 230K LCD Monitor
  • VGA @ 30FPS Movie Recording/MJPEG Format

Technical Specifications:

  • Image sensor: 1/2.33″ (Approx. 7.763mm) CCD
  • Focal Length: Samsung Lens f = f4.9?24.5mm
  • TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Centre AF, Face Detection AF)
  • Compensation: 2EV (1/3EV steps)
  • ISO Equivalent: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • 10.5MB Internal memory
  • SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
  • Shooting Mode: Smart Auto, Program, DIS, Photo help Guide , Scene
  • USB 2.0
  • Video Out AV: NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
  • Rechargeable battery: BP-70A, 3.7VCharger: SAC-48DC power input connector : 20pin
  • Dimensions: 96.3 x 58.3 x 20.8mm
  • Weight: 121.3 gm

Price in India: MRP Rs. 8,490/-

2. Panasonic Lumix F3

The LUMIX DMC-F3, has been designed with simplicity in mind, without overlooking the importance of style and performance.

Features:

  • 12.1-megapixels
  • 28mm Wide-angle 4x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Auto Scene Mode with Advanced Scene Detection
  • Digital Image Stabilizer
  • HD Movie Recording
  • 2.7-inch High-resolution Intelligent LCD

Technical Specification:

  • Camera Effective Pixels: 12.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter: 1/2.33-inch / 12.7 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture: F2.8 F6.2
  • Focal Length: f=5.0-20.0mm (28-112mm in 35mm equiv.)
  • Shutter Speed: approx. 8 1/1000 sec
  • File Format: JPEG
  • Video File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Continuous Shooting Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec
  • Exposure: Program AE
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
  • Built-in 40MB Memory
  • SD/SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 740mAh)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 95.9 x 53.9 x 22.0 mm
  • Weight: 132 gm

Price in India: MRP Rs. 8,990/-

3. Olympus FE-4020

This camera truly stands out from the crowd. It’s slim and highly portable, yet doesn’t compromise on technology with features like AF Tracking and in-camera Creative Art Filters that lets you apply fun effects to your photos as you take them.

Features:

  • 14 Megapixels
  • 4X Optical Zoom
  • 26mm Wide Angle Lens
  • Double-Layered Crystal Shell Design
  • Magic Filter effects

Technical Specification:

  • CCD Size (inch): 1/2.33
  • 18 MB Internal Memory
  • SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
  • Recording file format: JPEG
  • Aperture range: f2.6(W) 5.9(T)
  • Zoom [Optical / Digital (total)]: 4x / 4x (16x)
  • Focusing System: CCD contrast detection
  • AF mode: iESP, Spot, Face Detect, tracking
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/AUTO
  • Shutter speed (sec.): Auto: 1/2-1/2000(Candle Scene: Longest 4 Sec)
  • White balance: Auto, 6 types
  • Magic Filter: Pop, Pinhole, Fisheye, Sketch
  • VGA Video Recording
  • 2.7 inch TFT colour LCD monitor
  • Flash functions: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, OFF
  • Selftimer: 2seconds, 12seconds
  • LI-70B Battery
  • Dimension (W x H x D): 95.0 x 56.2 x 22.8 mm
  • Weight: 128 gm

Price in India: MRP Rs. 8,999/-

4. Kodak Easyshare C183

The name speaks all for Kodak Easyshare, photography never could have been more simpler. This camera is targeted towards the newbies and it sure is for them only. Overall performance is good and the camera sure gives you what is called value for money.

Features:

  • 14 Megapixels
  • 3X optical Zoom
  • 3.0 inch Color Display
  • Smart capture mode
  • One Button Upload
  • Blur Reduction
  • VGA Video
  • Face Detection
  • Face Recognition

Technical Specification:

  • Sensor type: 1 / 2.3 in. CCD
  • Effective pixels: 14 MP (4313 3242)
  • Lens : 3296 mm (35 mm equiv.)
  • Zoom: 3X optical, 5X advanced digital zoom
  • Shutter speed: 1/81/1400 sec.
  • Memory: 32 MB internal memory available, SD/SDHC card expansion slot
  • Focus modes: normal, macro, infinity
  • ISO sensitivity: auto: 80-320, manual: 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
  • White balance: auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
  • Flash Modes: auto, fill, red eye reduction, off
  • Burst modes: self-timer (2 sec./10 sec./2-shot), burst (3 shots)
  • Image format: JPEG/EXIF v2.21
  • Video Format: Motion JPEG-A, AVI with audio recording during capture
  • I/O interface: A/V output (NTSC or PAL selectable), digital USB 2.0 high speed
  • Power: 2 AA Ni-MH batteries, 2 AA lithium batteries, 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • Dimensions: 96.1 62.3 31.4 mm
  • Weight: 175 g with batteries and SD card

Price in India: MRP Rs. 4,999/-

5. Fujifilm A220

This camera bring in a high resolution of 12.2 megapixels along with 3x optical zoom helps capturing amazing moments with an additional 6 scene SR AUTO (Scene Recognition Auto) and Face Detection that makes photography lot more easier.

Features:

  • 12.2 Megapixels & 3x Optical Zoom
  • Scene Recognition Auto and Face Detection
  • Anti-Blur
  • Automatic scene recognition
  • 10 MB Internal memory
  • Expandable memory (SD card slot)
  • High Sensitivity ISO1600
  • 2.7-inch TFT colors LCD monitor

Technical Specifications:

  • Lens / zoom : 32mm - 96mm (3x) (dig. 5.7x)
  • Focus / macro : auto / 60cm / 10cm
  • Metering mode : 256 zones
  • Aperture : auto / F2.9 - F8.8 (W); F5.2 - F16 (T)
  • White balance : auto, 6 presets
  • Shutter : auto / 8s - 1/1400s
  • Flash / mode : internal - auto / 0.6m - 3.5m (@ iso auto)
  • Viewfinder : lcd screen
  • Iso ratings : 100 - 1600 in 1EV steps
  • Image size : 4000×3000, 2816×2122, 2048×1536, 1600×1200, 640X480 / [3:2] 4000×266
  • Video options : avi, with sound - 640×480, 320×240 (30fps)
  • Audio options : wav, mono
  • Connectivity : usb 2.0 FS; A/V (NTSC/PAL)
  • Storage : 10MB internal, SD, SDHC
  • 2x AA type alkaline batteries
  • Dimension: 93.0 x 60.0 x 21.9 mm
  • Weight: 120gm

Price in India: MRP Rs. 7,499/-

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