More and more people today are having difficulties selecting between a Point and Shoot camera or going with a DSLR. Both of these two devices can work great for most people, but a top notch Point and Shoot camera are too capable of giving head to head competition to DSLRs both in form factor and performance.
Here the list of Point and Shoot Cameras that might save some extra bucks that you decided to spend on your favorite DSLRs:
Nikon CoolPix P7800
This 12.2 Megapixel Digital Camera with 7.1x Optical Zoom comes with Full-HD Movie Recording, Vari Angle Monitor and at 24fps it is quite capable of matching the video capabilities of even the Nikon’s own D7000 SLR Camera. The Nikon CoolPix P7800 comes added with an essential set of features and settings especially designed for serious photographers who love to carry Point and Shoot Digital Camera. It has an electronic eye-level viewfinder, and its 921k high-resolution finder can cover 100% of the scene so photographers can compose precisely. Just like any DSLR, the Nikon CoolPix P7800 comes in a a magnesium-alloy body and has 7.1x zoom lens covering 28-200mm (35mm equivalent) with a faster f/2.0-4 wide aperture range.
Canon SX700 HS
The Canon SX700 HS is a Compact Super Zoom Point and Shoot Camera that comes with 16.1 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and an impressive 30x optical range. It also includes built-in Wi-fi with NFC for easy wireless sharing and its sensor has been added with Canon’s latest Digic 6 processor that offers an amazing low-light performance. The camera does support 1080p60 HD video recording, slow motion mode, fast burst shooting and in Smart Auto mode.
Sony Cyber Shot W830
A mid-range Point and Shoot Digital Camera, Sony Cyber Shot W830 comes with a 20.1 Megapixel CCD sensor and includes 8x optical zoom lens. It has a 2.7 inch screen and can record 720p HD videos. This one also includes Sony’s smile shutter feature that facilitates in snapping pictures automatically when the sensor spots a smiling face in the frame. Despite coming at such an affordable price, Sony Cyber Shot W830 is capable of snapping some good shots, especially in daylight. Might not be an ideal choice to replace DSLR but can do things that might help you click some high quality amazing pictures.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FX80 Point & Shoot Camera is a good choice for both less confident users and beginners, who wish to keep distant from DSLR for some time. The Lumix DMC-FX80 is capable of handling the technical side of photography, while the photographers can concentrate on finding subjects and framing them. Available in light and slim form, it comes with 12.1 Megapixel CCD Image Sensor, and includes 5x Optical Zoom and 4x Digital Zoom. It has a 3 inch TFT Touch Screen LCD Display and offers maximum apertures of f/2.5 at wide angle and f/6.4 at full telephoto. Its wide-angle aperture is quite impressive and allows snapping bright shots even in darker environment.
The aforementioned Point and Shoot Cameras might not match the power of DSLRs 100%, but these compact digital cameras are capable of delivering DSLR-like images and even amazing shots if you make yourself more aware of their settings and controls.