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Point and Shoot Cameras

Updated on August 4, 2013

About Point and Shoot Cameras.

Technology transforms rapidly! Some of the new zoom Point and Shoot cameras can suit in a shirt pocket.

These handy Point and Shoot cameras are extremely small in size. It has auto- focus and a flash built in, and normally with automatic settings for various exposure options.

These Point and Shoot cameras considered to be lightweight and mainly for easy operation, plainly allowing the user to pick up the camera, point it at their chosen thing, and press a button to shoot the photo.

They are hot with people who do not consider themselves professional photographers but need an easy to use camera for parties, reunions, holidays and other occasions. Point and shoot cameras may come about in digital or film types, though digital power shot cameras are nowadays quite common.

Point and Shoot Camera
Point and Shoot Camera

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Best Soney Power Shot Cameras

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Silver) (2012 Model)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Silver) (2012 Model)

This slim Sony DSC-WX150 has rapid, DSLR-like focusing, also in moderate light and striking low light pictures with unbelievable details.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Silver)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (Silver)

This Sony Cyber-shot camera's HAD CCD image sensor stick up for you take impressive images, and it's 4x optical zoom lens for excellent outside, games, and travel photos

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)

This DSC-TX20 cameras Smile Shutter technology takes a smile the second it come into being and the Anti-blink capacity gives counter blinking and glaring.

Film Based Camera
Film Based Camera

Film Based versus Digital Cameras

The pocket-size compact digital cameras are performs notably contented as (power shot) point and shoot cameras. With a film-based camera, one click the button 36 times and then correctly save the film from the camera also put in practice it to a lab.

The property of digital photographs can be graded in many ways. Pixel count is considered to compare with spatial resolution. The number of picture factors (pixels) in the image sensor is ordinarily numbered in millions and described "megapixels" and usually applied as a figure of quality.

The resolution of film pictures depends upon the distance of film employed to photograph the picture (35 mm, Medium format or Large format) furthermore the speed. Assessments of a photograph's resolution preferred with a 35 mm film camera differ.

For long-term finding, a metal file cupboard serves well. With a digital camera, one obligate to animate the pictures to a computer and find how to use a high-quality printer or bring out Web pages.

Since long-term gathering and recovery, one have to catch a sizable, hard drive, a huge tape drive, backup software, in addition to ways to make substitutes on a regular basis. The main defect of digital cameras is circa 2001. They depend on so ponderously on  computers circa 2001.

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Point and shoot cameras quietly offer many shooting modes, and the camera will choose the better one automatically without any job from the user. Some of these cameras also offer consumers the potential to change various settings manually which can be useful for those who have entranced in assimilating more about photography.

This compact digital point and shoot cameras have numerous amplitudes, along with large LCD screens, Red-eye reduction, face and smile detection, a high number of Mega pixels, an image-stabilized zoom lens, and the capacity to record video with sound ect.

Some of the brands brought about with touch-screen LCDs as well, and even the capability to connect to the Internet and upload pictures to various social networking and photo sharing Web sites. These cameras also come in categories exclusively for the traveler.

Waterproof cameras are well-liked for travelers, and they are modestly freeze-proof and drop-proof as, well. These cameras must have  developed to be compact, and drop efficiently into a pocket or purse.

In accustomed, a point and shoot camera, do not take a number of interchangeable lenses or a removable flash. If one expect those choices, then it is necessary to move up to a SLR (single-lens reflex camera), or DSLR (SLR's digital versions).

A SLR is often more expensive than a point and shoots camera. SLR cameras are always contradictory to point and shoot cameras, and allocate the photographer to alter the exposure settings manually, as well as the lenses and accessories.

Digital Point and Shoot Camera
Digital Point and Shoot Camera

Less expensive Point and Shoot cameras will offer less features, and modest, if any, expandability. Low-priced cameras may be a worthy choice for kids, on the other hand, or those who are little knowledge or interest in the technical side of photography.

About Pixels

A pixel is a tiny square on a computerized display that is so sensitive it seems as a dot. A megapixel defines to one million pixels and has repeatedly applied in reference to digital cameras as a sign of resolution amplitude.

The display screen of a camera is a dense grid of these squares or dots, which can be coherently seen with a magnifying glass. The accrual pixels, or dots that make up the display screen, sharper, the resolution, or appearance will be.

Expanded numbers of dots or pixels allocated for more betterment of the image, which consequences camera gives higher, truer image reproduction. If it is a digital camera, the appearance level control has measured in megapixels. A 3.1 megapixel camera can captures picture with a resolution of 2048 x 1536, which comes to 3,145,728 pixels.

That is the happening picture will be cover up over three million dots. Printers compute picture quality in DPI (dots per inch).

A printer capable of only 300 DPI will not print the 3.1 megapixel image in its own merit. It is simply not competent of copying the detail. In its place, the picture may appear grainy.

If one need to print photos, be sure the printer is compatible to the competences of your digital camera.

Camera Lenses

A The unfussy cameras like Point and Shoot cameras have lenses which are actually consist of several "lens components." Each of these elements aims to guide the path of light rays such that they refabricate the image as precisely as possible on the digital sensor. The goal is to reduce aberrations, while still using the fewest and least expensive elements.

The focal length of a lens governs its angle of view, and thus also how much the theme will be expanded for a given photographic position.

Wide angle lenses have lesser focal lengths, while tele-photo lenses have greater corresponding focal lengths.

Zoom lens is one where the photographer can change the focal length within a pre-defined range, whereas this cannot be altered with a "Prime or Fixed focal length lens". The major advantage of a zoom lens is that it is comfortable to achieve a variation of compositions or perspectives. This benefit is often critical for vibrant subject matter, like in Photojournalism and Children's photography.

Understanding that use up a zoom lens does not essentially mean that one no longer has to change their position; zooms just add flexibility.

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      5 years ago

      Great info on point and shoot cameras, I'll be needing to get a new camera myself soon.

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      5 years ago

      We just went up-market last week and bought my daugther a Canon T41 DSLR. It is great.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for all the great information. You have a huge range of cameras and prices here, and now I know what features I need.

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      5 years ago

      Love the layout of this lens and great selection of products with excellent tips and reviews.

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      6 years ago

      Great collection of cameras and nice tips

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      Gregory Moore 

      6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Nice selection of cameras. I am glad to see the point and shoot cameras coming out with stronger zooms.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Very nice selection

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for this informative lens. I'm always looking for information that can complement - or even better supplement - my own lens Olympus Waterproof Cameras. This one is a perfect add-on because it gives the technical information I didn't have space to include. Thanks again!

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      6 years ago

      This is a very useful lens since it provides many valuable information.

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      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      I have a little Sony Cybershot that I take with me almost everywhere. You never know when you'll see an image you want to keep!

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      Pat Moire 

      7 years ago from West Village, New York City

      I just got a Panasonic Lumix camera and It works great for a digital point and shoot camera. Recommended.

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      7 years ago

      Very useful lens, I love its and Thanks for your sharing.

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      rewards4life info 

      7 years ago

      Awesome lens, Basha. Thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago

      Very helpful informations and well shared, its a digital camera world and film is becoming less available for many types.

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      7 years ago

      I'm getting a camera soon! You gave me a lot to think about. Thank you.

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      7 years ago

      Nice lens, good information, thanks for sharing.

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      8 years ago

      Great article. Everyone who hasn't switched from film to digital should read this article first. Lots of good information that would help in purchasing the right camera.

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      hayleylou lm 

      8 years ago

      Lots of great info here, thumbs up :)

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Thanks for the information on these camera? You have me sold.


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