Best Pocket Camera 2016
In best pocket camera 2016 I will shortly review 3 of the top new pocket cameras of 2016. The best selling Canon Powershot, it's closest competitor the Nikon Coolpix and the cheap but functional Polaroid CIA-1237RC.
Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera
In terms of brand you can't do much better than Canon. They have been making high quality cameras for decades.
The PowerShot SD1300 has a 28mm wide angle lens with 4 x optical zoom and optical image stabilizer. You can really see the benefit of new pocket camera technologies with this model. Distant objects can be shot with sharp life like precision. Whether taking close ups or landscapes this camera delivers very good quality pictures.
The technology in this camera automatically detects and corrects camera shakes, even as you close up, with or without flash.
With the smart Auto mode the camera selects the optimum setting from 18 available settings to ensure you can concentrate on the subject, whilst the auto mode takes care of the picture configuration. After all ease of use is that pocket cameras are all about.
The 12.1 megapixel resolution allows for printing of large size images up to 13 x 19 inches.
The viewfinder has a 2.7 inch LCD which is scratch resistant with an antireflective coating. A night display LCD caters for better picture taking in low light or at night.
For nighttime and low light shots the camera adjusts to allow sufficient natural light without spoiling the finished photos with artificial light.
This is a very popular camera. It’s handy size, small, and takes good shots. Connection to both PC and Mac is easy. Add the zoom capability and you have the ideal every day pocket camera.
Nikon Coolpix L22 12.0MP Digital Camera
The stylish Nikon Coolpix Ultra-slim 4x wide-angle zoom is a pleasure to carry and fun to use with its 27 mm wide angle coverage.
Comparing the Nikon and Canon I would say the Canon takes better pictures, but the Nikon is easier to use, especially for novices.
The Scene Auto Selector leaves you to focus on your picture composition by choosing the best scene setting mode. Motion detection and Subject tracking ensure the best results when movement cannot be avoided or subjects won’t keep still. Portraits are enhanced with the smile timer, blink proof system and skin softening functions of the Smart Portrait System.
The body has an elegant smooth rounded shape in a high quality finish that looks and feels good.
Using Nikon’s own BSS the camera automatically shoots several sequential frames, saving the one with the sharpest focus. The ubiquitous AA battery provides the power. The choice of colors is black or red.
Often forgotten are the camera controls. The Coolpix controls are sized and positioned to provide top intuitive operation. Dedicated buttons at the rear are easy to switch between shooting and playback. The contours of the body provide a large thumb rest for a firm grip. The Coolpix L22 is a combines style with functionality.
Many people buy the Coolpix L22 as their first digital camera due to its simplicity and functionality. In general they have not been disappointed.
Polaroid CIA-1237RC 12MP CCD Digital Camera
According to Polaroid this gives you all the bells and whistles of a professional camera with the ease of use of a point and click. The 3x optical and 4x digital zoom, puts you right in the action. The standard 2.7 inch preview finder provides excellent photo framing before clicking. Video clips can be shot with audio, with the built in 32MB storage expandable with industry standard SD and SDHC cards.
With Polaroid’s Anti-Shake Image Stabilization getting a clear picture is easy, even for those of us with shaky hands or when the subject won’t stay still. This clever facility automatically adjusts to deliver the steadiest of pictures possible. Polaroid Burst Mode is a quick snap feature. When the shutter is pressed 3 pictures will be taken in one shot. This will make sure any quick movement is not lost and the ‘burst’ can be printed and made into a flip book.
This camera qualifies as a low price option but it does not lack many of the features on many more expensive cameras carry. For those taking up digital photography, for the first time, you could so worse than to start with this model. It certainly gives you an economic way of evaluation, whether this sort of photography appeals to you and whether you can handle the intricacies of digital photography.