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My Favourite Point and Shoot Cameras

Updated on August 18, 2013

Compact Digital Cameras The Best Point and Shoot for Stunning photographs

I am an amature photographer however I love my point and shoot cameras, easy to carry and take fantastic pictures with one single click of a button. Do you have a favourite or like me, you have a few. (my brother travelled and would buy me a new model of camera every time he was abroad, lucky me, So I have not one favourite buyt actually there are a few that hit top of my list. So On this page you will find my faviourite and ones I have found to be the best Point and Shoot Digital Cameras. If you have decided on a Point and shoot Digital camera, but are a little bit unsure of what is the best point and shoot camera for you and what you will be using it for. Then I hope to be able to lend some help in guiding you to the right purchase.

There are so many to choose from. Todays technology and digital media have revolutionised picture taking. Making it so easy to take beautiful stunning pictures with these compact cameras that are full of all wonderful kinds of technology that helps you take the perfect picture.

Point and shoot camera shown in picture is the Nikon COOLPIX S4100 14 MP Digital Camera (Silver) One of my favourites for taking on holiday for those tourist snap shots, stunning clarity in photos.

**Please note this page is a continuing series and work in Progress which will be updated and added to***

My top Pick for point and Shoot camera - ...holy moley! Check out these features

....okay this point and shoot camera is nearly Human

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Still Camera with 16x Optical Zoom G Lens, 3D Sweep Panorama and Full HD 1080/60p Video
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Still Camera with 16x Optical Zoom G Lens, 3D Sweep Panorama and Full HD 1080/60p Video

My favourite Features include:

Background Defocus

DSLR photographs are often beautiful because they blur the background, putting the emphasis on the subject. Now our point-and-shoot cameras can deliver this signature DSLR benefit. The system takes two shots, identifies the background and applies a defocused background keeping the subject crisp and clear.

Smile Shutter technology

Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity

 
Digital cameras-point and shoot-compact digital cameras
Digital cameras-point and shoot-compact digital cameras

Basic features to look for in a Point and shoot Camera

...how do you choose the right point and shoot camera

Resolution- (MP) Mega pixels pictures are made up of tiny little dots, the higher the Mega Pixels the more detail the camera will capture.

Anti-Blur - most cameras ow have inbuilt anti blur feature, eliminates shaky hand effect on pictures

Face Detection - this feature picks out faces and focuses on them

wide angle - this allows you to fit more in the picture without having to stand a long way back

Movie Capture - most compact point and shoots offer this added feature, just remember it takes up a lot of room on your memory card

continuous shooting mode - this is great for action shots, and a nice added feature to the point and shoot

You can see a full list of Bestsellers list in Digital point and Shoot Cameras here.

Taking Panoramic Photos with your Point and Shoot - Really amazing stuff

take stunning Landscape photos with a point and shoot camera
take stunning Landscape photos with a point and shoot camera

If you choose wisely and read all the specs available to you online before you buy

I was looking for a camera that took good panoramic photos and found exactly what I wanted in a point and shoot camera

I stand take my camera and press the snap shot button, I scan the landscape to the next point shown on the screen take another shot, then scan for the third shot until it has taken in all the scene.

Then the magic happens the camera takes the 3 images and stitches them together!

isweep panorama is one of the best features

This shot is our beach at the bottom of the road! the view is nearly 1 mile long

What Digital Camera is Best for You... - are you confused

let these reviews help you decide

Point and Shoot Camera, and what you can do with one... - capture simple great shots

I wanted to prove that having a simple point and shoot camera can still create stunning pictures. This picture was taken whilst I was on holiday and all I had on me was my point and shoot compact digital camera, and I can turn them into pretty cards to sell online...You can see my online photo store here LisaAuch

Are you thinking of Buying a new point and shoot Camera - ...what features do you look for

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      Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

      @Dressage Husband: I cannot disagee with you they are leaders, however I find the Nikons so easy to use and have never been disappointed with a nikon

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      Stephen J Parkin 5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I like Canon, they have been world leaders in camera technology since the early 60's.

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      DotComBusted 5 years ago

      Yes but my favorite is Nikon

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      This is right up my alley - point and shoot. My son is the one with all the fancy stuff.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      One of these days....dreaming!

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      shaunmich 6 years ago

      Definitely it is a good hi tech gadget that can be even used for professional Photographers. Nikon is really introducing innovative technology.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This is a good resource when I need a new camera.

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      DreamsBloom 6 years ago

      I had a Nikon CoolPix, but dropped it and broke it. I ended up buying a Kodak EasyShare to replace it. I actually wish I had bought another CoolPIx instead, but the EasyShare is good. My hands tremble a lot despite my age, and my dad has the same problem, so a camera that reduces fuzzy pictures from a shaky shot is important to me. One thing I noticed when shopping around on amazon.com is that less popular colors of the exact same make and model can be cheaper than a more popular color...so if you don't mind what color your camera is that can be one way to save some cash.

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I somehow lost my camera. It was a Powershot and I loved it. Worked great and made nice videos also. I plan to buy another one. I have had a Sureshot and a Powershot, and have been happy with them. I also had an EasyShare and it stopped working early on, so I was not interesting in buying another one of those.

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      I am trying to take good pictures, but somehow I always end up fooling up the shot in some way.

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      Showpup LM 6 years ago

      I am, actually. I'm not liking my current camera. The variety out there is endless and it's dizzying. I appreciate you sharing the things to look for.

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      termit_bronx 6 years ago

      I love taking photos, I like to photograph nature.