The CES 2013 has not only been a success for Smartphones, laptops and tablet PCs, but also for digital cameras. Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Panasonic, Samsung, Pentax, Sony – all have come up with brilliant point-and-shoot cameras at the CES. Each camera would be a brilliant buy for photographers in 2013. Among them, the following five stand out as the best point-and-shoot cameras announced during the CES 2013.
It is a good-looking 20.3MP APS-C camera that is set to become the face of Samsung digital cameras. It does not have Android support like the Galaxy camera, but it has the eccentric 3D shooting capabilities and with the DRIMe IV processor you can shoot videos at 1080p at 60fps. The 3.3inch AMOLED touchscreen on the back is perfect for viewing pictures. Instead of spending $750 on used cameras of apparently better specs, you give the brand new NX300 a try this year.
The 14.2MP camera has a small build, smaller than average APS-C cameras fitted with Micro Four Thirds sensors. It uses CX image sensor and full resolution burst shooting can be done at a surprisingly high 15fps. If you lock the autofocus, you can even achieve full burst speed of a whopping 22fps.
It is a sleek looking camera with a simple yet futuristic design. It has a 3inch LCD screen on the back. It maintains clarity of design by including on the most necessary buttons. It has a CX 1inch type 10.1MP CMOS sensor. The Hybrid autofocus and EXPEED 3A image processor enables it to capture vibrant photos and record full HD videos. The camera will be available at a reasonable price of $500.
Canon PowerShot N
The 12.1MP point and shoot camera has 8x optical zoom. The boxy looking camera may not be your first choice, but if you can take your mind off the unoriginal build, you will find a lot to love in this gadget. It is very compact and has neat little features like Creative Shot to add color to your snaps. It is also Wi-Fi enabled.
Fujifilm FinePix X100
For those who want a whiff of nostalgia, X100 will take you back to the old days with its classic build. It is a 12.3MP APS-C camera with F2 Fujinon lens, beautiful magnesium curves and a hybrid viewfinder. The best price of the black edition is around $1100.
These are undoubtedly great cameras for amateur photographers. They are versatile and if you are planning to buy a point-and-shoot camera this year, you should consider one of these five. Do let us know if we missed any better or worth considering digital camera in the list, in your comments below – we’ll add it to the list.