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Capture the perfect gift–Camera reviews for the perfect holiday gift

The last products have been very child-centered, but let’s not forget that adults like their electronics too! These come in the forms of cameras, tablets, and appliances. Let’s focus on cameras.

It is now a rare occurrence not to have a camera. Most phones, both regular and smart, come with cameras. And while most are content with using a camera phone (as most smartphones have a standard 8 megapixel camera) they just don’t have everything a person may want. To make up for what phone cameras don’t have, most people turn to the moderately priced point and shoot digital camera.

I could write for pages and pages about all the nice point and shoot cameras, but for this I am going to focus on three. These choices are based one customer reviews from several different websites and restricted to a price range of 100 to 200 dollars. When it comes to electronics, everyone has his or her own preferences and wants and needs so extra research is also recommended to find the perfect camera for you.

First is Canon has been making cameras since 1933 and it can be argued that it is the most popular camera brand and with good reason. Canon is known for quality and reliability. So it’s no wonder that the Canon PowerShot is one of the best selling cameras in recent years.

Canon

Canon 2The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 16 megapixel camera is an awesome camera for an awesome price. That’s twice the megapixels of most camera phones and that means clearer pictures. It also has a 8x optical zoom, 3 inch screen, a rechargeable battery pack, and is about 2 inches tall, 4 inches wide, and just a little over a half an inch thick. It also weighs less then a pound so it has excellent portability. It is listed at a price of 150 dollars at most online retailers but with a bit of searching you can definitely get it for less online. I found some for as low as 90 dollars searching at http://www.buybott.com.

Next is Nikon. Nikon was founded in 1917 but didn’t start manufacturing cameras until 1948. However, that doesn’t mean much since Nikon is now just as popular as Canon and manufacturers comparable to Canon in quality and reliability.

Nikon

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 9.53.23 PMThe Nikon Coolpix S3300 16 megapixel camera is pretty similar to the Canon PowerShot with only slight differences. It is slightly shorter than the PowerShot, its screen is slightly smaller, and has only a 6x optical zoom. It is also less expensive than the Canon PowerShot, so if you can live with it being a little bit smaller and having less zoom, this camera is a great deal.

Last up is Sony. Sony was founded in 1946 but only recently entered the camera market in 1996 with the Sony Cyber-Shot. Sony had no trouble entering the digital camera market, however, since it was already a household name starting with radios, moving on to televisions, and pioneering the digital revolution with the compact disc.

Sony

Sony 2The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 16.2 megapixel camera is similar to the Coolpix in actual size and screen size, it also comes with a rechargeable battery, and has a 8x optical zoom like the PowerShot. It is also slightly less expensive than the PowerShot.

All are great choices and great prices and it mostly comes down to personal preference. This is also just scratching the surface of how many point and shoot cameras there are. Don’t be afraid to do your own research, using websites like http://www.buybott.com, and find the right camera for you.

Speaking from personal use, I prefer Canon cameras, because I know them to be very durable and reliable. Even with sand grinding in the zoom of my camera after a beach trip, it hasn’t inhibited my ability to take clear photos with perfect zoom.

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This entry was posted on December 3, 2013 by in Product Reviews, Technology.
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