1. Exilim Card EX-S10
Casio’s EXILIM series have the appearance of ‘wearable card cameras’ – digital cameras with a very slim form. The new EXILIM Card EX-S10 maintains all of the powerful functionality of previous developments in the line (high pixel count, zoom functionality, LCD monitor, photo functions, etc) but it also embodies a return to a stylish thin form and a strong design presence. The camera incorporates Casio’s newly developed Super Clear LCD. This produces extremely sharp images, thanks to its high contrast ratio.
2. Canon Digital Ixus 85IS silver
The Digital IXUS 85IS succeeds the IXUS 70IS. This camera comes with a high-resolution 10-megapixel sensor and a sensitivity range going up to 1600 ISO, so you can take photos just like a pro. The LCD screen also gives you complete control over your creations, because you can adjust its brightness and viewing angle.
3. Exilim Pro EX-F1
The EXILIM Pro EX-F1 incorporates a new high speed CMOS sensor and high speed LSI processor. After building in 6 million effective pixels and a 12x optical zoom, the developers have focused on achieving a burst shooting speed capability previously unheard of. Using the ultra-high speed burst shooting for still images or its high speed movie recording mode, users can capture a split second’s movement with greater detail than before.
4. The Lumix DMC-FX150
Panasonic has introduced a 14.7-megapixel model to its Lumix FX Premium range of digital cameras. Both stylish and compact this camera also boasts high-end specifications. The megapixel resolution means that the DMC-FX150 makes it easy to take clear, sharp photos with outstanding detail. Equipped with a 28mm wide-angle lens, the FX150 lets users capture images of expansive scenery just as they appear to the naked eye. The wide-angle lens allows the user to capture a much wider scene into one shot – something not possible with most ordinary cameras.
5. Canon Digital Ixus 90 IS
The Digital Ixus 90 IS from Canon has not compromised on image quality. Canon has packed its best technologies into this device, including motion detection, face detection and an optical image stabiliser. Thanks to these technical tools, you can get rid of blur caused by movement and get pictures bursting with colour. Shade is eliminated and light is softer on your subjects’ faces, so they’ll all be looking their best on your photos. The Digital Ixus 90 IS has a 10-megapixel CCD sensor, guaranteeing colours are true to life, and a resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels, which is perfect for larger prints. A 3-inch screen gives you perfect control over your shots. You can set exposure levels, and choose different scene and colour modes.
6. Panasonic DMC FX500
If you are looking for a feature rich pocket camera then you will be delighted by the DMC FX500. It is a 10 megapixel digital camera with a 5x optical zoom lens.
It has manual exposure controls, a wide angle lens, high definition movies and a large 3-inch screen.
On top of these headline features there is also image stabilisation, a setting to make it easy to see the LCD screen when the camera is help above eye level and bracketing. You can increase the amount of zoom available.