Top 10 Point Shoot Cameras for 2010

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Whether you prefer your camera to go unnoticeable or choose to travel light, a camera’s size and weight are an important decision for any photographer. The new point and shoot cameras we are showcasing offer superb picture quality, outstanding responsiveness, and produce stunning images comparable to many DSLRs on the market today. Our top 10 point shoot cameras for 2010 offer a wide range of features from high megapixel counts, excellent image resolution, and affordable prices. If camera styling is important to you, most of these camera models come in a variety of colors as well.

Personally, I went to a point and shoot a couple of years ago for all my street and travel photography. While I would never part with my DSLR, here are 3 great reasons to consider adding one of these compact cameras to your photo bag…(Also check Amazon’s Best Selling Point and Shoot Cameras, updated every hour!)

  • Ease of use – Street photography can be an awkward endeavor, even for the most seasoned professional. Being able take “grab shots” with one hand, or capture images quickly made me a convert to these compact wonders.
  • Affordability – While you can spend quite a sum of money on one, most point and shoot cameras can be had for well less than $500….some of the most popular models range from $200-$300. At these prices, I am not overly concerned with damaging them. I can’t tell you how many great images I missed while traveling without my DSLR for this very reason.
  • Picture Quality – Point and Shoot cameras now offer maximum resolution exceeding 12 megapixels. I rarely shoot at maximum resolution, but it’s nice to know it’s there if needed. It doesn’t seem that long ago when the company I worked for “went digital” and purchased several Kodak DCS 420′s , at a price tag over $10k for a 1.5 megapixel camera!


Top 10 Point Shoot Cameras for 2010


1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 12 MP Digital Camera with 4.6x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
panasonic lumix dmc-ts1

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Technical Details

  • 12.1-megapixel resolution captures enough detail for poster-size prints
  • Waterproof to a depth of 10 feet, shockproof from falls up to 5 feet, and dustproof
  • Records AVCHD Lite HD video
  • 4.6x MEGA image-stabilized optical zoom; 28mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)


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2. Canon PowerShot S90IS 10MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD

Canon PowerShot S90IS 10MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD

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Technical Details

  • New 10-megapixel High Sensitivity System; DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Improved low-light image performance, plus a Low Light scene mode for ISO settings up to 12,800
  • Customizable control ring for easy access and operation of manual or other creative shooting settings
  • Wide-angle 3.8x optical zoom with Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer; bright f/2.0 lens
  • RAW + JPEG shooting and recording modes; capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

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3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1/B 10MP “Exmor R” CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Steady Shot Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (Black)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

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Technical Details

  • 10.2-megapixel “Exmor R” CMOS sensor for stunning low-light performance
  • 24mm wide-angle f/2.4 bright G lens for ultra sharp pictures; 5x optical zoom
  • Sweep Panorama Mode captures breathtaking panoramic images
  • Capture your videos in HD Movie mode (720p); PhotoTV HD Mode with compatible BRAVIA HDTVs
  • Included lithium-ion battery for long-lasting power

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4. Samsung 12MP Dig Camera 4.6X Wide Angle Opt Zm Or

Samsung 12MP Dig Camera 4.6X Wide Angle Opt Zm

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Technical Details

  • 1-1/2″ LCD on front makes it easy to put yourself in the shot
  • 3-1/2″ touchscreen LCD on the back for intuitive operation
  • Sturdy aluminum back cover
  • 12.2-megapixel effective recording
  • Wide-angle Schneider lens with 4.6X optical zoom


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5. Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

FujiFilm FinePix F200EXR 12MP

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Technical Details

  • 12-megapixel Super CCD EXR
  • 5x wide-angle, dual image stabilized optical zoom
  • EXR Auto function; Dynamic Range Bracketing; Face Detection 3.0
  • 3.0-inch LCD screen; HD photo capture
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC/xD memory cards (not included)

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6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 12.1MP Digital Camera with 8x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Silver)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 12.1MP

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Technical Details

  • 12.1-megapixel resolution
  • 25mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens; 8x zoom, Power O.I.S.
  • Capture HD video at 1280×720, 30fps
  • 2.7-inch TFT LCD screen
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

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7. Samsung TL320 12MP Digital Camera with 5x Schneider Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0 inch OLED Screen (Black)

Samsung TL320

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Technical Details

  • 12.2-megapixel effective recording
  • 5X optical zoom (5X digital/25X total zoom)
  • 3″ AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) viewscreen for improved contrast ratio and better power efficiency
  • Dual Image Stabilization (optical and digital)
  • Wide-angle lens for shooting landscapes and large groups

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8. Nikon Coolpix S1000pj 12.1MP Digital Camera with Built-in Projector and 5x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

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Technical Details

  • 12.1-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • World’s first camera with an ultra-small, built-in projector provides new ways for enjoying your pictures anytime and anywhere
  • 5x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens; 5-way VR image stabilization system
  • Bright 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD; Scene Auto Selector and Smart Portrait System
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

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9. Canon PowerShot SD980IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (Silver)

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS (silver)

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Technical Details

  • 3.0-inch wide touch-panel PureColor System LCD; updated Active Display for quickly switching between images with a shake of the camera
  • Capture 720p HD movies; HDMI output connector for easy playback on your HDTV
  • 5x optical zoom with ultra-wide 24mm lens, plus Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer; 12 megapixels for amazing resolution and editing
  • Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined shooting situations
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

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10. Canon PowerShot SD940 IS (black)

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS (black)

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Technical Details

  • 12.1-megapixel resolution; 28mm wide-angle lens with 4x optical zoom and Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Capture 720p HD movies; HDMI output connector for easy playback on your HDTV
  • Crisp 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD with wide viewing angle
  • Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined shooting situations
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

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