Top 10 Best Digital Cameras 2012
1. Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
- 18.0 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed
- ISO 100 – 6400 for shooting from bright to dim light
- Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor (3:2) for shooting at high or low angles and 1,040,000-dot VGA with reflection reduction
- Video Snapshot features for enhanced video shooting options
- Comes with camera body, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Type II lens, eyecup, wide strap, USB cable, AV cable, battery, and charger
The Canon 5169B003 includes the EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS type II Lens. This camera and lens will help photographers who are looking for an easy-to-use camera to create their next masterpiece. The next in a long line of phenomenal compact DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T3i continues the Rebel tradition of easy operation, compact design and no-compromise performance. Featuring Canon’s newest DIGIC 4 Image Processor and an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor plus cutting-edge technologies like Full HD video recording, Live View shooting, Wireless flash photography and even a Vari-angle 3.0-inch LCD monitor, the EOS Rebel T3i offers the best of EOS photography in a compact package.What’s in the box: Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital Camera Kit, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens, Eyecup Ef for Digital Rebel Cameras, LP-E8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1120mAh), LC-E8E Battery Charger, Wide Strap, USB Interface Cable IFC-130U, AVC DC400ST Stereo AV Cable, EOS Digital Solution Disk, Software Instruction Manual CD-ROM, Camera Instruction Manual and 1-Year Limited Warranty.
2. Nikon D3000 10.2 MP Digital SLR 6 Piece Bundle with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX & 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lenses
- 18-55mm NIKKOR lens
- 55-200mm NIKKOR lens
- Nikon Gadget bag
- 2 Nikon DVDs
- 8 GB memory card
Breathtaking digital SLR image quality and easy operation highlight the 10.2-megapixel D3000–Nikon’s friendliest DSLR ever. Compact and capable, the D3000 is compatible with a broad range of world-famous Nikkor lenses and includes the versatile 3x, 18-55mm Zoom-Nikkor with Silent-Wave Motor autofocusing and the 55-200mm NIKKOR lens. Special moments are captured faithfully at up to 3 frames-per-second and displayed on a bright, 3-inch LCD monitor. The D3000’s split-second shutter response eliminates the annoyance of shutter lag. To further simplify picture-taking in special situations such as portraits, sports, landscapes, and more, the D3000 features icon-identified Scene Modes that deliver beautiful results automatically in otherwise complex situations.
3. Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)
- 12.1 effective megapixel, 1/1.73-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
- 3-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
- DIGIC 5 image processor
- Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound
- 24mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer
What’s in the box: Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera (Black), NB-5L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7v, 1120mAh), CB-2LX Charger for Canon NB-5L Lithium Battery Pack, Wrist Strap WS-DC11, IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, Customer Support Leaflet and 1-Year Limited Warranty.Recording Media: The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD Memory Cards (2GB or less), SDHC Memory Cards (4GB to 32GB), and SDXC Memory Cards (32GB and higher). The camera has no built-in memory, and no memory card is included with the camera.
- 3-inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
- In-camera Special Effects Mode, 1 Yr Camera / 5 Yrs Lens
- In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range)
- Stunning Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
- ISO Sensitivity: 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
The D5100 incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies. Selective Color isolates any color within the scene, capture details in places too dark for your own eyes using Night Vision, create bright, glowing images filled with atmosphere with High Key, emphasize the mood of a scene using Low Key, Miniature Effect makes a scene look like a miniature scale model and Color Sketch creates color outlines of the subject that are played back as a series of stills in a slide show. Accessories: * EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery * MH-24 Quick Charger * DK-20 Rubber Eyecup; * UC-E6 USB Cable * EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable * AN-DC3 Camera Strap * DK-5 Eyepiece Cap * BF-1B Body Cap * BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover * Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)
- 16.2 megapixels “Exmor R” CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance
- 4X optical zoom
- 3.0-inch LCD
- Certified waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof
- Full HD 1080/60i with dual record of stills and movies
Capture stunning photos while overcoming the elements with the ruggedized Sony DSC-TX20. Waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof, the DSC-TX20 captures stunning 16.2MP pictures and Full HD 1080/60i videos with its stabilized 4X optical/8X Clear Image zoom lens. Enjoy additional features such as viewing creative Picture Effects on its 3.0-inch Xtra-fine touch-screen LCD before shooting. The DSC-TX20 features a 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast up to 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes.
- 24mm Ultra Wide Angle LEICA DC Lens with 20x Optical Zoom
- Full HD video recording with stereo microphone
- 0.1sec Light Speed AF
- 12MB built-in memory
- Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
The LUMIX DMC-ZS20 digital camera with an impressive 20x optical zoom, a 24mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens and the ability to shoot full-High Definition (HD). The newly-redesigned lens system, the LUMIX ZS20 features a new mechanical structure and optical system to further improve image quality and with Nano Surface Coating technology, the LUMIX ZS20 offers stunning image clarity with minimized ghosting and flare. Beyond the quality of its lens, the LUMIX ZS20 integrates an enhanced built-in GPS*2 functionality, making it easy for users to pinpoint locations where photos were taken and share with family and friends on internet maps.What’s in the box: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Digital Camera (Silver), Battery Pack, AC Adapter, USB Cable, Hand Strap, DVD (Map Included) and 1-Year Limited Warranty.
- 20.2 MP Exmor”CMOS sensor – extreme low-light shots
- Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 3.6x zoom
- Full HD 1080/60p video with manual control and dual record, 101.6 mm x 58.1 mm x 35.9 mm, 213g (7.5 oz.)
- 3-Inch Xtra Fine LCD display with bright whites & true blacks
- Ultra-slim, sophisticated aluminum body
Exquisite image quality and creative freedom in a truly compact package. For razor-sharp images and pro-quality defocused backgrounds, the RX100 features a large, 1-Inch sensor and an ultra-bright Carl Zeiss/1.8 lens. It also features a handy control ring for easy access to aperture settings and more for total creative freedom. Enjoy a full range of controls for video and still shooting from the beginner’s iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control. 1-Year Limited Warranty.What’s in the box: Micro USB cable,
Instruction Manual, Battery NP-BX1, Wrist Strap, AC Adapter AC-UD11 and Shoulder
8. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS15 12.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 16x Optical Zoom (Black)
- High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
- Full 1920x1080p HD video
- 3″ LCD
The LUMIX DMC-ZS15 features a versatile 24mm ultra-wide angle and powerful 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (24-383mm on 35mm camera equivalent) with 32x Intelligent Zoom.POWER O.I.S.: The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses the low-frequency vibration hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. The POWER O.I.S. also works for powerful zoom shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake in a compact camera. Active mode is effective for video recording.Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 895mAh.What’s in the box: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS15 Digital Camera (Black), Battery Pack, AC Adapter, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM and 1-Year Limited Warranty.
- 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor with Full HD Video with HDMI, Multi-Motion Movie IS
- Waterproof (12m/40 ft), Shockproof (2m/6.6 ft) and Freezeproof (-10°C/14°F)
- 8x Super-Resolution Zoom and F2.0 Hi-Speed Lens and 4x Optical Zoom,Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.0 Inches
- iHS Technology, Dual image stabilization
- GPS & eCompass, Color : Dark silver
- Crushproof 220 lbf.
- 3.0-Inch screen and 610k OLED
World’s First f2.0 High-Speed Lens on a Tough Camera. Olympus’ newest Tough model draws on their extensive history of creating rugged, durable cameras that take the worry out of life-on-the-go shooting. This revolutionary TOUGH model introduces the World’s First Ultra-Bright, High-Speed f2.0 lens on a Tough camera allowing you to capture dramatically better images in low-light and fast action situations than any other rugged model currently on the market*. The combination of durability and outstanding image quality makes it possible to shoot in even the harshest of conditions. Just imagine: capture beautiful underwater scenes and aquatic life, snap photos of triumphant arrivals to dusk-lit peaks, record your ride down the rapids in dazzling 1080p Full HD Video. The possibilities are truly endless.
- 3-inch LCD display
- High Quality Fujinon 24x Optical Zoom Lens
- 14MP CCD
- 720p HD Movies
- 4-AA Batteries
The Finepix S4200 is specifically designed for users who want maximum reach without compromising image quality or convenience. Featuring high-quality 24x Fujinon optical zoom lens, the S4200 offers advanced features in compact, robust, easy to use body. In addition, the S4200 also offers key performance improvements in speed and functionality to ensure photographers have all they need to capture high quality images in a wide range of shooting conditions.
Copyright 2012 David Masters