Friday December 13, 2013
One of the more interesting high-end fixed lens cameras announced recently, the Olympus Stylus 1, is now available for purchase.
The Stylus 1 includes several advanced features, including a 1/1.7-inch 12MP image sensor, a viewfinder, and an articulated high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD. Olympus included built-in Wi-Fi with this model, too.
Perhaps the most impressive feature of the Stylus 1 camera, though, is its 10.7X optical zoom lens. Many advanced fixed lens cameras have very small zoom lenses, which limits their appeal, but Olympus has conquered this problem.
Look for the Olympus Stylus 1 to be available in black and to carry an MSRP of $699.99. (Compare Prices)
Photo courtesy Olympus
Thursday December 12, 2013
If you're someone who travels quite a bit, shooting photographs the entire time, you've probably encountered the frustrating situation of not remembering exactly where you shot each photo when you're reviewing your images later.
A built-in GPS unit with a camera can help with this issue.
A GPS unit can add EXIF data to your photo files, allowing you to pinpoint the exact location at which you're shooting your images. Some cameras can add external GPS units, but having a GPS unit built into your camera can truly simplify this process.
Click the link to read my list of the best cameras with built-in GPS units that can help you with geotagging, such as the Nikon Coolpix S9500 camera pictured here.
Photo courtesy Nikon
Wednesday December 11, 2013
Manufacturers of mirrorless DIL cameras tend to avoid including viewfinders with their cameras, primarily just to keep the size of the models smaller.
So it's nice to see Fujifilm give photographers the option of a built-in viewfinder with its recently released mirrorless X-E2 DIL camera.
The X-E2 features a 16.3MP CMOS APS-C-sized image sensor, a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD, 1080p HD video recording, and native ISO up to 6400.
You'll find the X-E2 as a body only for an MSRP of $999.95 (Compare Prices). It features an interesting retro look with black only or a black with silver trim camera bodies.
Photo courtesy Fujifilm
Tuesday December 10, 2013
Thin cameras with large zoom lenses are starting to appear more often in the market. Still, it's not easy to find the best models that measure just under 1 inch in thickness while offering 10X or greater optical zoom lenses, such as the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS pictured here, which has a 12X zoom lens in a thin camera body.
With that in mind, I've compiled a list of the best cameras that meet these criteria. I've included a few cameras that are slightly thicker than 1 inch, when those cameras have greater than a 15X zoom lens, just for a little variety in the list.
Either way, click the link to read through my list of the best thin zoom cameras you'll find on the market.
Photo courtesy Canon