One of the great things about digital cameras is that you can review the images immediately after you shoot them, making sure that you've composed the image exactly how you want ... as well as making sure that everyone's eyes were open!
Certainly, it's much easier to check the quality of your images if your camera has a larger display screen. With today's newer digital cameras, the largest LCD screens that are available on point and shoot cameras are those that have screens that measure 3.5 inches or larger diagonally.
Read through my list of the best large screen cameras, listed alphabetically.
The FinePix Real 3D W3 can shoot both still images and 720p HD video in 3D. The 3D camera can connect to a 3D TV to display the images through an HDMI connector, or you can see the images on the camera's 3D-enabled, 3.5-inch LCD without 3D glasses.
Fujifilm's camera makes use of two 3X optical zoom lenses and two 10 MP image sensors, blending the two images to create a sense of depth. Or you can choose to shoot in a 2D mode instead.
If you're looking for a large LCD in a touch screen camera, one of the best that's available is the Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR, which also features a colorful camera body.
The Z900EXR, which is known as the Z909EXR in some areas of the world, includes an EXR CMOS image sensor, which is especially strong in low light, and it offers 16MP of resolution.
The 3.5-inch touch screen LCD is very impressive, too. You'll find a 5X optical zoom lens with the Z900EXR, and it can shoot 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second. The Z900EXR is available in black, blue, silver, red, pink, or white camera bodies.
3. Kodak Slice
Kodak has included some interesting features in its Kodak Slice touch-screen camera, most of which are aimed at helping you easily manage your photos and share them through social networking sites.
The Slice has a 3.5-inch widescreen LCD, making it easy to view your photos on the camera. The display screen is the best component on this camera.
In addition, you'll find 14 megapixels of resolution, 720p HD video, and a 5X optical zoom lens with the Slice. Look for the award-winning Slice in a black, nickel, or radish-colored camera body.
Nikon has released a camera with a good mix of style and substance with its recently announced Coolpix S80 digital camera.
The Coolpix S80 includes a 3.5-inch OLED touch screen display. The high-resolution screen has a wide viewing angle of about 180 degrees. Users can add art effects to their photos or can rate their photos for easy sorting by using touch commands on the S80's display.
You'll find 14.1 megapixels of resolution, a 5X optical zoom lens, and 720p HD video capabilities with the S80. The S80's color combinations include: Black, blue, gold, red, light pink/dark pink, and silver/brown.
Even through the Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 camera features a 3.5-inch touch screen LCD, that feature probably isn't going to be the one that grabs the attention of most people. The Lumix 3D1 (also called the 3D1K) has a dual-lens design that allows the 3D1 to shoot the same scene from slightly different angles. By combining the images, a 3D effect is created.
The 3D1 can shoot 3D images at 8 megapixels of resolution, and it can shoot 3D video. 2D images can be captured at 12MP. The 3D1 includes a 4X optical zoom lens. It is available now in black.
The 5X optical zoom lens with the FX78 includes a high-quality lens with an f/2.5 aperture. You can shoot HD video at full 1080p with the FX78, and you can shoot 12.1MP images with an emphasis on high-speed photography and good response times.
The FX78 -- which is known as the FX77 in some parts of the world -- contains a "beauty retouch" mode, which automatically whitens teeth, removes bags under the eyes, and improves skin tones. With this camera's "makeup mode," you even can add eye shadow or blush to the final image.
Look for the FX78 in black, gold, or white camera bodies.
The DualView TL225 (also called the ST500 outside of the United States) digital cameras from Samsung contains dual LCDs. One large 3.5-inch LCD exists in the traditional position on the back panel of the camera. A second, small LCD on the front of the camera, next to the lens, measures 1.5 inches diagonally. The LCD on the front can be used as a viewfinder, can display an animation that will keep the attention of children waiting to be photographed, or can display a countdown timer for timed photos.
The DualView TL225 is available in orange or purple camera bodies, and it includes 12.2 megapixels of resolution.
The TL225 is an older model, and it made my list of the best cameras for 2009.
The WB210, which carries a 12X optical zoom lens, measures only 0.88 inches in thickness. You'll also find some strong wide angle capabilities with the WB210, including a 21mm wide angle setting. Few point and shoot cameras offer such a good wide angle option.
This model is available in black or silver camera bodies.
The DSC-TX7 also offers the ability to shoot full HD video in a thin camera body, and it was among the smallest and thinnest full HD digital cameras at the time of its release. In addition, the TX7 can shoot 258-degree panorama shots, includes 10 megapixels of resolution, and offers a 4X optical zoom lens. It can store photos on either Memory Stick or SD memory cards.
The TX7 is a slight older model that's available in blue, red, and silver (shown here).
The large 3.5-inch touch-screen OLED screen on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100V occupies the entire back panel of this camera, as you can see in the photo displayed here. For beginners looking to move up to a more advanced point and shoot camera, Sony's TX100V offers top-end features.
The TX100V includes 16.2 megapixels of resolution, 1080p video mode, 3D still image capabilities, a built-in GPS, and a 4X optical zoom lens. The lens never extends beyond the casing of the camera body.
The TX100V is available in black, red, and silver, and it's an impressive model.