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.
1. 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.
With so many interesting features available in the Nikon Coolpix S800c, it's tough to know what to focus on first.
For starters, the S800c has a 10X optical zoom lens in a camera body that measures only 1.06 inches in thickness. The 3.5-inch OLED touch screen is very bright and sharp. This camera has 16MP of resolution, and it can shoot full HD video.
The Coolpix S800c's on-screen interface is based on the Android operating system for mobile devices, which should make it very easy to use to visit the Web with the built-in Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities.
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.
Fans of the Android operating system in smartphones are beginning to see more and more options for using this operating system in digital cameras.
The iM1836 has a 3.5-inch touch screen LCD to make full use of Jelly Bean. The iM1836 also makes use of Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lenses, 18MP of resolution, a popup flash, full 1080p HD video, and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
That's an impressive list of features. The iM1836 almost certainly is the most powerful Polaroid camera ever released.
Samsung is currently showing off a new model called Galaxy Camera, which will be running the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, further blurring the line between digital cameras and cell phones.
The Galaxy Camera is expected to have a 16MP CMOS image sensor, can shoot 1080p HD video, built-in Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G support, a 4.8-inch touch screen LCD, and a 21X optical zoom lens. Those are some impressive features.
In my review of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, I appreciated the camera's LCD screen and menu structure. But I was disappointed in the Galaxy Camera's image quality.
Samsung appears to have fixed this problem with its Samsung Galaxy NX camera, which is a mirrorless DIL model that was recently announced.
The Galaxy NX will have a 20.3MP APS-C sized image sensor, which is going to help you provide high-end photographs. You'll also find a 4.8-inch touch screen LCD running the Android OS 4.2, Wi-Fi connectivity, 4G connectivity, 8.6 frames per second recording, and 16MB of internal memory.
It's available now in the United Kingdom, and it should be available soon in the United States. The price is expected to be around $2,000.
Samsung's latest smartphone and digital camera merger is an interesting option, as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom provides a 10X optical zoom lens. The S4 Zoom has a full functioning smartphone along with a nice point-and-shoot camera.
The optical zoom, along with the right hand grip and a 16MP image sensor, give the Galaxy S4 Zoom quite an advantage over most cell phone cameras. You also can shoot full HD video with this camera.
The S4 Zoom carries an impressive 4.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen.Having such a large LCD screen is a great option, because it will give beginners the ability to quickly begin using this device. Photographers can control the S4 Zoom's camera using a smartphone-like interface, which makes this camera very easy to use.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom, which is available in white or black, is only available through an AT&T cellular contract at the time of this writing.
Samsung's family of DIL cameras have provided some great models over the past few years, including the NX10. The latest Samsung DIL camera is now available, and the NX2000 looks like another very impressive camera.
The NX2000's specification list is certainly eye-catching. It offers 20.3 megapixels of resolution in a large image sensor, 8 frames per second in burst mode, a 3.7-inch large touch screen LCD, and full HD video recording. You can connect the NX2000 to Android and iOS mobile devices or use built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
The NX2000 is available in pink, white, or black camera bodies and matching colors of NX lenses.
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.