01 December 2011

7 Smallest Digital Cameras

Anything that is small and compact is the fashion statement of the youth today. For that matter even cameras are a huge hit. Today people want to have the best small digital cameras that are small and easy to carry. These cameras are easy to use, and a great choice for the casual photographer. Traveling and portability is the key points that all consumers look out for.

If you are looking for a smallest camera than here are the best cameras.

1. Canon Digital IXUS 70 Zoom

Measuring just 19.4mm thick, the Canon Digital IXUS 70 is the slimmest compact camera in Canon's extensive lineup. Inspired by the original IXUS model, the Canon IXUS 70 offers a 7.1 MP, 3x zoom lens equivalent to 35-105 mm, and a 2.5 inch LCD screen.

Canon's DIGIC III image processor which is also used in the DSLR range, powers the IXUS 70 behind the scenes, and also provides the camera's Face Detection and Noise Reduction technologies. There is also a Red-Eye Correction feature on offer in Playback mode. There are a range of ISO speeds up to 1600 and an ISO Auto Shift function to help avoid image blur whenever camera shake is predicted.

 2. Casio Exilim EX S770

The latest model in the ultra-slim Exilim S-series, the EX-S770, is a good case in point. It is a high-spec 7.2 MP ultra-compact with an f/2.7 – f/5.2, 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.8 inch wide-format LCD monitor which with 230,400 pixels is one of the sharpest on the market. It has a strong metal body available in three different colors, and in terms of build quality and design it is a match for anything from the more popular brands. At just 17.3 mm thick it is the slimmest digital camera you can buy.

 3. Olympus FE 230

The 7.1 MP Olympus FE-230 is probably one of the slimmest and most budget friendly digital cameras currently on the market.  It measures only 0.65 inches thick and you still get a typical 3x optical zoom and 2.5 inch LCD.  It is also a small step up from its cheaper sibling, the FE-210, and gets a TruePic Turbo imaging processor that gives it a bit more speed and some more image processing capabilities.

These FE-series cameras feature an enhanced Help Guide that makes digital photography simple for users of all levels. A tutorial shooting guide educates users on tips for achieving specific effects, such as shooting into backlight and adjusting coloration. The shooting guide not only provides detailed descriptions for various photographic scenarios, but also actually sets the camera with the touch of a button, making the transition from learning to doing instantaneous.

 4. Pentax Optio S7

The Pentax Optio S7 is a pocket sized digital camera. It has 7 MP and a 3x optical zoom lens. In terms of features the Optio S7 has roughly what you would expect in this type of camera. Therefore is basically a straightforward, point and shoot camera with a metal body and stylish design.  The camera is likely to appeal to someone who is looking for a camera that is easy to use and can be taken anywhere and price wise comes in at the less expensive end of the market.

In addition to an upgrade to 7.0 effective MP, this model features a blur reduction high ISO mode to help reduce the effects of camera shake and subject blurring for sharper images even in dim lighting conditions such as night scenes and indoor sporting events.

 5. Canon PowerShot SD750

A feature-packed little camera, the Canon SD750 offers 7 MP and a whopping 3 inch LCD display which serves as the only option for image framing, it forgoes any form of optical viewfinder. The Canon SD750's 3x zoom lens covers a fairly average range from 35-105mm equivalent, a moderate wide-angle to a moderate telephoto.

Exposure is fully automatic, but the user can bias it up or down with 2.0 EV of exposure compensation in 1/3 EV steps to handle difficult lighting, and there is a reasonably generous collection of ten scene modes to make easy work of tricky subjects like beach and snow scenes, fireworks, even aquarium lighting. The Canon SD750 also sports a high-sensitivity ISO 1,600 mode, for better performance in dim lighting.

 6. Casio Exilim EX Z1050

The Casio Exilim EX-Z1050 is a compact camera featuring a 10 MP, 3X optical zoom, 2.6-inch wide and bright LCD display, and long battery life. It is the replacement to the EX-Z1000, and the little brother to the 12 MP Exilim EX-Z1200. While the Z1050 lacks manual exposure controls but it is fully loaded with many scene modes.

The EX-Z1050 has a similar look and feel to the EX series, as far as features and controls go, where the aim is to offer a simple photographic process.

 7. Nikon Coolpix S6

Nikon's Coolpix S6 takes style and merges it with slim to create a very capable style cam that you can take with you everywhere. Sporting a 6.2 MP sensor and 3x optical zoom with ED glass, the slim line Nikon CoolPix S6 also incorporates WiFi.

Continuing the ease-of-use approach, the S6 has a very large, high-resolution 3 inch LCD screen with 170 degree viewing angle. Rounding off the entertainment angle, Nikon have teamed up with a company called Muvee to bring you Pictmotion, which allows you to play back images as a slide show in combination with music and special effects.  More standard features include in-camera red-eye fix, face-priority AF and D-lighting aim to intelligently improve your photographs.