If you’re looking to buy a digital pocket size camera, there is plenty to read about regarding this market. The following are some reviews of a few selections that you may want to know about.
When it comes to a small profile, the Casio Exilim Z1050 has a lot to offer. While it still managed to be listed among the ultra-thin cameras, it’s also one of the slimmest cameras of its nature. This 10 megapixel digital camera has both style and excellent features for the camera enthusiast. And yet for man, the fact that this camera is so simple to operate remains its greatest appeal. Not everyone is interested in suffering through a massive user’s manual in order to operate their cameras. Yes, lots of folks just want a full battery charge and to start taking pics. 3x zoom is a standard feature for this camera but it also features digital image stabilization which compensates for photographers with shaky hands.
Next up is the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 which has been truly built for the outdoors.
Because it can withstand going just beyond 30 feet underwater, this is a waterproof camera. This is an ultra-compact, truly pocket size camera that is what its name suggests, tough and rugged. The 14 megapixel resolution seems like overkill to us, especially compared to the standard LCD display, zoom, and built in flash. The main market for this camera is those who want a camera that can withstand some abuse from the elements because they love the rugged outdoors. This camera is designed to survive a six foot drop as well as being waterproof. It’s also reported to be freeze and crush proof. Now, that’s tough!
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a great option for those that want something that is less specialized and has more of an overall application. This camera does lack jpeg processing abilities but you won’t be disappointed in your photos. This 10.1 megapixel pocket camera has a 3 inch TFT LCD display. The LX5 is the follow up to the super successful DMC-LX3. Panasonic had to really work at trying to improve on the LX3.
We’ve found the improvements are not massive. The LX5 sensor has about a 30% more sensitivity increase over the LX3. The LX5 also use a higher index for color rendering on the LCD, in addition to the LED back lighting for improved color. That’s a look at a few of the pocket size cameras that are available on the market. If you’ve never used a digital ultra-compact camera, these would be good ones to test out. Reasonably priced, these cameras can produce decent quality pictures.