Looking for a compact, colourful camera to take with you on trips? The new DMC-TZ20 may be just what you need. With its 24mm Leica lens and 14.1 megapixel MOS sensor, the DMC-TZ20 produces quality images at a price far lower than comparable DSLRs. It can even shoot up to 10 frames-per-second in continuous mode.
Perfect as a holiday camera or for your children, the DMC-TZ20 includes a 3-inch touch screen for easy navigation and review of your photos. Our only complaint about the display is its relatively low resolution, but this will only be noticeable to hardcore photographers and doesn’t affect the actual quality of your images.
Optical zoom is included at 16x, and the included 3D image feature is worth trying out. Another cool feature is its GPS tagging ability, letting you keep a record of where your memories occurred. All in all, the TZ-20 is a great camera for taking with you on your travels, or even just to keep some memories of your kids.
What’s the first thing that you notice about the Olympus E-P3? It looks so old-school! Mimicking the design of older cameras with its sturdy build quality, the newest member of Olympus’s E-P line boasts several useful features not found on its predecessor. First and foremost, the E-P3 features a built-in flash, allowing shots not possible with the EP-1 and 2. The autofocus processor has also been enhanced, providing super-quick focus for those who couldn’t stomach the 1-second focus time of its older brothers.
An interchangeable lens systems means the E-P3 will satisfy those looking to dabble in the dSLR world without having to commit to an expensive camera back and lens. Coming complete ‘out-of-the-box’, the E-P3 is perfectly suited to snap-happy retro fans everywhere who want reliable build quality and high quality photos.
The E-P3 is also capable of Full-HD video (1080i/60p) and includes a touch-screen for ease of navigation. Combine this with an improved grip and awesome looks, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a camera.
Panasonic’s DMC-GF3 comfortably straddles the top of the line when it comes to compact digital cameras. Based around the same 12 megapixel sensor as its predecessor the GF2, the DMC-GF3 is capable of some pretty stunning images for its size. Where it improves upon the GF2 is its processor – analysing autofocus data 120 times a second, it presents the user with an exceptionally smooth response.
Though similar in appearance to a mini dSLR in appearance, the GF3 is a compact digital through and through – though a very good one. Its obvious lack of an internal mirror keeps it from encroaching on dSLR territory, though it still has an interchangeable lens system for consumers who wish to experiment a little with their photographic side. Taking this into account, it’d even make a great ‘casual’ take-everywhere camera for hobbyists or professional photographers.
iA (Intelligent Auto) is included, as with many of Panasonic’s cameras, and also includes a touchscreen for quick access to most of the camera’s features. When it comes to video, the GF3 is a star – it’s even capable of full-HD 1080i shooting. For a quality compact camera packed with features, the DMC-GF3 is a worthy contender.